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Your child may flourish living in a supportive intentional community. Such communities exist in many places and are thriving. They offer many advantages over other housing options. However, this option presents complexities you would not encounter if you simply bought your child a 3 bedroom home in the suburbs, found a live-in caregiver and rented out extra rooms. The extra work often discourages parents who might otherwise be interested.

Living Unlimited is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity establishing and supporting communities for people with and without disabilities to live safe, supportive, balanced, fulfilling lives with dignity, purpose, warmth, culture and employment, while encouraged to be as self-sufficient as possible and to reach their full potential.

If you feel your child might thrive in an inclusive community where nature and beauty are manifest in the raising plants and animals and the passing of the seasons (whether an urban orchard and garden, a country village or a rural farm), we should talk.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. -- Thomas Merton