For people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, finding information about independent living options can be very challenging.

What opportunities exist and how do people find them?
What funding sources are available and who qualifies?

Across the state, families, self-advocates, service providers, housing developers, and legislators are asking these questions. As traditional residential services lose funding, these questions will become ever more urgent.

AHRC New York City’s department of Individualized Supports is proud to announce a project that will result in a visual explanation of independent living options for people with I/DD. AHRC NYC was chosen among dozens of applicants to participate in Making Policy Public, a program of The Center for Urban Pedagogy, (CUP,) to educate marginalized populations about social justice issues through collaborations between advocacy groups and graphic designers.

Mark Torrey, of CUP, Erin Rommel, Second Marriage Studios, with Nick Legowski and Jennifer Teich of AHRC NYC's Indivudalized Supports