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  • 00:53

    Becoming Unique (Autism Spectrum Disorder) with James Charles

    in Spirituality

    Becoming Unique (Autism Spectrum Disorder) with James Charles

    Each year, one in sixty-eight children in the United States are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder - a range of neurodevelopmental challenges which can include cognitive, sensory and communicative delays. The majority of these children are diagnosed before the age of three, as modern parents have become increasingly aware of the signs to look out for and can take advantage of the strong support network now available for families effected by autism.

    Becoming Unique is a moving and informative account of one man’s journey towards Autism Spectrum Disorder.  While delivering practical and constructive advice for those living with autism, Charles also examines the positive attributes of the disorder, which he calls a diffability. It is a rare and valuable first-person narrative about living with autism.  

    James Charles grew up in Aughavas, County Leitrim, Ireland, but has lived in England for much of his life. Having trained and worked as a mental health nurse, he now manages his own Complementary Therapy and Coaching practice.

    For more information visit: http://www.jamesfrancisjourney.com/

  • 01:08

    Understanding the Autism Spectrum Disorder Grief Cycle

    in Family

    When parents receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for their child, life as they knew it before is never the same.
    Although a parent may not realize it or understand the complexities, there is a grief process that often occurs when a child is diagnosed with autism, Asperger's or other special needs. This differs from the process that one might experience with the death of a close family member or friend. 
    Today we are going to talk about the Autism Grief Cycle and Tips for Parents and Grandparents while working through each stage.
    Karen and John from Autism Empowerment will explain some of what they went through when their two sons were diagnosed with autism and Asperger syndrome respectfully. Karen will also talk about how she felt after she received her own autism spectrum diagnosis. (Yes, parents on the autism spectrum can still go through the grief cycle for their own children on the spectrum!)
    Here are some of the topics we'll cover with tips for working through each:
    Shock and disbelief
    Anger or Rage
    Confusion and powerlessness
    Shame or embarrassment
    Fear and panic
    We will also do our best to answer questions that people have sent into Autism Empowerment in advance. You can reach us at info@autismempowerment.org

  • 00:58

    Through the Eye's of a Sibling; Autism Spectrum Disorder

    in Health

    The Two Trees is a poignant story that gives a glimpse into the difficulties of having a high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) child in the family. As told from a sibling perspective, it is both an exploration and celebration of brotherly love despite challenging circumstances, metaphorically reflected in the growth of two trees planted at the beginning of the story. The Two Trees is a must-read for all parents and kids, ASD families, educators, and anyone who has witnessed or felt the sting of being left out, bullied, or misunderstood. 

    Join me on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show with special guest Sally Meadows, singer, song writer, author and more importantly a mother. Hear her experiences raising 2 boys and the story behind her new childrens book The Two Trees. 

  • 01:02

    Karla Fisher - Karla's ASD / Autism Spectrum Disorder Page

    in Family

    Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio goes on location at Intel to interview Karla Fisher, an adult autistic who educates and supports autistics, parents and those who seek to learn more about autism spectrum disorder through her Facebook community, Karla's ASD page.
    Karla's ASD page is a perspective page from an adult autistic who in her words is "Not Fighting Autism, working with it." As a Senior Program Manager / Engineering Manager at Intel, Karla has worked in the high tech field for over 20 years and is very passionate about her job.
    This is the 1st of a series of 2 interviews initially recorded on April 6th, 2013. Although this particular broadcast was recorded second, we are playing it first as it gives a strong introduction of Karla and her back story.
    Karla covers a variety of topics including a bit about what it was like for Karla growing up and how things changed for her after her father passed away and she received an autism diagnosis. She discusses her conceding phase where she tried to "fix" her autism.
    Other topics include being accepted in the high tech industry and being accepted online. We talk about the importance of autistics supporting other autistics and how that isn't always the case in some Facebook parent support groups. 
    In our 2nd interview we discuss Token Theory and Autistic Burnout, two topics which Karla talks about regularly and extensively at Karla's ASD page. 
    Karla Fisher has a very impressive bio. She is a 2012 GRASP Distinguished Spectrumite Medal honoree. Important parts of her life story are published as chapter 4 in Temple Grandin's book, "Different, Not Less". Karla founded Portland's first ASD Adult/Teen Mentor program and regularly teaches doctors, teachers, professionals and parents about ASD.

  • 02:00

    The Fight Against Autism

    in Health

    According to the Center for Disease Control:

    • About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

    • ASD is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).

    • Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.

    • Almost half (46%) of children identified with ASD has average to above average intellectual ability.

    In the past two weeks, there have been several stories in the media regarding autistic children that have lost their lives. This is a subject that affects of all and more knowledge is needed. Tune in 8:30 pm EST as we discuss this topic with our expert guest to find resources that are available.

    You're also want to call in to be part of the conversation; we are changing our show's format. Our cast has never been shy to give their opinion, but we want to hear what you have to say. We'll be addressing controversial and hot trends in our media so you'll want to call in and chime in. 1-713-955-0793 and press "1" to be part of the conversation.

  • 00:45

    Ep44: Surviving Autism Spectrum Disorder with David Wilde

    in Health

    On The Yvonne Pierre Show: David Wilde went undiagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) until adulthood. David is a proud husband, father, and advocate for ASD. David is on a mission to educate people about autism through his story. Inspiration and Information on-demand, visit, www.hyhradio.com or www.blogtalkradio.com/hyhonline

  • 00:29

    The Nikki Rich Show live with The FairyQueen Flutterby

    in Entertainment

    Tune into the @NikkiRichShowla this Today 11 am PT/2 pm ET Call (323) 580-5749 www.BlogtalkRadio.com/TheNikkiRichShow Special Guest: @fqflutterby #Flutterby Borakove World Correspondent SpecialNeeds.Com Founder ASDS #Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  • 00:28

    AMTA’s Strategic Priority on ASD

    in Health

    The American Music Therapy Association's Strategic Priority on Autism Spectrum Disorder is wrapping up their 3-year endeavors. Marcia Humpal (Chair), Blythe LaGasse, and Petra Kern will be sharing the outcomes of this work group on this episode.

  • 00:59

    The Total Education Hour 11-18-15

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley, Jason The Public School Guy, and Jarrett will discuss the latest education news.

    Teens, Parents Support E-Cigarette Restrictions, Survey Shows

    1 in 45 US Kids Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Pass or Fail Grades

  • 00:19

    Business of Food and Drink w/Raman Prasad SCD Cookbook Host Erica Collins

    in Business

    Raman Prasad author of SCD Cookbook and Blogs focuses on information on Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, autism, and issues related to digestion and health--especially as they pertain to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)--and other methods of balancing the microbiome.  The site started as a collection of recipes to to help people with inflammatory bowel disease eat. Many, many of us have found relief from bathroom hunting, mounds of medication, and associated pain and suffering by using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as described in Elaine Gottschall's book Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

    The diet is also valuable for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and, since 2004, the autism community has been using it extensively. www.scdrecipe.com.

  • 00:07

    Children Who Has ADHD

    in Sports

    On today's show  we will discuss a topic that many parents may be concerned about. ADHD…… ADHD stands for ‘’Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.’’ ADHD is a disorder defined by inattention, or hyperactivity that affects a child’s development. Today we will talk to Shane Williams who have a seven year child who suffers from ADHD. This show will be informative and will bright light to a situation that many parents may look over.