Autism Live
Autism Live, Thursday July 24th, 2014

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am PDT

Autism Live, Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

Autism Live, Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am PDT

Arc Capital Development

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

ASA Panel of Persons on the Spectrum of Autism

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

GRASP

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am PDT

Inclusion Travel

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

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

Love & Autism Conference

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

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

Middle School and ASD

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

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

The Greater Good

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

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

Pieces of the Puzzle

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

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

CARD Español

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

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

Sophie Rose's Firefly to Benefit Autism

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

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

Stories that Teach!

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

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

Autism Live, Thursday July 17th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Wednesday July 16th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Tuesday July 15th, 2014

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

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

What Families Can Do About Violent Behaviors

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

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

Faith in Hope Special Needs Ministry

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

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

Cooking Skills for Teens with ASD

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

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

Autism Live, Thursday July 10th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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

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

Autism Warrior Moms Discuss the Horror of Caging Children with ASD

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

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

Autism Society Prepares for National Conference

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

 

 

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

Autism Live, Tuesday July 8th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Ed and Matt Asner Talk Autism

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

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

Ed Asner on Poker and Autism

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

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

Ed Asner's Advice to Autism Dads

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

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

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

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

Autism, OT and Telehealth

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

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

Perseveration

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

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

Summer Fun with Susan Campbell Cross

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

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

Teaching Creativity Skills to Kids with ASD

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

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

The Miracle Project: Unlocking Autism

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

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

Working on Attention Skills

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

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

Autism Live, Thursday June 26th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Wednesday June 25th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Tuesday June 24th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Wednesday June 18th, 2014

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

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

Autism Live, Tuesday June 17th, 2014

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

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

Anova Education Hope for Autism

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

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

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