The Current Situation
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face a lot of struggles in Florida. The site plan for Noah’s Ark Communities is in Southwest Florida, the perfect location to provide a safe living environment for those with I/DD.
- The State of Florida ranks 34th nationally in helping people with I/DD lead more independent lives.
- More than 20,000 individuals with I/DD are on the waiting list for Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services. Expansions of more than 60% are required to match levels of demand.
- Employment levels for individuals with I/DD are extremely low, Florida ranks last in the country.
Statistics obtained from a 2019 report by United Cerebral Palsy and the Ancor Foundation
The site plan pictured is our design for the new Noah’s Ark community planned for Southwest Florida.
What is a “support-living” home?
A support-living home is an independent living home where individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities live and daily-living support services are provided by a third-party.
Daily-Living Support Services
According to Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook, Page 1-2 “an array of services, from which eligible recipients can choose, allows them to live as independently as possible in their own home or in the community and achieve productive lives”
Noah’s Ark of Southwest Florida will offer low-cost residential rental communities that promote independence and quality of life for residents with developmental or intellectual disabilities, focusing on Autism.