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Making the Transition

by BAC Brevard Achievement Center Making the Transition - High School to the "Real World" is Elementary at BAC Chances are that if your son or daughter is still too young for high school, you haven’t thought much about what he or she will do after graduation. But you should. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) high [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Adult Support, Autism, Education|Comments Off on Making the Transition

Preparing Students for Workplace Success

by Helen Leonard, Director, The Paragon School Preparing Students for Workplace Success Equipping students to become contributing members of society is the mission of The Paragon School as well as the goal of every parent whom I have had the pleasure of working with in the first ten years of our program. Despite the statistics [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Adult Support, Advocacy, Autism, Education|Comments Off on Preparing Students for Workplace Success

Parent Disability Guide for Brevard County

What to Do If Your Child Receives a Diagnosis. Developed by Jackie Yearby and Emily DeWoody for the Interagency Council of Brevard Family & Medical Support You get the feeling that something isn’t right? Go with your gut, find a doctor or specialist and get a diagnosis, and assemble your medical team. Find a support [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Child Development, Education, Support Group|Comments Off on Parent Disability Guide for Brevard County

The Best Revenge I Ever Got

by Angela Becker This story starts about ten years ago, when I was in third grade. I was ten years old, and struggling somewhat in school – for good reason. While I can’t recall being bullied by my peers much (I can only think of one time when the class bully actually picked on me), [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Adult Support, Autism, Child Development, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Best Revenge I Ever Got

The Forgotten Ones – a Guide to Nurturing Siblings

by Tara Zeller, MS, BCBA When a family receives a diagnosis such as autism for their child, their world is turned upside down. This goes for any family with a special needs child. Learning that your child requires highly specialized support causes a family to seek answers to the questions they ask themselves - What [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Autism|Comments Off on The Forgotten Ones – a Guide to Nurturing Siblings

Making a Difference in Our Community

by Diana Anderson, Founder of the Special Needs Parent Support Group of Seminole County As special needs parents, we have to fight…for everything.  IEPs, services, equal treatment of our special needs children.  As our children grow older, we have to start thinking about what will happen after high school; Will they go to college?  Are [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Autism, Support Group|Comments Off on Making a Difference in Our Community

The Unique Needs of Girls and Women with Autism

by Michele Ramsay, EdD, Program Director, CIP Brevard Center Advice from a Young Woman in College with ASD CIP Brevard Student Stephanie Smith shares insight and advice as a young woman on the autism spectrum. Why is it sometimes difficult to identify females on the autism spectrum? Have they taught themselves to behave differently in [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Autism|Comments Off on The Unique Needs of Girls and Women with Autism

Our Precious Pearls

By T.W. I don’t usually write about the big “A” because it causes me a big “A”-anxiety. But, in light of the imminent approach of Autism Awareness Month in April and the historic 164th-year anniversary of the first publishing of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (circa 1850), I decided to transcribe my rambling thoughts and musings [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Autism|Comments Off on Our Precious Pearls

Understanding the Gellar Autism Bill


By Hyndi Khomutetsky, MS BCBA
Co-founder & Director, Applied Behavior Center A total of 35 states and the District of Columbia have laws related to autism and insurance coverage. At least 23 states—Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Autism|Comments Off on Understanding the Gellar Autism Bill