Adult Autism Support Covington KY

Local resource for adult autism support in Covington. 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.

Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders Inc.
(513) 528-1595
5989 Meijer Drive Suite 9
Milford, OH
Support Services
Adult Support, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Applied Behavioral Services
(859) 261-9653
218 Wallace Ave
Covington, KY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Road ID Shoe IDs
(800) 345-6336
221 Grandview Drive
Fort Mitchell, KY
Support Services
ID Bracelets, Medical

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Northern Kentucky Childrens Advocacy Center
(859) 261-3441
103 Landmark Dr. Suite 360
Bellevue, KY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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The Olympus Center
(513) 559-0404
2230 Park Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Childrens Law Center, Inc.
(859) 431-3313
107 East 7th St.
Covington, KY
Support Services
Legal Services

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C.A.R.I.N.G. (Cincinnati Asperger Resource Information and Networking Group)
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
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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Frank Wood Ph.D.
(513) 381-6611
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Sensory Learning Center of Northern Kentucky
(859) 344-8181
2149 Chamber Center Drive
Ft. Mitchell, KY
Support Services
Other

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Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders
513-636-4200; 1-800-344-2462
3300 Elland Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Therapy Providers

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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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