Adult Autism Support Flagstaff AZ

Local resource for adult autism support in Flagstaff. 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.

Northern Arizona Chapter of the Autism Society of America
(928) 779-9948
P.O. Box 2014
Flagstaff, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Adult

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Arizona UCD Institute for Human Development AUCD
(928) 523-4791
Northern Arizona University PO Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Laura Kroepel, MA, OTR/L
(631) 848-8852
809 West Riordan Rd., Ste. 100 #335
Flagstaff, AZ
Support Services
Aquatic Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Occupational Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Adult

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The Arc of Tucson
(520) 570-1295
P.O.Box 44324
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational 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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Greater Phoenix Chapter: Autism Society of America
(480) 940-1093
PO Box 10543
Phoenix, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, 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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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
(520) 523-4791
Institute for Human Development
Flagstaff, AZ
Support Services
Medical, Research, Research

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Gail Harris, PhD, CCC- SP
(520) 577-0329
4637 North Camino Cardenal
Tucson, AZ
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Autism Spectrum Alternative Program
602-577-ASAP (2727)
PO Box 4641
Cave Creek, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, 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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Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
(602) 340-8717
1002 E. McDowell, Suite A
Phoenix, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, 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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Northern Arizona Chapter of the Autism Society of America
(928) 779-9948
P.O. Box 2014
Flagstaff, AZ
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
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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