Autism Live
Wicked Cool Toys

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Jeremy Padower visits from Wicked Cool Toys to talk about their mission to bring well made toys to consumers that are...you guessed it...WICKED COOL!  Jeremy shares the dollhouse of every girl's dreams, My Girl's Dollhouse.  This is the ultimate dollhouse for bigger sized dolls, guaranteed to knock the socks off of any little girl.  Next up are the cute and interactive Scanimals, these furry friends allow a user to play games on line using any smart phone or tablet. Finally, a wide range of toys from the Wiggles!  For more information visit: WickedCoolToys.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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Smarty - December Wrapping Paper Craft

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In this month's Smarty, we focus on the patterns and shapes using the the fun craft of potato print wrapping paper. Using paints and recycled brown bags, children can practice their patterning skills while making practical wrapping paper for the holidays. 

 

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.

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Ask Dr. Doreen - Feb. 20th, 2013

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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 Autismapos;s leading experts. In this episode Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:

 

00:20 What exactly are social skills?

07:03 My child won?t sleep through the night. We?ve tried diet and melatonin. Help!

12:51 Will a sleep clinic EEG recognize small seizures?

18:04 We asked for a tutor or kumon for our son at his IEP and they said it might shut him down. Is that true?

22:48 How did we miss that our oldest son has aspergers?

31:49 How do we deal with aggression in teens, especially when going out?

46:51 I?m 42 and believe I have aspergers, but my medical records from my youth were lost. Do I have the right to know what?s wrong with me?

47:46 What?s your experience with helping children with sensory eating issues?

51:40 Follow Up: Our sons aggression stems from the sound of children crying. What can we do to help him cope?

53:50 Do you have specialists who work on sensory issues?

 

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 25th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Guests include Alex Plank from WrongPlanet.net and Tod Ryan the creator of BOT,  a new animated series that is sensory friendly for children on the Autism spectrum.  Shannon Penrod answers questions from viewers about redirection and intensive quality ABA therapy.  

 

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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Extraordinary Ventures Creates Jobs for Adults on the Spectrum

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Unemployment and underemployment rates in the Autism community are debilitatingly high, but one group of Autism parents in Chapel Hill, North Carolina have created an incredible solution.  Extraordinary Ventures is a group of small businesses whose mission is to provide employment opportunities for individuals with ASD and other disabilities. Job candidates are helped through the application process and then given the support they need to be successful in jobs that range from event planning and preparation, laundry services and candle making.  For more information visit www.gifts.evnc.com

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What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cookies may seem like the exact thing someone on a GFCF diet should NOT have, but not with TACA Founder Lisa Ackerman's fantastic recipe! The delicious chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and stay within dietary restrictions. 

 

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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Easter Seals Autism Services and Funding

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On "Funding Friday" Shannon Penrod shares resources on funding sources for Autism services and funding.  Today's subject is Easter Seals.  Visit your local Easter Seals' site to find out about the resources that are available to you.

 

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 - Nov. 7th, 2012

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

 

00:18 Why do our kids have such a hard time with pronouns?

01:57 How do you teach a child the dangers of cars, streets, and looking?

10:59 Can you give an overview of ABA and AVB programs?

24:54 At what point do therapists stop over-prompting children with functional language?

30:50 What can I do about the acoustics in the lunchroom that are a sensory nightmare for my child?

38:37 What influence has technology had on our kids in the area of perseveration?

45:36 What should parents & agencies be doing together to assist in preparing older kids on the spectrum for life in the adult world?

 

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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Fearless Journey Film Features Autism Hope

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Lydia Nibley is a filmmaker with a mission.  Her current project is Fearless Journey, a documentary detailing an amazing young man on the Autism spectrum's decision to travel around the word.  Lydia shares news of this inspirational film and tells how viewers can participate in the completion of this exceptional project.

