99 Writer & Actor on the Spectrum
Ross K. Foad is a scriptwriter/actor/director best known as the leader of sketch comedy group "The Faction of Farce," as well as being the founder of the long-running popular Sherlock Holmes comedy-drama "No Place Like Holmes." Aside from acting, he is a prolific writer experienced in many mediums including Television, Feature Film, Web Series, Stage, comic books, and article writing. Ross shares his experience as a young adult on the spectrum on this episode of The Autism Show. Sponsor: CalmingClipper.com: Calming Clipper is a specially designed hair cut kit for quiet and gentle hair cuts. Visit calmingclipper.com/autismshow to get 15% OFF your calming clipper kit and say goodbye to stressful hair cuts! SUBSCRIBE: The post 99 Writer & Actor on the Spectrum appeared first on The Autism Show.
26/09/2017 • 16 minutes 13 seconds
98 The Curly Hair Project
Alis Rowe started the Curly Hair Project after writing her autobiography. Diagnosed at the age of 22 with Asperger's Syndrome, Alis shares her knowledge of what it is like to be a young woman on the spectrum with parents, educators, and the autism community. Learn more about the Curly Hair Project on this episode. Sponsor: CalmingClipper.com: Calming Clipper is a specially designed hair cut kit for quiet and gentle hair cuts. Visit calmingclipper.com/autismshow to get 15% OFF your calming clipper kit and say goodbye to stressful hair cuts! SUBSCRIBE: The post 98 The Curly Hair Project appeared first on The Autism Show.
19/09/2017 • 11 minutes 39 seconds
97 Father & Daughter Autism Activism
Robert and Elizabeth Tracy are a father and daughter autism activism team. Elizabeth shares her experience growing up and going to college. Listen to this episode of The Autism Show podcast to find out more about their work and their upcoming book. Sponsor: CalmingClipper.com: Calming Clipper is a specially designed hair cut kit for quiet and gentle hair cuts. Visit calmingclipper.com/autismshow to get 15% OFF your calming clipper kit and say goodbye to stressful hair cuts! SUBSCRIBE: The post 97 Father & Daughter Autism Activism appeared first on The Autism Show.
12/09/2017 • 17 minutes 46 seconds
96 Learning to Embrace Autism as a Mom
Zuma Ayriyan went from style blogging to sharing her life with her son on the autism spectrum. Learn more about how she embraced autism in her family and how you can too. Sponsor: CalmingClipper.com: Calming Clipper is a specially designed hair cut kit for quiet and gentle hair cuts. Visit calmingclipper.com/autismshow to get 15% OFF your calming clipper kit and say goodbye to stressful hair cuts! SUBSCRIBE: The post 96 Learning to Embrace Autism as a Mom appeared first on The Autism Show.
05/09/2017 • 17 minutes 15 seconds
95: From Bullying to Autism Activism
Randa Habelrih is the mother of a child with autism. When her son experienced a bullying incident at school, it almost broke her heart. Instead of calling the school, she attempted to speak directly with his peers, so together with her daughter Emily, she created a video that very night. This video seemed to have hit a nerve, the emails of support, empathy, and encouragement clogged her inbox. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 95: From Bullying to Autism Activism appeared first on The Autism Show.
29/08/2017 • 14 minutes 52 seconds
94: Sensorimotor Interventions for Autism
Cara Koscinski, OT shares her latest book: Sensorimotor Interventions: Using Movement to Improve Overall Body Function. Fidgeting, decreased attention, and immature motor patterns can affect learning. Once body systems are in sync, a child's behavior difficulties can decrease significantly. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 94: Sensorimotor Interventions for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
22/08/2017 • 15 minutes 3 seconds
93: Being an Autism Activist
Joely Colmer is a young lady with a special gift, Asperger's. She's also a national and world award-winning autism activist and World Autism Ambassador. As a motivational speaker and an autism understanding trainer, she sparks positivity and understanding into the heart of the autistic community. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 93: Being an Autism Activist appeared first on The Autism Show.
