I/DD Provider Information

Shared Living

Shared Living is a nationally recognized model for habilitation or residential services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD). Other terms that can encompass the Shared Living approach include adult foster care, mentor, residence or family home, host home or family care, extended-family teaching or family teaching services. In Shared Living, one or two (but not to exceed three) persons with IDD join a family (contractor) or single adult’s (contractor) family in the Shared Living/host family’s home. The Shared Living Contractor lives with the person with a disability and provides whatever supports the person(s) needs in their day-to-day activities (social, companionship, teaching, daily living skills, supported employment, night supports, etc.).

For more information or questions about the Shared Living Program, please contact the I/DD Licensing Manager.

Additional Information

Policy and Procedures


Please note that the following links will take you to the KSTrain website and away from the KDADS website.

BASIS Training

TCM Training

Quarterly CDDO Meeting Minutes