Autism Live

Juan Ronderos Torres shares information about what steps to take once you determine that your child has some of the symptoms of Autism.  The process doesn’t have to be scary when you know that there are resources available to your child and that you have rights, regardless of your citizenship status. Juan’s new segment Autismo y Familia will debut on Autism Live’s You Tube page on Friday, September 5 at 3pm.  

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon gives the newest update on the alleged CDC Whistleblower.  Dr. Linda Copeland shares her unique vantage point of Autism as both a Developmental Pediatrician and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst.  Center for Autism CFO, Mark Keller visits the show for a misty farewell before he begins his retirement and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer’s questions about how to teach teens that are high functioning, what to do about repetitive movements and is there an age when a child is too old to develop 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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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about the differences between DTT, NET, PRT, RDI and an FBA.  Other questions involve getting an older individual to respond to a timer to signal that bathroom time is over, getting help when you have multiple children on the spectrum and they are pushing each other’s buttons, how to help a child who is overreacting to things that go wrong and more.  On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies feature a show from October of 2013 with Andrew Wakefield talking about the documentary “Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?”.

 

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

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Today on Autism Live, Juan Ronderos Torres visits to talk about what steps to take once you determine that your child has some of the symptoms of Autism.  Juan’s new segment Autismo y Familia will debut on Autism Live’s You Tube page on Friday, September 5 at 3pm.  Shannon interviews Noddy Nweke about the upcoming Jazz Hands concert, taking place on September 13 at 2pm in Venice, CA.  The concert will feature performers on the Autism Spectrum, including singer Alex Hale.  To RSVP to the event email JazzHandsForAutism@gmail.com.   Amanda Smith talks about the Elephant in the Room Project, a new study that examines how and when to tell an individual that they are on the spectrum.  Amanda welcomes parents, practitioners and individuals with ASD to fill out the online survey which can be found at http://www.ucalgary.ca/asert/Discussion .  Shannon gives an update on the story alleging that a CDC whistleblower has come forward admitting there was a cover-up that kept information about  a link between the MMR vaccine and Autism in young African American male children.

 

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

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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about perseverations around cutting hair, how to help an 8th grader interact socially with peers at lunch, getting regional center to cover insurance co pays and more.  On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies welcome Dr. Alysson Muotri, a leading cellular and molecular biologist to talk about recent advances in medicine that are making it possible to find medicines that can change the way autistic brain cells react, grow and take in new information.  This research has the potential to phenotype Autism and make existing treatments more effective and efficient.

 

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

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Today on Autism Live, Juan Ronderos Torres visits to talk about Binational Health Month and the many different festivals and resource fairs that will be held in Los Angeles.  For more information visit www.centroparaautismo.com   For the first time, Shannon welcomes her husband to the show and interviews him, the couple speaks frankly about what it has been like to be married and stay married while having a child undergoing intensive behavioral intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Shannon talks about Autism in the classroom and gives kudos to Justin Timberlake for singing to a young boy on the spectrum!

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how the Skills® program works within the school setting to help all members of an educational team be more productive at teaching appropriate skills and reducing challenging behavior that could impeded progress.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer questions about how to prepare children for lock downs and other emergency issues within a school setting.  Autism Mom Anna Yarrow talks about a recent harrowing experience and her decision to create a site for other parents of individuals with special needs to be able to share their thoughts and feelings creatively.  For more information visit: http://www.annayarrow.com/sleeping-ink/

 

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

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

 

 

00:15  How can I help my child with scripting?

 

07:08  How can I help reduce my daughter’s time in the bathroom using a timer?

 

13:48 What is the function of my child’s haircutting behavior? 

 

17:04  When working with Skills, should we begin with lessons or in group settings? 

 

26:49  How can I help my child to identify and avoid bullies? 

 

32:10  How can I help my child who has a tantrum after a disruptive action or sound? 

 

36:24  What are the differences between DTT, NET, FBI, PRT, and RDI? 

 

47:57  Do you have any suggestions for my son who takes things that don’t belong to him? 

 

49:28 What can I do to help siblings on and off the spectrum get along? 

 

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

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

 

00:14 What do we do when my son giggles and smiles when challenged or stressed?

 

03:13 How do we to help overcome stress or embarrassment from seeing school peers or teachers in an outside environment?

 

12:02  Are there any activities you would suggest to help with social interaction between my son and his peers?

