Community leaders are asking you to help make McLean County more inclusive

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BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill. — Community leaders in the Twin Cities are working to provide quality housing for those with disabilities.

Leaders are asking you to join the conversation about housing for community members with autism. Tuesday night the Autism Friendly Community Committee hosted a Vision Planning Seminar where they asked those with autism and their advocates what they would like to see in the future.

They were then asked to brainstorm ways in which we can achieve these goals. Leaders say children with autism are well provided for but the services diminish as people get older. 

“As people (with autism) become adults then we face the problems of, what happens?,” said Kari Sandhaas, Chairwoman for the Autism Friendly Community Committee. “How much independence can they gain?, do they have the supports that they need?. What we are wanting to do is look to the future and say what do we in the community need to be doing to support people with autism as they grow up?

Leaders are hoping meetings like these will help make others aware of the challenges some in our community face.

If you want to get in the conversation to provide your input visit https://autismmclean.org/autismfriendly.

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