Adult Autism Support South Jordan UT

Local resource for adult autism support in South Jordan. 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.

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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Arches Program: Copper Hills Youth Center
(800) 776-7116
5899 West Rivendell Drive
West Jordan, UT
Support Services
Residential, Residential Facility

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Lester Autism Center
(801) 255-3888
9071 South 1300 West, Suite 100
West Jordan, UT
Support Services
Other

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Redwood Learning Center
(801) 523-0715
P.O. Box 902277
Sandy, UT
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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US Autism and Asperger Association
(801) 816-1234
P.O. Box 532
Draper, UT
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Support Organization

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ASD Market
(801) 253-1371
11813 Swensen Farm Dr.
Riverton, UT
Support Services
Compounding Pharmacies, Labs, Medical

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Autism Supplement Store
(801) 253-1371
11813 Swensen Farm Dr
Riverton, UT
Support Services
Nutritional Counseling, Products/Stores

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Utah Autism Foundation
10584 South 700 East, Ste 244
Sandy, UT
Support Services
Research, Research, Support Organization

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Rehab- Taylorsville
(801) 840-4376
3845 W 4700 S
Taylorsville, UT
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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Kids World Preschool
(801) 243-4991
1328 W Stern Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Floortime, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), RDI, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Swimming Lessons, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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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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