Autism Seminars Saint Petersburg FL

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Sensory Integration International-The Ayres Clinic
(888) 271-2SII
200 2nd Ave South #447
St. Petersburg, FL
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Research, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Kathryn Peter/ Lindsey Henderson
(240) 793-5416
540 Carillon Pkwy
St Petersburg, FL
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Activities, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, RDI, 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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Utopia MediSpa and Wellness
(727) 799-9060
3165 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL
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Biomedical Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, 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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Behave, Inc.
(813) 240-8779
499 Lakeway Dr.
Oldsmar, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Jeanne M. Barth
(813) 930-0197
3709 W. Hamilton Ave
Tampa, FL
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Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Creative Connections Consulting, LLC (RDI consultants)
240-793-5416/813-298-2005
540 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL
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Early Intervention, Other, RDI, 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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Alternative Solutions~ Therapy Center for Children with Autism, Inc.
(727) 712-8120
3165 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, 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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Courtney Kearney McLaughlin
(813) 451-9421
Tampa, FL
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Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities- Tampa
(813) 233-2920
Tampa Times Building Suite 513, 1000 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Janis Krempa, M.Ed, BCBA
(813) 262-2572
5718 Sea Trout Place
Apollo Beach, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 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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