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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

The Jewish Entrepreneur

Occupational Therapist

St. Christopher's Hospital

Affiliations

Founder
Fun and Function LLC

Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy Program and Mentors Occupational Therapy Students
Salus University

Founder
SPECIALKIDS.COM Inc

Education

B.S.
Psychology
Touro College

MS

Masters
Occupational Therapy
The Richard Stockton College

Web References (66 Total References)


Meet The Mentors | The Jewish Entrepreneur

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Aviva Weiss CEO: Fun and Function

Aviva Weiss is the co-founder and CEO of Fun and Function, the award-winning company dedicated to realizing each child's fullest potential. As the CEO and Creative Director, Aviva works with a team of therapists, educators and artists and designs the company's innovative toys, games, clothing and therapy equipment to build skills and self-esteem for children of every ability. Each design integrates high quality and play value at an affordable price. Aviva serves on the advisory board of Salus University's Occupational Therapy Program, and mentors occupational therapy students and entrepreneurs.


Autism, parents & children | Autism Support Network

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The noises, smells and crowds can be overwhelming and send a child with autism into sensory overload, said Aviva Weiss, a mom of six and an occupational therapist in Merion Station, Pa. Weiss is also the founder of Fun and Function, a company that designs toys and the ..


The noises, smells and crowds can ...

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The noises, smells and crowds can be overwhelming and send a child with autism into sensory overload, said Aviva Weiss, a mom of six and an occupational therapist in Merion Station, Pa. Weiss is also the founder of Fun and Function, a company that designs toys and therapy equipment for children with special needs.

"If families are going to be doing something different from what they usually do, those changes can be difficult for kids with sensory difficulties and autism," Weiss said.
Some families may choose to avoid the festivities, opting to watch fireworks online or on television instead, and have a quiet celebration at home. That's fine, Weiss said.
"Every family has to make the decision that is best for them," Weiss said.
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"If you discuss it [with your child] beforehand and say, 'It's okay if you get scared or sad or anxious, and I'm going to help you,' you're already mitigating it a lot by letting your child know you are there for him," Weiss said.
Here are some of Weiss's suggestions for enjoying the holiday with a child with sensory difficulties.
Prepare and practice. Talk about exactly what you will be doing: getting in the car, taking a picnic, eating, watching fireworks, walking back to the car, waiting in traffic and any other details you can think of. The more your child knows what to expect, Weiss said, the better he will likely respond.
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"Having choices is very empowering," Weiss said.
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Weiss suggests having your child be in charge of taking pictures at the event or passing out food. Having a task can help him feel like he is in control of something.
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"Your child may have a meltdown and other people may look at you," Weiss said.


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Aviva Weiss

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Aviva Weiss
Meet our June 2013 mom of the month, Aviva Weiss, founder of Fun and Function, a company that produces toys and therapy equipment for children with special needs.


Aviva ...

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Aviva Weiss

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Aviva Weiss
Meet our June 2013 mom of the month, Aviva Weiss, founder of Fun and Function, a company that produces toys and therapy equipment for children with special needs.

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