Adult Autism Support Santa Clarita CA

Local resource for adult autism support in Santa Clarita. 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.

Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center
(818) 756-7741
8956 Vanalden Ave.
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Residential Facility
Ages Supported
Adult

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www.SpecialEducationAdvisor.com
(818) 993-3011
Chatsworth, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Helpful Websites
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Burbank Center for the Retarded
(818) 843-4907
230 East Amherst Drive
Burbank, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Carousel Ranch, Inc.
(661) 268-8010
34289 Rocking Horse Road
Agua Dulce, CA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Facey Medical Group
(661) 222-2620
26357 McBean Parkway, Ste. 300
Santa Clarita, CA
Support Services
Doctors, Pediatrics, Medical

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Academy for the Advancement of Children with Autism (AACA)
(818) 882-0200
20040 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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TASC (The Adult Skills Center)
(818) 996-3761
17400 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Ani Nikolova, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(818) 395-9308
Canyon Country, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Resource Foundation for Children with Challenges
(661) 298-2610
P.O. Box 1405
Santa Clarita, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Six Flags Magic Mountain
(661) 255-4100
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA
Support Services
Activities

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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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