HOT TOPICS—October 2014
A Place for Us: Supported Housing Solutions for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Archives of our October 24, 2014 conference, including slides and videos, will be posted to this website soon.
Get the final program here (PDF)
Learn about our Regional Autism/Developmental Disability Housing Networking Groups here.
Will California Pull the Rug Out from Under Autism-Supportive Housing?
Though shocking to people who have not been following the twists and turns of Medicare policy, California is considering prohibiting autism-supportive housing and requiring all adults with autism, no matter how disabled or cognitively or behaviorally challenged, to live in isolated, generic apartments or homes without opportunity for customized amenities, programming, or community. Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area strongly opposes the move to crush housing options, particularly in light of the exploding numbers of adults with autism. By November 26, 2014, please write an email to the State based on our suggested Talking Points to ensure viability of supported housing options throughout California.
NEW: 72,000-and-Growing: California's Autism Epidemic
An overview of our state's explosion in autism cases, from the 1980s to today. PDF here.
Below: Autism and Developmental Disability Cases, Greater Bay Area, 1990 v 2014. PDF here.
Think Tank on Adult Autism Day Programs, November 12
The population of young adults with more severe forms of autism aging out of the school system is growing rapidly. Adult day programs/supported employment designed to serve them are at often at capacity with little room to grow. Our Think Tank brings together area leaders to discuss how to expand and improve services. Due to space constraints this event is invitation-only, but we will provide a written summary. Please contact us for more information.