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Healthy Eating - Apple Crisp

Learn how to make a gluten free apple crisp for the upcoming cold winter months. We also include substitutions to make if casein free. 

 

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Autism Live, Tuesday February 11th, 2014

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Topic of the Week: LOVE

Jargon of the Day: Preference Assessment

Question of the Day: How do you know when you are in love?

Schedule:10:15am Alex Plank

               10:40am David Kot

               11:05 Matt Asner & Nava Paskowitz

               11:15 Alex Plank rejoins 

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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BOT
BOT

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Tod Ryan is the creative genius behind the new animated series BOT, which is not about Autism, but was created with the idea of being sensory friendly for children with ASD.  You can support this venture by donating to their indiegogo fund.  For more info visit www.botshow.org

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism Live, Thursday February 6th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Dr. Adel Najdowski to shares tips on how and why you should track progress.  Dr. Adel also answers a viewer's question about how much therapy is enough or too much with a small child on the Autism spectrum.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox talks what to do if you are not seeing progress.  It is equally important to know what NOT to do.

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am PST

Ask Dr. Doreen - Dec. 19th, 2012

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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:

 

00:15 Why is a high functioning 7 year old engaging in new, strange, sensory behavior when he's bored?

05:54 When should I begin to worry about gender identification?

08:35 How do we help our son learn about appropriate hugging?

14:55 How can I help my daughter who has involuntary body jerking?

15:57 What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of PECS?

23:07 How do I potty train my daughter?

32:18 Are there any internet classes about ABA?

40:55 How do you talk to your kids about events like the Sandy Hook School shooting?

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am PST

What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Carrot Cake

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Lisa and her sister show us how to make a GFCFSF (and Vegan) carrot cake from scratch that will knock your socks off!

 

Music By: http://www.youtube.com/mistacookiejar

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Endless Games for the Holidays!

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Brian Turtle from Endless Games visits to talk about some of their hottest board games board games this holiday season including.  To work of flexible thinking, language skills and cognitive development try Oddly Obvious, a fast paced, fun game guaranteed to get everyone involved.  Other games featured are Name 5, Korner'd, Anger Management, Encore and Crazy Legs!  These are great games that help build gross motor, critical thinking, vocabulary, flexible thinking, self-control, perspective taking and social skills. Learn more at EndlessGames.com 

 

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Teaching Social Skills: Zero to Sixty

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Danielle Kelly, founder of Autism Innovations LLC in North Carolina, talks about her new book "Zero to Sixty: Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."  The book is available on Amazon. For more information on Autism Innovations visit www.auinnovations.com 

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:12am PST

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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:

 

01:01 Where can I go for help with my sons eating challenges?

08:43 My kid will only eat mashed foods; my wife wants to focus on that, but I want to focus on speech. Who is right?

12:28 Four psychologists can't agree that my sons; high-functioning autism is aspergers. What do I do next?

22:16 I've noticed children with autism tend to be biters. Is that just part of the deal?

33:09 Any advice for teaching my son counting quantities?

39:02 Why is it that children with autism seem to specialize in certain things, like photographic memory? 

42:54 Will I ever understand what my child is going through?

49:35 Why do we have to fight for treatment for our kids every step of the way?

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Smarty - July Crayon Lantern

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Using simple materials you already have at home, Suzanne teaches you how to make a beautiful lantern for your summer patio. Work on skills involving color, fine motor, and construction with you kids as you build these candle holders.

 

Smarty, short for smart art, is a monthly series showing the ways in which you can use art to bond with your child while practicing skills they are working on in therapy. Its real life application of lessons they are learning. This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Autism Live, Thursday January 30th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Dr. Adel Najdowski to shares tips on how parents can prioritize what to work on, when to work on it and where to start when teaching a new skill to an individual with ASD.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox talks about effective ways intervene and make progress on restrictive and repetitive behaviors, especially those that appear to be automatically reinforced.  Dr. Tarbox also answers a viewer's question about how to make the most of her child's down time since he has recently started an intensive behavioral intervention with a quality ABA provider. 

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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BCBA Angela Persicke answers a parent's question about getting a child to interact with the rest of the family for extended periods of time.  It's always important to make sure that any activity we want our children to engage in more is reinforcing, listen to Angela's tips to make this time more rewarding for the child. 

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Starr Taxman Autism Transition Advocacy

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Autism Advocacy Specialist Starr Taxman talks about the difficulties that arise during transition from teen years to adulthood and how parents can begin smoothing that transition years in advance.  For more on Starr visit www.starradvocacy.com

  

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Ask Dr. Doreen - Dec. 5th, 2012

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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:

 

00:15 How can we help our kids acclimate to background noise?

06:40 Is it true, if a child receives 10 or less hours of ABA therapy per week their IQ will drop?

14:36 What's the best way to discuss dealing with bullies?

19:56 Why aren't there services for other family members impacted by autism?

27:04 Does CARD go with you to IEP meetings?

30:44 What's a quick way to explain autism? 

39:31 How do we prepare our kids for the transition to college? What skills should we focus on?

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Shannon and Emily visit Toys R Us to check out some of the incredible toys featured in this year's guide to Toys for Differently-Abled Children.  Toys from Lego®, LeapFrop®, Melissa & Doug, and more. To check out this year's Toys R Us Differently-Abled Guide go to: http://bit.ly/Rk01H

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism Live, Tuesday February 4th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Guests include Alex Plank from WrongPlanet.net, Stephanie Martin from CLE College Living Experience,  Matt Asner from Autism Speaks, Susan Osborne from Autism Unites, George Paige and Barbara Hollander from the films Topanga and The Art of Connection and musician Hani Naser. Topics include transitioning to college and employment, bullying, stories of hope and how business enterprises can effectively employee individuals with ASD.

