Encouraging Acceptable Behaviors

At the Hope Center, we teach and encourage acceptable behaviors. Children with autism can have difficulties with communicating their wants and needs. They might kick and scream to get what they want. This is a behavior we to work to change. By teaching students proper communication tools, the students have new, more acceptable options than throwing a tantrum in frustration. Communication can be difficult for a child with autism, and some of our students are still working on using words. However, body language such as pointing and nodding heads can be a good transition.

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Individual Learning Plans Used at Hope Center

The Hope Center uses individual learning plans to focus on each child’s needs. Teacher uses one-on-one sessions with students to assess and provide for those needs. The assessment process analyzes characteristics autistic children generally have difficulty with and which of those characteristics need to be developed more. These characteristics include social skills, intelligence, and behaviors that might interfere with the education process. These factors are then used to form a unique learning strategy for each student in order to give those students the best opportunities for success.

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Deputy Sheriff Visits Hope Center

20140926_093001On September 26, Deputy Sheriff Andrew Porcelli came to the Hope Center to teach students about safety. Read the full article by Hope Center Administrative Assistant Marilyn Raymond at TCPalm.com.

Stacie and George Discuss Upcoming Fundraiser on Reach Radio

on Saturday, Hope Center Director Stacie Routt and Jupiter Light Masonic Lodge member George Kester went on Reach Radio to discuss the upcoming Jupiter Light 8th Annual Golf Tournament for Autism. The golf tournament will be at the PGA National Fazio Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Registration begins at 7:30am and the shotgun start begins at 8:30am. This is a fundraiser for The Hope Center for Autism and children with autism and their families. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit our Fundraising Events page. Listen to what Stacie and George had to say below.

The Hope Center for Autism
1695 SE Indian St
Stuart, FL 34997
Phone: (772)334-3288
Fax: (772)872-7229
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