Over the years, choice around where a person with a disability may live was extremely limited. In fact, where someone lived was often determined by whether or not a spot opened up with an agency. The choice was simply to take the placement or not.

As times have changed and we now appreciate everyone’s right to direct their lives, people living with a disability have the same opportunities to create a home of their own – a home that is truly a place they would love to live.

  1. Ask the people in the group to share with you what they love most about their own home.

  2. Discuss with the group some of the factors and preferences that were critical in their decision to choose where they live? Why did they choose their home?

  3. Explore some of the things that are important to you in choosing your ideal home. Would you prefer:

    • A house or an apartment?

    • To rent or own your home?

    • To live with family, a friend or a roommate?

    • Would you prefer living in a city or in the country?

    • A location close to family or friends, or to your job?

    Take time to consider many of the variables that will help a person create a home of their own.

  • Use this as an opportunity to dream. Don’t get caught up in logistics like who will provide supports or manage the finances. These can be addressed at a later time. Start with the dream.

  • The goal is to identify those aspects of home that truly matter to the person.

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Funding for Taking Charge of Your Life was provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through the Strategic Program Investments Fund. This special fund was created out of the 2013 Class Action Suit Settlement to enhance the ability of people with a developmental disability to guide and influence decisions affecting them from a system and personal perspective.

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