About us

Adonis Autism, Inc. is in its 30th year of service in southwest Florida. Adonis weaves together many different organizational experiences with autism and disabilities into one strong “rope” of advocacy for adults and families. We stand together because more can be accomplished together than alone. Our intention is to help families live in a world where parents of children with autism are not desperate and hopeless about their future and that of their loved ones.

We look forward to a world that provides lasting security for families with autism. Our vision is of a community of families with children with disabilities living together in a supportive, caring, and affordable environment.


To support, educate, and advocate for families with adult and adolescent children with autism.


  • We believe there is a need for more support and structure for adult children with autism and their families than the state can be relied upon to provide.
  • We believe that the best, most efficient and effective way to support the adult with a disability is to support the entire family. After all, these are the people most interested in and committed to the well being of the individual. We do that by providing affordable flexible housing options for the entire family in a close knit community.
  • We believe that only by keeping the family unit together can we create an affordable long term care solution for adults with disabilities.
  • We believe that by organizing ourselves and working together to create a co-housing community that is  integrated and supportive like the small towns and villages of an earlier time, we will be better able to help each other and our adult children with autism. See our Osprey Village page for more information.

4 Comments on “About us

  1.  by  Kelly Wiessner

    My son (he has autism with cognitive and language impairments) has just aged out of school here in New Jersey and I need to move to Florida to help my aging parents. I’ve tried contacting a few Florida state and service agencies but they are all very discouraging, saying I will have to wait perhaps years for services once I establish residency. However, it will also be years before there will be housing available for my son in New Jersey, where the high cost of living and the harsh winters will make life very tough for me (I’m a widow). I want to always be close to my son and your ideal of a co-housing community gives me so much hope. Please let me know how I can join/help your organization with this goal.

    •  by  Terry Kays

      Hi Kelly thanks for the interest, we would be delighted to talk to you about this project. We are having a conference on September 12 which might be very helpful to you as a new resident. This is our greatest conference yet. See our events page for tickets and details. We hope to meet with you soon. Terry

  2.  by  karin hester rago

    I’m moving with my 21 year old son Marc Rago who lives with his guardianship mom to Cape Coral in just a few weeks. It’s just him and I so I will need you guys for support and am thankful that you exsist! I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t! Marc diagnosed with ASD/PDD. Marc is high functioning….yet….

    Sincerely yours,
    Karin Hester Rago

    •  by  Terry Kays

      Hi Karin Just to let you know there is some support available. I suggest you contact APD Agency for Persons with Disabilities http://apd.myflorida.com/area/8/ first. They are the clearinghouse for support and can help. Contact AutismConnectionSWFL.com for a social group. We are having our annual conference Sept. 12 here in Naples where you can meet many of the support groups in the area. See our events page for tickets.
      Thanks for your interest.

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