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About NDL

 

 

Our Mission

Our goal is to be known as the #1 provider of community-based housing in Pennsylvania within the next five years for adults with autism or other IDD because these individuals deserve the same opportunities for a life of independence as their neurotypical peers.

Current estimates suggest that over 5.4 million adults with autism live in the United States, and approximately 87% of them live in their parents’ homes.  According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 500,000 youth with autism will enter adulthood by 2025.They concluded that current service systems in the United States are not adequate to address the needs of this emerging population. NDL is on an ambitious journey to build lifelong, safe, and sustainable smart-home enabled housing for this at-risk group of individuals. 

The step toward independence from a parent’s home is critical in any person’s psychological and social development. We hope to provide opportunities for adults with autism to connect with a wider community and integrate more fully into society. NDL’s housing options are designed with the flexibility to adapt to specific economic and neurological needs, and we envision that our neuro-diverse communities will flourish on the foundation of practical and sustainable housing options, healthcare services, adaptive employment, supportive systems, and social integration opportunities. 

 

 

 

Current estimates suggest that over 5.4 million Autistic adults live in the United States, and approximately 87% of them live in an agin caregivers’ homes.  According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 500,000 youth with autism will enter adulthood by 2025, and concluded that current service systems in the United States are not adequate to address the needs of this emerging population. NDL is on an ambitious journey to build lifelong, safe, and sustainable smart-home enabled cohousing housing for adults with autism and other intellectual developmental disabilities. 

 

 

The step toward independence from a parent’s home is critical in any person’s psychological and social development, and we hope to provide opportunities for Autistic adults to connect with a wider community and integrate more fully into society. NDL’s housing options are designed with the flexibility to adapt to specific economic and neurological needs, and we envision that our neuro-diverse communities will flourish on the foundation of practical and sustainable housing options, healthcare services, adaptive employment, supportive systems, and social integration opportunities. 

 

 

 

Our Vision and Goals

  • Expanding the number of individuals served in southeastern Pennsylvania region - Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties
  • Building our first neuro-inclusing cohousing community by 2025, complete with
    • Supportive amenities connected to the property
    • Natural support systems
    • Intentional relationship building in the community
    • Comprehensive life-span planning and social support services to address the holistic needs of our residents
  • Our current 10-year roadmap is shown below