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Meeting the Needs of Adults with Disabilities

Discover ideas for finding and creating services for adult family members with disabilities by viewing these videos.  By thinking outside the box some Utah families have found unique ways to meet their needs.  Enjoy these success stories and be inspired to create your own solutions.

Innovative Ideas on Housing, Transportation, and Recreation

These videos feature success stories about thinking creatively to meet needs.  First, we explore some recreation options.  Next, we explore a group home living arrangement.  Finally, we explore how one individual persevered to meet his transportation needs.

Part One – Innovative Ideas on Housing, Transportation, and Recreation

Part Two –  Innovative Housing Ideas: Bob’s Story

Part  Three – Innovative Transportation Ideas: Karl’s Story

Tips From Experienced Parents

In this video we interview experienced parents of adults with disabilities so they can impart their wisdom.  Three questions are explored: (1) What are the biggest differences between having a child with a disability and having an adult with a disability? (2) How did you successfully navigate your child’s transition to adulthood? (3) What are the most helpful tips you would give parents of individuals with disabilities?

Video – Tips From Experienced Parents

Successful Employment Stories

These videos will explore the successful stories of individuals that are currently employed.  We hear from the employer, the parent, and the individual himself about employment and the different job supports and strategies for parents to help their youth become employed.

Part One – Successful Employment Stories

Part Two – Successful Employment: Ethan’s Story

Part Three – Successful Employment: Eric’s Story

Part Four – Successful Employment: Dave’s Story

Community Living: Housing Options and Advocacy, Recreation, Transportation, Respite

In this video we explore different aspects of living as an integrated part of the community for adults with disabilities.   The first part explores independent living, housing resources, and shares ideas on advocacy.  The second part focuses on recreation, both indoor and outdoor.  The third part focuses on respite care and highlights its role in family dynamics.

Video – Community Living: Housing Options and Advocacy, Recreation, Transportation, Respite

 

 

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