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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Treating Social Deficits with Magnetic Brain Waves

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From the Autism Daily Newscast, a story about a recent study from Australia using magnetic brain wave treatment to boost social skills.  To view the article in its entirety or for more Autism news, visit: http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/social-skills-in-autistics-boosted-after-magnetic-brain-wave-treatment/4398/shanellis/

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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Suzie Books

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Charlotte Olson, author of the "Suzie Books" talks about these delightful children's books which help to ease tension around real life events for kids with ASD.  Charlotte is an Autism mother and was inspired to help other children to cope with some of the sometimes mysterious  and often troubling factors that surround every day activities such as toileting, getting dressed, riding on a plane, etc.  For more info on the "Suzie Books" visit:  http://www.suziebooks.co.uk/index.htm

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's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Pizza

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What kid doesn't LOVE pizza!? Join Lisa as she teaches us how to make our own gluten free, casein free version!

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Special Ed Author Talks about Avonte Tragedy

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Richard Stripp Sr., author of Mommy I Wish I Could Tell you What They Did to Me at School Today shares his experience of searching for Avonte and how he became close with the family after Avonte's disappearance. 
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 - October 30th, 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:

00:16 How do I help my son with depression due to lack friends in middle school?
07:10 My son just started ABA. Will ABA be able to help him catch up on all his delays?
22:33 Are you ever going to be in New Jersey? My son could use your services.
32:56 My daughter is 8. She signs and uses an iPad for communication. She is aggressive towards her little sister (poking her eyes, pinching, etc) which I think is automatically reinforced by her sister crying. What can I do to stop this? I'm worried for my younger daughters' safety.
39:54 I have a little boy, 4, non verbal, who grinds his teeth when he is frustrated or has to do something he doesn't want to. What is a long term fix for this?

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 - October 2nd, 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:

00:15 How do I work on executive functions skills while my child is doing homework?
08:16 My daughter has started screaming when we ask her to do things. Help!
13:08 How do I get my son to be less physically aggressive with me? He is fine with everyone else.
16:48 My son is 9 and gets disengaged easily in school. What can we do to help him focus?
21:06 What ways can I motivate my 7-yr-old who only wants to play Wii and iPad?
24:33 We have redirected our son to play with a lanyard instead of string but he still runs to play with shoe laces. What do we do next?
28:15 My 8-yr-old struggles with language comprehension and overall understanding. What can I do to help?
30:36 How can I get my kid off meds for ADHD that arenapos;t working?
35:42 Is ABA affective for treating autism?
37:37 My son is very clingy and needs to be near, or touching me at all times. How can I help his anxiety?
45:31 My daughter will run into peoples arms. Kids, adults, even strangers. How can we teach her whatapos;s appropriate when greeting people?

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 - October 23rd, 2013

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

00:16 My daughter is 10 and has anxiety. She is on medication but what else can I do to help?
10:41 Who do you take a 15-yr-old to to get a diagnosis?
15:59 I just signed up for Skills® and wondered where do I begin?
23:14 How can I teach my son to stop playing video games appropriately?
26:14 I have an aggressive 6-yr-old and 3 younger children he has hurt in the past. How do I protect all of them when he is having an outburst and I'm caring for them alone?
31:07 How do we get a child ready to Trick-or-Treat?
34:26 Do you think parents can work effectively with their kids when doing ABA?
38:35 How can I get a 3rd grader in my class to stop picking his nose?
42:52 How can I work on my child's memory for boring subjects like state capitals?


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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Politically Correct Language: Autism

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WrongPlanet creator Alex Plank talks with Shannon Penrod about what words are offensive, hurtful or divisive when talking about Autism.  This is a touchy subject and not everyone will agree, but isn't it nice to get some perspective on this?
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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Stella Waterhouse: The Autism Code

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Autism educator and author, Stella Waterhouse, talks about her new book series The Autism Code which shares important information about Autism, its history and how the mysteries surrounding Autism are beginning to make unravel. 

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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Squidalicious Blog: Autism, IPads and More!

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Shannon Des Roches Rosa is a busy writer, advocate and autism mom.  Her ongoing  blog Squidalicious.com and her continued involvement with The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism have garnered her praise and speaking engagements around the globe.  Shannon, an Autism mom, articulates her mission to focus on Autism Acceptance as opposed to Autism Awareness and what the difference is between the two in the second half of this interview.

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

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Video Modeling

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Dr. Tom Higbee, the Director of the Autism Support Services: Education, Research and Training (ASSERT) Program at Utah State University, talks about Video Modeling as a teaching tool.  This is an exciting way to teach a wide variety of skills including social and play skills to individuals who are interested in movies and enjoy screen time.

