54: Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum with Mari Nosal
Mari Nosal received her B.A. in psychology and her Masters degree in Educational Foundations. She has over 30 years’ experience within the human services and educational fields. She has worked with parents, educators and children with special needs. She is a published author, autism advocate, blogger, mom, wife. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:07) Mari’s Story: Mari’s son had experienced many school issues before he was diagnosed with Aspergers. During this process Mari realized that a lot of parents were going through the same thing. Mari wanted to make sure that no other parent would go through that experience. Considering her experience in the human services and educational fields, Mari decided to write a book, “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum.” Hear more about Mari’s inspiring journey which led her to become an autism advocate, published author, and blogger. We discuss: The “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum”, a book which combines a professional and personal point of view. How “Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum” is helping parents, other family members, and teachers to understand autism. 2 great resources for kids on the Autism spectrum. Mari’s vision for the future of the Autism community. Interview Links: Taking the diss out of disabled Mari- twitter The post 54: Ten Commandments of Interacting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum with Mari Nosal appeared first on The Autism Show.
29 Sep 2015
94: Sensorimotor Interventions for Autism
Cara Koscinski, OT shares her latest book: Sensorimotor Interventions: Using Movement to Improve Overall Body Function. Fidgeting, decreased attention, and immature motor patterns can affect learning. Once body systems are in sync, a child’s behavior difficulties can decrease significantly. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow SUBSCRIBE: The post 94: Sensorimotor Interventions for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
22 Aug 2017
Bonus: Tracking Anxiety in Autism with Reveal
Paul Fijal is the Head of Product Development at Awake Labs, working with a team of talented and diverse people to build Reveal and track anxiety in autism. Reveal is empowered care for autism – a device that tracks anxiety before meltdowns happen. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:05) Reveal’s Story: Paul and his business partner started working on Reveal in late January of last year for a university course. Originally they were looking at how stress affects people at work and if there is anything they can do to increase productivity. But, after talking with a lot of people in the autism community, they realized that there was a compelling need for something that can track anxiety to help non verbal individuals. Hear more about Reveal, and how it helps children and adults on the spectrum in this bonus episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Why Reveal is so important for the autism community. Some of the biggest challenges Reveal faces. How Reveal works. Reveal’s Indiegogo campaign. Interview Links: Reveal Indiegogo campaign The post Bonus: Tracking Anxiety in Autism with Reveal appeared first on The Autism Show.
1 Jun 2016
91: Harmony: A Family’s Struggle with Autism
New York Times bestselling author (and autism parent), Carolyn Parkhurst shares her latest novel, Harmony. In ‘Harmony’, desperate parents seek help for their autistic daughter at a cultish camp. Learn about Carolyn’s inspiration for this great summer read. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 91: Harmony: A Family’s Struggle with Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
1 Aug 2017
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66: Teaching Self-Control with Lauren Brukner
Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children, two of whom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. She holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She has just published a new book: How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses Listen to the Episode below (00:23:31) Lauren’s Story: Ever since she was a child, Lauren enjoyed writing. After publishing her first book, Lauren wanted to write something creative, interactive and fun. With a combination of professional experience and her creativity, she managed to write an awesome and very helpful book. Hear more about Lauren’s new book on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: How Lauren’s new book is helping children on the spectrum. Practical tips and strategies from the book. Advice on how to help your child stay focused. Lauren’s plans for the future. Interview Links: Lauren’s website How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control The post 66: Teaching Self-Control with Lauren Brukner appeared first on The Autism Show.
19 Jan 2016
90: Autism Sibling Warrior
When Zack Peter found out his younger brother Ethan, was diagnosed with autism, he made it his mission to ensure Ethan will one day live an independent life. Together, he and his family work hard to make sure Ethan has the same opportunities as other kids his age. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 90: Autism Sibling Warrior appeared first on The Autism Show.
25 Jul 2017
89: Post-Secondary Education for Autism
Josh Baker is an assistant professor of special education at University of Nevada since 2012. Baker’s research focus is on inclusion and accessing the general education curriculum for students with intellectual disability and autism. He started Project F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success), an inclusive post-secondary education program for students with intellectual & developmental disability and autism. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 89: Post-Secondary Education for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
18 Jul 2017
78: Are weighted blankets for you?
