On January 12, 2016, Desiree Kameka, Director of Community Education & Advocacy at Madison House Autism Foundation, delivered a powerful speech before the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee regarding the urgent needs of adults on the autism spectrum and their families.

Please read her speech below.


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About the Author

Desiree Kameka, Director of Housing

Desiree is the project lead for the Autism Housing Network. Her work for the Madison House Autism Foundation focuses on researching housing issues, advocating on issues of autism in adulthood, and presenting her work at local and national gatherings. She visits residential communities and social enterprises across the USA and highlights their unique victories and learning curves while sharing stories of individuals on the spectrum or who have other developmental disabilities. Her passion is empowering autistic adults and parents to create a future that is exciting and life affirming by offering small group consultations for forming projects.