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Debra Hosseini: The Art of Autism

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Debra Hosseini is an Autism Mom on a mission, to help her son Kevin and other individuals on the Autism spectrum, to find a way to share their talent and creativity with the world.  The Art of Autism is a remarkable organization, founded by Hosseini and Kerry Bowers.  They collaborate with other groups and organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada in order to facilitate shows and other opportunities for artists on the spectrum.  For more info visit www.the-art-of-autism.com

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Smarty - August Water Bottle Bowling

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It's great to get outdoors for the last bits of summer and what better way than by playing a bowling lawn game! Using recycled materials work on social skills, turn taking, gross motor, and more with this fun project!

 

Smarty, short for smart art, is a monthly series showing the ways in which you can use art to bond with your child while practicing skills they are working on in therapy. Its real life application of lessons they are learning. This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, the Director of the Autism Research Group, cautions parents and care-givers about what NOT to do when you aren't seeing the progress you had expected.

 

 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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism Parent's Head Explodes

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The host of Autism Live discusses the recent case of the teacher who thought it was a "teaching opportunity" to videotape a student with ASD trapped in his chair, tease him about it and share the video with the class and others.  Now some parents at the school are defending the teacher, suggesting that what she did was funny and not bullying.  It's enough to make any Autism parent feel like their head is going to explode.

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism Live Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Ask Dr. Doreen today features questions on pica, fading 1:1 aides, staying positive, ACT, toys for building social skills, getting eyes checked and dealing with sleep and feeding issues. Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh gives answers and inspiration on these topics and more. On Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies feature news stories about Autism and air pollution, Miss Montana's "Normal is just a setting on a dryer" platform as she makes her bid to be the first Miss America with Autism, Bob Denver's last 20 years devoted to his child on the spectrum and more!  

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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CLE Provides Support to College Students with ASD

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Stephanie Martin from College Living Experience (CLE) talks about their mission to real life support to college students with ASD.  CLE has several centers around the US that provide resources for the academic, living and social challenges that can face a college student.

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism Live, Wednesday January 29th, 2014

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During Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about teaching safety when a child has no fear, how far in the past/future should one look at antecedents and consequences when trying to determine the function of a behavior, how do you effectively intervene when the function of a behavior is escape, how do you work on reducing repetitive behaviors when the child is not embarrassed by peers' reactions and more. During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome Stella Waterhouse, author of The Autism Code book series.  Waterhouse shares important information about Autism, it's history and how the mysteries surrounding Autism are beginning to make sense.  Also covered are news stories regarding IQ testing and the new DSM V criteria.

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Autism and Special Education Law

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Hans Gillinger was a lawyer for a top law firm that represented school districts dealing with special education law cases.  Now as a partner in the Bonnie Z. Yates Law Firm, Hans sits on the other side of the table, helping parents to access education and services for their children on the Autism Spectrum. Having seen the equation from both sides of the table Hans has valuable information to share with parents, to help them navigate the system and have desirable outcomes.

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What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Banana Bread

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Lisa has really made something special this month with a gluten free/casein free banana bread! Lisa uses fresh bananas to give this bread a great taste! Perfect for the upcoming holidays or anytime of year!

 

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Ask. Dr. Doreen - Nov. 21st, 2012

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 Do our kids on a restricted diet benefit from ABA therapy?

05:18 How and when do you say a child on the spectrum is high-functioning?

10:05 Are there studies of early intervention and the resulting adult having a happy, intimate relationships?

17:15 Why do our kids need to repeat the same answer 10 times in ABA therapy?

26:10 When is the right time to stop trying to teach a child to speak and to start using a communication device?

31:06 How do we help keep our kids engaged in appropriate play?

37:41 Will my child always be naive/innocent compared to his neurotypical peers?

42:50 How do you decide if sensory integration would help the child in eliminating or managing the automatically reinforcing self-stimulatory behavior?

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Smarty - April Chia Pets

Spring is in the air, and what better time to teach our kids about plants and growth. Making your own Chia Pet is fun and easy. Decorate them to teach labeling and work on cause and effect if they should forget to water them. 

 

Smarty, short for smart art, is a monthly series showing the ways in which you can use art to bond with your child while practicing skills they are working on in therapy. Its real life application of lessons they are learning. This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Alex Plank To Disclose or Not To Disclose?

Alex Plank from Wrongplanet.net talks with Shannon Penrod about Susan Boyle's recent announcement that she in on the Autism Spectrum.  Alex shares his personal views about how and when a person might consider disclosing their diagnosis publicly.  Are there pros and cons?

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Autism Live, Tuesday January 28th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Autism Mom Shannon Penrod shares tips on how we can all reduce stress by taking small thoughtful actions.  Viewers are encouraged to send birthday cards to a young boy on the spectrum who is about to turn 12.  Debra Hosseini from The Art of Autism talks about the role of the arts in the Autism community.  Debra also shares the harrowing events that have changed the way her family is treated in their own community and offers hopeful advice to others who find themselves in the same position.

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm PST

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:

 

00:15 Can I teach my high functioning 9-year-old creativity?

08:39 Are there ABA programs for older children on the spectrum?

23:07 How do I stop my 8-year-old from smearing poop from his diaper at night?

33:54 Why does my son walk on his tippy toes?

40:34 How can I help my child understand personal space?

42:27 Can we teach our kids to calm themselves down before heading to a meltdown?

 

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 http://centerforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm PST

Alex Plank on Micromovements and Autism

Alex Plank from Wrongplanet.net shares interesting details about a study of the micromovements detected when an individual who has Autism Spectrum Disorder uses their arm to point to an image on a computer screen.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm PST

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