• 00:33

    Autism Spectrum Disorder: Collaborative Care for Varied Needs

    in Health

    April 9, 2015: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD. And even though ASD can be diagnosed by age 2, many children aren’t diagnosed until after age 4.


    One thing children with ASD have in common is that their disorder can be treated by a range of therapists who have individual specialties but overlapping goals.


    In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christine Baksi talks about her 4-year-old son Sam who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2, and is currently benefitting from a wide range of therapies.  Her son's physical therapist joins her to discuss the collaborative team approach to help children with ASD grow physically and emotionally.


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    To learn more about autism spectrum disorder, visit MoveForwardPT.com.

  • 01:02

    P2P Global Health Forum Presents: Autism Spectrum Disorders

    in Current Events

    The Global Health Forum presents "Autism Spectrum Disorders" with guests Leah Seyoum-Tesfa, RN, NP Autism advocate and researcher, and Founder and President of REACh Families, a non-profit organization that supports, educates and empowers families from East Africa raising children with various disabilities; and Cristin Dooley, PhD, LSSP who is currently a professional member of the special needs resource team at Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas. She has worked in various school districts in Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for Autism and related Disorders. Dr. Dooley has been an invited speaker and presenter in multiple forums and is a co-author of a book in neuro-psychology.

  • 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.


     

  • 00:35

    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.

  • 02:01

    voices for autism show 5

    in Moms and Family

    Please join us for tonights show, our host will be Jacy, our special guest will be Bobby @gazda_theboss and Debbie @cuppycake70, we will be discussing the important benefits of special diets and vitamins, and how to take your child off the spectrum, we will also be featuring some very special cameo appearances from a few boys who are going to give their testimonies about their journey to recovery from autism

  • 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

    Therapy, Self Care and Other Support for Parents of Kids with Autism

    in Family

    All parents face daily obstacles, but parents of children with autism experience increased challenges that can result in overwhelming anxiety, depression, self-doubt and sadness. Ultimately, these parents are husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, family and friends who simply wish to experience more fulfilling and satisfying lives with their children.


    Dr. Darren Sush is a clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst, specializing in therapy for parents of children with autism. Throughout his career, Dr. Sush has recognized that parents of children with autism can significantly benefit from the guidance, comfort and empathy of therapeutic services that support their unique experiences and struggles.


    Over the past decade, Dr. Sush has had the privilege of working within agencies that provide intervention and support for children diagnosed with autism. Through his work developing treatment programs, meeting with families and helping children, he has gained exceptional knowledge and understanding of the unique experiences of parents of children with autism.


    He offers direct knowledge and guidance to the various questions that arise regarding children with autism’s behavior, skill building, treatment, funding and school placement, and helps families live their best lives possible.

  • 02:59

    Voices for Autism show 3

    in Moms and Family

    Tonights special guest will be Christina Adams, MFA, is the author of A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention and Recovery  and camel milk advocate.  She is the first known person to get federal government permission to import camel milk for autism, She will be sharing her story about her son, as well as other aspects of her journey into helping her autisic child recover. Please join us she will be taking your calls for comments and questions, press 1 to request to speak to us live

  • 00:46

    Transitions to Adolescence and Adulthood with Autism - with Dr. Peter Gerhardt

    in Family

    This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we will discuss a question that concerns all parents and caregiver at some point: What are the challenges and opportunities as children with autism become adolescents and adults? The specific nature of how to manage these changes and the best way to prepare for the future will be the focus of this episode. Join us as we explore the different facets of how families and society need to prepare for a maturing community of individuals with autism. We are extremely excited to welcome a special guest to the show, Dr. Peter Gerhardt. Dr. Gerhardt is an expert on the use of ABA therapy in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. 


    Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years’ experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. He has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASD and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. He serves as Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research, is on the Editorial Board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards, including the Autism Society of America. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Graduate School of Education.

  • 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.

  • 00:56

    Helping Children with Autism Become More Social

    in Family

    This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we discuss a topic that is extremely important to many parents of young kids with autism, social skills and ability. Most parents are familiar with the social challenges faced by our kids on the spectrum but not everyone knows helpful strategies that will support better social function. This week, host Rob Haupt is pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged.


    Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged (Harvard Medical School and Jossey-Bass, 2011). Director of Child Talk in Lexington, MA. Ann Densmore has been a speech and language consultant at public and private schools or more than 30 years. In addition to running a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts she also consults internationally and has taught seminars for professionals and students at Harvard Medical School. Ann holds an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Ed.D. in Education with a specialization in child discourse from Clark University. She is board-certified in speech and language pathology and audiology. Ann swims Walden Pond every morning (when it’s not iced over) and enjoys long bike rides with her friends. She also loves photography, swimming with Cambridge New England Masters at Harvard University, and taking walks with her Portuguese Water Dog, Map. http://www.child-talk.com/ Twitter: @AnnDensmore

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