Adulthood

As young people become adults, decisions about their living arrangements will need to be made. Some will want to leave home and others may choose to remain living in the family home.

IDEA Services

IDEA Services provides support for people with an intellectual disability so they can live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community. IDEA Services provides vocational and day services, accommodation and specialist services.

We encourage and provide opportunities for talking with people their own age about where they want to live. Leaving home is a major change for all young people. Support and assistance with planning the move is essential. The plan should include where the person will call home in the future and their vocational aspirations.

IDEA Services works to uphold the IHC Mission.

Find out more about IDEA Services

Living in the Community

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Article 19, states: “People have the right to live in the community with choices equal to others so they have:

• The opportunity to choose where and who they live with

• The support needed to make decisions

• Access to a range of in-home and community based supports

• Access to the same community services and facilities as others and these are responsive to their needs.”

Other things you might be interested in

IDEA Services

IDEA Services provides support for people with an intellectual disability so they can live, learn, work and enjoy life as part of the community.

IHC Library

Our Library is free to use to anyone living in NZ. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities.

Advocacy

IHC provides advocacy support wherever there is a need to stand up for the rights of one or all people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand.