Adult Autism Support Jacksonville FL

Local resource for adult autism support in Jacksonville. 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.

Jacksonville School for Children with Autism
(904) 732-4343
4000 Spring Park Road
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Leslie Scott Jean-Bart at Law Office of Gibbs Craig
(904) 396-4499
1200 Riverplace Blvd., #820
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Legal Services

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Linda Carzoli
(904) 332-2525
6817 Southpoint Pkwy.
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Therapy Providers

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UF/Jax Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
(904) 633-0760
6026 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Autism Society of Greater Jacksonville
(904) 399-4099
1526 University Blvd. West
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jacksonville School for Children With Austim (Terri Schuldt)
(904) 732-4343
4000 Spring Park Road
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Pediatric Behavioral Services
(904) 329-3317
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Respite, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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ASA of Greater Jacksonville
(904) 343-1346 or (904) 260-4565
1526 University Blvd. W. #235
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Jacksonville (FL) Chapter ASA
(904) 343-1346
1526 University Blvd W # 235
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Autism Society of America Greater Jacksonville Chapter
(904) 399-4490
1526 University Blvd. West #235
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
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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