Adult Autism Support Bloomington IL

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Autism Society of McLean County
(309) 661-9440
PO Box 1644
Bloomington, IL
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, 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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PowerToolz, Inc. (Jamie Powers, President)
(309) 261-2343
1115 Bull Street
Normal, IL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Circles Behavior Consultation Services
(309) 660-1378
P.O. Box 992
Bloomington, IL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Communication Innovations
(608) 204-6083
Manhattan Dr
Rockford, IL
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, FastForword, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Society of McLean County
(309) 661-9440
PO Box 1644
Bloomington, IL
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, 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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Speech & Language Connections
(309) 452-6868
211 Landmark Drive Suite A3
Normal, IL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Speech & Language Connections (Bloomington)
(309) 452-6868
3901 GE Road Suite 4
Bloomington, IL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Lindamood Bell, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Rimland Services for Autistic Citizens
(847) 328-4090
616A Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Other, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite

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Aspire
(708) 547-3575
9901 Derby Lane
Westchester, IL
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Independent Living Centers, Job Coach, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,Adult

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KGH Consultation & Treatment, Inc.
847.498.KIDS (5437)
3100 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, FastForword, General Supplies, Interactive Metronome, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resource
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 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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