THE 29 ACRES HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS A SAFE AND DYNAMIC SUPPORTED LIVING COMMUNITY WHERE ADULTS WITH AUTISM (ASD) AND OTHER NEURO-DIVERSITIES WILL LIVE AND BE SUPPORTED ENABLING THEM TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, FEEL VALUE, SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN THEIR LIVES.
29 Acres will offer quality programming across the spectrum. We have 2 main components to our programming: Enrich 29 and the 29 Acres Transition Academy. All programming will be customized and evidence based allowing for success, personal growth and greater independence.
THE 29 ACRES TRANSITION ACADEMY:
Live, Learn, Work and Belong
For young adults with ASD who are motivated to live independently in the near future, 29 Acres offers a two-year residential transition academy. The three major components of this program include living in our transitional housing, learning independent living and career readiness skills through our proven curriculum, and gaining work experience through internships and jobs.
Our transitional housing serves as students’ first independent home. Students live in one of our 5-bedroom homes with their peers and overnight staff. Individual mentoring and support are provided, allowing them to apply the skills they learn in the classroom. This highly structured and supported environment will enable individuals to build confidence by strengthening their life and work skills before transitioning to a more independent living option at the completion of the 2-yr. program.
Students take a series of 32 courses on career readiness and independent living taught at a local college campus by a master’s level educator, with support staff. Our students are encouraged to take credit-bearing coursework if they are able, and will receive support in study and organizational skills from our staff.
The 29 Acres supported living community is most like a co- housing model. The autism specific design of our housing community is research-based and will feature safety and security, including 24/7 supervision and a state-of-the-art technology platform to enhance safety and further independence.