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  • 01:11

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat, presented by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. We are back with the first show of the New Year! We will be live at 9:30pm BST, 4:30pm EST and 1:30pm PST.


    On the show we will be joined by the very talented singer, Colin Brennan and his father. Colin, 13, is on the Autism Spectrum and lives in Canada. You may have heard us play Colin's wonderful music in which he has sent us over time to play on our radio shows. Colin has been invited back to attend Autism's Got Talent in London in May. Therefore, the show is going to be all about the fundraising we are doing to help Colin's dream come true. Our lovely team member and radio show host Marilyn Francis will be joining us too to read some of her great poetry.


    Don't forget to join us live on air - you can also join us in the chat room, call in on 1-(619)-393-2848, or call in via the Skype link. We look forward to hearing from you!


    Find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 00:51

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism  - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.      


    This show is prerecorded so the chat room will not be open. If you wish to contact Jeanette to discuss the content, please visit her website at www.jeanettepurkis.com  There are links to Jeanette;s Facebook and Twitter pages and email.


    This week Jeanette discusses the work of advocacy organisation Positively Autistic with Joe Westlake. There is a lot of dicussion around effective and inclusive practices for educating Autistic students, as well as Joe's work in teaching. Black cats and their therapeutic qualities get a mention too. It is a friendly and warm chat between two colleagues in that noble franchise that is Autism advocacy and empowerment. 


     

  • 00:55

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism  - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.


    This week Jeanette talks all things research with Sylvia Rodger, Director of Research and Education at the Autism Coperative Research Centre (CRC). The CRC is doing a load of valuable research and drawing on the wisdom, experience and expertise of Autistic adults - some of whom are also researchers.  


    Sylvia Rodger is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in clinical practice and higher educational settings. She was head of occupational therapy at The University of Queensland from 2001-2012. In 2013 she became Director of Research and Education at the Autism CRC, where she oversees the research strategy for the CRC and the educational programs to capacity build PhD scholars, researchers and adults on the spectrum in peer research. She is passionate about enabling the next generation of researchers and ensuring the voices of those on the spectrum are heard in relation to research direction, engagement, and its operationalisation. She is a mother of two adult children and enjoys yoga, pilates, walking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


    Here's the website: http://www.autismcrc.com.au  

  • Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Hello and welcome to the return of Sarah’s Autism Chat. We will be live at 7pm BST to look over the last few years as we get ready to celebrate Positively Autistic’s fourth birthday.


    Joe and Sarah will be reflecting upon their adventure with the rest of the Positively Autistic global team over the last four years: where we started and where we are now. We are really excited for this show! We will be joined by Tracy Roberts, who is the Founder of Positively Autistic, along with Joe Westlake, the Co-Founder. We are also hoping to be joined by as many of our wonderful team members as we can, to mark this occassion. We will also be celebrating reaching an amazing milestone of reaching 7,000 likes on our Facebook page!


    As always, the chat room will be open so you will be able to post your comments in there. Alternatively, you can call in to talk with us on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link.


    To find out more about Positively Autistic, visit our website www.positivelyautistic.com or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic


    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 01:00

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week’s show, presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. Tune in at 7pm BST, 2pm EST and 11am PST.


    We have a very exciting show lined up for you this week. On the show, we will be talking to Dani Bowman, 20, who is on the Autism Spectrum and founded her own animation company, Powerlight Animation Studios at the age of just 11. Today, Dani is still championing her wonderful abilities and skills with animation. We will also be talking to Dani’s friends, Keaton Bicknell, who is also on the spectrum and has worked on a recent animation short with Dani called ‘The Adventures of Pelican Pete: A Bird is Born’. We also have Rachel Barcellona on the show. Rachel is also on the spectrum and has been a pageant in Florida for the past few years. Adam Ricketts, a friend of Rachel’s, will also be on the show talking all about the short film clip ‘Ability’ that he has worked on with Rachel. They have all attended The World Arts Film Festival in Jacksonville, Florida over the past weekend, so we will be hearing all about this and what it involves, too. We also have a colleague and close friend joining us on the show, Marilyn Ann Francis.


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


     We hope that you enjoy the show!

  • 00:43

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week's Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat radio show. This week on the show, Sarah and Joe spoke of a number of important Autism topics, including the importance of Autism Advocacy, Services for those on the spectrum as well as a recent book Sarah has reviewed, Dennis Debbaudt's book on 'Autism Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals'.


