Adult Autism Support New Britain CT

Local resource for adult autism support in New Britain. 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.

Autism Spectrum Differences Institute of New England, Inc.
(860) 257-9911
2189 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Research, Sensory Integration, 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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Creative Development, LLC
(860) 284-9779
124 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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University of Connecticut, A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence (AUCD)
(860) 679-1500
263 Farmington Ave., MC 6222
Farmington, CT
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Connecticut Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc. (CCIE, Inc.)
(860) 953-8335
PO Box 331053
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Howard Klebanoff, P.C. (Klebanoff & Alfano P.C.)
(860) 313-5005
433 South Main Street, Suite 102
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
Legal Services

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Kristal C. Barnes
(860) 878-5256
179 Chamberlain Highway
Meriden, CT
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, 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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Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(860) 666-6900
213 Back Lane
Newington, CT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Kearns & Kearns PC
(860) 233-1281
1121 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
Legal Services, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Adult

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ARC of Connecticut
(860) 953-8335
1030 New Britain Avenue, Suite 102B
W. Hartford, CT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Connecticut Support Services
(860) 793-6843
444 East Street
Plainville, CT
Support Services
General Supplies, Products/Stores
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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