WHY ELEVARE COMMUNITY?
The alarming rise in the prevalence of autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs over the past 30 years compels us to recognize that our current system does not adequately support the large wave of individuals with special needs entering adulthood.
The enactment of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in1975 guarantees a free appropriate education and services to every child with a disability. However, individuals with I/DD "fall off the cliff" when they turn 22 and they get thrown into a system that is underprepared and underfunded, leaving many families scrambling.
As a result, there is a critical need to address the shortage of supportive housing and services for adults with special needs. It is imperative that we create a safe environment that allows individuals to stay connected to their support systems, friends, and communities.
Elevare Community offers services in management consulting, housing development, program placement, compliance management and residential program placement to procure a path to a flourishing life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and prosper in a nurturing, supportive, and empowering environment.