Thinking of moving out

Most people, naturally, fear the unknown and moving out of the family home is daunting for most people. This page will help answer some of the questions and the ‘what-ifs’ you might have when you are helping someone you love who has an intellectual disability make the transition to a home of their own.

It suggests how families can understand if a young person is ready to move out. It also suggests the legal and financial factors families need to consider, including how NDIS plans can help. The page also provides advice on the important strategy of building a circle of support which is often invaluable source of friendship and support of a person with a disability when they move out.

MICH has produced a Guide on Thinking of Moving Out. It can be downloaded below.

Guide: Thinking of moving out


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MICH acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land in and around Manningham. We pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.

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