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

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Ask Dr. Doreen - September 25th, 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:

00:13 My son constantly uses echolalia throughout the day (ie music & video talk). How do we get him to use his words?
10:57 My child does disruptive self-talk. How can we reinforce when she doesn't do it?
15:10 My 16-yr-old does not handle change well. She's having difficulty expressing her feelings that her babysitter is moving away. What can we do?
24:43 My son wakes up very giggly in the morning. How can we extinguish this?
27:48 Do you ever recommend therapy breaks? My son's speech therapist seems to think my son has stopped working at it and suggested we take some time off.
30:46 We are having difficulty getting rid of the yeast in our son. What else can we do?
33:46 How can I get my child to talk more about her school day?
38:59 Follow Up: What if he has stopped working for all his therapists?
41:44 Is Rett Syndrome a related disorder to 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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Ask Dr. Doreen - September 18th, 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:

00:19 My 2-yr-old son doesnapos;t recognize danger. Do I have to worry about this his whole life?
07:40 What age can a child be recovered?
09:15 What do you deem as recovered?
13:15 My 15-yr-old son takes off his underpants and plays with himself. He also ejaculates frequently in his room. How can I stop it?
19:57 How do you help a child who panics when it rains and thunders?
27:07 My son, age 6, makes loops out of everything (ie strings, cords). How can I diminish or extinguish this?
36:00 I have a 12-yr-old who keeps making himself vomit several times a day. How do we stop this?
42:47 When a child has an extreme fear or reaction towards people, specifically men, would this be a deficit in social interaction under the new criteria?
43:57 My child, 4, is obsessed with trains and stims by watching the wheels spin. Should I remove them altogether?
46:37 My child is 14 and high functioning. He doesn't stim during the day but he gets home and hand flaps for 30 minutes. Should I just let it happen?

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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Smarty - June Rubber Band Guitars

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Lots of kids love to rock out! So let them explore their imaginations by making their very own rubber band guitar to jam with! Practice skills and have fun by designing your very own band.

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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Smarty - February Hand Sewn Valentine

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Have your kids make a beautiful Valentine's Day card while also working on their pincer grasp with this easy to make Sewn Valentine! Using shoelaces and our template, your kids will have lots of opportunity to practice their pincer grasp, which is a precursor to learning to write!

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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Smarty - December Monogram Crayon Art

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It's the season of giving and sometimes it's hard to find that perfect teacher gift. Well here is a great craft project using crayons that every child can make and makes a cool piece of art for any teachers classroom.

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

This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

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What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Pazones

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Kids LOVE pizza, it's undeniable. Here TACA Founder and autism mom Lisa Ackerman shows us a gluten free, dairy free recipe for making pazones! Enjoy these delicious inside out pizzas! 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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Risperdal: Autism Parents Should Know

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Risperdal is a drug that has been surrounded by controversy.  TACA founder Lisa Ackerman talks about the recent 2 billion dollar fine against Johnson & Johnson involving  fraudulent claims around 3 drugs, one of them Risperdal.  While the fine had to do with Risperdal in seniors, it still raises questions about the drug being used in children and young adults to treat Autism.  This discussion includes some of the known side effects of Risperdal, including the potential development of lactating breasts in boys and men.  Parents are urged to look at all of their options before deciding to put their children on this and other psychotropic drugs to treat Autism.

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

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Smarty - January Time Capsule

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With a new year it's a great time to look back at all the accomplishments from the year before. Using our template, have your kids make this simple time capsule to be opened in the future to remind them of some of the things they love.

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

This segment is sponsored by www.SkillsforAutism.com

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Ask Dr. Doreen - August 28th, 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:

00:18 How do you approach teaching a child who's screaming out of fear?
09:44 My son is 3 and he lines up letters. His teacher says it's ok because it will help him later with reading. Also, he will look to the corner of his eyes and grin for no reason. How do I re-direct him?
21:05 What do you think about bio-medical treatment? Does it cure or make autism better?
29:12 Can you discuss yeast and die-offs?
39:53 My daughter is 20 with autism and has behavior problems. She takes medicine but it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe she is immune. Can you help?
44:44 What do you do about opposition behavior with changes?

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 - August 21st, 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:

00:25 Is Tranquil Sleep® to be used along with melatonin or on its own?
00:47 Is it common for kids with autism to have gray hair?  Could it be a vitamin deficiency?
01:47 Is there a book for my mother-in-law to get her on board with my son's autism diagnosis and ABA therapy, like not rewarding his tantrums?
05:58 How do you redirect lining up?
09:59 Why does ABA cost so much?
21:58 Do I need to go through the school district to start his IEP?
33:08 How do you know if you have autism?
38:19 How do I understand emotions and facial expressions?
42:01 Can you talk more about sensory processing disorder?

