Independent Living; Real JobsA life of possibility for adults with autism
At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, we’re solving a large and growing problem – in a way that’s never been done before. We’re addressing the surge of individuals with autism entering adulthood by giving them an inviting place to live and work that offers independence, structure and careers where few were available to them before.
We focus on what they can do – shining a light on their skills and talents by putting these gifts to work in ways that are meaningful and rewarding to them and others.
How? At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, we offer two exceptional locations that individuals with autism will call home.
What sets us apart is that these unique destinations will be run by the individuals who live there; in highly desirable locations and mentored by caring staff. Our residents will live, learn, work and excel, using their personal abilities to help us operate two unique destinations for visiting guests: Erik’s Retreat in urban Edina, Minnesota; and Erik’s Ranch near scenic Bozeman, Montana.
Erik’s Ranch & Retreats: You belong here.
It’s clear that a tidal wave of young people with autism’s complex needs is moving toward adulthood. Some will be able to direct their own life decisions, but many will never be able to live alone. As a society, we are largely unprepared for this surge. Who will support them and how?
Previous Outlook for Individuals with Autism:
Current Outlook with Erik's Ranch & Retreats:
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