Autism Live
FIT: Hybrid Master's Program in Professional Behavior Analysis

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Dr. Tom Szabo shares information about the Hybrid Master's Program in Professional Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.  For more information visit:  www.fit.edu
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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The Sally-Anne Test

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Dr.  Jonathan Tarbox, Director of the Autism Research Group, explains the Sally-Anne Test and how this test can inform what skills an individual on the Autism Spectrum may need to work on. Lessons on teaching perspective taking and cognition are available in the Skills® curriculum at 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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Getting the Most Out of Therapy

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Marriage and Family Therapist,  Vince Redmond, talks frankly about how parents can get the most out of therapy!  Parents are an important part of the team, getting them educated and supported is important for the success of the intervention. 
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: 10:48am PST

Teaching Language: Getting From Labels to Conversation

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains the role of verbal operants in teaching language.  If we only teach expressive and receptive labels we do not successfully set and individual up for conversational success.
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: 10:45am PST

Teaching Language: Working with Non Verbal Individuals

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Dr. Adel Najdowski answers a parent's question about teaching language to a non verbal child and details the process of pairing preferred rewards with utterances.
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 May 15th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about the verbal operants and how they are used to teach language and to build conversation.  Dr. Tom Szabo shares information about the Hybrid Master's Program in Professional Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox explains the Sally-Anne Test and how it can be used to identify areas of deficit that can be taught!!

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: 10:43am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday May 14th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about tooth brushing, sensory issues, Autism coverage in Florida, starting ABA services in Columbia and much, much more. Shannon and Nancy welcome Marriage and Family Therapist Vince Redmond to talk about how parents can get the most out of therapy!  Parents are an important part of the team, getting them educated and supported is important for the success of the intervention.  Shannon and Nancy also share emotional stories of gratitude for the progress their sons are both demonstrating.

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: 10:42am PST

Autism Live, Tuesday May 13th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Jesse Saperstein 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. Shannon also discusses compliance and mass trials.
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: 10:41am PST

Are You Prepared?

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Todd Daniel, a Special Care Planner from Mass Mutual, gives hopeful and helpful information to parents of children with ASD.  Do you have a plan to ensure that your child is cared for after your death?  Will inheriting your life insurance actually cause your child to lose their support services? It doesn't have to if you are armed with the right information and plan accordingly. For more information or to schedule a free consultation visit: http://www.massmutual.com/planningtools/additional-resources/special-needs/special-care 

 

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 God Connection

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Author and Advocate William Stillman shares incites about his book, Autism and the God Connection.  Many parents report their children with ASD seem to have an uncanny connection to nature and the spiritual world.  Is it just a coincidence or is there more to it?

 

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: 12:15pm PST

Autism Deserves Equal Coverage

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Kristin Jacobson speaks about the mission of Autism Deserves Equal Coverage to advocate for quality ABA services for all children.  Listen in to hear what you can do to make a difference.  For more information visit:  www.autismdeservesequaltreatment.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 May 8th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Kristin Jacobson from Autism Deserves Equal Coverage about what parents can do to advocate for quality ABA services for all children.  Shannon talks about priorities and what extinction and extinction bursts really mean.

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 May 6th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon welcomes Andrew and Reece Bowen, the father and son acting team currently being featured in the Autism Speaks "Lifetime of Difference" promo.  This dynamic acting duo has its roots in reality.  Reece was diagnosed with ASD as a child and his father credits early intervention with having made all the difference.  Shannon also talks with Todd Daniel, a Special Care Planner from Mass Mutual. None of us thrills to talk about the unthinkable - What will happen when we're no longer here to take care of our children, but having a plan can actually ease stress.  Todd gives great information on how to start the process with a free consultation.

 

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: 12:09pm PST

Autism Trends: Prevalence & Prevention

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David Humphrey, CEO of Kirkman Labs, speaks on Autism Trends: Prevalence and Prevention.  Included in the discussion:  How Autism is being prediagnosed in very young children, allowing them to receive crucial therapies in order to prevent a debilitating diagnosis.  Additionally Humphrey discusses research on preventing Autism through prenatal care.  This is an essential hour for anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.

