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Learning to Listen: The Key to Supported Living

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Supported living is a service which enables a person with developmental disability to join an agency which provides whatever assistance necessary for them to live in a secure home of their own. This fact sheet on supported living explains its benefits, counters misconceptions and provides comments from a user of the service. Strategies are suggested to enable assistants and the people they assist to gain maximum benefit from the relationship. It is emphasised that supported living enhances the quality of life for people with developmental disability by providing them with choice and control over their lives and an opportunity to express their views.

Author
Scott Shepard and Cheryl Mayfeild
Source
TASH Connections, vol. 29, issue 7, July 2003
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Publication Date
25 May 2005
Category
Parents, Professionals, Teachers, Person with disability, Families
Keywords
Advocacy, Self Determination
Origin
United States

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