Adult Autism Support Katy TX

Local resource for adult autism support in Katy. 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.

Daniel L. McCall
(281) 693-7922
P.O. Box 5808
Katy, TX
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Legal Services

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Lisa Ferreira
(281) 855-9667
5847 Strong Creek Dr
Houston, TX
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Adult

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Richmond State School Therapeutic Riding Center
(281) 344-4442
2100 Preston Street
Richmond, TX
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Westview School
(713) 973-1900
1900 Kersten Dr.
Houston, TX
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Karate, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Sports, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Children First HABS, Inc.
(832) 298-9118
PO Box 421517
Houston, TX
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Kidscope Toys
(866) 914-4245
22518 Unicorns Horn
Katy, TX
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Products/Stores

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West Memorial Academy
(832) 477-6674
800 Tully Road
Houston, TX
Support Services
Camps, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Labrie & Beck Behavioral Consulting Services
(281) 617-8407
Richmond, TX
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Ride On, Inc.
(281) 342-7273
2221 Winner-Foster Rd.
Richmond, TX
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Betsy Furler, MS, CCC-SLP
(281) 330-6123
12946 Dairy Ashford Road
Sugar Land, TX
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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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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