29 Acres was founded by a group of families who share a similar need: Finding quality support services and safe housing for their young adults with autism and other neurodiversities in North Texas as they age out of the school system.
THE REALITIES OF AGING OUT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM
60,000 children with neurodiversity age out of the school system every year. We know that most will continue to require various levels of support to maintain those skills and to continue to learn and thrive. We also know that, as parents, we are facing the realities of aging ourselves and that one day we will be ill-equipped to meet our child’s ongoing needs. We also know that individuals living with neurodiversity can have an adult life with purpose, joy and community.
As a result of this, we began to explore ongoing support services and independent housing options for our loved ones in the Dallas area. We learned that both of these needs are great in our North Texas communities. Many families struggle to find the right fit for the unique needs of their adult loved one. 29 Acres sought to create a living community paired with a full suite of quality support services that would exceed expectations and provide a path for those with neurodiversity to live an independent and full adult life.