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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Laying the Foundation to Be Independent

Standing on our own feet is a skill that we develop as we grow older. As we experience new tasks and learn how to do things, we also gain more abilities that enable us to live on our own without supervision. But not every person has the same developm...

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The Group Home Support that Individuals with IDD Need

There are 7 billion people on this planet and about 1% of those have an intellectual disability and about 85% of them show mild symptoms of intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). With the right diagnosis from professionals, IDD can affect o...

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I/DD Adults Could Use More Help

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often have a cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or both. It typically shows as they grow up. It’s also possible that some develop IDD because of accidents that caused severe head...

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Achieving an Independent Aging Journey at Home

It is human nature that no matter what age, we all strive to and enjoy our independence. Independence is with us throughout life. We are bound to mold ourselves in learning about it. The desire to be independent does not diminish with age. If anythin...

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Working with Someone Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. Recently, Asperger’s is technically no lo...

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Different Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities

Despite being special, it is also important to consider the ideas, needs, and ones of your loved one with special needs. It is really important to teach them independence and to let them experience managing their independent daily living activities o...

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