74: Autism Mom Memoir· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
This week's show is all about an autism mom memoir. LeeAndra is the author of memoir Make A Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism. LeeAndra attributes early intervention, tireless advocacy and letting go of "normal" as key factors in her son Ryan's recovery in autism. When Ryan is diagnosed with autism at the age of two, LeeAndra and her family are forced to live with a disability that is stigmatized and largely misunderstood by society. Throughout her journey with Ryan, LeeAndra learns that being “normal” is not nearly as important as providing her child with a life of love and acceptance. Today, Ryan Chergey is in the sixth grade. LeeAndra is currently writing a book on autism in the teens years. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:29) LeeAndra's Autism Mom Memoir: LeeAndra had a dreams of becoming a writer. When she finally decided that it was time to start writing, she sat down to write a book about her mother who she lost to cancer when she was young. But when LeeAndra started writing the first few pages, the topic of her book changed. These few pages are now the first chapter of Make A Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism. LeeAndra realized that she had to write this book, with an aspiration to give hope to families living with autism. Hear more about LeeAndra's journey on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Make A Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism, and how this book helps families on the spectrum. Recovery from the devastation of the diagnosis. Being isolated as an autism mom and trying to fit in. A great autism mom memoir for understanding autism. Interview Links: Make A Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism LeeAndra’s website The post 74: Autism Mom Memoir appeared first on The Autism Show.
70: Autism in Love Documentary· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Carolina Groppa is the producer of Autism in Love. A feature length documentary about how adults with autism find and manage romantic relationships. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:38) Carolina's Story: Prior to this film, Carolina knew nothing about autism. As she was researching autism for the documentary, she realized that there was nothing out there on adults with autism and romantic relationships. The Autism in Love documentary team followed four different adults on the spectrum as they navigate through romantic relationships. Hear more about Autism in Love in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Autism in Love's message How the team chose the storylines for the film What Carolina learned about autism during the making of this film. What this documentary means for the autism community. Interview Links: Autism in Love Watch Autism in Love for free The post 70: Autism in Love Documentary appeared first on The Autism Show.
32 Patty Pacelli | On preparing younger kiddos for the workforce, what makes some people with autism fantastic hires, some of the best and worst jobs for people with autism, and about helpful work accommodations.· Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt
Today I'm excited to speak to author Patty Pacelli, whose young adult son has autism. She advocates for people on the spectrum to achieve their career dreams and contribute their exceptional talents to the workforce, and has just written a book entitled Six Word Lessons for Autism Friendly Workplaces. We chat about preparing younger kiddos for the workforce, what makes some people with autism fantastic hires, some of the best and worst jobs for people with autism, and about helpful work accommodations. In case you're thinking about picking up the book here's a chapter summary1. The Need for Autism Friendly Workplaces2. Career Preparation for Parents and Children3. How to Find the Best Jobs4. ADA Laws and Rules for Work5. Best Interview Practices for the Employer6. Interview Tips for People with Autism7. Reasonable Accommodations for Employers to Offer8. Accommodations that can Help Autistic Employees9. Benefits of Hiring People with Autism10. Be Aware of Unique Autistic Traits11. Social Expectations for Workers with Autism And here are Patty's deets: Website: http://www.growingupautistic.comBook: http://www.growingupautistic.com/six-word-lessons-for-autism-friendly-workplaces.htmlFast Company article: http://www.fastcompany.com/3028536/leadership-now/how-to-build-an-autism-friendly-workplaceEntrepreneur article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233281 Kelley
Autism Empowerment unveils a new Autism and Scouting website· Autism and Scouting Radio
Autism and Scouting Radio and the Autism and Scouting Program are both part of Autism Empowerment -- a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to providing Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment within the autism and Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide. Today Autism and Scouting Radio talks with Autism Empowerment co-founders John and Karen Krejcha to get an update on all the excitement behind the scenes at Autism Empowerment over the past few months.http://www.autismempowerment.org We'll talk about: The unveiling of the new Autism Empowerment website How to plug into new Autism and Scouting training and support resources. Updates on the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit being released in November 2013. The new Autism and Scouting Unit Locator. Reported stories of scouting success over the past few months. We are very excited about the positive momentum Autism Empowerment and Autism and Scouting are achieving and look forward to sharing this with you.
