Autism Seminars San Bernardino CA

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Dr. Jose L. Fuentes
(909) 796-9300
24230 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Research, Research, 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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Jan B. Blacher, Professor of Education
(951) 827-3875
Graduate School of Education
Riverside, CA
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Helpful Websites, Research, State Resources, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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David Adams, BCBA
(951) 809-8488
9734 Winterberry Drive
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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TASC (The Adult Skills Center)
(818) 996-3761
17400 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
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Adult Support, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Christian Counseling Service
90 793-1078
51 West Olive
Redlands, CA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Floortime, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Christian Counseling Service
90 793-1078
51 West Olive
Redlands, CA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Floortime, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Open Doors
(909) 941-9814
Northkirk Presbyterian Church
Alta Loma, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Social Skills Training, 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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Learning Gym
(310) 546-8583
2011 Cedar Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, FastForword, Nutritional Counseling, Support / Tutoring, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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DMS Consulting
(619) 886-2778
3408 Olga Ave
San Diego, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Sensory Integration, 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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TACA Talk About Curing Autism
(949) 640-4401
3070 Bristol Street Suite 340
Costa Mesa, CA
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Support Group Meetings, 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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