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Have questions about MTHFR? Dr. David Berger from Wholistic Pediatric and Family Care (www.wholisticfamilycare.com) gives an explanation of MTHFR is and why you may want to consider being tested for it.  MTHFR deletions can make an individual more at risk for frequent miscarriages, heart attacks and other health related issues.  Dr. Berger explains how it is easily treatable once diagnosed.

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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This week on LMP TV, Jason Weissbrod and Garth Herberg of Spectrum Laboratory joined us to talk about their program. Spec Lab is a team that creates and collaborates with Artists with Autism and Entertainment professionals to bring you awesome films and music that educates and entertains. Learn more by visiting:

 

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Today’s Jargon is Fine Motor Skills.  Fine motor skills involve the small muscles in the body, that help us make small precise movements.  Fine motor skills allow us are often involved in hands, finger and toes.  They help us to eat and to button our clothes, open a bottle, write with a pen as well as a host of other actions.

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon discusses the controversial statements made by Representative Bill Posey on the House floor yesterday, in regards to the CDC Whistleblower.  The Spectrum Laboratory joins Sarah Gershfeld for Love My Provider TV and debuts 2 of their hilarious videos featuring their talented students who are on the spectrum!  Behind the scenes interviews at Sunday’s Global Inclusion Roundtable are shown.  Featured in the interviews are Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the International Special Olympics Committee; Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UNICEF; Elhadj Ah Sy, Sergeant General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent and Brightfield Shadi an amazing Special Olympics Silver Medalist and a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics!   Bring on the inspiration!

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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 Summer Swab Sensation is for military families whose child has been diagnosed with developmental delay or autism spectrum disorders. It features an educational presentation on the role and benefits of genetic testing and an opportunity for testing with the CMA test (a simple cheek swab) and meeting with genetic counselors from Lineagen. CARD, Autism Research Group and ACT Today! will be on hand to familiarize families with their services as well as offer fun activities for children. The event will be held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel Del Mar from 9 to 4 PM on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

 

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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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Anthony De la Rosa, Co-founder of the Ride for Autism,  talks about the upcoming Ride For Autism 2105, happening on Saturday August 1.  This year's ride will start in Baldwin Park, CA and will end in Santa Ana, California with a party featuring Rob Morrow, from Northern Exposure and Numb3rs.  For more information visit: www.rideforautism.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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Today on Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Anthony De la Rosa to talk about the upcoming Ride For Autism, happening on Saturday August 1.  This year's ride will start in Baldwin Park, CA and will end in Santa Ana, California with a party featuring Rob Morrow, from Northern Exposure and Numb3rs.  For more information visit: www.rideforautism.org.  Nancy Alspaugh -Jackson, Executive Director of Autism Care and Treatment Today! announces the recipients of the special awards at this year's star studded Denim and Diamonds event. The honorees this year include: Howie Mandel from America's Got Talent; Max Burkeholder from Parenthood; Shawn and Sharhonda Stockman from Boyz II Men and Talent Agent, Sydel Lisi, from Coast to Coast.  Details about the Summer Swab Sensation for Military Families are given.  This event is happening in conjunction with Lineagen.  For more information visit: http://www.centerforautism.com/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?ItemID=447&mid=71&pageid=37 Shannon and Nancy cover news topics of the day, including a pediatrician making disparaging remarks about the parents of 3 children who recently drowned after eloping.

 

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

 

 

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Today on Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen:  Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh explains the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the new DSM V.  The DSM V was adopted in May of 2013.  Under the new diagnosis criteria there is no longer a diagnosis of PDD-NOS or Asperger Syndrome. On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Anthony De la Rosa to talk about the upcoming Ride For Autism, happening on Saturday August 1.  This year's ride will start in Baldwin Park, CA and will end in Santa Ana, California with a party featuring Rob Morrow, from Northern Exposure and Numb3rs.  For more information visit: www.rideforautism.org.  Nancy Alspaugh -Jackson, Executive Director of Autism Care and Treatment Today! announces the recipients of the special awards at this year's star studded Denim and Diamonds event. The honorees this year include: Howie Mandel from America's Got Talent; Max Burkeholder from Parenthood; Shawn and Sharhonda Stockman from Boyz II Men and Talent Agent, Sydel Lisi, from Coast to Coast.  Details about the Summer Swab Sensation for Military Families are given.  This event is happening in conjunction with Lineagen.  For more information visit: http://www.centerforautism.com/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?ItemID=447&mid=71&pageid=37 Shannon and Nancy cover news topics of the day, including a pediatrician making disparaging remarks about the parents of 3 children who recently drowned after eloping.

