Adult Autism Support Philadelphia PA

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Neurofeedback
(610) 668-3223
28 Rock Hill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Eric R. Mitchell, Ph.D.
(215) 844-6482
6810 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Respite, 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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Growth Opportunity Center
(215) 947-8654
2910 Franks Road
Huntington Valley, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, 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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GRASP Philadelphia, PA Network
(610) 993-8096
1518 Leopard Way
Berwyn, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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Occupational Training Center of Burlington County, Inc.
(609) 267-6677
130 Hancock Lane
Mount Holly, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Training/Seminars

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Behavior Analysis & Therapy Partners
(610) 668-3223
28 Rock Hill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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KenCrest Services
(610) 825-9360
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Lets Go Play, Inc.
(484) 472-8712
Swarthmore, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Sensory Playhouse, Inc.
(856) 227-4414
13 Shoppers Lane
Turnersville, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Early Intervention, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,Adult

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Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
(215) 204-1356
Temple University, USB-Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA
Support Services
Activities, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Other, Research
Ages Supported
Preschool,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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