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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 [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Autism|Comments Off on What is Autism?

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 [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Adult Support, Autism|Comments Off on Helping Police Interact with Individuals with Autism

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 [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Autism, Education|Comments Off on Art & Innovation at The Sonder Academy

Is Your Child Struggling in School?

Is Your Child Struggling in School? by David Karch, Learning Specialist at Engage the Brain Whether you are a helicopter parent – who has all your child’s Internet website passwords memorized, a free-range parent – who allows your five year old child to commute to a friend’s house by public transportation (or Uber!), or fall somewhere [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Autism, Education|Comments Off on Is Your Child Struggling in School?

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