Adult Autism Support Albuquerque NM

Local resource for adult autism support in Albuquerque. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to information on autism or Asperger down syndrome, education for adults with autism, autism support for adults, as well as advice and content on autism services.

RCI
(505) 255-5501
1023 Stanford Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Mandys Special Farm
(505) 255-9265
346 Clark Road S.W.
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Adult Support, Residential, Residential Facility
Ages Supported
Adult

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New Mexico Chapter ASA
(505) 332-0306
PO Box 30955
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Protection & Advocacy System
(505) 256-3100
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 204
Alburquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Parents for Behaviorally Different Children
(800) 273-7232
595 Marble, NE Suite 8
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Autism Therapist/Teacher (Individualized Services)
(505) 268-0806
Travel to your home
Albuquerque and within 90 mile radius, NM
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Kristina M. Elaine, CPCC
(505) 217-3860
13170-B Central SE #225
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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South West Autism Network
(505) 272-1852
Center for Development and Disability
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Learning Disabilities Association of New Mexico
(505) 821-2545
6301 Menaul Blvd. NE #556
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Protection & Advocacy, Inc
505-256-3100; 1-800-432-4682
1720 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Finding The Right Home For Your Adult Child With Autism

Finding the right home for your adult child with autism

Lisa Jo Rudy

Marianne Ehlert of Protected Tomorrows works with the families of people on the autism spectrum to plan for adult living. Available options for people on the autism spectrum vary from state to state and individual to individual. Possibilities range from complete independence to institutional living. Figuring out just what a particular individual needs, where to find it, and how to fund it, can be a complex process.

Ehlert notes that it's important to begin thinking about adult living while your child with autism is still young. In part, that's because children with autism are usually eligible for special needs and transition programs through their schools, which means that your child's educational program can be crafted to support your plans for the future. It's also because the process of thinking through, planning for and creating an ideal living situation for a person on the autism spectrum may take a long time.

Step One - Envision an Ideal Setting for Your Adult Child With Autism
All parents, Ehlert says, want their children to be "safe and happy" as adults. But every parent has a different vision of what "safe and happy" might look like. That vision, she says, depends as much on the parent's experience and attitudes as on the child's abilities and preferences. Still, it's important for parents to start thinking about their own vision for their child's future before making any concrete actions.

Where would your child thrive? In a city? On a farm? On his own? With a group? At home with parents? In essence, says Ehlert, there are five general living options available:

∗ At home with family

∗ Apartment with services that come in and check on residents (make sure they are paying bills, cleaning, etc.) These are living support services, and they could be privately or publically funded.

∗ Housing unit program/roommate -- individuals live in a house or apartment building that belongs to a structured support group; caregiver makes sure everyone is OK at night, runs programs, etc.

∗ Group home (community integrated living arrangement) -- caregiver lives on site

∗ "Dorm-style," large facilities (institutional settings, very low level workshop living)

Step Two - Determine if Your Ideal Setting Exists
Once parents (or parents and their teenage children with autism) have identified an ideal living situation, the next step is to determine whether such as setting already exists or whether the family will have to create the setting. A surprising number of parents are involved with or considering involvement with the creation of a residential setting for their child with autism. Some are funding or developing supportive living situations; others are envisioning and creating work/home settings in towns, cities, and rural areas.

Often, information about adult living situations in your state or province is available thr...

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