Autism Seminars Fort Lauderdale FL

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Working The Puzzle, Inc
(954) 616-9071
2512 NW 9th Lane
Wilton Manors, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Other, 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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The Unicorn Child Development Clinic (at NSU)
(954) 262-6900
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Brenda R Morgan MED CCC SLP
(801) 367-3152
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Butterfly Effects LLC
(561) 302-4860
1601 NW 22nd Court J22
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Revereco Learning Services
(954) 941-2323
900 E. Atlantic Blvd. #12
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Kent Grelling, Ph.D.
(954) 473-1704
965 N Nob Hill Rd #138
Plantation, FL
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers (ARC Broward)
(954) 746-9400
10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Compounding Pharmacies, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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Autism Home Support
(954) 461-0232
10274 Ramblewood Drive
Coral Springs, FL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Little Peoples Behavior Consulting,Inc
(954) 347-8793
PO Box 6302
Pembroke Pines, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Residential, 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

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Brighter Horizons Inc.
(954) 983-9306
Pembroke Pines, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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