Family Teaching Model
In this model, a family teaching couple lives next door to 3 consumers with an internal adjoining door between the two housing units (as in a duplex). The couple provides 75% of the support for the consumers, manage the building, and are the first to respond in an emergency. They build a close relationship with the consumers and work on behavior as well as training in areas promoting independence. The family teaching model is a teaching program focused on building independence with appropriate support.