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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.


The success of this project would serve not only the needs of the local community's population, but in effect, offer a far reaching and much needed potential building-block to the immediate housing crisis currently being experienced nationwide.


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Who is F.O.R.W.A.R.D. ?

(Friends Or Relatives With Autism And Related Disabilities)

A housing community for the developmentally disabled.

FORWARD 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.

80 % 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.

Come find out more at the next F.O.R.W.A.R.D. Meeting!



F.O.R.W.A.R.D. 2016 Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser Success!

Fellow FORWARD Thinkers,
A big thanks to all of you who helped with donations & donated your time to our more successful than ever FORWARD Yard Sale @ Kate's Seafood & Ice Cream. It was a perfect day to sell treasures & promote FORWARD...

MORE...May 2016 FOWARD Annual Yard Sale Photos & Info


Jon & Kathy Ohman, cofounders of F.O.R.W.A.R.D. were honored with The Human Services Partner Award at the April 2016 Housing Assistance Corporation's 42nd annual meeting in Hyannis, MA..

Read The Story Here at The Barnstable Patriot

Trivia Night success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in FORWARD'S Trivia Night & Silent Auction Annual Fundraiser 2015! What a great turnout both for Trivia Teams and Silent Auction & Raffles. To all volunteers, attendees, and businesses far & wide who donated a fabulous array of items for the auction; because of you                                                                                             we are another step closer to achieving our                                                                                                 goal.

More Photos - Trivia Night 2015...