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Advocates protest Autism Speaks summit in DC, John Elder Robison resigns, and anger over JRC being welcomed as a resource fair exhibitor. Tune in tonight as we discuss these events, how it affects progress, and the overall community.
We've updated our blog on the ICAA website. ICAA President, Emily Malabey has made a statement urging Autism Speaks and its founders to help raise more responsible awareness and education for the autistic community. You can read it here.
Below are some examples of how the current rhetoric has affected policies, attitutudes, hearts and minds. Just click on the highlighted words
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about preventing and curing "anything on the autism spectrum," thanks the Wrights (Autism Speaks Founders for their advocacy in such efforts, Republican Majority Leader from Virginia, Erica Cantor speaks at the Autism Speaks summit in Washington, DC, legislation entitled the Combatting Autism Act, Autism Speaks' version of a public service ad.
Why is one of the largest autism organizations in the United States being boycotted by the Autistic Community and their Allies? Join AWN Radio on this first day of Autism Acceptance Month as we discuss the reasons for the Boycott Autism Speaks campaign with guests Kimberly Steiner, Autistic Activist; and Parent Advocate, Beth Ryan. Both Kimberly and Beth are actively leading and participating in this grass roots initiative.
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Ron Sandison works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is an advisory board member of Autism Society Faith Initiative of Autism Society of American. Sandison has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and Charisma House is publishing his book on 4/5/16, A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom. He has over 10,000 Scriptures memorized including 22 complete books of the New Testament. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their pet rabbit, Babs, and cat, Frishma. You can contact Ron at www.spectruminclusion.com or email him at email@example.com
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We are going to examine Ashley Swearegin's tenure as Mayor of Fresno. I have found some interesting information, but it's what I have not been able to locate, or find that is most intriguing. Join us in our quest for the real Ashley Swearegin. Will the real Ashley Swearegin Please stand up. Guest call-in # (816)831-9535. Show starts at 7:00 pm (1900 hrs) PST.
Jeanette’s Autism Show is a forum for discussions around matters related to Autism, hosted by Autistic author, public speaker and advocate Jeanette Purkis. This week, Jeanette is speaking with Dr Wenn Lawson and Professor Tony Attwood about a new book they have co-authored - along with Phil Wylie and others. If you wish to provide feedback, contact details are on www.jeanettepurkis.com
The guests: Wenn Lawson is an Autistic author, academic, and amazing advocate. Wenn has written a number of books, including 'Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum', 'Friendships - The Aspie Way', the autobiography, 'Life Behind Glass' as well as many others. Wenn and Jeanette were both featured in the documentary 'Alone in a Crowded Room' and he speaks at conferences around the world.
Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006. You can purchase the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Degrees-Autism-Developmental-Reconciliation/dp/1138887161 Please note that the 'Nine degrees' model was created by Phil Wylie. Other authors: E Casanova, M Casanova, M Fitzgerald, L Page, L Battles, D Moore, S Shore, A Rossiter, T Grandin & S Heath.
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Hello all. I am celebrating African American History Month and the PAFF (Pan African Film Festival). I will be performing @ 2:30 pm on next Sunday, February 14, 2016, as entertainment for the Annual PAFF Fashion Extravaganza headed up by legendary Fashion Coordinator, De Veaux. I am so proud to once again be a part of history. Please come out and celebrate African American History Month, the PAFF and Universal Love with me. Love is in the air!
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This Week's Theme brought to you from The ORACLE Cards:
You are the love you seek. Embrace your true nature to LOVE beyond the thought of self. Expand your awareness toward the envelopement of all that exists, known and unknown, seen and unseen.
Happy African American History Month
"all-ways remember to lov eyourslef"
Young people on the spectrum or with learning disabilities (or differences) often can do the work an employer wants, but need help and support learning the soft skills like showing up on time, listen to instructions or not be distracted explained Guest Rob Crawford, co-founder of Life Development Institute in Arizona to host Lon Woodbury on January 19, 2016. Often, they do exceptionally well when the employer understands their unique strengths, and mentors support them in learning how to approach a job.
Contact: Rob Crawford 623-773-2774 RCrawford@discoverldi.com www.discoverldi.com
Lon Woodbury 208-267-7717 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strugglingteens.com
This is one of a series of short interviews about new developments in the network of private, parent-choice residential schools and programs helping struggling teens and young adults. The guests are innovative leaders in this network. To hear other interviews in this series, click on "Follow" above, or click on The Woodbury Report or www.strugglingteens.com