Welcome to Acceptional Minds

Autism, Family Support and Educational Services

Our Mission Statement

Acceptional Minds was created for individuals newly diagnosed with Autism and their families to help with the transition to a new lifestyle. Our goal is to provide assistance to families who have recently received a diagnosis: to share options and to help navigate the resources available so they aren’t feeling helpless and alone while waiting or ineligible for state funded services and without insurance coverage for Autism. We teach families how to connect and interact with each other as a family unit, to help reduce problem behaviors, and encourage growth and independence in individuals with Autism. We hope to empower families to help themselves and each other form a like-minded, respectful, and accepting community.

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In the beginning…

Acceptional Minds offers help and education to families with a new Autism diagnosis. We use a combination of family support (respite, Autism therapy, education), family mentoring (exposure and connections with families that have come through the crisis and grieving process successfully and can provide hope and help instill confidence in those learning to redefine themselves), and education (on Autism, Special Education, Sensory needs, Advocating for your loved one, etc; See List of Classes).

As you grow…

Acceptional Minds offers collaboration services to help children as they grow. We can collaborate with your current in-home autism treatment team, your post-intensive treatment team, and/or your child’s IEP team to ensure your child is receiving the treatment that’s right for him or her. Acceptional Minds can help facilitate if communication has broken down or your team is struggling with how to help your child.

Later on…

If you have been diagnosed with autism as an adult or have gotten “stuck” in the world, Acceptional Minds can help. Sometimes, events happen that can throw a person with Autism off track. Acceptional Minds has experience working with adults, who do not qualify for state funded services and do not have Autism insurance coverage, but are on the spectrum, and successfully getting them back into life. We offer individualized coaching, as well as, classes and resources to help you get back on track.

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Becky Krisko

Autism and Family Support Specialist

Becky Krisko has a son, daughter, and husband on the Autism Spectrum. She has been helping other Autism families since 2007, shortly after her son was diagnosed. She became an Autism therapist in 2009. Becky has taken classes in Early Childhood, Instructional Aid, Human Development, Psychology, and Autism, as well as attending numerous conferences and trainings on Speech and Language, Behavior Modification, Autism, Sensory Processing, Social Skills, Gifted and Talented, and Duel Exceptionality. Becky has also participated in the Parents in Partnership with Educators conference series through WISPEI for the 2014-2015 school year. Becky has developed Acceptional Minds to help families learn how to function with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and to help those families and individuals struggling to find help.

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