Re: Cohousing that integrates a limited number of adult persons with disabilities
From: Alice Alexander (
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:52:14 -0800 (PST)
Marion, there are many cohousing communities who have organically
incorporated family members with disabilities, perhaps just one family
within the community. I am not aware of any documented models for success
for an integrated community with several adult members with disabilities.

You may benefit from reading these blog posts from presenters at the
National Cohousing Conference in Durham last May, during our "More Than
Just Cohousing" session led by Laura Fitch.

Also, I encourage you to connect with the North Street Neighborhood
Community, in Durham Coho, which has been a success.
and Building Ohana in Spokane

It Turns Out We’re a Neurodiverse Community

Neurodiverse Cohousing: What is it and Why does it Matter?

Good luck!
Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 2:17 AM, Marion Pape <marionpape [at]> wrote:

> Amikaro Cohousing, a formative urban cohousing project in Victoria,
> British Columbia is developing a cohousing project that will include 5
> families with adult children with severe disabilities and the remaining
> units populated by a diversity of age groups. Just like with seniors who
> suffer from social isolation, this group of disabled adults, represented by
> their aging adult mothers (50’ and 60’s)and sometimes caregivers is looking
> to build an intentional community that is fully inclusive, removing all the
> barriers.
> My question is whether anyone knows of any cohousing project that could be
> a successful model for this type of project. If there is no model, can you
> suggest why such an innovation has not developed?
> Thank you for your thoughts.
> Marion Pape
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