The HealthyUNow Community is designed to offer peace, hope and healing—in one place for all:
- For the parents at their wits’ end dealing with an autistic child
- For the autistic child struggling in the world
- For the frustrated family driving endlessly to different health care and therapy locations
- For the siblings who want to help, but don’t know how
The purpose of the HealthyU Community is to develop one-stop healthy living care environments for autism families that result in peace, hope and healing.
Bridging the seemingly enormous gap between the child with autism and the world in which they must live, HealthyU Communities will provide unique integrated wellness, educational and residential opportunities in areas where they live. Armed with the latest knowledge and experience, these communities will be better prepared and more successful in delivering positive outcomes customized to each family.
The first center will be in Northeast Florida. It will be comprised of a Wellness Center, a Residential Center and an Education Center, plus more amenities on the abundant acreage (see Conceptual Master Plan above).
- Residential Options: Respite/Short as well as Long-term
- Comprehensive Planning: Health, Therapeutic, Behavioral, Family, Education, Financial and Vocational
- Educational Programs: Magnet School (preschool and up), Individualized Education and Vocational Training
- Therapies: PT, OT, Speech, Vision, ABA, Hippo, Aqua, Hyperbaric, Sensory Integration, Music and Art
- Open to the Community: Facility Memberships, Student/Teacher/Therapist internships, High School/College Service Project
- Family Programs: Parent/Caregiver respite spaces, Marriage Counseling, Fitness/Yoga/Meditation, Parents' Nights Out, Garden-to-Table Nutritional Education, Healthy Living Home Training, Volunteering and Co-op Opportunities Sibling Counseling, Sibling Peer Support Groups and Activities, Sibling Respite and Homework Spaces, Volunteering and Service Hour Opportunities
- Additional Amenities: Quiet Spaces, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pools, Adapted Zip-line System, Horseback Riding, Animal Farm, Trampoline Room, Adapted Playground Equipment and Swings, Adaptive Yoga, Outdoor Amphitheater, Music/Art/Recording Studios, Sensory Room, Photography/Film/Graphic Arts Studios, Theatre/Stage/Auditorium, Demonstration Kitchen, Water and Organic Gardens, Nature Trails & Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing
What if there was a place for the entire family to get the help they needed when autism lives in the house?
What if there was a place for families to be able to learn and share their wisdom about nutrition, diet, and nourishing themselves?
What if there was a place that siblings could do homework or relax while a child with autism received therapy?
What if there was a residential setting, both short and longer term, where GFCF, organic, and supplements were the norm and expected parts of health and healing?
What if there was a place with therapy dogs, organic gardens, work/educational opportunities, and healthy living environments?
What if the community was welcomed to come in, participate, and be a part of this therapeutic center?
What if we called it HealthyU Community?
A place where children with autism and their families can learn, share and grow.