Adult Autism Support Cleveland OH

Local resource for adult autism support in Cleveland. 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.

Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
(216) 241-8230
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Activities, Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Early Intervention and ABA Services
(440) 668-7177
1582 Skyland Drive
Hinckley, OH
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Activities, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Assistive Technology, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, FastForword, Floortime, Independent Living Centers, Job Coach, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Rosemarie Donatelli
(440) 382-2369
1278 West Ninth Street, apt 1204
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Other, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Rochelle Nyer, Speech/language Pathologist
(440) 461-9119
5561Kilbourne Dr.
Lyndhurst, OH
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Max Wiznitzer, M.D.
(216) 844-3691
Rainbow Ped. Specialties
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Medical
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Easter Seals Northeast Ohio
(440) 838-0990 (V/TTY); (800) 437-3288
1929 A East Royalton Road
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Respite, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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P.L.A.Y. project
216-736-29331
2421 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings

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Educational Options
(216) 272-8080
P.O. Box 24931
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Educational Options LLC
(216) 272-8080
PO Box 24931
cleveland, OH
Support Services
Camps, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Research, Residential Facility, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Judith Saltzman
(216) 861-0360
Hickman and Lowder Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland, OH
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other

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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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