 

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. Andrew Levinson on Treating Autism

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Dr. Andrew Levinson, Founder of Vitality Health and Wellness, answers questions about how to begin Biomedical Treatment for newly diagnosed children on the spectrum, and what veteran parents should know about treatment options. For more information on Dr. Levinson visit www.vitalitywellness.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: 12:07pm PST

Father Son Acting Duo

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Andrew and Reece Bowan are the father and son acting team currently being featured in the Autism Speaks "Lifetime of Difference" promo.  The duo is acting in the advertisement, but the message they are portraying is real.  Reece was diagnosed with Autism as a child.  Andrew and Reece talk freely about their lives and the difference early intervention has made for their family.

 

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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Mass Mutual's Special Care Planning

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Todd Daniel, a Special Care Planner from Mass Mutual talks about the unique training and preparation Special Care Planners undergo in order to serve families with special needs. None of us thrills to talk about the unthinkable - What will happen when we're no longer here to take care of our children? However, having a plan can actually ease stress.  Todd gives great information on how to start the process with a free consultation. For more information visit: http://www.massmutual.com/planningtools/additional-resources/special-needs/special-care 

 

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: 12:03pm PST

Polo Buddies

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David Farkas, co-founder of Polo Buddies, talks about the benefits of a unique inclusive water polo experience in helping individuals with special needs to build skills and self esteem.  For more information about Polo Buddies visit www.polobuddies.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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What is Biomedical Treatment?

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Dr. Andrew Levinson, Founder of Vitality Health and Wellness, speaks eloquently about the role of Biomedical Interventions in treatment of Autism.  For more information on Dr. Levinson visit www.vitalitywellness.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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What is Causing Autism?

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Founder of Vitality Health and Wellness, Dr. Andrew Levinson, shares wisdom on the possible causes for the dramatic increase in Autism prevalence.  For more information on Dr. Levinson visit www.vitalitywellness.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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Fun Meditation for Children

Teaching children to relax and meditate can seem like an overwhelming task.  Getting kids to interact with a story is infinitely easier.  This unique meditation is specifically designed to help children on and off the Autism spectrum to relax and focus on their breathing, all through a fun interactive story about a turtle named Fin!  Children interact to help Fin accomplish a series of tasks.  For maximum benefit, parents should listen to the meditation with their children the first time to insure the children are interacting properly.  Use modeling techniques to show your child how to do the breathing with Fin and soon your child will be able to do the meditation themselves!

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Autism Advocacy by the Numbers

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Shelley Hendrix, the Director of Autism Speaks Grassroots Advocacy, speaks about the current state of Autism insurance reform, what the count is with state insurance mandates and how we all can make a difference in just 5 minutes a 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, Tuesday April 29th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Shelley Hendrix the Director of Autism Speaks Grassroots Advocacy, about the current state of Autism insurance reform, what ERISA has to do with state insurance mandates and how we all can make a difference in just 5 minutes a day.  Dr. John Youngbauer  visits to talk about the California Regional Centers, how they came to be, how they have helped thousands of Californians and how they hope to continue to do so now that insurance plays a larger role.

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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Coverage for Autism Now

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Let's Talk Autism hosts Shannon & Nancy talk about the CAN campaign and why it is important to stand in solidarity with families who don't yet have insurance coverage for Autism treatments.  The ladies join many around the world who have written CAN on their bodies to encourage Coverage for Autism Now!
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. John Youngbauer's Autism Legacy

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Shannon Penrod thanks Dr. John Youngbauer for his work in the field of Autism, particularly his work that the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, which made it possible for Penrod's son to get 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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Autism Live, Wednesday April 30th, 2014

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Today on this special three-hour edition of Autism Live, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about inclusion, arbitrary age caps for ABA therapies, fears surrounding mannequins and more. During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy welcome Dr. Andrew Levinson to talk about advances in Biomedical Treatment for Autism.  For more information on Dr. Levinson visit www.vitalitywellness.com.  David Humphrey, CEO of Kirkman Labs speaks on Autism Trends: Prevalence and Prevention.  This is an essential hour for anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.

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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ERISA and Autism Insurance Coverage

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Shelley Hendrix, the Director of Autism Speaks Grassroots Advocacy, speaks about the current status of Autism insurance in regards to ERISA federal guidelines.

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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The History of the California Regional Center

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Dr. John Youngbauer from the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, talks about the evolution of the California Regional Center's mission to help families to stay intact and take care of their 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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Autism Live, Thursday April 17th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about play skills, how to teach them and why they are important to teach.  Shannon answers viewer questions about whether school time counts towards the prescription of 30-40 hours of ABA for young children and gives an update on the status of Autism insurance reform in Kansas, Utah and Tennessee.

