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April 9, 2015: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD. And even though ASD can be diagnosed by age 2, many children aren’t diagnosed until after age 4.
One thing children with ASD have in common is that their disorder can be treated by a range of therapists who have individual specialties but overlapping goals.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christine Baksi talks about her 4-year-old son Sam who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2, and is currently benefitting from a wide range of therapies. Her son's physical therapist joins her to discuss the collaborative team approach to help children with ASD grow physically and emotionally.
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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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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
Today The Real Delia & Mr. DLW will be talking about Autism Spectrum Disorder since April is Autism Awareness Month. Following The Real Delia Show is Let's Talk Sports with the commentators from Letstalksportsnation.com. They've been on TV for two years, now they're here on the JKN radio network.
One of our success stories, here on the JKN, even though each show host is their own content supervisor within a guideline and responsible for their own shows, this “lady cab driver” not only works hard for her money, but works hard for her show. Started her show on Sunday, following the original THE WAY I SEE IT with Jay King the original show for this foundation, now on every Monday at 4pm pacific. She chooses her topics wisely and gets involved with her true spirit. She is also known as the corrector. THEE CORRECTOR. 347-205-9366 Welcome to the show!
Let's get the game started, hit a hole-in-one, toss that hail mary for the game winner, let's see if the pitcher can strike out the power smasher and SAVE the game it's LET’S TALK SPORTS (LETS TALK SPORTS NATION) right after, THE REAL DELIA. 347-205-9366.
Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in elementary school, Tom speaks from personal experience and educates others on how to identify the signs of ASD, offers advice for overcoming obstacles associated with ASD, and provides proof of the benefits of seeing the ability in disability! Tom has educated a number of parents, students, teachers, school district representatives, and even law enforcement officers and first responders about ASD.
Tom is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with expert knowledge in financial services and experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm as well as entertainment, education, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a natural leader and cross-functional team player with excellent problem-solving skills and works well with all levels of management. Find out more at Thomasiland.com
All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com).
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Since the beginning of time as humans we would shy away from the UNKNOWN. However, once educated we EMBRACE and CELEBRATE. As a tribute to National Autism Month the Talks With Sheba Radio Show brings to you Sarah Peterson, the Executive Director of Autism Society of Northern Virginia. Autism Society of Northern Virginia is a community staple that provide education, advocacy and support. If you know and love someone with Autism this a talk you have to TUNE IN to and PARTICIPATE!
SO LET'S TALK!
Knowledge Always Empower
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10PM EST
CALL IN LIVE (347) 838-8992
TUNE IN ONLINE
LEARN MORE ABOUT: AUTISM SOCIETY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Executive Director: Sarah Peterson
Phone: (703) 855-2165
Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 10am-2pm
Nurse anesthetist, Sym Cusimano Rankin, RN, CRNA witnessed an alarming increase in chronic and autoimmune diseases; and as a mother, she has seen her son's journey of recovery from autism. Autistic children often undergo medical and dental procedures requiring anesthesia. All anesthetic agents have relative risks and benefits. Special caution is warranted with agents that effect methylation and mitochondrial function.
Get the tools for an informed conversation with your anesthesiologist about unique medical problems, so better decisions can be made about choice of agents. Also, we’ll discuss pre-op and post-op steps to help your child recover with the right detoxification support.
We are often asked what safe anesthesia procedures are for children on the spectrum and/or with MTHFR....well....the quintessential expert is on board tonight people....join us!
For her work on anesthesia and Autism Spectrum Disorder please click here: http://www.autism.com/pro_anesthesia
Imagine being told that your child has a genetic disease or abnormality and there is no possibility of a normal life, what would you do? Go along with the expected course as written in the medical journals or look for alternatives to give him the best quality of life? As your host for many years-I KNOW what you will do!
On Monday , May 18, 2015 at 8pm eastern, we have the pleasure of interviewing Melissa who is the mother of Max who was diagnosed with the chromosomal disorder known as PTLS (Potocki-Lupski Syndrome). The expected features of the syndrome include mental retardation, autism spectrum disorder, infantile hypotonia, sleep apnea, structural cardiovascular anomalies, cognitive deficits, abnormal social behaviors, learning disabilities, ADD, OCD, short stature and failure to thrive.
Max's mom, through diligent research, has improved Max's condition beyond all expectations.. This is a heartwarming story but carries a very heavy message. Different from at the genetic polymorphisms, children with chromosomal abnormalities are not expected to thrive or do well. Please join us and listen to how Melissa overcame her fears, challenge the medical establishment's expectations and gave Max fighting chance for normal living. The story will surprise you, warm your heart and (I hope) spur you to action for these children were not being given the proper opportunity to live.
Because of the time difference (the family lives in the southern hemisphere) I recorded the interview and will play it during our regular show on 5/18/15 at 8 PM Eastern time.
See you then Dr. Jess :-)
Dr Valarie Whiting has worked in Human Services for over 30 years. She has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, and Intellectual Disabilities which ensures her varied background working with families and individuals. For the past 10 years, she has been the Director of Training and Professional Development for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
Dr. Whiting has created a side hustle business of online teaching and is offering online courses for parents and educators. Join me on April 25 as we discuss both her entrrepreneurial methods and how she is using her side hustle to empower families dealing with autism, brain injuries and othe rintellectual disabilities.
Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
About 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a report from 2014. This represents a 30% increase from the 1 in 88 reports of children reported to have autism in 2012. White children are more likely than Black or Hispanic children to receive an autism diagnosis. And Black children and girls are more likely to have intellectual disability along with their autism. The most notable shift is the growing proportion of those who have average or above-average intelligence, rising from 30 percent in 2002 to nearly 50 percent in 2010.
Monday evening, the 50th episode of The GreenHouse FX Radio Show, we will increase our knowledge of autism... Supporting those who are deal with this diagnoses everyday... Celebrating their struggles and triumphs. There has been an increase in early diagnosis, this is a reflection of successful public awareness efforts... this Monday, join us to continue those efforts.