Adult Autism Support Muncie IN

Local resource for adult autism support in Muncie. 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.

Hillcroft Services, Inc.
(765) 284-4166
114 East Streeter Avenue
Muncie, IN
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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East Central Chapter of the Autism Society of America
(765) 642-8520
2008 West 12th Street
Anderson, IN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Lutheran Disability Ministries, Inc. (LDM, Inc.)
765-642-9902; 877-642-9902
4038 S. Ridgeview Road
Anderson, IN
Support Services
Other, Support Organization

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Samlind of Indiana, Inc.
(574) 654-8700
115 E Michigan St.
New Carlisle, IN
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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THe Village of Merici
(317) 858-8544
PO Box 436
Brownsburg, IN
Support Services
Adult Support, Residential
Ages Supported

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Mercury Center, Inc.
(765) 643-6432
2201 Hillcrest Drive
Anderson, IN
Support Services
Medical, Support Organization

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Gateway Association
(765) 644-9233
2001 Ashbourne, PO Box 1182
Anderson, IN
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Logan: Resources and Opportunities for People with Disabilities
(574) 289-4831
2505 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN
Support Services
Adult Support, Support Organization

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Autism Counseling and Behavior Consultation
(317) 538-0326
5519 E. 82nd Street, Suite G
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Putnam County Comprehensive Services
(765) 653-9763, Ext. 116
630 Tennessee Street
Greencastle, IN
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Residential, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, 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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