Our casefamily website is loaded with a ton of information. I wanted to share with you ways to navigate through our site.
Home Page: Our home page is where we share information pertaining to news about CASE and topics regarding autism and services. You can scroll down to read all recent posts or you can press next to see older posts.
About Us: Tells you about the History of CASE and Dr. Cynthia Norall.
Our Services: Talks about the services we provide.
Our Staff: Contains biographies and pictures of all our staff in all our offices.
Events: Shares "New" events happening at CASE.
Friends' Club: Contains all the information a parent will need pertaining to their child's Friends' Club (social understanding) group. Yearly calendars, registration forms and summaries of your child's last group are located here. This pertains to every office holding Friends' Club.
Education Program: Contains the yearly calendar for parents with children in our Education Program.
Resources: Contains any referrals that we would share with you over the phone. These are placements we recommend to families.
Hope this description makes it easier to navigate through our website. We appreciate you checking us out and look forward to speaking with you about anything you have read here.
Marketing Director at CASE
Dear present and future CASE Clients,
CASE is in the process of becoming an In-Network provider with many different insurances. Right now, we are in-network with Tricare/Triwest, United Behavioral Health, MHN and Magellan (Anthem and Blue Shield).
In addition, we are accepted by many different insurances like Cigna, Aetna, PCSD, and Blue Shield as an Out-Of-Network Provider.
This is also true in our other office in Oahu, HI.
Maria Dudzik, CASE, Inc. Admintration
Come Join Our Page for C.A.S.E., Inc. On Facebook!
Facebook is a new way to connect with C.A.S.E., Inc. We are excited to announce our facebook fan page. Many of you have joined and we are so happy to see you on there!
C.A.S.E., Inc. facebook will share upcoming news and events around North County, San Diego, CA, Bay Area, CA, Oahu, Hawaii and The Sunshine Coast, B.C. Become a fan and join the fun!
Beth Wagner Brust knows there are few things more difficult than watching your child struggle to make friends. Her youngest son, Ben, was diagnosed with ADHD in kindergarten, but by third grade he still didn't have any friends.
"My pediatrician said he had Asperger's," explained Brust, a Carmel Valley resident. Asperger's is considered a higher form of autism that makes social interaction, among other things, difficult. "Like any parent, I was thrown for a loop. Then I heard about the Friends Club in Carlsbad."
The Friends Club is a safe, non-threatening and non-stressful environment where kids with Asperger's get together to learn the "unwritten" social skills. Now it's inspired Brust and Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph.D., to write "Quirky, Yes — Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted" (St. Martin's Griffin).
Asperger's children are often the kids who are bullied, sit alone at lunch and rarely get an invitation to a birthday party. But at the club, they learn such skills as making eye contact, greeting people, letting others talk about their interests and being less rigid through games, breaking skills into baby steps and role playing.
By learning the subtle social cues that typical children take for granted, they can begin making friends. And that's exactly what happened with Ben.
"By the end of the first year, I heard him ask another kid, 'Am I boring you?' and I almost fell over," recalled Brust. "I'd never heard him say that before. It was amazing to see that growth in six months."
The Friends Club was the brainchild of Norall, an educational behavior psychologist. While working at a preschool in Valley Center in 1992, she first encountered children with autism. That's around the time that autism diagnoses began to rise dramatically. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 out of every 100 8-year-olds is autistic.
"I just found this population fascinating," Norall said. "I went to every seminar and conference I could on autism. I really wanted to help them."
Friends' Club is now on summer break. Thank you to all of the families and kiddos who made this year so wonderful! If you would like more information about joining Friends' Club in the fall, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a Junior Friends' Club group over the summer, as well as a six week long summer camp. For more information on the summer camp, please see the Education Program tab at the top of the page.
If you are a new client, please make sure to call (760) 720-4964 option 2 to set up a initial consult.
For Friends' Club summaries, please select the C.A.S.E., Inc. Office below:
Friends' Club is available at 2 different CASE locations:
One question I had was how culture correlates to psychological health.
If one person born of one culture, was raised by rules of a second culture, and then had interests for a third culture, would those cultures contradict in terms of psychological health?
I may have a slight clue of the answer but still not sure if it's true. It came up around Health 101, yet cannot convey til now. Think about that very question for a while.
Sergio Melendrez was born in San Diego and has lived here all his life. He received a B.S. in Kinesiology from CSU San Bernardino where he also played baseball. After graduation he played two years of professional baseball for the Mexican team, Nogales Internationals. Sergio has two years of ABA experience. In his spare time he enjoys watching baseball and football games with his family, listening to music and helping people. He hopes to one day win the lottery!
National Autism Association www.nationalautismassociation.org
Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
Tony Attwood www.tonyattwood.com.au
Michelle Garcia Winner www.socialthinking.com
Cynthia Norall, Ph.D. www.quirkyyes.com NOT www.cynthianorall.com which is no longer associated with Cynthia Norall
Team of Advocates for special kids www.taskca.org
Allan Roth, MS ED - Ph. (858) 755-7843
Local San Diego, CA Clinical Psychologists
Dr. Sara Turner, Clincial Psychologist - Ph. (760) 929-2737
Dr. Bruce Stubbs, Clinical Psychologist - Ph. (760) 929-9010
Local San Diego, CA Child Psychiatrists
Dr. Joshua Feder - Ph. (858) 509-0523
Dr. Robert Friedman (PsyCare) - Ph. (858) 279-1223
Local San Diego, CA Pediatricians
Dr. Sarita Eastman- Ph. (858) 259-2950
Dr. Nick Levy and Kati Enright (Successful Solutions) - Ph. (760) 753-2396
Dr. Suzanne Mills- Ph. (858) 481-1151
Dr. Ben Spiegel- Ph. (858) 764-3000
Resources - San Diego, CA
Dr. Sara Frampton, Special Education Advocate, Advocacy Associates, Inc. www.advocacyassociatesinc.com or www.advocacyassociates.net Ph. (858)755-7843
Occupational therapists/ Speech and Language Therapists
Vicky Golden (Golden Steps- Occupational Therapy) email@example.com
The Speech Station and Leaps and Bounds (both) www.thespeechstation.com
Chris Vinceneux (Occupational Therapy) - Ph. (858) 268-8585 www.schooloptionssandiego.com
San Diego Regional Center- SDRC.org
Parent Support Groups
San Diego Chapter ASA www.sd-autism.org
Short term residential care
Aurora Behavioral Health Care www.aurorabehavioral.com/sandiego
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital www.sharp.com/hospital
Educational Resources and Special Education Planning Areas
Childrens Garden www.barefooteducation.org
San Marcos Lutheran Preschool www.sanmarcoslutheran.org
Pioneer Day School www.pioneerdayschool.org
Balboa City School www.balboaschool.com
Brain Highways www.brainhighways.com
Dr. Mark Nespeca (Children's Hospital) - Ph. (858) 966-5819
Dr. Doris Trauner (Nuerodevelopmental Disability/Pediatrics)- Ph. (858) 657-8540
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Therapists
Jim Hatton, Ph.D. - Ph. (858) 457-8428
Daniel Blaess, Ph.D. - Ph. (619) 804-1669
Children's Hospital- Ph. (800) 778-9029
Tom Keller- (760) 635-3478
Donald Geber (619) 588-2888
Resources - Napa, Ca
Solano Parenting Partnership www.childnet.org/parenting
Matrix Parent Network www.matrixparents.org
Special Needs Advocates for Understanding, SNAFU www.valleysnafu.com (Hughes Behavioral Brochure )