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Understanding Housing Options for People with ASD

City: 
Valhalla
State/Province: 
NY
State/Province Full: 
New York
Country: 
United States

Westchester is home to almost one million people. It is economically, ethnically and linguistically diverse. Housing is scarce and expensive compared to other parts of the state. The waiting list for housing for people who have been approved for services by OPWDD in Westchester County does not differentiate between people with ASD and those with other I/DD, but it is currently in excess of 700 people. The Housing Resource Center will build capacity in the housing provider system by connecting people with Autism and other I/DD to appropriate housing based on income, location, and accessibility. The Center will provide families with information, but will also seek to connect them more directly with resources, help them to create a housing plan, and provide support brokerage to cement the connections they need to make.