(Closed) NWR: Mental Health Bees

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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Go to “Professional” and there’s usually some helpful links.

Also, http://www.autismspeaks.org/

I don’t do a lot of work with Autism, but I’ve done a little bit before and used these resources to better understand.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Mental health is a very wide range. You may want to rename your post to Autism. Some mental health professionals may not work with Autism. I don’t πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It really depends on their functioning level. I’ve worked with autistic children for almost 3 years and can say that they are all completely different. You really need to know their functioning level first, are they verbal, do they sign, use PECS and so on.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I work with kids with autism, but there is so much information out there, it’s hard to really know what you’re looking for! I definitely agree with @AmeliaBedelia‘s website suggestions – they’ll have a lot of good information for you. Are there any specific questions we can help you with?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Corykru: Do some research on the autism girl who types.  I can’t find the link atm, but seriously, she is full autistic and one day surprised her family by being able to not only read, but type full conversations!  She was able to relay exactly what it is like being autistic and why she does the things she does.  It really opened my eyes to autism, and I have never met anyone who is.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Barn at Valhalla

@Corykru: I work with people with autism for a living and have since 2000. What type of clients (age, developmental level) are you working with? I work for TEACCH so I would obviosuly recommend stuff from there, especially the article on The Culture of Autism. You can PM me if you want! Hope you enjoy your new position!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Corykru: No problem πŸ™‚ I just told you that because I work in mental health, but I have no experience in Autism at all. I did take a DSM class where it spoke on the Autism spectrum very briefly, but I wouldn’t be able to give you any advice. It seems like you got some though πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

@Corykru: Yes, I use ABA on a daily basis with the kids in my classroom. I would DEFINITELY recommend looking into it, as it’s the most effective form of behavioral therapy I’ve ever seen! And yes, please feel free to PM me if you have any questions! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kperry3: I was going to say the same thing. I opened the thread because I have experience working in mental health (adults with severe mental illness) but no experience with Autism.

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