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 - August 14th, 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:

00:15 I'm the father of a 4-yr-old with ASD and we live in Pakistan. Would it be worth it for me to bring him to CARD for an evaluation? How much would it cost?
13:23 How do I keep my 3-yr-old from stripping down to nakedness?
15:22 My son, 8, touches his private parts a lot. He says the parts get stuck to the other parts. How do I get him not to touch himself in public?
20:36 How do you get a child to try new foods?
30:57 When do you know when a child is ready for inclusion?
38:25 How does the BACB program through IBT work?
41:38 Have you ever seen kids recover with just ABA and no biomedical treatments?
46:58 Can you have schizophrenia and autism? What is the difference?
51:25 Is there anything besides melatonin that will help a child sleep?
53:25 How can I get through to my 16-yr-old that finishing high school is important?

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: 1:38pm PDT

Matt Asner Speaks Autism Fundraising in Korea

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Matt Asner, Autism Dad and Executive Director of Autism Speaks for Southern California, talks about his upcoming trip to Korea, the shocking prevalence of Autism in Korea and the Korean government's admirable desire to learn more about fund raising to combat this epidemic. 

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: 1:35pm PDT

Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center

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Michelle Hascall from the Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center (MASC) shares their mission to provide quality ABA and whole family services as a non-profit organization.   Quality ABA is a necessary treatment for Autism, but it can be very expensive.  MASC works with their families to try to ease the financial burden.  MASC is located in the Hampton area of Virginia.  For more information visit :  www.learnwithmasc.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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New Research on Earlier Detection of Autism

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From the Autism Daily Newscast: researchers in Georgia may have found a way to diagnose Autism symptoms at just 2 months of age. For more on this story 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: 1:30pm PDT

Matt Asner on Autism Disclosure

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In light of Susan Boyle's announcement that she is on the spectrum, Autism Dad and brother, Matt Asner discusses his feelings on disclosure.  Matt cites the example his father, Ed Asner, taught when Matt's brother was diagnosed.

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Improving Social Skills

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Daniel Wendler was diagnosed with Autism as a teenager.  For him it was an opportunity to understand why he had previously been so unsuccessful in social situations.  Armed with this new knowledge Daniel began to research social skills so he could perform better in a variety of different situations.  He created www.ImproveYourSocialSkills.com  to share his newly found expertise with the world. 
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Ask Dr. Doreen - July 31st, 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:

00:16: Follow Up: Are there hospitals in NY that can help more with my brother' psychosis but focus more on his autism?
16:11 I have to wait 45-60 days to start ABA therapy. What can I do in the meantime?
26:44 Is there a way you can send autism materials to some of the poorer parts of Kenya?
31:35 Iapos;m a man with CP and I wonder what tips you have for becoming a line therapist?
37:22 What would be the best school placement for a 10-year-old who can verbalize his needs but has difficulty attending and vocally stims?
44:02 I have a 16-year-old daughter that needs proprioceptive deep pressure and I'm physically unable to hug her that way. What can I do?
47:01 Does acupressure help with our kids with ASD?
48:27 What questions should a parent ask to a BCBA to grade their caliber?

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: 1:19pm PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - July 24th, 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:

00:18 My 27-year-old brother had Asperger's and psychosis. How can we overlap these diagnoses to get him the best help and treatment?
21:13 With the new DSM-V, is there no longer an Asperger's diagnosis? What about when it is combined with other medical conditions?
25:19 Is treatment for ADHD appropriate for kids with autism?
30:48 The regional center will only give me 10 hours of ABA. I just got insurance, will CARD provide me with more hours?
42:20 Should I apply for Social Security for my 2-year-old with ASD?
45:22 Why has no one done research on autism and puberty?

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: 1:18pm PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - July 17th, 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:

00:18 My daughter was just diagnosed. Do I do ABA this summer or just a Skills® class?
21:28 Where can I get information about seizures to know if my child is having them in his sleep?
34:03 Where can I go to get with a 9-year-old who does not speak, just grunts and has many tantrums?

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 - July 10th, 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:

00:21 My son is sensitive to background noise outside and prefers to stay indoors. How can I help him?
04:42 How do you teach a child how to have a conversation all they want to do is monologue?
16:26 My 3-year-old daugheter insists on using the bathroom in every business we go in. What do I do?
31:04 How do I instill some reality in my 22-year-old daughter that there's a hierarchy for careers?
34:35 How do I know if our school's aide is qualified?

