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Support for Families.

Family and Marital counseling

Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) is a style of psychotherapy that deals with the interactions between family members and the way these behaviors affect not only the individual, but also focuses on interactions that result in patterns of behavior in a relationship or within a family. MFT’s can work with individuals, couples, or families. If working with couples or families, the structure and content of sessions can be divided between time spent on individual therapy as well as time spent on couple therapy, family therapy, or both, if necessary. Marriage and Family Therapists are trained in both psychotherapy and family systems, which allows them to focus on understanding client symptoms in the context of the relational interactions that influence behavior.

Click the button below to view local counseling services that may be able to help your family.

Support for Siblings

Siblings of children with autism are in a unique position. They face challenges (similar to those that parents encounter), but at a time before they’ve developed appropriate coping strategies. As a result, they need support to ensure that they’re informed, feel respected, and know how to be compassionate advocates for their siblings on the spectrum.

OAR’s “Autism Sibling Support” initiative offers guidance for young children, teenagers, and parents on how to productively address the ups and downs.

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traveling with autism

Traveling can be challenging for children and adults with autism. The changes in routine, unpredictability, crowds, new noises and sights can all make the experience difficult for people on the spectrum and their families.

We hope that with a little planning and information using the resources below, the doors will open to new travel opportunities for you and your family.
A teaching story to help prepare you for the airport and flying experience

Advice from psychologist and behavior analyst Daniel W. Mruzek, of the University of Rochester Medical Center.The Transportation Security Administration has a help line, TSA Cares, to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions during the security process. TSA recommends that passengers call 72 hours ahead of travel for information about what to expect during screening.

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Get the help you Need with Sunflowers

The Sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for non-visible disabilities, also known as hidden disabilities or invisible disabilities. Some Autistic individuals choose to wear the Sunflower lanyard to discreetly identify that they may need support, help, or just a little more time in shops, transport, or public spaces.Tampa Airport has adopted this principle. Click the button below to learn more about the sunflower symbol.

7 easy ways to help prepare an autistic child...For traveling

Click below and you'll find tips for traveling with an autistic child, as well as ideas to help you prepare them for upcoming vacations, field trips, or special events like weddings, funerals, or birthday parties. You'll love these autism travel tips!

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TSA Procedures for Those with Disabilities & Medical Conditions

View the up-to-date policies and procedures from the TSA about traveling with a disability or medical condition by clicking the button below.

vacationing with autism

Traveling can be challenging for children and adults with autism. The changes in routine, unpredictability, crowds, new noises and sights can all make the experience difficult for people on the spectrum and their families.

We hope that with a little planning and information using the resources below, the doors will open to new travel opportunities for you and your family.

Buddy Cruise

Buddy Cruise offers vacation opportunities for those with special needs like Autism. Check out their website by clicking the button below.

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**Experienced Autism Alliance (“EAA”) does not endorse any specific treatments or therapies. Information provided is not meant to serve as medical advice. EAA urges individuals exploring any treatment to work with their treating physician to make the best decisions for their own care. 

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