Adult Autism Support Reno NV

Local resource for adult autism support in Reno. 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.

Northern Nevada Autism Society of America
(775) 786-9315
3490 Southampton drive
Reno, NV
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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University of Nevada Early Childhood Autism Program
(775) 682-8687
Department of Psychology/296
Reno, NV
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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University of Nevada, Reno
9775) 784-6828
Department of Psychology/296
Reno, NV
Support Services
Other

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Jennifer L. Thomas, M.S.
(775) 722-1757
301 W. 11th Street
Reno, NV
Support Services
Other, Training/Seminars

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Disability Resources, Inc.
(775) 329-1126
155 Glendale Avenue, Suite 11
Sparks, NV
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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VSA arts of Nevada (formerly Very Special Arts Nevada)
(775) 826-6100
250 Court Street
Reno, NV
Support Services
Art Therapy, Other

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Dis. (UCEDD)
(775) 784-4921
College of Education/MS285, University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research, Training/Seminars

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Nevada Parent Network
(775) 784-4921
Research and Educational Planning Center/MS 285, University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
Support Services
Support Organization

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Early Intervention Services: Ages Birth through 2
(702) 688-2284
Department of Human Resources, 3987 S. McCarran Boulevard
Reno, NV
Support Services
Early Intervention

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Center for Advanced Learning
(775) 826-3111
3953 S. McCarran Blvd
Reno, NV
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Publications, Research, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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