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Colorado Training Associates Inc.
(303) 429-0345
8771 Wolf Court Suite 120
Westminister, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, RDI, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership (CCEL)
(303) 556-6631
University of Colorado at Denver, 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 650
Denver, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, Training/Seminars

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Brain Balance Achievemnet Center of Golden
(303) 278-1780
1211 Avery St.
Golden, CO
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Helpful Websites, Nutritional Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten

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Creative Perspectives, Inc. Autism Center of Colorado
(303) 935-5200
393 South Harlan Street, Suite 120
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
Art Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, 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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Behavior Services of the Rockies
(303) 709-9292
1995 e coalton
Superior, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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ARC IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
(303) 232-1338
8725 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 100
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Eclipse Therapy
(720) 339-1309
Golden, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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ARC OF ADAMS COUNTY
(303) 428-0310
11698 Huron Street ? Suite 106
Northglenn, CO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC)
(720) 272-8231
194 Mesa Ct
Louisvillle, CO
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Starky International
(303) 832-5510
1350 Logan Street
Denver, CO
Support Services
Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, 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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