Welcome to The Journey
A news magazine created to connect, inform & inspire
Volume 1 / Issue 4, 2022
Welcome to The Journey - Summer 2022

Sometimes the best inspiration comes in story form ... from families, from people working in the field of housing for adults with IDD, and from the experts who guide us along the way. Welcome to The Journey.

In this issue ...

We explore some of the programs available at The Arc of King County, talk about the timeline for creating a shared living solution, and introduce SafeinHome, a tech solution that's helping people with disabilities live more safely on their own. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a recent video shoot featuring some real VIPs, and learn how one teacher who cared made a huge difference. We'll introduce you to a new housing concept in Seattle, take a look at how HireAutism.org helps people with IDD find meaningful work, and continue our series of book and movie reviews. Enjoy!

Aug 11, 2022
Carol Pearson
A new housing model for neurodiverse adults addresses the critical shortage of appropriate housing and skyrocketing rents in Seattle ... while it creates a whole new kind of community. Learn how Thrive Seattle is creating beautiful spaces to meet this need.
We are hiring; join our team; work with IDD; jobs in IDD
Aug 10, 2022
Partners4Housing staff
Partners4Housing is growing, and we are looking for the right people to join us. We are tireless advocates for individuals with IDD and their families and seek compassionate professionals to join our team. The work is challenging … and so very rewarding!
Aug 01, 2022
Jamie Martin
Solutions Coordinator, Partners4Housing
Some area families and their Loved Ones were the shining stars recently as we shot footage and interviewed them for a very special video project. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at the process!
grandfather with glasses and chef hat smiles at grandson who is wearing a multicolored chef hat and white chef jacket
Aug 01, 2022
Kristin Jarvis Adams
Andrew's mom
At my first parent-teacher conference of my son’s third-grade year, the special education teacher shuffled papers around her desk for thirty seconds too long. Nervous sweat pricked at my skin, and I feared nothing but more problems. What happened next changed everything.
Aug 01, 2022
Beverly Ingle
“I'm in seventh grade and reading this book really changed my perspective about everyone.” With its 10th birthday in the rear-view mirror – fitting since Wonder’s main character is a boy of the same age – Wonder is enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks in large part to the IDD community.
Aug 01, 2022
Clare Husbands
SafeInHome Sr. Marketing Manager
We all have the right to make our own choices. When we have the ability to choose for ourselves, we learn, grow, and improve the quality of our lives. That is what dignity of choice means. SafeinHome's mission is to empower people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes and participate in their communities, with sensor and assistive technology 24/7 remote support.
people with IDD using technology and living independently
Aug 01, 2022
Carol Pearson
For 86 years, one organization has been driving change in King County, Washington, by working toward one simple mantra: “Work with us, not on us.”
Aug 01, 2022
Carol Pearson
With few exceptions, searching for work is stressful and challenging. For jobseekers on the autism spectrum, the process can be beyond overwhelming. Understanding this, the Organization for Autism Research created Hire Autism, a new kind of job board for a neurodiverse workplace.
Jul 20, 2022
Pam Blanton
Partners4Housing CEO
“How long does it really take to create a housing solution for my Loved One?” That is a huge question for most of the families we work with. So we break it down, with a practical timeline that helps families see how all the moving parts eventually come together.
timeline to create a shared living solution for adults with IDD
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