 

21:43 How can we help our morning routine run smoother?

 

29:18 Do you have any advice about a haircutting obsessions? 

 

36:11 Is it true Regional Centers will give copays for certain hours? 

 

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 Mom Anna Yarrow talks about a recent harrowing experience and her decision to create a site/class for other parents of individuals with special needs to be able to share their thoughts and feelings creatively.  For more information visit: http://www.annayarrow.com/sleeping-ink/

 

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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Juan Ronderos, the director of CARD Español, shares news about the new segment he will be hosting on Autism Live, answering questions in Spanish.  This new segment will air on Fridays starting in September on Autism Live’s You Tube channel: www.youtube.com/AutismLive.

 

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

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Shannon Penrod, host of Autism Live, gives the 411 on how to pack a healthy balanced school lunch without fuss!  Have you ever wondered if there was an easy formula to pack a healthy, tasty lunch, even for kids on restrictive diets?  This video reveals easy strategies to automate packing great lunches for everyone.

 

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

 

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

 

00:11 My son has started scripting a lot and making noises. What can I do to help him with 

that?

 

04:23 My 7-yr-old has trouble with change and perspective taking, especially with peers. Besides social stories, what can we use to work on this?

 

13:09 What should I do when my daughter throws things when mad?  

 

16:50 Is there an age when I can stop worrying about my child regressing to autism? 

 

26:28 How do I help my son stop attacking me? 

 

35:36 Is it normal for a child to forget skills he has mastered? 

 

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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211 is an amazing resource for families nationwide to get help and assistance with a wide variety of issues including housing, food stamps and health issues.  211 LA is piloting a new program to screen and find children who are at risk for Autism and other developmental delays and then help connect them in real time to services and support.  Patricia Herrera from 211 LA  talks about this amazing program; the need to keep it alive and to help it become a nationwide standard! For more information dial 211 on your phone. 

 

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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Voyage into Healing was started by Patricia Leat after realizing the stress and anxiety that accompany a diagnosis of Autism and other special needs.  Patricia is renovating a boat with the purpose of taking individuals with Autism and other developmental delays and their families, on short excursions for the sole purpose of reducing stress.  For more information visit:  www.voyageintohealing.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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Mike Hipple is an inspirational young college student who advocates for all children with communication issues to have access to and to learn the joys of being able to communicate with Augmentative Assistive technology.  Mike shares information about 2 exciting opportunities for families using augmentative devices for an individual who needs assistive technology to communicate. 

 

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 Mom Shannon Penrod shares some tips for packing healthy, tasty snacks for school – without sugar or artificial food colors!  It’s easy if you just think of the three c’s!

 

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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Ian Cole shares his passion for trains and how that is helping him to reduce stress.  Train enthusiasts will want to check out Ian’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RailfanProductions .  This is a perfect example of taking a specific interest and using it to help individual overcome challenges they are facing.  Go Ian!

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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With back to school in full swing, a great way to work on adaptive skills is by making a chore spin wheel. Just grab a paper, crayons, a brad and get to spinning! 

 

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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Eighteen year old Romario Snow has Autism and a sensitivity to violence.  When he sees images of violence he runs away from it without thought to how much danger he might be running into.  Romario and his mother talk about what caused Romario to elope from a Los Angeles store on June 27th and the twenty days that followed as he was lost in the streets of LA and his mother frantically searched for him. This story has a happy ending but more needs to be done to prevent these events and support families who are coping with elopement and bolting. 

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Julie Weissman Markovitz, creator of Kids in Motion, shares how this educational program is preparing to help kids on the spectrum be included and get fit through dance and yoga!  The new program Marty Miracle and Kids in Motion is getting ready to film its first three episodes.   For more information visit: www.danceyoga.com  

 

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how Pivotal Response Training fits into a quality ABA program for ideal generalization.  

