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LES MAISONS DE VINCENT
Innovative autism housing model

LES MAISONS DE VINCENT

tailored solutions for autistic adults

LIFE WITH AUTISM

Adults with autistic symptoms and their families express an urgent need for homes that would suit their specific needs. In France, most of theses adults end up living their whole lives in either mental institutions or homes for severely handicaped individuals. Neither enables them to develop their abilities and find ways to live among others in their daily lives.

 

POSITIVE IMPACTS

– Strong increase in well-being of these people and families
– A contribution to local economy and social capital development in the community
– A role in producing agroecological products. By promoting agroecology and good food, thus benefiting people, their health and the planet

ADRESSING TWO ISSUES

Hélène Médigue, founder of Les Maisons de Vincent, is developing new homes for adults who have autistic syndrom. These homes have strong interactions with agroecological and organic farms. Therefore, the new houses will meet two need at the same time: social needs of autistic adults and taking good care of human health and the planet.

A first house is soon to be opened in Mers Les Bains (northern France). Daily contact with nature and living within society is a key for long lasting well-being of autistic adults. Residents will have occupation at a farm and take part in the production and sales of local organic products.

A new way to meet human needs and ecological challenges at the same time

HELENE MEDIGUE