Adult Autism Support Trenton NJ

Local resource for adult autism support in Trenton. 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.

COSAC -- New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community
1-800-4-AUTISM or 609-883-8100
1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22
Ewing, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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The Eden Family of Services
(609) 987-0099
One Eden Way
Princeton, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Residential, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Occupational Training Center of Burlington County, Inc.
(609) 267-6677
130 Hancock Lane
Mount Holly, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Training/Seminars

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Maribeth Mydlowski, D.C.
(609) 581-8484
861 Whitehorse Ave.
Trenton, NJ
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Dr. Nassif Dawlabani
(609) 599-1210
908 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Support Services
Medical

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Beautiful Minds of Princeton
(800) 675-2709
P.O. Box 1143
Princeton, NJ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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Growth Opportunity Center
(215) 947-8654
2910 Franks Road
Huntington Valley, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Dr. Douglas Cline
(609) 392-2585
725 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Support Services
Medical

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Rainbow Consulting, PA
(201) 887-4968
Stuyvesant Ave
Trenton, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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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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