Autism Live (education)

Today on Autism Live, we would like to recognize some of the SuperStars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD SuperStars that have been doing amazing work in the field of Autism for 20 years!!

CARD SUPERSTARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Erica Baumann, Group Clinical Manager; Cedar Park, TX

Theresa Contreras,Sr. Director of Clinical Supervisor Development

Mary Ann Cassell, Superintendent, Va

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_12_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Live, we would like to recognize some of the SuperStars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD SuperStars that have been doing amazing work in the field of Autism for 20 years!!

CARD SUPERSTARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Erica Baumann, Group Clinical Manager; Cedar Park, TX

Theresa Contreras,Sr. Director of Clinical Supervisor Development

Mary Ann Cassell, Superintendent, Va

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_12_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Live, we would like to recognize some of the SuperStars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD SuperStars that have been doing amazing work in the field of Autism for 20 years!! CARD SUPERSTARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Marina Bulkin, Region Manager; Torrence, Ca

Dr. Catherine Heard, Region Manager; Baton Rouge, La

Hank Moore, Director of Compliance and Auditing

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #WorldAutismMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_9_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Today on Autism Live, we would like to recognize some of the SuperStars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD SuperStars that have been doing amazing work in the field of Autism for 20 years!! CARD SUPERSTARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Marina Bulkin, Region Manager; Torrence, Ca

Dr. Catherine Heard, Region Manager; Baton Rouge, La

Hank Moore, Director of Compliance and Auditing

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #WorldAutismMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_9_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:27pm PST

For today's episode of Autism Live, for Autism Awareness Month, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Jess Eves, GCM, West Palm

Alexandra Helfenbein, BT3, Boulder

Tiffani Mitchell, BT2, Manassas

Nicole Ricks, Assistant Supervisor, Medford

 

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_8_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

For today's episode of Autism Live, for Autism Awareness Month, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Jess Eves, GCM, West Palm

Alexandra Helfenbein, BT3, Boulder

Tiffani Mitchell, BT2, Manassas

Nicole Ricks, Assistant Supervisor, Medford

 

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_8_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

For this episode of Autism Live, for Autism Awareness Month, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Danilo Decena, Associate Supervisor, Vacaville

OC Region:

Sarah Rojo

Lesley Handwork

Jeannie McGuire

Krystle Pulido

Heather Tong

Carrie Twaddell

David Scribner

Kathryn Cracco, Clinical Lead Manager, Oak Park

Nathaniel Tryon, BT1, Plano

Jenifer Avalos Vega, BT2, Moreno Valley

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_7_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

For this episode of Autism Live, for Autism Awareness Month, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Danilo Decena, Associate Supervisor, Vacaville

OC Region

Sarah Rojo

Lesley Handwork

Jeannie McGuire

Krystle Pulido

Heather Tong

Carrie Twaddell

David Scribner

Kathryn Cracco, Clinical Lead Manager, Oak Park

Nathaniel Tryon, BT1, Plano

Jenifer Avalos Vega, BT2, Moreno Valley

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_7_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Acceptance Day, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars! CARD STARS we are honoring in this episode:

Alyssa Trombley, Assistant Supervisor, Lakewood

Virginia Douglas, Operations Manager, Manassas

Aanesha Martin, Clinical Supervsior, Prairieville

Linda Watson, CLM-D, San Marcos

Heather Vaughn, BT3, Irvine

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_6_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Acceptance Day, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars! CARD STARS we are honoring in this episode:

Alyssa Trombley, Assistant Supervisor, Lakewood

Virginia Douglas, Operations Manager, Manassas

Aanesha Martin, Clinical Supervsior, Prairieville

Linda Watson, CLM-D, San Marcos

Heather Vaughn, BT3, Irvine

#WorldAutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismAcceptanceMonth

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_6_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this segment of Autism Live, We honor these CARD STARS!

Alyssa Holcomb; Assistant Supervisor; Kentucky

Elise Anderson, Clinical Supervisor, Naperville

Emilia Palmer; GCM, Tacoma

Andrea Tucker, BT1, Kentucky

La’Nija Johnson, OM, Virginia

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_5_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this segment of Autism Live, We honor these CARD STARS!

Alyssa Holcomb; Assistant Supervisor; Kentucky

Elise Anderson, Clinical Supervisor, Naperville

Emilia Palmer; GCM, Tacoma

Andrea Tucker, BT1, Kentucky

La’Nija Johnson, OM, Virginia

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_5_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Acceptance Day, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Abby Dardane, Clinical Supervisor

Jeanine Sinople, Clinical Supervisor

Holly Willborn, OM, West Palm Beach

Casey Shapiro, BT2, Woodlawn Hills

Bill Kraus, Clinical Supervisor, NY

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_2_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Today on Autism Acceptance Day, we would like to recognize some of the Stars from Center for Autism and Related Disorders! Please join us in honoring these amazing CARD Stars!

CARD STARS we are Honoring in this episode:

Abby Dardane, Clinical Supervisor

Jeanine Sinople, Clinical Supervisor

Holly Willborn, OM, West Palm Beach

Casey Shapiro, BT2, Woodlawn Hills

Bill Kraus, Clinical Supervisor, NY

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_2_2021_small.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this very special Episode of Autism Live, Shannon discusses what a Self-Advocate is for the jargon of the day! After that, things start to get personal as Shannon interviews her son who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 and headed to college this Fall and her loving husband, Actor and Voice Actor, Jim Miller. Check it out!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_April_1_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this very special Episode of Autism Live, Shannon discusses what a Self-Advocate is for the jargon of the day! After that, things start to get personal as Shannon interviews her son who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 and headed to college this Fall and her loving husband, Actor and Voice Actor, Jim Miller. Check it out!

Direct download: Autism_Live_April_1_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders discusses speech in children with autism, sound therapy, repetitive movements and more. Check it out!
 
06:06 - Good morning Shannon and Dr. Doreen. My question is: Why  does my 7 year old son not spontaneously comment on anything or shows initiation to communicate? He only talks when He needs something. I feel defeated because I have seen kids around his age with years of therapy already having conversations and saying how they feel but my son is not there yet.
 10:43 - Free Skills Lesson, How to get started training with ABA Services, for Educators, Free “Starting to Teach” Lesson
 14:46 What is your opinion on Tomatis Method ( sound therapy) ?
 22:31 - What is your opinion of stem cells as a treatment for autism?
 24:13 - How would Dr. Doreen treat repetitive movements. its automatically reinforcing and hard for him to be aware of his movements. could you please tell us how you would reduce hand flapping behavior? its affecting his academics and he also has ADHD. Can you talk about continuing to follow a whole food diet and continuing organic and eating healthy.
 35:41 - Do you find children diagnosed ASD has temperature regulation issues. I work with several individuals overheat easily and are constantly drinking water. Is there a condition for this? Other medical diagnoses have been ruled out such as diabetes and thyroid.
 36:32 -  I just found out that UCSD has a video game that’s been FDA approved for ADHD treatment. Also helps some with autism.
 39:32 Do herbal remedies help?
 40:51  - My oldest daughter turned 10 last week. She asked for a book on archaeology so that is what she got. Not an easy-to-read one like children's archaeology books, but really an overview of archaeology in more complex terms. It was a gamble, but she has been reading from it and from what I hear, she understands it as well. I should add, she is autistic. In her case, it makes it pretty tough to make social connections, but she is extra interested in subjects like math, history, and physics. My daughter hates fictional stories and thus she had a lot of trouble reading that book, which made the teacher believe she did well by taking the archaeology book away. Now, this happened more often. The teacher has taken away her math book, a card game she uses to practice image forming in her head (based on the memory palace technique, for those familiar with it), and she called my daughter childish for playing pokemon go. All things she likes to do, and I don't mind her doing them because she doesn't harm anyone with them. We had a talk about that with the school director as well, and it went fine for a while. But now with the archaeology book incident, the teacher decided that it was my fault. She came with all sorts of arguments aimed at how I should have pushed her to do things for her own age rather than let her find her own way. I have to say, it hurt me. She is my first daughter and I really try hard to do well, but I know that I make mistakes. Is this one of them? Am I really leaving her too free by letting her choose what she wants and likes?
 47:44 - My son is 5 and I’m at a loss on how to change a particular behavior. He bangs his right hand on tables constantly and also claps his hands very hard, they sound like clap toys. It literally hurts my ears. The function is automatic. I’ve tried to replace the banging on the table with giving him bongs to bang on and he will only use it for a few seconds then goes right back to banging the table. Even worse than that is the clapping. I’m at a loss. I don’t know what to do and I’m going crazy. I’m so overwhelmed with all the noise and the pitch of the noise. I know automatic function is the hardest behavior to change. Any ideas? Thank you very much.
 54:52 - How can I stop my child 10 from watching weird videos like kids tantruming when I ask him he says I want to see how they react so I don’t do that but that’s exactly what he does.
 
Direct download: Autism_Live_March_31_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders discusses speech in children with autism, sound therapy, repetitive movements and more. Check it out!
 
