Residential placement is often a decision that parents start to plan when their child is graduating from high school and is starting that transition into adult services. These services should be discussed with a case manager long before graduation. I would suggest discussing the transition at least 2-3 years prior to graduation. For this particular post I will discuss the primary residential options according to client type, disability type, and funding source. In general, residential placements tend to be categorized along these lines. There may be a few acceptations but these are the basic categories, with funding source as the key component.
Also See: Detailed description of ICFMR Facilities