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Maryland Disability Law Center
800-233-7201 or 410-727-6352
1800 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, 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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The Arc of Baltimore
(410) 296-9675
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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GILD: Group for Independent Learning Disabled
(410) 363-4300
P.O. Box 322
Brooklandville, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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REM - Maryland
(410) 494-0700
1016 Cromwell Bridge Road
Towson, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alliance, Inc.
(410) 282-5900 ext. 3022
7701 Wise Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Center for Social Change, Inc.
(443) 436-6100 ext. 236
7210 Rutherford Road
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Chimes District of Columbia
(800) 244-6371 or 410.358.8843
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Job Coach, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Abilities Network
(410) 828-7700
8503 LaSalle Road
Towson, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, 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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Institute of Professional Practice, Mid-Atlantic Human Service Co
(410) 580-0750 ext. 20
1777 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Richcroft, Inc.
(410) 785-3274
9 Schilling Road, Suite 202
Hunt Valley, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Adult

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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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