Residential supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

K. Charlie Lakin, Roger J. Stancliffe

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Abstract

This article reviews the current and changing status of residential supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/ DD). It examines four major trends in those supports: (1) Decreasing use of larger institutions and increasing use of community housing; (2) Decreasing size among community settings; (3) Increasing numbers of people living in homes that they themselves own or rent; and (4) Decreasing out-of-home placements of children and youth. Within each trend the article provides a statistical description of the trend, its foundation in public policy, reviews the evidence of the trend's benefit to people with ID/DD, and identifies future challenges in sustaining the trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
JournalMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Community living
  • Developmental disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Residential
  • Supported living

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