Autism Family Therapy Long Beach CA

Local resource for autism family therapy in Long Beach. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism therapies, autism parent therapy, autism child therapy, Asperger's family therapy, autism support groups, autism treatments, Asperger's treatments, Asperger's therapy, and autism family counseling, as well as advice on where to find autism support centers and autism associations.

Central California Chapter-Autism Society of America: Greater Long Beach/So. Bay
(562) 425-6850
PO Box 15247
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LA FEAT)
(866) 452-3328
1840 S. Gaffey Street, #317
San Pedro, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Connie Hurst
714-841-3465 ext 8
Huntington Beach, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Whittier Area Parents Association for the Developmentally Handicapped (WAPADH)
(562) 946-0467
9300 Santa Fe Springs Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Disneyland Resort Public Affairs
(714) 781-1566
P.O. Box 3232
Anaheim, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley Chapter, Autism Society of America
(877) 288-4769
P.O. Box 15247
Long Beach, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Products/Stores, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Carolyn Kordich Family Resource Center
(310) 325-7288
1135 W. 257th Street
Harbor City, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other

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Paloma Nunez, MFT Intern (IMF 48098) supervised by Cathy Chambliss, MFT (MFC 39875)
(310)530-7750 ext. 19
2780 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Southwest Special Education Family Resource Center
(310) 921-2252
15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 400
Lawndale, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization

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Dayle McIntosh Center - Main Office
(714) 621-3300
13272 Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Independent Living Centers, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Residential Facility

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Attention Parents!

Attention Parents! You are vital…

Rachel McCumber

I ran across the headline: "For LGBT teens, acceptance is critical." I have always been interested in the struggle of LGBT teens because I see many parallels with Aspies. They are differentiated by something that they are born with and yet many people see as a personal choice or failure – something they can control.

The basic message of the article was that regardless of how much bullying a LGBT teen might be subjected to the way the adults in there world respond to their sexuality has a greater affect on their mental health and self esteem. Family acceptance of LGBT youth predicts positive outcomes in mental health, self esteem

This does not surprise me. As much as teens put up a front of not caring about or needing the approval of adults, individually, they still look to adult world to get their bearings.

All Aspie parents, the story you are giving your Aspie teen is vital to how they will make it through the struggles of transitioning from child to adult.

Are you embarrassed of your child?

Are they “Too much to handle?”

Are they “broken”?

I have been learning that changing my story, my perspective has a huge impact on how my son views himself. Here are my personal keys:

∗ Daniel isn’t flawed. His inability to fit into “norms” is neither good nor bad. It has benefits (a different view on the world) and challenges (communicating those views effectively). My job is to help him overcome the challenges and promote the benefits. I don’t want to change him I want to teach him to be bi-lingual – speaking both his native language and NT language.
∗ Daniel doesn’t need to be normal. He needs to learn to self-advocate effectively through learning to communicate with people who are different then him – don’t we all.
∗ Different is good.
∗ Daniel’s shadow side is no different then all of our shadow side and like all of us, Daniel must learn healthy ways to address his s...

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