An Innovative Housing Solution for Adults with Autism

An Innovative Housing Solution for Adults with Autism

Sweetwater Spectrum
369 Fifth Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476, U.S.A.


North Bay Regional Center

The purpose of North Bay Regional Center is to assist people in the North Bay area with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities to obtain services and supports they need to live as other people live in the community.

North Bay Housing Coalition

The North Bay Housing Coalition through its services seeks to support individuals with developmental disabilities (and their families) and to enhance their lives as they live within their chosen community.

Sonom a County Housing Authority (HUD)

The purpose of the program is to provide rental assistance to very low-income families and individuals to enable them to rent decent, safe and affordable housing.

Driven by a passion for community service;
Guided by the fundamental truths of liberty, equality and diversity;
We shall provide services and supports to the people of California
To strengthen, enhance, and enlighten our community   
Becoming Independent  

More than 1,300 men, women and children, all living with a variety of disabilities, seek their own paths to personal fulfillment and independence with the help of programs and opportunities made available at Becoming Independent.


Since 1954, Lifehouse (formerly known as MARC) has opened the doors of opportunity and independence to individuals with developmental disabilities through life-skills training, community integration, advocacy, referrals and information. 

Oakes of Hebron
Oaks of Hebron is a Christian non-profit agency providing residential and recreational services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Moving Forward:
Transition to Adult Services - A Workbook for Parents & Students

This workbook has been prepared by SELPA to help you and your teen prepare for transition from high school into the adult world (though prepared by another San Luis Obispo county, the same agencies exist in Sonoma).

Sonom a County SELPA - Transition Services 

The Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a state-mandated association that oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities in Sonoma County.

Colla borative Autism Training & Support (CATS) Program  
Developed in 2005 in response to the growing, urgent need for support of North Bay children with autism spectrum disorders and their families - a collaboration with Sonoma State University.

UC Davis Mind Institute

The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Arizo na State University Stardust Center
Research undertaken by faculty and students at the ASU Stardust Center and ASU's School of Architecture led to the formulation of evidenced-based design goals and guidelines to directly future housing design and development for adults with autism..


Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism.

Area Board 4 – State Council on Developmental Disabilities 
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. Area Board 4 covers Sonoma County.

City of Sonoma

Located in the heart of one of the world’s premier wine producing regions, Sonoma is a working town with about 9,500 residents and a rich cultural heritage.

The Cypress School
www.ucp.or g/ucp_localsub.cfm/4 2/15855

Provides non-public school services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities - located in Petaluma, CA.