Autism Occupational Therapy Minneapolis MN

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Minnesota Autism Center
(612) 767-4200
3001 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Fraser Child & Family Center
(612) 331-9413
3333 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory I
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Capernaum Pediatric Therapy, Inc.
(952) 285-2840
4010 W 65th St. Ste. 105
Edina, MN
Support Services
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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Therapy Connections for Kids
(763) 767-0854
300 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN
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,Adult

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SunnyDays Therapy, Inc
(952) 223-2506
810 Excelsior Boulevard
Excelsior, MN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Success in Motion
(612) 250-5097
2100 1st Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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Autism Matters, Inc.
(952) 544-0349
11606 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Dana Weise-Brown
(952) 224-0707
Hopkins, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Holland Center/ MN Hyperbarics
(952) 401-9359
810 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Blood Draw, DAN! Pediatrics, DAN! Pediatrics, Doctor Referrals, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Haircuts & Photography, Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT), Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Au
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Family Achievement Center
(651) 738-9888
1687 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, 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,Adult

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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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