Adult Autism Support Fargo ND

Local resource for adult autism support in Fargo. 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.

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services
(701) 371-7753
Martens Way
Fargo, ND
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Arc Of Cass County
(701) 293-8191
215 N. University Drive
Fargo, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Fargo Moorhead Families for Early Autism Treatment (FMFEAT)
(701) 231-8095
P.O. Box 1325
Fargo, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Support Organization

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Hope Inc.
(866) 225-4673
830 S. 48th St.
Grand Forks, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Self-Growth and Renewal
(701) 746-4400
600 DeMers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Pediatric Therapy Partners
(701) 232-2340
3003 32nd Avenue South Suite 9
Fargo, ND
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Assistive Technology, Camps, FastForword, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, 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

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Capernaum Pediatric Therapy
(701) 238-9538
3910 25th St. S
Fargo, ND
Support Services
Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Independence, Inc.
(800) 377-5114; (701) 839-4724
Resource Center for Independent Living
Minot, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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North Dakota Developmental Disabilities Council
(701) 328-8953
Department of Human Services
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, 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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Family Voices of North Dakota, Inc.
(701) 493-2634; Toll free (888) 522-9654
P.O. Box 163
Edgeley, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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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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