The mission of SLLEA (Smart, Living, Learning, and Earning with Autism) is to promote and provide specialized quality housing and support adults with Autism and related disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorder is of great public health concern because its prevalence is rapidly increasing and considered an epidemic in the United States and a pandemic on a global scale.
SLLEA focuses on the career path of the individual so they can retain employment, earn a living wage, and ultimately prevent underemployment.
Technology training is given to help independent living skills. Providers & facilitators also help the applicant obtain skills in this particular area.
Our long term goal is to prevent unemployment and underemployment for the individual. This is done by the individual developing academic goals for themselves and developing their interests.
Lane CountyHas one of the highest counties with Autism rates in Oregon
- 1 in 31Boys have an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the U.S
- 120%Increase since 2002 in the U.S
- 48,000Adolescents with ASD graduate from high school every year in the U.S
- 75%Will require lifelong support
- EmploymentLower for ASD than persons with intellectual disabilities
- 75-80%Of cases, the cause is unknown
- $3.5 to $5 millionAverage lifetime cost
- OregonHas the second highest ASD prevalence in the nation
- Lane CountyHas one of the highest counties with Autism rates in Oregon
- 1 in 31 Boys have an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the U.S