06:06 - Good morning Shannon and Dr. Doreen. My question is: Why  does my 7 year old son not spontaneously comment on anything or shows initiation to communicate? He only talks when He needs something. I feel defeated because I have seen kids around his age with years of therapy already having conversations and saying how they feel but my son is not there yet.
 10:43 - Free Skills Lesson, How to get started training with ABA Services, for Educators, Free “Starting to Teach” Lesson
 14:46 What is your opinion on Tomatis Method ( sound therapy) ?
 22:31 - What is your opinion of stem cells as a treatment for autism?
 24:13 - How would Dr. Doreen treat repetitive movements. its automatically reinforcing and hard for him to be aware of his movements. could you please tell us how you would reduce hand flapping behavior? its affecting his academics and he also has ADHD. Can you talk about continuing to follow a whole food diet and continuing organic and eating healthy.
 35:41 - Do you find children diagnosed ASD has temperature regulation issues. I work with several individuals overheat easily and are constantly drinking water. Is there a condition for this? Other medical diagnoses have been ruled out such as diabetes and thyroid.
 36:32 -  I just found out that UCSD has a video game that’s been FDA approved for ADHD treatment. Also helps some with autism.
 39:32 Do herbal remedies help?
 40:51  - My oldest daughter turned 10 last week. She asked for a book on archaeology so that is what she got. Not an easy-to-read one like children's archaeology books, but really an overview of archaeology in more complex terms. It was a gamble, but she has been reading from it and from what I hear, she understands it as well. I should add, she is autistic. In her case, it makes it pretty tough to make social connections, but she is extra interested in subjects like math, history, and physics. My daughter hates fictional stories and thus she had a lot of trouble reading that book, which made the teacher believe she did well by taking the archaeology book away. Now, this happened more often. The teacher has taken away her math book, a card game she uses to practice image forming in her head (based on the memory palace technique, for those familiar with it), and she called my daughter childish for playing pokemon go. All things she likes to do, and I don't mind her doing them because she doesn't harm anyone with them. We had a talk about that with the school director as well, and it went fine for a while. But now with the archaeology book incident, the teacher decided that it was my fault. She came with all sorts of arguments aimed at how I should have pushed her to do things for her own age rather than let her find her own way. I have to say, it hurt me. She is my first daughter and I really try hard to do well, but I know that I make mistakes. Is this one of them? Am I really leaving her too free by letting her choose what she wants and likes?
 47:44 - My son is 5 and I’m at a loss on how to change a particular behavior. He bangs his right hand on tables constantly and also claps his hands very hard, they sound like clap toys. It literally hurts my ears. The function is automatic. I’ve tried to replace the banging on the table with giving him bongs to bang on and he will only use it for a few seconds then goes right back to banging the table. Even worse than that is the clapping. I’m at a loss. I don’t know what to do and I’m going crazy. I’m so overwhelmed with all the noise and the pitch of the noise. I know automatic function is the hardest behavior to change. Any ideas? Thank you very much.
 54:52 - How can I stop my child 10 from watching weird videos like kids tantruming when I ask him he says I want to see how they react so I don’t do that but that’s exactly what he does.
 
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_31_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers ASD for the jargon of the day before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week and answers some viewer questions! After that, Shannon interviews the Founder of the Specialisterne Foundation, Thorkil Sonne and the CEO of Specialisterne North America, Alan Kriss, Tune in!

#AutismJargon #ASD#AutismParents

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_29_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers ASD for the jargon of the day before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week and answers some viewer questions! After that, Shannon interviews the Founder of the Specialisterne Foundation, Thorkil Sonne and the CEO of Specialisterne North America, Alan Kriss, Tune in!

#AutismJargon #ASD#AutismParents

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_29_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Please join us in enjoying this compilation of the Best of Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy! This compilation of videos include an interview with autism mom and former news anchor Gabriela Teissier, Actor from Shameless, American Horror Story and You, Lou Taylor Pucci discusses his most recent film at the time (2012) which was the story of Luke! Next an interview Dr. Humairah Shah gives us tips on teeth brushing with children on the autism spectrum and things that could be beneficial for young children learning to brush their own teeth. Lastly, an interview with Shannon and Nancy is with Heyman Hakimi from TheLegalDuo.com about Autism Advocacy and IEP’s! Thanks for watching!

Direct download: Best_of_Lets_Talk_Autism_for_March_26_2021_Podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Please join us in enjoying this compilation of the Best of Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy! This compilation of videos include an interview with autism mom and former news anchor Gabriela Teissier, Actor from Shameless, American Horror Story and You, Lou Taylor Pucci discusses his most recent film at the time (2012) which was the story of Luke! Next an interview Dr. Humairah Shah gives us tips on teeth brushing with children on the autism spectrum and things that could be beneficial for young children learning to brush their own teeth. Lastly, an interview with Shannon and Nancy is with Heyman Hakimi from TheLegalDuo.com about Autism Advocacy and IEP’s! Thanks for watching!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_26_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains Access maintained Behavior for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by CARD Research Coordinator Leah Hirschfeld to talk about research about caregiver stress! Check it out!

Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_March_25_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains Access maintained Behavior for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by CARD Research Coordinator Leah Hirschfeld to talk about research about caregiver stress! Check it out!

 

Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_March_25_2021_Podcast_Audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Don't miss this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen! The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers questions about gut problems, Autism Recovery, Systematic Desensitization and more! Check it out!

Questions Answered:

06:32 - are gut problems prevalent for people like myself, I'm having a colonoscopy next month, I've heard all about gut biomes and stuff like that, I just want answers and should I refuse a colonoscopy.

13:00 - 3 year old grandson in Canada - Right now he is not verbal.  He repeats a few words for example apple or banana but not clearly but he tries sometimes.  It seems that he learns and thean he forgets. He has 9 hours ABA a week.  I believe it is not enough but in Canada they believe that he is still very young and doesn’t need more.  Recently he developed visual swimming.  He constantly looks at a window, daylight or lights.  Since he started doing this he doesn’t want to play with any toy.  I cannot catch his attention at all;  no eye contact, no play.

I hear you saying that your son recovered.  How did you do that?  How was your road to recovery?  Did he have severe autism?

Is there a way to reduce his visual stimming and making him more attentive?

24:12 – Overcoming challenging Behaviors Free on Skills for Parents and Teaching Communication Modules for Educators

28:40 - would you recommend putting a 7 year old with moderate autism that is functionally verbal in a General Ed. class for half of the day in school?

34:00 - how would Dr. Doreen treat repetitive movements. its automatically reinforcing and hard for him to be aware of his movements. could you please tell us how you would reduce hand flapping behavior? its affecting his academics and he also has ADHD. Can you talk about continuing to follow a whole food diet and continuing organic and eating healthy.

39:18 - How does one help with stimming from spitting? When younger was easier to replace with a harmonica and now older, what can i replace it with?

42:55 - He is spitting in sinks and outside. Is it a oral motor texture thing?

43:43 -  (Systematic Desensitization) Good afternoon I wrote in to Ms. Shannon my child's issues with dogs and no one can help she even gave me several resources that I tried Eagles couldn't help and autism speak I reached out several times the lady said she couldn't help and would try to get me resources but never did last week Noah also non verbal ran in front of a vehicle from dogs and my worst nightmare flashed before me .What is the best way to desensitized on my own not many resources in my area and just own my owner So do you have any special people that could help no family other than my other granddaughter that also has Autism? Thank you for any advice he wont go outside?

54:03 - When do kids with ASD give first words? because my brother who just turned 2 with ASD has 10 words

55:34 - Please I'd like to know more about eliminating or reducing scripting. My 6 year old son who is on the Autism spectrum scripts often and it gets in the way of therapy and general learning.

#AutismQuestions #AutismSpectrumDisorder #AutismParenting

Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_March_24_2021_Podcast_Audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 8:50am PST

Don't miss this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen! The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers questions about gut problems, Autism Recovery, Systematic Desensitization and more! Check it out!

Questions Answered:

06:32 - are gut problems prevalent for people like myself, I'm having a colonoscopy next month, I've heard all about gut biomes and stuff like that, I just want answers and should I refuse a colonoscopy.

13:00 - 3 year old grandson in Canada - Right now he is not verbal.  He repeats a few words for example apple or banana but not clearly but he tries sometimes.  It seems that he learns and thean he forgets. He has 9 hours ABA a week.  I believe it is not enough but in Canada they believe that he is still very young and doesn’t need more.  Recently he developed visual swimming.  He constantly looks at a window, daylight or lights.  Since he started doing this he doesn’t want to play with any toy.  I cannot catch his attention at all;  no eye contact, no play.

I hear you saying that your son recovered.  How did you do that?  How was your road to recovery?  Did he have severe autism?

Is there a way to reduce his visual stimming and making him more attentive?

24:12 – Overcoming challenging Behaviors Free on Skills for Parents and Teaching Communication Modules for Educators

28:40 - would you recommend putting a 7 year old with moderate autism that is functionally verbal in a General Ed. class for half of the day in school?

34:00 - how would Dr. Doreen treat repetitive movements. its automatically reinforcing and hard for him to be aware of his movements. could you please tell us how you would reduce hand flapping behavior? its affecting his academics and he also has ADHD. Can you talk about continuing to follow a whole food diet and continuing organic and eating healthy.

39:18 - How does one help with stimming from spitting? When younger was easier to replace with a harmonica and now older, what can i replace it with?

42:55 - He is spitting in sinks and outside. Is it a oral motor texture thing?

43:43 -  (Systematic Desensitization) Good afternoon I wrote in to Ms. Shannon my child's issues with dogs and no one can help she even gave me several resources that I tried Eagles couldn't help and autism speak I reached out several times the lady said she couldn't help and would try to get me resources but never did last week Noah also non verbal ran in front of a vehicle from dogs and my worst nightmare flashed before me .What is the best way to desensitized on my own not many resources in my area and just own my owner So do you have any special people that could help no family other than my other granddaughter that also has Autism? Thank you for any advice he wont go outside?

