Adult Autism Support Danbury CT

Local resource for adult autism support in Danbury. 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.

Branches of Hope, Inc
(203) 227-3383
19 Ludlow Road
Westport, CT
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, FastForword, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc
(203) 744-0100
55 Kenosia Avenue, PO Box 1968
Danbury, CT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research, Support Organization

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SuperKids
(203) 431-9150
898 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT
Support Services
Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Ann E. Rose, Esq
(203) 304-1332
Law Office of Ann E. Rose, LLC
Newtown, CT
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Lawyers (Special Education)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Amy Nazarenko, MA Applied Behavior Analyst
(914) 548-7445
308 Starr Ridge Road
Brewster, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Nannies 4 Autistic Children
(203) 227-7564
westport, CT
Support Services
Adult Support, Babysitting / Childcare, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Respite, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Debra Widman OConnor, MS, OTR/L
(203) 376-7341
37 Elbow Hill Road
Brookfield, CT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Renee Simon, M.S., CNS
(914) 763-9107
470 Main Street, Suite 301
Ridgefield, CT
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Amy Nazarenko, MA Applied Behavior Analyst
(914) 548-7445
308 Starr Ridge Road
Brewster, NY

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Stacy Mason
(845) 216-0388
Brewster Carmel Professional Building
Brewster, NY
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, 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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