Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 6 - Page 58

Your most important goals aren’t just financial ones If you want to provide a lifetime of support for your child, we can help. We’ll work with you to address a number of the concerns — financial, social and legal — that come with caring for a loved one with special needs. Call to learn more today. Photo: CIP Staff • Knowing helps each person move toward greater self-acceptance and less self-blame. • Knowing helps individuals advocate and talk about their strengths and challenges so that others can understand and accept them. • Knowing helps these emerging adults have the opportunity to look up to their own role models such as Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Jerry Newport, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, or other individuals with a known or suspected ASD or LD diagnosis. • Knowing enables adolescents and young adults to seek out others “on the Spectrum” or who have similar Learning Differences for mentoring and/or friendship. 58 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses Generally speaking, all individuals with an ASD or LD diagnosis have a right to know, and the classroom setting is an ideal place to begin teaching awareness. Mark Friese, CRPC® Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager, PIA Program Chase Phillips Financial Advisor Portfolio Advisor, PIA Progra Р