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  • 01:11

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat, presented by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. We are back with the first show of the New Year! We will be live at 9:30pm BST, 4:30pm EST and 1:30pm PST.


    On the show we will be joined by the very talented singer, Colin Brennan and his father. Colin, 13, is on the Autism Spectrum and lives in Canada. You may have heard us play Colin's wonderful music in which he has sent us over time to play on our radio shows. Colin has been invited back to attend Autism's Got Talent in London in May. Therefore, the show is going to be all about the fundraising we are doing to help Colin's dream come true. Our lovely team member and radio show host Marilyn Francis will be joining us too to read some of her great poetry.


    Don't forget to join us live on air - you can also join us in the chat room, call in on 1-(619)-393-2848, or call in via the Skype link. We look forward to hearing from you!


    Find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Hello and welcome to the return of Sarah’s Autism Chat. We will be live at 7pm BST to look over the last few years as we get ready to celebrate Positively Autistic’s fourth birthday.


    Joe and Sarah will be reflecting upon their adventure with the rest of the Positively Autistic global team over the last four years: where we started and where we are now. We are really excited for this show! We will be joined by Tracy Roberts, who is the Founder of Positively Autistic, along with Joe Westlake, the Co-Founder. We are also hoping to be joined by as many of our wonderful team members as we can, to mark this occassion. We will also be celebrating reaching an amazing milestone of reaching 7,000 likes on our Facebook page!


    As always, the chat room will be open so you will be able to post your comments in there. Alternatively, you can call in to talk with us on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link.


    To find out more about Positively Autistic, visit our website www.positivelyautistic.com or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic


    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 00:51

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism  - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.      


    This show is prerecorded so the chat room will not be open. If you wish to contact Jeanette to discuss the content, please visit her website at www.jeanettepurkis.com  There are links to Jeanette;s Facebook and Twitter pages and email.


    This week Jeanette discusses the work of advocacy organisation Positively Autistic with Joe Westlake. There is a lot of dicussion around effective and inclusive practices for educating Autistic students, as well as Joe's work in teaching. Black cats and their therapeutic qualities get a mention too. It is a friendly and warm chat between two colleagues in that noble franchise that is Autism advocacy and empowerment. 


     

  • 00:55

    Positively Autistic - Jeanette's Autism Show

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    Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism  - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.


    This week Jeanette talks all things research with Sylvia Rodger, Director of Research and Education at the Autism Coperative Research Centre (CRC). The CRC is doing a load of valuable research and drawing on the wisdom, experience and expertise of Autistic adults - some of whom are also researchers.  


    Sylvia Rodger is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in clinical practice and higher educational settings. She was head of occupational therapy at The University of Queensland from 2001-2012. In 2013 she became Director of Research and Education at the Autism CRC, where she oversees the research strategy for the CRC and the educational programs to capacity build PhD scholars, researchers and adults on the spectrum in peer research. She is passionate about enabling the next generation of researchers and ensuring the voices of those on the spectrum are heard in relation to research direction, engagement, and its operationalisation. She is a mother of two adult children and enjoys yoga, pilates, walking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


    Here's the website: http://www.autismcrc.com.au  

  • 01:42

    Positively Autistic: The Magazine Show

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    Welcome to what’s going to be a very special interview and discussion with Tania Marshall, Author of the book “Aspien Girl”. We will be live on air from 11pm BST, 7pm EST, 5pm MST and 4pm PST.


    On the show, Positively Autistic’s Co-Founder Joe Westlake will be talking to Tania all about her book, after he has read her book recently published which is a fantastic booked based around the perspectives of those on the Autism Spectrum. Tania has a number of books, with this being one of the editions, particularly concentrating primarily on ‘Auti Girls’.


    We would love to hear from you. You can join us in the chat room to post your comments, join in on the discussion, as well as calling in on the number which is 1-619-393-2848 or you can call in via the Skype link.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our Facebook page via the link: http://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 01:05

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week’s episode of Sarah’s Autism Chat presented to you by Sarah Scrimshaw and Joe Westlake. We will be live at 9pm BST, 4pm EST and 1pm PST. It’s going to be a great show!


    We will be talking to James Charles who is the author of the book ‘Becoming Unique’. We will be hearing from James all about how he determined that he was on the Autism Spectrum and what inspired him to write his book on his life and diagnoses.


    As well as this, we’ll be talking to Colin Brennan and his dad, all about his upcoming trip to meet Temple Grandin in Chicago and their fundraising target!


    As always, you can join in live by calling in on 1-619-393-2848 or via the Skype link to ask questions, or drop your messages in the chat room.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 01:04

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week's show. We haven't been on air with Sarah's Autism Chat for quite some time, so we're looking forward to getting back on the airwaves!