 

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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Respected physician, Dr. David Berger, from Wholistic Pediatric and Family Care (www.wholisticfamilycare.com) talks about the protocol used in the P2I Project. The P2I Project has consistently and successfully helped mothers considered at risk for  having a child with Autism to have babies that have been free of Autism and all other childhood disorders.  For more information on the P2I Project visit:https://www.facebook.com/P2iBaby 

 

 

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

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Dr. David Berger from Wholistic Pediatric and Family Care (www.wholisticfamilycare.com) talks about the P2I Project, which has consistently and successfully helped improve the health of young expectant mothers and reduced their chances of having a child with Autism and other childhood disorders.  For more information on the P2I Project visit:https://www.facebook.com/P2iBaby 

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, speaks with Autism Mom Shannon Penrod about true global inclusion and the statement, "Nothing about us, without us."

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Brightfield Shadi is a Special Olympic Silver Medalist from the 2011 games and he is now an International Global Messenger for the Special Olympics.  Brightfield speaks about his gratitude to the Special Olympics for helping him to get medical help, for building his self-esteem and for giving him opportunities he never dreamt of!

 

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

 

 

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Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, answers an Autism Mom's question about the wording he used in his speech at the opening ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.  Dr. Shriver described the athletes as being "intellectually different-abled", instead of the common term "intellectually disabled".  Was the change in words deliberate?

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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On July 25th, the world gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the opening of the 2015 Olympics in Los Angeles, California.  The next morning world leaders, philanthropists and leaders of industry gathered for a special roundtable to discuss global inclusion.  Here is the panel that spoke after that roundtable, featuring Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics; Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF; Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent;  Dr. Babatune Osotimehin, Executive Director of The United Nations Population Fund and Ms. Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Athlete.

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF speaks with Autism Mom, Shannon Penrod about the need and benefits of global inclusion.  How can we truly hope to be successful if each and everyone of us is not included?

 

 

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

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Today’s Jargon is Gross Motor Skills.  Gross motor skills involve the large muscles in the body, things like walking, running and jumping.  In fact, it involves all of the things being feature this week at the Special Olympics!

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

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon talks with Dr. David Berger from Wholistic Pediatric and Family Care (www.wholisticfamilycare.com) about the P2I Project, which has consistently and successfully helped improve the health of young expectant mothers and reduced their chances of having a child with Autism or other childhood disorders.  For more information on the P2I Project visit: https://www.facebook.com/P2iBaby   On Sunday after the opening of the Special Olympics, dignitaries and global stakeholders met for a very special roundtable to discuss Global Inclusion.  A panel of very special guests issued a statement after the roundtable, Shannon was there and shares exciting news from this auspicious occasion as well as a video from the event! 

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Miracle Project Star Spencer Harte spread hope and joy through her singing voice. Coach E, Elaine Hall and Spencer’s mother, Jill Creter Harte give exciting news of how viewers can help Spencer spread hope during an upcoming trip to China!  To help support Spencer on her trip to China visit: www.gofundme.com and search Jill Harte.  

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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pencer Harte talks about finding her singing voice and the joy that it brings her.  Coach E, Elaine Hall shares Spencer’s early beginnings as a student with the Miracle Project. For more information on the Miracle Project, visit www.themiracleproject.org  To help support Spencer on her trip to China visit: www.gofundme.com and search Jill Harte.  

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Spencer Harte is a 16 year old spreading hope through her inspirational singing voice.  Spencer, who is on the Autism Spectrum was featured in the final episode of PARENTHOOD when she sang Ave Maria as one of the students at the school created by the Bravermans.  Spencer talks about finding her singing voice and the amazing places her voice is taking her. To help support Spencer on her trip to China visit: www.gofundme.com and search Jill Harte.  

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Donating your outdated technology can change the world!  If you upgrade your iPad, Apple will give you a $50 credit for trading in your old iPad – BUT- if you donate your old iPad to charity you can get a $300 tax credit and give an individual with Autism a way to communicate.  To donate visit: 

 

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

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Autism expert Soo Cho returns to the show to talk about teaching yoga poses to individuals with Autism to help promote core strength, body awareness and self esteem.  This is fondly been dubbed SooChoga!  Soo talks about the benefits of yoga with clients she has worked with around the world.

