Life on the Autism spectrum

Autism & housing

Some people we talked with lived in residential homes or at home with their parents. Some live in independent supported living with paid carers, while others lead independent lives, either in a relationship, with their family, or on their own.

“I don’t want to leave yet, I’m happy as I am”
Several people lived with their parents and did not anticipate moving out for some while. A few were hoping to move out soon, but worried a bit about how they would manage.

Strapline: Paul I lives at home with his parents and is glad they don’t “baby or mollycoddle” him.

“I’m not very good with people, so it’s infinitely easier to live on my own”
A few people were happy living on their own sometimes with some support either from support workers, or family members. 

Alex has lived on her own for six months now, having had a full time carer living with her for around 18 months. She is renting a house from the local housing association and has had the house adapted with safety features in the kitchen and bathroom.

Last reviewed July 2016.
Last updated July 2016.

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