Nominated by: Leslie Accardo
On My Own of Michigan assists adults with mild developmental disabilities become independent, social and contributing members of the community. We believe individuals living with developmental disabilities have the right to choose where they live, work, play and worship. And, when given the opportunity, experience and appropriate supports, they can become active members of the community.
Adults with developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome face an unsettling reality: less than twenty-five percent will leave the care of their families to one day live on their own.
Twenty years ago, eight Oakland County families came together with the dream that someday their children would live independently. With no other local options for supported, community-based independent living, On My Own of Michigan was borne.
On My Own is also looking for volunteers to help teach classes to build the skills of the members. Consider volunteering your time today!