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Vince Redmond, LMFT and Autism ABA Therapist talks with Shannon and Nancy  about bonding and boundaries.  How and when do we cut the apron strings and what do we do to make it easier on both sides of 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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LMFT and soccer enthusiast, Vince Redmond answers a viewer’s question about how to teach children with ASD the necessary soccer skills to be able to enjoy playing with peers.

 

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

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Autism expert and certified yoga instructor, Soo Cho, demonstrates how to do Downward Dog with the help of Jem Miller, a twelve year old on the Autism spectrum.  Yoga, and the practice of yoga poses has been shown to be effective in helping individuals with ASD improve their posture, focus and self esteem while reducing their stress.

 

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

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Today’s Jargon is Response Cost.  Shannon explains when and how you might use response cost.

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

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Today on Autism Live: Miracle Project Star and Singing Sensation, Spencer Harte talks about finding her singing voice and the joy that it brings her.  Coach E, Elaine Hall shares Spencer’s early beginnings as a student with the Miracle Project and Spencer’s mother, Jill Creter Harte gives exciting news of how viewers can help Spencer spread hope during an upcoming trip to China!  For more information on the Miracle Project, visit www.themiracleproject.org  To help support Spencer on her trip to China visit: www.gofundme.com and search Jill Harte.  Soo Cho returns to the show to talk about SooChoga,  Technology for Autism and a new project that fuels her passion.

 

 

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

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Today on Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome LMFT Vince Redmond to talk about bonding and boundaries.  How and when do we cut the apron strings and what do we do to make it easier on both sides of the equation?  Vince also gives tips on teaching soccer skills to kids on the spectrum. Shannon and Nancy cover news topics of the day, including a study that suggests that moms who have chemical intolerances are more likely to have children 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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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 can I help my 5 year old son stay focused while playing soccer?  

 

04:50 – Do you have any tips to help with sleeping issues? 

 

16:22 - Can you tell me what the DSM - 5 categories are?

 

20:36 – How can we help with the fluency of my son’s speech?

 

33:25 - Where do picky eating behaviors come from and what can I do to help them? 

 

37:05 - My adult son is a big fan of scissors, how can I make the cutting more functional? 

 

39:30 – When will the processing program you are working on be available? 

 

40:38 - If I have two kids on the spectrum, does it mean it have to be the same therapists for both? 

 

43:17 - Please help with CARD summer therapy schedules!

 

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

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Today on Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen:  Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer’s questions about how to get a child to sleep the entire night in their own bed, why are parents asked to have clinics during school time?  How does it work when siblings are both getting therapy? How can you help a child to learn soccer skills? And more! On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome LMFT Vince Redmond to talk about bonding and boundaries.  How and when do we cut the apron strings and what do we do to make it easier on both sides of the equation?  Shannon and Nancy cover news topics of the day.

 

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

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We all need a little laugh from time to time.  Fullerton Cares is gearing up for it annual comedy event on Oct. 21st!   Comics George Perez, Keith Reza and Joshua Meyrowitz join Rod Castro, and Matt Gendal from the band Super Naked to remind us all why we need to attend this super funny event.  Get tickets now before they sell out.  For more information visit:  www.fullertoncares.com

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Coach E!,  Elaine Hall, from The Miracle Project talks about an upcoming camp in Thousand Oaks California that is a collaboration between The Miracle Project, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Autism Care and Treatment Today! (ACT Today!).  The one week camp will feature movement, dance, music, acting and more.  Scholarships for the camp are available from ACT Today!  www.act-today.org  For more information on The Miracle Project visit: http://www.themiracleproject.org/  If you have a teen or college student who would like to a be a peer educator contact s.penrod@autism-live.com

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Comics George Perez, Keith Reza and Joshua Meyrowitz talk about Fullerton Cares Comedy event coming up on October 21st.  For more information visit:  www.fullertoncares.com

Both Keith and Joshua are stand up comedians who are also on the Autism Spectrum.

