Adult Autism Support Bellevue WA

Local resource for adult autism support in Bellevue. 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.

Christopher Nelson, PhD
(206) 459-4817
Wilburton Ridge Office Park, 365 118th Avenue SE, Suite 110
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Medical, Other, Psychological Counseling, RDI, 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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Elaine A. Duncan,M.A.
(425) 883-4939
16541 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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C.A. Brooks & Associates PS
(425) 672-2928
7907 212th St SW
Edmonds, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, 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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Hope Clinic
(425) 462-7800
12301 NE 10th Place, Suite 302
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Music Works
(426) 644-0988
14360 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 102
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Education, Music Therapy, Other

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Helping Hands for the Disabled
(425) 644-4344
PO Box 6335
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization

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MindSource Center
(253) 859-3505
27023 164th Ave SE
Covington/Kent, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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MOSAIC Childrens Therapy Clinic
(425) 644-6328
2445 140th Avenue NE, Suite B-105
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Turning Point Therapies, LLC
(425) 497-2850
2330 130th Ave NE, Suite C-103
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Neuropath Learning
(425) 646-5055
600 108th Ave NE Suite 535
Bellevue, WA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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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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