 

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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Race car driver Jason Cherry speaks from the ASA conference about being an Autism sibling and how he is using his talents as a race car driver to bring awareness about Autism.  For more information about Jason Cherry Racing visit: www.jasoncherryracing.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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Dr. Jim Ball shares the vision of this year’s Autism Society of America Conference in Indiana. This year’s conference features more 1 on 1 interaction and customization so every attendee can get the information they need.  For more info on the conference please visit: www.autism-society.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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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer questions about teaching coping skills to teens on the spectrum, including a discussion about Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

 

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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During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome author, autism advocate and creator of BE SAFE the Movie, Emily Iland as well as disability advocate Starr Taxmen to talk about important safety considerations all Autism parents should be aware of and taking action on! For more information about Emily Iland and Be Safe the Movie visit: www.besafethemovie.com   For more information on Starr Taxman 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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We hear stories everyday of children with ASD going missing.  These stories often end in tragedy. Robert Lowrey from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers suggestions to families about what they can do right now to make it more likely their child will be found if they ever should go missing and steps we can all take to hopefully prevent that from ever happening. For more information visit www.missingkids.com Safety is the topic for the week and elopement is the jargon of the day.

 

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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Dr. Temple Grandin answers viewer questions LIVE from the ASA conference after giving her Keynote address!!!  Dr. Grandin shares insights on how to encourage children with ASD, to educate to take away anxiety and to set them up for success with sensory issues!  To find the paper Dr. Grandin references in the interview on environmental enrichment for treating Autism visit: http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/jjgargus/files/2013/05/Woo-and-Leon-20132.pdf 

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Adel Najdowski explains talks about the safety lessons in the Skills®.  Shannon interviews Romario and Fiorella Snow about Romario’s recent elopement that led to 20 days of living on the streets of LA until his mom finally found him.  Julie Weissman Markovitz, creator of Kids in Motion, shares how this educational program is preparing to help kids on the spectrum be included and get fit through dance and yoga!  The new program Marty Miracle and Kids in Motion is getting ready to film its first three episodes.   For more information visit: www.danceyoga.com  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer questions about what people mean when they use the term High Functioning and how we can avoid having these terms used to deny our children treatment options!

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

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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about elopement, teaching safety,  co morbidities, potty training, ASD in public schools, speech therapies, FBAs and much more.   During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome author, autism advocate and creator of BE SAFE the Movie, Emily Iland as well as disability advocate Starr Taxmen to talk about important safety considerations all Autism parents should be aware of and taking action 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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Today on Autism Live, Robert Lowrey from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children talks about the growing number of cases involving children who are on the Autism spectrum and are missing.  Suggestions are offered to families about what they can do right now to make it more likely their child will be found if they ever should go missing and steps we can all take to hopefully prevent that from ever happening. For more information visit www.missingkids.com Safety is the topic for the week and elopement is the jargon of the day.

 

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 July 24th, 2014

Temple Grandin Today on a Special Extended Version of Autism Live: Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how Pivotal Response Training fits into a quality ABA program for ideal generalization and then answers parent questions about when to potty train, how to work on parent separation issues and what to do when one parent can’t follow through on an extinction procedure.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer questions about teaching coping skills to teens on the spectrum, how to help an adult with ASD with flexibility issues around wearing several pairs of underwear.  Race car driver Jason Cherry speaks from the ASA conference about being an Autism sibling and how he is using his talents as a race car driver to bring awareness about Autism.  Finally, Dr. Temple Grandin answers viewer questions LIVE from the ASA conference after giving her Keynote address!!!  Dr. Grandin shares insights on how to encourage children with ASD, to educate to take away anxiety and to set them up for success with sensory issues!

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Autism Live, Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh talks about Autism and Anxiety issues.   During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies talk about some of the recent issues in the news with ASD and new stories of parents locking up their children.  Jenny Palmiotto talks about the upcoming conference on Love & Autism and Dr. Jim Ball shares the vision of this year’s Autism Society of America Conference in Indiana.

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Autism Live, Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Today on Autism Live, Shannon’s guests include Tarita Davenock from Taritas Travel Connections talking about Inclusion Travel; Lars Perner, Chair of the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Persons on the Spectrum of Autism; Kate Palmer, the president of GRASP; Kevin Custer of Arc Capital Development sharing life changing technology and Deena Booth, a former middle school teacher with tons of ideas for making the transition to middle school easier for those with ASD.

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Arc Capital Development

If you’ve ever wondered how great products that help the special needs community get into consumer’s hands, you don’t have to look any further than Kevin Custer of Arc Capitol Development. Kevin, who is also on the board of directors for the Autism Society of America, helps companies with good ideas that benefit and educate individuals with special needs reach their goal of being successful enterprises.  For more information on Arc Capital Development visit: http://arccd.com/ 

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ASA Panel of Persons on the Spectrum of Autism

Lars Perner, the Chair of the Autism Society of America's Panel of Persons on the Spectrum of Autism talks about their participation at the ASA convention, giving parents and practitioners an opportunity to talk to adults on the spectrum about their experiences and perspectives.

