Two new projects are giving North Texas residents more housing options. Just south of Dallas in Waxahachie, developers are breaking ground on a community with 28 cottages that will house adults with intellectual and developmental delays.
Two new assisted living communities — one in Waxahachie and one in Sachse — are coming to North Texas, which will bring some living options to the region for residents with development delays or special needs.
By Caitlin Mullis “If you could only know me for who I am, instead of for who I am not, there would be so much more to see, because there’s so much more that I’ve got…” – Marc Gold
Society tends to label and preset limitations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities(IDD) on what “they” can and cannot achieve. That’s the problem with labels – by labeling a community you lose sight of the potential of each individual.
According to National Core Indicators, 84% of Adults with Developmental Disabilities do not have a paid job in their own community. We have to ask the question: “Why is the IDD population facing such a difficult time seeking employment?” Is it the labels that society has put on them, is it the company’s lack of knowledge, or just the unwillingness to take a chance on the IDD community? We have to […]