SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM
Ensuring a safe living environment is important to everyone. Many adults with autism live in their communities independently without any need for additional support. Other adults with autism require some level of professional support to ensure their wellness and safety. Supportive housing for adults with autism is provided in a variety of settings and with different staffing support models. Support housing can be very challenging for many adults with autism to access.
There is a limited supply for the many adults who are looking for community living support.
Every adult should be empowered to have choices and control over their living environment. The current shortage of housing options for adults with autism has resulted in limited resources. However, these limited resources should not prohibit choice and control over the decisions of where and with whom an adult with Autism desires to live.
Only 7% of Autistic adults surveyed have access to support to live outside of their family home.
48% of Autistic adults report feeling lonely, and 57% report feeling depressed.
There are 7.4 million citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the US; Only 17% receive publicly funded residential support.
Over 75% of Autistic adults report their top concern in securing housing is not being able to afford it.
Contact the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (CIL), a community-based, consumer-driven, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide services, support, and information to persons with disabilities so they can live independently and achieve their personal, professional, and educational goals.