Date of Paper
Type of Paper
Clinical research paper
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
This paper examines the available literature on the correlation between quality of life and type of living arrangement for adults with a developmental or learning disability. The purpose was to examine whether or not adults living semi-independently experienced better outcomes than peers in traditional group homes. In general, outcomes in semi-independent living were equal to or better than the outcomes achieved in traditional group homes, and typically cost the same or less. Impacts on the provision of services and areas for future research are discussed.
Dieffenbach, Benjamin. (2012). Developmental Disabilities and Independent Living: A Systematic Literature Review. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/msw_papers/19