Tag Archives: Orange County

Let’s Talk Autism

ARM’s Debora L. Smith will be a guest on the Let’s Talk Autism w/ Shannon and Nancy online show on Autism-Live.com on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 11:15 am PST. Tune in for the online interview.

LetsTalkAutism with Shannon & Nancy-Wednesdays @ 11am(PST) - act-today.org

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A HEART-TO-HEART WITH MOM | A few seats left!

Don’t miss our roundtable discussion on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Click here for details.

Be Mine

DISCUSSION TOPIC: “HOW OUR CHILDREN SHOW LOVE”
Myth: People on the autism spectrum cannot feel or express love or empathy.
Fact: Many — in fact, most — people with autism are quite capable of feeling and expressing love, though sometimes in quirky ways. Further, many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are far more empathetic than the average person, though they may express their empathy in unusual ways.

Love You, Two!

SCHOOL DAZE?

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Free College Prep Workshop for Parents of Teens with Autism

Avoiding the Lows of Higher Education

Preparing your child for a successful college experience. A workshop for parents of young people with high-functioning autism.

Details and ticket information here.

Featured guest:  John Kelly, M.Ed., Academic Coordinator with College Living Experience-Costa Mesa.

See you there!

Lots of great services and opportunities here in Orange County, CA!

If you have a high school student with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD], a local organization has a fabulous monthly activity for your teen. The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group [OCASG] and College Living Experience-Costa Mesa have teamed up for TEEN NIGHT on the first Friday of each month. Activities change each month but it’s a fun time for the kids to hang out with teens–along with college-age mentors. It’s a big hit.  

The idea is to get kids out of their room, out of the house and integrating with others in the community and that’s exactly what’s being done with this group. Determine what your teen is interested in and help him/her get involved.

This article gives you an idea of the variety of other service organizations that exist here in the OC.

http://www.ocvote.com/poll-worker-insights/may-2014/incredible-kids-with-autism-make-a-difference/

My Experience Raising A Child On the Spectrum. I’ll Tell You All About It.

Debora Smith, the Autism Resource Mom, will come and speak to your group or organization. Just give us a call. We still have some openings. Act now!

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The Doctor is In! Q&A Session Tonight in Newport Beach

Looking forward to tonight’s Orange County Asperger’s Support Group meeting in Newport Beach, featuring ‘Ask the Expert’ with Dr. Alexander Gantman. A Q&A session for individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA and PDD-NOS. If you’re interested, contact OCASG at ocasupport@gmail.com.

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PEERS in Orange County begins Nov. 12, 2013! ONE SPACE REMAINS!

There is ONE spot left!
Now is the time to register if you are still considering this wonderful program!

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

The  next session of PEERS offered by Dr. Alexander Gantman and Kimberly Orliczky, BCBA in Orange County is scheduled to begin November 12, 2013!

Topics include:

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to find common interests by trading information
  • How to appropriately use humor
  • How to enter and exit conversations between peers
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • How to handle rumors and gossip
  • How to be a good host during get-togethers
  • How to make phone calls to friends
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to be a good sport
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements
  • How to change a bad reputation

Give your teen the tools he/she needs.
What:  PEERS Program
When: Tuesdays at 6:00pm for 14 (90 min) Sessions
Where: KLO Consulting – Irvine Office

Contact Kimberly Orliczky at 949-607-8560 or kimberly.o.bcba@gmail.com for registration information.

New College-age Social Skills Program in Orange County, CA

Great news! Intake sessions are underway for a new College-Age Social Skills Program in Orange County, California.

Spaces are still available for this program for individuals aged 18 to 24.

It will take place in Irvine on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm – once a week for 16 weeks.

For more information or to sign up, contact: Dr. Alexander Gantman, agantman@gmail.com, 310-361-0771.