Special Needs Advocacy

Autism is not a one-size fits all condition. It is often said that if you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism. What works for one person may not work for another; what works one time may not work the next time. That’s why it’s beneficial to have options…to fill up your toolbox with different plans to meet the next challenge. I am a mom of children with Autism and other special needs, and I’ve been advocating for them for over 17 years. I’ve learned a lot through this journey, and I’d like to share what I have learned with you. There’s a lot of new language to learn, a lot of specialists and therapists that you’ll encounter, so many meetings to attend (IEPs, IFSPs, etc.), and a lot of other medical conditions that can go along with Autism. It can be overwhelming to navigate all of this – and you don’t get an instruction manual with your special needs child that tells you what steps you need to take and when. That’s where I can help.

Career Services

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Our Career Services provides both training and wraparound employment support for individuals with autism over the age of 14. Services are provided year-round and unlike traditional job placement services, the support is provided at no direct cost to the individual for as long as each individual requires support. The level and duration of supports vary based on each individual’s needs.Our Career Specialists work one-on-one with each individual to determine what they want to do based on their own goals, dreams, and interests, and help them to achieve those goals. Our primary goal is to improve outcomes for individuals affected by autism who face challenges and barriers to meaningful employment with competitive wages.

What is Vitalxchange?

Vitalxchange is a health community app where people are able to connect and talk directly with health experts. Using special matching technology, we make it easy for you to find and connect with the right experts.

Our Mission is to ensure that everyone has access to the information they need to make good health choices without feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

We are currently supporting families caring for children with special needs or developmental challenges.

Emily Roll, LISW-S

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Hi. I’m Emily Roll, a clinically licensed social worker with 15 years of experience working together with families and young children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. My primary focus is to help parents find ways to connect with their children to grow communication, social skills, and improved behavioral functioning. I try to be there every step of the way including obtaining a diagnosis, finding the right service providers, and assisting with insights into the IEP process.

Autism Society of Maine

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ASM has been serving Maine families for 45 years. We offer families and individuals with autism a place where we can help them navigate services throughout our state. We can help you fill out SSI application or Medcaid application. Provide you with a list providers who are in your area and where to find social groups. If you looking for material or a book from our free lending library on many topics, we have over 800 books. Most of all we understand and are here for you to connect with someone.

Enabling Technologies

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We are an enabling technology resource center and catalyst. We help people discover cutting-edge technology, learn best practices, and help with implementation strategies.

Galperin Autism Consulting

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We understand how Autism and Mental Health impact each other, and have experience improving Mental Health, and treating Mental Illness in the Autism population.

We’re knowledgeable and experienced. Owner and lead consultant, Tom Galperin, has almost a quarter century of experience working in the Autism and Developmental Disability field. He has worked with persons on the Spectrum from toddlers to retirement, from Moderate Intellectual Disability to Genius-level IQ, and in settings from Developmental Centers to Supported Employment. Mr. Galperin has worked with professionals in the field from across the United States and from around the globe, including Europe, Asia, and South America. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervision designation (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio and is a TEACCH Certified Practitioner.

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati

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We want to be a part of your autism journey.

Autism Society Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) has been a part of the autism community for nearly 50 years, providing resources, support, and activities for families all along the spectrum. Today, we support families through social and recreational programs, support groups, and our resource helpline.

Autism Society of Florida

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The Autism Society of Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) comprised entirely of volunteers, mostly parents of people with autism and adults with autism. We are an affiliate of the Autism Society of America. For 28 years, we have been working to ensure full participation and self-determination in every aspect of life for people across the autism spectrum. We work every day to empower lives by opening avenues of self-advocacy and advocating on behalf of others in a way that values equity, respect, dignity, and diversity in all communities.

Our Mission
The mission of the Autism Society of Florida (ASF) is to assure full participation and self-determination in every aspect of life for everyone. We will realize this vision by opening avenues of self-advocacy and advocating on behalf of others in a way that values equity, respect, dignity, and diversity in all communities.

Our Philosophy
The Autism Society of Florida is committed to honesty, fairness, and respect for others. In that philosophy, we make specific promises through our passion and dedication to our most important audience.

2Hope

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Hope is the belief that things will be better in the future….we live as eternal optimists, knowing that our path and future is in God’s hands and that He loves us and has a plan and purpose for each and everyone of us…the belief that our lives are about more than just ourselves and that we are here to make the world a better place by sharing our gifts of kindness, love and respect for all we come into contact with. The knowledge that we are to be a light in this earth bringing peace, joy and grace to those we meet, love and serve.

2 Hope has been inspired by my three children who have taught me that all people of all abilities belong and have something very special to share. We believe that when we integrate we all win and when we segregate we all lose. 2 Hope is a movement of full integration for all people, of all abilities….