54:03 - When do kids with ASD give first words? because my brother who just turned 2 with ASD has 10 words

55:34 - Please I'd like to know more about eliminating or reducing scripting. My 6 year old son who is on the Autism spectrum scripts often and it gets in the way of therapy and general learning.

#AutismQuestions #AutismSpectrumDisorder #AutismParenting

Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_March_24_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 8:50am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers Sensory Behavior for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week and answers some viewer questions! Tune in!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_22_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers Sensory Behavior for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week and answers some viewer questions! Tune in!

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_22_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before being joined by Author, Yadira Calderon and Author/Illustrator Rainbow Mosho about "What I Gained and Lost During Covid19" and "Rainbow Rabbit Meets Oracle the Alphabet Creature" and A third book about OCD from the perspective of a 12yr old with autism will be published in June! Don't miss it!

Links

News

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-03-psychologists-error-nice-guidelines-autism.html

https://people.com/human-interest/student-with-autism-pens-letter-to-his-future-employer/

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/03/18/kids-with-autism-how-dads-can-improve-moms-mental-health/

Yadira Calderon and Rainbow Mosho

https://linktr.ee/RainbowMosho

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0996290869/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0?fbclid=IwAR0WyK7Sz6WWR5QfO3tejV2idUitPuhVtFnfEt88-pmLUYeoqjyo2vJcwfY

https://autismhappykingdom.com/blog-2/

#AutismResearch #AutismNews #AutismParent

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_19_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before being joined by Author, Yadira Calderon and Author/Illustrator Rainbow Mosho about "What I Gained and Lost During Covid19" and "Rainbow Rabbit Meets Oracle the Alphabet Creature" and A third book about OCD from the perspective of a 12yr old with autism will be published in June! Don't miss it!

Links

News

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-03-psychologists-error-nice-guidelines-autism.html

https://people.com/human-interest/student-with-autism-pens-letter-to-his-future-employer/

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/03/18/kids-with-autism-how-dads-can-improve-moms-mental-health/

Yadira Calderon and Rainbow Mosho

https://linktr.ee/RainbowMosho

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0996290869/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0?fbclid=IwAR0WyK7Sz6WWR5QfO3tejV2idUitPuhVtFnfEt88-pmLUYeoqjyo2vJcwfY

https://autismhappykingdom.com/blog-2/

#AutismResearch #AutismNews #AutismParent

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_19_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains Escape-Maintained Behavior for the autism jargon of the day. After that, Shannon interviews Animator and the founder of Danimation, Dani Bowman! Check it out!

Links below!

https://store.toonboom.com/my-trials

https://danimationentertainment.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/PLstudios/featured

Childrens' books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dani%20bowman&i=stripbooks...

#Austism #EscapeMaintainedBehavior #Animation

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_18_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains Escape-Maintained Behavior for the autism jargon of the day. After that, Shannon interviews Animator and the founder of Danimation, Dani Bowman! Check it out!

Links below!

https://store.toonboom.com/my-trials

https://danimationentertainment.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/PLstudios/featured

Childrens' books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dani%20bowman&i=stripbooks...

#Austism #EscapeMaintainedBehavior #Animation

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_18_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

It's time for another episode of Ask Dr. Doreen! Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about Potty Training, Apraxia and more! Check it out!
 
Questions Below: 
11:38 -  Hi, We have been trying to potty train my son for couple for months now with help of ABA and now he can void when we take him but won't tell us when he has to go. He would have accidents if we don't take him. What will be your suggestion to get him to use toilet on his own or tell us when he needs to go so we can take him?1
 24:41 - Hello ladies, I’m the mother of the 10yr old who had the dentist traumatic experience. Even though he’s having better days and less self harming. He has become very obsessed with me, wanting to be with Me constantly, sometimes I’ll be in the kitchen and he’ll come breathing really hard and holds on from my arm, then I need to stop what I’m doing for safety reasons of course, if I’m riding in the Passenger side, while my husband drives he wants me to sit in the back with him, when I sit in the bank he starts holding on to me, sometimes I can finish my hose chores because he needs me with him What can I do to help him with anxiety, that doesn’t require for me to be with him at all times? We finally have an appointment with the psychiatrist next Wednesday the 24th. Thanks in advance.
 29:11 - When my child earns the iPad he watches the same video or weird videos his latest is Super nanny and he just repeats he tries to script it and use it into context it’s weird when I told my supervisor they said have him wear headphones🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️it’s his time. I pad is his highest reinforcer and if he is gonna watch something I don’t want him to learn bad behaviors. He stems on these videos so bad. I don’t think that was the best advice. Please help. The video says shut up, etc and he is saying that to adults. Please help.
 35:12 - My 11 year old autistic son is obsessed with picking leaves, flowers, pulling full branches off of trees. How do we help end this behavior?
 46:32 - Hello. Any tips on getting my shy, quiet, home schooled 7th grader to try new things? He has Autism and slow processing, but is on grade level. We are open to anything other than you tube videos. He says 'no' to pretty much anything and everything. No matter how short and effortless the activity is. He has no ideas of things he likes. We are desperate to expand his horizons! Thanks.
 55:48 – How you can gain access to the following Free IBT Parent E-Learning Courses: “Overcoming Challenging Behaviors” and “Teaching Communication”
 57:02 - Can the skills program help with apraxia of speech?
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_17_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

It's time for another episode of Ask Dr. Doreen! Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about Potty Training, Apraxia and more! Check it out!
 
Questions Below: 
11:38 -  Hi, We have been trying to potty train my son for couple for months now with help of ABA and now he can void when we take him but won't tell us when he has to go. He would have accidents if we don't take him. What will be your suggestion to get him to use toilet on his own or tell us when he needs to go so we can take him?1
 24:41 - Hello ladies, I’m the mother of the 10yr old who had the dentist traumatic experience. Even though he’s having better days and less self harming. He has become very obsessed with me, wanting to be with Me constantly, sometimes I’ll be in the kitchen and he’ll come breathing really hard and holds on from my arm, then I need to stop what I’m doing for safety reasons of course, if I’m riding in the Passenger side, while my husband drives he wants me to sit in the back with him, when I sit in the bank he starts holding on to me, sometimes I can finish my hose chores because he needs me with him What can I do to help him with anxiety, that doesn’t require for me to be with him at all times? We finally have an appointment with the psychiatrist next Wednesday the 24th. Thanks in advance.
 29:11 - When my child earns the iPad he watches the same video or weird videos his latest is Super nanny and he just repeats he tries to script it and use it into context it’s weird when I told my supervisor they said have him wear headphones🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️it’s his time. I pad is his highest reinforcer and if he is gonna watch something I don’t want him to learn bad behaviors. He stems on these videos so bad. I don’t think that was the best advice. Please help. The video says shut up, etc and he is saying that to adults. Please help.
 35:12 - My 11 year old autistic son is obsessed with picking leaves, flowers, pulling full branches off of trees. How do we help end this behavior?
 46:32 - Hello. Any tips on getting my shy, quiet, home schooled 7th grader to try new things? He has Autism and slow processing, but is on grade level. We are open to anything other than you tube videos. He says 'no' to pretty much anything and everything. No matter how short and effortless the activity is. He has no ideas of things he likes. We are desperate to expand his horizons! Thanks.
 55:48 – How you can gain access to the following Free IBT Parent E-Learning Courses: “Overcoming Challenging Behaviors” and “Teaching Communication”
 57:02 - Can the skills program help with apraxia of speech?
Direct download: Autism_Live_March_17_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers Attention-Maintained Behavior for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

#AutismJargon #Behavior #AutismParents

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_15_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers Attention-Maintained Behavior for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

#AutismJargon #Behavior #AutismParents

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_15_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before being joined by the Director of Family Services for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Vince Redmond, MFT. Check it out! Links to News Articles: https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2021/03/09/dods-conclusions-flawed-about-military-childrens-progress-with-autism-therapy-expert-says/

https://lastnighton.com/2021/03/08/bill-maher-monologue-dr-seuss-potato-head/

https://www.today.com/food/boy-autism-receives-waffle-recipe-discontinued-product-t211409

 

Direct download: LTA_March_12_2021_Podcast.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before being joined by the Director of Family Services for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Vince Redmond, MFT. Check it out! Links to News Articles: https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2021/03/09/dods-conclusions-flawed-about-military-childrens-progress-with-autism-therapy-expert-says/

https://lastnighton.com/2021/03/08/bill-maher-monologue-dr-seuss-potato-head/

https://www.today.com/food/boy-autism-receives-waffle-recipe-discontinued-product-t211409

Direct download: LTA_March_12__2021_Podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains BIP for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Founder of GoManda, Neurodiversity Advocate, & Physician-Scientist Celest Austin! Check it out! Links below! https://www.gomanda.com

#AutismJargon #BIPplan #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_11_2021_actual_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains BIP for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Founder of GoManda, Neurodiversity Advocate, & Physician-Scientist Celest Austin! Check it out! Links below! https://www.gomanda.com

#AutismJargon #BIPplan #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_11_2021_podcast_Actual.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders is back to answer viewer questions about potty training, anxiety, and much more! check it out! Questions answered below!
 