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Kevin Custer of Arc Capital Development shares information about 4 great companies who have engineered technology that is game changing for the Autism community.  This technology will be featured at this year’s Autism Society of America Conference.  For more information visit: www.autism-society.org 

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GRASP

Kate Palmer, the president of the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) talks about their mission to provide assistance to individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families.  Grasp offers support groups for adults on the spectrum and for parents of individuals on the spectrum.  For more information on GRASP visit: www.grasp.org

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Inclusion Travel

Tarita Davenock from Taritas Travel Connections talks about Inclusion Travel.  Tarita was working with individuals on the spectrum when she discovered that she had MS.  That led her to a career as a travel agent who specializes in helping individuals and families with special needs access successful travel arrangements that suit their individual needs. 

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Love & Autism Conference

LMFT Jenny Palmiotto talks about the upcoming conference on Love & Autism, which will take place in San Diego on August 23rd and 24th.  World experts will speak on a variety of different topics having to do with love and Autism.  For more information visit: www.loveandautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PST

Middle School and ASD

Deena Booth, a former middle school teacher shares ideas for making the transition to middle school easier for those with ASD.  Deena offers tips of what to write into an IEP to ensure there is a sturdy safety net for any child.  For more information visit: http://hfacare.org

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PST

The Greater Good

Jim Kober from The Greater Good talks about their mission to help individuals and animals around the globe.  The Greater Good is the driving force behind The Autism Site an amazing resource that provides information to the Autism community while raising money for Autism treatment.  To learn more about Autism visit: www.theautismsite.greatergood.com  

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am PST

Pieces of the Puzzle

Megan White, author of Pieces of the Puzzle, shares the concept behind using stories to teach individuals on the Autism spectrum.  Megan has taken this concept of teaching socially relevant skills through literature and improved upon it by embedding the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)  in each story.  ABA is considered the gold standard of treatment for Autism.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm PST

CARD Español

Today on Autism Live, Shannon welcomes Juan Ronderos to talk about CARD Español, a new initiative to provide therapy in Spanish to Spanish speaking families.  Juan will be joining the Autism Live program to add Spanish speaking content to the program!!  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm PST

Sophie Rose's Firefly to Benefit Autism

Sophie Rose is a talented singer/songwriter.  At only 14 years of age she has already found a way to use her talents to give back.  Sales from her new single, "Firefly" will benefit Autism Care and Treatment Today!  To find out more and to purchase this moving song visit:  for more information visit www.sophierosemusic.net or www.act-today.org  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PST

Stories that Teach!

Megan White unveils a new series of books that use the principles of ABA to teach, via stories.  Pieces of the Puzzle are an amazing series of books that families can use when therapists are not there to create progress in some of the most difficult areas of life.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday July 17th, 2014

Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Jim Kober from The Greater Good about their mission to help individuals and animals.  The Greater Good is the driving force behind The Autism Site an amazing resource that provides information to the Autism community while raising money for Autism treatment.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer's questions about an adult refusing to use his Dnyanvox will at his day program, a 6 year old who does not when to get on the school bus, a four year old who covers his ears when in public bathrooms and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Autism Live, Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about anxiety, stimming, when is it sensory disorder and when is it Autism, when and how to use another person as a reinforcer while lowering aggressive behavior, sleep disruptions in teens and more.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, singer songwriter Sophie Rose visits to talk about her new single "Firefly", all of the proceeds from "Firefly" go to Autism Care and Treatment Today!  for more information visit www.sophierosemusic.net or www.act-today.org  

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

Autism Live, Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Today on Autism Live, Shannon welcomes Juan Ronderos to talk about CARD Español, a new initiative to provide therapy in Spanish to Spanish speaking families.  Juan will be joining the Autism Live program to add Spanish speaking content to the program!!  Also featured on the show is Megan White who unveils a new series of books that use the principles of ABA to teach via stories.  This is an amazing series of tools families can use when therapists are not there to create progress in some of the most difficult areas of life.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm PST

What Families Can Do About Violent Behaviors

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  Vince Redmond shares information about the toll that violent and self injurious behavior can take on a family and what to do about it.  Redmond stressed the need to seek appropriate, knowledgeable support and resources and to be honest with them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am PST

