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BPHT Advocacy and Local Organizations

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for individuals with autism.

Challenge Air: Challenge Air builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight.

FEAT of WA: Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington, a vibrant non-profit organization, continues the legacy of its founders; it remains steadfast in its support of families and its adherence to science-driven clinical interventions.

Kindermusik: Kindermusik is a trusted music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. The program is about kids, parents, and teachers—coming together. It’s about helping you grow closer to your child. 

Northwest Special Families: Northwest Special Families is a parent-led community of families with children with special needs. We offer supported social opportunities for children and families in North King and South Snohomish counties.

ProvailLife opportunities for people with disabilities. They work with employers to create jobs that address unmet business needs and match those needs with qualified candidates.

Seattle Adaptive Sports: Seattle Adaptive Sports is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of the well being of physically challenged individuals.

Articles By BP&HT Therapists

Music and Movement Combined in Theory: Article written by Jennifer Vandecar MOT, OTR/L about how therapists are integrating the use of listening systems into their therapy sessions.

Check the BPHT blog for more articles written by our therapists.  You can also sign up to receive our Newsletter which has all therapist written content!

Autism

Autietots: A great source for autism-friendly reviews around Portland, Seattle, & the Pacific Northwest. Browse reviews, post your own reviews, connect with other families, and find new places and services that work best for your child’s special needs.

Autism Society of America: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for individuals with autism.

Daily Life on the Spectrum: An educational resource utilizing input from parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) about teaching routines and building independence in their child’s self-care skills. 

Eating for Autism: 10-step nutrition plan to help treat your child’s autism, aspergers, or ADHD. 75 Gluten-free, casein-free recipes. Written by Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD

FEAT of WA: Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington, a vibrant non-profit organization, continues the legacy of its founders; it remains steadfast in its support of families and its adherence to science-driven clinical interventions

Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy: WAAA’s mission is to ensure that all children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) & other developmental disabilities (DD’s) have every opportunity to thrive and become productive members of society. We do this by helping families access ASD & DD health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and supportive community-based services, regardless of their personal financial situation.

Other educational articles from advanceweb.com:

Books

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents: Written by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. An easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges.

Brain Gym: Teacher’s Edition: Written by Paul E. Dennison and Gail E. Dennison. The book references recent research in the field of neuroplasticity as it shows how learners can master the physical skills required for development of academic abilities.

Eating for Autism: 10-step nutrition plan to help treat your child’s autism, aspergers, or ADHD. 75 Gluten-free, casein-free recipes. Written by Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD

Hands On: How to Use Brain Gym in the Classroom: By Marcelle Goldsmith and Isabel Cohen. In this photo-filled book, the authors, who are teachers in the South African school system, have captured the joy of learning through their use of 25 of the Brain Gym activities and 14 of the Vision Gym movements.

Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?: The Alert Program for Self-Regulation: By Mary Sue Williams, OTR/L and Sherry Shellenberger, OTR/L. This booklet is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Leader’s Guide. It is an overview of the program. Teachers often give the booklet to a parent to share what Alert Program concepts the students are learning.

It Takes Two to Talk: A practical guide for parents of children with language delays. Written by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder: Written by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D OTR. Warm, well-written and accessible, this should be every parent’s “go-to” book for questions about their child’s sensory development.

Sensory Integration and the Child: 25th Anniversary Edition: Written by A. Jean Ayres, PhD OTR. This volume explains sensory integrative dysfunction, how to recognize it, and what to do about it. Helpful tips, checklists, question-and-answer sections, and parent resources.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition: The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, and autism.

    Family Fun Activities

    AutietotsA great source for autism-friendly reviews around Portland, Seattle, & the Pacific Northwest. Browse reviews, post your own reviews, connect with other families, and find new places and services that work best for your child’s special needs.

    Challenge AirChallenge Air builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight.

    Elevated Sportz Indoor Trampoline ParkElevated Sportz is an indoor fun center located in Bothell. We love them because of their monthly program Uplift! Special Needs – a quieter atmosphere for children and adults with special needs.

      Hand Therapy

      American Society of Hand Therapists

      Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)

      Healthy Hands WeekLearn more about how BP&HT celebrates ASHT’s annual Healthy Hands Week, the first week of June.

        Psychology Services

        Eastside Psychological ServicesThey specialize in: Consultation and Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Learning Problems, Depression, and Behavioral Difficulties, Skilled Assessments and Treatments for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurofeedback

        Wellspring Family Services: A non-profit organization that provides a variety of family services and counseling. They are located in Redmond, Bellevue, and Seattle.

          Sensory Processing Disorder

          Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents: Written by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. An easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges.

          Brain Gym: Teachers Edition: Written by Paul E. Dennison and Gail E. Dennison. The book references recent research in the field of neuroplasticity as it shows how learners can master the physical skills required for development of academic abilities.

          Hands On: How to Use Brian Gym in The Classroom: By Marcelle Goldsmith and Isabel Cohen. In this photo-filled book, the authors, who are teachers in the South African school system, have captured the joy of learning through their use of 25 of the Brain Gym activities and 14 of the Vision Gym movements.

          Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?: The Alert Program for Self-Regulation: By Mary Sue Williams, OTR/L and Sherry Shellenberger, OTR/L. This booklet is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Leader’s Guide. It is an overview of the program. Teachers often give the booklet to a parent to share what Alert Program concepts the students are learning.

          Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation: The SPD Foundation is a world leader in research, education, and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of many children and adults.

          The Sensory Spectrum Blog: A support community for parents who have children with SPD to discuss and find information. This awesome blog was created by a Mom with two children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

          The Sensory Spectrum Facebook Page: A mom of two kids with Sensory Processing Disorder who is “paying it forward” for other parents facing this disorder and wanted to create a support community for parents who have children with SPD to discuss and find information.

            Speech and Language

            Apraxia-KidsThe mission: To strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.

            Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association: Helping families cope with children’s communication impairments. Working on behalf of children’s speech and language delays and disorders.

            Daily Life on the Spectrum: An educational resource utilizing input from parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) about teaching routines and building independence in their child’s self-care skills.

            It Takes Two to Talk: A practical guide for parents of children with language delays. Written by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

            Social Stories: Social Stories for Hard Transitions – learn why we use them and tips for creating your own.

            The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association