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Independent filmmaker and Autism Mom, Vana Thiero talks with Shannon & Nancy about her documentary series My Thiero Boys. Being a single mom of two growing boys isn’t easy, when they are both on the spectrum it is another matter all together!  Vana’s decision to tell her family’s story through a series of films is courageous and inspirational.  For more information, or to set up a screening of My Thiero Boys visit www.mythieroboys.com.  

 

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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 on Autism Live: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about Autism including: How can we teach curiosity?  Can children with great memory but low cognition make progress with ABA? How can you teach a toddler to roll a ball?  What can you do for an 11 year old who is violent and self injurious?  How can you teach waiting to child who tantrums whenever they have to wait?  During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies chat with independent filmmaker and Autism Mom Vana Thiero about her documentary series My Thiero Boys.  For more information or to set up a screening of My Thiero Boys, visit www.mythieroboys.com.  Shannon discusses recent news stories and how Autism is portrayed in the current films The Imitation Game and The Judge.

 

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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 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 - My 11 year old has complete melt-downs at home, punching, hitting, shouting, PLEASE HELP! 

 

09:56 - What are your recommendations for setting up a program to ensure our son understands what he is being taught? 

 

21:35 – Can you recommend strategies to teach curiosity? 

 

30:53- How can we help with rolling and controlling a ball? 

 

38:25- How can we help with transitioning and waiting skills?

 

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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This month’s Smarty craft is extra fun!  It helps to use all of the broken crayons in your home and create new fabulous crayons!  With those new crayons kids can create fun “scratch and reveal” paintings.  The craft is inexpensive and helps children to work on skills such as pincer grasp, holding a pencil, using a paintbrush and more! Enjoy this fun craft.

 

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 and utilizes the lessons and curriculum found in the Skills® online program.

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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