Links to Related Projects (a list in progress)

A project in Phoenix, AZ called “First Place Arizona” as it may be the first place someone with autism lives when they leave home. This is a documentary about a Community for people with end stage Alzheimer’s. Very creative and inspiring     This is the website of the organization for the community covered in the above documentary..  There is other information out there if you Google This one is a hotel situation in Hamburg Germany clearly for higher functioning persons where Parents and others bought a hotel integrating special needs employees with typically abled employees.  It is also interesting because there is a residence area of the hotel for essentially a commune for some of the employees, providing what many parents are seeking, a long term living and working situation. Erik’s Ranch & Retreats. A solution that was born out of love. And need. We proudly offer a first-of-its kind living, working and social environment for young adults with autism. Not only are both locations home to young adults with autism, but what sets Erik’s Ranch & Retreats apart is that these young adults operate the boutique-style guest accommodations at our two destination locations: the Retreat in Edina, Minn., and Erik’s Ranch, in Paradise Valley, Mont. Our 40-acre campus in Holland, Michigan offers semi-independent housing opportunities uniquely designed for adults with autism and other disabilities.

This is the successful intergenerational community model that has inspired the E.N.C., Inc. that has brought seniors together with families adopting children who have experienced foster care This is site for a group 3LPlace that provides individualized learning for those with neurological differences. They have a comprehensive curriculum that they have made public that enables the educators and service providers to meet the needs and goals of each individual. The three L’s stand for Learning, Living, and Linking.

Movin’ Out offers affordable, accessible rental housing to people whose disabilities qualify them for supportive services administered by long term support programs.  Movin’ Out offers independent, community-integrated rental homes that do not require licensing as a facility but that can accommodate the provision of supportive services. Elven Sted is a completed development of 33 units of new multi- family housing situated on the Yahara River at the corner of 8th and Dunkirk in Stoughton. Elven Sted is an affirmatively inclusive community: the units are attractive examples of the best in workforce and family rental housing. Several units are adapted to meet accessibility needs of family members with disabilities.


Boards formed around the individual to support his/her needs and personal journey in life. The following links are just a few


Advocacy ATeam   My Work. My Choice. An advocacy organization in Wisconsin working to protect appropriate choices in prevocational work for persons with disabilities.

Autism Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin


The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) coordinates and manages the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and related cross-agency autism spectrum disorder (ASD) activities, programs, and policies. The IACC is a federal advisory committee mandated by Congress to coordinate ASD related activities across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.