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Surfers Healing

Surfers Healing is the original surf camp for children with autism, and we've been serving the community since 1996. Yet what we offer isn't a 'cure', or even 'traditional' therapy. It's a completely different sensation and environment for our participants. We give individuals a chance to encounter the waves, to challenge themselves, to try something new. And since 1 in every 68 US children has an ASD (CDC report, March 2014), our work is more vital than ever.

Our biggest challenge? Getting kids to come out of the water! Once they ride with us, they don't want to stop. Attending our camps positively impacts children with autism; the experience helps instill confidence and calm. Yet over the years we've seen that Surfers Healing also has a profound impact on parents. Autism parents are always hearing about what their children cannot do. But at a Surfers Healing camp, it's all about what their kids can do.

We're based in Southern California, but we offer camps across the country, as well as in Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Our camps provide an relaxed, accepting, and welcoming environment – the perfect space in which to risk and grow.

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The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), has worked to prepare everyone for the implementation of WIOA. The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page is updated to reflect newly developed materials, including responses to frequently asked questions. Check here for the latests news and announcements: 

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Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is when a medical professional connects to a patient that is in a different location through videoconferencing. Telehealth is not a new concept. In fact, hospitals have been delivering care to rural areas via telehealth for decades. Telehealth is dramatically transforming the way in which we receive healthcare. CSERV is at the forefront of delivering ABA services through telehealth with services known as Telebehavior Analysis.

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Desire Home Care

Regional Center In-Home Respite Care Services are in homecare services provided to individuals with developmental disability, such as Autism, to relieve their primary caregivers. The purpose is to provide respite for family caregivers who often have other children and responsibilities to balance and to help the individual with disability to continue to live at home. We seek to improve the quality of life for families by providing a dependable respite worker or caregiver to provide 1:1 care.

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Social Skills Training with Dogs

Do you suspect or does your child have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you interested in social skills training with dogs to help your child?

The University of California at Irvine under Dr. Sabrina Schuck is conducting a new study for children who have or may have ASD. In this study, children will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive environment, which will promote their social skills, self-esteem, and self‐regulation skills. This study involves weekly social skills training sessions with experienced and certified therapy dogsIf you are interested, you and your child may be eligible to participate.

The first study session will be this Thursday July 14th. Participants will meet every Thursday for 6 weeks, ending on August 18th.

 Children between the ages of 7 and 9 who have or may have ASD

 6 Social Skills Training sessions and 6 Behavioral Parent Training sessions are available at no cost to you

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