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Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC
(562) 505-3923
16410 E. Whittier Bl.
Whittier, CA
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Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Autism Society of America Los Angeles Chapter
(562) 804-5556
PO Box 8600
Long Beach, CA
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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CBC Education Inc. (Los Angeles)
(323) 724-4446
5655 East Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, 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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Orange County Aspergers Support Group
(949) 854-7415
1400 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA
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Activities, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Support Group Meetings, 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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Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
(714) 533-8275
100 Cerritos Ave.
Anaheim, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ASD Consultancy
(562) 298-0603
7901 S. Painter Ave #3
Whittier, CA
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Adult Support, Career Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, 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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Achieve Beyond: Pediatric Therapy
(323) 722-8610
Montebello, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Law Offices of Michelle Ortega
(562) 490-0864
2700 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA
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Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts), Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mindfull Learning Center
(714) 529-MIND
215 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA
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Art Therapy, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Language and Speech Therapy Center
(714) 539-6207
12966 Euclid St, Suite 530
Garden Grove, CA
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Advocates (Special Education), Assistive Technology, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,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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