Adult Autism Support Youngstown OH

Local resource for adult autism support in Youngstown. 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.

Vocational & Psychological Services
(724) 982-4790
76 Jefferson Avenue
Sharon, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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D & E Counseling Center
(330) 793-2487
711 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Psychological Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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The Rich Center (J. Georgia Bachus)
(330) 941-1927
1054 Fedor Hall Department of Teacher Education
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
Education, Other, Research

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Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center
(330) 726-8855
6505 Market Street
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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ASA - Tri-county Youngstown
P.O. Box 313
Canfield, OH
Support Services
Support Organization

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Vocational & Psychological Services
(724) 656-6866
115 East North Street
New Castle, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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Potential Development Program, Inc.
(330) 746-7641
209 W. Woodland Avenue
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Psychologists, Child & Adolescent Psychology Services, TOD Childrens Hospital
(330) 740-3954
500 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Education, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Elizabeth A. Finley-Belgrad, M.D.
(330) 533-6767
146 Forest Hill Rd.
Youngstown, OH
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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On Angels Wings
(330) 533-3067
8205 Caymen Ct.
Canfield, OH
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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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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