Adult Autism Support Boca Raton FL

Local resource for adult autism support in Boca Raton. 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.

Asperger Strategy Center
(561) 994-3299
5455 Ascot Bend
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Other
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers (ARC Broward)
(954) 746-9400
10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Compounding Pharmacies, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, 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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Sue E. Antell PhD ABPP ABPN
(561) 893-8199
551 NW 77th St. Ste 100
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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CARD(Center for Autism & Related Disorders)
(561) 297-2023
FL Atlantic Univ.,Dept. of ESU
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Education, Research, Support Organization

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Reaching potentials
(561) 391-1004
500 NE Spanish River Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Butterfly Effects LLC
(561) 302-4860
1601 NW 22nd Court J22
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Asperger/Autism Strategy Center
(561) 994-3299
5455 Ascot Bend
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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Shirly Gilad BCBA, RN, FNP
(561) 504-6669
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Preschool

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KidsCamps.com Camp Listings
(561) 443-2924
2500 N. Military Trail, Suite 450
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY

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Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
(561) 901-3965
7200 Camino Real #104
Parkland, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,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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