Adult Autism Support Pocatello ID

Local resource for adult autism support in Pocatello. 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.

SWIFT Developmental Center
(208) 232-7807
1704 North Main
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
Other

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The Childrens Center
(208) 233-3353
1151 Hospital Way, BLDG D
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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New Day Products and Resources
(208) 232-7807
1704 N Main Street
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other

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Access Point Family Services (Chubbuck)
(208) 478-9344
5565 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Panhandle Autism Society
(208) 676-8884
118 N. 7th St. Suite C-4
Coeur dAlene, ID
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25
(208) 232-3563
3115 Pole Line Road
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
Education

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The Advocacy and Learning Associates
(208) 234-2094
850 E. Lander
Pocatello, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Seasons of Hope
(208) 237-9833
Chubbuck, ID
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Partnerships for Inclusion, Inc.
(208) 660-2519
P.O. Box 1815
Bonners Ferry, ID
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Other, RDI, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, 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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Panhandle Special Needs
(208) 263-7022
1424 N Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID
Support Services
Adult Support, Residential, State Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
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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