Adult Autism Support Fremont CA

Local resource for adult autism support in Fremont. 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.

Abilities United
(650) 494-0550
525 East Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Swimming Lessons, 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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Emerging Milestones
(510) 371-9608
4365 Sedge St
Fremont, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Achievekids School
(650) 213-5280
3860 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Education, Therapy Providers

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David Traver, MD
(925) 846-6300
4463 Stoneridge Dr. Ste A
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention

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Achievekids: Self Reliance Through Mental Health and Education
(650) 494-1200
3860 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Education, Support Organization

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Alison Foster
(408) 446-3991
504 Hazel Dell Way
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Other
Ages Supported
chelation/nutrition environmental consultant/artist/designer-art therapy

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Si Se Puede Behavioral Intervention, Inc.
(510) 472-1816
3401 Investment Blvd. Suite 12
Hayward, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Sensory Center
(925) 264-4198
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste. 112
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Developmental Spectrums
(925) 846-6300
4463 Stoneridge Dr
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Blood Draw, DAN! Doctors, DAN! Pediatrics, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Cognitive Connections
925-846-6300 Ex. 103
4463 Stoneridge Dr.
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Education, 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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