How Autism is Reshaping Special Education + Training Kids’ Brains for a Life of Happines and Meaning· Positive Parenting for Military Families from MrDad.com
Mark Claypool, co-author of How Autism is Reshaping Special Education. Topic: The Unbundling of IDEA and more. Issues: What is IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), what it did right and where it went wrong; becoming an advocate for your child and getting the most appropriate services; who pays for services for children with autism […] The post How Autism is Reshaping Special Education + Training Kids’ Brains for a Life of Happines and Meaning appeared first on Mr. Dad.
58: After your child’s Autism diagnosis with Shana Beach of Quintessential Autism· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Shana is the mother of a seven year old son with autism. She is also the co-founder of Quintessential Autism Consulting, a business committed to working with and mentoring families throughout the diagnosis process. Since its launch earlier this year, her business has grown to include workshops, training seminars for those working in the autistic community, small and customized social strategy classes for children with ASD. She believes in educating families and those working within the community so that they may empower these children to realize their potential. Listen to the Episode below (00:25:47) Shana's Story: As a mother whose son was diagnosed with autism, Shana wasn't satisfied with the offered direction in which her son's life was supposed to go. She started researching programs trying to find a good model which would help her son. Hear more about Shana's journey to becoming a vocal advocate for autism and parents. We discuss: Feelings after your child is diagnosed with autism. How Shana became inspired to create Quintessential Autism Consulting (QAutism). How Q Autism is helping parents and kids on the spectrum. Interview Links: Quintessential Autism Consulting Back Our Kickstarter Campaign! The post 58: After your child’s Autism diagnosis with Shana Beach of Quintessential Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
#13 Detecting and Treating Autism with Shawna Kemp· Live to 110
Shawna Kemp is an occupational therapist that has worked with autistic children for over 13 years. We will discuss why autism is now affecting 1 in 54 males and 1 in 67 children (as of March 2013). We want to give you information about what signs to look for and treatment options. Autism can be completely turned around in many cases, but early intervention is key. Transcript Click here to view the full transcript for #13 Detecting and Treating Autism with Shawna Kemp. You Will Learn... Causes of Autism, Signs of Autism, Treatment of Autism, Nutrition for Autism, Education options for Autism, Importance of Detox, Seeking Help. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the nation, according to Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy program. At present, about one in 67 children has the disorder. Most of them are male. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, recognizing symptoms early is crucial, and checkups at 18 and 24 months should include “developmental screening for autism spectrum disorders for all children.” Knowing the signs can help identify a problem early. Those signs include lack of eye contact, repetitive behavior, including spinning, arm flapping or lining objects up; developmental delays, especially in speech or motor skills; a preference for playing alone; and odd eating behaviors, according to the Mayo Clinic. Parents should be observant of their children in case any of these signs emerge. Looking at typical developmental milestones and making sure your child is staying on track with motor, communication and cognitive development is an excellent idea. Begin your quest to figure our if there is a problem if your child is not speaking at the same time as other children. Do not rely on the often quipped saying, "Children just develop at different rate. Don't worry." Parents should request a developmental evaluation with a speech-language pathologist or an occupational therapist as soon as they suspect their child is not developing normally. Even though most doctors wait until a child is 3 to issue an official diagnosis, parents can help their children earlier. Shawna and I will help give you the information and tools you need to get your child evaluated for free by your county or city. The earlier you intervene, the better the prognosis for your child to develop normally and integrate into kindergarten or first grade with their peers. Do not wait. After you listen, please comment below and tell me what you think... If you’re enjoying the Live to 110 podcast, please leave Wendy a review in iTunes. Thanks!
77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
In this episode of The Autism Show Podcast, our host, Catherine shares her story with us. Hear more about what motivated Catherine to start advocating autism, and what she hopes to achieve with her work for the autism community. This episode originally aired on Jeanette's Autism Show from BlogTalk Radio. Listen to the Episode below (00:24:31) We discuss: How Catherine came up with the idea to start this podcast. The upcoming Autism Activities Handbook. Future plans for The Autism Show podcast. The post 77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month appeared first on The Autism Show.
