Advocacy for Autism

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.”


How to Identify and Effectively Deal with Challenging Behaviors

Author and educator, Debra Dilley Rosen will present a complimentary workshop on “How to Identify and Effectively Deal with Challenging Behaviors”. Ms. Rosen has worked in education for over twenty-five years, giving her the unique perspective of a parent who needs to walk within the system set in place for a special needs child, as well as the insight of an administrator who has helped shape that very system. Ms. Rosen has grappled with the laws and organizations, and conveys her experience with dignity and integrity, knowing it is crucial for a parent to understand their rights and options. She believes autism is a challenge, but is manageable.

Please join us for this very special workshop on Monday, August 20th from 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Avenue, Pomona. Ms. Rosen will also be signing her book, “Inspiration for Autism”.

What is AAC?

Many individuals with autism and other disabilities have limited verbal skills and may benefit from an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to assist with communication.  AAC is an umbrella term that describes a wide variety of ways to communicate other than spoken language. This training will describe different types of AAC systems and how they may benefit specific individuals.
Date: Monday, June 11th
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Avenue, CA 91767
RSVP: to Nicole Aptekar at

Evaluating a Quality ABA Program for Your Child

Please join us at our next autism support group meeting and learn how to evaluate a quality ABA program for your child. Our guest speaker, Trisha Lorimer, Clinical Director of Autism Spectrum Therapies, will discuss how to evaluate a quality ABA (applied behavior analysis) program and what to do if you feel your child is not progressing. She will also share helpful tips to get your child moving in the right direction and achieving their goals.

Date: Monday, May 14th

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave, Pomona, CA 91767

RSVP: Nicole Aptekar,

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