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AWN Radio with Host Sharon daVanport - Autism Women's Network


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Promoting acceptance of Autistic people, reporting community events and news, discussing diverse issues, and featuring Authors and entertainment.

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Paula C. Durbin-Westby is on the Board of Directors of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network and is ASAN’s coordinator for Virginia. Paula works with ASAN on public policy advocacy, educational issues, media and community... more

A Six Year Old, diagnosed with autism is facing felony charges for allegedly biting a teacher while he was being restrained by two adults laying on top of him. Charges were not filed until after his mother, Tina Obanion refused to sign a... more

Sara is an 18 year old autistic female currently attending college, and has worked at a animal sanctuary since age nine. Sara has a unique gift with animals, an "unspoken bond" she explains. Sara believes it is because of her autism that... more

Temple Grandin addressed neurodiversity, visual thinking, pattern thinking, education, the recent HBO Movie about her life story portrayed by actress Claire Danes, and much more. ~A special Autism Women's Network thank you to... more

Anny Jacoby, Personal Safety Expert offers a unique understanding of self defense, and in her workshops she teaches females important safety tips as well as self defense training. In these classes she also addresses awareness of... more

Best selling author of Pretending to be Normal, Liane Holliday Willey was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult. Liane is an accomplished writer, editor, communications consultant, a mother, and a wife. She is dedicated... more

Diagnosed with "Atypical Development with strong autistic tendencies" Dr. Shore was viewed as "too sick" to be treated on an outpatient basis and recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much help from his... more

ASAN President Ari Ne'eman joined us for a Question and Answer broadcast about the recently introduced Preventing Harmful Restraint & Seclusion Act. He addressed issues including: how it can impact students with disabilities and... more

Sharon and Tricia reviewed this past year's news & headlines from around the world. Discussions covered everything from pop-culture to politics, and of course the autism community 2009 flashbacks. We played several "Quick Draw" trivia... more

Dana Commandatore joined us to discuss inclusive education in our children's classrooms. We discussed a wide range of experiences, including whether or not inclusive education is beneficial for every child. Our conversation also addressed... more
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