Adult Autism Support Winchester VA

Local resource for adult autism support in Winchester. 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.

Virginia Autism Resource Center -- Winchester Offices
(540) 542-1723 x 6405
P.O. Box 2500
Winchester, VA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
(540) 450-2782
26 West Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Doctor Referrals, Doctors, Immunology, Doctors, Metabolic Specialists, Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Neurologist, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Haircuts & Photography, Health Food Stores / Markets, He
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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KidSkills Pediatric Therapy
(540) 535-0777
1849 Plaza Dr.
Winchester, VA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Hearts Desire Equine Assistive Rehab. Ctr.
(540) 955-0529
131 Allegheny Ridge Lane
Berryville, VA
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Marymoe Cave
(540) 692-0905
front Royal, VA
Support Services
Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Respite, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Solutions, LLC
(304) 724-0016
Monte Carlo Way
Charles Town, WV
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Winchester Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group
(540) 535-0777
Timbrook Safety Building
Winchester, VA
Support Services
Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Professional Education & Respite Service LLC
540-664-9886; 888-664-9886
PO Box 1015
Stephens City, VA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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Mobile Moms, LLC
(540) 664-2821
1484 Westwood Rd
Berryville, VA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting

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MindWell Psychology
(703) 378-7998
4455 Brookfield Corporate Drive
Chantilly, VA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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