Adult Autism Support Racine WI

Local resource for adult autism support in Racine. 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.

St. Ann Center
(414) 977-5000 or (414) 977-5027
2801 E. Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Racine County: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
262-638-6312 or 800-228-2681
Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Avenue, 2nd Floor
Racine, WI
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Other

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Family Support Program: Racine County
(262) 638-6635
Racine Co. Human Services, 1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Legal Action of Wisconsin (Racine Office)
(262) 635-8836
521 6th Street
Racine, WI
Support Services
Legal Services

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Dr. Jerry Oksuita
(262) 637-2911
1320 S. Green Bay Road
Racine, WI
Support Services
Medical

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Racine County Opportunity Center
(262) 554-5006
4214 Sheridan Road
Racine, WI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Racine County Human Services Department
(262) 638-6444
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Wisconsin Medicaid: Racine County
(262) 638-6353
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Wisconsin Medicaid Katie Beckett Program-Kenosha and Racine Counties
(262) 637-2707
800 Center Street, Room 331
Racine, WI
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Societys Assets, Inc.
(262) 637-9128 or (800) 378-9128
5200 Washington Avenue, Suite 225
Racine, WI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Residential, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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