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Supported Living Services (SLS) consist of a broad range of services to adults with developmental disabilities who, through the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process, choose to live in homes they own or lease in the community.
Read more on the Department of Developmental Services website at
Trudy's declaration: "Through me, a group of people will align to create continuous learning and meaningful ways to fill the days of our adult children with developmental disabilities."  2006
My Beliefs
  • Supported living is having the freedom of choice. 
  • The ability to say yes, to say no, and to say I’m not sure.
  • Choosing your friends and when you spend time with them.
  • It is the freedom to stay up late or sleep in. 
The freedom that so many have given their lives for every day across the world is something that people with disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities and autism, may never experience without a service like supported living or self-determination. Declaration of Independence said: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Understanding Supported Living
Supported living is a simple concept in danger of being complicated until its power to help people with developmental disabilities gets lost.  Its simplicity is elegant.
Trudy presented for LSA Homes on the topic of Supported Living.
The Service Design
Writing the Service Design is one of the most daunting tasks in starting your Supported Living Agency. The Service Design Template holds all the areas that need to be included by most regional centers, though it is geared toward San Andreas Regional Center. 
A Regional Center Employee Said: "A tool (the service design) that will save you dozens of hours and is said to be "an amazing piece of work" and "a timesaver for a potential provider."
If you are new here and would like to access some of the files that our agency used and that we share with other SLS agencies, complete the information below. 

If you are new to SLS, I freely share some of the files we used at our agency. To access, complete your info below and you will receive an email with access to a Google Drive where you may download the files. 

May 29, 2024, 6:00 PM
Interactive Live Zoom Presentaiton
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