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  • 01:44
  • Positively Autistic: Autism, God's Bright Kids--Back to School!

    in Lifestyle

    Today's show will be about back to school ideas. Many have already started school, but like Dana's family, some have not. You will find out about practical ideas that's helpful for both the public school student and homeschooling student, plus ideas on how to make homeschooling different and fun and exciting! And how to help your Autistic child through it while keeping your sanity!


    Dana is the owner of AngelArts, a Creative Arts Agency and Publishing House. Seven years ago, she discovered that her son and husband both have Aspergers. It's opened up a whole new world for her and her family. Yes, there are incredible challenges, but she chooses to see how God has blessed her family through it.
    Her son created a painting that became an inspiration for her Autism Awareness product line, Autism: God's Bright Kids. She also is publishing a book called "Angels in the Midst: Rising Above Autism and Aspergers," a collection of stories, poetry, videos, and artwork about how God uses ordinary people in the challenge of living with Autism and how He works in the midst of it. She is looking for submissions, sponsors, and nonprofits to give a portion of the revenue to.

  • 00:51

    Positively Autistic: Autism, God's Bright Kids--Sharing Extravaganza Part 2

    in Lifestyle

    Today is going to be a sharing extravaganza part two! I am going to continue sharing some very helpful, encouraging and practical ideas for those dealing with the challenge of Autism. Come and listen and of course call in if you have an inspiring story to share with us!


    Dana is the owner of AngelArts, a Creative Arts Agency and Publishing House. Seven years ago, she discovered that her son and husband both have Aspergers. It's opened up a whole new world for her and her family. Yes, there are incredible challenges, but she chooses to see how God has blessed her family through it.



    Her son created a painting that became an inspiration for her Autism Awareness product line, Autism: God's Bright Kids. She also is publishing a book called "Angels in the Midst: Rising Above Autism and Aspergers," a collection of stories, poetry, videos, and artwork about how God uses ordinary people in the challenge of living with Autism and how He works in the midst of it. She is looking for submissions, sponsors, and nonprofits to give a portion of the revenue to.

  • 00:30

    Invisibly Autistic: The Surprising Truth About "Seeming Normal"

    in Social Sciences

    In this episode of AspieFriendly, Lorin Neikirk explores a phenomenon that isn't often addressed: Invisible Autism.


    When someone knowing very little about autsim thinks about ASD, they usually think of children who spin and hand flap and either talk incessantly about trains (or dinosaurs or the weather) or who don't speak at all. All of these things may be true for some, but there is a whole group of people with autism who don't "seem" very autistic at all. Are they any less so? Not exactly, They simply present in a different way. Those with Aspergers often fall squarely in this category. Women with Aspergers even more so. It may surprise NTs to learn that some on the spectrum can seem so "normal" that others on the spectrum may not initially realize they are autistic. Women with autism quite often "fly under the radar" regarding detection. 


    Prompted by a conversation between Neikirk and her young-adult son (both of whom have Aspergers) this episode of AspieFriendly takes a closer look at what it's like to be Invisibly Autistic. Why does it happen, what are the pros and cons, and what do we do when we're faced with a difficult situation because of it? 


    Join us as we talk about these things and more, in Invisibly Autistic: The Surprising Truth About "Seeming Normal".

  • 00:30

    Shifting Gears: Autism, Science, and the Homework Debate

    in Parents

    Homework. Ever since public schools have been in existance it has probably been a source of contention between kids, parents and teachers. Unfortunately, for students with autism, the problem reaches much farther than the "I don't wanna"s. And now, a recent study says what Lorin Neikirk has been voicing for over a decade: lots of homework has issues. Big ones.


    Denise Pope, senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and co-author of the study, says "We found a clear connection between the students' stress and physical impacts -- migraines, ulcers and other stomach problems, sleep deprivation and exhaustion, and weight loss." (Full study was published in the Journal of Experimental Education.) 


    But what about the student on the spectrum? They love to learn... Seem so bright... Surely THEY just love homework, right? Not necessarily. The needs of autistic students are somewhat unique, even in light of the study.


     


    Join Lorin Neikirk as we delve into what homework works, what doesn't, and what should be avoided entirely in this episode of Aspie Friendly on BlogTalkRadio.


     

  • 00:18

    Aspergers Syndrome Support

    in Moms and Family

    For anyone who wants to join a Aspergers support group and talk about various topics like Jobs to things that frustrates you and its open to anyone.I am here to  Help others  and to talk about what things I have overcome throughout my life . I want to hear other people stories and I will Help in any way I can. 

  • 00:36

    Aspergers Syndrome Support

    in Moms and Family


    For anyone who wants to join a Aspergers support group and talk about various topics like Jobs to things that frustrates you and its open to anyone.I am here to  Help others  and to talk about what things I have overcome throughout my life . I want to hear other people stories and I will Help in any way I can. 

  • 01:00

    Positively Autistic: Autism, God's Bright Kids--Sharing Extravaganza!

    in Lifestyle

    Today is going to be a sharing extravaganza! Lately, I have come across several very interesting articles from how to get your teen to wake up in the morning to dating ideas for parents. And yes, parents of Autistic children need breaks! Come and listen and of course call in if you have an inspiring story to share with us!


    Dana is the owner of AngelArts, a Creative Arts Agency and Publishing House. Seven years ago, she discovered that her son and husband both have Aspergers. It's opened up a whole new world for her and her family. Yes, there are incredible challenges, but she chooses to see how God has blessed her family through it.



    Her son created a painting that became an inspiration for her Autism Awareness product line, Autism: God's Bright Kids. She also is publishing a book called "Angels in the Midst: Rising Above Autism and Aspergers," a collection of stories, poetry, videos, and artwork about how God uses ordinary people in the challenge of living with Autism and how He works in the midst of it. She is looking for submissions, sponsors, and nonprofits to give a portion of the revenue to.

  • 00:34

    Aspergers Syndrome Support

    in Moms and Family

    For anyone who wants to join a Aspergers support group and talk about various topics like Jobs to things that frustrates you and its open to anyone.I am here to  Help others  and to talk about what things I have overcome throughout my life . I want to hear other people stories and I will Help in any way I can. 

  • 00:24

    A birthday tribute to David Sponder-Adolescents/Adults with Autism, what now?

    in Self Help

    Sadly, The Behavior Boys and...Girl, suffered a tragic loss this year.  Their leader, David Lowell Sponder, passed away on November 29, of 2014.  After taking time to grieve, repair, and revitalize, Eric and Michele are back at it again.  Today's topic explores the adult or adolescent female/male with Autism.  What is their life like, what are their options, and how do parents set up their adolescent/adult children for success. tune in. 
     

  • 01:02

    Positively Autistic: Autism, God's Bright Kids--An Amazing Story!

    in Lifestyle

    Dana is finally back! And her first guest is Kelli Trombley, a homeschooling, stay at home mother to four children. She has an amazing story to share about her son, Michael, who has ADHD and ODD, and will share her experiences as mom to her youngest son, who is Autistic.


    Dana is the owner of AngelArts, a Creative Arts Agency and Publishing House. Seven years ago, she discovered that her son and husband both have Aspergers. It's opened up a whole new world for her and her family. Yes, there are incredible challenges, but she chooses to see how God has blessed her family through it.



    Her son created a painting that became an inspiration for her Autism Awareness product line, Autism: God's Bright Kids. She also is publishing a book called "Angels in the Midst: Rising Above Autism and Aspergers," a collection of stories, poetry, videos, and artwork about how God uses ordinary people in the challenge of living with Autism and how He works in the midst of it. She is looking for submissions, sponsors, and nonprofits to give a portion of the revenue to.