New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of students with ASD in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community that prepare them for success in life. Students benefit from participation in clubs, Venture Crew scouting, drama, and career pathways STEM courses, with dual credit college courses for upper grades.
Maxim Healthcare would like to introduce ourselves & share with you our home-based Applied Behavior Analysis/positive behavior support services. The need for Applied Behavior Analysis is huge, & we are happy to be able to provide these services to the community. We are officially accepting new clients, & accept a variety of funding options. We have a staff of well-trained BCBAs & Behavior Technicians. Our services offer customized levels of support and training.
Please contact us 714-542-2400.
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.
For further information, see www.surfershealing.org
This article has information about health care insurance options, benefits and eligibility. It addresses durable medical power of attorney, HIPAA issues, and medical records. You can download a worksheet that walks one through the steps of making a healthcare appointment and what information to bring to the medical services providers.
The Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies. It has excellent resources for Youth and Families, Health Care Providers, Researchers & Policy Makers about transition issues.
This is a videotape of a presentation sponsored by the Family Autism Network. The speaker, Marlene Driscoll, MA, LMFT, has worked with people impacted by ASDs for over 20 years. Marlene is the Clinical Director at Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, California. She discusses sexual matters that affect individuals with autism and their caregivers. Learn about common areas of difficulty, risk assessment, practices and guidelines related to sexual behavior.
This is a link to the References and Resources referred to in the video.
This webinar is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability. The speaker, Dr. Nora Baladerian is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in sexuality and people with developmental disabilities. It deals with…
- The dos and don’ts of having sex
- Different kinds of sexuality
- About possible outcomes of having sex
- When, where, and with whom it’s OK to have sex
This FREE webinar is designed for family members, people with developmental disabilities, and advocates.
The Ducks’ Top Flight Street Hockey League serves 10-15 players each season. Located in Huntington Beach Inline on Friday nights during the fall, winter and spring. Free skills clinics are offered once a month during the summer months to keep players at the rink connected to the game. Players are paired with volunteer aides if they require extra assistance.
Contact the Rinks-Huntington Beach Inline. Or click the link below for additional information.
The transition from summer back to school can be tough for everyone, especially families of individuals with autism. The daily routine established over the last 2 to 3 months is changing, and the time has come to go from camp back to the classroom.
To help ease the stress and smooth the transition for you and your family, Autism Speaks has provided an array of tips and resources for everyone involved in the process, including students, parents, teachers and peers. Go here for some good advice.
New! Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of Version 2.0 of the popular Transition Tool Kit. The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
The guiding principle that we used in developing this kit is that all individuals with autism, regardless of the level of support needed, should be able to live a life filled with purpose, dignity, choices and happiness. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out on this journey toward finding your child’s own unique path to adulthood.