Jacksonville, FL (Sept. 16, 2015) – The Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center(JSHC) has earned its certification of autism care from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that at least 80% of the JSHC staff has undergone a rigorous training process that will assist in providing speech pathology and audiology services for those who have autism. It is believed that the nonprofit is the first healthcare provider in North Florida to undergo this training for its staff.
An eye-opening report recently commissioned by IBCCES highlights the drastic need for autism related training and certification in health care and community services. The report notes that over $262 billion is spent on Autism related services in the US each year and over 77 percent of primary care physicians, nurses and licensed health care professionals rate their ability to care for someone with Autism as poor or fail.
Larry R. Beckett, Licensed Professional Counselor/Registered Play Therapist, CAS
City/State: Carthage, MO
School/ Organizations: Beckett’s Counseling Services
Dr. Stephen Shore to give an “Inside Look at Autism” Aug. 17 in Victoria, TX.
VICTORIA, TEXAS – Get an inside look at autism from acclaimed author and speaker Dr. Stephen Shore as he shares his personal experiences and best practices in working with individuals with autism during a free special lecture on August 17. Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
This one-hour lecture will be held Monday, August 17 from 7-8 p.m. at the Johnson Symposium Center at Victoria College, located at 2200 E. Red River in Victoria, Texas.
JACKSONVILLE, July 28, 2015 – The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has partnered with over 240 universities and several of the most renowned Autism experts in the world to develop a comprehensive training and certification program for educators, licensed professionals and healthcare workers. This state of the art online training program will be delivered through a new Learning Management System (LMS) for professionals who work around individuals with autism. The program equips schools, clinics and paraprofessionals with the latest information in autism through accessible, up-to-date online training with over 650+ hours of position-specific, AOTA, APTA-approved continuing education courses.
Paula Perkins, OTR, SCSS, MA, CAS
City/State: Burkburnett, TX
School/ Organizations: Burkburnett ISD
July 8, 2015 (Newswire) – Of 50,000 adult individuals with autism, just over half who have recently turned 18 in the past year hold a salaried job. Recently at a lunch & learn organized by Autism Speaks and Special Counsel, the disturbing question of whether America is fully prepared to provide employment support to the differently abled was the main topic of conversation.
I remember the spring of 2005 like it was yesterday. I was very nervous as I headed into my son’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning meeting. I had been working in the Early Intervention Field (EI) for the past three years and knew what I wanted for my son as he transitioned into the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program. I had made my list of priorities for my son’s educational experience and what was important to us as a family.
Xarfie Sangalang Salvosa, CAS
City/State: El Paso, Texas
School/Organizations: Whitaker Elementary (El Paso ISD), Ministry for Families and Individuals with Disabilities, El Paso Federation of Teachers and Support Personnel