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The Straz Center Finds Huge Success

The Straz Center Finds Huge Success by The Straz Center “We’ve developed shows for people who want to enjoy theater but also might need to get up and walk around, go outside, stim, take a break and do something else for a while and return. The audience knows what to expect during our sensory-friendly performances [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:46:01-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Autism|Comments Off on The Straz Center Finds Huge Success

Able Academics’ Students Thrive!

Able Academics' Students Thrive! by Julianna Knittel, MA, Principal Able Academics is a school for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. This school blends both academic and behavior services. This meld allows students to receive support behaviorally while receiving quality educational services. Able Academics has two locations in Titusville, Florida. The Main Campus [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:46:38-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Autism, Education|Comments Off on Able Academics’ Students Thrive!

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 |2019-03-06T10:58:21-04:00October 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 |2019-03-06T10:58:22-04:00October 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 |2018-10-18T13:49:29-04:00October 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 |2017-11-01T20:30:12-04:00November 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 |2019-03-06T10:58:23-04:00August 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 |2019-03-06T10:58:23-04:00August 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 |2017-12-03T09:22:10-04:00December 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 |2019-03-06T10:58:25-04:00December 9th, 2016|Adult Support, Autism, Child Development, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Best Revenge I Ever Got