Autism Speaks seeks to support a National Market Survey that will quantify and characterize both the current demand for housing and residential support services for adults with autism across the country and projected future needs over the next 10 years.
Thank you to those who joined us for an informational webinar on the Autism Speaks’ Request for Proposal for a National Market Survey to Determine Housing Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The webinar took place on Wednesday, July 11th. Please see the PowerPoint slides from the webinar here.
The objective of this funding will be to survey a large enough sample size of adult‐age individuals and impending adults (ages 14 to 21) with ASD and their families to identify and quantify their needs in terms of housing and the support services within the residential environment. Information gathering should include costs of potential support needs as well as funding streams available to the individuals and their families for residential services. Questions that address the training needs of support staff, proximity to public transportation and community resources should also be included in the survey.
The survey will need to be done by a highly qualified independent group with experience in this type of work.
- Develop research methodology;
- Develop survey questionnaire;
- Disseminate survey in collaboration with Autism Speaks’ database and other identified sources;
- Collection of data;
- Data analysis; and
- Production of a full report as well as an executive summary of findings.
Autism Speaks gratefully acknowledges the Boler Family Foundation from Chicago for its gift making possible the National Market Survey.
Click here to view the Request for Proposals for this National Market Survey to Determine Housing Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.