Adult Autism Support Paterson NJ

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Easter Seals of Bergen and Passaic Counties
(201) 845-0247
Community Support Services, 194 Route 17N
Rochelle Park, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other

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Jeanne Marron, Ph.D.
(201) 934-1160
West Bergen Mental Healthcare 120 Chestnut St Ridgewood, NJ
Ramsey, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations
(646) 648-2085
316 West 82nd Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, 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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Bergen County Special Services
(201) 343-6000
Washington Over 21 Program, 35 Piermond Road, Bldg 1
Northvale, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Support Organization

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Autism Society of America-Bronx Chapter
(718) 519-4797
3424 Kossuth Ave. Room 15a11
Bronx, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
(877) 444-1149
P.O. BOx 1149
Ridgewood, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Camps, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Residential, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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National Organization of Social Security Claimants (NOSSCR)
(800) 431-2804
560 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Adaptations-The Young Adult Life Skills Network
(646) 505-4367
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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The Learning Disabilities Associaton of New York City
(212) 645-6730
27 West 20th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, 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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Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center
(201) 451-9000
198 Stevens Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, 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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