Within the next decade, more than 500,000 individuals with autism will enter adulthood. Finding and securing housing and residential supports for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can be extremely challenging for individuals and their families. Autism Speaks seeks to quantify and characterize the housing needs of individuals, adolescents and adults with autism in the United States through the National Housing and Residential Supports Survey.
Our goal is to increase the support of both the public and private sectors to expand housing and residential supports opportunities for individuals with autism. We hope to receive 10,000 responses by Friday, August 9. The results from this survey will be used to support recommendations on a national strategic plan for housing policy and development.
The survey is designed for individuals with autism ages 14 and older and their caregivers. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. We would sincerely appreciate your participation in this important survey. Please be assured that the information that you provide will be confidential.
*Note: All who complete the full survey will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad!
Click here to read A Future Full of Purpose and Dignity for Adults with Autism, a blog post from Mari-Anne Kehler, the mother of a young man with autism,
Visit the Housing and Residential Supports portal on the Autism Speaks website for resources and tools to help you in your search for opportunities!