AAAP on “Healing Thresholds”

4 Jan

AAAP’s “A Special Place” was the topic of a recent article on “Healing Thresholds“. “Healing Thresholds” is a free website dedicated to healing the lives of families touched by autism. It provides comprehensive therapy fact sheets, daily updates of research and news, and a global directory of autism therapists.

Philippine Autism Group to Start Work on Residential Housing for Adults with Autism
Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011 – 13:12

Parents of young adults with autism in the Philippines are beginning to plan for their children’s future. The parents understand that not only will they not be around forever, but that their young adults should have the opportunity to lead independent lives. Lirio Covey got the ball rolling after an essay she wrote, “Living with Autism”, appeared in the local paper. The group, now called Association for Adults with Autism, Philippines (AAAP), is working on their first project – A Special Place – that will be residential group homes in a “farmstead model”, based on group homes in New York. Along with homes, there will be work opportunities weaving or growing vegetables. In addition, there will be recreation areas, a library, theatre, and basketball court. A Special Place will start with 3 homes for 18 adults.

The pioneers of AAAP dream of a place where our special loved ones can have fun, be productive and have a nurturing home, long after we are gone. (Photo by C. Villacorta)

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