F.O.R.W.A.R.D. Friends Or Relatives With Autism And Related Disabilities is a group of concerned citizens, brought together through the common goal of creating a small scale model housing community for adults with autism and related disabilities.

 

Our Mission

The mission of FORWARD is to provide a small-scale model housing community where adults with autism and related disabilities will prosper in a safe, supportive environment.

 

Why?

71 % of adults with Autism live at home with few supports and an unclear plan for the future when their families are no longer able to care for them. Those who live at home are largely isolated after their work day or day habilitation program is over. Many of these young adults could be working to contribute to the community while simultaneously gaining a sense of pride and purpose. That is why our founding board is made up of professionals and neighbors who have come together to form a non-profit that is dedicated to the creation of a small-scale model housing community where people with Autism and related disabilities will prosper in a safe, supportive environment.


“We aim to develop a setting where people with challenged communication and social skills, can feel comfortable in a shared, supportive environment. On Cape Cod, there are very few available beds for new clients in group homes for the developmentally disabled.”
— Kathy Ohman, President, F.O.R.W.A.R.D.

What We've Achieved