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  • 00:47

    WA State Developmental Disabilities Resources - Eva Rooks

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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.
    Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/com/csddcinformingfamilies//Default.aspx
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InformingFamilies

  • 00:48

    Developmental Disabilities Legislative Advocacy Trip to WA

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    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.
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  • 00:44

    My Autism Success Story with Tom Iland - Insights from a Self Advocate

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    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).

  • 00:39

    Temple Grandin - Parenting Kids with Autism

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    We are thrilled to welcome Temple Grandin back to our show. Our conversation will focus on what she feels best supported her success in life and the advice she has to offer for parents of children with autism.


    Arguably the most famous person in the autism community, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject including My Life in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film. 


    Born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. 


    Grandin has been recognized by the academic community and the general public for her work. In 2009, she was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is the recipient of several honorary degrees, and has been featured on a range of television and radio programs.


    In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award winning film on Grandin’s life which continues to strike a chord with audiences.  Temple’s willingness to honestly share her challenges as well as share her passionate perspective with depth and resonance has made her a very popular (and busy) speaker and presenter.


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 00:15

    Group Homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    I have a child with a developmental disability.. where will they live without me?


     


    Rachael has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for approximately 7 years. Most recently, she was an Assistant Manager for The Center for Disability Services for a group home with 7 adults. Rachael is currently a full time MSW student at SUNY Albany. 


     


    When a family has a child with a developmental disability, their future is often uncertain. Individuals with developmental disabilities are often somewhat, if not completely, dependent on their caretakers. Group homes are often an option for families to consider as their child continues to grow and parents become older and less able to care for their child. 

  • 00:52

    Autism Employment in The Corporate World

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    Marcia Scheiner is the founder and President of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership. Prior to founding ASTEP, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of Centrally Managed Businesses for Zurich Financial Services. She has also held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.


    ASTEP creates and supports programs that promote long-term employment for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and similar autism spectrum profiles through:



    Educating employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with AS or similar autism spectrum profiles and the accommodations they may require.
    Developing partnerships between Employers and Vocational Rehabilitation professionals to create a successful workplace environment.
    Providing Managers and colleagues of AS/similar autism spectrum profiles employees with an understanding of the behavioral differences perhaps seen in their autism spectrum co-workers.


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 00:35

    Coaches Powering Forward for Autism with Pat Skerry

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    This year, a total of 238 teams (15 women’s), as many as 150 officials and lots of broadcasters showed up to support Autism Awareness Weekend in college basketball. Throughout the weekend, coaches, officials and broadcasters raised autism awareness by donning the blue Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin during college basketball games. In all, more than 3,000 coaches, staff, administrators, and officials were wearing pins and spreading the word.


    Spearheaded by NCAA basketball coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion, the program provides coaches, their teams, schools and fans with opportunities to raise awareness, fundraise and advocate for the needs of people affected by autism.  


    Pat Skerry has completely revitalized the Towson men's basketball program and brought the Tigers back into the national spotlight. Skerry, who took over a program that had endured 15 straight losing seasons, wasted little time in righting the ship.

    Skerry, a 21-year coaching veteran, has succeeded in changing the culture of the Towson men's basketball program. During his first semester as head coach, his players posted the highest GPA for a Towson men's basketball team in over a decade.


    A native of Medford, Mass., Skerry played collegiately at Tufts from 1989-92 where he was a two-time team captain and garnered All-New England honors. As a point guard, he recorded a school-record 650 assists during his career - a mark that still ranks as the 17th best in NCAA Division III history. His 198 assists in 1990-91 is a Tufts single-season record. He also is fifth on the school's career steals list with 95. 

    Pat and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Ryan and Owen.


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 02:01

    Voices of autism show 6

    in Moms and Family

    Please join us for tonights show we are having a very special night of prayer our guest will be pastor Sam Mitchell from ggcc atlantic city please join us he will be talking about the autism healing service june 17 he will also be taking your calls for prayer requests, questions, and comments

  • 00:28

    Abilities Over Disabilities- What is in it for me

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    Elizabeth shares what is in it for all individuals when they open up to looking at the abilities over the disabilities.  It will be the first of a series as she introduces her Platform for the Todays American Woman, and continues over the next month to help us understand what is really in it for everyone when we open our minds, hearts, and attitudes to looking at individuals from the ability stand point rather than the disabiity stand point.

  • 02:01

    voices for autism show 5

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    Please join us for tonights show, our host will be Jacy, our special guest will be Bobby @gazda_theboss and Debbie @cuppycake70, we will be discussing the important benefits of special diets and vitamins, and how to take your child off the spectrum, we will also be featuring some very special cameo appearances from a few boys who are going to give their testimonies about their journey to recovery from autism

  • 02:59

    Voices for Autism show 3

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    Tonights special guest will be Christina Adams, MFA, is the author of A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention and Recovery  and camel milk advocate.  She is the first known person to get federal government permission to import camel milk for autism, She will be sharing her story about her son, as well as other aspects of her journey into helping her autisic child recover. Please join us she will be taking your calls for comments and questions, press 1 to request to speak to us live