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  • 00:55

    Securing Autism Treatment With Medi-Cal & Medicaid

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    Kristin Jacobson, Founder, Board Chair, President & Executive Director ADEC Foundation
    As part of a more than 20-year career in health care marketing and reimbursement, Kristin has advocated for autism related causes since 2006. She led a multi-year statewide effort to pass autism insurance reform in California and was a principal drafter of SB 946, signed into California law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011. Subsequent to the passage of SB 946, Kristin was appointed to the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC)’s Autism Advisory Task Force to help draft recommendations regarding medically-necessary behavioral health treatment. In 2009, Kristin co-founded Autism Deserves Equal Coverage to help families and providers access health care treatment through private insurance and in 2013 founded Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation as a companion non-profit organization. She also is a member of the Consumer Advisory Panel to the California Department of Insurance under Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. She has been featured as an autism insurance expert by many news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, KQED, KGO, ABC, NBC and Fox News.

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

  • 00:47

    Supporting Conversation Skills for Kids with Autism - with Karen Kabaki-Sisto

    in Education

    Karen Kabaki-Sisto, is a certified speech-language pathologist helping children with autism all over the world. Her passion is to equip kids with the power to communicate confidently and grow closer bonds with others. She is the founder of Autism Breakthrough Solutions and inventor of “I Can Have Conversations With You!™”, an interactive app that is available on the App Store for the iPad. She regularly posts empowering articles and YouTube videos at her website www.iCanForAutism.com and is a frequent guest contributor to popular autism publications.

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


  • 00:45

    Healing Autism Parents

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    Healing Autism Parents


    With all the education, progress, and advancements in the world today, we sometimes forget about problems in front of our faces. We have seen increased divisions, whether it is based on gender, race, or ability, and these divisions create depressing barricades to healthy progress. In this episode we address some of the issues within the autism parents' community, how they prevent progress and how it affects advancement.

    Autistic lives matter!

    Heads up: This episode has a PG--13 rating.


  • 01:01

    Vaccines, Toxins and Autism: Empowering Parents

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    Join Janice as she has a powerful conversation with Natalie Renee Steffen, the mother of a child severely injured by vaccines.  Natalie is an advocate for education and empowerment for parents.  She will share her knowledge about vaccines and the many actions she has taken to help her son to recover and to heal. 

    Natalie is married with 3 children; 1 son and 2 daughters.  Her son Landen was vaccine injured after he received 5 shots at his well-check visit (MMR, Varicella, Influenza) at 15 months.  By 18 months her son regressed and lost every milestone he had previously accomplished, and is now labeled as severely Autistic. She is not a doctor, but rather a Mom who is dedicated to researching everything there is to know about vaccines.  Natalie studied Psychology at Liberty University in WV and Broadcast Media/Journalism at Austin Peay State University in TN.  Find her blog online: http://www.nataliereneesteffen.org/

  • 00:41

    Emerging Technology for Kids with Autism - Chrisopher Flint

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    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)

  • 00:55

    Why Parents of Kids with Autism Should Attend CalABA Conference

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    Are you attending the 32nd annual Western CalABA Conference? Dr. Daniel Shabani, President of the California Association of Behavior Analysis visits Autism Spectrum Radio to tell us why the experience is valuable for parents.

    The California Association for Behavior Analysis will
    host the 32nd Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis February 28 – March 2, 2014. The conference offers information, resources, and professional development opportunities for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, regular and special educators, students in those and related fields, and consumers of behavior analysis services. 

    Daniel Shabani received his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University following an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree from the University of the Pacific. Currently, Dr. Shabani is the president of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and runs a private practice in Southern California. He has authored a number of publications on assessment and treatment of behavior problems, as well as reviewed trends within the field of behavior analysis. Dr. Shabani’s current research interests include radical behaviorism, the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, verbal behavior, and instructional designs.

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

  • 00:48

    BE SAFE, Safety and Rights Education for Individuals with Autism

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    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

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    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)

  • 00:52

    Autism Employment in The Corporate World

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    Marcia Scheiner is the founder and President of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership. Prior to founding ASTEP, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of Centrally Managed Businesses for Zurich Financial Services. She has also held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.

    ASTEP creates and supports programs that promote long-term employment for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and similar autism spectrum profiles through:

    Educating employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with AS or similar autism spectrum profiles and the accommodations they may require.
    Developing partnerships between Employers and Vocational Rehabilitation professionals to create a successful workplace environment.
    Providing Managers and colleagues of AS/similar autism spectrum profiles employees with an understanding of the behavioral differences perhaps seen in their autism spectrum co-workers.

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

  • 00:57


    in Self Help

    Maria Iliou is your Autistic Director Manager, your Host for Freedom Foundation Autism

  • 02:00

    The Fight Against Autism

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    According to the Center for Disease Control:

    • About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

    • ASD is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).

    • Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.

    • Almost half (46%) of children identified with ASD has average to above average intellectual ability.

    In the past two weeks, there have been several stories in the media regarding autistic children that have lost their lives. This is a subject that affects of all and more knowledge is needed. Tune in 8:30 pm EST as we discuss this topic with our expert guest to find resources that are available.

    You're also want to call in to be part of the conversation; we are changing our show's format. Our cast has never been shy to give their opinion, but we want to hear what you have to say. We'll be addressing controversial and hot trends in our media so you'll want to call in and chime in. 1-713-955-0793 and press "1" to be part of the conversation.