Autism Occupational Therapy Orlando FL

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Quest Kids
(407) 872-3378
406 E. Amelia Street
Orlando, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Disability Advocacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential Facility, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Maitland Academy
(407) 599-5777
140 Tonina Cove, Suite 100
Maitland, FL
Support Services
Education, Occupational Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade

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Bright Feats Directory
(407) 461-4847
522 Hunt Club Blvd #351
Apopka, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, DAN! Pediatrics, DAN! Pediatrics, Dentists, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Hermatologist, Doctors, Pediatric Hermatologist, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Support / Tutoring,
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dimensions Therapy Center
1-800-99-SPEECH (1-800-997-7332); 954-236-9415
12545 Orange Drive, Suite 502
Davie, FL
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Innovative Pediatric Therapy, INC
(954) 217-0773
318 Indian Trace
weston, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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QuestKids Academy
(407) 218-4300
Orlando, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten

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Angelique Micallef Courts, OTR/L
(407) 865-5946
609 Majorca Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Other, Therapy Providers

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Assistive Technology Educational Network (ATEN)
(800) 558-6580
1207 Mellonville Avenue
Sanford, FL
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Other, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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First Choice Therapy Center
(239) 514-5010
2960 Immokalee Road, Suite 3
Naples, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Kentwood Preparatory School
(954) 581-8222
4650 SW 61 Ave
Davie, FL
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Lindamood Bell, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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