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JaQuincy

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JaQuincyJaQuincy’s mother and the Support Family she chose to care for her son describe their shared parenting arrangement which enabled 6 year old JaQuincy to move from a large (ICF) facility.    JaQuincy with his Mom ans Support Mom

7 minutes.

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Bethany

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Bethany and her Support MomBethany’s Story. Bethany’s Support Mom describes what its like to be a Support Family for Bethany and her relationship with Bethany’s family. 15 minutes

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Bethany’s Mom. Bethany’s mother describes why she chose a Support Family to care for her 17 year old daughter as an alternative to the large (ICF) facility where she had been living for eight years. Bethany and her Support Mom

13  minutes

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Luis

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Luis being taken homeLuis’s family and individuals who helped them describe how they organized supports that enabled Luis to move from a nursing home where he had lived for three years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident at age 17. Luis with his family and friends

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John

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John John with nurse and familyJohn’s family describes the support they received to be able to bring their young adult son with complex medical needs home from a nursing home where he had lived for four years.  9 minutes

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Jadon

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Jadon and support momParents. Jadon’s family describes the Support Family they chose to care for their four year old son who had been living in a nursing home. 7 minutes
Provider. Staff from the provider agency for the Support Family describe how they find and support families to care for children with disabilities.Jadon 7 minutes. 
Support Family. Jadon’s Support Mom describes her experience and relationship with his parents.

3 minutes. 

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Michael

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MichaelMichael, 18 years old, describes the Support Family he chose as an alternative to the facility where he had been living.  Support Family members and the provider who supports the arrangement describe their experiences. Michael cooking in kitchen with Support Mom

8 minutes

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Sheldon

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Sheldon getting off school busSheldon’s Story.  Members of Sheldon’s Support Family describe their experience and motivation to care for Sheldon and their relationship with his mother. 12 minutes
Sheldon and his support Mom Sheldon’s Mom. Sheldon’s mother describes why she chose a Support Family for her 10 year old son who had been living in a large (ICF) facility for three years.  6 minutes

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Edward

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EdwardEdward, a young man with significant physical disabilities, describes his experience as a child living in a shared parenting arrangement in another state.  6 minutes

Sheldon getting off school bus

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graphic from video showing child in wheelchairVideo of training workshop presented by Nancy Rosenau, Executive Director of EveryChild, describing the Support Family Model of services. 20 minutes

mother talking to child in wheelchair

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