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Do you know your options for homes for disabled adults?

When you’re looking for a home for disabled adults, there are tons of decisions to make. What kind of disability do you or your loved one have? Do you want to live in an apartment building or in the country? Are pets allowed? How many bedrooms do you need? These and so many other questions all factor into the process of finding and settling into the perfect place for you to spend your golden years. In this blog post, we’ll...

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Developmental Disabilities: A guide for understanding and supporting loved ones

Developmental disabilities are sometimes very misunderstood, but here’s what you need to know about them in order to be an effective supporter of loved ones with developmental disabilities. First, it’s important to understand the difference between developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. While both impair someone’s ability to function in society, the causes of developmental disabilities are mostly genetic or physical in nature; mental illnesses are caused by psychological factors that may include genetics but aren’t solely genetic. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Many people with...

Thrift Store

Billings nonprofit opening new thrift store

Please enable JavaScript Original story By: Dianne Parker at KTVQ BILLINGS — Alpine Village Shopping Center in Billings has a new tenant. Residential Support Services is opening a new thrift store May 3, staffed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Residential Support Services supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community,” says RSS Executive Director Calvin Calton. Read Full Story ...

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7 Things Special Needs Adults Want You to Know

With 1 in every 5 children having special needs, it’s no surprise that most of us have met someone with special needs at some point in our lives, whether we realize it or not. But what do you say to them? What do you do? With this guide, you’ll be prepared to greet any special needs adult with the right approach and attitude. You may find that they’re even more open than the average person to talking about their experiences—after...

Adults with Disabilities

Don’t Underestimate What Adults with Disabilities Can Do

The disability services community refers to adults with disabilities as invisible because, to the public eye, these individuals may not look like they have disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean these adults aren’t suffering from debilitating conditions that affect their daily lives in significant ways, including mobility issues, learning disorders and mental health concerns. Read on to learn more about this population and how you can help support adults with disabilities in your community or workplace. Try to keep an...

Medicaid Transportation

Medicaid Transportation: More Than Just a Way to Get to the Doctor

When you need to get to the doctor, getting to the doctor can seem like the hardest part of your day. This can be even more true if you have to rely on Medicaid’s transportation services. Fortunately, though, there are some things you can do to make sure you get where you need to go as smoothly as possible and stay healthy in the process. What is Medicaid Transportation? Medicaid transportation, as defined by, is a benefit that...

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Jim Uecker

Jim was an air guitar playing hippie rebel, demanding loud speaking, hard of hearing Executive Director for Residential Support Services and a fierce Irish Warrior of Advocacy defending the developmentally disabled or “your people-the clients.” Please enable JavaScript ...

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Types of Residential Care Facilities

Many important components need to be taken into consideration when choosing a residential care facility for your loved one. Taking into account what will be best for his or her needs is crucial when making that tough decision. Things like convenience, comfort, and safety, as well as specific treatments and facilities need to all be considered. It is a big decision and one that should not be made in a hurry. Ideally you want to choose a facility that your loved...

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2020’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities

From WalletHub: 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities When searching for a new home, people with disabilities often have a longer and more complicated list of considerations compared with other individuals. In addition to common wish-list items, such as reliable public transportation and diverse entertainment options, people with disabilities also must think about things like the accessibility of facilities or even the cleanliness of the air. In 2020, they’ll also need to consider how well...

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