64: Shannon Penrod shares Autism Live· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
When Shannon Penrod’s son was diagnosed with Autism at 2 ½, getting him help became her top priority. 10 years later he is a successful junior high student, and Shannon helps other families get resources they need as the host of Autism Live and through her work with ACT Today! Listen to the Episode below (00:22:34) Shannon's Story: Shannon is a very proud autism parent with a son who was diagnosed ten years ago. As she searched for information ten years ago, she didn't find a lot of resources, so Shannon and her husband made a pledge that they were going to do everything that they could for their son. Hear more about Shannon's inspiring journey on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: How Autism Live is helping parents with kids on the spectrum. Shannon's podcast Everyday Autism Miracles and her work with Autism Live. Advice for parents, who may have a teenage child on the spectrum. Many resources for parents and teachers. Interview Links: Autism Live Everyday Autism Miracles The post 64: Shannon Penrod shares Autism Live appeared first on The Autism Show.
53: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Derek Volk is a businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, philanthropist, and author of the book: Chasing the Rabbit - A Dad's Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with employees who have disabilities. His own company currently employs those who are deaf, blind and on the Autism Spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:20:11) Derek's Story: As a businessman, Derek was advised to write a business book. When he sat down to start writing this book, he heard a voice in his head, telling him that he should write a book about his son, Derek. Derek started researching books about autism and noticed that there was a huge voice missing in the world of autism awareness - the voice of the dad. He wrote Chasing the Rabbit, reaching dads with kids on the Autism spectrum when they really need it. Hear more about autism from the father's perspective on this episode of The Autism Show podcast. We discuss: Chasing the Rabbit, a book about the father's journey raising an autistic child. Derek's perspective and his son Dylan's perspective in the book Chasing the Rabbit. Employment advice for kids and parents on the Autism spectrum. What Derek is doing for the future of the autism Community. Interview Links: Derek Volk’s Website Chasing the Rabbit- Facebook The post 53: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk appeared first on The Autism Show.
Anna Bullard on Eva's Law - Autism Insurance for Georgia· All Autism Talk
Anna Bullard's advocacy for her daughter and other children with autism is a true inspiration. Many people will be familiar with her fight for autism insurance coverage in Georgia from her youtube video (Ava's Story, Autism Insurance for Georgia).Anna Bullard is the Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy for the Early Autism Project (EAP). She is on the board for the Autism Society of Georgia and the Autism Advisory Council Center for Leadership in Disability,GSU. She has been working as a parent advocate for Ava’s Law since 2009. Anna is an advocate for services and other needed resources for families with autism throughout the southeast including Ga, FL, SC, KY and TN. She has made it her personal mission to see that these families have equal access to services no matter where they live. Anna is married and has three girls. Her 10 year old daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with autism in 2007 and has been the inspiration for her passion to see every child with autism have the resources and services they need to meet their full potential. Anna recently received the national “Speak Out” award.All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)
Ido Kedar: Climbing Out of Autism's Silent Prison· All Autism Talk
This week we examine the misconceptions and challenges for non-verbal individuals with autism. Technology continues to expand the options of communication for non-verbal individuals but there is still a need for more advocacy and opportunity to share their voice. We are excited to welcome author Ido Kedar to the show to discuss (through voice output) his book Ido in Autismland, Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison. Ido Kedar is a 16 year old boy with severe autism. He communicates by typing without tactile support on an iPad or letterboard. He is a general education student in the 10th grade taking a full, unmodified class load. He is the recent author of Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison, which is available on Amazon. He blogs on autism at www.idoinautismland.com and can be followed on twitter and facebook. Ido presents frequently on autism at conferences and classes.My goal is to help people to better understand non-verbal autism in terms of symptoms, treatment, education, communication and research. I try to explain autism from the inside out . In my book, blog and speeches I strive to help people see that the potential to communicate exists in so many other people with non-verbal autism. It is my hope that they too can be liberated from their silence and isolation and get a true education.All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)
EP. 102: You can be part of an Autism research project!· Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism
