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# 243688 25-Dec-2018 19:55
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What kind of housing is options are available for independent autistic adults in New Zealand or is a group home really the only option because of the lack of affordable housing? Asking because I have autism and I won't be able to live with my parents forever.

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  # 2150587 25-Dec-2018 22:11
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Where are you on the spectrum? (One of my boys is autistic too but he's 6 so too early to really tell where he's at).


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  # 2150598 25-Dec-2018 23:59
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Housing NZ house maybe?

Any long time friends who own their own homes? See if you can move in as a flatmate. Better security of tenancy when the head tenant is also the owner. And the rent that you would pay will be a big help for the owner to help pay their mortgage.

I have such a flatmate in my own house. Although he is not autistic, he would still struggle to pay rent on a standalone house while still having enough money to live a comfortable life. But he is the perfect flatmate for me.





 
 
 
 




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  # 2150607 26-Dec-2018 07:00
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quickymart:

Where are you on the spectrum? (One of my boys is autistic too but he's 6 so too early to really tell where he's at).



I'm at the high end of the spectrum so high-functioning autism.



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  # 2150608 26-Dec-2018 07:02
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Aredwood: Housing NZ house maybe?

Any long time friends who own their own homes? See if you can move in as a flatmate. Better security of tenancy when the head tenant is also the owner. And the rent that you would pay will be a big help for the owner to help pay their mortgage.

I have such a flatmate in my own house. Although he is not autistic, he would still struggle to pay rent on a standalone house while still having enough money to live a comfortable life. But he is the perfect flatmate for me.


Unfortunately I don't have any long term friends that I could mine in as a flatmate.

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  # 2150803 26-Dec-2018 18:27
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quickymart:

Where are you on the spectrum? (One of my boys is autistic too but he's 6 so too early to really tell where he's at).

 

 

On a related note, does anyone know of schools for autistic children where they're taught at a level appropriate to their age, rather than just Group A ("junior") and Group B ("older"). Friend of mine has a ten-year-old who's being taught a syllabus for four-to-five-year-olds because she's lumped into the junior group, and they all get taught at the lowest-common-denominator level. She complained the other day that her daughter had better maths and reading skills before she started school (five years ago) than she does now.



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  # 2150846 26-Dec-2018 21:04
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I really like the idea of a single bedroom apartment like the ones at Hobsonville Point because they'd be easy to maintain inside and keep clean but I doubt there would be any for sale at an affordable price when the time comes to move out and start living on my own.

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  # 2150854 26-Dec-2018 21:07
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Which part of general flatting doesn't work for you? 





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  # 2150859 26-Dec-2018 21:17
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It's just if I ended up living with a horrible flatmate because it's not easy to evict an abusive flatmate.

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  # 2150860 26-Dec-2018 21:25
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Cruciblewrecker: It's just if I ended up living with a horrible flatmate because it's not easy to evict an abusive flatmate.

 

But that is like anybody that has a flatmate

 

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  # 2150862 26-Dec-2018 21:30
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Cruciblewrecker: It's just if I ended up living with a horrible flatmate because it's not easy to evict an abusive flatmate.


Fair enough. I flatted in a few places.. Living with others just made for trouble. Personally it made me quickly become very isolated - they weren't even bad people!
Flatting isn't for everyone...

Living with a partner does ease the journey a fair bit.


I'd stick to having just fish if you want a pet. Makes partularly the smaller places so much easier.



There is a few nice 1 room places popping up. Another one is in building between Glen Eden and Kelston.




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  # 2150866 26-Dec-2018 21:42
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Have you asked Autism NZ?
At the least, they ought to be able to put you in touch with the right people.

I think you said you're in Auckland, Autism NZ's Auckland branch is at 642 New North Road, Mt Albert - phone (09) 8460913


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  # 2151208 27-Dec-2018 17:59
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Affordable housing is hard to get regardless of your social abilities.

 

Friend of mine is married to an autistic guy. Has been for ages now...they rented until mid last year and with help from his parent, got a deposit for a house together and bought.

 

 

 

No different for you  - just flat somewhere to start with.


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