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Autism Comic Book Super Hero

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David Kot is the mastermind behind Autism at Face Value's new comic book which features an Autism Super Hero!  Michael, the lead character of the new comic, has Autism and is just beginning middle school.  Readers get to see Michael's view of a world that seems hard to comprehend and even seems "upside down" some times.  Kot utilizes a scientific approach to the comic, implementing the Facial Action Coding System to help readers understand emotions and social cues.  For more information visit: www.facevaluecomic.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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Autism Live Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Today on Ask Dr. Doreen, Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers questions about using technology to teach children on the spectrum to talk, the importance of early intervention for children even when they are high functioning, dealing with schools that are not meeting your child's needs whether they are small or teenagers, how to deal with depression in teens on the spectrum, how CARD opens new offices and what types of insurance they accept.  On Let's Talk Autism with Shannon  Nancy, the ladies welcome celebrity photography Mary Ann Halpin to announce a new fund raiser for ACT Today.  Mary Ann will be photographing 30 children "activists" to be featured in a new project.  All of the proceeds will benefit ACT Today! Nancy shares info about the new SOS program for individuals with immediate needs that threaten their health and well being.

 

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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Scott Lentine: Autism and Poetry

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Scott Lentine shares his journey from diagnosis of ASD to becoming a poet and an advocate.  Scott's poetry can be found at  scottlentine.wordpress.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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Autism Live, Wednesday February 26th, 2014

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During Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about redirecting or stopping repetitive questions, is there a CARD site in Baltimore, how intensive should ABA be with a small child, how can a parent teach same /different and not encourage an echolalic response and more!  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome Nancy's husband Read Jackson to talk about the father's perspective and what life is like when you face the challenges of Autism and cancer at the same time.  

 

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 Fitness Expert

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Autism Fitness Expert David Geslak from the Exercise Connection shares how to help individuals with Autism get fit, stay fit and enjoy it.  For more info visit ecautism.com or myvisualexercise.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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InnerVoice Fun Way to Build Skills

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Matt Guggemos, one of the creators of the hot new app InnerVoice, shares this advanced technology which animates pictures in order to show them talking. Children with ASD can watch pictures of themselves speaking to help activate mirror neurons and encourage verbal speech. Learn more at InnerVoiceApp.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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When Do we Use Shaping to Teach?

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains shaping, a teaching technique that rewards successive approximations as the learner moves closer to a target behavior.  This is a technique that is particularly successful with complex or difficult skills as it gives the learning motivation to improve because they are rewarded for progress made.

 

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, February 6, 2013

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On today's Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions on teaching our kids math and getting them to do the steps, getting enzymes tested with a MAPS Doctors, helping a child who has been scratching other children and is no longer allowed to go to the parent's gym, seizures in children and teens on the spectrum, giving medication to children for sleep and anxiety, teaching a child to defend themselves without becoming aggressive and what makes an ABA program effective. On Let's Talk Autism with Shannon  Nancy the ladies wish a happy birthday to the now freed Alabama hostage and share news on how some of the Newton shooting victims family's are raising money for Autism.  Autism activist Becky Estepp visits to talk about legal support for individuals on the Autism spectrum as well as an explanation of a recent decision by the Vaccine Injury Court.

 

 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 the Benefits of College

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Wrong Planet.net's  founder and creator Alex Plank talks frankly about the benefits of going away to college. For any parent who has fears about the college experience and wonder if their college-aged children with ASD will benefit from such an experience, this is a must watch interview.  

 

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 23, 2013

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Today on Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen, Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers questions about speeding up the process of getting a child assessed, the benefits of using the Skills? program and its assessment, how to help children with self injurious behaviors, the use of iPads with children who are non verbal, regression and when to be concerned and how to become a BCBA.  On Let?s Talk Autism with Shannon  Nancy the ladies cover news stories about ?outgrowing autism? and recovering from Autism, new studies about genetic markers for Autism, the effect of low doses of fire retardant on the brain and conflicting reports on the safety of vaccines.  Special guest Susan Campbell Cross joins the ladies to talk about the importance of self-care.  Why we should prioritize it, but more importantly how to find time for it without GUILT!  Shannon also shares exciting news about her interview with Temple Grandin.

