Autism Occupational Therapy Santa Clarita CA

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Big Fun Gymnastics - TLC (Team le Club)
(818) 886-3331
9636 Cozycroft Avenue
Chatsworth, CA
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Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Community Therapies
(661) 945-7878
861 Auto Center Drive
Palmdale, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Sensory Center
(925) 264-4198
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste. 112
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Therapy Providers

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KiDA - Kids Institute for Development & Advancement
(949) 222-2214
Irvine, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Carousel Schools - Main Office & Carousel School
(310) 645-9222
7899 LaTierra Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech & Language, Therapy Providers

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Academy for the Advancement of Children with Autism (AACA)
(818) 882-0200
20040 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Wellness Works Therapy
(818) 763-0136
North Hollywood, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Sam and Rose Stein Education Center-South Bay Site
(619) 281-5511 x 211; (619) 498-8384 x 203
647 E. Street
Chula Vista, CA
Support Services
Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Learning and Autism Support Services, Inc. (CLASS)
(650) 286-4396
P.O Box 6772
San Mateo, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pasadena Child Development Associates, INC.
(626) 793-7350
620 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Education, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therap
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 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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