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Why I advocate for Direct Support Professionals… guest blog post was written kit peterson grandmother young man the autism spectrum she advocate for fair pay for the direct support professionals who have become family people like her grandson despite how difficult was accept our familys reality all jumped support karla jonathan received every service available occupational speech and physical therapies special education and … hundreds others who are impacted begins right albany but can reach far beyond new york state must raise our voices behalf group who often cannot speak for themselves they are our grandchildren they need direct support professionals who can afford …
Purpose-driven, functional mentorships support low-pressure learning … extremely focused such how play specific video game cook particular dish informal mentorships are not arranged organization group and mentors and mentees are not assigned mentees their parents teachers friends seek out someone with expertise and … behave attainable can use the knowledge and apply coworker hasnt been meeting with boss and has little understanding the group dynamics cant achieve goal understanding the meeting behavior might time find better mentor for this particular … typical mentorship but nothing typical that one the many things enjoy about autism … purposedriven functional mentorships support lowpressure learning …
Anabel V. supports the Hispanic community through her work on the Autism Response Team… members including our wellrounded team who can serve spanishspeaking constituents can help them find resources and support their area well ways connect with their community respond questions via phone 8882884762 spanish 8887729050 email … dentist therapist how can find grants for and family can you explain the insurance coverage state can you help find support group for parents individuals with autism need help finding transition resources for child can you help can you help …
Preparing to teach autistic college students in an unprecedented fall semester … classroom setting and with many course offerings transitioning hybrid hyflex fully online platforms professors are eager support students new and varying ways five ways for professors support students with asd across learning modalities break screen time students may experience attention differences during … engaging content and interactive features online classrooms into each course small breakout rooms within larger class group can allow instructors monitor student participation and encourage interactive groups which naturally require student …
“Adulting on the Spectrum” with Autism Speaks… our facebook group adulting the spectrum was created last summer provide space for autistic adults cultivate friendships find support and have fun the moderators the group andrew komarow and eilieen lamb are autistic adults themselves and all group … share how this newfound information had impacted life with those around and watch them adapt well what made you become voicesupporteradvocate the autism community really saw need for autistic voices heard and when say autistic voices mean all …
Why a mother-daughter running duo teamed up for Autism Speaks… rundisney christel iowa wesleyan 88 decided check out different race options online she saw that through disney you can run support various charities including autism speaks christel and her daughter samantha iowa wesleyan 14 decided team and run … they both signed for the races six months advance and began training 16 weeks before the race everyone has many different groups and causes support was hard for ask people give another cause putting myself out there social media and asking for donations was not …
Connecting through #Kindness | Sharing Positivity in a Virtual World… ahead now more than ever work through this uncertain time together know the autism community needs kindness compassion and support while hugs and highfives may now virtual group gettogethers happen via video conference and volunteerism done from behind computer screen there are still plenty ways … post kind messages their own reach out friends and coworkers who are home with their kids with autism may need some extra support take this opportunity reach out and see how you can help whether sending groceries their home making adjustments …
School for thought: Perspective from an autism mom on her 12-year-old son’s journey into the eighth grade… many therapies and services reach the point hes today prepares enter the eighth grade hes been speech therapy social skills groups went through applied behavior analysis therapy aba and individualized education program iep since having therapies … certain areas achieve milestones the fuel that will continue push you when times are tough surround yourself with positive support group understanding friends organization like autism speaks and dont afraid lean them for advice are all this … and our family know that can always turn them for crucial resources and personal guidance great feeling all appreciate the support autism speaks provides and genuinely feel they understand son and accept him for exactly who learn more about noahs …
Autism Speaks grantee gets moving for the summer… and sharing the space with others one success was that parents reported increased physical activity outside the scheduled group some families came the trail other days walkrun with their children seemed that participation this program gave … shined this program his running skills were apparent from day one and continued run farther and further with volunteer support the weeks went asked his mom buy speed shoes and was incredibly motivated participate was especially excited the …
Why you should make friends with other parents of autistic kids… from all walks life high school college work and the ones inherited from husband who became own they are all wonderful and supportive people and often talk them about the challenges raising autistic son with high support needs they get degree much anyone can who not walking familys shoes fortunate have these outlets and have had these … your area join live the jersey shore and are fortunate have poac autism services our backyard they run parent support groups which are wonderful ways meet other parents and dozens fun events for families which are also mecca for meeting …
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