The Supported Living Program
Have you heard about our Supported Living Program?
When most people think of group homes or institutions for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, they imagine large, cold, sterile buildings. However, at Individual Advocacy Group (IAG), we believe that people with special needs should live in the community, among their friends and family whenever possible. That's why we offer our Supported Living Program.
In our Supported Living Program, individuals live in their own homes or apartments, with support based on their needs. This might include help with things like cleaning and budgeting, but we encourage our participants to participate in their communities as much as possible. We believe that this type of support is the best way to help people with special needs lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.
Here are a few services we offer in the Supported Living Program:
Selecting and Maintaining Clothing
There are a few reasons why selecting and maintaining clothing is so helpful for people with disabilities. First, it allows them to feel independent and in control. Second, it helps them feel like part of the community. And finally, it gives them a sense of self-expression and individuality. We help our participants choose and care for their own clothes, so they can feel like they're in charge of their own lives and that they belong in the world around them.
Design of Nutritious Food Menus
One of the most important things that we do in IAG’s Supported Living Program is helping our participants eat healthy, nutritious food. This is so important because people with disabilities are more likely than the general population to be obese or have other nutrition-related health problems. By designing nutritious food menus and encouraging our participants to cook their own food, we can help them stay healthy and active.
Budget Creation & Financial Management
In IAG’s Supported Living Program is help our participants budget and manage their finances. This is so important because people with disabilities are more likely than the general population to have problems with money management. By creating budgets and helping our participants manage their finances, we can help them stay out of debt and live within their means.
Home maintenance is helpful for people with disabilities because it allows them to feel independent and in control. It also helps them feel like part of the community and gives them a sense of self-expression and individuality. By maintaining their own homes, people with disabilities can feel like they're in charge of their lives and that they belong in the world around them.
People with disabilities often have a harder time making friends and socializing than those without disabilities. This is because they can often find it hard to connect with others on the same level. However, by living in a supported living program and fostering social interactions at home and within the community, people with disabilities can make friends and connections that they wouldn't otherwise have. This is important because friendships are a key part of a happy, fulfilling life.
At IAG, we believe that everyone deserves to lead a full and abundant life. In our Supported Living Program, participants are encouraged to participate in their communities as much as possible. We believe that this type of support is the best way to help people with special needs lead meaningful lives. If you or someone you know could benefit from our Supported Living Program, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!