Yung Ting Engelbrecht lounges on his couch watching “Barney” on a tablet. He can scan QR codes taped to the wall that connect him to some of his favorite YouTube videos.
“Where are you going to sleep tonight?” asks his mom, Jacqueline Noel. “New house,” Yung Ting says.
His 288-square-foot accessory dwelling unit is attached to his parents’ house in east Vancouver. Even though he’s lived in the unit for a little over a year, Yung Ting still calls his place “new house” and his parents’ “big house.”
When people initially heard that Yung Ting was getting his own place, many were taken aback. The 23-year-old has autism and Down syndrome.
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