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What Are Supported Living Services?


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 themselves own or lease in the community.


Read more on the Department of Developmental Services website at

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.

a person with a disability who requires long-term, publicly funded, organized assistance allies with an agency whose role is to arrange or provide whatever assistance is necessary for the person to live in a decent and secure home of the person’s own. Read the Full Article 

John O'Brien 

  • Supported living is having the freedom to choose. 

  • 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 the freedom to sleep in. 

Freedom that so many have given their lives for, for each and 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. 

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