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I am located in Ann Arbor Michigan. Empower Autism was created in Asheville, North Carolina. We still put on an annual conference in Asheville, but the services below occur in Michigan.
We offer individual coaching services for people on the spectrum who are looking for support as they reach for their life goals.
Individual coaching usually takes place in the form of weekly meetings to develop and support the goals of the individual. People often choose goals in the categories below:
Improving/creating personal relationships
Improving professional relationships
Finding or changing jobs or living situations
Creating healthy daily routines
Give us a call, and we can set up a meeting to get started.
Professional Training – Currently, 1 in 50 children will be diagnosed with autism. This means that most people who work in education, recreation, medicine, or child-development will come in contact with children on the autism spectrum. Empower Autism can help your staff be competent in practical autism strategies, so you can better serve this growing population. At Empower Autism, we provide practical, engaging workshops for child care professionals, teachers, direct care staff, nurses, private tutors and more. Let us know what you need, and we can customize a training for you and your staff.
Staff Support and Training – If you already receive services through an agency, and you want your staff to have additional training, you can hire us to help you. We will write up documents for your staff and make visuals. We write social notes and explain how to use them. We can also hold regular staff meetings to encourage consistency and best-practices. Give us a call and see how we can augment your current team.
It can be difficult to raise a person who thinks differently. The ongoing decisions you need to make can wear you down and cause strain in your relationships. I know first hand how relentless this role can be. I also know how important it is to keep creating spaces where your child is appreciated and understood. I help parents strategize about how to preserve their child’s self-esteem, prioritize goals, plan for the future and schedule self-care. Come talk to someone who understands!
One of the aspects of my business is home-program design. If you have a family with autism, and you want some help getting organized about difficult parts of the day, or you want to figure out how to offer someone more social opportunities or more pre-employment experiences, my team can design a plan of action for your family. If you want some help, let us know. We respect economic difficulties, and our programs are dignified and appreciative.
Are you an organization that serves people on the autism spectrum? Want to modify your current after-school or recreation program to welcome people with autism? Want to offer your staff some practical strategies for integrating people with autism? Contact us, and we can discuss your particular project.
We offer specific training in this area to teens and adults who would like to be more employable, or who are interested in changing jobs. Send us an email and we can help you or your teen.
We can attend your IEP meetings, help coordinate your team(s), and make sure your community mentors/helpers/workers understand what happens at school, and your teachers know what is being done in the community. We are professional and thorough and we build bridges instead burning them. Give us a call and we can help your team be even more productive.
Not sure what service makes sense for you? Give us a call and we can discuss your specific situation.