Adult Autism Support Modesto CA

Local resource for adult autism support in Modesto. 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.

Genesis Behavior Center, Inc.
(877) 828-8476
528 14th St.
Modesto, CA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Other

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SNAFU - Special Needs Advocates for Understanding
(209) 321-6510
1444 W. Main Street
Ripon, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Activities, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, FastForword, Floortime, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Mult
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MedicAlert Foundation International
(888) 633-4298
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
Support Services
Products/Stores, Support Organization

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Kyle Pontius, Ph.D.
(949) 459-6781
23441 South Pointe Drive, Ste 200
Laguna Hills, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Psychological Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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San Diego Regional Center
(858) 576-2996
4355 Ruffin Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Respite, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Therapeutic PATHWAYS
(209) 572-2589
1115 14th St., Suite B
Modesto, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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MedicAlert Medical ID Bracelets with a 24-Hour Emergency Response Center
(888) 633-4298
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
Support Services
ID Bracelets, Medical

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www.SpecialEducationAdvisor.com
(818) 993-3011
Chatsworth, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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STE Consultants
(510) 665-9700
2560 9th St., Suite 212M
Berkeley, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Burbank Center for the Retarded
(818) 843-4907
230 East Amherst Drive
Burbank, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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