Shire House Inc.

Lisa Colliss

CBT Therapist

Board Member


Your donation will allow us to continue to provide scholarships to those unable to meet the costs of our residential program.

Your donation will be contributing towards yet another life changing opportunity for a young adult on the Autism spectrum. 

Shire House Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, your donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Tax ID # 46-0758642

OUR Projects


 A Community of and for young adults on the high functioning Autism spectrum



Purpose and Methods 

​​​​Social mentors



Philip Drasny

​ABA Therapist

Dr. Bruce Scotton, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A

Board Member

 ​​Liz’s Corner                                                                                                            September 2015

 I went to Clip Art to search for something that would represent hope, finding nothing, I returned to searching for photos for the other sections of our website. As I searched, I came across the picture I did choose because in seeing it I remembered the time I took the photo, February of 2010.

 My son was in the back seat of our car, he had just gotten out of school for the day. He was miserable, frustrated and angry, another bad day in school. We would tell him things would get better once he graduated but it would not help because I think he could not imagine what better was.

 However, I did because I had Hope.

 As Andy wrote to Red in Stephens Kings book Hope Springs Eternal, “Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

 I hope you still have Hope

Shire House is a Transitional Independent Living Residential Program. Our program is designed for young adults 18 and over who are within the high functioning Autism spectrum. 

Our Shire House philosophy is that in being a supportive, community based, structured and supervised environment, this will lead our young adults to age appropriate emotional, behavioral, social and physical development.

That with appropriate interventions, methods, techniques and supports, our young adults will reach an age appropriate level of self management.

Our Mission is to create a community for and of young adults within the high functioning Autism spectrum.

A community where friendships and supports will be forged as our young adults begin their journey into independent living.

Shire House is narrowing the scope of its nonprofit status whose new purpose will be fundraising and the distribution of Shire House scholarships. We are currently considering candidates for this newly restructured Board of Directors; contact us if you are interested.



Elizabeth S Kane​

Founder and Executive Director


Our Shire House Mentors are an important component of the team leading our clients through to an individualised and age appropriate level of self-management.

Our Social Mentors are knowledgeable about creating opportunities to engage the clients to move out of their comfort zone and expand their social interactions. 

Our Social Mentors are expected to have the ability to redirect/navigate the client in a kind and productive manner and tone of voice.

Shire House currently has two house models. One with in-house support and supervision. 

Our second with hourly supports and supervision.

We are searching for other properties to lease so to expand our second house model.