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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
It is estimated that 1 in 68 births is diagnosed with autism. (CDC, 2014). Autism is a life long developmental disorder, and as yet there is no cure. Raise awareness with Charlotte View, listen and share. In 2006, Mariame Boujlil, a mother of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, founded the 501(c)(3), non profit organization, "World Alliance for Families & Children" WAFAC, Inc. With over 100 members it holds the mission to support individuals with Autism and their families, by expanding and enhancing opportunities to improve quality of life. On October 25 of 2014, WAFAC obtained from the Mayor of Charlotte, Daniel G. Clodfelter, a Proclamation of "Blue Angels Day".
Autism is used to describe someone who lives in a world of his/her own. In medical terms, autism is a brain-based developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, be with other people, and engage in developmentally appropriate behaviours. Children do not “outgrow” autism but symptoms may lessen or change as the child develops and receives educational interventions.
WAFAC has developed several programs that will be explained during our interview, including: Social Skill Education; Life Skill Education;
Recreational Programs; Connections Parent Support Groups; Special Interest Program expansions Family Gatherings; Autism Awareness presentations in the community. Mariame will talk about their After_School/Respite program as well the construction of the "Multi-sensory Room"
Join us to break the myths and learn the truth about autism!
For more information contact Mariame Boujlil: 704-618-1489 / Email: email@example.com
The rate of divorce is high among families affected by disability. But what happens when parents of children with special needs remarry and blend into a new family? Listen as host Vangie Rodenbeck interviews her husband Jason and they discuss their ideas on managing the challenges of step-parenting a child with different abilities, blended children from different families and honoring God in the process.
Jason and Vangie Rodenbeck live in Cumming, GA. They brought together 3 children from each of their previous marriages. Vangie son, Noah, lives with an autism spectrum disorder.
We are excited to welcome back V. Mark Durand to discuss the important topic of educating our medical professionals outside of the specialized field of autism. Dr. Durand's book Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Guide for General Practititioners is aimed at helping clinicians screen for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), treat higher functioning individuals with ASD, and assist family members.
V. Mark Durand is known worldwide as an authority in the area of autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Durand is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America and is on the board of directors of the International Association of Positive Behavioral Support. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and serves on a number of editorial boards. His books include Severe Behavior Problems: A Functional Communication Training Approach, Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs, and most recently, When Children Don't Sleep Well: Interventions for Pediatric Sleep Disorders.
Dr. Durand developed a unique treatment for severe behavior problems that is currently mandated by states across the country and is used worldwide. He also developed an assessment tool that is used internationally and has been translated into more than 15 languages. He has been consulted by the departments of education in numerous states and by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education. His current research program includes the study of prevention models and treatments for such serious problems as self-injurious behavior.
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Exploring Autism on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher - New Broadcast URL
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This week on The Authentic Woman, Shannon Fisher welcomes four very special guests for an in-depth discussion of Autism Spectrum Disorder: a doctor, a therapist and two mothers. Detailed information about the broadcast is on the new broadcast page.
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Autism is a major issue which is developing and increasing in the USParents may feel that their is no hope or they cannot understand their child in many ways Having had experienced this development ourselves with our youngest child, we had to work hard for results and we will share some tips and tools in whcih you can utilize for Autism in oyur homeAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group. Experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children age 8 will have an ASD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 30, 2012). Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than female
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Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI), hosted by MaryLovesJustice Neal
Advocacy to end police violence against the mentally ill, end solitary confinement, decriminalize mental illness, remove barriers to timely psychiatric treatment, increase mental hospitals, reinstate insurance coverage for psychiatric hospital inpatients, relax laws blocking involuntary commitment, establish assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs that mandate continued psychiatric treatment and provide subsistence assistance (food and housing) for mentally ill people, especially those released from correctional facilities and hospitals. Eliminate incarceration without trials, support crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers. End capital punishment against all people, especially those with brain dysfunctions caused by retardation, drug addiction, and/or mental illness.
We support H.R.3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act", a congressional bill introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy in December 2013.
Guests include people who did or still do wrestle with mental illness in themselves or close relatives as well as people with specialized knowledge about inmates and defendants with mental illness. Visit "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog at http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com to learn about AIMI's Complaint against the USA to the International Court in 2015 regarding the need to replace imprisonment, homelessness, and death with treatment and subsistence assistance.
To be a guest, contact MaryLovesJustice Neal at (678)531-0262, or email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
Hard hitting, NEVER scripted! The often immitated/never duplicated Guerrilla Radio is a gritty, in your face expose of modern politics and current events. The perfect show for those who question everything as we have guests on BOTH sides of the spectrum. Join us for our round table discussions every Wednesday. You may hear from a dozen people, or only two....but what you will not hear is a boring, canned, scripted show. You never know what will happen on Guerrilla Radio! Austin Thomas and Liberty Lisa always bring the truth to fight against the empire of lies
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This week features special guest Suzy Miller. Suzy is a pioneer in shifting the perception of autism and is author of “AWESOMISM: A New Way To Understand The Diagnosis of Autism”. As a licensed pediatric Speech Language Pathologist she has collaborated for over 25 years with psychologists, social workers, educators and medical professionals. More recently she has collaborated with Dr William Tiller on a radically new approach. Listen as she shares with Anya details of the amazing Autism Healing Intention Program, and other highlights from a fascinating article she wrote for Science and Spirit Magazine.
You can connect with Suzy through her website http://SuzyMiller.com
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#26 This episode features co-author Rodney Flowers. At the age of 15 Rodney suffered a spinal cord injury while playing football in High School. Within 72 hours he was diagnosed as quadreplegic as doctors told him he would be paralysed from the neck down for the rest of his life. Listen as he shares with Anya, his amazing story of the unwavering strength and courage that got him back up on his feet and walking again.