We would like to build a cottage court style of dwellings of one and two bedroom cottages. We would also like to build some larger duplexes. We plan to have a community center with social facilitation. Community members would bring their own staff just as if they lived in their own place scattered in the greater community.
We are interpreting an award winning model, Tree house Community, in Easthampton, MA that brought seniors together with families adopting children who have experienced foster care. They consider themselves ‘trauma informed’. We aim to create an ‘autism informed’ community.
We are very early in our project, no land, no developer but are rapidly building local support. It will take more than local support to create and sustain this dream but we are up for the challenge.