Autism Play Therapists Portland OR

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A Hope For Autism
(503) 781-8954
733 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Peggy Piers, M.Ed. Counseling
(503) 977-2411
15100 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 750
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior

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A Hope For Autism
(503) 781-8954
733 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Susan Buchert
(541) 344-1792
1542 Fetters Loop
Eugene, OR
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Hearing & Speech Institute
(503) 228-6479 or 877-702-2828
1675 SW Marlow Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, Ear, Nose & Throat, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

Data Provided By:
Hearing & Speech Institute
(503) 228-6479 or 877-702-2828
1675 SW Marlow Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, Ear, Nose & Throat, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

Data Provided By:
Peggy Piers, M.Ed. Counseling
(503) 977-2411
15100 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 750
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior

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Deborah Luetkenhoelter
(541) 899-9033
250 Gold Terrace
Jacksonville, OR
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jacksonville Speech and Language Center
(541) 227-8307
675 N 5th St.
Jacksonville, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Unity Inc
(503) 552-8889
2130 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR
 
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Autism Dad: "Play Baseball!"

Autism dad: "Play baseball!"

Autism Dad

Perhaps Ben was autistic the day he was born.

It could be that the symptoms, to which we are now accustomed, had lay dormant or existed in mild form. Then something, the big mysterious something, happened to accelerate things. You want desperately to understand. You start to question your memory. You become a Monday morning quarterback: why didn’t I connect the dots sooner?

There were two key events that told us something was amiss. The first was when we enrolled Ben in basketball. With great anticipation, Heather and I arrived with our cameras for the first day of practice. While the coach led the excited kids down the court, Ben stood frozen. Moments later he took off in the opposite direction…out of bounds, crisscrossing another court, out to the soccer field…not running away per se, just running. I think of the Forrest Gump character who started running and found he simply could not stop.

Ben was in his own world, though at the time we hadn’t figured it out. His mother assured me that, at 3, Ben was the youngest member of the team. I was more than willing to accept that explanation.

The second time was at a party. The kids were taking their turns at whacking the piñata. Now it was Ben’s turn. I was almost salivating as my baseball player son approached “the plate.” I handed him the bat with an encouraging smile. Ben held it for a long minute, unable to focus on or understand the challenge. The other children began to stare and grow impatient. Ben examined the bat and then discarded it like a piece of trash.

Ben’s 6 now and the past few years have been marked by ups and downs, steps forward and back. I am grateful that over the past weeks, Ben has shown modest improvements with his speech, responsiveness, and eye contact.

Every so often I try to engage him in a little catch. I have him hold the ball, touch it, get to know it again. I feel we’re making progress. And then I put my fragile heart aside and everything on the line: “Ben, toss the ball to Daddy.” He stares blankly, dropping the ball in favor of his object-for-the-day.

Today was different.

He actually pitched the ball to me—once and then a second time with surprising authority. It was only two tosses but that was enough to cause my eyes to brighten. It’s not that recovering his interest in baseball is of any benefit to Ben. Obviously I am more concerned about his limited speech, his preference for residing in his own world, and h...

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