As we begin to transition into a “new normal” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we hope to be the first and last wave of the virus, we want to direct our attention back to the work that our team is doing here at Neuro Diverse Living to bring our adult autism living communities to life. For those of you who have been glued to the television set, following details regarding outbreaks at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the country, we’d like to bring you back to another massive dilemma that the country is silently facing on a daily basis.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 things you should know about the housing dilemma for adults with autism.

The Population of Adults With Autism Is Only Expected To Grow

According to the US GAO, nearly 500,000 youth with autism will enter into adulthood just five years from today. This number adds onto the already million-strong population of adults with autism, ultimately bringing more people into that population. This staggering increase will require a brand-new housing solution in order to accommodate this expansive demographic.

3% of The US Population Lives With An Intellectual Disability

Did you know that roughly 3% of the US population lives with some form of an intellectual disability? While this may seem like a small percentage, when you look at the raw data, it puts everything into perspective. Essentially, there are more than 6 million families in the US who need to worry about how their son or daughter with autism is going to live when they’re forced to care for themselves. This problem directly reflects upon our country’s lack of effective housing solutions for adults with autism.

You Can Contribute To The Solution

Here at Neuro Diverse Living, our goal is to bring people into our organization in a number of different ways. We want to ensure that people have a way to get involved and to participate in the greater good, so that we can ensure that this next wave of autistic adults – in addition to the current wave – has access to effective housing. You can make a donation, you can volunteer to work with us, you can make a legacy gift, or you can sponsor a personal care home for 5-10 deserving autistic adults. We’re always ready to accept assistance from those who are willing to give.

Neuro Diverse Living Is Poised To Solve The Housing Dilemma

Through our innovative model of smart enabled autistic housing, each living development utilizes a co-housing model wherever appropriate to help ensure a sense of community and support. This helps to ensure that autistic adults can live an independent life, with all of the support that they need just around the corner.

Neuro Diverse Living’s Model Can Withstand COVID-19

With the recent development of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has proven to be nearly impossible in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the nation, affecting those vulnerable populations tremendously. At Neuro Diverse Living, our unique model of single-family homes helps to fundamentally de-densify the typical autistic living communities and ensure that our residents can safely social distance.

Pay Us A Visit

If you’d like to make a contribution and join our mission, pay us a visit today. From there, learn more about who we are, view renderings of our communities, and lend a helping hand by making a tax-deductible contribution.

The Neuro Diverse Living Difference

At Neuro Diverse Living, we believe that this is a problem worth solving. That’s why we’re throwing everything we have at this problem until we’re able to finalize a viable living solution for the increasing number of adults with autism. Through our new model of safe and sustainable smart-home enabled personal care homes, we believe that we can meet this challenge head-on. If you’re interested in learning more about what we have planned, continue reading this series.

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