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  • 00:31

    Raising a child with ASD/Autism

    in Parents

       In continuing observance of April, Autism Awareness Month, today Dr. Annie Abram will interview Alina Rodescu-Pitchon, a mother of 26 old Ben about the challenges and rewords of raising a child with ASD.
    Alina Rodescu-Pitchon was born in Bucharest, Romania and emigrated to the US with her family as a child in 1964. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning to go on to work in NYC. After working at I.M.Pei & Partners, Costas Kondylis, and Gal Nauer Architects, she now heads her own design practice, Pitchon Design Group. She is the proud mom of Ben, 26, and lives in Wilton, CT.
      

  • 00:48

    The LNP Show S1E36 #Pretenders

    in Family

    Join Ted Hicks (Dad, Husband & Son) as he moderates the #LNPShow that discusses the latest trends and game changers in parenting, technology, education, sports & product reviews.


    805p Trabian Shorters is founder and CEO of BMe, a growing network of all races and genders committed to building better communities across the U.S. They are co-editors of the 2015 bestseller, “REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading & Succeeding.” (www.reachwithus.com)


    830p Dr. Harold Reitman's latest book, Aspertools, offers easy, effective tools to understand and manage life with children affected by what is now the world's fastest growing developmental disability. autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 


    845p Rosalyn Ross - Media Personality & our favorite Yoga / Fitness instructor provides us with some healthy lifestyle tips.  We'll try to squeeze in an NBA question or two! 


    Tune in LIVE every WEDNESDAY at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT. To call in and be a part of the experience or listen via your mobile phone - Dial 347-857-1947.  Stream us 24/7 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/happyhournetwork to listen!

  • 01:00

    Savannah Nicole Logsdon-Breakstone - MH, DD, ASD & Disability Advocacy

    in Culture

    Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Savannah Nicole Logsdon-Breakstone. Savannah began advocating at the age of 12, when her mother asked her to sit on a panel for a a state level conference presentation. Advocacy became a true passion for Savannah once she became an adult.  Co-morbidly diagnosed GAD, PTSD, and ASD (Asperger’s), she worked in Mental Health advocacy before she connected with the ASD and DD communities.


    Other advocacy as well as community involvements have included national and state level organizations and advisories, various county level advisories, and Freelance Advocacy efforts.  Savannah is an active member of ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) and SAU1 (Self Advocates United as 1). 


    Savannah is also a Freelance Writer and Social Media Specialist. She blogs at Cracked Mirror in Shalott and you can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • 00:58

    Through the Eye's of a Sibling; Autism Spectrum Disorder

    in Health

    The Two Trees is a poignant story that gives a glimpse into the difficulties of having a high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) child in the family. As told from a sibling perspective, it is both an exploration and celebration of brotherly love despite challenging circumstances, metaphorically reflected in the growth of two trees planted at the beginning of the story. The Two Trees is a must-read for all parents and kids, ASD families, educators, and anyone who has witnessed or felt the sting of being left out, bullied, or misunderstood. 


    Join me on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show with special guest Sally Meadows, singer, song writer, author and more importantly a mother. Hear her experiences raising 2 boys and the story behind her new childrens book The Two Trees. 

  • 00:28

    Making My Way To Independence - Nick Brode

    in Family

    We are delighted to welcome Nick back to the show to share his latest successes on his road to independence.  At the age of 21, Nick enthusiastically shares his recent adventures which include performing with the Miracle Project,  acting in a short film and traveling with a care giver.  Along with studying to be an entertainer, he has also successfully gained employment and was recently promoted in his job with Trader Joe’s.  Nick shares openly about his future dreams for even greater independence and the work he is doing to accomplish his goals.  Don't miss this inspiring conversation.


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com).

  • 01:02

    The Terrible Truth About Autism

    in Current Events

    Autism has become an epidemic and part of the reason is because the powers that be are hiding the truth about autism.


    Jon Mica, author of "The Autistic Holocaust: The Reason Our Children Keep Getting Sick" blows the lid off on the REAL causes of Autism.  Jon E. Mica was born in 1959 in Mt. Clements, Michigan, and has lived most all his life in upstate New York. He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1977, and since then has been married twice. Jon has one child who was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in 2000. Currently living in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Jon enjoys writing, cycling, and playing chess.