15/08/2017 • 13 minutes 28 seconds
92: Back to School Tips for Autism
SF is a woman with Asperger syndrome. She has worked in the field of social support and education since 2007 and is a passionate advocate in the Autism community. SF has been teaching a variety of student populations in Canada and the United States. She shares her tips for getting ready for the back-to-school season. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 92: Back to School Tips for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
09/08/2017 • 15 minutes 19 seconds
91: Harmony: A Family’s Struggle with Autism
New York Times bestselling author (and autism parent), Carolyn Parkhurst shares her latest novel, Harmony. In 'Harmony', desperate parents seek help for their autistic daughter at a cultish camp. Learn about Carolyn's inspiration for this great summer read. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 91: Harmony: A Family’s Struggle with Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
01/08/2017 • 14 minutes 20 seconds
90: Autism Sibling Warrior
When Zack Peter found out his younger brother Ethan, was diagnosed with autism, he made it his mission to ensure Ethan will one day live an independent life. Together, he and his family work hard to make sure Ethan has the same opportunities as other kids his age. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 90: Autism Sibling Warrior appeared first on The Autism Show.
25/07/2017 • 13 minutes 35 seconds
89: Post-Secondary Education for Autism
Josh Baker is an assistant professor of special education at University of Nevada since 2012. Baker's research focus is on inclusion and accessing the general education curriculum for students with intellectual disability and autism. He started Project F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success), an inclusive post-secondary education program for students with intellectual & developmental disability and autism. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 89: Post-Secondary Education for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
18/07/2017 • 18 minutes 14 seconds
88: Autism, Tech Founder & Artist Platform
Overcoming challenges with social anxiety and autism, Craig Doriot has built numerous tech applications and learned to run a business despite his diagnosis. His next project is the Dodles app, an open marketplace for people to share their creative abilities. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 88: Autism, Tech Founder & Artist Platform appeared first on The Autism Show.
11/07/2017 • 15 minutes 52 seconds
87 All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
Kathy Hoopmann takes a playful look at autism, Asperger's, and anxiety with her books. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 87 All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome appeared first on The Autism Show.
04/07/2017 • 17 minutes 32 seconds
86: The Autism Barber’s Viral Story
What do you do when your kid needs a haircut? Jim talks about his viral story about going the extra mile to give a boy with autism a haircut. He's also started the Autism Barbers Assemble so kids with autism have a chance to get their hair cut without a fuss. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 86: The Autism Barber’s Viral Story appeared first on The Autism Show.
27/06/2017 • 17 minutes 36 seconds
85: Comedic Storytelling & Autism
Michael Ray Kingsbury shares one of his comedic stories about life with a son on the autism spectrum. Michael takes us a journey and shares how he balances the work-life relationship being a comedian and parent. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 85: Comedic Storytelling & Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
20/06/2017 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
84: Helping Kids Regulate Emotions
Lauren Brukner, OT and author, shares practical strategies to help kids transition to recess and lunch breaks at school. She also shares advice on how to get your kids ready for bed. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 84: Helping Kids Regulate Emotions appeared first on The Autism Show.
13/06/2017 • 17 minutes 38 seconds
83: Autism, Pain and Art
Eve Megargel shares the story of her son, Billy, a non-verbal artist on the autism spectrum. Her memoir delves beyond the current news headlines to reveal what happens when autism and pain collide. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: Enter Our Season 3 Giveaway! The post 83: Autism, Pain and Art appeared first on The Autism Show.
06/06/2017 • 18 minutes 44 seconds
82: Software Testers on the Spectrum
We talk to Rajesh Anandan, co-founder of Ultra Testing. A software testing company that employs people on the spectrum. Learn about employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum on this episode of The Autism Show podcast. SUBSCRIBE: The post 82: Software Testers on the Spectrum appeared first on The Autism Show.
