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  • 00:29

    Competitive employment for individuals with autism

    in Caregiving

    Beverly Phillipi, a job coach an job developer shares strategies on the key to finding and matching individuals with autism to competitve employment.

  • 00:41

    Emerging Technology for Kids with Autism - Chrisopher Flint

    in Family

    Christopher Flint began his career as a special education teacher. Since leaving the classroom, Christopher has had the opportunity to work on many exciting and impactful autism projects. He has trained over 10,000 professionals and parents and has led the creation of autism accessibility kits for public institutions across the US. Christopher is also the founder and president of AACTION Autism, a humanitarian organization dedicated to supporting autism in developing countries. Most recently, Christopher is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Infiniteach, a company that develops innovative digital tools for the autism community. 

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

  • 00:31

    Jack Ori : Entrepreneurship & Employment with Autism / ASD

    in Education

    Autism Empowerment Radio welcomes Jack Ori, FTM Motivational Speaker, Freelance Writer and owner of SJA Advocacy - Changing the World One Word At A Time.
    Jack Ori has earned a living as a freelance author since 2009 and has written over 5,000 articles on financial, legal and self-help topics as well as 2 young adult novels. He draws on his personal experiences as a transgender person with autism to inspire others who are facing significant obstacles to a fulfilling life to find ways to succeed.
    Jack wants to demonstrate to Autism Empowerment Radio listeners that Autism / Aspergers doesn't have to be a barrier  to living a successful life.
    Jack will be talking about tips for individuals with Autism / Asperger Syndrome to Enable Their Inner Entrepreneur and will share ideas from his article, Top Five Networking Tips for People with Aspergers.

  • 00:48

    BE SAFE, Safety and Rights Education for Individuals with Autism

    in Family

    Emily Iland, M.A. is an award-winning author, advocate, film-maker, researcher and leader in the autism field. She’s the Past President of the Autism Society of Los Angeles and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education at California State University, Northridge. Emily is the mother of a young man with ASD (Tom Iland), and brings personal experience and insight to her professional roles.

    Learn more about BE SAFE The Movie and BE SAFE Teaching Edition at www.BeSafeTheMovie.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)

  • 00:39

    Temple Grandin - Parenting Kids with Autism

    in Family

    We are thrilled to welcome Temple Grandin back to our show. Our conversation will focus on what she feels best supported her success in life and the advice she has to offer for parents of children with autism.

    Arguably the most famous person in the autism community, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject including My Life in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film. 

    Born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. 

    Grandin has been recognized by the academic community and the general public for her work. In 2009, she was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is the recipient of several honorary degrees, and has been featured on a range of television and radio programs.

    In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award winning film on Grandin’s life which continues to strike a chord with audiences.  Temple’s willingness to honestly share her challenges as well as share her passionate perspective with depth and resonance has made her a very popular (and busy) speaker and presenter.

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

  • 00:29

    Self-Employment is Job Creation

    in Jobs

    If you are waiting for job creation to get back to work, I want you to consider this. Self employment is job creation. Learn what you need to do to create a job for yourself in a week. Bringing in money is key to peace of mind. Starting a business to bring in money is a great place to start. Put your business plan in place and know exactly what you will sell; how much you will charge; when you will and will not work; who your target market is; and why your offered services / good will lead to satisfied customers and profit for yourself. Solicit your business skills to family; people you know; your community. House helper services creates a win-win for the self-employed, for the home owner, for area merchants=thriving communities. Let's talk today, labor day, 4:30PM CT.

  • 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).

  • 00:35

    Coaches Powering Forward for Autism with Pat Skerry

    in Family

    This year, a total of 238 teams (15 women’s), as many as 150 officials and lots of broadcasters showed up to support Autism Awareness Weekend in college basketball. Throughout the weekend, coaches, officials and broadcasters raised autism awareness by donning the blue Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin during college basketball games. In all, more than 3,000 coaches, staff, administrators, and officials were wearing pins and spreading the word.

    Spearheaded by NCAA basketball coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion, the program provides coaches, their teams, schools and fans with opportunities to raise awareness, fundraise and advocate for the needs of people affected by autism.  

    Pat Skerry has completely revitalized the Towson men's basketball program and brought the Tigers back into the national spotlight. Skerry, who took over a program that had endured 15 straight losing seasons, wasted little time in righting the ship.

    Skerry, a 21-year coaching veteran, has succeeded in changing the culture of the Towson men's basketball program. During his first semester as head coach, his players posted the highest GPA for a Towson men's basketball team in over a decade.

    A native of Medford, Mass., Skerry played collegiately at Tufts from 1989-92 where he was a two-time team captain and garnered All-New England honors. As a point guard, he recorded a school-record 650 assists during his career - a mark that still ranks as the 17th best in NCAA Division III history. His 198 assists in 1990-91 is a Tufts single-season record. He also is fifth on the school's career steals list with 95. 

    Pat and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Ryan and Owen.

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

  • 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.


  • 01:01

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

    in Lifestyle

    Good afternoon and welcome to this week's very special episode of Sarah's Autism Chat, presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake.

    Join us at 12 noon, UK time, as we chat to Jeanette Purkis, who is not only our wonderful team member and radio show host, but she is also a Public Speaker, Autism Advocate, Radio Show Host and Author.

    We'd love to hear from you too - so don't forget that you can join us by calling in on 1-619-393-2848 or join us via the chat room. You can also call in on Skype.

    Find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our websites www.positivelyautistic.com www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 00:55

    Technology and Autism with Christopher J. Smith

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    We talk with Christopher J. Smith of Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) about emerging technology and research to support individuals with autism.

    Christopher J. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Research at SARRC, is an experimental psychologist with expertise in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and measurement of associated traits. Before joining SARRC, Dr. Smith was an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and still maintains a faculty position. His background is in phenotyping complex psychiatric disorders for the purposes of genetic studies.

    Under the direction of Dr. Smith, SARRC’s research team focuses on improving the early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and expediting accurate diagnostic methods; advancing research on effective treatments for autism, both pharmaceutical and behavioral, that lead to an improved quality of life for individuals with the disorder and their families; and educating all kinds of professionals in the community to improve detection, diagnosis and services for individuals with autism.

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

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