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Hello Everyone, My name is Nicole Lachance. I am 24 years old & live in Barrie. On July 1st 2018, I reached 1 of the most important milestones in my life, getting my 1st apartment. Having your own place doesn't just happen overnight, there are many skills you need to learn & be able to accomplish on your own, before getting your own place. Cooking, Cleaning, Finances just to name a few.

Read more: Nicole Lachance: Proud to be Living her Independent Dream

Note: This article was originally published in 2017

Living independently is something to which I believe everyone aspires. The freedom such independence promises is borderline intoxicating, especially to a young adult. 

That said, independence is not something that comes as easily as one may think, and when you add an ASD to the mix, becoming independent can take on a whole new set of challenges. 

Read more: Matthew Lemay on Living Independently with an ASD