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The intersection of a growing population of baby boomers and adults on the
spectrum is bursting with opportunity: Mutual support. Meaningful work.
Rewarding volunteerism. Recreation and social activities. A healthy lifestyle.
All while supporting the surrounding neighborhood.
Recent autism statistics suggest that autism prevalence rates have increased 10 to 17 percent annually in recent years 8. These children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will soon be entering adulthood. With this increase in prevalence has come an increase in the need for effective services for adults with autism. One of these needs is adequate housing.
Columbus is aging. By 2020 the number of individuals over 60 will increase by 65 percent in Franklin County as by as much as 76% in the surrounding counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties 10. The JCHS Housing Survey noted that this dramatic shift in the age distribution of the US population will drive up demand for a variety of housing options, including multigenerational living.
Since its formation in 2015, Autism Living has been singularly focused on those with an autism-spectrum diagnosis who arrive at “the cliff” of social services upon reaching adulthood. With an experienced board that’s intensely focused on the challenges for families with an autistic member . Autism Living is poised to launch its first community of Intentional Neighboring and is actively seeking an ideal Columbus location.
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