Classes for Autism Spectrum Kids
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– Jul 30, 2018(4 replies)
I am looking for a good film/media/video teacher who has experience working with young people on the autism spectrum. My son is interested in film and video and I think he could really benefit from being able to express himself creatively through this medium.Jul 30, 2018
– Dec 18, 2016(1 reply)
My son is 29 and a very talented artist. He works at Creative Growth Art Center, a wonderful organization for adult disabled artists; he exhibits and sells his quirky artwork at their gallery openings. He is autistic, very high functioning, intellectual and of course socially awkward (I guess that's the right word). He has a lot to offer, sort of a cross between an art nerd and a Buddha, but has no outlets outside of CGAC to meet like minded/hearted people. He's lonely and would be ecstatic finding a group of painting enthusiasts to paint with, in or outside. Does anyone know of a casual painting group that would accept him into their fold? Or does anyone have any ideas about forming such a group? Please post or write to me.Dec 18, 2016
– Sep 13, 2016(2 replies)
My toddler was recently diagnosed with ASD. We've worked hard the past few months and have various therapies in order. I'm now looking for lessons or classes that can accommodate my kiddo, particularly dance, swimming, gymnastics/tumbling, or music. I'd like to know if there are any local places that can accommodate a child like mine into a class or lesson. My toddler is a ton of fun but has difficulty following instructions and requires patient instructors. I've looked up a few places but reviews tend to be dated.
I'm also interested in potentially joining a support group for parents with kids on the spectrum. If there are any in Oakland, Emeryville or Berkeley, I'd love to hear about them.
Thanks!Sep 13, 2016
– Aug 4, 2016(2 replies)
I am looking for an after school or weekend class for my 12 1/2 year old son. He is (for lack of a better word) "high functioning" autistic, very socially motivated but with some social and emotional difficulties. He is interested in Lego, robotics, coding and gaming.He really wants to meet friends who are like him, similar in age with the same interests. The class or group would ideally include an adult familiar with the challenges of autism with the insight and expertise to help appropriately when emotional upsets and misunderstandings happen especially when they become physical. Thanks, BPN!Aug 4, 2016