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of children with autism need community resources, education, training and support
to help their children thrive and succeed,” said Cheryl Ocampo, a graduate psychology student at Kaplan
University. “I have a child with autism. I couldn’t just sit and wait for the
right resources—they weren’t there! I had to create a support group myself. It
feels great to know that I’ve helped a lot of parents, but in the end, I think
they’ve helped me even more.”
earned her undergraduate degree in business. In the middle of her studies, she
found that her youngest child wasn’t meeting her milestones, and at 3 years
old, Zariah was diagnosed with autism.
had no idea what autism was. I thought there must be some medicine she could
take to make her better. I didn’t know anyone whose child had a disability. I felt
completely alone. I went through many stages of grief and I hit rock bottom.”
picked herself up and sought help from her local community in Queens, New York.
She was shocked to learn that despite the statistics that autism affects 1 in
88 families (CDC, 2013), there was no local support group.
didn’t let this obstacle stop her from helping her daughter. Cheryl started an
informal local support group and couldn’t believe the response! “We started out
small, but gradually through word of mouth we grew to more than 50 members and now
we are open to the community.” In 2008, they incorporated and became a
non-profit funded by donations and fundraising as well as Cheryl’s own money. The
Queens County Parents Autism Coalition (QCPAC) (www.qcpac.org) was formed.
said, “QCPAC is focused on helping families become the best advocates they can
be for their children. We hold workshops, host guest speakers, and help
families navigate the complex health care system to obtain and maintain
services. We also coordinate group outings, events, and play dates because
QCPAC is more than a support group, it is a family.”
continued, “We’re parents but we’re people first. We also try to make time to get
out and have fun. I love our parents-only ‘autism-free’ nights where we go to
dinner, the movies, bowling…and we are not allowed to talk about our problems!”
addition, as a result of her newfound knowledge and advocacy work, Cheryl
decided to change her career aspirations, choosing to build a career helping
children with behavioral disabilities. After she earned her undergraduate
degree, she enrolled in Kaplan University’s Master of Science in
and is working toward becoming a Board Certified
Behavior Analyst® (BCBA). She obtained
a job in the industry as an information and outreach specialist with United We
Stand of New York: Queens Special Education Parent Center. She heard about the
position through QCPAC and the two organizations now partner together to help
feel so much better knowing that my daughter will achieve her best potential,”
Cheryl said. “I just learned that it won’t be on someone else’s timetable.”
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