Adult Autism Support Pensacola FL

Local resource for adult autism support in Pensacola. 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.

Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Solutions, Inc
(850) 426-3999
124 Redbreast Lane
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Tutoring with Autism Specialist
(786) 863-4874
1094 Brownfield Rd
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Other, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Autism Society for the Panhandle
(850) 995-0003
4148 N. Cambridge Way
Pace, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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USF Autism Spectrum Assessment and Treatment Clinic
(813) 974-1516
Silver Child Development Center
Tampa, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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Asperger Strategy Center
(561) 994-3299
5455 Ascot Bend
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Other
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Pensacola
850-484-5040 ext. 1329
5192 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Support Organization

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The John Maxwell Biasco Foundation For Children with Autism
(850) 932-6079
5030 Mandavilla Blvd.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Support Organization

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Panhandle (FL) Chapter ASA
(850) 995-0003
4148 N Cambridge Way
Pace, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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The Spectrum of Volusia County
(386) 295-6795
309 OAKRIDGE BLVD
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
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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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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