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The group homes that exist for adults with developmental disabilities vary significantly in the services they provide based on the residents’ unique needs.

Type of Disability

There are group homes for many different types of disabilities. Some examples of these include:

  • Developmental Disabilities– This is one of the most common types of group homes you see for adults with developmental disabilities. There are typically several different levels of care based on the individual’s abilities, level of independence, and mental capacity.
  • Brain Injury– These group homes are focused on those who have severe brain injuries that they may eventually recover from. These may involve a lot of medical care, as well as assistance performing and relearning basic personal care functions.
  • Complex Medical Needs– Some residents have one or more serious conditions that require constant medical care and careful supervision.
  • Emotionally Disturbed or Behavior Issues– Some individuals require a lot of supervision and need to have troublesome behaviors mitigated so that it doesn’t cause harm or stress to other residents and caregivers.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders– People with autism spectrum disorders are often highly intelligent and highly functional. They require special services to help them learn social appropriate behaviors, find and keep jobs, and more.

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Room Available

Because of the many different types of individuals that group homes serve, there may be limited availability in the area for the level of care the individual needs. A lot of times special caregivers need to be hired for the group home to provide the best possible care for a developmentally disabled adult.

Services Needed

The spectrum of developmentally disabled individuals is vast, and finding a group home that meets the individual’s specific needs. Here are some examples of the types of services that might be needed:

  • Encouraging community membership through personal interests and beliefs.
  • Developing specific life skills and abilities such as employment skills
  • Practicing life skills and tasks to build independence
  • Providing the medical care specific to the individual’s needs
  • Learning appropriate social behavior to help adapt to the community

Ability to Pay

Most of these programs will take government subsidized payment such as SRO housing through HUD, SSI, SSDI, and various state programs. There may also be grants available through philanthropic non-profit organizations. Other means to pay include payments through the parents or other relatives of the individual.

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