Faith in Hope Special Needs Ministry

Olga and James Pineda share information about Faith in Hope Special Needs Ministry and their upcoming Autism Awareness Event.  James and Olga share their very special story of how they found love and hope and their mission to share it with others. For more information visit: www.CCMTB.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PST

Cooking Skills for Teens with ASD

Amy Rauch shares information about her upcoming event teaching cooking skills to teens with Autism while working on social skills and self-regulation.  This remarkable event will incorporate sensory  and creative skills to help the teens succeed.  For more information or to register for this class on August 2 please call 949-547-2530.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am PST

Autism Live, Thursday July 10th, 2014

Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks Amy Rauch about her upcoming event teaching cooking skills to teens with Autism while working on social skills and self-regulation.  Shannon shares important information about when and how to begin working on adaptive skills.  News stories about studies involving gene mutations causing Autism and the risk of drowning deaths in individuals with ASD are covered.  Shannon answers a viewers question about where to get more info on doing ABA in the home.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday July 9th, 2014

Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about obsessions, inflexibilities, knowing when to send a child to school instead of doing therapy at home, how to get a teenager to clean her room, how to stop hair twirling behavior, when you need to seek professional help for tantrums and violence and more.  During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor Vince Redmond to talk about the toll that violent and self injurious behavior can take on a family and what to do about it.  Olga and James Pineda visit to talk about  Faith in Hope Special Needs Ministry and their upcoming Autism Awareness Event.  James and Olga share their very special story of how they found love and hope and their mission to share it with others.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am PST

Autism Warrior Moms Discuss the Horror of Caging Children with ASD

Autism Warrior Moms Lisa Ackerman from TACA and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson from ACT Today! discuss the horror on hearing about the recent news story of the 11-year old boy who was placed in a cage by his parents because of his violent behaviors.  Both woman offer insights as to how families can get access to help before things reach crisis level.  For more information and for helpful resources visit www.tacanow.org or to apply for a grant for services and treatment visit: www.act-today.org  

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PST

Autism Society Prepares for National Conference

Scott Badesch from The Autism Society of America shares information about the upcoming 45th Annual Autism Society Conference which will take place on July 23-26th in Indianapolis, Indiana and feature speakers such as Temple Grandin, Ruth Sullivan and more.  For more information and to register to attend the conference visit www.Autism-Society.org 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Today on Autism Live, Shannon welcomes Autism Warrior Moms Lisa Ackerman from TACA and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson from ACT Today! to talk about the recent news story of the 11-year old boy who was placed in a cage by his parents because of his violent behaviors. Both woman offer insights as to how families can get access to help before things reach crisis level. Scott Badesch from The Autism Society of America shares information about the upcoming 45th Annual Autism Society Conference which will take place on July 23-26th in Indianapolis, Indiana and feature speakers such as Temple Grandin, Ruth Sullivan and more. For more info visit www.Autism-Society.org 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am PST

Autism Live: Knowledge is Power, Hope Is Our Favorite 4 Letter Word!

Autism Live is a free resource for the Autism community and the world at large.  With live broadcasts on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays and free podcasts on YouTube, iTunes and Roku, Autism Live provides information, resources, hope and inspiration to help individuals with Autism achieve progress in areas that are important to them.  For more information and to interact with the live show visit: www.Autism-Live.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am PST

Ed and Matt Asner Talk Autism

Emmy award winning actor Ed Asner and Autism Speaks So Cal Executive Director Matt Asner talk about the realities of being Dads of children on the Autism Spectrum. They are preparing for the  2nd Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament to benefit the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks.  For more information on the event visit: http://autismspeaks.print2d.com/full.shtml#sthash.1knapdly.dpbs

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am PST

Ed Asner on Poker and Autism

Seven time Emmy award winning actor Ed Asner, along with his son and Autism Speaks So Cal Executive Director Matt Asner visit to talk about the 2nd Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament to benefit the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks.  For more information on the event visit: http://autismspeaks.print2d.com/full.shtml#sthash.1knapdly.dpbs  

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Ed Asner's Advice to Autism Dads

Television and film legend Ed Asner gives heartfelt advice to the dads and grandfathers of children with ASD.   Ed will be hosting the  2nd Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament to benefit the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks.  For more information on the event visit: http://autismspeaks.print2d.com/full.shtml#sthash.1knapdly.dpbs

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am PST

Vincente King is a bright and strong young man on the Autism spectrum. He and his mother, Katrena King, talk about Vincente's recent appearance, as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior!  Vincente, made the Autism community and his mom very proud!  

