Nearly 80% of people with disabilities cannot find housing when they are ready to leave home. There are few housing options for adults with special needs, and long waiting lists for those that exist. 

Our goal is to build a Special Needs Lifelong Farm Community where our children, family members and friends with disabilities can live, work, play, and enjoy the rest of their lives.
Our Mission
The Special Place Foundation assists individuals with developmental disabilities to live with purpose, in a sustainable, lifelong urban-farm community.

Core Principles
Order Tickets - Family Dinner Dance Sun. Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. Palo Alto Masonic Lodge.
Tickets will be held at door. Questions?  Email info@specialplace
Our Social Club matches volunteer buddies with our participants. These friendly companions help participants with disabilities develop the social skills needed to form friendshps and develop a cohesive community.
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We are looking for peer buddies for our group activities. Earn community service credit while having fun with our friendly participants.

More volunteer opportunities
Our vocational training program includes a Garden Club, teaching gardening skills and work behaviors. The Garden Club meets in our organic garden on the San Francisco peninsula. 
Vocational Training
Social & Recreational Activities
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Third Annual Fundraising Event:
Family Dinner Dance, Sunday, September 22, 5-9 p.m., 2013, Palo Alto Masonic Lodge, 461 Florence. 

Representatives from farms, ranches, and other intentional communities for adults with autism and other disabilities convened at the second annual FRED conference. (Farms & Ranches Enabling people with Disabilities), March 1, 2013, Manhattan Beach, CA.