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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
    Denial
    Anger or Rage
    Confusion and powerlessness
    Depression
    Guilt
    Shame or embarrassment
    Fear and panic
    Bargaining
    Hope
    Isolation
    Acceptance
    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
    http://www.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.

  • 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

  • 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.
     

  • 02:02

    Special Guests: Ilya & Robert Seglin: Atrocities on Autism

    in Politics

    Nate Seglin,  the autistic son of Ilya and brother of Robert, was taken from their loving home by CPS, thrown immediately into a psych-ward and pumped full of highly toxic chemicals, against the family's wishes and beliefs.


    Nate never had seizures or other medical conditions before being kidnapped by the state,  now, his autism is getting worse and his health is declining.


    Join us tonight to hear the atrocities committed by the very people sworn to do no harm.  Nate has been strapped to chairs, tackled to the ground, beaten and is now being used as a lab-rat for medical experiments.


    There is no excuse for the torture the government and the medical community are inflicting on autistic children.  Not to mention the entire family and humanity as a whole.


    Stand up to this kind of evil.  Demand those responsible, be held accountable.  This cannot continue any longer.


    WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW - RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY

  • 01:58

    Full Spectrum Radio with Megan Fowler!!!

    in Entertainment

    TONIGHT join the Outlaw and myself as we speak to an AMAZING country artist Megan Fowler!!!  Here is a LITLLE bit about Megan.


     


    Country Artist Megan Fowler was born and raised in Taylor County, Georgia. Her family discovered her stunning singing ability at the young age of six. She expanded her talent throughout her teenage years into songwriting and learning guitar. Megan is a vocal powerhouse and won Georgia Female Country Artist of the Year for 2015 and 2013. She has performed all across the Southern United States and has opened for amazing artists such as Luke Combs (Hurricane) and Edwin McCain (I'll Be). Megan is a 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country regular and favorite in Atlanta Georgia. Reverbnation just listed Megan as one of their Artists to Watch! Big things are coming for Megan Fowler and Nashville is taking notice.

  • 00:53

    ADHD Behavior and Values: What to Do When They Conflict

    in Self Help

    ADHD behavior manifests in many ways and is often in conflict with the values of a non-ADHD person. Values are at the core of who a person is. The question is what do you do in a relationship when ADHD behavior and your values are in conflict. In this episode, host Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADHD expert Elaine Taylor Klaus (www.impactadhd.com) on these challenges and offers up tips to help those troubled by this dilemma. If the title of this episode and its description speak to you, then you won’t want to miss this interview.


    Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.


    Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.

  • 00:31

    Attachment styles

    in Spirituality

    What is your attachment style? On today's show we will describe the different relating/attachment styles: Secure, Anxious/ambivalent, Avoidant and Disorganized; and how there's a spectrum, from minor/mild to extreme/rigid traits of each style.


    By knowing the different attachment styles we can better understand ourselves and others. Knowing a partner's relational style helps us to really 'get' them and better meet their needs. 


    With this knowledge we also can learn the origin of our limiting beliefs; and with this awareness help us to heal.


    We will also discuss being 'triggered', what this is exactly; how our unresolved childhood patterns can create reactions in the present moment which are not an expression of our authentic selves. 


    Mirror neurons and how they help to explain why we grow up to repeat what we witnessed our parents doing. 


    We will touch on practical ways to resolve these unhealthy patterns, such as somatic therapy, so that we can have fulfilling relationships and be our real selves. 


     


    Recommendations: 


    "Why Can't I Change? How to Conquer Your Self-destructive Patterns" by Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri


    "Mirroring People" by Marco Iacoboni


    Somatic Experience Therapy: www.traumahealing.com/somatic-experiencing


    Del: www.youhavethepowerwithin.com


    Allison: www.artastrohealing.com


     

  • 00:43

    GET INVOLVED: THE TRUE IMPACT OF ESSA ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM

    in Education

    THE TRUE IMPACT OF ESSA  ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM


    A continuing series with education expert Rich Long


    Presented by Solution Tree