Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Print What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may have been the only option, and many people aren’t aware of the different funding and supports available to help them live on their own. Even more challenging, applying for and finding the right housing is a complicated process that can take a long time.

To help people with ID/D understand their options for living independently in New York State, CUP worked with AHRC-NYC and design studio Second Marriage to create What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?, an illustrated, fill-in-the-blanks guide. The foldout poster helps people with ID/D understand their housing rights and address their questions on living independently. The guide also serves as a planning workbook to be filled out by people with ID/D and their supporters when they are preparing to live independently, complete with a list of resources on funding and where to get help.

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

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Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt