Adult Autism Support Aurora CO

Local resource for adult autism support in Aurora. 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.

Jeanne Belli, RN, CHt, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor Consultant
(303) 731-0074
1776 S Jackson St
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Chiropractors, Doctor Referrals, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Lawyers (Vaccine Lawsuits), Play Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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College Living Experience
(303) 825-2533; (800)486-5058
1391 Speer Blvd., Suite 400
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Other, Residential, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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ARC OF AURORA
(303) 344-5390
14111 E. Alameda, Suite 310
Aurora, CO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Therapy Providers

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Terry Grossman, M.D.
(303) 338-1323
3150 So. Peoria St.
Denver, CO
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Child find: DISTRICT 28J - AURORA
(303) 340-0510 x 28425
15701 E. First Avenue, Suite 204
Aurora, CO
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Roundup Fellowship
(303) 757-8008
2250 South Oneida St., Suite 201
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization

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North Metro Community Services (Administration)
(303) 457-1001
1001 W 124th Avenue
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Residential, Support Organization

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Metro Music Therapy, Inc
(303) 366-0344
11111 E. Mississippi Ave
Aurora, CO
Support Services
Music Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Levy & Associates
(303) 745-6717
14100 E Jewell Ave #14
Aurora, CO
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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South Aurora Family Resource Center
(303) 671-9088
1301 S. Kenton Way, #111
Aurora, CO
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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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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