In January 2020, six graduate students from the Stevenson Center at Illinois State University were assigned to conduct social research for Autism McLean, a local, volunteer organization that aims to promote the general welfare of children and adults with autism and to provide support for their families. The objective was to conduct an applied research project that met Autism McLean's needs while providing an applied education to service minded students. The focus of the research was specifically on the housing assets and programs available in McLean County and whether those assets match the needs of people with autism.
Bourke, Grayson; Brown, Mike; Buendia, Genesis Marie; Fabos, Zach; Quimby, Melissa; and Shaw, Kendra, "Autism McLean: Housing for Adults with ASD" (2020). Community Project Design and Management Reports - Sociology. 10.