Adult Autism Support Burnsville MN

Local resource for adult autism support in Burnsville. 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.

Minnesota Life College
(612) 869-4008
7501 Logan Avenue South
Richfield, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Job Coach, Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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AuSM Fathers Group
(651) 647-1083
2380 Wycliff Street
Saint Paul, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Fraser Child & Family Center
(612) 331-9413
3333 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory I
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Holland Center/ MN Hyperbarics
(952) 401-9359
810 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Blood Draw, DAN! Pediatrics, DAN! Pediatrics, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Haircuts & Photography, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT), Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Au
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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In The Company of Kids "Creative Arts Center", LLC
(952) 432-5525
15010 Glazier Ave. Suite 103
Apple Valley, MN
Support Services
Activities, Education, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Arc of Minnesota
(651) 523-0823
770 Transfer Road
Saint Paul, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, 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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Asperger Parent Group
(651) 647-1083
Autism Society of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MN Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities
(651) 296-4018
MN Dept. of Admin.
St. Paul, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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In The Company of Kids Creative Arts Center
(952) 736-3644
Burnsville, MN
Support Services
Camps, Helpful Websites, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Bonnie Neumann
(952) 432-5525
15010 Glazier Ave. Suite 103
Apple Valley, MN
Support Services
Camps
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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