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PST

Autism, OT and Telehealth

Bill Wong is an Occupational Therapist who has his own ASD diagnosis.  Bill shares exciting news in the field of OT that will allow individuals to be assessed and have consultations via distance, thus shortening travel time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am PST

Perseveration

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox offers a new look at perseverative behavior in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  If you only have time to watch one video about dealing with Autism, this is the one to watch!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PST

Summer Fun with Susan Campbell Cross

Lifestyle Editor Susan Campbell Cross shares great tips for keeping the summer fun and sane.  Included in the tips are ways to simplify in order to get to the fun, great ways to get our kids involved in events while commemorating the time and, of course, how to squeeze in some down time for yourself! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am PST

Teaching Creativity Skills to Kids with ASD

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Director of the Autism Research Group, shares exciting information about teaching creativity and imagination skills to individuals on the Autism spectrum. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PST

The Miracle Project: Unlocking Autism

Elaine Hall talks about The Miracle Project and some of the exciting programs they are offering around the country.  The Miracle Project provides an inclusive, safe environment that allows individuals on the spectrum to express themselves creatively. Their program is critically acclaimed and the recipient of grants from ACT Today! , Autism Speaks and the NEA.  For more information on The Miracle Project visit: www.themiracleproject.org

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am PST

Working on Attention Skills

Dr. Adel Najdowski provides insights on how to work on attention with our kids: helping them to focus appropriately on things that are important to their lives.  For more information on lessons to build attention skills visit: www.skillsforautism.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am PST

Autism Live, Thursday June 26th, 2014

Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about how to work on attention with our kids: helping them to focus appropriately on things that are important to their lives.  Dr. Najdowski answers viewer questions on how to fit school and an intensive behavioral intervention into one small child's life as well as how to get a child to tact when using an iPad for communication.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox shares information about how to deal with perseveration and answers viewer questions about appropriate school settings, what to do when you suspect your dogs are reinforcing your child's behavior and more.  Shannon offers the mission of Autism Live and encourages everyone to participate!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about RBT Training, Siblings, getting individuals to talk about non-preferred topic, how to have a comprehensive Autism program and more.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome back Lifestyle Expert Susan Campbell Cross to talk about keeping the summer fun and sane. Nancy shares a fabulous GFCF summer meal the kids are sure to love!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Today on Autism Live, Shannon welcomes 7 time Emmy award winning actor Ed Asner, along with his son and Autism Speaks So Cal Executive Director Matt Asner to talk about the 2nd Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament to benefit the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks. For more information visit: http://autismspeaks.print2d.com/full.shtml#sthash.1knapdly.dpbs  Shannon also recaps the highlights from Autism Awareness Night at Dodger Stadium with the Asner men! Vincente King and his mother Katrena King talk about Vincente's recent appearance, as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior!  Vincente, who has an ASD diagnosis made the Autism community and his mom very proud!  Bill Wong, an Occupational Therapist who has his own ASD diagnosis shares exciting news in the field of OT

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday June 18th, 2014

On today's Autism Live, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about flexibility and selectivity over what certain genders should wear, what to do with an older teen who needs to swear to let off steam, what to do for a parent who is struggling not to react when a child misbehaves to gain attention...and MORE.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, Elaine Hall from The Miracle Project visits to talk about some of the exciting programs they are offering around the country.  The Miracle Project provides an inclusive, safe environment that allows individuals on the spectrum to express themselves creatively.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Today on Autism Live, Andrew Bailey visits to talk about The Anova Education Method and how it is implemented in Anova schools to help individuals with social and sensory issues  gain the skills and education they so richly deserve.  Steve Mauldin, President and General Manager of CBS2 and KCAL9, talks with Shannon about Stephanie's Day; a truly remarkable event celebrating individuals with challenges surrounding Autism and other disorders. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am PST

Anova Education Hope for Autism

Andrew Bailey, the co-founder of Anova, shares information about The Anova Education Method and how it is implemented in Anova schools to help individuals with social and sensory issues gain the skills and education they so richly deserve.  For more information on Anova visit www.anovaeducation.org 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am PST

Having Family Fun with ASD Kids

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Vince Redmond shares tips and ideas about how to plan and execute family fun during the summer. 

