Admission Criteria

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Rainbow Acres serves individuals with developmental disabilities caused by a number of different conditions that include Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Tuberous Sclerosis, Prader-Willi syndrome and milder forms of traumatic brain injury. A successful applicant will fulfill the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older (admission process may begin earlier)
  • Have a primary diagnosis of developmental disability or cognitive challenge
  • Able to meet minimum program requirements
  • Be accepting of supervision
  • Have ability to be left alone for short periods of time
  • Able to ambulate and/or transfer independently
  • Free of impulse to take flight or run away
  • All medical conditions must be manageable
  • Be free of communicable diseases
  • Have no history of abuse toward self or others
  • Capable of self-care (e.g. feeding, brushing teeth, toileting, dressing and independent bathing/showering)

If your loved one or potential applicant fulfills these requirements, please visit the Admission Procedure page to learn more about how to apply for residence at Rainbow Acres. For questions concerning the admissions criteria, contact the Director of Admissions at, or call 928-567-5231.