When people imagine becoming parents, they don’t often envision their child being born with a condition that requires lifetime care.
Hear reflections and wisdom from “forever parents” whose adult children have Autism & Intellectual Disabilities (A/ID).
To build sustainable, supportive, residential communities for adults with diverse intellectual and physical needs, that give them independent, integrated lives within the community.
To create sustainable, supportive living environments that bring dignity and quality of life to intellectually disabled adults and their families.
Mike Paul speaks with Adriana Piltz, founder of Nicky's Gardens of Hope, which offers the first sustainable solution for the lifetime care of adults with autism and intellectual disabilities (ID).
As our team works toward our goal of building a resident village, we meet caring families of autistic and ID adults, share our stories and support each other. Thank-you to Patrick and Maggie Sposato for sharing their family's story. PS Love Robby will take you on a heartwarming journey by showing you the beauty of life, a wonderful spirit, meaning of pure joy, and most importantly how unconditional love creates lasting impact on aging gracefully with autism.
The numbers are high enough, about 1 in 10, that you have a family member, or friend with a family member, who is affected. The 2012 Census shows 20% of US population has some form of disability and numbers are increasing. There needs to be changes to how they are cared for as their parents age.
At or around 21, Adults with Autism and intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AA&IDD) will lose most of the services provided to them. Drexel University’s Autism Institute estimates that more than 600,000 persons with autism will enter adulthood
in the next decade in the US.
Adriana Piltz, Founder & CEO, Fills us in!
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