Monthly Archives: October 2018

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What You Need to Know About School Options

What You Need to Know About School Options by Dr. Ilene Wilkins, President/CEO, UCP of Central Florida As a parent of student with a disability, you know that your child has unique abilities and needs. Sometimes, these needs are not able to be met in a traditional public school. Luckily, we live in the state [...]

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Accessible & Enjoyable

Accessible & Enjoyable by Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Sensory experiences are a part of everyday life. For children with sensory integration difficulties, the ordinary experience becomes frightening and overwhelming. There are seven senses that form the foundation of sensory integration: visual, auditory, touch, smell, taste, vestibular (input regarding the position of one’s head [...]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty by Stephanie Symonds, A Mommy Corner, and the UP Center A Mommy Corner was honored to interview James Monds, the Executive Director of the UP Center. James is a native of Fort Pierce and he knows what it means to live in and overcome poverty, as he allowed poverty to [...]

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Early Intervention is Key

Early Intervention is Key by Easterseals Florida and the Treasure Coast Early Steps Since November 1, 2007, Easterseals Florida has been home to the Treasure Coast Early Steps (TCES) program. TCES provides early intervention services to children and their families residing in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties on the southeast [...]

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What is Autism?

What is Autism? by Rosie Portera, MS, CCC-SLP Autism is a complex brain-based disability. We are all born with the ability to easily learn basic skills that help us survive and learn. These are skills like walking and talking, but also include our ability to be curious and open to learning. It’s said that no [...]

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Helping Police Interact with Individuals with Autism

Helping Police Interact with Individuals with Autism by Palm Bay Florida Police Department The Palm Bay Police Department Autism Project fosters a multi-organizational approach to promote education and understanding of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to reduce potential negative encounters during stressful situations. The Palm Bay Police Department has [...]

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A Welcoming Place for All!

A Welcoming Place for All! by the Straz Center Seventeen-year-old Donovan Dix has autism. When he told his mother Tia he wanted to see Motown the Musical at the Straz Center, she wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, “the theater” historically belonged to people who could sit still and be silent for a few [...]

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Art & Innovation at The Sonder Academy

Art & Innovation at The Sonder Academy by The Sonder Academy Walking into The Sonder Academy, families are struck by three exciting elements. First is the peaceful and calm space. Despite the student population growing this 2018-19 school year, the staff and children of The Sonder Academy enjoy a tranquil environment. This may not be [...]

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What is a PPEC?

What is a PPEC? by BrightStart Pediatrics A PPEC is Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care – a nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children. Families have a few PPEC programs to choose from in Central Florida – but there’s only one BrightStart Pediatrics. We are exclusively a PPEC provider by design, to deliver [...]

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Piecing the Puzzle Together

Piecing the Puzzle Together by Stephanie Symonds and Sharon Laskey,  A Mommy Corner There is a support group near you serving Martin, St Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties which goes by the name “A Mommy Corner”. It was founded by Stephanie Symonds and Sharon Laskey in 2016. Seeing the need in our community, we [...]

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