Adult Autism Support Frederick MD

Local resource for adult autism support in Frederick. 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.

Jeanne Bussard Center
(301) 663-9588 ext. 325
555 South Market Street
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Other, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Adult

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Connect and Learn
(301) 694-6422
7035 Allington Manor Circle East
Frederick, MD
Support Services
RDI
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Special Olympics, Frederick County
5311 Ivywood Drive North
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Other

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Frederick Memorial Hospital
(240) 566-3132
FMH Rose Hill Rehabilitation Services
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Frederick County Public Schools
(301) 644-5281
7630 Hayword Road
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Frederick County (MD) Chapter ASA
11127 Innsbrook Way
Ijamsville, MD
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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Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation
(301) 694-1649
118 North Market Street
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Camps, Government/State Agency, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Laura R. Chaffiotte, DC, CCN, DACBA
(301) 694-7774
812 Tollhouse Ave.
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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David Bromberg, MD, FAAP
(301) 662-0133
1475 Taney Avenue
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Medical, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Frederick County Infants and Toddlers
(301) 694-1612
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
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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