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 - July 3rd, 2013

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

00:28 My husband isn't learning the techniques of ABA after 1 year. How can I get him on board?
03:36 Is it worth it to start ABA even if my daughter is 14? How do I get coverage for that?
07:10 My nephew is 2 and I see the warning signs, but my sister says it's the "Terrible 2's".  What do I do?
15:05 How often do you think children get misdiagnosed?
24:29 Dr. Doreen discusses the process of getting an autism diagnosis.
35:03 My 12-year-old son has no interest in hygiene. How do I teach him to take care of himself?
42:34 Do you recommend giving our kids music lessons? Do you suggest one instrument over another? Should we seek a specialist or just prepare the instructor?

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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Makoto Sports Arena

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Marian Shaw from Makoto Neuroplastic Technology talks with Shannon about the Makoto Arena -- Sensory Integration Therapy in a Game! A study by Washington University (St. Louis) showed statistically significant improvement in cognition and memory in only 30 two-minute games.  This innovative technology, based on current brain research, stimulates multiple sensory systems to create new neural pathways and improves fitness, processing speeds, and awareness.  For more information visit: http://makoto-usa.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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Lekotek Holiday Toy Recommendations

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Ahren Hoffman from Lekotek Toys is a genius at evaluating whether a toy is ideal for a child on the spectrum.  Lekotek, a specialist in play therapy and evaluating toys for children with special needs, offers a toy lending program for families to help keep children engaged with play.  Ahren offers her expertise recommending toys, including three amazing Learning Resources Toys: Penguins on Ice, for fun math building skills, Answer Buzzers for interaction and a Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set that takes functional pretend play with fruits and veggies to a whole new level.  For more info visit: ableplay.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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Autism Live, Tuesday March 18th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Dr. Tom Higbee, the Director of the Autism Support  Services: Education, Research and Training (ASSERT) Program at Utah State University, about  Video Modeling as a teaching tool.  This is an exciting way to teach a wide variety of skills including social and play skills to individuals who are interested in movies and enjoy screen time. Shannon answers a parent's questions about why it seems like no one talks about the kids who are more profoundly affected by 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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Autism Live, Thursday March 13th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Dr. Adel Najdowski to shares tips on how the Autism community can use technology to create progress.  Innovation in technology has changed the way we treat Autism and will surely continue to change.  Charlotte Olson, author of the "Suzie Books" talks about her children's books which help to ease tension around real life events for kids with ASD.  Marion Shaw talks with Shannon about the Makoto Sports Arena and how it is helping children with Autism to increase skills!  Vicki Gold shares how viewers can be using MIT Scratch to help children as young as 5 to learn computer programming.  Stan Khaykin visits from Great Minds Robotics to share their program working with young kids using robots, computers and other technology to solve real world problems!  It is a carnival of technology!!!


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 March 12th, 2014

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During Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about what to do first after your child has been diagnosed, what to do for a child who is not making progress on conversation, how to tell if a program is quality ABA and more.  Dr. Steve Edelson, Executive Director of the Autism Research Institute, visits to talk about the mission of ARI as well as their new survey which hopes to determine the subtypes of Autism.  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome lifestyle editor Susan Campbell Cross who shares great tips for eating fresh produce without waste! 

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 March 11th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, Shannon talks with Dr. Dan Smith, President of Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism(DELSIA) and Autism Speaks' Director of Discovery Neuroscience, about the PitchJam that took place during last week's Autism Investment Conference.  This was an amazing opportunity for new technology, that has the ability to help individuals with ASD, to shine and get funded!  Danielle Kelly from Autism Innovations LLC in North Carolina talks about her new book "Zero to Sixty: Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."  Shannon answers parent's questions about funding quality ABA programs when you are told that you are only going to get 15 hours of therapy a week and you know that you need between 30-40 hours per week!

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 PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - June 12th, 2013

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

01:21 My son does not want to sit on the toilet. He will tell us when he needs to go but won't sit. What can I do?
08:25 My 5-year-old son has ASD and ADHD. We have a handle on the autism but need help with his ADHD and we don't want to use meds. What would you suggest?
24:28 When enrolling a 2-year-old, non-verbal, in school, what should we look for in the school provided by the ABA program they apply?
32:52 What goals should I ask my ABA therapist for my 5-year-old entering kindergarten?
40:31 My daughter is well behaved for my husband, but it's like I have a target on my back. She only acts up for me. What can I do?

