Parents receive funding for first stage of assisted living projectParents receive funding for first stage of assisted living projecthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=169332017-06-27T05:00:00Z2017-06-27T23:00:00Z

​​​​​​CROSS ROADS – A Dallas couple planning to build a $12 million community for young adults with autism say they have ​​enough money from individual investors to begin the first wave of the project by the end of 2017.

Rendering of the 29 Acres communitySo far, about a dozen investors, from Texas to Alaska, mainly parents of children on the autism spectrum, have signed legal documents promising $80,000 each, or just under $1 million total.

The project is representative of a national trend in which families are bonding together to fill unmet needs, says Lisa Goring, chief program officer for Autism Speaks, a New York-based group that advocates for individuals with autism and their families. 

At least two other projects​ are underway in North Texas to develop housing options for adults with intellectual and developmental delays, one in Waxahachie and another in Sachse.

When complete, the 29-acre community could employ about 200 full- and part-time staff, including security guards, administration and one-on-one specialists who are experienced in living with and caring for people with developmental challenges.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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