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Parents Of Adult Children With Disabilities Fill Housing Gap

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

For parents of kids with disabilities, the inevitable question of where to place the children when their caretakers are no longer around can be scary and overwhelming. But some are literally breaking new ground in finding an answer.

Parents in Arizona, Wisconsin, Maryland and other states have launched housing developments for adults with disabilities in recent years.

The director of the Autism Housing Network says online resources and social media are connecting parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the U.S., and inspiring them to look beyond the status quo.