 

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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Wicked Cool Toys

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Jeremy Padower visits from Wicked Cool Toys to talk about their mission to bring well made toys to consumers that are...you guessed it...WICKED COOL!  Jeremy shares the dollhouse of every girl's dreams, My Girl's Dollhouse.  This is the ultimate dollhouse for bigger sized dolls, guaranteed to knock the socks off of any little girl.  Next up are the cute and interactive Scanimals, these furry friends allow a user to play games on line using any smart phone or tablet. Finally, a wide range of toys from the Wiggles!  For more information visit: WickedCoolToys.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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Autism Live, Thursday February 13th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Dr. Adel Najdowski to shares tips on how get children and teens to like new things.  How do make something reinforcing for someone?  Dr. Adel has great tips.  She also answers a viewer's question about how to help their child learn social skills when they themselves have a social anxiety disorder.  Both Shannon and Dr. Adel share their personal battles with anxiety and panic attacks as well as how they found help using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox talks about the skills we can work on with teens to help them prepare for the social minefield of dating.  Dr. Tarbox answers a viewer's question about what they should ask a BCBA during their monthly meetings to maximize the success of the child and then gives a great explanation of generalization and why it is essential in all quality ABA programs.

 

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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LEGO® Awesome for Autism

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Autism mom Shannon Penrod talks about the power of LEGOS® in the hands of children with Autism.  These amazing bricks have the ability to build imagination, creativity, self-esteem, fine motor skills, cognition, executive functions and social skills!  The fact that they are well made, virtually indestructible and come in so many varieties that there is something to please every child on and off the spectrum, makes this toy a year in year out favorite!!! For more go to Lego.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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Autism Dad Read Jackson

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Read Jackson was looking forward to being a Dad, he envisioned playing sports with his son and after overcoming many obstacles he was thrilled when he and his wife were able to adopt a beautiful healthy baby boy.  Read speaks honestly of the reality of discovering that his child had Autism and the journey to help that child as Read himself was forced to battle cancer.  

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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LeapFrog Educational Toys Help Kids with ASD!

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LeapFrog® is an industry leader in pairing technology with educational savvy to create toys that engage children of all abilities.  These remarkable toys are of exceptional value to parents of children on the Autism spectrum. Dr. Jody Sherman Levos from LeapFrog® shares awesome educational toys including the LeapPad Ultra, an affordable, tough, ideal first tablet for kids with ASD that features safe web surfing!  Check out Read with me Scout, a great cuddly toy for pre-reading and reading comprehension and Shannon's FAVORITE toy to give: Letter Factory toys!  These are great skill building toys! For more information visit: LeapFrog.com

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Healthy Eating - Gluten Free Stuffing

Learn how to make a gluten free stuffing for the upcoming holidays. We also include substitutions to make if casein free. 

 

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Thanks to Breads from Anna for sponsoring this Healthy Eating recipe! To see more Breads from Anna recipes visit: breadsfromanna.com/

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Autism Live Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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On Autism Live today: On Ask Dr. Doreen, Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about overcoming anger and emotional outbursts in a 5 year old, what colleges are good for individuals on the spectrum, how she first began her career in Autism, the co morbidity of attachment disorders and Autism, identical twins where one is on the spectrum and one isn't, if feeling lonely and alone may mean that you are on the spectrum, teaching school staff how to appropriately respond when our children are socially inappropriate and more!

 

On Let's Talk Autism with Shannon  Nancy, Peter Bell from Autism Speaks visits to talk about Autism advocacy and legislation.  The Affordable Health Care Act, The Combating Autism Act and the initiative to have special council for Autism at the federal level is discussed and viewers are directed to take action to insure the essential health benefits include "behavioral health for Autism".

 

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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Awesome Autism Dad Blogger Talks Adventures in Aspergers

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Tom Hibben whose blog, Adventures in Aspergers, details his busy life with 3 boys, one on the Autism spectrum, shares his decision to be honest, open and willing to see humor in his life and writings.  Tom is an inspirational dad who doesn't shy away from the hard topics but always has a way of looking at them that is totally refreshing.

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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Kidz Bop Support Kids with ASD

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World renowned performing artists Kidz Bop, talk with Autism mom Shannon Penrod live from Texas about their Kidz Bop Christmas CD.  Kidz Bop CDs are a great way to introduce current music to individuals with ASD.  The lyrics are kid friendly and hearing the music sung by other kids often makes it more accessible. These amazing teenager performers talk about how they feel about bullies who pick on kids because they are different and even sing for our audience, live on the show!  For more visit: KidzBop.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 - Jan. 16th, 2013

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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:

 

01:21 What are your thoughts about studies that say children outgrow autism?

09:04 How do therapists prepare for doing ABA therapies when alternative therapies, like yeast intervention, are causing reactions?

14:26 What is your opinion about telling an ABA practitioner about alternative therapies we are starting?

