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Parents Helping Parents Meeting
2nd Wednesday of month, 6:30 p.m. –

on hiatus at this time. Contact Kathy Coultri (below) for more information.

Deepwood Center
Building C
8121 Deepwood Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060
contact Kathy Coultri 440-951-4361

Deepwood Blvd. is on the South side of Route 84 by the Great Lakes Mall, East of Route 306.

Autism/Aspergers meeting.
Meet every month at Java John’s Coffee House or have
speakers present at Kennedy in Eastlake. Families from Mentor,
Willoughby/Eastlake, Wickliffe, and are starting in the P’vill area. They would
love to have anyone who is interested. Depending on the speakers etc. they have
between 8 and 50 people.


“Wickliffe will be having parent support groups with speakers about autism and special needs. Some topics we plan to discuss this year include financial planning for the future, parents rights, social stories, the use of boardmaker, learning at home, resources, different models of treatment for autism and related disorders, social skills and the unwritten rules, whatever people want to talk about. anyone interested, feel free to contact me for dates and times.
Comment by Joanne Lyons — August 10, 2006 @ 2:14 pm”
more info to be provided about this resource when possible.



Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism

Monarch School

Boston (add)

Deaf school in Florida (add)


Extremely important that I need to post links on are the following:


– Social Security income that is for the disabled and there is a fairly generous income threshold of what you can earn and still get it for your child/children. It can’t hurt to apply.


– in Lake County our MMRD program gives help to the families that qualify (fairly generous income threshold, again, plus a sliding scale after that) and it involves helping to pay for various special resources (such as play equipment, any physical equipment needed., i.e., helmets for seizures, wheelchairs for physically disabled, etc.), respite care (someone going to the home, or another program that is outside the home at a center), therapy, and more.

    Grants –

Lake County has the Deepwood Foundation and Deepwood Docs Run that can be contacted to ask for grants when perhaps all the FRS money is exhausted or you need a larger amount and need to pull from two or more sources.

    Waiting lists

Lake County has waiting lists for many things – residency (many types of lists), at home help (one list that I know of, though there may be more) and the FRS program.

to be continued…

Autism Link, giveway of weighted blankets.

MORE BUT STILL GREAT RESOURCES from my older web site:


The Autism Society of America

Division TEACCH, a learning method centered in North Carolina.

National Alliance for Autism Research – wonderful site on research and genetics.

SOS’s homepage – a very complete autism site with bulletin board, chat, and many links listed!

More to come…



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  1. 1
    Joanne Lyons Says:

    hi, i’m a friend of Gail’s and she told me about your idea. i am involved in the autism world and just came back from the Ohio autism institute conference in columbus sponsored by OCALI. i’d love to participate in your blog. i am also involved in wanting ot help parents and family members to learn more.

    feel free to email me.

  2. 2
    Lisa Says:

    Hi Dori – I love the daisy. that is one of my fave flowers. It looks like you’ve put hours into this. Wow! 🙂

  3. 3
    Lisa Says:

    here’s a survey for parents who have children with autism.

  4. 4
    Lisa Says:

    Heh Dori,

    I read your post on grieving. I must say I am not sure if it ends, rather it cycles. I have cried so much this week over P being kicked out of schools and other discrimination issues. Just wanted to let you know I understand and am thinking of you.

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