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 Children's Book: Silent Voice

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Children's book author Barry Rudner  talks about his newest book, SILENT VOICE  which deals with Autism.  The book SILENT VOICE is available on www.nickoftime.us.
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 Inspiration: Christopher Duffley

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Christine Duffley shares her inspirational journey from becoming a mother to Christopher Duffley to helping him find his way to touch the hearts of millions.  Christopher was blind when he was adopted by the Duffleys, later they discovered that he was also on the Autism spectrum.  Christopher began to sing before he spoke.  He now is a singer who provides inspiration to people around the world. For more information on Christopher or to buy his CD visit : www.christopherduffley.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 April 24th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with children's book author Barry Rudner, whose new book, SILENT VOICE deals with Autism.  The book SILENT VOICE is available on www.nickoftime.us.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox talks about the importance of doing a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to know the function of a behavior before writing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).  Dr. Tarbox then explains  the process for writing an effective BIP!
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: 10:18am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

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Today on Autism Live it is CAN (Coverage for Autism Now) DAY! Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about  chromosomal duplications,  whether 40 hours of ABA includes time at school and  what to do if potty training seems to be taking a long time.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies welcome Bonnie Schlachte the founder of Ballet For All Kids to talk about how this unique program is revolutionizing dance for individuals with special needs.  The Schlachte Method works on a variety of different skills, using child specific teaching methods.  To find out about classes in New York and Los Angeles or to become certified in the Schtachte Method, visit www.balletforallkids.com. Shannon and Nancy also cover relevant news stories and the CAN campaign to encourage Coverage for Autism Now!
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 April 22nd, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon kicks off CAN Week by welcoming Joanne Lara to talk about Autism Movement Therapy, why it's good for kids on the spectrum and how adults can become certified to be Autism Movement Therapists.  For more information visit www.autismmovementtherapy.com.  Shannon also has a special conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin about Autism, anxiety and what is dividing the Autism community.

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: 10:15am PST

Autism Movement Therapy

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Joanne Lara speaks about Autism Movement Therapy, why it's good for kids on the spectrum and how adults can become certified to be Autism Movement Therapists.  For more information 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: 10:13am PST

Ballet For All Kids

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Bonnie Schlachte, founder of Ballet For All Kids, shares how this unique program is revolutionizing dance for individuals with special needs.  The Schlachte Method works on a variety of different skills, using child specific teaching methods.  To find out about classes in New York and Los Angeles or to become certified in the Schtachte Method, visit www.balletforallkids.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: 10:12am PST

Dr. Temple Grandin on Anxiety, Strengths and Controversy

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Dr. Temple Grandin, author  and Autism advocate, talks with Shannon Penrod  about Autism, anxiety and what is dividing the Autism community.  Dr. Grandin is a notable authority on these subjects having been diagnosed with Autism herself at the age of 2.  In 2010 HBO released an award winning film about her life.
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: 10:10am PST

Is My Child's School Placement Correct?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox answers a viewer's question about whether her child's placement is correct and gives great advice for what to ask your child's school to determine if their program is serving your child's individual needs. Dr. Tarbox is the Director of the Autism Research Group.
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: 10:09am PST

Teaching Play Skills

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains why it's important to teach play skills to children on the Autism spectrum.  We assume play is fun for our kids, but the truth is we have to make it fun!   Teaching play and other important lessons can found in Skills®, visit www.skillsforautism.com for more information.

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: 10:05am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday April 16th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about getting teens to school and helping them with anxiety, how to help teens to get sleep and deal with executive functions skills necessary to succeed.  Dr. Granpeesheh also addresses a viewer's disappointment in the term "Recovered" when talking about Autism.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies interview Christine Duffley, the mother of Christopher Duffley.  Christopher was blind when he was adopted by the Duffleys, later they discovered that he was also on the Autism spectrum.  Christopher began to sing before he spoke.  He now is a singer who provides inspiration to people around the world. For more information on Christopher or to buy his CD visit : www.christopherduffley.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: 1:03pm PST

Autism Live, Tuesday April 15th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon kicks off Autism Action Week by welcoming Dina Kimmel from We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym and children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter.  Today's special guest is Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin's remarkable mother, who speaks with Shannon about the unique challenges facing an Autism Mom.  Shannon pays tribute to Michael Myvett, the CARD therapist who lost his life in a tragic bus accident last week and to Ryan Eoff the brave dad who inspired Shannon to shave her head one year ago. Ryan Eoff lost his battle with cancer yesterday.

