ACCORDING TO AUTISM SPEAKS, AUTISM REFERS TO A BROAD RANGE OF CONDITIONS CHARACTERIZED BY CHALLENGES WITH SOCIAL SKILLS, REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS, SPEECH AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION.
IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 3 MILLION INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM.
OVER THE NEXT DECADE, AN ESTIMATED 500,000 OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WILL AGE INTO ADULTHOOD AND OUT OF SCHOOL-BASED AUTISM SERVICES.
Transitioning to Adulthood:
Entering new environments, new social experiences, and new routines
New opportunities for self-advocacy and independence
Consider own interests and make choices about continuing education, choosing a career, or become part of a community.
Challenges: housing, education, employment, financial support, care, aging out of services, and social connections.
THE AUTISM HOUSING NETWORK STATES ONLY 19% OF AUTISTIC ADULTS HAVE EVER LIVED OUTSIDE THEIR FAMILY HOME.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEIR
PARENTS ARE NO LONGER HERE?
Our mission is to help others build homes similar to the R&R House to ensure their loved ones with autism and other disabilities live as independently as possible in a safe and comfortable environment with opportunities to explore their abilities and interests.