Ädelbrook wrote -The Jordan House team would like to take a “family vacation” for six residents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities and their staff. Our residents have faced hardships related to their multiple disabilities, as well as problems with, or lack of, family support structures, and low-economic status. Many of our residents are in the custody of the state of Connecticut, and many of those who have guardianship within their family structure will not return home, due to multiple barriers. Our residents have spent significant portions of their lives within congregate care and clinical settings, and therefore have not had access to many typical childhood experiences. Due to the severity of their disabilities, and subsequent behavioral challenges, it is unlikely that most of our residents will ever gain such experiences. One such experience that is often wished for is a family vacation. Our boys recently cited a “family vacation” as one of the most significant losses they have encountered due to their marginalized situations. Aside from a family vacation, our residents have largely missed out on many typical social experiences, such as traveling, sight-seeing, and even eating in restaurants. It is our hope that with generous funding, we will be able to provide these experiences to our residents. Our experience with autism spectrum disorders, our significant training in behavior management, and the support of extremely knowledgeable staff who know the children well, we believe we can provide a safe, successful, once in a lifetime experience for our boys.