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Autism Empowerment Radio welcomes back Erika Schron, founder of Journey of Learning Academy and owner of Cherished Chiweenie Companions.
Cherished Chiweenie Companions breed small service animals for children with Autism, ASD and other special needs. Chiweenies are Chihuahua and Dachshund mixes and make great family pets, companions and service animals! They're also doggone cute!
Erika will be talking with us today about the benefits of service dogs for individuals with autism. We will also be taking call-in questions at (602) 753-1530.
During her family's many years of homeschooling and their journey with 3 children with multiple neuro-developmental difficulties, Erika enjoys sharing her experiences through many different educational methods, curricula, therapies and research.
On the show this week we will be talking to
Erika Schron she has been homeschooling her 3 boys since 1997. Zek, Luke & Daniel are all special needs, Zek & Daniel are on the spectrum and Luke has ADHD. Zek is now 20 years old and is still working on math & life skills but also prepping to begin online college through Tyndale Bible College. Luke is 18 and taking some open courseware college courses before beginning community college next year and Daniel is 14 and progressing through high school classes.
Along with homeschooling, Erika has been a strong advocate in the autism world as a volunteer for UnlockingAutism from 2004-2007 and a member of many Autism organizations. She spends her time advocating, consulting, writing and speaking about homeschooling special needs children with a focus on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as her radio show here on Positively Autistic, "The Autism & Homeschooling Journey". She also helps parents that have their children in school to get the services their children need. Erika & her family also breed, raise and train Chiweenies - Chihuahua/Dachshund mix dogs as small companions and some as service dogs.
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