Adult Autism Support Lafayette LA

Local resource for adult autism support in Lafayette. 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.

Advocacy Center: Lafayette
(337) 237-7380
600 Jefferson Street Suite 812
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Health Insurance Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Acadian Society for Autistic Citizens
(337) 236-6658
202 Sandalwood Drive
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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P.L.A.Y. Physical Therapy, LLC
(318) 227-9002
located at
Shreveport, LA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, 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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Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana, Inc.
(318) 361-0487
5200 Northeast Road
Monroe, LA
Support Services
Adult Support, Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Speech-Language Therapy (Baton Rouge)
(225) 205-4460
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center
(337) 504-4244
Lafayette, LA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Patti Lannon
(504) 888-1842
4932 Tartan Dr.
Metairie, LA
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Other, Respite, Training/Seminars

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David McMillian, LPC, LMFT
(318) 227-9002
1800 Buckner Square, Suite C-200
Shreveport, LA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Janey Macey & Associates
(318) 741-5909
2285 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,1-5 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Jane El-Dahr, M.D.
(504) 588-5800
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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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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