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - June 5th, 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:

00:18 How do I teach my 18-yr-old daughter to shop for herself?
07:21 Is it common for autistic children to hallucinate?
10:58 What is the possibility of having more than one child on the spectrum?
14:41 Is it possible to teach an autistic child to swim?
21:29 How can I motivate my neurotypical child to play with their sibling on the spectrum who only wants to watch Baby Einstein?
26:55 Is scripting movies loudly normal for a 4-yr-old?
29:59 Does anyone know if the use of methylcobalamin has strong disadvantages?
35:59 I have a 20-yr-old friend with autism who loves to play on the computer but won't use his fingers to type. Are there programs for that?
38:43 Any advice for organizing a week of events for people with autism?
46:37 How do autistic children take tests?

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - Jan. 30th, 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:

00:27  How do we help our son stay in control of his emotions, like anger?
04:14 What is Attachment Disorder and is it a comorbid disorder to autism?
08:38 I imagine so much, live in my own world, and always feel lonely. Does this mean I have aspergers?
11:05 What do you think colleges will be like for our kids in the next decade? Do you recommend any?
16:03 How did you get into the field of autism?
25:37 Ia'm 27 with aspergers. Are there social skills programs for adults like me?
30:57 Are there cases of identical twins where one has autism and the other doesn't?
32:52 What's your opinion about how autism is portrayed in film and television?
39:10 Is it only the speech therapist who can help my son learn appropriate social skills in his public school?

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 - May 15th, 2013

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

01:02 My 4-year-old is set to be diagnosed in July and our insurance will cover ABA. What can we do in the mean time?

16:32 Does an IQ score have anything to do with the new DSM-V diagnosis?

19:02 Have you ever thought about launching Skills? as an iPad app?

25:06 What do you do when insurance says you only need a few hours of therapy when you know you need more.

35:28 What's a book you recommend for families starting out or that focus on ABA?

41:57 How do the remote training programs work? Who would I contact about that?

49:46 My 8-year-old son's handwriting is terrible. Do I work on that with him or just teach him to type?

 

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 - May 22nd, 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:

 

00:16 How do I teach my teenage son to gracefully end an argument?

04:37 What do you recommend for summer activities?

20:36 My daughter on the spectrum doesn't understand how my neurotypical daughter and I can fight and later make up. 

27:32 How do you work on inflexibility or being too flexible with my adult son?

42:19 My son loved riding horses but now says it's a "girl" thing. What's up with that?

46:54 I'm looking for new ideas for my son who has mixed expressive and receptive language disorder, ADHD, and anxiety!

 

 

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 - May 29th, 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:

 

00:17 I'm a 23 year-old with Aspergers and want friends and a boyfriend but don't know what i'm doing wrong. Are there online classes I can take?

04:51 How can I get my husband on board? He thinks our son is fine and will

grow out of this.

16:38 My son is 4, on the spectrum, and when I talk to other people he points at them and says, "Stop talking to my Dad!" Why does he do that?

26:56 Did your children ever tantrum and how did you deal?

36:39 Do children who aren't speaking at a young age ever recover?

41:02 How do I get my son to stop movie or self talk?

47:43 I'm mad that my child has autism and doesn't speak. I'm furious that we had to fight for services. I'm terrified to think what would have happened had we not gotten ABA. What does it take to change the equation?

 

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: 1:10am PDT

Great Minds Robotics

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Is your child interested in building things, robots, technology, Lego®, or computers?  Stan Khaykin from Great Minds Robotics shares a program that works with young kids using robots, computers and other technology to solve real world problems!  It's amazing what our children can do when we give them the proper tools!  For more information on Great Minds Robotics visit:  www.greatmindsrobotics.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 March 6th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod welcomes Dr. Adel Najdowski to shares tips on how know what skills are age and skill appropriate for your child's IEP.  She also answers a viewer's question on the effectiveness of ABA with older children.  Michelle Hascall from the Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center tells about their mission in Virginia to provide quality ABA and whole family services as a not-for-profit organization.   Dr. Tarbox answers a viewer's question about their child's school that says it is ABA based but does not take data.  Is that quality ABA?  How do you find a quality ABA program and make sure the people you are working with are well trained?  Dr. Tarbox also sheds light on self injurious behavior and reminds us all how important it is to get professional help from an experienced BCBA when treating SIB.  

 

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 - May 1st, 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:

00:18 How do I calm my daughter's endless tantrums when nothing seems to work?

19:49 Dr. Doreen briefly discusses the history of the DSM-IV criteria.

25:22 How important are peer models in a school setting?

38:31 What do you recommend saying to parents or kids who are mean to my son when does the slightest odd behavior?

46:36 My teenage daughter dresses provocatively because she likes the attention from men. How do I explain to her it's not appropriate?

