Adult Autism Support Idaho Falls ID

Local resource for adult autism support in Idaho Falls. 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.

Access Point Family Services
(208) 522-4026
2680 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Research, Therapy Providers

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Behavior and Social Intervention Center (B.A.S.I.C.)
(208) 552-7177
1970 East, 17th Street, Suite 208
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Shelley School District #60
(208) 357-3411
545 Seminary Ave.
Shelly, ID
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Learning Center (Idaho Falls)
(208) 529-3518
265 Gladstone
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Other

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Joshua D. Smith Foundation
(208) 523-5674
756 Oxford Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Adult

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Access Point
(208) 522-4026
2680 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Development Workshop, Inc.
(208) 524-1550
555 W. 25th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Bonneville Joint School District # 93
(208) 525-4400
3497 N. Ammon Road
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Idaho Falls School District #91
(208) 525-7500
690 John Adams Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Altius Training Center, Inc.
(208) 522-7288
10918 Yellowstone (Hwy.)
Idaho Falls, ID
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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