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To parents struggling to care for an adult child with disabilities at home, that sounds like all they could wish for. But, like Merajver, Carlisle stresses that ICW isn't simply a place to hand off responsibility.

"The community part of it is the real key to it," he says. "I mean, you have to want to [have your child] live in a community that helps each other." At first, he adds, "we really did not have a well-developed intake process [to make that clear to parents], and now we do.

"Everybody needs to be a part of this--there's a transition for the families as well as for the individual." And, he notes, while ICW is "part of the initial identification of what that person needs, ultimately we are going to rely upon the funding from the social service system, CSTS."

Even so, so many parents have signed on that ICW's third community opened in March in Woodchase. Natalie Isaia will be part of the fourth, scheduled to open this summer at Summerfield Glen.

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