Are weighted blankets for you? Weighted blankets with The Pocket OT. Pediatric occupational therapist, Cara Koscinski once practiced occupational therapy, primarily serving an adult population. It wasn’t until she had two special needs kids of her own that she made the switch to paediatric OT. Cara’s two sons are both on the autism spectrum and have sensory processing disorder. Cara is the creator of The Pocket OT series. She has coauthored a new book, The Weighted Blanket Guide. Listen to the Episode below (00:20:01) Weighted Blankets There isn’t much information out there on weighted blankets and how they work. Cara and her co-author decided to tackle this topic to help families, patients, and professionals learn more about the increasingly popular blanket. Cara and her co-author set out to interview neuroscientists, professionals, patients, and families that have used a weighted blanket to help them with sensory issues. The Weighted Blanket Guide is a book where an occupational therapist does the technical work and someone on the spectrum, Eileen, gives her perspective on how she’s personally benefited from using weighted blankets. Hear more about weighted blankets, a controversial story, and more in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast with fabulous returning guest, Cara Koscinski. We discuss: What a weighted blanket is and how it works. The biggest revelation for Cara while researching and writing about weighted blankets. What would Cara say to a therapist that doesn’t recommend weighted blankets. A controversial story. First steps that a parent who is interested in getting a blanket should take. More info: The Weighted Blanket Guide Cara’s website Stay up to date with the Autism Community: Are you a parent? professional? or just interested in keeping up to date with the autism world? Join 35,000+ listeners from around the world. Subscribe to The Autism Show podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio The post 78: Are weighted blankets for you? appeared first on The Autism Show.
19 Apr 2016
67: AspienWoman – The Female Autistic Profile with Tania Marshall
Tania Marshall is a best selling author and has worked in the field of child development, child and family psychology for 20 years. Tania had worked in a variety of roles, including private practice, the private special-needs school environment, and the children’s out-patient environment. She is the author of I am AspienGirl & AspienWoman, a best selling book on the Autistic female profile. She currently divides her time between private practice, writing and research. Listen to the Episode below (00:16:44) Tania’s Story: After the success Tania had with her first book “I am AspienGirl”, she started working on her new book “I am AspienWoman” which is about the lost generations of women who are undiagnosed, or receive a diagnosis later in life. Hear more about Tania’s new book in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: What was behind the idea to write “I am AspienWoman”. How “I am AspienWoman” is helping women on the spectrum. Why more and more women are considering getting a diagnosis later in life. What is Synesthesia and a great resource to learn more. Interview Links: American Synesthesia Association AspienGirl Tania’s website Tania’s blog The post 67: AspienWoman – The Female Autistic Profile with Tania Marshall appeared first on The Autism Show.
26 Jan 2016
58: After your child’s Autism diagnosis with Shana Beach of Quintessential Autism
Shana is the mother of a seven year old son with autism. She is also the co-founder of Quintessential Autism Consulting, a business committed to working with and mentoring families throughout the diagnosis process. Since its launch earlier this year, her business has grown to include workshops, training seminars for those working in the autistic community, small and customized social strategy classes for children with ASD. She believes in educating families and those working within the community so that they may empower these children to realize their potential. Listen to the Episode below (00:25:47) Shana’s Story: As a mother whose son was diagnosed with autism, Shana wasn’t satisfied with the offered direction in which her son’s life was supposed to go. She started researching programs trying to find a good model which would help her son. Hear more about Shana’s journey to becoming a vocal advocate for autism and parents. We discuss: Feelings after your child is diagnosed with autism. How Shana became inspired to create Quintessential Autism Consulting (QAutism). How Q Autism is helping parents and kids on the spectrum. Interview Links: Quintessential Autism Consulting Back Our Kickstarter Campaign! The post 58: After your child’s Autism diagnosis with Shana Beach of Quintessential Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
27 Oct 2015
71: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum with Jeanette Purkis
Jeanette Purkis is the Autistic author of ‘Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome’ – an autobiography, and ‘The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens.’ Jeanette works full-time in Government administration. She gives talks about living well with Autism in a variety of forums, including TEDx. Listen to the Episode below (00:22:41) Jeanette’s Story: Jeanette has been very driven in the last 15 years to make a big difference. She hopes to make a big difference and help a lot of people on the autism spectrum. Having a variety of diagnosis, Jeanette was spending a lot of time in hospitals and she realized that mental health and autism is greatly misunderstood. She wanted to write this book very much hoping it will help people on the autism spectrum. Hear more about Jeanette’s inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show. We discuss: The story behind The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum. How will this book help adults, teens and families on the spectrum. Jeanette’s radio show. What has Jeanette learned from her radio show. Interview Links: The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum Positively Autistic The post 71: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum with Jeanette Purkis appeared first on The Autism Show.
