NY Parents Against 'Prison-Like' Facility for ASD Clients

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19 Sep 2021, 12:24 am

A solution in Australia is group homes where people on the spectrum who struggle with independence live with other people on the spectrum or other special needs which is managed by a live-in carer. The model allows for semi-independent living and some autonomy and costs are much lower than traditional institutions which are more like prisons.

The downside is group-homes only work for people who have some ability to be functional/independent, But this might still alleviate the pressure for parents, costs for government and be better for the clients.