Down Syndrome Australia resources
Living Independently – Easy Read
The Living Independently Easy Read Guide has been written to help with decisions about where you live. The guide will help you to think about how and where you want to live to be more independent. It will also help you to understand the planning that has to be done.
Living Independently – Plain English
Our Living Independently Plain English Guide has been developed to provide information to people with Down syndrome and families about making a decision in regards to living independently and the choices that people have.
Down Syndrome State and Territory resources
Living Independently factsheets from Down Syndrome Victoria
Down Syndrome Victoria has developed these factsheets with information about moving out of home, planning for a good life and developing independence. You can read the factsheets below:
Resources from other organisations
Project Independence is a social housing development for people with an intellectual disability.
Housing and the NDIS
The NDIS can assist participants of the Scheme to live independently. You can find more information on the Housing and the NDIS page of the NDIS website.
Housing Toolkit from the Summer Foundation
The Summer Foundation has developed this toolkit to help people with disability make decisions about housing and support options within the NDIS.