30/05/2017 • 34 minutes 22 seconds
81: Lego® Therapy for Autism
The Autism Show Podcast is back for Season 3 in June! Dr. Daniel LeGoff shares his work on Lego®-based therapy to help kids develop social skills naturally while having fun! Disclaimer: LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not endorse, authorize or sponsor this website. The post 81: Lego® Therapy for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
23/05/2017 • 15 minutes 40 seconds
Bonus: Tracking Anxiety in Autism with Reveal
Paul Fijal is the Head of Product Development at Awake Labs, working with a team of talented and diverse people to build Reveal and track anxiety in autism. Reveal is empowered care for autism - a device that tracks anxiety before meltdowns happen. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:05) Reveal's Story: Paul and his business partner started working on Reveal in late January of last year for a university course. Originally they were looking at how stress affects people at work and if there is anything they can do to increase productivity. But, after talking with a lot of people in the autism community, they realized that there was a compelling need for something that can track anxiety to help non verbal individuals. Hear more about Reveal, and how it helps children and adults on the spectrum in this bonus episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Why Reveal is so important for the autism community. So
01/06/2016 • 16 minutes 6 seconds
80: Smart Robot Toy for Autism
Ladislas de Toldi is one of the co-founders of LEKA - the robot toy for autism. They are creating the first smart toy specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:13:02) LEKA's Story: The idea for creating LEKA was born 4 years ago when Ladislas met with the co-founder, Marine in engineering school. The professor explained to his students what autism is, and asked them to imagine a toy or an object that would help the children on the autism spectrum communicate and interact. Ladislas and Marine started researching autism, how technology is being used to help kids with autism, and if this kind of tool would be helpful to parents and the educators. Hear more about LEKA and how it helps children on the spectrum in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. Plus, learn how to be one of the first people to have your own smart toy robot in your hands. We discuss: How LEKA wo
03/05/2016 • 13 minutes 3 seconds
79: Amazing 21-year old artist and autism advocate
Haley Moss is an artist, author, advocate, and college graduate on the autism spectrum. She is currently a law student at the University of Miami. She has written two books on autism and contributes to The Huffington Post. Her artwork is used to fundraise for nonprofits benefitting people with disabilities. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:58) Haley's Story: Haley found out that she was diagnosed with autism when she was nine years old and she grew up seeing autism as a positive thing. During her childhood, Haley was never isolated. Even though autism makes socializing hard, she was very socially involved, and she had a lot of friends. Haley's goal is to make education and life a little bit easier for the next generation. She believes that advocating will make a big difference and will get everyone on the spectrum ready for life's challenges. Hear more about Haley's inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. <
26/04/2016 • 19 minutes 59 seconds
78: Are weighted blankets for you?
Are weighted blankets for you? Weighted blankets with The Pocket OT. Pediatric occupational therapist, Cara Koscinski once practiced occupational therapy, primarily serving an adult population. It wasn't until she had two special needs kids of her own that she made the switch to paediatric OT. Cara's two sons are both on the autism spectrum and have sensory processing disorder. Cara is the creator of The Pocket OT series. She has coauthored a new book, The Weighted Blanket Guide. Listen to the Episode below (00:20:01) Weighted Blankets There isn't much information out there on weighted blankets and how they work. Cara and her co-author decided to tackle this topic to help families, patients, and professionals learn more about the increasingly popular blanket. Cara and her co-author set out to interview neuroscientists, professionals, patients, and families that have used a weighted blanket to help them with sensory iss
19/04/2016 • 20 minutes 2 seconds
77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month
In this episode of The Autism Show Podcast, our host, Catherine shares her story with us. Hear more about what motivated Catherine to start advocating autism, and what she hopes to achieve with her work for the autism community. This episode originally aired on Jeanette's Autism Show from BlogTalk Radio. Listen to the Episode below (00:24:31) We discuss: How Catherine came up with the idea to start this podcast. The upcoming Autism Activities Handbook. Future plans for The Autism Show podcast. The post 77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month appeared first on The Autism Show.
