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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 …
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 …
My son with autism is overcoming his challenges, finding his strengths… sandy petrovic registered nurse author public speaker instructional advisortutor college academic support center and the mother son the spectrum click here for more about and the book coauthored from each our perspectives … people never even consciously considered the social rejection david experienced when wanted nothing more than part the teen group the years that was bullied and lonely the panic attacks and neardepression that endured result snowballing life stress … but relish these challenges and are confident that david will master them his own time and his own way with the help and support family and mentorsmuch has handled every other hurdle the pastand just like every other young adult must figure out …
Looking back at my son's diagnosis 12 years later… and pass out your son daughter needs you upright and breathing look for parents who have been there done that whether its support group friend friend look for support better yet look individual with autism who better educate you about autism find your person you will need one …
Spanish resources help bilingual families in the autism community overcome language barriers … diagnostic appointment berlina felipe did her research she had year during that wait reading about what expect and how plan supports for her son alex when did get diagnosed age 4 even though was already prepared was still hard felipe said she found … wanting get spot both jairs grandmothers who took care him when was young attended the spanish classes well learn how support him years later mom told she glad that got all the early intervention gaby said and that never gave the felipe and … many their classes and resources spanish based participant feedback they also sometimes separate dads and moms into two groups encourage each group talk more openly alexs family made sure learn from his providers and school contacts how help …
Members of the autism community explain how they overcame bullying to reach their full potential … depression severe anxiety and felt worthless like shouldnt here because didnt deserve but with the help faith and the love supportive family and friends now amazing school make amazing grades have amazing and supportive group friends also the varsity cheerleading team and sing schools choir because the experiences ive had life think its …
How My Family Faces Roadblocks… challenges got lots individual attention speech and occupational therapy when came time enter kindergarten his teacher supported him going into regular classroom with aide which what daughter wanted well the principal was board too based what … daughter did not want either these options roadblock her team the speech and occupational therapist plus his prek teacher regrouped and came with iep plan that had lots supports including preferential seating behavior modification plan options test small group setting etc the followup meeting …
Reflecting on my nonspeaking autistic son's 40th birthday… coat when get home smile when you take selfies with because you seem like that continue need your help understanding and support many ways fourth let your anger youve written about how the loss the perfect son you dreamed was difficult for you … efforts and mine have never learned speak read write thanks your love and advocacy behalf live the safest life possible for group home where can live with support out the world love our car rides and walks the park when you visit these days when you come visit feel calmer …
Questions and Answers About ABA … mother using positive reinforcement teach her son how get work public bus using aba principles without much inclinic support parents family members and caregivers often play more active role ababased learning for this age group the key for the person get rewarded for their efforts with positive reinforcement either from therapist family member … using verbal visual and physical prompts needed break down tasks into small steps use picture prompts other communication supports needed show each step spend time working with the person their goals every day practice the same activity several …
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