Adult Autism Support Durham NC

Local resource for adult autism support in Durham. 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.

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(919) 428-0421
1300 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Social Skills Training, State Resources, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, State Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Wake County Autism Society
(919) 459-2544
1206 Lyerly Lane
Cary, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, 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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Durham Developmental Evaluation Center
(919) 560-5600
Bull City Business Cnt., Suite 201, 115 Market Street
Durham, NC
Support Services
Other

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Stephen Gangemi, D.C.
(919) 419-9099
21 West Colony, Suite 180
Durham, NC
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Other

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The Arc Respite Care Program
(919) 493-5343
3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 303
Durham, NC
Support Services
Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Easter Seals UCP North Carolina
(919) 783-8898 or (800) 662-7119
2315 Myron Drive
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Helpful Websites, Interactive Metronome, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Adult

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Durham County Respite Care Home
(919) 560-7445
501 Willard Street
Durham, NC
Support Services
Residential Facility, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Exploring Autism (Website)
Box 3445 DUMC
Durham, NC
Support Services
Other

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Developmental Therapy Associates, Inc.
(919) 493-7002
3514 University Drive, Office #8
Durham, NC
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Rhythm & Rehab LLC
(919) 961-2605
3514 University Drive
Durham, NC
Support Services
Early Intervention, Music Therapy, 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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