06:57 - Hoping you could discuss Autism Children non Verbal. Some of the children have been effected about COVID 19. Our Grandaughter who was potty trained. Now went backwards And not using the toilet. Asking for help and suggestions.
 11:18 - My son is 6 years old autistic and was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two weeks ago and also has anxiety, is there any resources that I can get for my son , I don’t feel comfortable leaving him with anyone but a nurse?
 18:44 – Free Training Modules from the Institute for Behavioral Training: Parent Useful Strategies for your Home, Educator Behavior Management Training
 22:36 - I wonder if Skills can also provide programs for behaviors. For instance my child is scared of the noise of appliances and he has to take the food out of the air fryer straight away when it sounds otherwise he screams and cries also, unexpected noises from appliances make him mad. I don’t know what to do and I don’t have a BCBA on board at the moment.
 32:14 - Parent of a 4 year old.. using skills...really great tool...would you recommend someone for therapy in India (New Delhi)??
 35:25 - I never thought of emailing the list of free stuff to my kids teacher. Shannon that is brilliant!
 40:11 -  Hello` my 10yrs old with autism gets very upset, He says his voice sounds like a girl and that there is something in his voice, he gets so upset he hits himself. we have try putting him in front of a mirror and asking him what he see’s, and he says a boy, so I don’t understand why he keeps saying he sounds like a girl, this has been going on for many months and we don't know what to do, he sometimes won’t speak, and will just point or use head to answer yes or no, what can we do. We are waiting on card services to finish our process with the insurance to see when we can start services. we are in new jersey,
 46:13 - can we get bcba support by CARD? Even in the UK ABA practice is very less
 48:13 – I have a teenage son that is 17 years old, and is on the spectrum. He gets Hugh anxiety when he is reminded to do things he already knows how to do. Do you have some advice to help him with his anxiety during this time? He is arguing under his breath. He gets close to a meltdown and can be in safe. He is in a class and arguing with the instructor with what she is teaching him
 53:22 - I really need help with my 2 year old son...my dr believes that my son has autism. My son is so hard to deal with. What do I need to do differently to make my son behave
 
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_11_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders is back to answer viewer questions about potty training, anxiety, and much more! check it out! Questions answered below!
 
06:57 - Hoping you could discuss Autism Children non Verbal. Some of the children have been effected about COVID 19. Our Grandaughter who was potty trained. Now went backwards And not using the toilet. Asking for help and suggestions.
 11:18 - My son is 6 years old autistic and was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two weeks ago and also has anxiety, is there any resources that I can get for my son , I don’t feel comfortable leaving him with anyone but a nurse?
 18:44 – Free Training Modules from the Institute for Behavioral Training: Parent Useful Strategies for your Home, Educator Behavior Management Training
 22:36 - I wonder if Skills can also provide programs for behaviors. For instance my child is scared of the noise of appliances and he has to take the food out of the air fryer straight away when it sounds otherwise he screams and cries also, unexpected noises from appliances make him mad. I don’t know what to do and I don’t have a BCBA on board at the moment.
 32:14 - Parent of a 4 year old.. using skills...really great tool...would you recommend someone for therapy in India (New Delhi)??
 35:25 - I never thought of emailing the list of free stuff to my kids teacher. Shannon that is brilliant!
 40:11 -  Hello` my 10yrs old with autism gets very upset, He says his voice sounds like a girl and that there is something in his voice, he gets so upset he hits himself. we have try putting him in front of a mirror and asking him what he see’s, and he says a boy, so I don’t understand why he keeps saying he sounds like a girl, this has been going on for many months and we don't know what to do, he sometimes won’t speak, and will just point or use head to answer yes or no, what can we do. We are waiting on card services to finish our process with the insurance to see when we can start services. we are in new jersey,
 46:13 - can we get bcba support by CARD? Even in the UK ABA practice is very less
 48:13 – I have a teenage son that is 17 years old, and is on the spectrum. He gets Hugh anxiety when he is reminded to do things he already knows how to do. Do you have some advice to help him with his anxiety during this time? He is arguing under his breath. He gets close to a meltdown and can be in safe. He is in a class and arguing with the instructor with what she is teaching him
 53:22 - I really need help with my 2 year old son...my dr believes that my son has autism. My son is so hard to deal with. What do I need to do differently to make my son behave
 
Direct download: Autism_Live_March_11_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers FBA for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week while taking viewer questions! Then, Shannon is joined by Special Education Attorney Bonnie Yates for another episode of Your Rights with Bonnie Yates! This time, Bonnie discusses how to file due process without a Lawyer and answers a few viewer questions! Check it out! 

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_8_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers FBA for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week while taking viewer questions! Then, Shannon is joined by Special Education Attorney Bonnie Yates for another episode of Your Rights with Bonnie Yates! This time, Bonnie discusses how to file due process without a Lawyer and answers a few viewer questions! Check it out! 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_8_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before discussing a video about a crash course in social and career skills called Smile and Succeed for Teens! Don't miss it! Links to News Articles & More Below:

www.smilethebook.com

 

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/04/2187484/0/en/Media-urged-to-recognize-shift-from-Autism-Awareness-Month-to-Autism-Acceptance-Month-this-April.html

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/03/04/autism-racial-disparities-study/1041614875676/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/well/family/diagnosing-autism-in-the-pandemic.html

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_5_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 1:40pm PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news before discussing a video about a crash course in social and career skills called Smile and Succeed for Teens! Don't miss it! Links to News Articles & More Below:

www.smilethebook.com

 

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/04/2187484/0/en/Media-urged-to-recognize-shift-from-Autism-Awareness-Month-to-Autism-Acceptance-Month-this-April.html

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/03/04/autism-racial-disparities-study/1041614875676/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/well/family/diagnosing-autism-in-the-pandemic.html

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_5_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 1:40pm PST

Shannon explains 504 Plan for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Dentist and Author Dr. Humairah Shah! Check it out! Links below!

No Rushing when Brushing English https://www.amazon.com/Rushing-When-Brushing-Burke-Books/dp/B08DDN7R39/ref=sr_1_3?crid=19AXKIW0S3HFA&dchild=1&keywords=humairah+shah&qid=1614885438&sprefix=HUMAIRAH+%2Caps%2C306&sr=8-3

Spanish

https://www.amazon.com/Cepillate-Los-Dientes-Calma-Spanish/dp/B08S2P8KVP/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=humairah+shah&qid=1614885493&sr=8-11

iBooks for special needs with narration

https://books.apple.com/us/book/sam-and-the-sugar-bug/id515107105

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_4_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains 504 Plan for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Dentist and Author Dr. Humairah Shah! Check it out! Links below!

No Rushing when Brushing English https://www.amazon.com/Rushing-When-Brushing-Burke-Books/dp/B08DDN7R39/ref=sr_1_3?crid=19AXKIW0S3HFA&dchild=1&keywords=humairah+shah&qid=1614885438&sprefix=HUMAIRAH+%2Caps%2C306&sr=8-3

Spanish

https://www.amazon.com/Cepillate-Los-Dientes-Calma-Spanish/dp/B08S2P8KVP/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=humairah+shah&qid=1614885493&sr=8-11

iBooks for special needs with narration

https://books.apple.com/us/book/sam-and-the-sugar-bug/id515107105

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_4_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joins us to answer viewer questions! Check it out! Questions answered below:

 8:22 - My brother (14) has autism and ADHD as well as some other things that aren't currently important. His special interest is cats. We have a few, and I understand that he likes talking about them, but every single conversation somehow delves into him talking about cats. I'm not being dramatic, you can ask him anything and his response will somehow be related to cats/delve into the conversation of cats. It's maddening. Earlier today I was trying to eat breakfast and he went off on some tangent about cat genetics. I was seriously trying to ignore him but for whatever reason it was just getting on my nerves. I hate that I have to go eat alone just so I can eat peacefully. I said, word for word, "Shut up, nobody cares about cats, its f****ing annoying," My parents saw red and my brother was quiet. We managed to finish breakfast before they said anything. Despite the fact that my parents were trying to burn holes into me with glares, it was honest to god the most peaceful breakfast I have ever had. They basically grounded me until they think I've learned my lesson so I'll probably be grounded until they forget I'm supposed to be grounded. They're calling me ablest while ignoring the fact that I'm struggling with him. I don't see why I have to put up with him all the time, I just want to eat with my parents in peace. But of course, that's not allowed because everything has to be comfortable for him. Despite the fact that I thought I was in the right at the time, they're making me feel really guilty and I'm having a pretty serious internal debate so I bring my query to you instead. Am I the a**hole? Just adding that I've tried asking politely several times in the past and he just ignores me. My parents also don't care on my feelings, they just want him comfortable so talking to them is useless. What should I do, I love him, but this is driving me up the wall.
 22:44 - Follow up: an appointment with the psychiatrist hopefully not too many days after. He is now on 2mg of guanfacine since Sunday, since he was on 1mg for 4 weeks with no result.we will stay on guanfacin
 Until we can have an appointment with a psychiatrist and then maybe they can put him on Xanax. My question is. We took a break from zoom classes since he was having panic attacks and bad anxiety, It’s been close to 3 weeks and he’s still having them but I’m concerned that he will regress if we take a really long break. But it was really hard for him to do a few minutes of work with his anxiety
 25:01 - How to deal with new aggression behavior he is hitting Pinching. He is using calm. He is 5 with ASD working on functional communication
 41:31 - I have a 4.5 year old nonverbal son. Wanted to know how I can increase his joint attention. He’s aware of his family and doesn’t interact so much of us but also has separation anxiety so he wants us
 44:49 - 3 year old in ABA, speech, OT has was allocated 24 hours ABA but she only sits through about 2.5 hours for 6 days a week approx 12. Started ABA in Oct 19 home based Aba providers keep changing
 With the provider due to turnover or scheduling changes how can I get consistency in ABA 3 year old does not mask so she cannot go to a center. Also how can I encourage more language she talks but Not in line with 3 year olds without ASD. She only talks to request things not for conversations or if I ask her a question she may or may not answer How is spontaneous 2-way communication developed right now I coach her how to respond to questions by modeling And writing because she reads
 47:56 - We worked with CARD for many years to learn and support a now adult with ASD. Always lost and shocked as to what to say when I hear professionals who speak so negatively about ABA. Any advice?
 53:51 - I’m currently changing providers because our supervisor said that increasing hours isn’t going to help my son and added they are only here to teach us parents Aba
 56:49 - Quinton is now constantly playing with his spit- he does it when he's bored, whiles he's playing after he gets "in trouble". It really doesn't matter what he's doing in the day he will play with it, its distracting him during bedtime and its giving me overload hearing him play with it in his mouth, it makes me want to gag. How do I extinct that behavior. He won’t chew gum. i give him bubbles and playdough- but it’s not working.

