Ryan Lives Life on His Own Terms

If there’s one thing we love at Support, Inc., it’s helping individuals reach their goals. Ryan recently joined us for services, and his dreams of living independently have now become reality. Ryan was excited to move out on his own and reports he is loving his new space!

Ryan relayed that the move was a smooth transition from his Host Home Provider’s residence to the apartment. His apartment borders Aurora and Denver and is nestled nicely into a suburban sprawl. Ryan relocated to a trendy area in Denver where some of the space around him is still being developed. Still, the large park next door is available for walks and an Arc Thrift Store is just down the street for shopping. There’s a Starbucks within walking distance, along with several other restaurants and a grocery store. When asked what he’s enjoyed most about moving out on his own, Ryan replied

I love the freedom of doing what I want, when I want. In the past, I’ve had staff on top of me. With Support, Inc., I have the freedom to be myself and make my own choices.

Ryan looks forward to buying new furniture soon, unpacking his remaining boxes and settling into his new bachelor pad. His job remains a grounding element in his life as he adjusts to living in a new place. When he’s not working, Ryan is involved in super cool activities, like singing the National Anthem at local sporting events!

As the conversation wrapped up, Ryan explained what he’s liked about working with Support, Inc.

You guys offered a lot more things to do than other companies, like overnight outings in the summertime. Camping and stuff like that is fun. From the day I moved in with Asdesach to having my own place, I’ve been supported the entire time, and my team always goes above and beyond. They ask me to come up with ideas of what I need, and I appreciate that.

Ryan’s story is one of many we are happy to share! We currently serve over two dozen individuals living on their own in the community and offer our expertise to those that need it.

If you’re currently enrolled in the DD Waiver in the state of Colorado and would like to explore a new setting, don’t hesitate to contact us! We help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find new apartments, connect with host home options and also serve constituents through our Family Caregiver Program.

We understand each situation is unique- let’s chat and see how we can help you explore DD services! Contact us at

Support, Inc. redefines the life experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1989, Support, Inc. has evolved into the premier provider of community-based solutions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the entire front range of Colorado. We offer residential services, along with clinical, nursing and social supports, to the individuals we serve.


Stephan and Melissa Land a New Apartment!

We are so excited to read these details from the Denver-Colorado Springs Team! Read ahead to learn more about Stephan and his girlfriend, Melissa. The two recently resettled into a new place, and the couple continue to do well in a new setting!

The following write-up was produced by Kayla-

I would like to take some time to recognize two wonderful people in services who have grown and learned so much over the past year. I met Stephan and Melissa at a home visit to their apartment here in Colorado Springs. They are the nicest and sweetest couple. Melissa and Stephan both expressed over the next few months that they would really like to strive for a better neighborhood and more of a community feel and would not like to continue to resign a lease.

As the end of their lease came closer, they started looking for their perfect apartment. I was impressed on how they really wanted to ensure their fur baby “Hank” had a park, and that there was a sense of community. They have solidified an amazing new apartment, with all the upgrades they dreamed of!

Since moving into their apartment they have really wanted to have things that are theirs. Like a lot of young couples, you get hand-me-downs, things that are less than perfect or even just something to get them by. With support from our residential services and their amazing understanding of budgets, expenses, and life in general, they finally have things they can call their own. Stephan and Melissa have done a stellar job of prioritizing needs vs wants and being able to effectively communicate certain wants that were important to them. They are also taking some time to find out what their passions are and would like to start classes at a local college.

The maturity and growth demonstrated in the past almost year since meeting them has been a true joy. I am so happy to see them both thriving and building a space of their own and can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for them!