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: 1:02pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday April 10th, 2014

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On today's Autism Live, Dr. Adel Najdowski shares some of the ways we can strengthen memory in children with ASD. Dr. Adel also shares important information about toilet training for families who feel like they have done everything and still haven't been successful.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox gives the definitive explanation of what it means to recover from Autism and then talks about the scientific research that supports the reality of Autism recovery. 

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: 1:01pm PST

We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gyms

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Dina Kimmel from We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym, shares her mission to create a gym that meets the needs of kid's on the spectrum, after her son was diagnosed with Autism.  For more information about We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gyms or to find out about franchise opportunities visit: http://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.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: 1:16pm PST

Autism Live, Wednesday April 9th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about preparing for IEPs, how parents can get great training to help their child and other children, how to get a child to understand that NOW is not a time to play video games and much, much more.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies welcome Brianna Shaffer from Play Your Part.  Brianna is a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Neurological Music Specialty.  Brianna details some of the ways music therapy can help individuals on the Autism 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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm PST

In Memory of Michael Myvett

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Michael Myvett was a talented young man with a bright future.  He was much loved and respected therapist for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.  Michael's life was cut short in a tragic bus accident last week.  He was chaperoning a bus full of high school students going to visit a prospective college.  We honor Michael's memory and grieve the loss that his passing leaves.
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: 1:12pm PST

Every Turtle Counts

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Critically acclaimed author, Sara Hoagland Hunter talks about her newest children's book, Every Turtle Counts, whose heroine happens to be on the Autism spectrum.  The main character Mimi, was inspired by Hunter's real niece who is also on the spectrum.  For more information please visit:  www.sarahunterproductions.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: 1:08pm PST

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Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin's mother, talks about the way the post WW II community rallied around Temple and kept her and the family included.  She also shares the best and worst of the advice that she was given about Temple's 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: 1:07pm PST

Eustacia Cutler: The Truth of Teaching Temple

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Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin's mother, tells the truth about the help and support she received after Temple's diagnosis, which is slightly different than how it is depicted in the HBO movie about Temple's life.

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: 1:05pm PST

Eustacia Cutler: Child Pornography and Autism

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In August of 2013, Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, wrote an article for The Daily Beast entitled, Autism and Child Pornography: A Toxic Combination.  In it she encouraged parents to monitor what their children are exposed to on the internet.  It was a well thought out piece, and hailed by experts as an important article.  In the media's hands it was inappropriately portrayed as an indictment of individuals with ASD as potential sex offenders.  Eustacia sets the record straight and host Shannon Penrod urges viewers to read the original article which is available here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/05/autism-and-child-pornography-a-toxic-combination.html

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

What is "Autism Recovery"?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox gives the definitive explanation of what it means to recover from Autism.  Dr. Tarbox, Director of the Autism Research Group (ARG) shares the scientific research that supports the reality of Autism recovery. 

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: 1:02pm PST

Music Therapy for Autism

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Brianna Shaffer from Play Your Part speaks on benefits of Music Therapy for individuals with Autism.  Brianna is a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Neurological Music Specialty and extensive experience working 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: 1:01pm PST

Autism Will Not Define My Son

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Kerrie Mallory is one of those moms that knows how to inspire others.  She created  AutismWillNotDefineMySon.com after her son was diagnosed as being at risk for Autism.  Kerrie shares some of the upcoming events that she is participating in to raise money for Autism, including an INK 4 Autism event where individuals can get tattoos to raise money and awareness. 

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: 1:00pm PST

Autism Acceptance Book

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Ellen Sabin, the author of The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism, talks about  gaining understanding and acceptance for Autism in the classroom and the community.  The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism, is a wonderful, interactive book that helps children to understand and accept individuals who are different from them.  The book also features a free online companion curriculum for teachers who want to work through the book with their class. For more information visit www.wateringcanpress.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: 12:59pm PST

Areva Martin Gives Tools For Transformation

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Areva Martin is an award winning author, attorney and advocate.  She's an Autism mom who "gets it", which is why she founded the Special Needs Network, a unique organization that provides help and support to underserved families coping with Autism related issues. Areva Martin inspires everyone with a passionate discussion of the Tools For Transformation Conference and the Legislative Breakfast coming up next week.  To attend the free conference register at www.specialneedsnetwork.org.  Childcare is provided!
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

Asperkids!

