Adult Autism Support Clearwater FL

Local resource for adult autism support in Clearwater. 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.

Alternative Solutions~ Therapy Center for Children with Autism, Inc.
(727) 712-8120
3165 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, 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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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) - Tampa
813-974-2532 or 1-800-333-4530
13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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Rene M. Reed, D.C.
(727) 447-0408
1770 Braxton Bragg Lane
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Other

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Ray G. Behm, Jr. DDS
(727) 446-6747
127 North Garden Ave.
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Other

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Utopia MediSpa and Wellness
(727) 799-9060
3165 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, 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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Kathryn Peter/ Lindsey Henderson
(240) 793-5416
540 Carillon Pkwy
St Petersburg, FL
Support Services
Activities, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, RDI, 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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USF Autism Spectrum Assessment and Treatment Clinic
(813) 974-1516
Silver Child Development Center
Tampa, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Equither
(813) 723-8129
1885 County Rd. 193
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Dr. Ron Knaus
(727) 518-7294
1301 Seminole Blvd., Suite B-112
Largo, FL
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Doctors, Doctors, Osteopathy, Doctors, Osteopathy, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT), Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Parent Training and Information Projects, Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc.
800-825-5736; (727) 523-1130
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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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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