This week we talk to Dr. Lord from the Center for the Autism and Developing Brain. They have a large study opening up. You can be a part. The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) teamed up with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to share information about a new research study called SPARK. SPARK is a free online study with a simple mission: to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. SPARK aims to be the largest study of its kind with the goal of building a community of 50,000 individuals with autism and their families across the nation. The entire autism community is encouraged to participate, including adults and children diagnosed with autism, as well as their biological parents and siblings. By joining SPARK, you’re helping accelerate research to find causes and treatments for autism. Additionally, you will receive: updates on the latest research; access to experts who will arm you with information to help address daily situations; results from the analysis of your or your family’s DNA, in the event that you opt to receive this information and a genetic cause for autism is identified; individuals with autism will receive gift cards valued at up to a total of $50 for participation. To learn more about SPARK and register online via a secure portal, visit www.SPARKforAutism.org/CADB
173 | Autism, ADHD, Social Executive Functioning and Horses with Chris Neely· ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers
Chris Neely earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris’ research focused on Autism and the family. Chris currently provides office-based, nature-based, and in-home psychotherapeutic services for individuals, families, couples, and groups affected by Autism and ADHD. Chris co-owns Halcyon Mental Health in North Carolina. In this conversation, you will hear Chris, and I discuss some of the similarities of ADHD and Autism. We also consider techniques that are used with people with Autism and how those strategies can work with others. Chris talks about the strength and challenge that comes with microexpressions. At the end of the conversation, Chris shares information on equine therapy. If you would like to hear the bonus content from this conversation, visit our Patreon page. Connect with Chris Neely: Website - CreateYourCalm.com Email - email@example.com You’ll Learn: [05:23] - Chris shares how he fell into his career. [09:11] - Chris shares his experience when he first took medication for his ADHD. [10:50] - Chris talks about the similarities between Autism and ADHD. This leads to a conversation on how these techniques and strategies can work for different people. [15:15] - Chris explains TEACH. Chris talks about this approach and why it makes sense to him. [20:57] - Chris is currently reading Neurotribes. He talks about the idea of the reframing of diagnoses. [23:24] - We discuss a study of individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD and have traits of Autism. This leads to us talking about the fidget spinner popularity. [28:22] - Chris shares a personal story about not knowing how to do the appropriate thing in public. [37:00] - People with Autism like predictable situations. Chris and I talk about communication in social situations. [43:41] - We talk about the rare cases that a person with ADHD can qualify for disability. Chris explains how his diagnosis caused his life insurance policy to double in cost. [52:19] - Chris shares that the strength and challenge come with microexpressions. We discuss our struggles with remembering names and conducting phone calls. I share how not having to masquerade as “normal” has helped me be more normal. [1:06:37] - Tony Attwood talks about a large population of Americans with Asperger’s and Autism in China. We share some thoughts on the reasons for this and talk more about social context and the necessary complex neurological processes. [1:10:05] - Chris explains why “just” is a four-letter word. [1:10:56] - Chris talks about equine therapy for individuals with Autism. Your Resources: Neurotribes - Steve Silberman Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st. Registration will be open July 19th through 25th. Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview. Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and click “Community” and fill out an application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a Coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
#269: The Forgotten History of Autism· The Art of Manliness
In the past decade, autism has gotten more and more attention by the media and the wider culture. You probably know someone with autism or who has a child with autism. Yet despite the spotlight autism has gotten in recent years, several myths and misconceptions about it pervade the popular culture. Understanding the history of how the conception of autism we have today developed can go a long way in shedding light on these myths.My guest has written what is probably the most extensive history of the development of autism. His name is Steve Silberman and his book is "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity."Today on the show, Steve and I discuss the forgotten history of autism research, how the popular myths we have about autism got their start, theories as to why autism even exists, how parents should approach raising a child on the spectrum, and advice on how to connect with your autistic friends or colleagues.
