“ENJOYING MY HOME”: Supported Housing Considerations and Options in Autism and Intellectual Disability
Housing is important as it is where we live much of our daily life. It should be a place of enjoyment, community and safety. This Toolkit offers an overview of supported housing options for autistic individuals and/or individuals with intellectual disability, along with examples of resources in selected Canadian cities. Five 'styles' or approaches of supported housing are described, along with a rating of estimated levels of support provided, cost and availability of each approach (although this will vary based on community and time). The styles of housing described comprise: (1) Community Living with Wrap-Around Supports, (2) Semi-Independent Living with 'Light' Supports, (3) Supportive Roommates, (4) Home Sharing, and (5) Community Care (Group Home/Home Collectivity). Ideas for moving forward are also offered.