 

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 - March 27th, 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:

 

00:12 What types of bio-medical interventions help kids with autism?

09:55 What are the most typical symptoms that our kids would display to show reactions to sugar or yeast?

21:01 Any advice for individuals with autism, over 18, trying to get SSI disability?

25:49 Are probiotics like anti-fungal medicines?

28:43 My child chews on his hands. How do I make it stop?

32:35 Iapos;m  nervous about taking my 7 year old on a flight. Any advice?

37:06 Who pays for schooling in California? Is there a voucher system?

43:06 Why donapos;t all doctors recommend a GFCF diet? It canapos;t hurt, right?

 

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 March 4th, 2014

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Today on Autism Live, meet three young men, all on the Autism Spectrum, who are living their lives fully and making a difference in the world of Autism.  Guests include Alex Plank from WrongPlanet.net, Daniel Wendler from ImproveYourSocialSkills.com and Scott Lentine whose poems appear on  ScottLentine.wordpress.com.  All three men talk about the work they are doing and how having ASD does and doesn't affect their lives. Shannon raves about Fullerton Cares Mardi Gras for Autism.

 

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am PDT

Inspirational World Travel with ASD

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Chris Farrell is the focus of  Fearless Journey, a documentary detailing his adventures traveling around the word.  Chris, 29 years old and on the Autism Spectrum, shares his passion for travel and his inspirational philosophy of living life to its fullest.

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Autism Research Institute

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Dr. Steve Edelson, Executive Director of the Autism Research Institute, shares the mission of ARI and the vision it has maintained from its early days under the direction of the late great Dr. Bernie Rimland to today.  For more information on the Autism Research Institute visit: www.autism.com

 

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

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Autism Live, Wednesday March 19th, 2014

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During Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about getting a teen on the spectrum to participate in conversation other than their 3 favorite topics, what can we do with a 3 year old who seems obsessed with letter, is a lack of short term memory part of an Autism Diagnosis, what can we do for a child that hits and kicks classmates and then laughs, how can we start an ABA program if there is no nearby provider and how can we find more ways to reinforce a child?  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome military wife,  Jennie Wu who talks about some of the unique challenges our service men and women face when they have a child on the spectrum.  The ladies also discuss the upcoming ATMF Run to support military families!  You can get involved, even long distance by visiting www.act-today.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: 12:45am PDT

Autism Subtypes

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Dr. Steve Edelson, Executive Director of the Autism Research Institute encourages viewers to participate in an ARI survey to which hopes to further the early work of Dr. Bernie Rimland in determining the different subtypes of Autism.  Experts have known for a long time that the term Autism could be better described as "Autisms".   If researchers are successful in phenotyping Autism it will almost certainly lead to better more effective treatment.  To participate in the survey visit: http://www.autism.com/tools_subtype_survey 

 

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 - September 4th, 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:

 

00:15 How serious are the claims that Resperidone causes breast growth?

01:43 How do you get a child with autism to understand when a parent is hurt or needs help?

12:48 Can you guide me to resources for an adult child not diagnosed till after age 20?

18:45 My son was diagnosed early with ADHD and just recently autism. I'm worried as I'm getting older. I'm trying to teach him life skills but he hasn't been able to hold a job. What can I do for him?

36:00 For a child, age 6, what would be the best dosage of Tranquil Sleep??

37:16 How do you get your child to show emotions when he's upset and not express them from movies?

40:28 Is there a way to teach embarrassment to a 10-year-old?

 

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: 12:41am PDT

Fresh Healthy Food on a Budget

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Lifestyle editor Susan Campbell Cross shares great tips for getting our kids to healthier without waste!  We've all had the experience of buying fresh produce only to throw it away a few weeks later when it has turned into a science project!  Susan gives great tips to help us use the produce and make it attractive to our kids.  This are simple fixes anyone can do -- the result is healthier eating, in an efficient way that saves money!

 

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: 12:39am PDT

Autism Live, Wednesday March 5th, 2014

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During Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about getting children to eat a more varied diet, is it normal for a child with emerging language to make words long and drawn out, what are good exercises to work on prosody, how do we help a child who doesn't seem to notice or mind when the urinate on themselves and is ABA appropriate for children who are non-verbal?  During Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy the ladies welcome Marriage and Family Therapist Vince Redmond to talk about sibling issues.  The ladies also discuss the upcoming ATMF Run to support military families!  You can get involved, even long distance by visiting www.act-today.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: 12:37am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - March 6th, 2013

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:

 

00:44 How do you prepare kids for dealing with stranger danger and sexual abuse without making them afraid?

