What became apparent from our LBTF gatherings is that families want (in some fashion) what others across the nation have already established, in the more than 50 existing farms and ranches we have identified. But few parents have the time, energy or resources to pull off such endeavors. Since virtually all of these farms and ranches have been established by parents for their own children, they typically have no interest in starting more than one farm. Then, quite naturally, their efforts turn to managing the farm they have started. As a result, when new families do pull together to create such projects they tend to spend a lot of time and effort recreating the process mostly from scratch. This need to “reinvent the wheel” every time led a small group of individuals from the LBTF group to start meeting and concentrate on how best to get families what they want. It was during these small group sessions that the idea for “Living Unlimited” (LU) was born to promote and facilitate the process of forming and running these farms and ranches, for the benefit of the residents and their families.
Since then, LU has expanded its mission to include suburban and urban options as well. LU is dedicated to promote fulfilled lives for young adults with special needs by providing safe housing and worthwhile life-activities.