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Discover Our Unique Community

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Welcome to Woodside Prairie, a unique community in Grafton, WI where adults with autism share residences in a woodland setting with wetlands, rolling terrain, walking paths, and a neighboring pond. Here, residents will have the supports and environment needed to live lives filled with meaningful work, friendships, recreation, and involvement in their spiritual and local communities.

 

 

 

 

Our Vision

Parents who have raised and supported children with autism for decades face the daunting challenge of how to continue this supportive environment as they age. Rebecca (Riv) and Alan Goldman developed a vision of this community.

The solution

Modeled after Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, Ohio and Benjamin's Hope in Holland, Michigan, Woodside Prairie will be the center for a full life for adults with autism. Woodside Prairie will provide the residents with opportunities for meaningful work, skill training, healthy lifestyles and interactions with the community. The families of the residents will have self-directed support in place to maintain a good quality of life.

 

Layout of the property

Each single-story home has 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms. Private bedrooms allow individuals with a calming space as needed. Each home includes a communal kitchen, dining room and living room for shared meal preparation, dining and entertainment. Homes are designed to be bright with sunlight coming through the clearstory space.

There is an activity building at the end of the driveway that is multi-purpose and includes a kitchen for recreational and community use. 

 

Come work with us!

We are currently hiring! Come work with us providing direct care and support for our residents as a Daily Living Support Specialist (sidekick). We have full time positions available for three different shifts (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift). Sidekicks work within the homes and the community, to help foster skill development and uphold community-based living. Through methods such as teaching, coaching, mentoring, and offering support, the provider guides individuals in attaining their customized goals.

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