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_3_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 4:30pm PST

The founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joins us to answer viewer questions! Check it out! Questions answered below:

 8:22 - My brother (14) has autism and ADHD as well as some other things that aren't currently important. His special interest is cats. We have a few, and I understand that he likes talking about them, but every single conversation somehow delves into him talking about cats. I'm not being dramatic, you can ask him anything and his response will somehow be related to cats/delve into the conversation of cats. It's maddening. Earlier today I was trying to eat breakfast and he went off on some tangent about cat genetics. I was seriously trying to ignore him but for whatever reason it was just getting on my nerves. I hate that I have to go eat alone just so I can eat peacefully. I said, word for word, "Shut up, nobody cares about cats, its f****ing annoying," My parents saw red and my brother was quiet. We managed to finish breakfast before they said anything. Despite the fact that my parents were trying to burn holes into me with glares, it was honest to god the most peaceful breakfast I have ever had. They basically grounded me until they think I've learned my lesson so I'll probably be grounded until they forget I'm supposed to be grounded. They're calling me ablest while ignoring the fact that I'm struggling with him. I don't see why I have to put up with him all the time, I just want to eat with my parents in peace. But of course, that's not allowed because everything has to be comfortable for him. Despite the fact that I thought I was in the right at the time, they're making me feel really guilty and I'm having a pretty serious internal debate so I bring my query to you instead. Am I the a**hole? Just adding that I've tried asking politely several times in the past and he just ignores me. My parents also don't care on my feelings, they just want him comfortable so talking to them is useless. What should I do, I love him, but this is driving me up the wall.
 22:44 - Follow up: an appointment with the psychiatrist hopefully not too many days after. He is now on 2mg of guanfacine since Sunday, since he was on 1mg for 4 weeks with no result.we will stay on guanfacin
 Until we can have an appointment with a psychiatrist and then maybe they can put him on Xanax. My question is. We took a break from zoom classes since he was having panic attacks and bad anxiety, It’s been close to 3 weeks and he’s still having them but I’m concerned that he will regress if we take a really long break. But it was really hard for him to do a few minutes of work with his anxiety
 25:01 - How to deal with new aggression behavior he is hitting Pinching. He is using calm. He is 5 with ASD working on functional communication
 41:31 - I have a 4.5 year old nonverbal son. Wanted to know how I can increase his joint attention. He’s aware of his family and doesn’t interact so much of us but also has separation anxiety so he wants us
 44:49 - 3 year old in ABA, speech, OT has was allocated 24 hours ABA but she only sits through about 2.5 hours for 6 days a week approx 12. Started ABA in Oct 19 home based Aba providers keep changing
 With the provider due to turnover or scheduling changes how can I get consistency in ABA 3 year old does not mask so she cannot go to a center. Also how can I encourage more language she talks but Not in line with 3 year olds without ASD. She only talks to request things not for conversations or if I ask her a question she may or may not answer How is spontaneous 2-way communication developed right now I coach her how to respond to questions by modeling And writing because she reads
 47:56 - We worked with CARD for many years to learn and support a now adult with ASD. Always lost and shocked as to what to say when I hear professionals who speak so negatively about ABA. Any advice?
 53:51 - I’m currently changing providers because our supervisor said that increasing hours isn’t going to help my son and added they are only here to teach us parents Aba
 56:49 - Quinton is now constantly playing with his spit- he does it when he's bored, whiles he's playing after he gets "in trouble". It really doesn't matter what he's doing in the day he will play with it, its distracting him during bedtime and its giving me overload hearing him play with it in his mouth, it makes me want to gag. How do I extinct that behavior. He won’t chew gum. i give him bubbles and playdough- but it’s not working.
Direct download: Autism_Live_March_3_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 4:30pm PST

In this one our host Shannon covers IEP for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

Direct download: Autism_Live_March_1_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this one our host Shannon covers IEP for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_March_1_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news dealing with an article about The experience of eating disorder services from the perspective of autistic women, parents and healthcare professionals Two special needs teachers became entrepreneurs, and the untimely death of a great autism advocate being under investigation before they are joined by Leah Hirschfeld, Research Coordinator, for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders to discuss handwriting: reasons research suggests handwriting is different for autistic individuals and possible interventions! Check it out! Links to articles below: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361321991257

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/02/19/at-able-coffee-the-blend-is-confidence-and-purpose-and-some-fine-beans/

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/death-of-autism-advocate-chris-miller-now-under-investigation-mother-seeking-answers

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_26_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson get into some autism news dealing with an article about The experience of eating disorder services from the perspective of autistic women, parents and healthcare professionals Two special needs teachers became entrepreneurs, and the untimely death of a great autism advocate being under investigation before they are joined by Leah Hirschfeld, Research Coordinator, for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders to discuss handwriting: reasons research suggests handwriting is different for autistic individuals and possible interventions! Check it out! Links to articles below: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361321991257

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/02/19/at-able-coffee-the-blend-is-confidence-and-purpose-and-some-fine-beans/

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/death-of-autism-advocate-chris-miller-now-under-investigation-mother-seeking-answers

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_26_2021.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Shannon explains “Autoclitics” for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Skill Global Product Manager, Kathleen Pelaez and Account Executive, Sam Aghabi. Together they all go into detail about all the great things about Skills Global and the Institute for Behavioral Training! Check it out!

Links Below:

https://www.skillsforautism.com

www.ibehavioraltraining.com

www.SkillsBIPBuilder.com/info

www.SkillsForAutism.com/LogBook

www.SkillsAdvanced.com/info

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_25_2021_audio_Thursday.mp3
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Shannon explains “Autoclitics” for the autism jargon of the day, before being joined by Skill Global Product Manager, Kathleen Pelaez and Account Executive, Sam Aghabi. Together they all go into detail about all the great things about Skills Global and the Institute for Behavioral Training! Check it out!

Links Below:

https://www.skillsforautism.com

www.ibehavioraltraining.com

www.SkillsBIPBuilder.com/info

www.SkillsForAutism.com/LogBook

www.SkillsAdvanced.com/info

Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_February_25_2021.mp4
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This time on Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about evaluations, consultations, and NAS. Check it out!
 
Questions asked:
 6:12 - I am having hard time getting my 2 year old evaluated can you give me any advice please
 11:42 - My great grand twin girls were diagnosed with autism. Now they are six years old and now they are no longer on the spectrum. I always thought once on the spectrum you never came off.
 30:00 - I need guidance as where to go now that we have a diagnosis for my 7 year old son. We do have school OT/ST and social skills. But I feel like I don’t even know what resources I should be seeking. We have started to look into CARD, but with recent events, we haven’t scheduled a consultation yet. We’re in San Antonio Tx
 34:04 - My son 10 years old he doesn’t differentiate adult from child the way he talks so he tells me to shut up and tells his dad. Also a lot of NAS. Is there a program he has ABA.
 36:05 – FREE IBT/Skills Lesson for this week, Parent School Readiness Skills and Educator Impact on the classroom
 39:53 - I am trying to be like you Shannon but I feel like no one is on board from school to ABA I had hope from u and Dr. Doreen that he could recover but now we are playing catch up I am so sad 😢😢😢
 47:16 - hey Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh quick question, how can you as a person on the spectrum handle change, changes make me anger easily, the break-up of daft punk almost made me go into complete meltdown, what should I do.
 54:56 - My son has taught himself Mandarin Chinese and I have to say it is hindering his skill acquisition. I feel like he speaks it better than English sometimes.
Direct download: Ask_Dr._Doreen_February_24_2021.mp4
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This time on Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about evaluations, consultations, and NAS. Check it out!
 
Questions asked:
 6:12 - I am having hard time getting my 2 year old evaluated can you give me any advice please
 11:42 - My great grand twin girls were diagnosed with autism. Now they are six years old and now they are no longer on the spectrum. I always thought once on the spectrum you never came off.
 30:00 - I need guidance as where to go now that we have a diagnosis for my 7 year old son. We do have school OT/ST and social skills. But I feel like I don’t even know what resources I should be seeking. We have started to look into CARD, but with recent events, we haven’t scheduled a consultation yet. We’re in San Antonio Tx
 34:04 - My son 10 years old he doesn’t differentiate adult from child the way he talks so he tells me to shut up and tells his dad. Also a lot of NAS. Is there a program he has ABA.
 36:05 – FREE IBT/Skills Lesson for this week, Parent School Readiness Skills and Educator Impact on the classroom
 39:53 - I am trying to be like you Shannon but I feel like no one is on board from school to ABA I had hope from u and Dr. Doreen that he could recover but now we are playing catch up I am so sad 😢😢😢
 47:16 - hey Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh quick question, how can you as a person on the spectrum handle change, changes make me anger easily, the break-up of daft punk almost made me go into complete meltdown, what should I do.
 54:56 - My son has taught himself Mandarin Chinese and I have to say it is hindering his skill acquisition. I feel like he speaks it better than English sometimes.
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_25_2021_audio.mp3
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The host of Autism Live, Shannon Penrod, explains Vocal Stereotypy by giving us the textbook definition that the professionals use, and then breaking down into terms that any one can understand. Don't miss this useful bit of information!

