#21-Special Needs Housing Models: The Family Home
The Family Home is the most common housing model for adults with disabilities. Often this model "happens" rather than being chosen and planned. However, intentionally choosing the Family Home Model and putting forth the same amount of planning and work as any other model can make it a highly desirable option. Today we are speaking with John and Susan Nadworny, who have spent several active decades in the special needs world bringing about policy change and creating opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities. John and Susan have chosen the family model and have put in a lot of work to make it an ideal set up for their son with disabilities, themselves, and their neuro-typical adult children.
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John and Susan Nadworny are active participants in the special needs community. They have spent over 20 years advocating for policy change and creating opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities. A few examples of their involvement include Massachusetts Families for Change, The Governor's Commission, several subcommittees, the rotary, The Arc of Massachusetts, and many others.
The same attention and hard work have gone into setting up the Family Home Model for their son utilizing a Section 8 Housing voucher.
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