Adult Autism Support Toms River NJ

Local resource for adult autism support in Toms River. 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.

Alternative Pathways, LLC BCBA
(732) 938-7336
PO Box 1495
Wall, NJ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Research, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ASPEN of Ocean County
(732) 473-9630
Hooper Avenue Elementary, 1041 Kaitlyn Court
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Support Organization

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Dr. Don Winokur
(732) 240-2244
Ocean Family Dental, 601 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Medical

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Joni Jones, RN, C.N.C.
(732) 914-8380
70 East Water Street, Suite 4A
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Products/Stores

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Monmouth Center for Vocational Rehabilitation, Ocean City
(732) 244-7511
1451 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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Children’s Center of Monmouth County
(732) 922-0228
1115 Green Grove Road
Neptune, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Education, Educational Advocacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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The Law Offices of Todd Wilson
(732) 349-0020
614 Main Street
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Ocean County Bar Association
(732) 240-3666
Courthouse, PO Box 381
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Legal Services

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Robin Sickles, MEd, MA, CCC
(732) 244-4953
1646 Cedar Stream Court
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Nadine Gilder (Autism Educational Services)
(732) 473-9482
1218 Steeplechase Court
Toms River, NJ
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling

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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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