Adult Autism Support Meridian ID

Local resource for adult autism support in Meridian. 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.

Tyler Whitney, Psy.D. (ICACD)
(208) 888-7104
2273 East Gala Street
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Activities, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Government/State Agency, Helpful Websites, Lindamood Bell, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers, Train
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Inclusions, Inc.
(208) 888-1758
880 E Franklin Rd. Suite 303
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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St. Lukes Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Services (SLIERS)
(208) 706-5775
520 South Eagle Road, Suite 2106
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Therapy Providers

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Gem State Developmental
(208) 888-5566
818 W. 15th Street
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Residential, Residential Facility

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Inclusion North, Inc.
(208) 888-1758
880 E Franklin Road
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Support Organization

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Affinity, Inc.
(208) 375-0752
3472 Arcaro
Meridian, ID

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Living Independently Forever
(208) 888-0076
1552 N. Crestmont Dr. Suite D
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Tomorrows Hope
(208) 888-4923
1524 N. Meridian Rd.
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Meridian Joint School District #2
(208) 855-4500
1303 E Central Drive
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Education
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Meridian Developmental Center
(208) 888-6068
40 W. Franklin Unit C
Meridian, ID
Support Services
Therapy Providers

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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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