Adult Autism Support Salt Lake City UT

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Utah Parent Center / Autism Society of Utah
(801) 272-1051 or (800) 468-1160
2290 East 4500 South, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Utah Autism Research Program
(801) 585-9098
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Compounding Pharmacies, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Arc of Utah
(801) 364-5060
155 South 300 West, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Wendy R. (Morris) Hillier
(801) 531-7238
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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Disability Law Center (Salt Lake City Office)
455 East 400 South, Suite 410
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Support Organization

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Access Utah Network
(801) 533-4636
155 South 300 West suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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VSA arts of Utah
(801) 328-0703
230 South 500 West, #125
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Utah Governors Council For People With Disabilities
(801) 533-3965; 800-333-8824
155 S. 300 W., Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Julien Smith, Ph.D.
(801) 596-2347
Childrens Neurodevelopmental Service, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Educational Assessment, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Cynthia L. Coor, M.D.
(801) 364-9272
150 So. 600 E Ste 5C
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention

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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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