Our first residence is located in a relevant, pedestrian friendly, safe urban neighborhood on the near West Side of Chicago with immediate access to public transportation.
To meet the growing demand for services, we proudly opened our second residential model last June in the Taylor Street neighborhood. This modern, 3-bedroom townhouse accommodates two residents as well as a live-in staff member and affords additional opportunities for social network expansion.
Welcome to Network 1212! Our social network is open to young adults, 18-35, with high functioning autism or social/communication challenges who can participate without parents. Siblings or supportive friends are welcome.
Growing Solutions Farm
In May, 2014, we launched our expanded 1.2 acre vocational garden in the Illinois Medical District. The plans included 28 16-foot raised cedar beds, 50 smart pots, 48 earth boxes, a full time Grower and Farm Operations Manager as well as a Vocational Coordinator.
Not Enough Cooks in the Kitchen
In every aspect of life, it pays to have a social network. Difficulty with social interaction and building and sustaining social relationships is a core challenge for adults with autism. In fact, even higher functioning individuals report poor quality of life as adults due to persistent challenges in this domain.