Group homes and assisted living facilities are a fairly new concept, as years ago it was a given that the majority of adults with special needs would be institutionalized for the duration of their adult lives. Thankfully, after decades of societal change and also countless cases of litigation, that type of thinking has changed. Now most special needs adults, even including those with very severe needs, live in a group home, assisted living facilities, or a community setting rather than a hospital or institution. The US Supreme court has even taken action, ruling that adults with special needs who receive government benefits be housed in the least restrictive setting as is possible. There are different housing options available and finding the right one for each special needs adult is a very important process.
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To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. In general, we pay monthly benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis.
Special needs care for adult children: Your care options
Fifty years ago, most people with even moderate special needs were institutionalized throughout their adult lives. Now, thanks in part to societal changes and decades of litigation, most people with special needs, including those with very severe special needs, live in some type of community setting. In fact, the U. Supreme Court has specifically ruled that people with special needs who receive government benefits must be housed in the least restrictive possible setting. Here are some of the most popular housing options for adults with special needs.