Adult Autism Support Saint Louis MO

Local resource for adult autism support in Saint Louis. 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.

First Steps Pediatrics LLC
(314) 276-1789
10 South Euclid Avenue, Suite G
St. Louis, MO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Pro
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Childrens Education Alliance of Missouri
(314) 454-6544
Saint Louis, MO
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Legal Services; Dayna F. Deck Attorney
(314) 361-9900
393 N. Euclid
St. Louis, MO
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)
(314) 531-5922
4144 Lindell Blvd., Suite 405
Saint Louis, MO
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) (Springfield)
(417) 882-7434
2100 S. Brentwood, Suite G
Springfield, MO
Support Services
Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Asperger Syndrome/PDD Support Group at Judevine
(214) 849-4400
1101 Olivette Executive Pkwy., Suite 150
Saint Louis, MO
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Assistive Technology, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Independent Living Centers, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Job Coach, Medical, Other, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Research, Research, Residential, Residential Facilit
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Fertilizers
(314) 540-2920
P.O. Box 21783
Saint Louis, MO
Support Services
Products/Stores
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Easter Seals Missouri
(314) 664-5025
5025 Northrup Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention

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Catch A Falling Star
4512 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO
Support Services
Other

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Epilepsy Foundation of the St. Louis Region
(314) 645-6969 or (800) 264-6970
7100 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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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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