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Jennifer Cook O'Toole is not your average mom.  She has three children, all on the Autism spectrum.  She also has ASD herself and so does her husband.  Her unique perspective has helped her to write several bestselling books on Asperger's and how to parent an individual with Asperger's.  Jennifer also offers some unique products and services to help children newly diagnosed embrace their uniqueness.  For more info visit:  www.asperkids.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: 11:09am PST

Autism Action Month

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TACA founder Lisa Ackerman encourages viewers to participate in Autism Action Month.  With more individuals diagnosed with ASD each year, it's important to take action.   TACA has a wide range of programs to help families and an even greater need for support in order to help those families.  For more information on TACA or to find a way to get involved, visit:  www.tacanow.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: 11:08am PST

Autism Live, Thursday April 3rd, 2014

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod talks with Dr. Adel Najdowski about teaching social language.  Areva Martin from the Special Needs Network inspires everyone with a passionate discussion of the Tools For Transformation Conference coming up next week.  To attend the free conference register at www.specialneedsnetwork.org.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox details some of the ways research has changed the way we do 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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am PST

Fullerton Cares!

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Awesome Autism Dad Larry Houser talks about the mission of Fullerton Cares to create awareness and support for the Autism population in the community and how he came to this mission after his own son was diagnosed with Autism.  Check out Fullerton Cares upcoming art event The Beautiful Autism.  For more information visit: www.FullertonCares.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: 11:06am PST

GAPS Diet

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Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride talks about the GAPS Diet.  Dr. Campbell-McBride is the author of the book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. For more information on the GAPS Diet visit www.gaps.me .

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

How to Talk about Autism with Your ASD Child

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Marriage and Family Therapist , Vince Redmond, discusses how we talk about Autism to our ASD children.  How and when you decide to tell your child about their diagnosis is a personal choice, but Vince gives some helpful information about what kinds of things to consider.
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

Lisa Ackerman on CDC Autism Rates

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Can we explain away the new CDC rates by saying it's just better diagnosis?  Autism Mom and advocate Lisa Ackerman doesn't think so.  Listen to what the founder of TACA, the largest parent run autism outreach and support group, has to say on this controversial topic.  For more information visit Lisa's blog, Real Help Now at www.tacanowblog.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

Research has Changed ABA

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ABA and the way we treat Autism effectively has changed significantly in the last 2 decades.  Why?  Because research has informed us on how to get the job done in better, more efficient ways. Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Director of the Autism Research Group, details some of the ways research has changed the way we do therapy for the better!
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: 11:02am PST

Vista Del Mar Autism Conference

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Dr. Brian Roper, the Director of Autism Services at Vista Del Mar, shares news about their upcoming Autism Conference.  The 5th Annual Vista Del Mar Conference will take place on April 7, 2014.  The conference, entitled, "Bridging the Gap:  Behavior, Communication & Sensory Processing in  Autism," will  feature Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP -- an international consultant to children and adults with ASD and their families, and Elysa Marco, M.D. -Director of Research for the UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program, the cognitive & behavioral child neurology clinic, and a neuroscience laboratory.  To register for the conference visit:  http://www.vistadelmar.org/conference/

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: 11:00am PST

What is Autism?

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Autism Live attended the Mardi Gras for Autism 2013, sponsored by Fullerton Cares, and asked people, "What is Autism?"  It's not an easy answer for any of us.  But, what we found was, once people were given a minute to think about it they had some pretty amazing things to say!

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: 10:58am PST

Autism Live, Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

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During this special World Autism Awareness Day edition of Autism Live,  Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions from a mom during a live Skype call about how to get a child to answer questions from peers without prompting.  Dr. Granpeesheh answers questions about the CDC prevalence numbers and talks about how Autism has changed in the last 30 years.   During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome Marriage and Family Therapist , Vince Redmond, to discuss how we talk about Autism to our ASD children. Shannon and Nancy introduce the Coverage for Autism Now (CAN) initiative, which explains why they have CAN written on their foreheads!  Tune in to hear how you can participate!  Also find out how you can reinforce your therapists and help children with Autism by purchasing a cool t-shirt!  For more info, visit www.booster.com/autismtherapists 

 

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: 12:54pm PST

Autism Rates 2014: Treatment

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The CDC's newly released Autism prevalence numbers demonstrate a 30% increase in the number of children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States.  The new number of 1 in 68, is shocking.  Sarah Cho, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with extensive experience treating children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, talks about the necessity for ABA providers to do more to make treatment accessible for more individuals.

