The Autism Housing Network is a project of Madison House Autism Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to promote, model, and advocate for the full inclusion of autistic adults and their families in the life of our communities; and to expand choice and opportunity in housing, employment, and social participation.
Our hope is that the term “inclusion” will fade as inclusion becomes an expected norm. We know through our Autism Housing Network efforts, combined with partners across the country, that one day it will be immediately recognized when there is an absence of neurodiversity in all spaces and places in community. Let’s work together to ensure that every person with or without disabilities will be fully included in their home and community, full of purpose and joy.
MHAF and the Autism Housing Network project are not building physical homes, but a movement to empower local communities so they build or find the homes they need to meet the housing and support crisis in their community context. Our core values that drive this movement and our efforts include:
The Autism Housing Network uses shared language to describe residential options in ways that are relevant to the needs and preferences of autistic adults and others with I/DD.
Since our start in 2013, thousands of families across the nation have used the AHN to find and create housing that fits their needs and find resources for the challenges they face.