Do neighbors ever provide resistance, and if so, how does your company respond so that my loved one feels accepted in the neighborhood?
Our individuals’ choice of residence in the community is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the Fair Housing Act. Any effort to prevent people with disabilities from living in any public neighborhood is discriminatory and illegal, and we will engage in any legal efforts necessary to ensure that the individuals we serve are free of such discrimination. However, we understand the importance of being good neighbors ourselves…and we engage in many efforts to ensure that we do not create any trouble in our neighborhoods, including monitoring parking of company vehicles and training staff on friendly non-confrontational interactions with neighbors. Truly, most of our neighbors are very supportive of our presence and view the support or individuals receive as a wonderful blessing.