80: Smart Robot Toy for Autism· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Ladislas de Toldi is one of the co-founders of LEKA - the robot toy for autism. They are creating the first smart toy specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:13:02) LEKA's Story: The idea for creating LEKA was born 4 years ago when Ladislas met with the co-founder, Marine in engineering school. The professor explained to his students what autism is, and asked them to imagine a toy or an object that would help the children on the autism spectrum communicate and interact. Ladislas and Marine started researching autism, how technology is being used to help kids with autism, and if this kind of tool would be helpful to parents and the educators. Hear more about LEKA and how it helps children on the spectrum in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. Plus, learn how to be one of the first people to have your own smart toy robot in your hands. We discuss: How LEKA works. How kids on the spectrum interact with technology after using LEKA. Ladislas's current engagement in the US. The Indiegogo campaign! Get your own LEKA! Interview Links: LEKA LEKA- Facebook The post 80: Smart Robot Toy for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
54: Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum with Mari Nosal· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Mari Nosal received her B.A. in psychology and her Masters degree in Educational Foundations. She has over 30 years’ experience within the human services and educational fields. She has worked with parents, educators and children with special needs. She is a published author, autism advocate, blogger, mom, wife. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:07) Mari's Story: Mari's son had experienced many school issues before he was diagnosed with Aspergers. During this process Mari realized that a lot of parents were going through the same thing. Mari wanted to make sure that no other parent would go through that experience. Considering her experience in the human services and educational fields, Mari decided to write a book, “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum.” Hear more about Mari's inspiring journey which led her to become an autism advocate, published author, and blogger. We discuss: The “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum”, a book which combines a professional and personal point of view. How “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum” is helping parents, other family members, and teachers to understand autism. 2 great resources for kids on the Autism spectrum. Mari’s vision for the future of the Autism community. Interview Links: Taking the diss out of disabled Mari- twitter The post 54: Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum with Mari Nosal appeared first on The Autism Show.
Autism Acceptance month at Autism and Scouting· Autism and Scouting Radio
Today we will be doing a review of the Autism and Scouting Program and will share the progress that we are making in 2013 to promote Autism Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment within the scouting world. As April comes to a close and Autism Acceptance Month ends, we must never forget that Autism Acceptance is an ongoing goal. Each month we have seen an increase in the spreading of autism acceptance and awareness within the scouting world and we look to keep the momentum going. We will look at many different aspects of the Autism and Scouting program including the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kits and where we are in the process of their development. We'll highlight some of our recent outreach and give you an opportunity to call in with questions about our program and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer. Join our host and Autism and Scouting Program Director, John Krejcha and Autism Empowerment's Executive Director, Karen Krejcha for an inspiring and informative show.
79: Amazing 21-year old artist and autism advocate· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Haley Moss is an artist, author, advocate, and college graduate on the autism spectrum. She is currently a law student at the University of Miami. She has written two books on autism and contributes to The Huffington Post. Her artwork is used to fundraise for nonprofits benefitting people with disabilities. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:58) Haley's Story: Haley found out that she was diagnosed with autism when she was nine years old and she grew up seeing autism as a positive thing. During her childhood, Haley was never isolated. Even though autism makes socializing hard, she was very socially involved, and she had a lot of friends. Haley's goal is to make education and life a little bit easier for the next generation. She believes that advocating will make a big difference and will get everyone on the spectrum ready for life's challenges. Hear more about Haley's inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Some of the challenges that Haley had to overcome while she was growing up. What helped her in learning social skills. Haley's books and Haley's artwork. What keeps Haley motivated. Interview Links: Haley's website Middle School- The Stuff Nobody Tells You About A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders The post 79: Amazing 21-year old artist and autism advocate appeared first on The Autism Show.
71: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum with Jeanette Purkis· The Autism Show | Autism Podcast Radio
Jeanette Purkis is the Autistic author of ‘Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome’ – an autobiography, and ‘The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens.’ Jeanette works full-time in Government administration. She gives talks about living well with Autism in a variety of forums, including TEDx. Listen to the Episode below (00:22:41) Jeanette's Story: Jeanette has been very driven in the last 15 years to make a big difference. She hopes to make a big difference and help a lot of people on the autism spectrum. Having a variety of diagnosis, Jeanette was spending a lot of time in hospitals and she realized that mental health and autism is greatly misunderstood. She wanted to write this book very much hoping it will help people on the autism spectrum. Hear more about Jeanette's inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show. We discuss: The story behind The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum. How will this book help adults, teens and families on the spectrum. Jeanette's radio show. What has Jeanette learned from her radio show. Interview Links: The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum Positively Autistic The post 71: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum with Jeanette Purkis appeared first on The Autism Show.