Autism: in Tours, accommodation to live independently without becoming isolated

In Tours, a new inclusive home for people with autism will be created by the end of 2021. It will allow six young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to benefit from adapted housing. The adults will each live in a private apartment, while benefitting from daily support. This essential stage in the life of these young people and their families will help them to live on their own with the ultimate objective of gaining full independence.

We are supporting the l’association ALVA association to build these housing units, which will be located in the city center of Tours, close to all amenities: shops, public transport (the tram passes in front of the building), medical office, etc. The project will occupy the ground floor and the first floor of a 30-unit building that is being renovated. On a human scale, it will facilitate social diversity without exposing future beneficiaries to the difficulties of community life.

 

 

Live independently

The apartments, which will be the main residences of the future tenants, are one-bedroom apartments, approximately 45 m2 (485 sq ft) at moderate rents. They are served by a private entrance. The fittings will be specially adapted: soft lighting, with natural light, warm pastel colors and special emphasis on acoustics.

Live together

Each tenant will go about their own activities during the day. At the end of the afternoon, support is provided within the structure. The private accommodation also has common areas where the residents can relax, have lunch together and take part in workshops set up by the association. Every day, a "housekeeper" will be present from 5 pm to 10 pm to help with the daily life of the residence.
The ALVA association will offer a wide range of activities based on community life, independent living and neighborhood life.

More news at the end of the year to find out about this achievement.

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