Autism Seminars Alpharetta GA

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Keystone Center for Children with Autism, Inc.
(404) 496-4673
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Private School (Autism Only), Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Working The Puzzle, LLC
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd. Ste 202-149
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Music Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Working The Puzzle, Inc.
(404) 556-6527
12460 Crabapple Rd Ste 202-149
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Music Therapy, Products/Stores, Residential, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Summit Learning Center
(678) 624-1696
312 Maxwell Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, 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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Innovative Behavior Options, LLC
(404) 641-4024
13020 Old Course Dr.
Roswell, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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A.S.C.E.N.D. Exceptional Resources Inc.
(678) 300-8687
1280 Old Alpharetta Road
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Working The Puzzle
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Products/Stores, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Maximum Potential
(877) 629-7654
1080 Cambridge Square
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Products/Stores, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Lisa Cheyette, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
(678) 624-0930 x20
1150 Upper Hembree Road
Roswell, GA
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars

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David S. Cantor, Ph.D.
(678) 749-7600
5955 State Bridge Rd., Suite 110
Duluth, GA
Support Services
Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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The Meaning Of Advocacy

The meaning of advocacy

Jeff Katz

One of the first, and in retrospect most important, lessons that Karen and I learned, way back when we first met Phyllis Kupperman, was “be Nate’s advocate.” We were new to the world of autism and hyperlexia, and, besides having to become amateur speech therapists and twice-weekly visitors to the Center for Speech and Language Disorders, now we had to become “advocates.” What did it mean?

No doubt, it means different things to different people. Perhaps some interpret it this way:

“Look, my child is no different from yours. Don’t call him/her autistic, don’t label him/her as someone with special needs.” That tack is usually accompanied by much yelling.

Or this:

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. He/she doesn’t mean to be disruptive.” This is often part of a strategy that involves taking your child away from the scene of the incident, avoiding embarrassment the top priority.

Here’s what we did: always, always, make sure that Nate’s improvement was addressed first and foremost. I can recall the first school meeting in Lincolnshire, IL when labeling Nate autistic was put on the table. Some parents genuinely recoil at that label. It hurt, sure, but what did it matter if, by categorizing Nate as such, he would get the services and extra help he needed to succeed. We asked questions regarding privacy, and making sure his personal information was not fair game, and the answers were satisfactory.

Would we have changed our acceptance of the label if the answers weren’t good enough? Probably not, because what he received as a result of the autism tag was what he needed. Our damaged feelings were inconsequential compared to the big picture of helping Nate. We always saw ourselves as partners with the school in the grand cause that is Nate Katz; we were never adversaries.

I went through a transformation when Nate took, in effect, the same math course for three years straight. I was a solid math student and was upset that Nate was, except for a few units here and there, subjected to identical material in grades 6-8. The epiphany, my V-8 slap in the head moment, came unexpectedly, but it came. Nate’s stagnant math career was of no consequence to his overall development. It was a problem for me and another adjustment of expectations. I look back at that as an important moment of separating my needs from Nate’s

Even now, we are fighting the good fight. As a recent post noted, Nate has a new test reader at SUNY-Cobleskill. He got one bad grade and we’re unsure on the other. Nate puts a lot of effort into studying, but he may get anywhere from 0 to 100 (and has). All we care about is that he is given the best chance at showing his skills to the best of his ability. We’re always in the process of making that happen.

Look, everyone meets their challenges in different way. I’m not suggesting your way is wrong, and ours is right. You can only do what you’re capable of. Yet, at the core, every parent of an autistic child...

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