 

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: 12:52pm PST

Autism Live, Tuesday April 1st, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon kicks off April by sharing a special interview with TACA founder Lisa Ackerman.  Lisa puts some perspective on the new numbers just out from the CDC and shares some of the many things TACA is doing to help support the growing number of families with children on the spectrum.  Jennifer Cook O'Toole from Asperkids.com talks about her journey from being diagnosed to writing a series of bestselling books on having Asperger's and raising a child with Aspergers.  Jennifer is on the spectrum, as is her husband and her 3 children.  Finally, Larry Houser, the founder of Fullerton Cares, shares from an Autism Dad's perspective how important and rewarding it is when you get involved!  Fullerton Cares events include the Mardi Gras for Autism, The Beautiful Autism art project, a Fullerton School Sensory Garden, a unique prom event and much, much 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: 12:49pm PST

Autism Live Needs Your Help!

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Shannon Penrod urges viewers to help Autism Live stay on the air by encouraging more people to watch.  Viewers can help by sharing videos on their social networking sites and letting others know about this free resource.

 

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: 12:47pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday March 27th, 2014

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Schedule:10:30am Dr.Campbell-Mcbride 

               11:00am Ryan Hendry

 

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: 12:46pm PST

Autism Live, Wednesday March 26th, 2014

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Schedule:10:00am Ask Dr. Doreen

                   11:00am Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy

 

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: 12:45pm PST

Holly Robinson Peete: Nabi

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Award winning author, actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete talks about the partnership between the HollyRod Foundation and FUHU, the makers of the Nabi tablet.  FUHU is helping the HollyRod Foundation to put technology in the hands of more individuals with Autism through their innovative INSPIRE program.  Nabi Tablets are especially designed to be kid friendly and kid tough.  Through the INSPIRE program these fun tablets come pre-loaded with Autism Friendly Apps.  Nabi Tablets are economical, giving families the biggest bang for their buck!

 

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: 12:40pm PST

Holly Robinson Peete: HollyRod Foundation

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Actress Holly Robinson Peete talks with Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson about the mission of the HollyRod Foundation to support families dealing with challenges from Autism and Parkinson's disease.  Holly shares some of their upcoming events including events sponsored by FUHU, ATT&T and Stella and Dot jewelry! Learn more at Hollyrod.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: 12:39pm PST

Holly Robinson Peete: Autism Today

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Award winning author, actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete shares her views on the need for a clear national directive for treating Autism.  Holly's charity the HollyRod Foundation has been at the forefront of helping families to overcome Autism challenges but listen as she shares her vision for what we need to be focused on as a nation and as a global community.

 

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: 12:38pm PST

Holly Robinson Peete: Autism Mom

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When Holly Robinson Peete decided to talk about her son's Autism diagnosis on the Oprah Winfrey show she hoped that it would help other parents.  Autism mom, Shannon Penrod, tells Holly what seeing her on the show did to change the way she looked at 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: 12:34pm PST

Autism Live, Tuesday March 25th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Dr. Paul Wang, Autism Speaks' senior vice president and head of medical research, about the ground breaking initiative Autism Speaks has launched to further research into the brain-gut connection.  Dr. Wang discusses the importance of further research in GI issues in regards to Autism.  Matt Asner, the Executive Director of the Southern California Chapter of Autism Speaks shares some of the events they are prepping for Autism Awareness Month including Light Up the Blues, Light it Up Blue events, the Los Angles Walk and a number of sporting events sponsored by area baseball, basketball and hockey teams!

 

 

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: 12:32pm PST

Light Up the Blues 2014

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Matt Asner shares exciting details about  this year's Light Up the Blues concert event! This year will feature Crosby, Still and Nash, John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile,  Chris Stills, Neal Katz, Adam Mandela Walden and  Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles.  This amazing evening raises money and awareness for Autism.  You can purchase a video of last year's event on iTunes, starting April 1st!

 

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: 12:22pm PST

Gut-Brain Autism Research Initiative

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Dr. Paul Wang, Autism Speaks' senior vice president and head of medical research, speaks about the ground breaking initiative that has been launched to further research into the brain-gut connection.  For a long time Autism parents have suggested that there is a link between GI issues and Autism.  Dr. Wang discusses the importance of further research in GI issues in regards to Autism, so science and medicine can catch up to what parents have been reporting.