05/04/2016 • 24 minutes 31 seconds
76: Vocational Training Coffee Shops for Autism
Max Simpson has been working with young people with special needs for the past 10 years and was most recently the deputy head of an international special education school. Max grew up with a brother with Autism who has fallen through the cracks. Now, Max is working with a partner to open a coffee shop and vocational training centre for young people with special needs. Listen to the Episode below (00:12:41) Max's Story: Learn more about this coffee shop with a difference program for vocational and employment training. We discuss: How Max came with the idea to start the first vocational training coffee shop in the world, Steps With Theera. Why Steps With Theera is so important, particularly in Bangkok. What are some of the biggest challenges with getting this project started. Online fundraiser for Steps With Theera. Interview Links: Steps With Theera - Facebook<
29/03/2016 • 12 minutes 41 seconds
75: ProAutism Microbusiness with Tuck’s Tooques
Tuck's Tooques is an Autistic-owned microenterprise offering handwoven, fleece-lined, winter hats, gloves, mittens, footies and socks. It's a ProAutism microbusiness designed to develop a sustainable young man (Tuck) in operating a profitable business. Listen to the Episode below (00:22:33) Tuck’s Tooques's Story: Tuck was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and a half. Being disappointed with school systems, Dennis, Tuck's father, started thinking about preparing his son for the school to work transition. He started looking at options for a business model he could do together with his son. Hear more about this family's inspiring journey to start a proautism microbusiness. We discuss: How Dennis and Tuck came with the idea to start Tuck’s Tooques. The skills that Tuck learned while working on this business. What has Dennis planned for the future of Tuck’s business. Great
22/03/2016 • 22 minutes 34 seconds
74: Autism Mom Memoir
This week's show is all about an autism mom memoir. LeeAndra is the author of memoir Make A Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism. LeeAndra attributes early intervention, tireless advocacy and letting go of "normal" as key factors in her son Ryan's recovery in autism. When Ryan is diagnosed with autism at the age of two, LeeAndra and her family are forced to live with a disability that is stigmatized and largely misunderstood by society. Throughout her journey with Ryan, LeeAndra learns that being “normal” is not nearly as important as providing her child with a life of love and acceptance. Today, Ryan Chergey is in the sixth grade. LeeAndra is currently writing a book on autism in the teens years. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:29) LeeAndra's Autism Mom Memoir: LeeAndra had a dreams of becoming a writer. When she finally decided that it was time to start writing, she sat down to write a book about her mother who she lost t
15/03/2016 • 16 minutes 29 seconds
73: The Autistic Author and Animator: Autism through a Mother’s Eyes
Janet Walmsley’s daughter Jenny, diagnosed with Autism, faced many challenges on the way to reaching her dream of becoming a professional animator and published author. This heartfelt story relays the importance of perseverance, courage and strength between a mother-daughter bond as their journeys’ intertwine—revealing a mother who was her daughter’s rock right from the beginning and did everything in her power to help her daughter see the light at the end of a dark tunnel. Listen to the Episode below (00:18:03) Janet and Jenny's Story: Janet couldn't reconcile with what Jenny's pediatrician said when she got her diagnosis. She promised that she would help Jenny become more. This was a great inspiration for Janet's book, The Autistic Author and Animator: A mother's view of a daughter's triumph. Hear more about this family's inspiring journey on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: What
08/03/2016 • 18 minutes 3 seconds
72: Prodigies, Savants, and Autism with Kimberly Stephens
We're talking about prodigies and savants with autism on this show. KIMBERLY STEPHENS is a freelance journalist. She has coauthored academic papers on child prodigies and is a member of the D.C. Science Writers Association. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. With Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz, professor of psychology at The Ohio State University, she is author of THE PRODIGY'S COUSIN: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent, which goes on sale March 1. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:33) Learn about Prodigies, Savants, Autism and more: The message that Kimberly wanted to get across in writing The Prodigy's Cousin. How genes connect autism with prodigy. Stories and profiles in the book. What surprised Kimberly the most, while she was writing this book. What The Prodigy's Cousin book means for the autism community. Interview Links: Prodi
02/03/2016 • 14 minutes 33 seconds
71: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum with Jeanette Purkis
