This seems to be an extremely badly worded sentence. On p.157 of Encyclopedia of General Topology (Hart, Nagata, Vaughan), they describe Scott topology, and mention that Scott constructed "continuous lattices" that are homeomorphic to their space of self maps $[L \to L]$. Here's the relevant excerpt (I believe fair use allows me to quote a sentence from a book):
[...] The category of domains and Scott continuous functions is Cartesian closed, and Scott produced a canonical construction of continuous lattices $L$ which have a natural homeomorphism onto the space $[L \to L]$ of continuous self-maps; in such a $T_0$-space as "universe", every "element" is at the same time a "function" whence expressions, like $f(f)$, are perfectly consistent. [...]
This is also the main point of Scott's paper Continuous lattices (which you can find online):
The main result of the paper is a proof that every topological space can be embedded in a continuous lattice which is homeomorphic (and isomorphic) to its own function space.
To address the self homeomorphism thing, yes, of course, the identity is always a self homeomorphism. But what can happen is that you have two different topologies on the same set, and then the identity will not be a homeomorphism. But this is unrelated to what's happening in this article.