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The Children's Center

101 East Alexandrine

Detroit, MI 48201

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Presentation For families or Individuals with Autism or other disabilities: An opportunity to start to learn and think about independent housing

Facilitated by Linda ronan Brown, JD - Co-founder and coordinator of GMOA, and mother of two sons living in their own house with a roommate and support, Community Housing Network

Overview: The GMOA program helps people with disabilities, along with their families and supports, make housing plans to get a home of their own. As an individual with a disability you may have additional and different concerns when you move out of your family home or to a new living arrangement. These presentations introduce how to make housing plans based on your needs, choices and resources. Families, guardians, friends, and professionals are also welcome to attend with you or on their own. Discussions will be specific to Wayne County.

Discussion Topics Include:

  1. Making housing goals using the person centered planning process and self-determination principles

  2. Creating housing budget, including public and private funding sources

  3. Decide the appropriate level of direct care and other supports

  4. Options for affordable housing through renting or buying

  5. Identifying roommates to share housing costs and companionship


For questions please contact Nicole Dwyer at ndwyer@dwmha.com or (313)344-9099x3114


This training is funded through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services




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