Program discusses housing for people with autism

Rochester Community Schools’ Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will present a free overview for parents, individuals and professionals called Getting My Own Address for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities. The program will be held in Rochester on Thursday, October 27, 7–9 p.m. in the school administration building’s Harrison Room, 501 W. University and will be offered on different dates in other school districts.

The presentation will introduce many options, choices and decisions that are involved in long-term housing planning. A new easy-to-read yet comprehensive guide was created in collaboration with housing professionals, service providers, schools, parent advisors and non-profits. This tool can be used by families and individuals with developmental delays to navigate the housing process. Worksheets and Internet links are provided to enhance an individual’s participation and promote a successful transition to their own living space.

Further information and a free downloadable copy of the guide are available at For more information on the presentation contact Linda Brown at (248) 269-1346 or

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