Week #12 Discusssion

1. List and describe 5 "living arrangement" opportunities The first living arrangement we will be looking into is going to be living with your family. The article RCOC is an organization that helps guide adults with developmental disabilities with their living arrangements. With the first living arrangement option, choosing to live with your family but still receiving support from RCOC. Just like how someone's day will consist of being productive like going to work, school, chores, and errands. This organization will help them figure out how to manage their spare time with all kinds of social and recreational opportunities. There is also a group option for the possibility of joining. The second locking arrangement is going to be living on your own, away from your family with the support of services that help you. This is referred to as "independent living" or "supported living". This is the option where you are on your own, whether it is your own home or your own apartment, they also get to choose if they want to be on their own or with someone else. Along with living off on their own, they will be receiving different types of support to guide them through managing money for their daily expenses like grocery shopping and like their bills. Regardless going into the real world and having to go through that stage where you need to be responsible for a lot of things and needed to do things on your own. The third arrangement is living in a licensed community care home with other adults with developmental disabilities. This consist of going out to what is almost known as a "group home", which is a licensed home in the state of California to support adults with any developmental disabilities. There are about three to five other adults in the same home living together. A group of staff is there to provide support for everyone living there. There are different types of homes listed for this opportunity. Home can be listed under as to help with physical disabilities, behaviors challenges or other special needs; while others demonstrate independent living. The fourth arrangement is living in a foster family setting is similar to the third arrangement. They are still living in a home that is licensed and certified to care for and support adults with developmental disabilities. The only difference, in this case, is going to be the number of people living witching the household. With this option you are look to place two to three individuals in a household. All activities will happened like the previous arrangement, just the amount of people you interact with. The final arrangement is living in a licensed intermediate care facility (family home agency) that provides special health care or habilitation services if that is in need. This is where if the disability is more of a physical aspect where the individual is in need of
assistance. If supervision is needed by a physician or some form of therapy. In this household it is usually set for six or fewer individuals. 2. What is a circle of support? A circle of support was described as your support system. When undergoing a situation where you need emotional support your friends, family, and community come into play to show there support. Your circle of support is everyone who has been involved in your situation since the beginning.l and because they have been involved you want them to see you grow and develop. So by that having this side of support for the individual needing the support could be quite motivating. 3. Discuss three options available to Regional Center clients that pay for living arrangements. There were three options available to Regional Center clients that pay for living arrangements having funds through the government like SSI, DAC, P&I, and IHSS. Even having an organization like RCOC to help you guide through payment towards the things the individual might want or need. 4. When reading about the rights that people with disabilities have, what are 3 items listed that resonated with you? When reading about the rights that people with disabilities have, the three that resonated with me are just the recap of what was explained in the beginning. Where someone with developmental disabilities has rights just like everyone else. In my opinion, I feel like sometimes some people forget that they are just as "normal" as every human being on this planet. Just because someone is diagnosed with a disability doesn't mean they lost rights. Having the right to resources is the most important one along with having a voice in this case as well.
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