  • 01:04

    #262 "Will She Ever Talk?" Conversation with a mom about her twins

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom with questions about her twin girls with autism. This mom shared her story from having no concerns about her girls, to wondering if something was wrong, to being defensive in hearing the doctor suggest autism, to searching for other answers to explain the delays, to hearing a final diagnosis. Her girls, fraternal twins, also have very different strengths and weaknesses, but have both been diagnosed with ASD, and this mom talks about coming to grips with that. We also discussed one of her twins' new diagnosis of "dyspraxia" from the OT, what that means for speech, and for what I recommended she do next for her to address her needs at home. It's a fantastic episode for parents who are grappling with an autism diagnosis and for therapists to help them understand EXACTLY what a parent experiences during this process. 


    This great mom originally emailed me months ago asking the question, "Will she ever talk?" You can read the beginnings of this dialogue here and join us today for her other questions. 


    Will She Ever Talk?


     

  • 00:44

    My Autism Success Story with Tom Iland - Insights from a Self Advocate

    in Family

    Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in elementary school, Tom speaks from personal experience and educates others on how to identify the signs of ASD, offers advice for overcoming obstacles associated with ASD, and provides proof of the benefits of seeing the ability in disability! Tom has educated a number of parents, students, teachers, school district representatives, and even law enforcement officers and first responders about ASD.


    Tom is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with expert knowledge in financial services and experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm as well as entertainment, education, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a natural leader and cross-functional team player with excellent problem-solving skills and works well with all levels of management. Find out more at Thomasiland.com


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com).

  • 01:01

    Family Groups and Coalitions

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation on groups and coalitions for family members of individuals with disabilities. Well discuss why they are important, and the types of activities, resources, advocacy, information, services and support they coordinate and provide. We'll also talk about how to organize a vibrant group in your community that gains support and members, and makes a positive impact! 


    Our guests are from the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Joining us will be:


    Sara Crimm of Families CCAN, a group of families of adults with disabilities who are working to find innovative solutions for employment, housing and community living for their adult family members.


    Tara Horowitz of AutismGuards, a parent and guardian resource/networking group facilitating educational information and recreational resources for adolescents with ASD.


    Jim Wurster of New Avenue Foundation, whose mission is is to create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities and autism, and to reduce dependence on the government programs that now support these individuals.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 01:06

    Amy Donaldson - Autism / ASD SocialsibS Project at Portland State University

    in Family

    Today we welcome Dr. Amy Donaldson to Autism Empowerment Radio to talk about the SocialsibS project, a Social Communication Intervention offered through the Portland State University Autism and Child Language Disorders Research Lab and the Speech & Language Clinic. The SocialsibS project is funded by a Treatment Grant from Autism Speaks.


    Social and communicative competence is central to success in school and fundamental to development of peer relationships. Social communication deficits are well documented in children with ASD. Improving these skills is often a key focus of intervention, but generalization can be challenging. Two social communication intervention methods that have been found effective in recent years include:


    * Training peers, or in this case, siblings, to use strategies to facilitate the social communication of children with ASD (sibling-mediated intervention)


    * Use of video-modeling to directly teach social communication skills to the child with ASD.


    To increase generalization of skills, the SocialsibS project combines both of these methods in one intervention. 


    The program is currently inviting children with autism spectrum disorder (ages 4 - 7) and their sibling (ages 5 - 10) for participation in the SocialsibS project at PSU.


    Contact Amy: (503) 725-3224 or email: adonald@pdx.edu


    Amy L. Donaldson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU) and Director of PSU Autism and Child Language Disorders Laboratory. Her research focuses on the assessment and intervention of social communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the natural environment, as well as intervention efficacy.

  • 01:00

    You Can Control ADHD OR ASD without Ritalin!!!

    in Lifestyle

    For anyone dealing with ADHD or ASD (Autism) or anyone having trouble focusing and bringing things to fruition, this show with Nicky Van Valkenberg, who wrote the book, "Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life" is truly a Godsend! Nicky has developed a method and a device that will eliminate ADHA and ASD without Ritalin, Adderal or Zenadrine and without the expense and dangerous side effects that are part of these medications. The first part of this episode covers Dr. Newton's book, "A Map to Healing and Your Essential Divinity Through Theta Consciousness" as Nicky had difficulty connecting with the broadcast., Nicky can be reached at Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life - Home  Dr. Newton can be reached at Dr. Robert Newton