Independent Living; Real JobsA life of possibility for adults with autism
At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, we’re solving a large and growing problem – in a way that’s never been done before. We’re addressing the surge of individuals with autism entering adulthood by providing an inviting place to live and work that offers independence, structure and careers where few were available before.
Membership at Erik's Ranch & Retreats
Adults with autism who wish to explore independent living and career opportunities can apply for a membership at Erik's Ranch in Montana or Erik's Retreat in Minnesota. A membership at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats opens the door to helping create a life that is meaningful. A membership offers more than just a roof overhead, it offers a life of possibility. Erik's Ranch & Retreats is a home and work place where we take into account individuals’ strengths and abilities. We help members use their abilities and talents as well as expand and explore new skills and opportunities.
What sets us apart is that these destinations will be run by the individuals who live there; in desirable locations and mentored by caring staff. Our members will live, learn, work and excel, using their personal abilities to help us operate two locations for visiting guests: Erik’s Retreat in urban Edina, Minnesota; and Erik’s Ranch near scenic Bozeman, Montana.
It’s clear that a tidal wave of young people with autism’s complex needs is moving toward adulthood. Some will be able to direct their own life decisions, but many will never be able to live alone. As a society, we are largely unprepared for this surge. Who will support them and how?
Previous Outlook for Individuals with Autism:
Current Outlook with Erik's Ranch & Retreats:
Matching Grant Challenge
Two individuals have offered a total of $20,000 in matching grants to begin building a second guesthouse in Montana. Donate today and double your investment in a life of promise for adults with autism.
Progress at Erik's Ranch
Joe Dixson, with the help of his son Zach, who has ASD, began framing the guesthouse. The power of their relationship will imbue the guesthouse with magic.Watch Video
Join us for fun, festivities and a raffle to launch these locations.MN Invitation MT Invitation