Adult Autism Support Miami Beach FL

Local resource for adult autism support in Miami Beach. 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.

University of Miami - Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
(305) 284-6563
5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Best Buddies (Global Headquarters)
(305) 374-2233
100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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College Living Experience
(800) 486-5058
6555 Nova Drive, Ste 300
Davie, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Adult

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Prelude Center ( Tomatis Method and ABA)
(305) 534-7571
300 41st St suite 207
Miami Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Lauren R. Braun, R.D., L.D.
(305) 892-1404
2000 Towerside Terrace Tower 2
Miami, FL
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Other

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UM-NSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
(305) 284-5263
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Doctor Referrals, Helpful Websites, Publications, Research, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.
(954) 925-3191
210 S. Federal Hwy, #400-A
Hollywood, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Frontier Travel Camp, Inc.
(305) 895-1123
1000 Quayside Terrace #904
Miami Shores, FL
Support Services
Other

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Mailman Center for Child Development
(305) 243-6801
University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1601 NW 1
Miami, FL
Support Services
Research, Training/Seminars

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Hope Center, Inc.
(305) 545-7572
666 Southwest 4th Street
Miami, FL
Support Services
Residential, Training/Seminars

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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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