Our living systems exist to push and invite our community participants to experience the outer boundaries of joy and flourishing.

No support need is too great. No behavior is too intense or potentially harmful.

“SLS offers a highly interactive, human-centered project, creating housing, employment, recreation, learning, outreach and more. The May Institute is pleased to partner with SLS in developing this unique, groundbreaking approach for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

Dr. Lauren SolotarCEO, May Institute
Our philosophy three-pronged approach

SLS Community champions the inclusion of people with disabilities.
We are not tweaking old models, we are redefining possibility.

Create access to high quality & affordable housing.


For many individuals and families experiencing disability, independent living in high-quality housing outside of the home is economically impossible. We collaborate with families and organizations to maximize resources and create opportunities for neurodiverse adults to live independently affordably.

Encourage Growth through whole health


Our Flourish Support model builds on principles of whole health-addressing the mind, body, nutrition, and relationships. We invite our community participants to explore and dream in regards to their entire being.

Clinical Support


At SLS Community, ALL means ALL. We do not shy away from behaviors or high support needs. We recognize many of our participants need tailored programming, behavioral, and medical support to maintain a solid foundation for growth. Through partnerships with the May Institute other national thought leaders, SLS Community can ensure every participant has the foundation necessary to flourish.

See a Living System in action


Located in West Fayetteville, Stewart Place is a micro-concept of larger projects. It creates meaningful work for adults with disabilities, cultivating inclusion, and decreasing the cost of living for a select number of residents. Residents are benefiting from the Flourish Model.

This particular residence offers behavioral support through Applied Behavioral Analysis and best practices in clinical management.