Autism Occupational Therapy Fort Wayne IN

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Hand in Hand Therapy Specialists, LLC
(260) 497-0328
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Childrens Autism Center, Inc.
(260) 459-6040
6208 A Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Kidworks Developmental Intervention Center
(219) 983-9675
1120 S. Calumet Rd.
Chesterton, IN
Support Services
Camps, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Indiana Developmental Training Center of Lafayette
(877) 854-1024
3700 Rome Drive
Lafayette, IN
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Education, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Feeding Friends
317.753.0930 or 317.418.2664
7737 Dixon Court
Noblesville, IN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Hand In Hand Speech and Language Preschool
260-497-0328/260-417-9443
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Academic Assessments, General Supplies, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Function Rehabilitation Pediatric Center
(317) 818-8166
13250 Hazel Dell Parkway, Suite 102
Carmel, IN
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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TX:Team
317.884.3383 ext 21
4625 East Stop 11 Road Suite B
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
General Supplies, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Homefront Learing Center ABA Therapy
(765) 454-9748
2146 E Markland
Kokomo, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ABA Programming, Inc
(317) 849-5437
6060 Castleway W. Drive
Indianapolis, IN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Education, FastForword, Haircuts & Photography, Military Families, Occupational Therapy, Other, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Making The Transition From The World Of School Into The World Of Work

Making the transition from the world of school into the world of work

Dr. Temple Grandin

During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work. Some have become perpetual students because they thrive on the intellectual stimulation of college. For many able people with autism college years were their happiest (Szatmari et al., 1989).

I would like to stress the importance of a gradual transition from an educational setting into a career. I made the transition gradually. My present career of designing livestock facilities is based on an old childhood fixation. I used that fixation to motivate me to become an expert on cattle handling. Equipment I have designed is in all the major meat plants. I have also stimulated the meat industry to recognize the importance of humane treatment of livestock. While I was in college I started visiting local feedlots and meat packing plants. This enabled me to learn about the industry.

Many successful people with autism have turned an old fixation into the basis of a career. I was lucky to find Tom Rohrer, the manager of the local Swift Meat Packing plant, and Ted Gilbert, the Manager of the Red River Feedlot (John Wayne's feedlot). They allowed me to visit their operations every week. They recognized my talents and tolerated my eccentricities. These people served as important mentors. Educators who work with autistic students need to find these people in the business community. I finished up at Arizona State University with a Master's Thesis on cattle handling and chute design. At the same time I did some freelance writing for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman Magazine. This enabled me to further learn about the livestock industry and develop expertise.

My next step was to get hired for my first job at a large feedlot construction company. Emil Winnisky, the construction manager, recognized my talents in design. He also served as a third important mentor to force me to conform to a few social rules. He had his secretaries take me out to buy better clothes. At the time I really resented this, but today I realize that he did me a great favor. He also told me bluntly that I had to do certain grooming niceties such as wearing deodorant. I had to change. I was most interested to read this passage in one of Kanner's papers about people with autism that make a successful adaptation: "Unlike most other autistic children they become uneasily aware of their peculiarities and they begin to make a conscious effort to do something about them." (Kanner et al. 1972).

Emil was an eccentric guy himself and that may explain why he hired me. About six months after I was hired, Emil was fired. I continued to work for about a year, and I quit because I was asked to participate in some highly questionable business practices. While I was at the construction comp...

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