Translational Research Consortium

Responding to the growing housing crisis for adults with autism and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities (A/I/DD).

On track to close the gap.

More than 1.8 million American adults diagnosed with A/I/DD live with caregivers over age 60. That puts those adult children at a growing risk of displacement or even homelessness.

In response, the Global Leadership Institute has launched a national consortium of tri-sector leaders committed to coordinating research to help pave the way for more neuro-inclusive housing options.

Data collected will inform policymakers, funders and developers so they can better respond to this growing  crisis. The aggregated information will also shed light on future economic and social impact derived from neuro-inclusive housing developments.

The consortium anticipates a ripple effect with the potential for economic and community impact beyond this population. What works for neurodiverse individuals works for everyone else. 

“We're responding to the growing housing crisis by focusing on accessibility—financial, physical, cognitive—and the data necessary to build sustainable properties for special populations who lack representation and resources.”
Maureen Casey, Director, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Center for Public Policy and Colonel Harland Sanders Center for Applied Research

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