Adult Autism Support Atlanta GA

Local resource for adult autism support in Atlanta. 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.

Lutheran Services of Georgia
(404) 591-7014
2987 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Educational Advocacy, Other, Residential
Ages Supported
Adult

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Aurora Strategies, Inc.
(404) 377-8882
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Legal Services, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills T
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Emory Autism Resource Center (EARC)
(404) 727-8350
1551 Shoup Ct.
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Research, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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The Arc of Georgia
(678) 904-1967
100 Edgewood Ave., NE Suite 502
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Georgia Legal Services Program
(404) 206-5175
104 Marietta Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Legal Services

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A+ Behavioral Therapy
(352) 225-1239
3945 Clayhill Drive
Clarkston, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
(404) 527-7155
6065 Roswell Road #515
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Zimring, Smith & Billips, P.C.
(404) 607-1600
615 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Legal Services

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Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
404-385-0636; (800) 949-4232
490 Tenth Street
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other, Support Organization

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Paul Cognac
(404) 285-0677
152 Nassau Street
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Legal Services

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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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