Search This Blog

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Housing for Autistic People

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the day-to-day challenges facing autistic people and their families

David Chiu at People:
A New Jersey town will be the future site for a one-of-a-kind residential housing complex for adults with autism.

The Red Bank zoning board recently approved a plan last month to construct and develop an apartment building for neurodiverse adults, the Two River Times reported, which would be the first one ever in the Garden State.

According to a press release, the THRIVE Red Bank project will consist of 32 one-bedroom apartments to encourage independent living for adults with autism. The building’s amenities will include a teaching kitchen, workout spaces and socialization areas.

Karen Fluharty, a mother of an adult son with autism, is one of the people who spearheaded THRIVE Red Bank through Parents With A Plan, a nonprofit organization she co-founded whose mission is "to develop a model community for adults with autism and other related developmental disorders."