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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 …
The amazing day my son with autism first said 'I love you'… son and told loved didnt make him say ive had lot help over the last three years most the form lucking out with incredible group individuals whove helped brandon blossom into who today with their support matter how tired frustrated ive been how hopeless seemed times they pulled through some dark moments their strength …
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 …
What my son's routines helped me understand about being an autism dad… lot accolades brandon general kindergarten hes won academic awards doesnt need weekly speech therapy anymore hes graduated group aba loves reading and math and playing monopoly has nine different versions has friends the greatest accolade and the … daily life means could fail get hurt ridiculed misunderstood everything autism parent knows will come with time matter the support and love provide every second the day eyes 1st grade over the horizon continue ask myself how will grow with him …
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 …
10 ways a parent can help their autistic child… which will set him good stead when longer here take him places yes always planning you havent already done join parent group andor your school districts special education pta you will make invaluable connections both try find parents kids with … tired this point talk people not the tribe about what raising autistic child really like its time tell them and ask for the support you need even its just ear listen husband and kept too much ourselves and could back time more open with everyone …
Summer is here! Four tips for a smooth transition… about first have grocery shopping and then get the park for information visual schedules check out our autism and visual supports guide find respite careincrease therapy time because the down time his schedule and with both parents working … help reach out local family members friends give you break provide care during work hours talk your other autism moms local support group see you can organize some play dates local parks pools homes reach out local autism organizations your area find …
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