About Us

The purpose of Autumn Days is to build self-esteem, self-reliance, reduce social limitations, and encourage positive interaction within the community for individuals that require supportive living services. Our endeavor is to put forth every effort to meet individual need and accommodate the ever-changing needs of those we serve. Every person deserves the opportunity to live an active and fulfilling life. Making that goal a reality is precisely the objective of our developmental disability programs and services.

Some of What We Do

You can feel confident knowing that our caregivers are our employees. Skill set alone does not ensure a place on our team. Integrity and morality are equally important. In addition, all our caregivers have gone through several levels of pre-employment and continual screenings.

To ensure the best continual care for our clients, our supervisors make scheduled and unscheduled visits to the home while the caregiver is present to evaluate the following: Level of assistance provided; Changing needs of the clients; Caregiver’s adaption to changes; Relationship between the caregiver and the client.

We are committed to promoting a culturally normative, self-directed living environment. Individuals are encouraged to achieve and sustain the greatest degree of community integration possible and desired.

Our Team

Kanica James

Kanica James


Kanica’s journey as an entrepreneur began at the early age of 7, working alongside her father and uncles in their respective businesses.  She has an incredible wealth of business experience and has helped other organizations become licensed as home health and supported living providers.

Kanica is armed with a Bachelors degree and dual Masters degrees from DeVry University in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Management.  In October 2020, Kanica received a Honorary Doctorate degree for her endeavors in Humanitarian and Leadership. She holds additional certifications in various business sectors. In addition, Kanica received her ministerial credentials in 2012.

Emma Owens

Emma Owens


Emma Demus, co-founder of Autumn Days and Autumn Days Home Healthcare, based in Gahanna, Ohio. Emma has over 25-years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Emma’s business experience does not just stop at Autumn Days entities, she is also co-founder of JD’S Kitchen, and founder of Brandon’s Gems. Emma has been a successful CEO for 12 years.

Emma is an alumni of Columbus State where she received her Associates Degree in Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Chemical Addiction.  Emma became a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc in 2019. Emma makes time to give back to her community by volunteering and donating to various organizations.