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Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joins Shannon for a special episode of Ask Dr. Doreen. Ask Dr. Doreen is a weekly live segment where viewers can ask questions of one of Autism's leading experts. In this episode Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:


00:12 – As a parent, how should I respond to stimming? 


10:58  – What can I do when my son is spitting, screaming, and making threats in school? 


18:09 – Can you help me with the phrase, “seems not to care if anyone sees him engage in the behavior,” on the CIFA? What is the function? 


19:42 - Can we use an obsessions or preferences as a reinforcer? Do we run the risk of a meltdown?


24:48 – How can I get my grand-daughter to wash her dishes after eating? 


30:19 - Is 12 years too old to benefit and will 2 hours a day or 10 a week be too little to make a difference?


38:26 – How can I help with staying in a chair and sitting still? 


46:39 – Can an individual grow up with autism and be able to live a normal independent life?


Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at

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