Every parent wants to be certain that their child is well cared for—whether that child is 2, 22, or 42.
For parents of individuals with autism, finding the best care is critical. With REED Next Residential Services, adults with autism get the support they need to live and thrive within the community.
Our first residence, in collaboration with Bergen County’s United Way, opened its doors in December 2019. Located on an idyllic tree-lined street in Glen Rock, New Jersey, a vibrant suburban town comprised of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests, the four-bedroom home accommodates four adults.
REED’s highly trained and experienced staff will provide 24/7 support focusing on daily living skills, individualized health and wellness needs, and ongoing integration into this diverse community with so much to offer. As with all REED programs, instruction is tailored to the needs and choices of the individuals and their families. “What’s special about our program is the continued learning that our clients will receive using the proven approach of applied behavior analysis (ABA),” explains Lee Payne, MPA, Director of REED Next Residential Services.
Looking ahead, REED Next will build on the residential program with the rollout of additional supervised homes, as well as supported-living environments for individuals who are adept at the basics of more independent living. “REED Next understands that each adult is unique,” says Payne. “Applicants are carefully evaluated to match or create the ideal residential opportunity for each program participant.”
Both residential options allow individuals with autism to live life to their full potential. “These homes provide the support that adults with autism need to live as independently as possible,” says Jill Nadison, CEO, REED Foundation for Autism. “And knowing that their loved ones are safe, happy, and thriving will also give their families incredible peace of mind.”