Adult Autism Support Indianapolis IN

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Autism Counseling and Behavior Consultation
(317) 538-0326
5519 E. 82nd Street, Suite G
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, 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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Damar Services, Inc.
(317) 856-5201
P.O. Box 41
Camby, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, 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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Riley Hospital for Children: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic
(317) 274-8162
702 Barnhill Drive, Room 4300
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling

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Indiana University: Riley Child Development Center
(317) 274-8167
Riley Child Development Center, 702 Barnhill, Room 5837
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, General, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center
(317) 274-8162
Riley Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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THe Village of Merici
(317) 858-8544
PO Box 436
Brownsburg, IN
Support Services
Adult Support, Residential
Ages Supported
Adult

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Central Indy Support Group for Parents
(317) 926-3793
1832 North Deleware Street
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Riley Child Development Center LEND Program
(317) 274-8167
702 Barnhill Drive room 5837
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
Publications, Research
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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HANDS in Autism Program, Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center
(317) 278-7839
702 Barnhill Drive Room 4300
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
Publications, Research, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Adult

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Riley Hospital for Children: Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics
(317) 274-7819
Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics, 702 Barnhill Drive, Room 5833
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other

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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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