23 Feb 2016
77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month
In this episode of The Autism Show Podcast, our host, Catherine shares her story with us. Hear more about what motivated Catherine to start advocating autism, and what she hopes to achieve with her work for the autism community. This episode originally aired on Jeanette’s Autism Show from BlogTalk Radio. Listen to the Episode below (00:24:31) We discuss: How Catherine came up with the idea to start this podcast. The upcoming Autism Activities Handbook. Future plans for The Autism Show podcast. The post 77: All About The Autism Show Podcast – Autism Awareness Month appeared first on The Autism Show.
5 Apr 2016
80: Smart Robot Toy for Autism
Ladislas de Toldi is one of the co-founders of LEKA – the robot toy for autism. They are creating the first smart toy specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:13:02) LEKA’s Story: The idea for creating LEKA was born 4 years ago when Ladislas met with the co-founder, Marine in engineering school. The professor explained to his students what autism is, and asked them to imagine a toy or an object that would help the children on the autism spectrum communicate and interact. Ladislas and Marine started researching autism, how technology is being used to help kids with autism, and if this kind of tool would be helpful to parents and the educators. Hear more about LEKA and how it helps children on the spectrum in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. Plus, learn how to be one of the first people to have your own smart toy robot in your hands. We discuss: How LEKA works. How kids on the spectrum interact with technology after using LEKA. Ladislas’s current engagement in the US. The Indiegogo campaign! Get your own LEKA! Interview Links: LEKA LEKA- Facebook The post 80: Smart Robot Toy for Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
3 May 2016
85: Comedic Storytelling & Autism
Michael Ray Kingsbury shares one of his comedic stories about life with a son on the autism spectrum. Michael takes us a journey and shares how he balances the work-life relationship being a comedian and parent. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: The post 85: Comedic Storytelling & Autism appeared first on The Autism Show.
20 Jun 2017
83: Autism, Pain and Art
Eve Megargel shares the story of her son, Billy, a non-verbal artist on the autism spectrum. Her memoir delves beyond the current news headlines to reveal what happens when autism and pain collide. Sponsors: Harkla.co: Get 10% off your weighted blanket, lap pad or sensory swing with coupon code: autismshow CalmingClipper.com SUBSCRIBE: Enter Our Season 3 Giveaway! The post 83: Autism, Pain and Art appeared first on The Autism Show.
6 Jun 2017
65: Independence for Autistic Adults with Amalia Starr
Amalia is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Transition and Independent Living Coach, founder of Autism Independence Project, and mother to an independent autistic adult son. With Amalia’s forty years of firsthand experience, she specializes in transition and independence training for special needs parents. She teaches them how to find their inner courage and the art of “letting go” to help their children reach their full potential, gain maximum independence, and find acceptance & inclusion. Listen to the Episode below (00:17:55) Amalia’s Story: Amalia spent her whole life trying to understand and support her son Brandon, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 32 years old. While Brandon was growing up, she kept a journal which turned into a book when he was diagnosed. Amalia keeps her focus on helping parents. Be prepared to hear some sad news on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: A surprise twist Autism Independence Project- what it is, and how it helps parents on the spectrum. Amalia’s books. Learning how your adult child can live independently. Great tips and many resources for parents and educators. Interview Links: Autism Independence Project Amalia’s website Autism Youth Sports League The post 65: Independence for Autistic Adults with Amalia Starr appeared first on The Autism Show.
