Services: Consultations; Monthly workshops at Whittier Area Parents’ Association for the Developmentally Handicapped
Phone/Fax: (562) 943-3335
Address: 8620 Portafino Place, Whittier, CA 90603
One of the pioneers in Facilitated Communication, Rita Rubin began working with her daughter Sue in 1991. Through continuous effort, ongoing contact with experts, and determination, Rita and Sue achieved independence in communication after five years.
As a member of the Standards in Facilitated Communication Taskforce for Syracuse University in New York, Rubin helped determine best practices for Facilitated Communication.
Over the last several years, Rita has been an active participant in the ASD community in a number of roles, including:
- Served as a board member of the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center for eight years, including a year as Chairman
- Was a member of the Community Advisory Council for WACSEP, the SELPA in the Whittier area, for several years
- Was a member of the Board of Directors of Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) for many years.
Presently, Rita trains developmentally disabled adults and children and their parents or care providers how to communicate using Facilitated Communication at monthly workshops. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America and speaks frequently on the subjects of autism, inclusion, and Facilitated Communication.
Rita holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in American Civilization.