Sometimes, we just don't know what we are seeing and how to interpret the signs, cues and behaviors of autistic individuals. If we don't know what is relevant, what do we relate to services providers? How do we know which resources to select? When you think about how much information regarding autistic children is provided through the lens of the parent to make a diagnosis, inform treatment, problem-solve and determine options, what if we're missing half the relevant information? What if, through our stress and confusion, we misread signs of autism for disrespect, poor motivation or lack of feelings? Many children are unfairly diagnosed as oppositional and defiant for simply showing up as they are or being assertive. What are they communicating? What processes are underlying what we see on the surface?
It is all too easy to fall into being a passive recipient of services when you feel helpless, are overwhelmed or are perhaps grieving from an anticipated future for your child that you fear is out of reach.
We can help you discover empowerment through learning about your autistic loved ones. Really seeing them. Understanding what they are communicating through their own way of relating.
Receiving a diagnosis of autism can generate a lonely feeling on so many levels. For some, they are faced with an endless stream of costly resources, appointments and dead-ends. We are here to help you move beyond this towards hope, courage and confidence.
From the first couple of sessions, we will help you organize around goals that make sense of your situation. You decide what you need. Take advantage of a free video consult and clarity session to communicate your concerns and get an idea of how we might help. If you would like a video consult, simply connect to set one up.
We offer flexibility so that you get what you need. You can choose a single 90 minute session to target a specific area. In that session, set one goal and come up with a solution you can implement at your pace at home. Alternatively, you can meet for a number of 60 minute coaching sessions. Design your own program and length. Of course, in your free consult, you can get an idea of what expertise we can offer if you don't know where to start. You can also meet with other families in small groups or engage in one of our workshops (and opt to remain off camera). Discuss what works best for you in a free consult or text us for more information.
Below we highlight some of our features so that you can prepare for that free consult.
My advocacy and social justice work as a lawyer drive my passion to help those on the autism spectrum live quality lives to their full potential. My personal and professional experience with ASD inform my passion to help those often judged through a neurotypical lens to develop real-life skills, learn about nuances in communication and improve their present level of functioning.
While awareness of autism is growing and available resources are expanding, there’s often a lack of services to help older children transition to the adult world. For older children and teens, academic demands, puberty and the challenges of increased responsibilities and interpersonal dynamics can be very stressful and isolating. Our coaching focuses on the ability to relate and connect to others as this is sometimes more crucial than academic success to participate fully in adult life.
The Urim Recovery Mental Health Journal is updated twice a week and covers issues related to well-being and mental health. Responsive and topical, the Urim Recovery Journal is based on current queries and concerns of individuals seeking information and resources that inform regarding trauma, attachment, mood, feelings, self-advocacy and overall health.
Sometimes you need immediate support and can't manage on your own.
Empact Crisis Hotline: 480-784-1500
Banner Helpline: 602-254-4357
Crisis Hotline Phone/Text: By dialing 2-1-1, you can access free crisis counseling. Also, text 741-741 for the text crisis hotline.
Suicide/Crisis Hotlines by County
We offer support around very specific areas that offer the emotional support of peers as well as ample opportunity for Q & A. These sessions are at least 90 minutes or longer and are an option if you are looking for help in a specific area only, feeling your way around autism or need a more affordable option to individual coaching. Please feel free to suggest topics or ask us about upcoming sessions.
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a FREE smartphone application designed for use by individuals and their behavioral health providers to supplement treatment. Originally designed by the US Department of Defense to help military personnel manage stress and depression, it is great for 'regular folk' in-between sessions if they are under the care of a psychotherapist. It contains tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. It can be personalized so that an individual can add content to meet specific individual needs. One can add photos, videos and recorded messages, inspirational quotes, soothing music or handy affirmations.
Family session: $125 per hour
Individual session (in office or video): $125 per hour
Group: $75 for 90 minutes
Single session: 90 minutes and $150
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Meira's workshop was extremely informative. She teaches well and asked great questions. I really appreciated the workbook that I completed ahead of time, as that helped me explore aspects of my racial identity. I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop!
-Kristine Ives, LMFT
Cultivating Advocacy and Inclusivity Workshop.
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Autism support for families, individuals or groups.