Adult Autism Support San Antonio TX

Local resource for adult autism support in San Antonio. 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.

Autism Treatment Centers of Texas - San Antonio
(210) 590-2107
16111 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Parent support and education
(210) 227-0170
217 Howard
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Project PODER Texas Fiesta Educativa
210-222-2637; (800) 682-9747
1017 N. Main Ave., Suite 207
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Marci Taylor (Treehouse Pediatric Center)
(210) 340-2627
10515 Gulfdale
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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Abby Kurth, M.P.H., M.S.
(210) 733-0990
7300 Blanco Rd. Suite 503
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Other

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Terry J. Wechsler
(210) 274-8871
225 E. Park Ave.
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Legal Services

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Blue Cat PIES
(210) 227-0170
217 Howard St.
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Building Blox
(210) 804-1089
6338 N. New Braunfels # 240
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Products/Stores
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Carmen N. Otero-Arroyo, M.D.
(210) 530-9090
85 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 209
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Medical

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Behavior Analytic Solutions, LLC
(210) 733-7440
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, General Supplies, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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