Adult Autism Support Riverside CA

Local resource for adult autism support in Riverside. 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.

Dr. Jose L. Fuentes
(909) 796-9300
24230 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Research, Research, Support Group Meetings, 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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Children’s Center Riverside
(909) 784-0020
7177 Potomac St.
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Janelle Wilson, DDS
(909) 369-1001
3487 Central Ave.
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Other

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Scott Darling, Attorney
(951) 788-2889
Riverside, CA
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Legal Services

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The Wylie Center Autism Spectrum Intervention Program
(951) 683-5193
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Communication A to Z
(909) 437-8145
Chino
Chino, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Products/Stores, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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Gary Lee Wong, DDS
(951) 369-1001
3487 Central Ave
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Dentist (Autism Friendly), Dentists

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Sensebilities
(909) 754-7034
5858 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Tomatis/AIT

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Clarks Nutrition (Riverside)
(909) 686-4757
4225 Market St
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Health Food Stores / Markets, Products/Stores

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Jan B. Blacher, Professor of Education
(951) 827-3875
Graduate School of Education
Riverside, CA
Support Services
Helpful Websites, Research, State Resources, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult,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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