Adult Autism Support Boulder CO

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Behavior Services of the Rockies
(303) 709-9292
1995 e coalton
Superior, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, 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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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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Judy Converse MPH, RD, LD
(303) 842-8255
Nutrition Care For Children LLC
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Blood Draw, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Labs, Nutritional Counseling, Publications, State Resources, Insurance, Vaccine Awareness
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Judy Converse MPH, RD, LD
(303) 842-8255
1150 Maxwell Avenue
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Early Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Susan M. Weiner
(303) 415-2564
4450 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Legal Services

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Creative Perspectives, Inc. Autism Center of Boulder Valley
(303) 935-5200
1724 Majestic Drive, Suite 108
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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The Center for Spoken Language Research
(303) 735-5150
Campus Box 594
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Research, Training/Seminars

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Colorado Respite Care Program
(303) 441-1090
Developmental Disabilities Center, 1343 Iris Avenue
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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S.M.I.L.E. Autism Services, LLC- Andrea Fasula, MA
(303) 532-6197
Boulder, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Deirdre Teaford, Ph.D.
(303) 579-3909
75 Manhattan Drive, Suite 4
Boulder, CO
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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