    We hope you enjoy the show!


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

  • 00:46

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism  - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.


    Today Jeanette itnerviews herself (for a change). The topic is mental health and Autisgoign into production and iwhich s due out in early 2016.  The episode looks at Jeanette's experiences of mental illness, reocvery and building insight and resilience. It is a personal and thoughful discourse.  


     Here a link to Jeanette's story about disclosing ehr mental iklness on The Mighty: http://themighty.com/2015/08/why-i-lived-openly-with-autism-while-hiding-my-schizophrenia/ 


     


     

  • 00:54

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show - the Joel, Tori and Jeanette hour

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    This is Jeanette's Autism Show - a (mostly) weekly radio programme hosted by Autistic author, advocate, public speaker, artist, official, owner of Whimsy Manor and human mum to Mr KItty, Jeanette Purkis. It is a place for discussions around Autism advocacy and emplowerment covering such topics as employment, education, relationships and sexuality, mental health, families, communication, cats and positive living generally.    


    This is a new programme within Jeanette's Autism Show - the Joel, Tori and Jeanette Hour. This will be a monthly show where Autism self-advocates Joel Wilson and Tori Haar join Jeanette to have a conversation about all things Autism. Joel Wilson is a young Autistic researcher and advocate based in Pertth, Western Australia. Joel travels around Australia sharing his insights around Autism. He speaks at conferneces and is a young leader in the Autism community. Tori Haar is an advocate and professional who lives in Canberra, Australia. Tori is a blogger and public speaker who is also a leader in the Autism community. Joe, Tori and Jeanette are also good freinds who have a habit of meeting up at Autism conferences and events. 


    Join Joel, Tori and Jeanette for a conversation around advocacy and living well on the Autism spectrum. There may be some laughs and possibly silliness... 


    This episode focusses on Joel, Tori and Jeanette's experiences at the Asia Pacific Autisim Conference and broader issues around inclusion stemming from that.


     

  • 01:01

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Good afternoon and welcome to this week's very special episode of Sarah's Autism Chat, presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake.


    Join us at 12 noon, UK time, as we chat to Jeanette Purkis, who is not only our wonderful team member and radio show host, but she is also a Public Speaker, Autism Advocate, Radio Show Host and Author.


    We'd love to hear from you too - so don't forget that you can join us by calling in on 1-619-393-2848 or join us via the chat room. You can also call in on Skype.


    Find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our websites www.positivelyautistic.com www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • Positively Autistic: The Poet's Interest

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    Welcome to "The Poet's Interest" with Host Marilyn Francis and Co-Host Ryan Commins. On BLOG TALK RADIO
    Sponsored by Tracy Roberts "POSITIVLY AUTISTIC"
    November 1st. 3:00PM Sunday EST, CST 2:00PM, CMT 1:00PM,CPT 12:OOPM AND UK TIME 8PM
    SPECIAL QUEST:Author Yadira Caleron to talk about her book " THE HAPPY KINGDOM" and Poet Robert Hewett.
    Joe Westlake Co-Founder of "POSITIVLEY AUTISTIC" , Sara Scrimshaw Radio Host, will also be on along with Collin Brennan
    the autistic vocal artist.
    Stop by and chat with us and share your approprate poetry and raise awaireness to AUTISM.
     

  • 01:24

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to Positively Autistic: Sarah’s Autism Chat presented by hosts Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. We will be live at the usual time of 6:30pm UK time, 1:30 EST and 10:30am PST.


    This week we will be joined by two very special guests. We will be talking to Joanne Lara, Founder of Autism Movement Therapy in California. We will be asking Joanne all about the recent event she organised, Temple Grandin & Friends at the Club Nokia Centre in LA. We will also be joined by Michael Tolleson. Michael is on the Autism Spectrum and is an incredibly talented savant artist. We will be talking with Michael and asking him about Joanne’s event in which he attended and was a part of live on stage creating an acrylic on canvas masterpiece in just fifteen minutes!


    We cannot wait for this week’s show – it’s going to be very exciting.


    We would love to hear from you, so please join us in the chat room to post your comments, join in and ask questions. As always, you can call in on 1-619-393-2848, or via the Skype link to ask questions.


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


    We can’t wait to hear from you!


    Sarah & Joe