Adult Autism Support East Lansing MI

Local resource for adult autism support in East Lansing. 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.

Lansing (MI) Chapter ASA
(517) 675-7343
722 Sunset Lane
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Michigan Chapter: Autism Society of America
(800) 223-6722
6035 Executive Drive
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
(517) 333-2477
780 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 200
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Nichole Martin
(517) 574-4789
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Michigan Assistive Technology Project
(517) 333-2477 (V/TDD); (800) 760-4600 (In-State)
740 W. Lake Lansing Rd., Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Other

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The Arc Michigan
(800) 292-7851 or (517) 487-5426
1325 S Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability 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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Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
(800) 288-4263
4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
Lansing, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Legal 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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Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(517) 332-5691
855 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Medical, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Smart Teacher Smart Kid of Michigan LLC
(517) 332-2223
1651 West Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Other, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
(800) 828-2714
4790 Northwind Dr.
East Lansing, MI
Support Services
Assistive Technology
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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