Adult Autism Support Miami FL

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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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Therapy Zone Center, Inc.
(305) 878-3898
782 Le Jeune Road, 334
Miami, FL
Support Services
Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities-UM
(800) 928-8476
1500 Monza Ave., 3rd Floor
Miami, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (Coral Gables)
(305) 284-5264
University of Miami, 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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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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Jennifer Borr
(786) 355-8271
Miami, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Amy Beaumont, Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic
(305) 284-6140
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Florida Autism and DD Monitoring Program-CDC
(305) 284-8495
Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P.O. Box 249229
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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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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