"Education learned from a textbook or classroom is no match for the education and wisdom gained from living day-to-day with Asperger's."
Autism Advisors & Advocates LLC was founded by Carol S. Weinman, Esq., a lawyer, certified autism specialist, advocate and parent. What makes Weinman stand out from the rest is her keen judgment and unique ability to get to the heart of what's going on.
Ms. Weinman has lived in the trenches. She has raised a son with Asperger's Syndrome. After tirelessly trying to determine why her son was different, and receiving no help from medical professionals, Weinman took on the arduous task of diagnosing her son at a time when few people even knew of Asperger's Syndrome. She diagnosed him by age 3 and had medical professionals at CHOP confirm the diagnosis a year later. Weinman then explored all available options to address her son's unconventional needs. She received years of real-life on-the-job training in serving as her son's personal advocate in school and with medical professionals. Her son is thriving beyond what she ever imagined possible. He is completely independent and now attends college away from home with no supports. Weinman knows first-hand how intervention, advocacy, persistence, judgment and support can make a significant difference in the life of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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"Carol held my hand every step of the way. She really understood the challenges faced by my son. Her insight was amazing and her deep commitment to building a smoother road for those on the spectrum is inspiring."
- Maryann K., Berwyn, PA
"Ms. Weinman worked with me and my son to clarify his goals and provide solutions. She possesses excellent judgment and quickly assesses what's needed. I am just so happy we found her!" - Carolyn M., Philadelphia, PA
"The advice and support Carol offered my teenage son was creative and so on point. She has a special talent for empathizing and problem solving. And, her tenacity when dealing with the school was awesome. " - Bonnie L., Dresher PA
"It was so reassuring to finally find someone who understands my son and is so knowledgeable about Asperger's." - Margaret M., Paoli, PA
"Ms. Weinman has a sixth sense when it comes to Asperger's ..... her advice was invaluable in helping us cope, figure out what's important and how to proceed"
- Ben and Marianne L., New York, NY
" Ms. Weinman's expertise is so diverse. She seems to understand my son better than the professionals and doctors we've dealt with. Her intuition on some of my son's issues ended up being right on target." - Sharon V., Ambler, PA
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Dealing with the Diagnosis
Asperger's: A Greater Risk of Arrest and Imprisonment
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"I want to give you a long overdue letter thanking you for all the support you've given me. I graduate law school next week. The help you've given me has been invaluable.
Law school was, as it is for everybody, extremely challenging. However, I had a successful school experience. I passed the bar exam and got a job with the Public Defenders Office and start later this year.
None of this would have been possible without you. You helped me through a challenging time in my life. You were a perfect listening ear. Perhaps most importantly, you've helped me become comfortable in my own skin. I could not have succeeded in law school without that skill. You've helped me tremendously and I appreciate everything you've done."
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Dealing with the Diagnosis
Autism and the Law: A Greater Risk of Arrest and Imprisonment