Adult Autism Support Cumming GA

Local resource for adult autism support in Cumming. 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.

Working The Puzzle, LLC
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd. Ste 202-149
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Music Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, 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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Working The Puzzle
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Products/Stores, 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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Pathways Medical Advocates-Dr. John Hicks
1203 Bombay Lane
Roswell, GA
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Sue Barrick Miller, Ph.D.
(770) 833-9966
4080 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Essential Communication, Inc.
(770) 817-0181
182 Prospect Place
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Social Communication Skills, Autism Treatment, Pragmatics, Aspergers Syndrome, Auditory Processing and Apraxia
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jim Dawson
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Products/Stores, 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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North Georgia Autism Center, Inc.
(770) 844-8624
5285 Lake Pointe Center Dr.
Cumming, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Kiddos Clubhouse
(678) 527-3224
11539 Park Woods Circle
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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A.S.C.E.N.D. Exceptional Resources Inc.
(678) 300-8687
1280 Old Alpharetta Road
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, 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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Excellence in Therapy
(770) 641-9239
Dynamo Swim Center
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Physical Therapy, 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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