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Advance Kids
(888) 363-6103
9719 Lincoln Village Drive # 105
Sacramento, CA
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Education, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Bright Start Therapies
(916) 483-8282
2222 Watt Ave Ste. B-5 Sac ca
Sacramento, CA
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Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Publications, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Capitol Autism Services
(916) 923-1789
1901 Royal Oaks Drive Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Behavior Analysts, Inc.
(925) 210-9374
1941 Oak Park Blvd., Suite 30
Pleasant Hill, CA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Training/Seminars

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Autism Movement Therapy/aut-erobics DVD
(323) 240-0361
Van Nuys, CA
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Auditory Integration Therapy, Music Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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People First of California, Inc.
(916) 552-6625
1225 8th Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA
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Disability Advocacy, Training/Seminars

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Capitol Autism Services
(916) 923-1789
2045 Hallmark Drive Suite 4
Sacramento, CA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Research, Research, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Dawn Montgomery
(916) 863-7949
7949 California Ave., #15
Fair Oaks, CA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Other, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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B*E*T*A: Behavior Education Training Associates
415-564-7830; 1-800-368-BETA (2382)
P.O.Box 225129
San Francisco, CA
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Disability Advocacy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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AEFCT: Autism Experts Empowering Familes & Children Together
(619) 269-6057
2535 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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