Adult Autism Support Lincoln NE

Local resource for adult autism support in Lincoln. 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.

Answers 4 Families
402- 472-9827 or (800)746-8420
121 S. 13th Street
Lincoln, NE
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Activities, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Chiropractors, DAN! Pediatrics, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Allergist / Immunologist, Doctors, General, Doctors, Metabolic Specialists, Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Neurologist, Helpful Websites, Lawyers (Special Education), Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Schools, Preschool, Typical, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Insur
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Ally - Stanley-Senior Technologies
1-888-224-8547, ext. 3430
1620 North 20th Circle
Lincoln, NE
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Products/Stores, Support Organization

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Nebraska Department of Education
(402) 471-2295
301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Nebraska Health & Human Services -- Early Intervention
(800) 358-8802
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE
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Early Intervention

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Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
(402) 471-2471
Nebraska Dept. of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Autism Family Network
(402) 474-0232
332 W Fairfield
Lincoln, NE
Support Services
Adult Support, 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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NE Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
(402) 471-2330
301 Centennial Mall, South P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Special Populations, Dept. of Education
(402) 471-2471
P.O. Box 94987, 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE
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Government/State Agency

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Heartland Speech & Language Services, P.C.
(402) 327-2500
8055 O Street, Suite 110
Lincoln, NE
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Arc of Lincoln & Lancaster County
(402) 477-6925
645 M St. Ste. 19
Lincoln, NE
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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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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