The Reality of the Housing Dilemma for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Over the next decade, the CDC estimates that 500,000 teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder will age out of their school-based services and move into adulthood. As adults, the need and desire for person-centered housing opportunities is growing exponentially. An estimated 80,000 individuals sit on waiting lists that can be as long as 15 years. Aside…

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The skyrocketing cost of housing in PA and its impact on autistic adults

Insights on a serious & complex issue with no easy solutions. Skyrocketing housing prices is a growing problem in Pennsylvania that is having a devastating impact on autistic adults and their families. This issue has become so severe that it is now difficult or impossible for many autistic adults to find affordable, safe, and inclusionary…

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US Autism Rate is Now 1 in 30

FPC Perspective: The number of young people living with autism spectrum disorder is growing rapidly. A new study has revealed a nearly 52% spike in autism spectrum disorder prevalence among children and teens in the US between 2017 and 2020. Now, one in every 30 kids will be diagnosed with the developmental disorder, which presents…

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Transitioning to adulthood

How parents can help neurodivergent teens transitioning to adulthood. Front Porch Cohousing Perspective: A parent who is struggling with the often-unexpected (and sometimes-challenging) process of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, may start to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of their child’s transitioning to adulthood. You may be wondering: What’s coming…

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Corporate Matching Gofts

THE KEY TO UNLOCKING EXTRA REVENUE THROUGH EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAMS Employee giving programs, or corporate matching gifts offer an exciting opportunity to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Each donation could be doubled, tripled, or more, and every hour volunteered could come with a monetary contribution as well. In this article, we’re going to explore two…

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The Benefits of Neuro-Inclusive Cohousing

A Path Towards Inclusion and Support Today’s cohousing options offer a variety of ways to live alongside others. From the traditional model of detached dwellings that share amenities, to a more modern arrangement with private homes accessible by internal hallways or an internal courtyard. Cohousing offers residents access to social connections and support, as well…

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Housing Crisis for Adults with Neurodiversity

Finding a Place to Call Home The housing crisis affects people of all abilities. But people with neurodiverse abilities face particular challenges when it comes to finding a place to call home. People with neurodiversity have a variety of neurological differences that impact the way their brain processes information, learn and remember things, or respond…

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The Housing Dilemma

In order to meet the current and future demands for housing, we need to look outside the box at new and innovative concepts in housing models to find a solution to the housing dilemma for adults with autism.

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