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: 11:14am PST

Wendy Chung: Autism Research

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Wendy Chung of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative talks with Shannon Penrod and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox from The Autism Research Group about what Autism Research is revealing and how that has the potential to change the ways we treat 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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am PST

Wendy Chung: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

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Wendy Chung, one of the world's leading geneticists in the field of Autism talks shares info about the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative and how she came to be involved in such a worthwhile mission.  Chung recently did a TED Talk entitled: "Autism: What we know (and what we don't know yet)".  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox from The Autism Research Group is the guest co-host for this special segment.

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: 11:12am PST

Autism Live, Thursday June 12th, 2014

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On today's Autism Live: Dr. Jonathan Tarbox talks about teaching creativity and imagination skills to individuals on the Autism spectrum.  Dr. Tarbox also answers viewer's questions about gaining in skills in the first year of therapy in order to catch a child up for school.  Shannon Penrod shares ideas for setting ourselves up for success when planning family fun activities.

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: 11:11am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday June 11th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer's questions about teaching driving and bicycle riding, how to get kids to talk about non-preferred topics and much more.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies talk with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Vince Redmond about how to plan and execute family fun during the summer. 

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: 11:10am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday June 10th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Wendy Chung, one of the world's leading geneticists in the field of Autism visits to talk about what we know about Autism and what we don't.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox from The Autism Research Group is the guest co-host for this special interview. How to schedule fun and working on functional pretend play are also covered.

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: 11:08am PST

Empowering Our Kids!

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Joanne Lara from Autism Movement Therapy shares  "The Power of Envisioning & Transitioning"!  This is a powerful discussion about how and why we should empower our children from a very young age by having a plan for them. For more information on Autism Movement Therapy visit: www.autismmovementtherapy.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: 11:05am PST

Making an Action Plan

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Joanne Lara shares the power of making an action plan for our kids on the Autism spectrum and how to include the child in the process!  For more information on Autism Movement Therapy visit: www.autismmovementtherapy.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: 11:04am PST

Inspirational Children's Book on Inclusion

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Joanne Lara has been working with children of different abilities for years.  She founded  Autism Movement Therapy  and is an inspirational global speaker on how to empower our kids and prepare them for inclusion.  Listen as Joanne speaks about her new children's book which carries the message of inclusion! For more information on Autism Movement Therapy visit: www.autismmovementtherapy.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: 11:03am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday June 3rd, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Joanne Lara from Autism Movement Therapy about  "The Power of Envisioning & Transitioning"!  Joanne gives great tips on how to empower your child by helping them to formulate ideas on what they would like to do as adults and then creating a plan to help bring it to fruition. For more information on Autism Movement Therapy visit: www.autismmovementtherapy.com  Shannon shares news stories about a possible link between hormones and Autism, a new potential Autism screening tool and the film Autism and Trauma, which details some of the trauma individuals on the spectrum are put through and the after effects.

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: 11:01am PST

Skills®: Age Appropriate Lessons

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Skills® Co-Creator, Dr. Adel Najdowski explains the process of how lessons were assigned age appropriate status in the Skills® program.  Skills® is a comprehensive tool used to help teach a child skills they are behind on, it includes an assessment portion, 8 curricula areas, a behavior intervention plan builder and much more. For more information on Skills® visit: www.skillsforautism.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: 2:26pm PST

Why Parents Should Take Data

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Head of Research and Development at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders explains why taking data is an important part of any treatment plan.  This is an area where parents frequently want to run away but Dr. Tarbox makes the case for why we should be interested in taking data.
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: 2:09pm PST

Self Determination in California

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Caroline Wilson, executive director of Autism Society Los Angeles talks with Shannon about the current status of Self Determination in California.  Now that the bill has become a law, what does it mean for Autism families?  For more information visit:  www.autismla.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: 1:22pm PST

Unified Theatre Rocks!

