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Housing: Starting the Journey

Will you be ready when it’s time for your son or daughter with a disability to move to a place of their own? The time to start planning is now! This Housing Project video gives you some groundwork from which to begin the journey.


Housing Videos and Trainings

Video Series: “Home Is …”

This five part Housing Video Series called “Home Is…" features the voices of young adults with disabilities describing what “Home” means to them and what they have learned along the way. This series focuses on the multidimensional aspects of home - Home is not just a getting a “place” but getting “a life."


Upcoming Workshops

  • Housing: Starting the Journey : How do we start? (Step 1)

    Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Help your son or daughter get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of housing and services options will be provided. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : How is it paid for? (Step 2)

    Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Gain a “big picture” view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and county resources. Learn how your son or daughter can become eligible for and access funding. Topics include income supplements and budgets. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : What are the options? (Step 3)

    Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    A more detailed explanation of individualized housing and services options will be provided by a panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers as they share their journeys through the process. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
  • Incorporating Home Living Skills Into Daily Life for Your Middle School Youth

    Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 AM
    Come have fun exploring the tools and technology to help your son or daughter learn and practice home living skills. Topics will include: Meal planning and cooking, healthy living and smart choices, safety and emergency services, shopping and managing money, communication and self-advocacy, recreation and leisure, transportation.

Resources

Olmstead Plan

Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan for Housing

Persons with disabilities will choose where they live, with whom, and in what type of housing.



What does person-centered mean for me?

An introduction was created with the help of focus groups comprised of people with disabilities and the Disability Linkage Line®. It was created for people with disabilities and their families to help people with disabilities apply person-centered principles to their life. It also helps families and case managers learn and activate person-centered processes.



MN Department of Human Services Person-Centered, Informed Choice and Transition Protocol

Minnesota is driving toward fulfilling the vision of people with disabilities and older Minnesotans living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting. This document is produced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to communicate expectations regarding person-centered practices with its lead agency partners: counties, tribes and health plans. The Department will work with lead agencies to implement this protocol across the long-term supports and services and mental health services systems.