Michigan community welcomes adults with disabilities
August 6, 2017
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matt Arends, 37, is a pioneer.
He's the first to move into an eastside Lansing neighborhood near Sparrow Hospital to launch a small community of adults with disabilities.
Eventually, the hope is that Arends, who has autism, and others will live independently in apartments or homes in the neighborhood and have the social support of others nearby.
Arends has his own apartment on the upper floor of an older house being purchased by the Lansing Intentional Communities, or LINCs, a nonprofit founded by parents of children with autism. That's a disability that affects comm...