21:57 Any suggestions for incorporating a social skills program with typical kids in my home CARD program?

26:36 How do I get my son to sleep more than 90 minutes at a time?

39:28 What is an effective and natural way to help a child with obsessiveness and compulsiveness?

46:52 My son can sometimes pass for typical, so I wonder if I need to start fading his 1:1 aide?

 

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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Feel Good Friday

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From the Autism Daily Newscast, Shannon Penrod shares current Autism news of Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk, a young girl with ASD, and her decision to tell the world about Autism through the use of two videos.  Visit the Autism Daily Newscast to watch these videos and support Jessica. www.autismdailynewscast.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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Awesome Uncle Milton Toys for Autism

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Uncle Milton Toys are among the coolest, hippest toys on the market, any child would love a gift from their vast array of toys.  For kids on the Autism spectrum these toys are not only cool, they can be life changing.  Ken Malouf, from Uncle Milton toys shares Wall Friend, Wild Walls, Marvel Science and Grand Finale Fireworks toys with Autism mom Shannon Penrod, whose son has been playing with Uncle Milton toys for years!  For more information visit: UncleMilton.com

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Smarty - November Scavenger Hunt

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For a fun indoor or outdoor activity we thought it would be a great idea to make a Scavenger Hunt for our kids. Using items you might find laying around you can make a list of objects our kiddos need to find. This type of activity is great for working on memory skills.

 

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

 

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Self-Injurious Behavior

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Head of Research and Development at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, speaks frankly about self-injurious behavior (SIB), what it is, why it happens and how to begin to treat it.  Dr. Tarbox cautions that parents should not attempt to treat this on their own and suggest that they seek the help of a qualified BCBA.

 

 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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Elopement: What Can a Parent Do?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Director of the Autism Research Group talks about elopement in light of the Avonte Oquendo tragedy, giving insights into how parents can work toward progress on wandering and elopement behaviors and what to do to ensure a child's safety until there is progress .

 

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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Fat Brain Toys for Special Needs Kids

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Karen Lorkovic treats us to a wide array of fun toys from Fat Brain Toys!  Fat Brain Toys offers more than 6,000 toys on their website that are great for all children, but their special needs toys section allows a parent to search for top rated Autism toys or by individual skills they want to foster.  Karen shares Squigz, Tangle, Magnatab and Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks.  All of these toys are great fine motor sensory toys. For more information visit: FatBrainToys.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 - February 12th, 2014

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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:

00:20 Do you have any suggestions for fun games that work on socialization?

14:31 Our 17-month-old was not diagnosed with autism but has severe trouble with language and big tantrums. My doctors said to wait a few months, but I don't want to. Does CARD take kids that young?

18:50 How do I teach my daughter to love herself?

24:12 Has my sons' need to isolate himself caused his depression and anxiety?

35:24 If 8-yr-olds aren't very good at perspective taking, how do we teach our kids with autism?

44:36 When do I know when my child's ABA is not needed anymore?

 

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 Dad Changes the World

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Autism Dad and entrepreneur, Thorkil Sonne created Specialisterne, a company that is changing the way the world looks at Autism.  After his son was diagnosed with Autism, Thorkil realized that in helping his son he also needed to get the world to shift their perception of Autism.  In doing so, he is changing one of the most challenging aspects of Autism for adults: Employability. Mr. Sonne is helping corporations identify skills they need in their employees that are specifically abundant in the Autism community, then he systematically educates the individuals with ASD to be able to master the components of the job they may be deficient in.  The result is a highly trained employee, a productive member of society and a shift in how we view nurturing talent!  

 

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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Today's Autism Live features Ask Dr. Doreen with Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answering questions on the rising incidence of Autism, dietary considerations including GFCFSF, maintaining hope, teaching a child to attend to board games, services for teenagers and adults on the spectrum and more.  On Let's Talk Autism with Shannon  Nancy, special guest Doug Baker talks about preparing for the financial aspect of Autism long-term, conservatorship, estate planning, and conscious spending.  Shannon and Nancy share current news stories: President Obama signs bill allowing Tricare to cover ABA for all military dependants and using change.org to help families stop foreclosure.

 

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 Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V

This week Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the autism diagnosis criteria in the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), to be put into affect May 22nd, 2013. 

 

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If you have any questions about the new guidelines email us at autismlive@gmail.com

 

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