Direct download: Autism_Jargon-_Vocal_Stereotypy.mp4
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The host of Autism Live, Shannon Penrod, explains Vocal Stereotypy by giving us the textbook definition that the professionals use, and then breaking down into terms that any one can understand. Don't miss this useful bit of information!

Direct download: Autism_Jargon_Vocal_Stereotypy.mp3
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In this one our host Shannon covers Intraverbals for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

#AutismJargon #Intraverbals #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_22_2021_podcast.mp4
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In this one our host Shannon covers Intraverbals for the jargon of the before discussing the question of the day with the live viewers! After that, Shannon talks about the topic of the week taking viewer questions!

#AutismJargon #Intraverbals #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_22_2021_audio.mp3
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On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson dig into some autism news about a new tool for students with autism, analysis on autistic adult TV characters and an life changing acceptance letter before discussing AutismToday.com and more with Author of "Little Rainman" and CEO/Founder, AutismToday.com, Karen Simmons!! Check it out! Links to News

articles & More below: https://news.northeastern.edu/2021/01/21/students-with-autism-get-a-new-tool-for-independence-a-smartwatch/

https://www.vulture.com/article/autism-spectrum-adult-characters-tv-analysis.html

https://people.com/human-interest/teen-cancer-survivor-with-autism-gets-acceptance-letter-to-college-that-saved-her-life/

AutismToday.com

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_19_2021_podcast.mp4
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On this episode of Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, our hosts Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson dig into some autism news about a new tool for students with autism, analysis on autistic adult TV characters and an life changing acceptance letter before discussing AutismToday.com and more with Author of "Little Rainman" and CEO/Founder, AutismToday.com, Karen Simmons!! Check it out! Links to News

articles & More below: https://news.northeastern.edu/2021/01/21/students-with-autism-get-a-new-tool-for-independence-a-smartwatch/

https://www.vulture.com/article/autism-spectrum-adult-characters-tv-analysis.html

https://people.com/human-interest/teen-cancer-survivor-with-autism-gets-acceptance-letter-to-college-that-saved-her-life/

AutismToday.com

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_19_2021_audio.mp3
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On this episode of Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Tact for the jargon of the day before discussing a crash course in social and career skills called Smile and Succeed for Teens!

Links below:

www.SmiletheBook.com

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_18_2021_audio.mp3
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On this episode of Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Tact for the jargon of the day before discussing a crash course in social and career skills called Smile and Succeed for Teens!

Links below:

www.SmiletheBook.com

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_18_2021_podcast_edit.mp4
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In this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, Shannon and the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answer viewer questions about anxiety, depression, teaching skills to our children on the autism spectrum and much, much more! Check it out! The Questions that shannon answered are below.

 

5:09 - I’m the mom with the son who had a traumatic experience at the dentist. It’s been so hard to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, everywhere it’s a waiting time, and he’s on Guanfacine at the moment

Not seeing a difference in his anxiety

12:37 - Are there any resources for families that have a 19 year old son with Autism that is becoming transgender? I have a student going through this, but unfortunately his family does not support it and refuses to talk about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

17:40 - Dr. Doreen, is there a resource for teenagers on the spectrum if they are at risk (depression, suicidal) that they can talk to?

22:50 – How can I get more Independent language? This morning we walked outside and he said brrr it’s cold. I want more please independent unit. His language is improving, I want to know what to do to encourage him to communicate.

26:51 - My 6 years old son knows how to count to 100. But how do I start to teaching him how to add/subtract ?

27:53 – FREE lesson this week on www.Skillsforautism.com “Parent School Readiness Skills”

30:30 – Is RBT for parents different from what the techs do?

31:05 – Can you let CARD parents know about the free skills lesson?

38:11 – What is the name of the free skills lesson this week for parents?

45:47 - Hi- I have questions about scripting. My son loves to use script from cartoons and kids movies. Sometimes it’s silly but we are more concerned about the script that sounds threatening. For example, “I will kill you for this” from the jungle book movie. “I will shoot you” from The secret life of pets. Now he uses those scripts when he is angry as well. I have heard 9 year old boy was charged with crime in GA for scripting from game “I will burn down school with fire bottles “. So I am extremely nervous and desperate who to ask for help. My son loves school but now I am so scared to send him to school. I can’t trust teacher that they will send my son to jail and charged with crime for scripting.

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_17_2021_audio.mp3
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In this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, Shannon and the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answer viewer questions about anxiety, depression, teaching skills to our children on the autism spectrum and much, much more! Check it out! The Questions that shannon answered are below.

 

5:09 - I’m the mom with the son who had a traumatic experience at the dentist. It’s been so hard to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, everywhere it’s a waiting time, and he’s on Guanfacine at the moment

Not seeing a difference in his anxiety

12:37 - Are there any resources for families that have a 19 year old son with Autism that is becoming transgender? I have a student going through this, but unfortunately his family does not support it and refuses to talk about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

17:40 - Dr. Doreen, is there a resource for teenagers on the spectrum if they are at risk (depression, suicidal) that they can talk to?

22:50 – How can I get more Independent language? This morning we walked outside and he said brrr it’s cold. I want more please independent unit. His language is improving, I want to know what to do to encourage him to communicate.

26:51 - My 6 years old son knows how to count to 100. But how do I start to teaching him how to add/subtract ?

27:53 – FREE lesson this week on www.Skillsforautism.com “Parent School Readiness Skills”

30:30 – Is RBT for parents different from what the techs do?

31:05 – Can you let CARD parents know about the free skills lesson?

38:11 – What is the name of the free skills lesson this week for parents?

45:47 - Hi- I have questions about scripting. My son loves to use script from cartoons and kids movies. Sometimes it’s silly but we are more concerned about the script that sounds threatening. For example, “I will kill you for this” from the jungle book movie. “I will shoot you” from The secret life of pets. Now he uses those scripts when he is angry as well. I have heard 9 year old boy was charged with crime in GA for scripting from game “I will burn down school with fire bottles “. So I am extremely nervous and desperate who to ask for help. My son loves school but now I am so scared to send him to school. I can’t trust teacher that they will send my son to jail and charged with crime for scripting.

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_17_2021_podcast.mp4
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Check out Shannon Define Mand for the Jargon of the day before interviewing our favorite Special Education Lawyer, Bonnie Yates from Tollner Law Offices!

Questions answered:

37:17 - My son has ASD diagnosis, he is 5 and attended K online this year, we had completed our IEP before COVID and he had speech and OT services. It has been a nightmare. It took forever for them to figure out how to do speech on line and they never really figured out the OT. Now they are making recommendations for the new IEP and they are removing OT, their rationale is that he did okay without it! Please tell me this is as stupid as I think?

42:11 - We are starting the process of asking for comp ed this summer. Can you outline the steps of how we pursue this? My hope is to get them to pay for a 1:1 tutor for the summer. My fear is they will offer us summer school, in person with masks. My son is in 4th grade, he has missed so much academically this year and I am concerned that a summer of masks will not come close to getting him caught up.

45:30 - What are Bonnie’s thoughts on having our kids repeat a year due to COVID? I feel like this year is a waste and wonder if a do-over isn’t the best choice.

46:42 - Last week you talked about prior written notice. If we get prior written notice and disagree with the decision, what are my options?

51:15 – When we get a “Prior Written Notice” does it look like any other form of communication from the school or does it have “prior written notice” written somewhere on it?

52:28 – What do you do If the school gives your prior written notice and you do not agree with the actions that they are giving you notice of.

56:28 - How can I get the school to pay for Speech Therapist outside of school? We’ve been getting our speech this year online and it’s not getting it done. She needs in-person and the school won’t allow that.

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_15_2021_audio.mp3
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Check out Shannon Define Mand for the Jargon of the day before interviewing our favorite Special Education Lawyer, Bonnie Yates from Tollner Law Offices!

Questions answered:

37:17 - My son has ASD diagnosis, he is 5 and attended K online this year, we had completed our IEP before COVID and he had speech and OT services. It has been a nightmare. It took forever for them to figure out how to do speech on line and they never really figured out the OT. Now they are making recommendations for the new IEP and they are removing OT, their rationale is that he did okay without it! Please tell me this is as stupid as I think?

42:11 - We are starting the process of asking for comp ed this summer. Can you outline the steps of how we pursue this? My hope is to get them to pay for a 1:1 tutor for the summer. My fear is they will offer us summer school, in person with masks. My son is in 4th grade, he has missed so much academically this year and I am concerned that a summer of masks will not come close to getting him caught up.

45:30 - What are Bonnie’s thoughts on having our kids repeat a year due to COVID? I feel like this year is a waste and wonder if a do-over isn’t the best choice.

46:42 - Last week you talked about prior written notice. If we get prior written notice and disagree with the decision, what are my options?

51:15 – When we get a “Prior Written Notice” does it look like any other form of communication from the school or does it have “prior written notice” written somewhere on it?

52:28 – What do you do If the school gives your prior written notice and you do not agree with the actions that they are giving you notice of.

56:28 - How can I get the school to pay for Speech Therapist outside of school? We’ve been getting our speech this year online and it’s not getting it done. She needs in-person and the school won’t allow that.