 

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: 12:20pm PST

Autism Live, Thursday March 20th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Cecilia Knight from The Institute for Behavioral Intervention to explain the newly designated Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)role in treating Autism.  The required course work for certification as a Registered Behavior Technician is currently available as an eLearning for the Institute for Behavioral Training, for more information visit www.ibehavioraltraining.com.  Dr. Jonathan Tarbox explains the role of research in the field of behavior treatment for Autism as well as the mission of the Autism Research Group to use research to bring meaningful information to those currently treating Autism.  Dr. Tarbox shares research on the importance of mindful parenting and rewarding interactions with very young babies.  Sara Gershfeld from Love My Provider visits to talk about this new site which will help parents get honest reviews on ABA providers, OTs and a host of other services.  Visit www.LoveMyProvider.com to share your opinions and find out about other services available in your area.  

 

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

Love My Provider

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Looking for quality ABA providers, or other Autism services and you're not really sure where to begin?  Love My Provider is the answer to many parents cries for help!  Sara Gershfeld, a former ABA therapist, describes why she developed this interactive website to help parents and caregivers find quality services without having to constantly reinvent the wheel. Now parents can visit www.LoveMyProvider.com  to give and get honest reviews on ABA providers, OTs and a host of other services in their area or an area they are thinking of moving to.  

 

Visit www.LoveMyProvider.com  to share your opinions and find out about other services available in your area. 

 

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: 12:16pm PST

Registered Behavior Technician Training from IBT

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Cecilia Knight from The Institute for Behavioral Intervention explains the newly designated Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)role in treating Autism.  This new classification will help to ensure that therapists working in the field will be trained and proficient in providing quality ABA services. Ms. Knight details how ABA providers can quickly get their staff trained and certified.  The required course work for certification as a Registered Behavior Technician is currently available as a series of eLearning  modules from the Institute for Behavioral Training.  For more information about this and other trainings available for parents, teachers and providers, visit www.ibehavioraltraining.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: 12:15pm PST

Lost in Public Video by Autism Research Group

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, director of The Autism Research Group,  talks about their newest instructional video Lost in Public.  This short film, available for free on YouTube can help parents teach life saving skills to their children so that in an emergency, if the child is lost, they will have skills to help them be safe and reunited quickly.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm PST

Smarty - February Sock Puppet Craft

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It's important that our kids are able to use their imagination, and what better way than playing with sock puppets! Here Suzanne teaches us how to make sock puppets with interchangeable faces to not only practice using imagination, but to help learn and identify emotions and expressions.

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.

Music by: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

Smarty - January Calendar Craft

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Since it's the start of a new year, we thought it would be great to teach our kids about calendars! This project helps you design a magnet calendar that kids can manipulate and add to in order to help them learn about days, weeks, months, holidays, and more!

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.

Music Provided By: Youtube.com/MistaCookieJar

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm PST

What's Left? GFCFSF Cooking - Zucchini Muffins

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Autism Advocate Lisa Ackerman shares her gluten free Zucchini Muffin recipe that make a great breakfast and include a whole serving of vegetables.
 
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: 4:25pm PST

What's Left? GFCFSF Cooking - Mac and No Cheese

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Autism Advocate Lisa Ackerman shares her amazing recipe for "fake mac n cheese" a totally gluten and dairy free version that looks and tastes as good as the blue box stuff.
 
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: 4:24pm PST

Temple Grandin Calls for Research on Sensory Issues

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From the Autism Daily Newscast: Temple Grandin calls for more research on sensory issues in individuals with ASD citing the difficulties in attempting to socialize an individual who is having debilitating sensory issues. For the complete article visit: 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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm PST

Smarty - May Birdfeeders

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As the weather warms up, all the birds come out to play. Help teach your kids about tacting and ornithology with these simple and fun bird feeders. Using a mold, or their imagination, kids can make the bird seed into any shape they desire.

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: 4:19pm PST

Smarty - October Spooky Eye Portraits

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It's October and while the ghosts and ghouls are out to play, we wanted to work on labeling emotions and socio-dramatic play with our kids by making spooky eye portraits. Using ping pong balls you get the illusion the pictures eyes are following you! Creeeepy! And, using props and costumes to take the photos is a great learning opportunity for our kids to act out different emotions and expressions. Enjoy!

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: 4:18pm PST

What's Left? GFCFSF Cooking - Meat Puffs

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Autism Advocate Lisa Ackerman shares her amazing recipe for "meat puffs" a GFCFSF meatball that will please even the pickiest eater at your table. Lisa makes this nutrient packed recipe economical and easy!
 