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Micaela Connery and Laura McLelland from Unified Theater talk about their mission to provide inclusion based theater experiences to middle school and high school students around the country.  This unique program is available to schools throughout the United States, to teach true inclusion, tolerance, social skills and much more.  For more information visit: www.unifiedtheater.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: 1:21pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday May 29th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about highlights from this year's ABAI conference.  Dr. Najdowski answers viewer's questions about SKILLS and about anxiety brought on from being around other children.   Shannon gives an Autism Ignorance Award to PETA for their thoughtless and incendiary campaign featuring the slogan "Got Autism?" encouraging people to avoid drinking milk.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers a views question about potty training and tells us why parents should take data and how they can do it realistically.
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: 1:20pm PST

Skills® vs. VB Mapp

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Dr. Adel Najdowski answers a viewer's question about the ways in which Skills® and the VB Mapp are similar and different. For more information on Skills® visit:  www.skillsforautism.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: 12:25pm PST

Ride for Autism Wine Event

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Doug Marrone from the Ride for Autism talks about their upcoming Artesian Wine Event, a fundraiser, which will benefit organizations, like ACT Today! This unique event will take place at the Chart House in Redondo Beach, CA on Sunday, June 8th. For more information visit www.rideforautism.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: 12:24pm PST

Autism Feature Film Explores Elopement

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Sam Fleischner, director of the film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, talks about this timely film. The film focuses on a young teenager with Autism who wanders away and finds himself living in the subways of New York City for several days before and during Hurricane Sandy. The film opens in New York City this Friday.  For more information visit: www.standclearclosingdoors.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: 12:23pm PST

Swimming With Autism

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Tammy Anderson, co-author of Swimming with Autism, talks about the importance of teaching swimming and water safety to individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  This is National Drowning Prevention Month, which is especially poignant for so many in the Autism community. Tammy helps us to know how we can find instructors who are specifically trained to be effective with our ASD kids! For more information visit: www.swimmingwithautism.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 www.centerforautism.com

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

Treating Extreme Behavior

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers a parent's question about treating extreme behavior, in this case a young man who is repeatedly breaking windows, sometime even in the middle of the night. Dr. Tarbox shares hopeful information about how to get help for treating these kinds of issues, that require professional assistance.

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: 12:19pm PST

Autism Live, Wednesday May 28th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about the shootings at UCSB and how Autism is portrayed in the news.  Dr. Granpeesheh also answers questions about obsessions with watching cars, when Skills Book will be available, how much parent training we should get and why we might consider getting RBT certified.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, Shannon pays tribute to Maya Angelou.
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: 12:18pm PST

Autism Live, Tuesday May 27th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Micaela Connery and Laura McLelland from Unified Theater about their mission to provide inclusion based theater experiences to middle school and high school students around the country.  Caroline Wilson, executive director of Autism Society Los Angeles talks with Shannon about the devastating shooting at UC Santa Barbara over the weekend, about reports that the shooter was on the spectrum, how the press coverage, in light of the recent Washington Post article declaring there is a "significant" connection between Autism and mass murders, has not always been responsible, and perhaps more importantly, what can we learn from this tragedy so we can prevent it from ever happening again?  Self Determination and an update on the Disney disability pass are also discussed.
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: 12:17pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday May 22nd, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about the difference between Skills® and the VB Mapp. Dr. Najdowski also answers a viewer's question about age appropriate lessons in Skills® and why teaching lying or deception is important. Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers viewer questions about self injurious behaviors, how to prevent a teen from using repeated bathroom breaks to control others, how to identify quality ABA programs and how do we work on prosody so children will use tone, inflection and speed in their language to be understood.

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: 12:50pm PST

Autism Live, Wednesday May 21st, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: an encore presentation of Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh's discussion of Autism and Anxiety.   This second installment of a two part series, focuses on what we can do to help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD and other disorders. During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome special guests Tammy Anderson, AKA, the Swim Chick to talk about Autism and Swimming and Doug Marrone from the Ride for Autism to talk about their upcoming fundraisers which will benefit organizations like ACT Today!

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: 12:49pm PST

Autism Live, Tuesday May 20, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Sam Fleischner, director of the film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, which opens this Friday. The film focuses on a young teenager with Autism who wanders away and finds himself living in the subways of New York City for several days before and during Hurricane Sandy. For more information visit: www.standclearclosingdoors.com Shannon talks about behavioral momentum and how we can all be using it to our advantage.

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: 11:07am PST

Jesse Saperstein: Getting a Life With Asperger's

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Jesse Saperstein talks about his new book, Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood.  Jesse speaks frankly about bullying and the toil it takes on an individual.  This is an inspirational gentleman with tremendous story of success after trial. To learn more about Jesse visit: www.JesseSaperstein.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: 10:57am PST