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Where do we go in Washington state to get connected when it comes to helping individuals living with autism? What services are accessible from the state? How do we plug in? How do we navigate the often confusing and complex systems maze?
Good information leads to better choices and decisions for people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities and differences, yet survey data shows many families say they do not get enough information to effectively participate in planning services for their family members.
This is of concern to Autism Empowerment and other advocacy and support organizations that believe clear, concise information from trusted sources is critical to every family’s ability to access resources and care for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Listen in today as Autism Empowerment Radio interviews Eva Rooks, Communication and Planning Manager for the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council.
We will talk about current priorities for the DDC and we'll learn how to plug into and navigate the WA state Informing Families, Building Trust website, blog and informational outreach.
Sponsored by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and others, the IFBT goal is to provide information about issues, services and supports that make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Interested in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Advocacy in Washington? So is Autism Empowerment!
Tune in as John interviews Autism Empowerment Executive Director, Karen Krejcha as she talks about her recent weekend in Olympia. As part of a year long Disabilities Leadership Development Program, she traveled to Olympia with other self-advocates, parents and professionals. She had the opportunity to receive training, network with other advocates and no-profits, tour the State Capitol, share lunch with local legislators, learn about the legislative process and practice advocacy skills and testifying before Congress.
We will chat about a variety of topics of interest that came up during the training including Seclusion / Aversion rooms in Washington schools, the No Paid Services Caseload, Respite Care, Companion Homes, Vocational Traning and help for individuals experiencing cultural communication barriers.
Even if you don't live in Washington, you will likely find this show valuable in terms of understanding more about what kind of services our government provides versus what is provided through the private sector.
In this episode we explore some of the perceptions of individuals with disabilities. Our guest, Mary Jacob is the Executive Director of Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center and Families Helping Families of Jefferson. She is the mother of two daughters with disabilities and spent the past 25 years advocating for inclusive education opportunities and services for her daughters as well as all children with disabilities. Ms. Jacob has spoken nationally about her experience raising two children with disabilities. She is a relentless advocate for children with special needs.
Welcome to this week’s episode of Positively Autistic: Sarah’s Autism Chat presented by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. This week on the show, we will be talking to Founder of the Wave Project Joe Taylor who is the main person responsible for the project.
The project aims to give therapy to those with disabilities through surfing and therefore we will be asking Joe all about how he believes surfing can help with those on the Autism Spectrum.
We will also be hearing from Joy Brannigan on the second half of the show. Joy has a son who is on the Autism Spectrum and non-verbal, so we will be asking Joy all about what it’s like on a day-to-day basis helping and understanding her grandson.
As usual, we would love to hear from you, so don’t forget you can join us in the chat room, call in on 1-619-393-2848 or you can call in via the Skype link.
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This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we discuss a topic that is extremely important to many parents of young kids with autism, social skills and ability. Most parents are familiar with the social challenges faced by our kids on the spectrum but not everyone knows helpful strategies that will support better social function. This week, host Rob Haupt is pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged.
Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged (Harvard Medical School and Jossey-Bass, 2011). Director of Child Talk in Lexington, MA. Ann Densmore has been a speech and language consultant at public and private schools or more than 30 years. In addition to running a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts she also consults internationally and has taught seminars for professionals and students at Harvard Medical School. Ann holds an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Ed.D. in Education with a specialization in child discourse from Clark University. She is board-certified in speech and language pathology and audiology. Ann swims Walden Pond every morning (when it’s not iced over) and enjoys long bike rides with her friends. She also loves photography, swimming with Cambridge New England Masters at Harvard University, and taking walks with her Portuguese Water Dog, Map. http://www.child-talk.com/ Twitter: @AnnDensmore
Hello and welcome to this week’s special episode of Positively Autistic: Sarah’s Autism Chat presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. As you may be aware, we generally have a show every Tuesday, but were unable yesterday, so we are doing a special show today instead. Live at 6pm BST, 1pm EST, 11am MST and 10am PST we will bring to you this week’s episode.
Today on the show we will be talking to Heather MacKenzie who is an Autism Consultant in Canada and we will be asking her all about how she supports the Autism Community.
We will be talking to you all about what’s upcoming for Positively Autistic this autumn and an update on the radio shows and what hosts have been talking about. We want to hear from you, so please join us – you can call in to chat with us on 1-619-393-2848 or you can call in via the Skype link. Don’t forget you can also join us in the chat room.
This evening is very much a show of chatter, so we don’t have any specific guests, but rather, we will be updating you on everything that we have going on. We’re also hoping to hear from our radio show host Ryan Comins.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Join us for a conversation with disability advocate, Madelaine Sayko. We'll discuss cognitive, neurological, and psychological disabilities in the workplace, implementing comprehensive return-to-work programs, and how to foster better collaboration among organizations that provide services to individuals with brain injury.
Madelaine is President of Cognitive Compass, where her work is directed towards improving employment outcomes for challenged individuals in both the veteran and civilian community. She sits on the board of The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-Pa) and is the Community Education Coordinator for Delaware County, PA. Madelaine authored a significant portion of the ABIN-Pa peer-to-peer training manual: Building a New Life After Brain Injury, and is a contributor to the brain injury guidebook: You Look Great, by John C. Byler. She has also written a caregivers guide that was used in brain injury training for social workers, and served on the Governor’s Brain Injury Recovery Task Force as Chair for Cross Collaboration of Services, and as a representative on the Stakeholders Committee.
**Here is the link to PA ODP Futures Planning Forums mentioned on today's show.
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Today's show topic: Gut problems in children with autism, with a brief discussion of a new treatment study.
Today's guest: Prof. James Adams, Ph.D., is the President of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, the Director of the ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program, and President of the Autism Nutrition Research Center. He has published over 30 scientific research studies on autism, including several studies on gut problems and gut bacteria in children with autism. He is currently co-leading a FDA-approved study on Beneficial Bacteria Transfer for Treating Gut Problems in Children with Autism.
Arizona State University's Autism and Asperger's Research Program is dedicated to finding the causes of autism, how to prevent autism, and how to best help people with autism. Please join Understanding Autism Radio Show and Autism with Excellence for this year's 10th Annual Autism Zoo Walk at the Phoenix Zoo. The zoo walk raises money to support ASU's Autism and Asperger's research. This year's walk is on October 4th at the Phoenix Zoo. To register and find out how you can support, go to www.facebook.com/UnderstandingAutismRadio
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