Adult Autism Support Edison NJ

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The Douglas Adult Program Adult & Transitional Services
(732) 932-2791
DDDC, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 151 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other

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Social Skills Group for Adults with AS
(732) 703-4999
Milltown, NJ
Milltown, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Adult

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Lee M. Lichtenstein, DMD
(732) 739-3337
723 North Beers St. 1A
Holmdel, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Eden Family of Services
(609) 987-0099
One Eden Way
Princeton, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Residential, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Beautiful Minds of Princeton
(800) 675-2709
P.O. Box 1143
Princeton, NJ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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VERBAL BEHAVIOR INSTITUTE
(732) 613-1086
277 Main St., Ste. 1A
South River, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,Adult

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Counseling, Psychotherapy and Workshop Development
(908) 247-5477
PO Box 54
Long Hill Township and Berkeley Heights, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Marla H. Tritsch, MA.
Parent Advocate: Spectrum Consult Specialist
(973) 568-3001
Florham Park NJ 07932
Florham Park, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Research, Research, Residential, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Adult Adventure
(732) 460-1167
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Adult

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Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center
(201) 451-9000
198 Stevens Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other

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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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