10:26 Can a child with auditory processing disorder still be good at music?

13:09 My teen has trouble making friends despite being involved in multiple clubs. How can I help?

27:08 My child has difficulty keeping friends. At some point he becomes angry or jealous. What should I do?

35:52 I'm 22, on the spectrum, and want independence but my parents are afraid. Is there a school or somewhere I can go?

52:52 How do I get my child to stop whining?

 

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: 12:29am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - February 26th, 2014

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

 

00:20 How do I redirect when my brother asks me the same question over and over?

08:42 We're having difficulty teaching differences vs. same.

16:32 How do I know when an ABA program is intensive?

29:40 I'm sick a forcing my kids to conform to society. Why can't society meet us halfway?

43:11 How can I help my son transition his favorite toys to the playroom so he can share them with siblings?

45:50 My son has been potty training for 4 months and is successful every time but is still not manding. 

49:03 When should sensory breaks be allowed? 

 

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: 12:27am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - April 24th, 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:

 

00:15 Will echolalia ever decrease?

10:54 How close are they to finding out how autism is caused?

22:08 What's the best way to help my 5 year old understand what a toilet is for?

29:04 I've heard adults with aspergers are an untapped group in the job market. What are some tips for those with aspergers seeking employment?

31:33 My son is arrogant. How do I help him relate to those around him?

43:27 My 6 year old foster daughter is fixated on poop and pee in all things. She also never gives me any space, ever. Help!

52:20 How can you best explain to people that autism does not go away?

 

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 - April 3rd, 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:

 

00:19 I'm afraid my son over-eats and is gaining weight. Any tips for helping him?

09:12 How do I help son cope with a new living arrangement?

12:13 My daughter drops her pants in school and laughs. What is a functional replacement behavior?

19:11 What word or phrase can we use when we're blocking bad behavior?

23:16 How do we generalize ABA lessons to the real world?

27:56  How do I get to be a BCBA?

33:37 Who do I go to when meds won't work for PMS with my 10 year old girl with autism?

36:54 How do we help high functioning adults who have not quite recovered? They seem forgotten.

44:03 My child has terrible rashes. Is that related to autism?

46:08 Do you have any information for siblings of autistic children?

50:32 Why do some kids get a lot better and some only a little 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: 12:11am PDT

What is Generalization?

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, the Director of the Autism Research Group, gives a great explanation of generalization and why it is essential in all quality ABA programs.  Planning for generalization is key to ensuring 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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WrongPlanet creator Alex Plank shares about the things that give him joy. Alex created WrongPlanet.net as a teenager so he would have a place to talk with others who are on the Autism Spectrum.  WrongPlanet.net is now the largest social network for individuals with ASD.
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Nutfree Breakfast Bars

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Autism Advocate Lisa Ackerman shares a recipe for Nut Free Breakfast Bars, 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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What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Sushi

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Sushi is a delicious and healthy way for our kids to get a lot of protein in small bite size pieces. Learn how Lisa makes sushi that is gluten and casein free for our kids to enjoy!

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: 12:04pm PDT

Little Pim Teaches Language

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Julia Pimsleur-Levine shares the amazing "Little Pim" who helps children of all abilities to learn new languages through education and entertainment immersion.  This cute little plush panda bear has accessories to help teach many different languages at an age when children are most receptive.  Often children on the Autism spectrum will struggle to obtain one language, but many parents report that it can be beneficial to encourage other languages. For more visit LittlePim.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: 12:01pm PDT

TACA Founder on Autism & Drugs

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Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA and author of the popular blog Real Help Now, talks about recent events involving drugs and Autism. A recent study revealed a high percentage of children with ASD on psychotropic drugs, sometimes multiple drugs, despite evidence that they are effective.  This comes at a time when the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has announced that it will no longer carry supplements in its pharmacy.  Lisa raises the point that there are many supplements that have been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions.  To find out more visit http://tacanowblog.com/2013/10/31/drugs-arent-always-the-answer/

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: 11:59am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - April 17th, 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:

00:12 How much time should I allow him to play video games daily?
14:28 What do you do with a teenager who has an endless amount of anger?
30:10 What do you think of all the different autism diets? Low oxalate? Paleo? SCD? Feingold? GFCF?
34:33 My child was making great progress but appears to have stagnated. My ABA provider says it's nothing but I'm concerned. Shouldn't we change something?
38:23 I want to start preparing my 14-year-old for a job. Are there any books or suggestions you have?
40:31 My son will keep asking me the same question over and over and honestly doesn't remember the answer. Is there any way to make it stop?

