Autism Education Facilities Vero Beach FL

Local resource for autism education facilities in Vero Beach, FL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to Autism Spectrum Disorders clinics, distance learning labs, autism education programs, sensory gyms, and on-site workshops, as well as advice and content on autism educational training.

Abilities Resource Center of Indian River County
(772) 562-6854
1375 16th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Developmental Services
(772) 595-3773
311 S. 2nd St.
Fort Pierce, FL
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
(561) 642-3100
1950 Prairie Road
West Palm Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Behavioral Center - PRBAI
(321) 427-7005
401 N Wickham Road Suite 129
Melbourne, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Private School (Autism Only), Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Renaissance Learning Center
(561) 640-0270
5800 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, FL
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast
(772) 562-7603
P.O. Box 651312
Vero Beach, FL
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Parent to Parent of St. Lucie County
(561) 465-1786
5006 Citrus Ave.
Ft. Pierce, FL
Support Services
Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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University of Miami - Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
(305) 284-6563
5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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CARD(Center for Autism & Related Disorders)
(561) 297-2023
FL Atlantic Univ.,Dept. of ESU
Boca Raton, FL
Support Services
Education, Research, Support Organization

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Panama City
850-872-4750 ext. 217 or 866-693-7872 ext. 217
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Support Organization

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Teaching Students With Autism About Their Learning Strengths And Weaknesses

Teaching students with autism about their learning strengths and weaknesses

Michelle Garcia Winner

Over the years, I observed so many students get upset by the fact they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome” or “ADHD” and in as much as they could verbalize these terms aloud they still didn’t seem to understand what their learning challenges actually were.

I also observed many adults explaining to students that the reason they were having difficulty socializing, studying, and learning was that they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome”, or “ADHD.” I thought this was a really abstract way of explaining to a student with limited abstract thinking how best to understand their own learning challenges. I also have observed that for many of our smart but socially not-in-step students, that they were using their label as an excuse for not working at learning new ideas; they interpreted the fact that they had a diagnostic label as a reason to not continue to learn.

I was also inspired by the writings of those who describe learning abilities and challenges given the framework that each of us have strengths and weaknesses with regards to our own brain’s design of our multiple intelligences (See books by Dr. Mel Levine and Howard Gardner).

Strengths and Weakness Lesson
The lesson I developed is about teaching our students and adults how to understand their social learning challenges in the context of their overall abilities and then how they can use their strengths to learn more strategies related to their weaknesses.

I have done this lesson with students as young as 8 years old and as old as they come.

The lesson is very simple. To save explaining it all with words, see the below chart:


Here are some basic things I do as I develop this type of chart with the student:

1. Each chart is completely personalized for the person I am developing it with. It does not work at recording actual test scores showing actual competencies. The chart is about how the student perceives their own strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, you can create any categories you want.

2. Determine ideas for posting on the chart by taking time to talk to the student and listening to what they enjoy doing and what they feel they do well.

3. Always start by graphing out the strengths. It is good to have many perceived strengths. Again, strengths are not about listing academic tasks exclusively. If someone says they are really good at playing a specific computer game or Legos then we write specifically that into one category.

4. It is also important to find some areas where the student perceives they are just OK at that task, not good, nor bad. They perceive themselves to be similar to the average person in that area of functioning. With kids, you can use language such as:

a. “First tell me what you think you are really good at compared to other kids you know.”

b. After you have listed 3-5 then say, “Now tell me something you are OK at, that you a...

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