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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 …
Meet Greg and Julie Y.… kaitlyn yawitz one the lucky ones able turn her passion for crafting into career thanks her parents unwavering support each morning she hops the car with her mom julie former adolescent therapist and special events coordinator head over their newly opened workshop doityourself craft studio that offers individual and group classes create the latest ontrend designs customizable decor accessories working alongside her mom also provides … with countless families through the years through the autism speaks walk events and they continue fundraise and walk support kaitlyns crew the best part being the board directly helping the people who need the most able provide information …
Meet Tyler H. … missouri louis not only does live campus dorm suite with two other students hes thriving all his classes thanks the extra support receives member the succeed program postsecondary program for students with intellectual and developmental … center tylers parents credit their sons amazing strides into adulthood crucial early intervention services caring and supportive group family members and kindhearted friends who always stood his side and his strong will make the most his life tyler …
Meet Chase T.… and information about autism was difficult but helen and alan made their job advocate for their son and get him the support needed they quickly enrolled chase his preschools autismcentric special education program where would receive … have the opportunity participate enjoyable activities like therapeutic horseback riding gymnastics and art class with team supporters like his family teachers and behavioral therapists chase has come long way since being diagnosed toddler even … autism what areas has your autism helped you excel have faced struggles like talking other people conversations being part group and focusing work autism helped excel making very imaginative and creative why important people the spectrum advocate …
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 …
Caring for the Caregiver… you are making enormous difference his her life make happen you need take care yourself take moment ask yourself where does support and strength come from how really doing need cry complain scream would like some help but dont know who ask remember … your child and want see them succeed ask for help asking for help can very hard especially first dont hesitate use whatever support available you people around you may want help but may not know how there someone who can take your other kids … who just listens can great source strength you cant get out the house use the phone call friend consider joining support group may helpful listen talk people who have been are going through similar experience support groups can great sources …
Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers… and widespread lockdowns have been place for month more hope this guidance will help you continue your important work supporting people with autism and their families prepare before lockdownduring minimally restricted movement set … situation and prioritize the immediate needs for each family including basic needs food medication shelter well caregiving support your health system has patient portal other way communicate through the electronic health record now good time set … printable tools digital downloads videos and other specific needs that families may request try set caregiver support group via online platform such facebook groups other technology such wechat where parents and caregivers can get support ask …
Parents Seek Help Discussing Autism with Newly Diagnosed 9-Year-Old… with his autism this will help your child understand that autism something that has not the sum total who assure your child support explain your son why hes receiving the services hes getting for instance you could tell him that sees speech … age and older can wonderful experience spend time with other children the autism spectrum consider enrolling your son play group social skills group specifically for children with autism … parents seek help discussing autism with newly diagnosed 9yearold …
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 …
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