Jeanette Purkis is the Autistic author of ‘Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome’ – an autobiography, and ‘The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens.’ Jeanette works full-time in Government administration. She gives talks about living well with Autism in a variety of forums, including TEDx. Listen to the Episode below (00:22:41) Jeanette's Story: Jeanette has been very driven in the last 15 years to make a big difference. She hopes to make a big difference and help a lot of people on the autism spectrum. Having a variety of diagnosis, Jeanette was spending a lot of time in hospitals and she realized that mental health and autism is greatly misunderstood. She wanted to write this book very much hoping it will help people on the autism spectrum. Hear more about Jeanette's inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show. We discuss: The story behind The Guide to
23/02/2016 • 22 minutes 41 seconds
70: Autism in Love Documentary
Carolina Groppa is the producer of Autism in Love. A feature length documentary about how adults with autism find and manage romantic relationships. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:38) Carolina's Story: Prior to this film, Carolina knew nothing about autism. As she was researching autism for the documentary, she realized that there was nothing out there on adults with autism and romantic relationships. The Autism in Love documentary team followed four different adults on the spectrum as they navigate through romantic relationships. Hear more about Autism in Love in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Autism in Love's message How the team chose the storylines for the film What Carolina learned about autism during the making of this film. What this documentary means for the autism community. Interview Links: Autism in Love Wat
16/02/2016 • 14 minutes 38 seconds
69: Forming a Disability Ministry with Shelli Allen
Shelli Allen is the mother of two children with autism. She's the author of Steps, Forming a Disability Ministry and a contributing author in Stars In Her Eye, Navigating the Maze of childhood autism. Shelli recently founded a Nonprofit called Steps Care which provides training, support, and resources to religious/faith based organizations that are seeking to provide a more inclusive environment to families living with special needs. Shelli is a volunteer parent mentor to other families faced with a new diagnosis of autism. and she speaks all over the US about autism and the development of special needs ministries. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:47) Shelli's Story: Shelli grew up going to church and she wanted her children to enjoy this family tradition. With children on the autism spectrum, Shelli's family struggled going to church, and over the years she found out that a lot of families living with special needs have diffic
09/02/2016 • 14 minutes 48 seconds
68: Autistic Piano Prodigy Jacob Velazquez
Jacob Velazquez is an 8 year old gifted pianist with autism. He has performed on Good Morning America, The View, CNN & more. He was recently invited by Taylor Swift to meet her on tour after playing a medley for her and posting on Youtube. Jacob has already recorded his first album and dreams of becoming a music producer one day. Listen to the Episode below (00:21:33) Jacob's Story: Jacob started playing on his father's piano when he was three and a half years old. One day his father heard him playing a song he hadn't taught him. That's when Jacob's parents realized that their son had a very unique and special talent. After starting piano lessons at age 4, Jacob recorded his first album when he was 6 years old. Hear more about Jacob's inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Jacob's childhood before he was diagnosed. Focusing on abilities instead of focusing
02/02/2016 • 21 minutes 33 seconds
67: AspienWoman – The Female Autistic Profile with Tania Marshall
Tania Marshall is a best selling author and has worked in the field of child development, child and family psychology for 20 years. Tania had worked in a variety of roles, including private practice, the private special-needs school environment, and the children's out-patient environment. She is the author of I am AspienGirl & AspienWoman, a best selling book on the Autistic female profile. She currently divides her time between private practice, writing and research. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:44) Tania's Story: After the success Tania had with her first book "I am AspienGirl", she started working on her new book "I am AspienWoman" which is about the lost generations of women who are undiagnosed, or receive a diagnosis later in life. Hear more about Tania's new book in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: What was behind the idea to write "I am AspienWoman". How "I
26/01/2016 • 16 minutes 44 seconds
66: Teaching Self-Control with Lauren Brukner
Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children, two of whom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. She holds a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She has just published a new book: How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses Listen to the Episode below (00:23:31) Lauren's Story: Ever since she was a child, Lauren enjoyed writing. After publishing her first book, Lauren wanted to write something creative, interactive and fun. With a combination of professional experience and her creativity, she managed to write an awesome and very helpful book. Hear more about Lauren's new book on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: How Lauren's new book is helping children on the spectrum. Practical tips and stra
19/01/2016 • 23 minutes 31 seconds
65: Independence for Autistic Adults with Amalia Starr
Amalia is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Transition and Independent Living Coach, founder of Autism Independence Project, and mother to an independent autistic adult son. With Amalia’s forty years of firsthand experience, she specializes in transition and independence training for special needs parents. She teaches them how to find their inner courage and the art of “letting go” to help their children reach their full potential, gain maximum independence, and find acceptance & inclusion. Listen to the Episode below (00:17:55) Amalia's Story: Amalia spent her whole life trying to understand and support her son Brandon, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 32 years old. While Brandon was growing up, she kept a journal which turned into a book when he was diagnosed. Amalia keeps her focus on helping parents. Be prepared to hear some sad news on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: A surprise t
12/01/2016 • 18 minutes
64: Shannon Penrod shares Autism Live
When Shannon Penrod’s son was diagnosed with Autism at 2 ½, getting him help became her top priority. 10 years later he is a successful junior high student, and Shannon helps other families get resources they need as the host of Autism Live and through her work with ACT Today! Listen to the Episode below (00:22:34) Shannon's Story: Shannon is a very proud autism parent with a son who was diagnosed ten years ago. As she searched for information ten years ago, she didn't find a lot of resources, so Shannon and her husband made a pledge that they were going to do everything that they could for their son. Hear more about Shannon's inspiring journey on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: How Autism Live is helping parents with kids on the spectrum. Shannon's podcast Everyday Autism Miracles and her work with Autism Live. Advice for parents, who may have a teenage child on the spectrum.
08/12/2015 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
63: Dad Starts Online Autism Coaching Community
Erik lives in the UK with his wife Sally and his 2 sons Tim who is 13 and Sammy who is 3 years old. In 2005, when Tim was diagnosed with autism, Sally and Erik started an incredible journey to help Tim reach his highest potential. Now, after a successful 10 year journey, they are sharing their journey to inspire other families in theirs Erik is also the founder of the Autism Coaching Community, an online platform where parents can come for training, coaching and connection with other families all with the aim to help their child reach their highest potential. Listen to the Episode below (00:15:36) Sponsor: Kozie Clothes Erik's Story: Eric and Sally were told by professionals that their son would never speak, communicate, or live independently. It was a statement they couldn't accept. They decided to take a different approach and see what was out there to help their child. They realized people need a
01/12/2015 • 15 minutes 36 seconds
62: Special Needs Education for Expats
Harshi Sehmar is director of The Village Education Centre in Bangkok. His background is in Special Needs in secondary schools (high school). He has taught Special Needs students in large Comprehensive Schools in the UK and in International schools over the last 23 years. Prior to this, he worked as an Education Welfare Officer and has an additional Diploma in Youth and Community where he worked as a support worker in Youth Clubs and Community Centre’s for disadvantaged children in London. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:29) Sponsor: Kozie Clothes Harshi's Story: As an undiagnosed dyslexic student, Harshi struggled a lot and found education very difficult. One teacher at his school showed interest in trying to understand his learning difference. She focused on his strengths and put together a more multisensory approach to her teaching which made a huge difference in Harshi's life. Feeling motivate
27/11/2015 • 19 minutes 29 seconds
61: Bluelaces Theater for Autism
Bluelaces is a non-profit theater company in New York City that creates interactive, multi-sensory theater for audiences on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental differences. Alison Mahoney, Co-Artistic Director and director of their inaugural production in May 2016, and Anna Marr, Marketing Director, are 2 of 5 co-founders on Bluelaces's Executive Board. Listen to the Episode below (00:24:27) Interview Links: Bluelaces Theater Company The post 61: Bluelaces Theater for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