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_15_2021_podcast.mp4
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It's time for another weekly episode of Let's Talk Autism! Shannon and Nancy discuss new technology designed to investigate autism, a study that suggest that children with autism are having a decline in physical activity from the ages of 9-13 and a heartbreaking story about an autism advocate in the ICU, After that, the Director of Family Services Vince Redmond MFT, joins us yet again, this time to talk about levels of friendships for our kids and for us. Don't miss it! Links to News articles below:

Harvard researchers unveil new technology to investigate autism

Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

Autism advocate in ICU, family prays for miracle

#Autism #AutismNews #AutismParent

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_12_2021_audio.mp3
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It's time for another weekly episode of Let's Talk Autism! Shannon and Nancy discuss new technology designed to investigate autism, a study that suggest that children with autism are having a decline in physical activity from the ages of 9-13 and a heartbreaking story about an autism advocate in the ICU, After that, the Director of Family Services Vince Redmond MFT, joins us yet again, this time to talk about levels of friendships for our kids and for us. Don't miss it! Links to News articles below:

Harvard researchers unveil new technology to investigate autism

Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

Autism advocate in ICU, family prays for miracle

#Autism #AutismNews #AutismParent

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_12_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Receptive Language for the jargon of the day before discussing a therapeutic-educational platform for social skills training aimed at children with autism called Emotiplay with the former President/CEO of The Autism Society of America, Scott Badesch and The Director of Sales for Compedia, David Zeldin! Check it out!

Links below:

Support@Emotiplay.com

Emotiplay.com

#AutismJargon #ReceptiveLanguage #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_11_2021_audio.mp3
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Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Receptive Language for the jargon of the day before discussing a therapeutic-educational platform for social skills training aimed at children with autism called Emotiplay with the former President/CEO of The Autism Society of America, Scott Badesch and The Director of Sales for Compedia, David Zeldin! Check it out!

Links below:

Support@Emotiplay.com

Emotiplay.com

#AutismJargon #ReceptiveLanguage #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_11_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders joins Shannon to answer questions written in by our viewers for a segment that we call Ask Dr. Doreen! On this episode, Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:

5:06 – My son is taking 1mg of Guanfacine at night, I haven't seen any difference in his anxiety or panic attacks and he is still harming himself. I've been trying very hard to make his days fun and positive but I just can't do it all day long, I have two other kids to attend to and I am the only one with him during the day because my husband has two jobs.

9:31 - From India. Sorry for the long question. My son just turned 4, was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2.5 years. no siblings. We started 7.5 hours/week ABA, 2 hours/day neurotypical play school with a shadow and OT 2 hours/week. He was verbal at the time of diagnosis but it was mainly at tacting, low manding and low intraverbals. Since the COVID he is getting online ABA sessions 45min/day. 45min/day online class with neurotypicals from school and continuing the OT also RDI, once a week play therapy and I have also joined the skills developing software 2 months ago. His latest evaluation says-- ASD with no language impairment and intellectual impairment. However, his social skills especially with peers still is poor according to me. He also has obsession with animals which limits his conversational and social skills. Unless we are doing a structured activity like building legos--He always wants to talk about them, listen to animal sounds, do animal pretend plays, animal stories, type animal spellings etc. Please tell me how to work on this at home? will getting him into a 20-24 hours/week ABA program with one to one therapy help him in this and his deficits? We try to stimulate him as much as we can.. no intellectual impairment

24:25 – About Skills

34:12 - Good day to you. my son born with APGAR score of 9/10. he was normal child until 3 years old. all of sudden he has developed unusual behaviors like not sleeping, no appetite, hyperactive all happened in the same time. slowly he lost his speech. we were clueless. later he has been diagnosed with Autism with borderline. but within a year he got affected acutely. That period we put him in ABA 2.5 hours/week and OT 2.5 hours per week for 3 years. he has developed few behaviors in terms of OT. but his language skills which he had up to 3 years been totally lost.

51:10 – Hi are the any Apps that can help autistic child to talk?

54:41 – Hi I am in South Africa my question is do u have someone accessible here in South Africa we can talk to?

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_10_2021_audio.mp3
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Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders joins Shannon to answer questions written in by our viewers for a segment that we call Ask Dr. Doreen! On this episode, Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:

5:06 – My son is taking 1mg of Guanfacine at night, I haven't seen any difference in his anxiety or panic attacks and he is still harming himself. I've been trying very hard to make his days fun and positive but I just can't do it all day long, I have two other kids to attend to and I am the only one with him during the day because my husband has two jobs.

9:31 - From India. Sorry for the long question. My son just turned 4, was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2.5 years. no siblings. We started 7.5 hours/week ABA, 2 hours/day neurotypical play school with a shadow and OT 2 hours/week. He was verbal at the time of diagnosis but it was mainly at tacting, low manding and low intraverbals. Since the COVID he is getting online ABA sessions 45min/day. 45min/day online class with neurotypicals from school and continuing the OT also RDI, once a week play therapy and I have also joined the skills developing software 2 months ago. His latest evaluation says-- ASD with no language impairment and intellectual impairment. However, his social skills especially with peers still is poor according to me. He also has obsession with animals which limits his conversational and social skills. Unless we are doing a structured activity like building legos--He always wants to talk about them, listen to animal sounds, do animal pretend plays, animal stories, type animal spellings etc. Please tell me how to work on this at home? will getting him into a 20-24 hours/week ABA program with one to one therapy help him in this and his deficits? We try to stimulate him as much as we can.. no intellectual impairment

24:25 – About Skills

34:12 - Good day to you. my son born with APGAR score of 9/10. he was normal child until 3 years old. all of sudden he has developed unusual behaviors like not sleeping, no appetite, hyperactive all happened in the same time. slowly he lost his speech. we were clueless. later he has been diagnosed with Autism with borderline. but within a year he got affected acutely. That period we put him in ABA 2.5 hours/week and OT 2.5 hours per week for 3 years. he has developed few behaviors in terms of OT. but his language skills which he had up to 3 years been totally lost.

51:10 – Hi are the any Apps that can help autistic child to talk?

54:41 – Hi I am in South Africa my question is do u have someone accessible here in South Africa we can talk to?

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_10_2021_podcast.mp4
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This time on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Expressive Language for the jargon of the day and answers a few very important viewer questions about ABA, IEP, OT and more! Don't miss it!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_8_2021_audio.mp3
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This time on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Expressive Language for the jargon of the day and answers a few very important viewer questions about ABA, IEP, OT and more! Don't miss it!

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_8_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

It's time for another weekly episode of Let's Talk Autism! Today's episode features news about face masks, the artist SIA and the Eagles Autism Foundation! After that, Shannon and Nancy are joined by Jason Weissbrod from Spectrum Laboratory to discuss the spring classes that they are offering, the short comedy "Boys Don't Wear Dresses" and the music that they provided for autism live! Don't miss it! Links to News articles below:

Face Masks Article

SIA Apologizes

Eagles fans raise money for Eagles Autism Foundation

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_5_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

It's time for another weekly episode of Let's Talk Autism! Today's episode features news about face masks, the artist SIA and the Eagles Autism Foundation! After that, Shannon and Nancy are joined by Jason Weissbrod from Spectrum Laboratory to discuss the spring classes that they are offering, the short comedy "Boys Don't Wear Dresses" and the music that they provided for autism live! Don't miss it! Links to News articles below:

Face Masks Article

SIA Apologizes

Eagles fans raise money for Eagles Autism Foundation

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_5_2021_podcast.mp4
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Echoics for the jargon of the day! After that Shannon discusses Autism and ABA during COVID with Social Worker Naomi Segel!

#Echoics #COVID #Autism

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_4_2021_Podcast_video.mp4
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Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Echoics for the jargon of the day! After that Shannon discusses Autism and ABA during COVID with Social Worker Naomi Segel!

#Echoics #COVID #Autism

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_February_4_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

On this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about ABA, regaining attention, depression, anxiety, medication and much more! 

Questions Asked:

05:36 - Hi! My son is now 3...he does 12 hours of denver a week but it's not enough because he's nonverbal and moderate..now that's he's 3 well start more hours. ..like 20-30 a week of ABA...will he still have a chance to get out of the spectrum? Thank you

 

09:35 - How to deal with depression? My son autistic 10 years old and most of the time is depressed. How can I deal with this?

 

20:13 – Medication for depression and anxiety

 

23:34 - My 7 years old son clenchs his jaw like an underbite . He does this like it is his stimming. I keep telling him to close his mouth correctly and He does it but how to make him aware because his lips are getting dry and I imagine that can cause pain in his jaw.

27:36 - How can I deal with when my son is in his head to bring him back to interact with us . Telehealth is difficult some times. Regaining his attention. Any suggestions?

29:57 - What is y'alls thoughts on the covid vaccine, there is a lot of hesitancy including from my own parents, some due to the wakefield paper, some due to other things. Do y'all recommend it?

38:41 – Hello Ladies, I would like to ask for help with my son who just a few weeks ago started having intense behaviors. Which include doing rituals like tapping on things, going back to step on the floor, running towards the door of the house, running towards the kitchen wall, he is also crying out of nowhere, screaming, asking for help and saying things like “Don’t take me” and “I don’t want to die”. When my husband or myself try to stop him from doing some of the rituals he becomes aggressive towards us or himself. I’m not sure where all this behavior came from but it all started around Christmas time. Prior to the procedure the behavior starting he had a dental procedure to remove two baby teeth that were not coming out on their own and adult teeth were already coming in. The experience was traumatic. They had to strap him down because he was trying to hit. He had never had a procedure like that done before. The whole time from start to finish he cried, screamed and asked for help. It was the most traumatizing day I swear. I feel like all these behaviors started the day after the dentist. He has never had such rigid behavior before. He seems scared and super anxious it almost looks like he has panic attacks a few times a day. I asked him the other day after he had calmed down why he was squeezing his head. He replied that he heard a “Chin-Chin” Type of sound and that he wanted to touch his brain. He also added that he couldn’t put his body back together and that there were a lot of sick people dying. Please help. Help me, this is really terrible seeing him. He looks like he lost he’s so lost and almost like he can’t control his body or his brain. Please, I don’t know how to help him and I don’t know how much longer I can see him like this. Thank you.

47:58 – At what age can EFT Tapping be affective with a child with trauma?

51:27 - wish I knew how to handle my brother, even after many years I still don't know how to prevent his anger bursts. He's in his 60's now and still unpredictable and has a very short fuse.

56:10 - Is it normal for schools to not want to be on board with your child ABA program? I thought ABA was generalized? They want to do their own thing and I wanted ABA to be a part of his IEP.

 

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On this episode of Ask Dr. Doreen, the founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders answers viewer questions about ABA, regaining attention, depression, anxiety, medication and much more! 

Questions Asked:

05:36 - Hi! My son is now 3...he does 12 hours of denver a week but it's not enough because he's nonverbal and moderate..now that's he's 3 well start more hours. ..like 20-30 a week of ABA...will he still have a chance to get out of the spectrum? Thank you

 

09:35 - How to deal with depression? My son autistic 10 years old and most of the time is depressed. How can I deal with this?

 

20:13 – Medication for depression and anxiety

 

23:34 - My 7 years old son clenchs his jaw like an underbite . He does this like it is his stimming. I keep telling him to close his mouth correctly and He does it but how to make him aware because his lips are getting dry and I imagine that can cause pain in his jaw.

27:36 - How can I deal with when my son is in his head to bring him back to interact with us . Telehealth is difficult some times. Regaining his attention. Any suggestions?

29:57 - What is y'alls thoughts on the covid vaccine, there is a lot of hesitancy including from my own parents, some due to the wakefield paper, some due to other things. Do y'all recommend it?

38:41 – Hello Ladies, I would like to ask for help with my son who just a few weeks ago started having intense behaviors. Which include doing rituals like tapping on things, going back to step on the floor, running towards the door of the house, running towards the kitchen wall, he is also crying out of nowhere, screaming, asking for help and saying things like “Don’t take me” and “I don’t want to die”. When my husband or myself try to stop him from doing some of the rituals he becomes aggressive towards us or himself. I’m not sure where all this behavior came from but it all started around Christmas time. Prior to the procedure the behavior starting he had a dental procedure to remove two baby teeth that were not coming out on their own and adult teeth were already coming in. The experience was traumatic. They had to strap him down because he was trying to hit. He had never had a procedure like that done before. The whole time from start to finish he cried, screamed and asked for help. It was the most traumatizing day I swear. I feel like all these behaviors started the day after the dentist. He has never had such rigid behavior before. He seems scared and super anxious it almost looks like he has panic attacks a few times a day. I asked him the other day after he had calmed down why he was squeezing his head. He replied that he heard a “Chin-Chin” Type of sound and that he wanted to touch his brain. He also added that he couldn’t put his body back together and that there were a lot of sick people dying. Please help. Help me, this is really terrible seeing him. He looks like he lost he’s so lost and almost like he can’t control his body or his brain. Please, I don’t know how to help him and I don’t know how much longer I can see him like this. Thank you.

47:58 – At what age can EFT Tapping be affective with a child with trauma?

51:27 - wish I knew how to handle my brother, even after many years I still don't know how to prevent his anger bursts. He's in his 60's now and still unpredictable and has a very short fuse.

56:10 - Is it normal for schools to not want to be on board with your child ABA program? I thought ABA was generalized? They want to do their own thing and I wanted ABA to be a part of his IEP.

 

Direct download: Autism_Live_February_3_2021_Podcast_video.mp4
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This episode feautures arcvhived interviews with the one and only, Dr. Temple Grandin. The legendary author and Autism advocate, talks with Shannon Penrod about Autism, anxiety and what is dividing the Autism community. Dr. Grandin is a notable authority on these subjects having been diagnosed with Autism herself at the age of 2. In 2010 HBO released an award winning film about her life in this interview from 2014~
Then, an interview from 2018 featuring Dr. Temple Grandin (along with author Anita Lesko) from when when they joined us for our Autism Awareness Day Special answering questions from parents and sharing some fascinating personal stories about being a woman with Autism.
Direct download: Autism_Live_with_Dr._Temple_Grandin_Podcast_audio.mp3
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This episode feautures arcvhived interviews with the one and only, Dr. Temple Grandin. The legendary author and Autism advocate, talks with Shannon Penrod about Autism, anxiety and what is dividing the Autism community. Dr. Grandin is a notable authority on these subjects having been diagnosed with Autism herself at the age of 2. In 2010 HBO released an award winning film about her life in this interview from 2014~
Then, an interview from 2018 featuring Dr. Temple Grandin (along with author Anita Lesko) from when when they joined us for our Autism Awareness Day Special answering questions from parents and sharing some fascinating personal stories about being a woman with Autism.
Direct download: Autism_Live_with_Dr._Temple_Grandin_Podcast.mp4
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Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Generalization for the jargon of the day before talking about a comprehensive information portal on autism called MyHana with the co-founder of company, Nick Garofolo, Interim CEO of MyHana Steve Carter and the Director of Business Development at MyHana, Ven Sequenzia! Check it out! www.myhana.org #AutismJargon #Generalization #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_January_28_2021_Podcast_video.mp4
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Today on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Generalization for the jargon of the day before talking about a comprehensive information portal on autism called MyHana with the co-founder of company, Nick Garofolo, Interim CEO of MyHana Steve Carter and the Director of Business Development at MyHana, Ven Sequenzia! Check it out! www.myhana.org #AutismJargon #Generalization #Behavior

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_28_2021_audio.mp3
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Shannnon explains Random Rotation in the autism jargon of the day segment. Tune in to learn and understand autism jargon term!

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Shannnon explains Random Rotation in the autism jargon of the day segment. Tune in to learn and understand autism jargon term!

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This time on Autism Live, Shannon discusses Random Rotation for the Jargon of the day! After that, Shannon has a discussion with the live viewers about what the hardest part of the day is for them as well as what it means to "Open you heart". Check it out!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_25_2021_audio.mp3
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This time on Autism Live, Shannon discusses Random Rotation for the Jargon of the day! After that, Shannon has a discussion with the live viewers about what the hardest part of the day is for them as well as what it means to "Open you heart". Check it out!

Direct download: Autism_Live_January_25_2021_Podcast_video.mp4
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This time on Autism Live, Shannon covers autism news about an article that discusses how polygenic scores can improve predictions about autism, schizophrenia, a sad story about why a couple of parents are filing a lawsuit against a Louisiana Sheriff Department and Tiktokers that are changing the narrative of Autism. After that Shannon is joined by the Research Coordinator for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Leah Hirschfeld, to discuss a Pilot Randomized Trial Addressing microaggressions in racially charged patient-provider interactions.

Links to News Articles Below:

How polygenic scores can improve predictions about autism, schizophrenia

A teen with autism died after Louisiana deputies sat on him for 9 minutes, parents' lawsuit says

TikTok Creators Like Paige Layle Are Redefining Narratives About Autism

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_22_2021_video.mp4
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This time on Autism Live, Shannon covers autism news about an article that discusses how polygenic scores can improve predictions about autism, schizophrenia, a sad story about why a couple of parents are filing a lawsuit against a Louisiana Sheriff Department and Tiktokers that are changing the narrative of Autism. After that Shannon is joined by the Research Coordinator for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Leah Hirschfeld, to discuss a Pilot Randomized Trial Addressing microaggressions in racially charged patient-provider interactions.

Links to News Articles Below:

How polygenic scores can improve predictions about autism, schizophrenia

A teen with autism died after Louisiana deputies sat on him for 9 minutes, parents' lawsuit says

TikTok Creators Like Paige Layle Are Redefining Narratives About Autism

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_22_2021_audio.mp3
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This time on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Mass Trial for the jargon of the day! Check us out!

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This time on Autism Live, our host Shannon covers Mass Trial for the jargon of the day! Check us out!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_21_2021_video.mp4
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On this episode of Autism Live, Shannon explains Errorless Learning for the Jargon of the Day! After that Shannon discuss shopping for individuals on the autism spectrum on the concept of trying some thing new with the viewers that watched the show Live on Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and Autism-live.com. You can watch Live too! The shows are live Monday-Friday from 10am PDT to 11am PDT! Just go to our facebook, youtube, periscope or Autism-live.com when we are live and write in to talk to us! We would love to have you!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_18_2021_video.mp4
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On this episode of Autism Live, Shannon explains Errorless Learning for the Jargon of the Day! After that Shannon discuss shopping for individuals on the autism spectrum on the concept of trying some thing new with the viewers that watched the show Live on Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and Autism-live.com. You can watch Live too! The shows are live Monday-Friday from 10am PDT to 11am PDT! Just go to our facebook, youtube, periscope or Autism-live.com when we are live and write in to talk to us! We would love to have you!

Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_18_2021_audio.mp3
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Don't miss Autism News and special guest,Claudia Wenger, the founder of Claudia Cares Consulting. Together they discuss the transition from school to adult life with our students on the autism spectrum.

Links to the news articles below!
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_15_2021_video.mp4
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Don't miss Autism News and special guest,Claudia Wenger, the founder of Claudia Cares Consulting. Together they discuss the transition from school to adult life with our students on the autism spectrum.

Links to the news articles below!
Direct download: Autism_Live_Podcast_January_15_2021_audio.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:00pm PST