12 Jan 2016
79: Amazing 21-year old artist and autism advocate
Haley Moss is an artist, author, advocate, and college graduate on the autism spectrum. She is currently a law student at the University of Miami. She has written two books on autism and contributes to The Huffington Post. Her artwork is used to fundraise for nonprofits benefitting people with disabilities. Listen to the Episode below (00:19:58) Haley’s Story: Haley found out that she was diagnosed with autism when she was nine years old and she grew up seeing autism as a positive thing. During her childhood, Haley was never isolated. Even though autism makes socializing hard, she was very socially involved, and she had a lot of friends. Haley’s goal is to make education and life a little bit easier for the next generation. She believes that advocating will make a big difference and will get everyone on the spectrum ready for life’s challenges. Hear more about Haley’s inspiring journey in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Some of the challenges that Haley had to overcome while she was growing up. What helped her in learning social skills. Haley’s books and Haley’s artwork. What keeps Haley motivated. Interview Links: Haley’s website Middle School- The Stuff Nobody Tells You About A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders The post 79: Amazing 21-year old artist and autism advocate appeared first on The Autism Show.
26 Apr 2016
72: Prodigies, Savants, and Autism with Kimberly Stephens
We’re talking about prodigies and savants with autism on this show. KIMBERLY STEPHENS is a freelance journalist. She has coauthored academic papers on child prodigies and is a member of the D.C. Science Writers Association. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. With Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz, professor of psychology at The Ohio State University, she is author of THE PRODIGY’S COUSIN: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent, which goes on sale March 1. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:33) Learn about Prodigies, Savants, Autism and more: The message that Kimberly wanted to get across in writing The Prodigy’s Cousin. How genes connect autism with prodigy. Stories and profiles in the book. What surprised Kimberly the most, while she was writing this book. What The Prodigy’s Cousin book means for the autism community. Interview Links: Prodigy’s Cousin.com The Prodigy’s Cousin The post 72: Prodigies, Savants, and Autism with Kimberly Stephens appeared first on The Autism Show.
2 Mar 2016
70: Autism in Love Documentary
Carolina Groppa is the producer of Autism in Love. A feature length documentary about how adults with autism find and manage romantic relationships. Listen to the Episode below (00:14:38) Carolina’s Story: Prior to this film, Carolina knew nothing about autism. As she was researching autism for the documentary, she realized that there was nothing out there on adults with autism and romantic relationships. The Autism in Love documentary team followed four different adults on the spectrum as they navigate through romantic relationships. Hear more about Autism in Love in this episode of The Autism Show Podcast. We discuss: Autism in Love’s message How the team chose the storylines for the film What Carolina learned about autism during the making of this film. What this documentary means for the autism community. Interview Links: Autism in Love Watch Autism in Love for free The post 70: Autism in Love Documentary appeared first on The Autism Show.
16 Feb 2016
53: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk
Derek Volk is a businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, philanthropist, and author of the book: Chasing the Rabbit – A Dad’s Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with employees who have disabilities. His own company currently employs those who are deaf, blind and on the Autism Spectrum. Listen to the Episode below (00:20:11) Derek’s Story: As a businessman, Derek was advised to write a business book. When he sat down to start writing this book, he heard a voice in his head, telling him that he should write a book about his son, Derek. Derek started researching books about autism and noticed that there was a huge voice missing in the world of autism awareness – the voice of the dad. He wrote Chasing the Rabbit, reaching dads with kids on the Autism spectrum when they really need it. Hear more about autism from the father’s perspective on this episode of The Autism Show podcast. We discuss: Chasing the Rabbit, a book about the father’s journey raising an autistic child. Derek’s perspective and his son Dylan’s perspective in the book Chasing the Rabbit. Employment advice for kids and parents on the Autism spectrum. What Derek is doing for the future of the autism Community. Interview Links: Derek Volk’s Website Chasing the Rabbit- Facebook The post 53: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk appeared first on The Autism Show.
22 Sep 2015