17/11/2015 • 24 minutes 27 seconds
60: Autism Decoded with Stella Waterhouse
Stella Waterhouse worked with people with ASD - as a teacher, caregiver and Deputy Principal of a residential community,since the 1970s. She has a series of books for parents plus a new upcoming series - Autism Decoded. Listen to the Episode below (00:13:12) Stella's Story: Stella became interested in autism in the late 60s, after meeting three very different children who had the same diagnosis. She spent the rest of her career working with people on the autism spectrum. Hear more about Stella's inspiring career on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Stella's experience with working with adults and children on the spectrum. Stella's books- a great resource for parents and teachers. How the program Sounds Rite is helping people on the spectrum. Stella's plans for the future. Interview Links: Autism Decoded The Sounds Rite Prog
10/11/2015 • 13 minutes 12 seconds
59: Bluebee TeeVee – The Autism Information Station
Bluebee TeeVee Autism Information Station, the innovative and free webisode series to teach children about autism! It's autism education in a pop culture style and delivered by an autistic host, James Sullivan. Listen to the Episode below (00:18:55) Bluebee TeeVee's Story: When Jodi saw the Bluebee Pals, she had the idea to use these talking plush stuffed characters in a webisode series that would teach kids about autism. James is an autistic filmmaker who has been making videos for 15 years before he met Jodi. He is the host, scriptwriter and he does the filming and the editing himself. Jodi's son, Jonathan, is an autistic voice actor who does all the voices of the Bluebee Pals. Hear more about this wonderful webisode series in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: James's story and his background in video-making. How are the Bluebee Pals are helping children on the autism spectrum.
03/11/2015 • 18 minutes 55 seconds
58: After your child’s Autism diagnosis with Shana Beach of Quintessential Autism
Shana is the mother of a seven year old son with autism. She is also the co-founder of Quintessential Autism Consulting, a business committed to working with and mentoring families throughout the diagnosis process. Since its launch earlier this year, her business has grown to include workshops, training seminars for those working in the autistic community, small and customized social strategy classes for children with ASD. She believes in educating families and those working within the community so that they may empower these children to realize their potential. Listen to the Episode below (00:25:47) Shana's Story: As a mother whose son was diagnosed with autism, Shana wasn't satisfied with the offered direction in which her son's life was supposed to go. She started researching programs trying to find a good model which would help her son. Hear more about Shana's journey to becoming a vocal advocate for autism and parents.
27/10/2015 • 25 minutes 47 seconds
57: Kickstarter T-Shirts with Robert Thornton of Paper Clouds Apparel
Robert Thornton is the Founder of Paper Clouds Apparel. They have provided the shirts for the Autism Activities Handbook Kickstarter Campaign. Only a few days left to get your Paper Clouds Apparel T-shirt too! Listen to the Episode below (00:20:41) Robert's Story: Robert's mother was a bus driver for children with special needs. One of the little girls on her route would spend the duration on the ride drawing. She often would give her drawings to Robert’s mom. This is where Robert got the idea to start Paper Clouds Apparel. Hear more about Robert's inspiring journey to create a business with encouraging campaigns for people of all abilities on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: How Paper Clouds Apparel is helping people with special needs. Great advice for hiring people with special needs. Many wonderful inspirational stories. Robert's noble mission for the future of the special needs comm
20/10/2015 • 20 minutes 41 seconds
56: Kickstarter Launch & Interview with Andrea Bull author of Animal Appetites
Andrea Bull is the author of the Animal Appetites ABC book for kids and an advocate for her autistic brother, Robert. Robert provided the illustrations for Animal Appetites and is currently working on the illustrations for the Autism Activities Handbook (now on Kickstarter). Listen to the Episode below (00:15:36) Andrea's Story: Andrea started a project- a picture book with her brother's drawings, initially as a gift for her parents. As a child, Andrea always wanted her brother to be included, so when she started this project, she thought that it would be nice to include her brother's imagination and creativity in her book. Hear more about Andrea's unconditional support for her brother on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Andrea's brother's illustrations in The Autism Activities Handbook ( Check it out on Kickstarter.) Growing up with a brother on the autism spectrum. Andrea's
