Adult Autism Support State College PA

Local resource for adult autism support in State College. 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.

Craig S.Feaster
(814) 867-0670
110 Radnor Road, Suite 101
State College, PA
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling

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Redding Behavior Analysis
(814) 777-3003
268 Toftrees Ave. 321
State College, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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SPARC - Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center
(610) 430-5678
413 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Assist, Inc.
(814) 536-7313
Johnstown, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Greater Harrisburg Area Autism Society
(717) 732-8400 ext. 8408
PO Box 101
Enola, PA
Support Services
Activities, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Haircuts & Photography, Helpful Websites, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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momsversusautism.org
(814) 238-1748
747 Tanager Drive
State College, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Mental Health Assn of Reading and Berks
(610) 775-3000
122 W. Lancaster Ave. Suite 207
Shillington, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Mary Riggs Cohen, Ph.D.
(267) 242-8097
Autism Spectrum Resource Consulting, 110 N. Lincoln Ave.
Newtown, PA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers

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Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center
(724) 473-0990
Zelienople, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Helpful Websites, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Jacobs Blessing Christian Support Group
(714) 283-6160
200 E.North St.
Butler, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Adult

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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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