    Sarah will be updating you all on what has been going on in the autism community as well as how the "Wear Ribbons" event at Positively Autistic went, as we have not updated everyone on the final amount we made. We will also be talking to radio show host Jeanette Purkis all about her recent award 'Inspiration Award for Individual Achievement (Adult) at the 2015 Aspect Awards. As well as this, we'll be hearing from our brand new radio show host, Michele Chigas Hillman who recently attended an optometry conference in Las Vegas in relation to autism and eyesight vision that Michele campaigns for, so she will be talking about this.


    As always, you can join us in the chat room, call in on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link.


    For more information on Positively Autistic, you can visit our website on www.positivelyautistic.com or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic


    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 01:56

    Positively Autistic: The Magazine Show

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    Join us tomorrow for Positively Autistic’s weekly show of The Magazine Show, Sundays. Today’s show will be presented by Co-Founder Joe Westlake and volunteer/radio show host Sarah Scrimshaw.


    On the show today, we’re going to be giving you lots of updates on Positively Autistic and have a general chatter around what’s going on with autism lately. As well we this, we’d like to talk about how it was Positively Autistic’s three year anniversary on Thursday since the organisation was established. As always, everyone is welcome along, and we will be joined by some close friends and team members to update us on their radio shows.


    As always, you can join us in the chat room, call in on 1-619-393-2848 or you can call in via the Skype link. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01:27

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Welcome to this week’s episode of Positively Autistic: Sarah’s Autism Chat. This week, we will be live on air at the slightly later time of 9p UK time. We have two very special guests on this week.


    We will be talking to Penny Robinson, who is an Assistant Lecturer at Monash University in Australia, doing a mixture of research and teaching. Penny also volunteers for the ‘I CAN Network,’ and is also one of the Young Adults group leaders for Aspergers Victoria, Australia. Penny was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of 14.5 in, in Year 9, in 1997. This July, it’ll be 18 years since Penny’s diagnoses. On the show, Penny will be telling us all about the work she does in the autism community. You can find out more about Penny on her website http://sphpm.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/researcher-profile-penny-robinson.html


    Excitingly, we are also looking forward to talking to one of Positively Autistic’s own radio show hosts, Jeanette Purkis. Jeanette is also on the spectrum herself and has a professional connection with Penny. We will be talking to Jeanette all about the topic of moving home, and the stress this can implicate to those on the spectrum.


    Don’t forget, as always, you can join us in the chat room to join in on the discussion, call in to ask questions on 1-619-393-2848 or call in via the Skype link.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or via our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic


    We can’t wait to hear from you!


    Sarah & Joe

  • 01:03

    Positively Autistic: The Magazine Show

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    Greetings to all, and welcome to this week’s episode of Positively Autistic: The Magazine Show presented to you by Tracy Roberts and Joe Westlake. We will be live at 7pm BST, 2pm EST, 12-noon MST and 11am PST.


    This week on the show we will be talking to Jez Levinson and Joe Nash. They both run Uniting Friends, which is a charity project helping those with disabilities. It was set up in 1996 as a social inclusion project within the Borough of Essex to support adults with a learning disability to become more independent, more socially included and active in active role in defining and running their own provision. The project has a membership base of over 250 people with up to 85 using the service weekly. It employs over 22 staff and has 10 volunteers that support the project in a variety of ways including administration and service provision. The project actively promotes employment for people with disabilities and directly employs 6 members of staff with a learning disability.


    There is also a very important topic we will be talking about regarding autism coming up in the news and matters arising in the world. It’s about educating and reinstating to people that people with autism are not ‘animals who act violently or misbehaved’. We need to show the importance of promoting autism out there, across the world in the community and try to prevent autism in being seen in a bad light, but rather more, letting it be seen in a positive way and the endless potential those on the Autism Spectrum have.


    Join us in the chat room to join in on the discussion, and don’t forget that you can also call in on the call in number on 1-619-393-2848 or via the Skype link.


    Find out more about Positively Autistic by visiting our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic

  • 01:10

    Positively Autistic: Sarah's Autism Chat

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    Join us this week as we speak to Emma Flint and Tom Pittwood from Brain in Hand, providing assistive technology for people on the Autism Spectrum. Emma and Tom will be talking about their "Minecraft Marathon" which takes place every year on World Autism Awareness Day at the University of Exeter to raise funds for Positively Autistic and a number of other national autism charities.


    We will be live on air from 6:30pm BST, 1:30pm EST and 10:30am PST. As always, you can join us in the chat room, call in to join in on the discussion on 1-619-393-2848, or you can call in via the Skype link.


    You can find out more about Positively Autistic via our website www.positivelyautistic.com or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositivelyAutistic