Autism Live
Smarty - December Wrapping Paper Craft

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

 

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

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Ask Dr. Doreen - Feb. 20th, 2013

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

 

00:20 What exactly are social skills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Autism Live, Tuesday February 25th, 2014

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

 

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

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Extraordinary Ventures Creates Jobs for Adults on the Spectrum

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

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

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

 

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

 

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Easter Seals Autism Services and Funding

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

 

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

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Ask Dr. Doreen - Nov. 7th, 2012

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Fearless Journey Film Features Autism Hope

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

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Autism Comic Book Super Hero

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

 

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

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Autism Live Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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

 

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

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Scott Lentine: Autism and Poetry

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Scott Lentine shares his journey from diagnosis of ASD to becoming a poet and an advocate.  Scott's poetry can be found at  scottlentine.wordpress.com 

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

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Autism Live, Wednesday February 26th, 2014

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

 

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

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Autism Fitness Expert

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

 

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

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InnerVoice Fun Way to Build Skills

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

 

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

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When Do we Use Shaping to Teach?

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

 

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

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Autism Live Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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

 

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

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Autism and the Benefits of College

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

 

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

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Autism Live Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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

 

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

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Wicked Cool Toys

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

 

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

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Autism Live, Thursday February 13th, 2014

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

 

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

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LEGO® Awesome for Autism

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

 

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

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Autism Dad Read Jackson

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

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

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LeapFrog Educational Toys Help Kids with ASD!

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

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Healthy Eating - Gluten Free Stuffing

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

 

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

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Autism Live Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

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Awesome Autism Dad Blogger Talks Adventures in Aspergers

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

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

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Kidz Bop Support Kids with ASD

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

 

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

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Ask Dr. Doreen - Jan. 16th, 2013

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Feel Good Friday

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

 

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

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Awesome Uncle Milton Toys for Autism

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

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Smarty - November Scavenger Hunt

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

 

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

 

This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

 

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Self-Injurious Behavior

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

 

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

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Elopement: What Can a Parent Do?

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

 

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

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Fat Brain Toys for Special Needs Kids

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am PST

Ask Dr. Doreen - February 12th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am PST

Autism Dad Changes the World

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am PST

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am PST

Autism Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am PST

Healthy Eating - Apple Crisp

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:28am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday February 11th, 2014

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Topic of the Week: LOVE

Jargon of the Day: Preference Assessment

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

Schedule:10:15am Alex Plank

               10:40am David Kot

               11:05 Matt Asner & Nava Paskowitz

               11:15 Alex Plank rejoins 

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am PST

BOT
BOT

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am PST

Autism Live, Thursday February 6th, 2014

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

 

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

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

Ask Dr. Doreen - Dec. 19th, 2012

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

23:07 How do I potty train my daughter?

32:18 Are there any internet classes about ABA?

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am PST

Endless Games for the Holidays!

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

 

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am PST

Teaching Social Skills: Zero to Sixty

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am PST

Smarty - July Crayon Lantern

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

 

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

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08am PST

Autism Live, Thursday January 30th, 2014

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am PST

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Starr Taxman Autism Transition Advocacy

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

  

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:58am PST

Ask Dr. Doreen - Dec. 5th, 2012

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am PST

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday February 4th, 2014

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:52am PST

Debra Hosseini: The Art of Autism

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am PST

Smarty - August Water Bottle Bowling

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

 

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

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am PST

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am PST

Autism Parent's Head Explodes

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am PST

Autism Live Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am PST

CLE Provides Support to College Students with ASD

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

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday January 29th, 2014

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am PST

Autism and Special Education Law

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am PST

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

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am PST

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

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

 

00:12 Do our kids on a restricted diet benefit from ABA therapy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am PST

Smarty - April Chia Pets

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

 

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

 

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am PST

Alex Plank To Disclose or Not To Disclose?

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday January 28th, 2014

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Direct download: AskDrDoreen_Nov_14_2012.mp4
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Alex Plank on Micromovements and Autism

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

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Alex Hale's Impossible Dream

Alex Hale is a talented young singer with a dream of making his living on stage.  Alex is also on the Autism Spectrum, so some might think his dream is impossible, but Alex knows better.  This inspirational young man has a message of hope for anyone who has faced adversity and decided to keep going!

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

Direct download: Alex_Hales_Impossible_Dream.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm PST