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Integrated Affordable Housing for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

  • Elliot Frank, Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh,
  • Karen Markle, Merakey
  • Date:Monday, April 30
  • Time:1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:Banquet Room 5 & 7
  • Approved for Planning Continuing Education Credits:yes
  • Approved for Social Worker Continuing Education Credits:yes

Dave Wright Apartments is the first autistic inclusive affordable housing community in the nation for adults with autism integrated and living together with non-autistic individuals and families. Support services are provided to all residents regardless of disability. The physical plant is designed with unique features to support autistic residents such as wide corridors, large communal rooms and alcove areas along with pictorial signage to assist residents with their daily living activities. There are 42 units consisting of 36 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments with 21 set aside for autistic adults.