Adult Autism Support Columbus OH

Local resource for adult autism support in Columbus. 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.

Andrew Erkis, Ph.D Educational Consulting
(614) 231-1957
1706 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Educational Advocacy, Medical
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Ohio Legal Rights Service
614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181 (Ohio)
8 East Long Street
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio
(614) 228-5523
565 Childrens Drive West
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, 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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OH Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(614) 444-2646; (800) 686-2646
979 S. High St.
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational 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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Rehabilitation Services Commission
(614) 438-1210 (V/TTY)
400 East Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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columbus Public Schools Parent Mentor Program
(614) 365-5219
2571 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Vocational Support Program
(614) 293-5183
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Neurology
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Job Coach, Medical, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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Americare Healthcare Services, LLC.
(614) 273-0086
1279 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Fast Forward Therapy, Inc
(614) 364-6206
Columbus, OH
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Autism from my perspective speaker/presenter
none
columbus Ohio
columbus, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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