Dallas News reported that 29 Acres broke ground earlier this month on a planned housing community for adults living with autism. The new community will be located at 3000 Moseley Road in Cross Roads in Denton County. The first phase of this project is expected to cost about $6 million.
According to the 29 Acres website, the housing community will be research-based and designed to accommodate the sensory differences that are known to be important to persons with autism. Up to 60 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be able to call the community home.
Key features and amenities will include:
- Gated community with fourteen homes featuring multiple floor plans to accommodate individual living preferences
- 8000 square foot repurposed barn which will serve as our community center and social hub, and will include a:
- optional dining area
- teaching kitchen
- library and computer center
- fitness center
- prevocational labs
- leisure area for gathering.
- Gated Swimming pool with 2 therapeutic hot tubs and cabana
- Therapeutic swimming pool, hot tub and cabana
- Sport courts
- Organic gardens and greenhouses
- Walking and biking paths around the community
ABOUT 29 ACRES
29 Acres was founded by a group of families who share a similar need: Finding quality programming and safe housing for their young adults with autism in North Texas. When our children with autism were young, our efforts were directed towards seeking appropriate care and therapies, privately and through our educational systems, to ensure they were given opportunities to learn and make meaningful progress. As a result, their children have grown up to be wonderful young adults. Most continue to live with challenges typical of adults with ASD, but have skills that can make a real difference in their lives -– skills that, if maintained, will allow them to successfully engage in the community, be productive at a job or volunteer position and enjoy friendships. Find out more on the organization’s website.