Adult Autism Support El Paso TX

Local resource for adult autism support in El Paso. 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.

Santé Pediatric Services
(915) 838-7604
El Paso, TX
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pilarita Cortez, M.D.
(915) 532-1005
125 W. Hague Rd., Suite 320
El Paso, TX
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Avondale House
(713) 993-9544
3737 OMeara Drive
Houston, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Private School (Autism Only), Residential, Residential Facility, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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NeurobeMD, P.A.
(214) 692-1900
Suite 500 Glen Lakes Health Plaza
Dallas, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Medical, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Sean Ashley House
(713) 667-6460
5326 W. Bellfort, Ste. 102
Houston, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Compounding Pharmacies, Disability Advocacy, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY,
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Southwest Texas Chapter ASA
(915) 772-9100
1340 Murchison
El Paso, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Francisco Soto, M.D.
(915) 581-2273
5744 Tablerock Dr.
El Paso, TX
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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University of Texas Autism Project (UTAP)
(512) 232-9390
ONE UNIVERSITY STATION
Austin, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, 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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Autism Treatment Centers of Texas - San Antonio
(210) 590-2107
16111 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
806-742-1998 x458
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, 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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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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