Across the United States, 500,000 individuals with autism are aging into adulthood. Today, children have a 1 in 68 chance of being diagnosed with autism. Sonoma is providing leadership in addressing the housing needs of this underserved population through its welcoming support of Sweetwater Spectrum, a model community for adults with autism and other related developmental disorders.
A question universally on the minds of parents of children with autism is, “How will my child be cared for when I am no longer able?” Sweetwater Spectrum is working hard to provide a solution.
Sweetwater Spectrum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring, building and evaluating an innovative housing model for adults with autism. It has developed and now manages a supported living community in Sonoma, California. This model includes an enrichment program intended to foster both individual choice and community engagement to provide a “life with purpose”. We embrace residents on the full spectrum of autism and support all financial capabilities.