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: 4:16pm PST

The First 2 Years of Intensive ABA

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, the Director of the Autism Research Group, answers an Autism Mom's question about  what she should be doing when her child is not in therapy to maximize his learning potential.  Dr. Tarbox, who has extensive experience in the field of ABA treatment for Autism, compares the first 2 years of intensive behavioral intervention to the preparation an Olympic athlete might do for the games. The result will inspire any Autism parent!
 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: 4:15pm PST

Smarty - September Task Completion Chart

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As our kids head back to school, we thought it would be helpful to share our template for a task completion chart. Task completion charts help kids visualize what they need to be accomplishing, when they've completed the task, and how close they are to being rewarded for it.

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: 4:13pm PST

What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Bourbon Chicken

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BBQ and Bourbon sauce typically contain gluten, but learn from Lisa how to make a gluten free Bourbon sauce for the whole family to enjoy. Take out your frustrations on some chicken while you make a delicious dinner.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm PST

What's Left!?! GFCFSF Cooking - Chicken Nuggets

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Autism Advocate Lisa Ackerman shares her prized Chicken Nugget recipe, including lots of alternatives to make it dairy and gluten free! For more recipes visit: www.TACAnow.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: 4:11pm PST

Autism Live with Holly Robinson Peete, Friday March 14th, 2014

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On this special edition of Autism Live, actress, advocate and award winning author Holly Robinson Peete talks about her Autism journey now that her son is a teenager.  Holly gives voice to all of the advances we have had in the field of Autism as well as her desire to see a national response and a plan to help all individuals and families who need support in the Autism community.  Holly shares the importance of technology in treating Autism and elaborates on why the HollyRod Foundation has partnered with FUHU, the makers of the NABI tablet to help put technology in the hands of more children with Autism.
This is an amazing hour with an incredible Autism MOM!

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: 4:09pm PST

Ask Dr. Doreen - November 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 Autism's leading experts. In this episode Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:
00:20 Do you have a favorite toy for working with small children?

05:18 I need help for a young teen with emotional health problems connected with autism, OCD, and ADHD
08:56 What can I put in a 10-yr-old's bedroom to help him sleep easier? Light, sand, noise, etc.?
13:30 How many, and which, Skills® programs should I be doing in a 27 hour/week time period?
20:11 Our son will introduce himself to anyone and tell them about himself. We're afraid because doesn't seem to understand stranger danger.
28:50 How do you get a child to take an object?
36:11 What is the right number of breaks for 4 hours of daily therapy?
44:15 My son can't stand the sound of chewing or soft talking. He goes into fits!

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 - November 13th, 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:

00:29 My son is going through a stage of dropping things in the toilet. I don't know what to do.
13:06 My 5-yr-old is having a lot of behavior in the classroom. What can I do to reduce it?
19:37 Why is it most ABA companies only focus on behavior aspects and not teaching skills like CARD? I thought insurance paid for it because it covers the whole concept. Could you please clarify?
34:46 My 8-yr-old son recently began playing with his poop and even tasting it. Why now? It's freaking me out!
45:52 Does puberty have a role in anxiety because of hormones?

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: 4:06pm PST

Ask Dr. Doreen - November 6th, 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:

00:22 Is self talk a form of stimming? Should we stop it?
03:01 Our son, 7, used to have 200 picture prompted words, then after certain medications lost them. Any advice?
12:28 How do I stop my child from hitting?
18:32 Do you have any offices in Asia?
25:01 My daughter is 3 and lost all her words. Will she ever get them back?
28:12 Our son says too many negative/violent statements. We try to ignore it but he won't stop. What can we do?
34:18 My 10-yr-old still can't say yes or no correctly. Any tips for making this skill more concrete?
39:00 Any advice for teaching organization skills to a teenage girl?
44:16 My son has ADHD and is impulsive while I'm driving. He has hit me and his brother and I'm worried for our safety. What do I do?
47:51 I'm treating my son's yeast with natural treatments. We are seeing die-off reactions after 2 weeks. Is this normal? Should we keep on this regiment?

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: 4:05pm PST

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Making a Rain Stick is a great way for our kids to practice fine motor skills as well as work on executive functions to use their memory and sensory skills to practice telling you what they hear!

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: 3:55pm PST

Smarty - March Gluten Free Playdough

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Kids love playdough, but for our kids with gluten sensitivity, the branded kind can be a nightmare. Here Suzanne teaches us how to make our own homemade gluten free playdough that every kid can enjoy!

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: 3:52pm PST