The latest construction photos show the foundation work nearly done

The foundation is back filled and preparation for the slab is nearly complete.  Some plumbing needs to be added, and then the slab can be poured.  After that, wood should start going into the air!

Meanwhile, things like water, power, etc are being worked on to be brought up to the project.

Here are photos from this morning:

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New web site on housing for adults with Autism, Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

The Autism Housing Network‘s goal is “Bringing together the best ideas in housing for adults with autism and 
other intellectual / developmental disabilities.”  That is does a great job of and it includes listings for housing options that are both available now and in building and planning stages.

It is a very well done web site.  Check it out:  http://www.autismhousingnetwork.org/

Our Autism Speaks House to Home Entry

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We entered the HeroX, Autism Speaks House to Home Prize and all entries were due just before midnight, March 1, 2016.  Wish us luck!

Since I think folks might find it interesting, here is our 10, or so, page entry:  Ridgeview Chelan House to Home Entry.

I think it gives the best description of the project that has been available so far.

We’re entering the “Autism Speaks House to Home Prize”

They are offering $50,000 prizes in each of three categories for “belief busting breakthroughs in housing and residential support for people with autism.”

Read about the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize here.

It looks like it takes writing up to about a 10 page entry.  So, why not?

Wish me luck!

Features of Ridgeview Place, Chelan

Floorplan Main Floor Resized

The home at Ridgeview Place in Chelan is something special.  It is far beyond a “basic” home.  It is a luxurious, warm and beautiful place to be for anybody, but particularly for adults with special needs.  It is set on almost 3 1/2 acres of property that is just a 15 minute walk into downtown Chelan.   The views are spectacular.

The main floor is over 4600 square feet.  It has a “great room” type of living space with a kitchen, living and dining area that is open and captures the views.  The great room also has a dramatic fireplace and opens to covered outdoor living spaces as well.

The large kitchen has slab countertops, commercial type of appliances, a spacious island and double dishwashers.  A Costco sized pantry space with a second refrigerator and freezer is right off the kitchen.

A raised floor theater room with surround sound is also included.  Each resident room is large, with room for a bed of choice, desk and additional chairs.  There is a walk-in closet and private bathroom for every resident as well.

The laundry room has two sets of washers and dryers as well as a wash-tub and plenty of work space.

The main floor includes a powder room convenient to the great room and kitchen and a carefully located care-givers’ quarters with its own sitting room, living room, bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom and covered deck.

The lower floor includes a fitness room, 6 heated storage spaces, an additional laundry center, bathroom and two additional rooms for visiting families, guests,  interns or caregivers space.