Adult Autism Support Vancouver WA

Local resource for adult autism support in Vancouver. 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.

Serena Meyer, Psy.D.
(503) 989-1152
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
Adult

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Peggy Piers, M.Ed. Counseling
(503) 977-2411
15100 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 750
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior

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Emily Hoyt, Behavior Analyst
(360) 281-8627
1115 E 27th Street
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Other

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Steven N. Bogdon at Blair, Schaefer, Hutchison & Wolfe LLP
(360) 693-5883
105 W. Evergreen Blvd., P.O. Box 1148
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Legal Services

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Marie McMahon, PsyD
(503) 544-6782
400 E. Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Support Organization

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Wendy Machalicek, Ph.D., BCBA
(503) 725-4632
222 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Lisa A Lieberman, MSW, LCSW
(503) 697-5956
15100 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite 750A
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Adult

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Family Connections Northwest
(360) 993-0866
2001 H Street
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Sensory Learning Center of Vancouver Washington
(360) 882-5210
113 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA
Support Services
Other, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ABA Learning Solutions, Kristina Montgomery, M.A., BCBA
(503) 381-8440
2634 NE Jarrett Street
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
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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