Independent Living (Part 2)

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With the growing dissatisfaction with large state institutions, there has been a vast depopulation of large state facilities between 1990 and the present time. Several states (Alaska, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia) closed all their large state facilities for persons with developmental disabilities. In addition, 27 other states reduced their large state facility populations by more than 50% over this time period.

While there are a number of alternate living situations which we will explore, there is still a need for residential placement for some persons, and for many this is a good solution. Let me give you an example.

Frances lives at Annandale Village near Atlanta Georgia. Her mother, a widow, lives about an hour away. Frances has an intellectual disability and requires close supervision. Her mother realizes that this will be a lifelong condition for Frances, and she wants to be sure that her daughter will have a good life even after her mother dies. They investigated a number of living situations and found that Annandale would meet their needs.

The slogan for Annandale is: “Their community..with our help.” The residents (referred to as “villagers”) form a family-like community engaged in work and play in a safe, sheltered home. Begun in 1969 with 8 residents and a staff of 4, it now has 95 villagers with a staff  of 88, with 15 residents in a special care unit and 15 in day care. The community is comprised of 10 residences, with choices of private apartments, semi-individual apartments, cottages and a 24 hour special care facility.

Annandale has 3 program tracts, based on individual needs. The programs include vocational opportunities, both on campus and in outside business organizations. The villagers market art work, have regular exercise and activities, and cultural opportunities in the area.

Frances visits her mother from time to time, but calls Annandale home. Her mother also visits Frances and has the peace of mind in knowing that she will have that home as long as she lives. You can see pictures of Annandale on their web site: www.Annandale

There are a number of good residential facilities throughout the states. I don’t know the cost of the care but feel sure that this is a good solution for some families.

In future blogs we will discover how other families and agencies provide independent living for persons with developmental disabilities.

Let us know what you think and share your discoveries.

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