13/10/2015 • 15 minutes 36 seconds
55: Understanding Neurodiversity with Hackie Reitman author of Aspertools
Harold “Hackie” Reitman is an orthopedic surgeon, former professional heavyweight boxer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, filmmaker, neurodiversity advocate and author of the book Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity. Listen to the Episode below (00:25:49) Hackie's Story: Hackie’s entire interest in Neurodiversity was inspired by his daughter Rebecca, a successful mathematician. Her bravery inspired Hackie to write, produce and co- direct the movie "The Square Root of 2." Listen to this episode of The Autism Show Podcast to find out more about Hackie's journey to write Aspertools and to help families understand more about Neurodiversity. We discuss: The Square Root of 2 - Hackie's new movie based on his daughter's story. Aspertools, a book filled with stories and useful tools. Hackie’s amazing views for the future of the Auti
06/10/2015 • 25 minutes 49 seconds
54: Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum with Mari Nosal
Mari Nosal received her B.A. in psychology and her Masters degree in Educational Foundations. She has over 30 years’ experience within the human services and educational fields. She has worked with parents, educators and children with special needs. She is a published author, autism advocate, blogger, mom, wife. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:07) Mari's Story: Mari's son had experienced many school issues before he was diagnosed with Aspergers. During this process Mari realized that a lot of parents were going through the same thing. Mari wanted to make sure that no other parent would go through that experience. Considering her experience in the human services and educational fields, Mari decided to write a book, “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum.” Hear more about Mari's inspiring journey which led her to become an autism advocate, published author, and blogger. We discu
29/09/2015 • 19 minutes 7 seconds
53: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk
Derek Volk is a businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, philanthropist, and author of the book: Chasing the Rabbit - A Dad's Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with employees who have disabilities. His own company currently employs those who are deaf, blind and on the Autism Spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:20:11) Derek's Story: As a businessman, Derek was advised to write a business book. When he sat down to start writing this book, he heard a voice in his head, telling him that he should write a book about his son, Derek. Derek started researching books about autism and noticed that there was a huge voice missing in the world of autism awareness - the voice of the dad. He wrote Chasing the Rabbit, reaching dads with kids on the Autism spectrum when they really need it.
22/09/2015 • 20 minutes 11 seconds
52: A Different Way of Seeing Autism with Dr. Barry Prizant
Barry Prizant is one of the world's leading authorities on autism, with more than 40 years experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant for individuals with autism and their families. He's an adjunct professor at Brown University and author of Uniquely Human. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:06) Barry's Story: How is Barry's new book, Uniquely Human, helping people better understand autism? For years Barry has published professional journals in academic literature, and he realized that a lot of the information was staying within the academic community. Barry decided that he needed to express what he has learned over the years from people with autism and their families. So he wrote Uniquely Human with many practical stories that are engaging for people that may not have the technical background in special ed. Hear more about Barry's inspiring journey which led him to create the Uniquely Human book for peop
15/09/2015 • 16 minutes 6 seconds
51: Play Therapy & Relationship Approach for Autism with Dr. Robert Jason Grant of Autplay
We're talking to Dr. Robert Jason Grant creator of AutPlay® Therapy - a play therapy based approach to working with children. It combines the therapeutic powers of play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development in a collaborative model to help kids and teens. Listen to the Episode below (00:23:00) Robert's Story: Hear more about Robert's journey to start the Autplay program for kids and teens on the Autism spectrum. We discuss: How Robert was inspired to create the Autplay program. Advice for parents and educators considering a play therapy program. What makes Autplay different from other play therapy programs. Two practical books for parents and teachers. Interview Links: Autplay Therapy All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome The post 51: Play Therapy & Relationship Approach for Autism w
08/09/2015 • 23 minutes