• 00:45

    Healing Autism Parents

    in Education

    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.


     

  • 00:52

    Autism Employment in The Corporate World

    in Family

    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.


     

  • 00:55

    Why Parents of Kids with Autism Should Attend CalABA Conference

    in Health

    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.

  • 00:55

    Technology and Autism with Christopher J. Smith

    in Family

    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.

  • 00:50

    Anna Bullard on Eva's Law - Autism Insurance for Georgia

    in Family

    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.

  • 00:32

    Uniting the Autism Community - Changing the World

    in Lifestyle

    Is it possible to Unite the Autism Community? Can Autistic and Aspie adults, teens and children respectfully come together with parents, educators, service professionals and nonprofit autism organizations to discuss challenges and work toward the common good?


    If so, what would that look like? Who would be seated at the table? Who would facilitate the conversation? 


    How do we calm the chaos, reduce the infighting and begin to work together for a stronger, more united, autism community that focuses on acceptance, empowerment, optimal outcomes and positive life trajectories? How do we provide individuals and families with support, opportunity and connection?


    Join Autism Empowerment Radio as Karen Krejcha discusses these challenges. Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in her 40s, Karen is mom to two sons (8 and 15) also diagnosed on the autism spectrum. As Executive Director and co-founder of the nonprofit, Autism Empowerment, Karen regularly engages in conversation with autistic teens and adults as well as parents and other family members. She sees and hears the frustration from those on the spectrum who want to be respected and accepted and not seen as a burden upon society. She sees and hears from parents who want to do the best for their children but struggle navigating convoluted and conflicting systems of service that sometimes hurt more than they help. 


    Is it possible to strengthen the Autism Community?  We think so!


    Let's talk about it.

  • 00:07

    Sean's Autism Q&A

    in Caregiving

    I was born with severe Autism. On my show I welcome anyone who wants to speak their mind regarding Autism. If you have questions regarding your daughter or son who has Autism I have the answers. Or maybe your a BCBA and you want to talk to someone who has inside knowledge of Autism. Whatever The case may be..You can trust me with your very valuable time.


     

  • 00:26

    Episode 15: People That Remind You of Your Parents

    in Self Help

    In this episode: I talk about my Uncle Gene who passed away on 1/6/15, discuss what kinds of people remind you of your parents and how to stay connected.


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.


    Do you have a question to ask me, want advice, want to say hello, send your support, or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post and would like it to be on the air? I'd love to hear from you! Contact me here (emails and voicemails welcome!) http://losingyourparents.org/contact

  • 00:30

    Losing Your Parents Episode 12: Holidays + Communicating with Deceased Parents

    in Self Help

    About this episode: Today we’re talking about ways you can communicate with your deceased parents during the holidays.


    About this show:
    I have lost both of my parents to cancer in my 20’s. When I was 22, I woke up next to my dad who had died and when I was 27 I watched my mom take her last breath.


    After being present for their illness and witnessing their deaths, I had to face life as a young person without them. I decided that it was important to me to connect with other people who have also lost their parents. I’m in my 30’s now.  I write and talk about my journey through healing my grief and working through life challenges that come up using creativity and self expression.


    My blog is LosingYourParents.org and my goal is to bridge the gap between grief and joy at every opportunity.


    Blog: http://LosingYourParents.org
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/losingyourparents
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/losingparents
    Podcast: http://blogtalkradio.com/losingyourparents
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/losingyourparents


    Do you have a question to ask me, want advice, want to say hello, send your support, or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post? I’d love to hear from you! Here are several ways to contact me (including a totally anonymous contact form!) http://losingyourparents.org/contact

  • 00:25

    Losing Your Parents Episode 11: Missing Your Parents During the Holidays

    in Self Help

    About this episode: Today we're talking about missing your parents during the holidays, how to change holiday patterns, how to find a therapist, how to get a present from your parents and starting the conversation on how to talk to your parents even after they are "gone".


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let's talk about stuff that's hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.


    Got a question for Lisa or a comment about a previous show or blog post? I'd love to hear from you! If you have a question to ask me or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post, please leave a voicemail for me, here: (626) 671-LISA (5472) or write me at losingyourparents.org/contact.

  • 00:31

    Episode 21: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 2: What to do with parents stuff

    in Self Help

    About this episode: We'll continue the conversation on how to face the task of getting organized with your parents belongings that they've left behind.


    Listen to all parts of THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES.


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

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