Where Adults with Autism Live and Thrive.

Where Adults with Autism Live and Thrive.

Our Mission

To give adults with autism the opportunity to live fulfilling lives in vibrant, safe communities, supported by a “person-centered” culture.

Community Living for Adults with Autism

Today, there are virtually no sustainable housing options for individuals with autism when they become adults. They simply age out of the system. Where will they live and how will they be supported when parents and guardians can no longer meet their needs?

At Autism Communities, our goal is to provide adults with autism a home of their own in a vibrant community setting. One where they can enjoy a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle in a safe environment, with access to social, recreational, educational and employment opportunities. Our first communities are planned to launch in New York, on Long Island.

70s Dance Party

to benefit

Autism Communities of Long Island

Saturday, April 28th
7-11PM

It Began with One Parent

“From the day my two sons were diagnosed, I worried about how they would be cared for when I no longer can. Like all parents, I want them to have the best life possible. Most importantly, I want them to have a place to call home in a community that knows them and welcomes them.”

Charles Massimo
Founder & Chairman
Autism Communities
Charles Massimo
Founder & Chairman
Autism Communities

Autism Facts: The Next 10 Years

3 Million

Projected US Autism population

500,000

People with autism who will be adults

10,000

Adults with Autism on Long Island

Autism Communities

Our founder and his family live on Long Island, so it was only natural that our first communities would grow here. Local parents are uniting in support for Autism Communities of Long Island. Watch as they talk about planning for the future of their children with autism.