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  • 01:05

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week’s episode of Sarah’s Autism Chat presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. We will be live at 9pm BST, 4pm EST and 1pm PST. It’s going to be a great show!


    We will be talking to James Charles who is the author of the book ‘Becoming Unique’. We will be hearing from James all about how he determined that he was on the Autism Spectrum and what inspired him to write his book on his life and diagnoses.


    As well as this, we’ll be talking to Colin Brennan and his dad, all about his upcoming trip to meet Temple Grandin in Chicago and their fundraising target!


    As always, you can join in live by calling in on 1-619-393-2848 or via the Skype link to ask questions, or drop your messages in the chat room.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 01:04

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week's show. We haven't been on air with Sarah's Autism Chat for quite some time, so we're looking forward to getting back on the airwaves!


    Sarah will be updating you all on what has been going on in the autism community as well as how the "Wear Ribbons" event at Positively Autistic went, as we have not updated everyone on the final amount we made. We will also be talking to radio show host Jeanette Purkis all about her recent award 'Inspiration Award for Individual Achievement (Adult) at the 2015 Aspect Awards. As well as this, we'll be hearing from our brand new radio show host, Michele Chigas Hillman who recently attended an optometry conference in Las Vegas in relation to autism and eyesight vision that Michele campaigns for, so she will be talking about this.


    As always, you can join us in the chat room, call in on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link.


    For more information on Positively Autistic, you can visit our website on www.positivelyautistic.com or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic


    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 01:10

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Join us this week as we speak to Emma Flint and Tom Pittwood from Brain in Hand, providing assistive technology for people on the Autism Spectrum. Emma and Tom will be talking about their "Minecraft Marathon" which takes place every year on World Autism Awareness Day at the University of Exeter to raise funds for Positively Autistic and a number of other national autism charities.


    We will be live on air from 6:30pm BST, 1:30pm EST and 10:30am PST. As always, you can join us in the chat room, call in to join in on the discussion on 1-619-393-2848, or you can call in via the Skype link.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 02:02

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Hello and welcome to this week's show at the unusual time and day of Friday. This week, we'll be having Jeanette Purkis on to talk all about her work as an author and writer on the Autistic Spectrum. As well as this, we'll be taking a look at autism in society and looking at things such as mental health, education and the support that's given for those with autism.


    We will also be joined by our team member and radio show host Marilyn Ann Francis. She will be joining in on the discussion as she has lots of experience on autism. We will also be hearing some poetry from Marilyn.


    You can join us in the chat room to join in on the discussion and you can also call in to speak with us on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link. We look forward to hearing from you.


    To find out more about Positively Autistic, visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 00:59

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    This is Jeanette Purkis's radio show where she and invited guests talk about all things Autism. Jeanette is an Autistic author, advocate and public speaker and is passionate about empowering people on the Autism spectrum to live fulfilled and positive lives. Jeanette is a keen advocate for inclusion and appropriate support for people with Autism spectrum conditions in such areas as employment, education, parenting and access to health services.


    This week Jeanette will be speaking with Malcolm Mayfield. Malcolm is a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a qualified presenter and trainer, and co-author and Australian distributor of the AAPC book “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment.”


    Malcolm received a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome at the age of 37. This event led him to deeply analyse how his Aspergers had shaped his life in comparison to others on the autism spectrum. He identified key strategies that could be used to assist adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome into and within the workforce. Malcolm’s consultancy, Autism STAR Pty Ltd was created to deliver those strategies.

  • 01:01

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    This is Jeanette Purkis's radio show where she and invited guests talk about all things Autism. Jeanette is an Autistic author, advocate and public speaker and is passionate about empowering people on the Autism spectrum to live fulfilled and positive lives. Jeanette is a keen advocate for inclusion and appropriate support for people with Autism spectrum conditions in such areas as employment, education, parenting and access to health services.


    This week, Jeanette will be speaking with academic and one of the three founding members of the I CAN Network, Penny Robinson, about the work of the Network, particularly with Autistic young people. The I CAN Network offers a rethink on autism: making autism mean “I Can”, not “I Can’t”, and focusing on the strengths on the spectrum rather than deficits. The Network is currently doing great things. Further information on the I CAN Network can be found on their website: http://icannetwork.com.au 


    Penny is an Assistant Lecturer in the Women’s Health Research Program at the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Penny has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and believes that the strengths of this far outweigh the deficits.  She has won awards for her research and is passionate about medical research, epidemiology and women's health. 

