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About Us

Built for the Specially-Abled by a Group of Parents

SpeciallyAble Cohousing Community is an intentional, multi-generational community for people with disabilities and their parents. The community will have 20 homes, a shared community center, and a variety of common amenities. The community is designed to be a safe and supportive environment where people with disabilities can live independently and have access to the services they need. It will also provide opportunities for families to socialize and build community.

Our Vision

An Inclusive Community for SpeciallyAble-d & their Families.

Key Guiding Principles

Co-housing

Where will my SpeciallyAble-d live?

An inclusive Community for SpeciallyAble-d & their parents

Independent Living

How will he/she live independently?

Transition SIs into their own home using SLS (Supported Living Services) and other supports (Independent Living) with Professional Management

Mind-Body-Soul

How will my SpeciallyAble-d be supported 7x24x365?

Supplement day programs with “Mind-Body-Soul” enrichment programs run by parents including 3-5 “micro businesses” to generate income

Strong support structure

How will my SpeciallyAble-d be supported 7x24x365?

Be a support structure for each other as we gracefully age-in-place with our SIs

Protect the intentionality

How will he/she receive the right Medical, Dental, Vision and other care?

Protect the intentionality of the Community for multiple generations (HOA-like structure to enforce proper use & transfers)

Our Journey So Far

Join our Events Online or In-Person

We conduct ongoing events with educational content for parents of the SpeciallyAbled across a variety of topics including Housing, Support Services, Services available in California, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, and many others. Join our email list to be informed

Our Founder Families

Somaraju Family

Somaraju Family

Anup (37 yrs), Jyotsna, Dr. Vijaya and Ram (Dr. Prasad) Somaraju live in Rockford, IL. Ram (Retired) and Vijaya are both Physicians by profession. Anup is our special child and the eldest of the SpeciallyAble-d in our community. Jyotsna is in Healthcare administration in Chicago
Voddiraju Family

Voddiraju Family

After spending nearly 28 years in the Chicago area, Arkay (20 yrs), Rajitha & Rajesh moved to Brentwood, CA to help bring this Community to life. Arnav (21) attends College in Chicago
Pasumamula Family

Pasumamula Family

Ajay (23), Shailu & Giri Pasumamula haved been long-term Portland residents. Ajay is attending Portland State and is an avid basketball fan.
Kasarla Family

Kasarla Family

Rishi, Pranav (23 yrs), Sirisha & Sravan Kasarla are long term Boston area residents. Pranav has been in an independent housing environment already and will lead the way in our Community. Young Rishi will be off to College very soon.
Govindarajan Family

Govindarajan Family

Aakash (12 yrs), Shanthi Priya & Sugu have made Portland, Oregon their home for more than a decade and can't wait to bring the community to life
Govindarajan Family

Govindarajan Family

Aakash (12 yrs), Shanthi Priya & Sugu have made Portland, Oregon their home for more than a decade and can't wait to bring the community to life
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