Adult Autism Support Puyallup WA

Local resource for adult autism support in Puyallup. 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 Society of Washington
(253) 572-5203 or toll free (888) ASW 4 YOU
PO Box 111624
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ARC horizons, Inc.
(253) 228-1318
11115 154th Street Ct E
Puyallup, WA
Support Services
Early Intervention, RDI, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Parent to Parent of Pierce County
(800) 5PA-RENT
6316 So. 12th Street
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Talk About Curing Autism of Western Washington (TACA WA)
(360) 402-7511
2201 South 78th Street
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Doctors, DAN! Doctors, DAN! Pediatrics, DAN! Pediatrics, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Nutritional Counseling, Research, State Resources, State Resources, Education, Support Group Meetings, Vaccine Awareness, Vaccine Awareness

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Maxim Healthcare Services
(253) 671-9909
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Military Families, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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MindSource Center
(253) 859-3505
27023 164th Ave SE
Covington/Kent, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, 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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Equest Special Riders
(253) 531-8019
10423 Ainsworth Ave South
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Summer Camp/ESY

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Parent to Parent Power
(253) 531-2022
1118 South 142nd Street
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Autism Center UW Tacoma
(253) 692-4721
University of Washington, Tacoma Box 358455
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Tacoma Speech and Hearing Center
(253) 472-6454
15 Oregon Ave
Tacoma, WA
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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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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