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Local Home for Adults with disabilities needs your help

A local home for adults with special needs is having their annual fundraiser, and they need community support to get through the year.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —

Less than 20 percent of young adults on the spectrum have ever lived independently, and as they get older, the likelihood shrinks. One group right here in Huntsville has been impacting the lives of these adults in more ways than you know. 

The 305 8th Street Community is a network of homes for adults with disabilities in Huntsville. They mostly cater to adults in the valley whose families may not be able to care for them. 

The 305 8th Street Community is hosting their annual "Love Grows Here" fundraiser Thursday, March 5 at 5pm at the Botanical Gardens.

This year they’re highlighting “Everyday Heroes”. Some residents have even made handmade cards for the guests and items for the silent auction. 

Organizers say, people may not realize how limited options like “305 8th Street” are for families with loved ones who have special needs and age out of public school programs. 

We spoke with Andrea Williams, the Executive Director of the 305 8TH Street Community. She tells our reporter, “ I want the school systems to start working harder on sharing, you know, the options for disabled communities, so that parents can be better prepared.

The 305 8th Street Community doesn't get any state or federal funding. So, they say they could use your help with anything from toiletries to food or even art supplies.

Click here to see how you can help.