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: 11:56am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - April 10th, 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:

00:12 Can hand flapping be replaced with a different behavior or does it stem from diet or yeast?
15:01 Where can a parent go for their child when the regional center has denied them and I'm a single parent just trying survive.
21:59 My son likes to spell the word out loud before he says the full word. How do I help him stop this?
26:06 Any plans for CARD affiliate offices in Canada?
37:26 How do I handle an extinction burst in the best way when it includes my daughter hitting her head?

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: 11:54am PDT

Light Up the Blues on iTunes

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Autism Dad Matt Asner shares exciting news about the debut of the 2013 Light Up the Blues Concert Video becoming available on iTunes.  This is an exciting opportunity to see such luminaries as Jack Black, Ricki Lee Jones, Crosby Stills and Nash as well as Nick Guzman, Rio Wyles and Lexington Aaron perform to a sold out crowd to raise money for Autism Speaks.
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: 11:52am PDT

Great Social Skills -- 1, Autism - 0

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Autism Dad Matt Asner details his recent trip to the LA car show, during which he was separated from his son on the spectrum.  His son had the social skills to know exactly what to do, he went to a nearby person of authority and asked him to call his dad and gave him the number. The happy ending to his story is something we can all learn from!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

How Can a Parent Track Progress?

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Dr. Adel Najdowski shares tips on easy ways parents can track progress when teaching their children new skills.  Tracking progress is critical to making progress, problem solving and keeping everyone motivated!

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: 11:49am PDT

Autism Live, Thursday February 27th, 2014

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On this edition of Autism Live: Shannon Penrod discusses the outrageous behavior of the tenured teacher who laughed and videotaped a student with ASD trapped in his chair in her classroom.  The teacher then emailed the videotape to colleagues who reported her to the school board.  The teacher is now being defended by area parents as being a good teacher who was just finding the humor and the "teaching opportunity" of the moment.  Penrod discusses the definition on bullying and offers her perspective as an Autism parent and former teacher.  Viewer questions about toileting and self-injurious behavior are discussed.
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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

Indie Film My First Kiss

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Filmmaker Luigi Campi discusses his new film, My First Kiss, a coming of age thrill with a main character who is on the spectrum.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

What's Left!?! - GFCFSF Cooking - Meatballs

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In this episode of What's Left, Lisa mashes up some GFCF meatballs. These are super simple and taste great with your gluten free pasta!

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

Music By: http://www.youtube.com/mistacookiejar

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - March 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:

00:18 My son was emotionally traumatized by his old school. How do I help him accept his new school?
11:00 What are your thoughts on respite resources for families?
15:53 How do I help my son make friends when other kids won't give him the time of day?
29:28 Doreen  Shannon discuss the Compassion in Action campaign
33:03 Doreen presents news about new California Emergency Regulations
41:47  How much speech therapy can you suggest for someone who can talk but is not conversational?
44:17 Is there a Skills™ part 2?
48:24 Can you make a video series explaining peer empathy?
48:53 How do I help my son deal with negative attention heapos;s getting from peers?
51:28 How do I best word my son's IEP for academic goals?
54:49 My one child can't tolerate the vocal stereotypy of my other child. What do I do?

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

Ask Dr. Doreen - March 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:

00:12 If a child demonstrates extreme hilarity, which is NOT usual, what might explain that?
03:49 Is it appropriate to tell your child they have autism and how do you language it?
11:12 What can I do to help my child calm down when he's screaming?
18:19 Is Aspergers something you're born with?
20:39 Could you talk about inclusion for our kids and the importance of role models.
27:30 I went on the IBT training site but I don't know where to begin?
29:42 How do I identify the function of my sons vocal stereotypy? Could it be self-stimulatory?
35:18 What's been done with bio-markers for this illness?
37:43 Are more special needs school opening in states with less coverage?

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: 11:16am PDT

Healthy Eating - Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am PDT

Autism Technology PitchJam

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Dr. Dan Smith, President of Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism(DELSIA) and Autism Speaks' Director of Discovery Neuroscience, talks about the exciting Pitch Jam that took place during last week's Autism Investment Conference.  Five companies were given 4 minutes each to impress a panel of experts with a new app that had the ability to help individuals with ASD.  The winners won $10,000 to assist them in getting their technology in the hands of 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: 11:12am PDT

Where Do I Start Teaching

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You know your child with ASD needs quality ABA therapy to decrease some behaviors and to increase learning so they can gain new skills.  But where do you start?  Dr. Adel Najdowski, Co-Creator of Skills®, an online curriculum tool, gives great suggestions for prioritizing where to begin and what to work on, based on your child's individual needs.
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 PDT

Wicked Cool Toys

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

 

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm PDT