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Area Moms Work to Help Special Needs Adults Find a "Home of Our Own"

 

September 20, 2018

The parents of Amy Oemichen and Frank Wallitsch (pictured above) got together to help develop housing for their children, both of whom have autism. Those talks led to the formation of Home of Our Own ("HOOO").

Children with autism grow into adults. Twenty years ago, two area mothers began talking about would happen to their children, both of whom have autism, when they became adults. Their vision grew into Home of Our Own ("HOOO"), a Wisconsin non-profit corporation, dedicated to creating an integrated residential community in a rural setting. The community would allow adults with autism and special needs to live independently, side by side with active seniors and others looking for reasonably priced rental housing.

Mary Anne Oemichen of rural New Glarus said, "We knew our children would never...



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