Getting My Own Address (GMOA) is a program to educate and assist individuals with any disability, their families, and other natural and professional supports in creating a successful long-term housing plan that can be implemented at a time of choice or need.
The GMOA program and guide was compiled with input from individuals with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, and their families and supports (including teachers, transition coordinators, supports coordinators, caregivers and others).
The program makes clear the steps, options and choices that are available to plan for housing in the community of one’s choice. It’s never too early to make a plan!
Where will they live when I’m gone?
This question is constantly on the minds of parents and family members of children with disabilities. This article by Linda Ronan Brown, one of the authors of the Getting My Own Address: Achieving housing for people with disabilities and the founder of CHN’s Getting My Own Address program, discusses these unknowns and fears, and how she helped her adult children move into their own home. The article also provides some insights and tips into the housing planning process for families looking to achieve what Linda and her family did.
The Getting My Own Address (GMOA) program includes:
- “Getting My Own Address: Achieving housing for people with disabilities” explains the steps to make a housing plan and options available using text, internet links and worksheets
- GMOA presentations
- GMOA support group
- GMOA e-Network News
Visit the links above to learn more.