  • 01:06

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week's show where we will talk to our brand new radio show host and team member Michele Chigas Hillman. We will be dedicating the show to Michele so that we can find out all about what her new show will be about. As well as this, we will be talking about the special radio show broadcast we're having near to World Autism Awareness Day, and the special wear ribbons event we're doing for this year's event to raise autism awareness and acceptance.

  • 02:10

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    This week on the show we will be talking to you all about the upcoming event "Wear Ribbons for World Autism Awareness Day". Presented by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake at the time of 6:30pm BST, we will be hearing from Tracy Roberts and Sophie Godwin to hear all about what's going on with regards to the event.


    We are also going to be hearing from our team member and radio show host Marilyn Ann Francis. We will be hearing some of Marilyn's poetry and she will be joining in on the conversation about the importance of autism awareness and education. Marilyn is a published poet and does lots of work with Positively Autistic.


    As always, we would love to hear from you. So, if you have any questions or want to join in on the topic, then please feel free to call in and chat with us!


    You can call in on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link. You can also join us in the chat room. Find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic and to join the ribbon event, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1545859529025696/


    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 01:00

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    This is Jeanette Purkis's radio show where she and invited guests talk about all things Autism. Jeanette is an Autistic author, advocate and public speaker and is passionate about empowering people on the Autism spectrum to live fulfilled and positive lives. Jeanette is a keen advocate for inclusion and appropriate support for people with Autism spectrum conditions in such areas as employment, education, parenting and access to health services.


    This week's show will be broadcast live from Brisbane during the Asperger Services Australia 3rd National Conference - Human Being on the Spectrum - http://www.asperger.asn.au/index.php/events-zap-calendar/bookings/3rd-national-conference 


    Jeanette's guests will be drawn from speakers and delegates from the conference who want to participate. There will be a spontaneous conversation around the conference and Autism more generally. It promises to be a great show.  


     

  • 00:53

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    This is Jeanette Purkis's radio show where she and invited guests talk about all things Autism. Jeanette is an Autistic author, advocate and public speaker and is passionate about empowering people on the Autism spectrum to live fulfilled and positive lives. Jeanette is a keen advocate for inclusion and appropriate support for people with Autism spectrum conditions in such areas as employment, education, parenting and access to health services.


    This week Jeanette will be speaking with Jeff Craig, an epigenetic researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Jeanette has asked friends and contacts to come up with some questions for Jeff given that genetic research can be a little bit contentious. This show could generate some differences of opinion and robust discussion - often a good thing.


    Jeff Craig decribes himself as a researcher at work and in the garden. In his early career, he was locked inside a dark room for a few years studying human chromosomes. Seven years ago he saw the light and started working with human early life cohorts, which made his life much more interesting. He now blames epigenetics for every chronic illness, spouts forth such phrases as "you are what your mother ate" and is just starting to produce evidence to support these ideas. He believes that students, General Practitioners, and the public need to know about his crazy ideas and frequently speaks to them to get feedback to inspire his research. He is also obsessed with twins and thinks that they hold the key to understanding to roots of all human health problems. Jeff's aim is to use the science of 'epigenetics' to detect autisms early and to help understand the causes and mechanisms of autisms.

  • 01:42

    Positively Autistic: The Magazine Show

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    Welcome to what’s going to be a very special interview and discussion with Tania Marshall, Author of the book “Aspien Girl”. We will be live on air from 11pm BST, 7pm EST, 5pm MST and 4pm PST.


    On the show, Positively Autistic’s Co-Founder Joe Westlake will be talking to Tania all about her book, after he has read her book recently published which is a fantastic booked based around the perspectives of those on the Autism Spectrum. Tania has a number of books, with this being one of the editions, particularly concentrating primarily on ‘Auti Girls’.


    We would love to hear from you. You can join us in the chat room to post your comments, join in on the discussion, as well as calling in on the number which is 1-619-393-2848 or you can call in via the Skype link.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our Facebook page via the link: http://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic