Autism Seminars Tallahassee FL

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (Tallahassee)
(800) 769-7926
Florida State University, 625-B N. Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Medical, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Wordwindow
1-877-WORDWIN (1-877-967-3946)
2125 Jackson Bluff Rd. #V-204
Tallahassee, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other, Research, Training/Seminars

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
(800) 754-5891
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, 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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Butterfly Effects
(954) 603-7885
2708 NE 14th St
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, Respite, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, 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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J. Christopher McGinnis, Ph.D. (McGinnis Psychology Group)
(239) 482-2655
13730 Cypress Terrace Circle, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
(850) 488-9071
2671 Executive Center Circle, W., Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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Kirsty MacIver, M.S., B.C.B.A.
(352) 275-4054
PO. Box 492
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Advanced ABA
941-7
6215 Lorraine Road
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Judith Aronson-Ramos, M.D./Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics of South Florida
(561) 901-3965
5350 West Hillsboro Blvd #207
Coconut Creek, FL
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Doctors, Pediatrics, FastForword, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Nutritional Counseling, 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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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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