To promote, model and advocate for the full inclusion of autistic adults and their families in the life of our communities; and to expand choice and opportunity in housing, employment, and social participation.
Why Autism After 21?
Each year, 100,000 autistic individuals across the nation turn 21 and see a significant drop in support services. Over 75% of autistic adults are unemployed and 50% live with a family caregiver. Thousands across the country are on housing and support services waitlists for years. We are one of few organizations that focuses on autism after 21 to meet the critical support need for these adults.
What We Do
We promote Autism After 21 Day awareness events locally and nationally spotlighting the issues facing adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We also work with legislators, policymakers, and thought leaders to improve community awareness.
The Autism Housing Network, a project of Madison House Autism Foundation, is a nationally-recognized leader, educating communities locally and nationally, providing a national housing directory and resources for housing seekers and developers, and working with partners to formulate housing solutions for autistic adults and others with related disabilities.
We work with partner organizations, change makers, and other thought leaders to discuss and build action plans toward more inclusive communities. Read more about our collaborative, statewide Utah pilot project below.
Day Programming (Maryland)
We provide direct services in Rockville, MD at the serene Madison Fields. Working in the fields and with farm animals, autistic adults build wellness and resilience through job readiness skill-building, therapeutic riding, and agricultural education.
Housing is a key social determinant of health and wellbeing. Our housing initiatives expand choice and opportunity for adults with autism in communities across the country.
Madison Fields is a neuro-inclusive, community-powered agricultural and equine resource center where people of all ability access opportunities to participate, learn, and grow together.
In this exciting pilot project, we are working with autistic adults, families, policymakers, and partnering organizations across Utah to collect data, implement replicable strategies, and track outcomes toward building inclusive communities.
We work to ensure healthcare providers know how to best help autistic individuals with difficult health challenges.
We are proud of our strong ties to colleges and universities that allow us to reach the next generation of professionals across disciplines.