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Rod Castro and Matt Gendal from the hot LA band Super Naked talk about their upcoming performance at Fullerton Cares Comedy Show.  For more information visit:  www.fullertoncares.com  Rod and Matt talk about their band’s unique name and how it came to be as well as some of their hilarious songs, such as I Wish (I’d never seen you naked)!  Follow the band Super Naked on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/weareSN

 

 

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Joshua Meyrowitz is a stand-up comic who is on the spectrum.  Joshua visits Autism Live to talk about  the Fullerton Cares Comedy Show happening on Oct. 21st!   Joshua will be performing at the show along with comics Tom Green, George Perez, Keith Reza and the band Super Naked!  For more information visit:  www.fullertoncares.com

 

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Today’s Jargon is Token Economy.  Token Economies are a great way to motivate an individual to behave in a certain way when it is hard to give immediate reinforcement!

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Today on Autism Live: Comedy, Comedy, Comedy!   6 funny men join Shannon to talk about the Fullerton Cares Comedy Show happening on Oct. 21st!   Comics George Perez, Keith Reza and Joshua Meyrowitz join Rod Castro, and Matt Gendal from the band Super Naked and the result is a show full of funny.  For more information visit:  www.fullertoncares.com Coach E!,  Elaine Hall, from The Miracle Project talks about an upcoming camp in Thousand Oaks California that is a collaboration between The Miracle Project, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Autism Care and Treatment Today! (ACT Today!).  The one week camp will feature movement, dance, music, acting and more.  Scholarships for the camp are available from ACT Today!  www.act-today.org  For more information on The Miracle Project visit: http://www.themiracleproject.org/ 

 

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Dr. Jed Baker talks about his new book, Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens due out in August 2015 from Future Horizons. Dr. Baker talks cognitive behavioral therapy and how to use the strategies which have been shown to be effective with teens and children.  Order Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens and other books written by Dr. Baker from www.fhautism.com

 

 

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Dr. Jed Baker’s newest book, Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens, discusses the many types of fears and anxieties any child or teen many encounter, but it uniquely addresses how to deal with these issues even if the individual is on the Autism spectrum and nonverbal.  The book, due out in August 2015 from Future Horizons, gives practical strategies for any parent to effectively implement cognitive behavioral techniques with any child. Order Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens and other books written by Dr. Baker from www.fhautism.com

 

 

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In the process of choosing a resource, regardless of type, there are a number of criteria you should consider to determine if this resource will meet your needs and is the right match for your child or family. Currently, few resources provide specific feedback on the quality of services providers for individuals on the autism spectrum.

These are just a few suggestions about what information parents should gather to evaluate their providers before making a decision. If possible, be sure to visit and evaluate several places before you make a final decision on which provider will work with your child.

1. Ask if the provider is licensed or accredited.

Most providers belong to professional organizations that are responsible for ensuring that their members meet minimum standards. The following is a list of some accredited organizations for the various types of providers that serve people with developmental disabilities: 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) 

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

The Council on Quality and Leadership

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)

2. Ask about the license, certification or credential status of their staff members and their experience working with people with developmental disabilities.

Knowing your potential provider's level of expertise is important. It's amazing what you can find on the internet. A simple search on LinkedIn might give you a better understanding of the experience level of the staff working with your child. Along with looking up their LinkedIn or social media profiles, check with these accrediting organizations to make sure they are in their system:

Behavior Analysis Certification Board 

Occupational Therapists

Board of Behavioral Services (BBS) for Marriage & Family Therapists or Licensed Clinical Psychologists

3. Ask what type of professional development activities are provided for their staff.

It is important to make sure that providers stay up to date on the most recent research related to your child's treatment. Most providers will send their staff to get continuing education or professional and leadership development; however, some don't. Even though a provider might have decades of experience, make sure that they are also staying up to date with training. Similarly, if your provider only has a few years of experience, ask whether they have a senior clinician who supervises them or gives them feedback.

4. Ask about the training and experience level of the program director.

The program director often does exactly what their title suggests: guide's your child's program and the company's direction. An experienced program director will ensure that their clinicians have the qualifications needed to provide adequate services. He or she will also ensure that there are proper grievance policies in place in the event that you have a concern about your child's services.

5. Ask about staff turnover.

How long have staff been with this particular provider? If their staff has been with them for over 2 years, your child will be more likely to receive consistent services with regular staffing. It's tough to start anew with new clinicians every few months so asking this up front will reduce lag in your child's therapy down the road.

6. Ask about the staff-to-participant ratio, and whether it meets established guidelines for the type of program or service. 

For example, in neurotypical children's programs, there should be at least one adult for every four infants, five younger toddlers (12 to 24 months), six older toddlers (2 to 3 years), and nine or ten preschoolers. Do your research to ensure that the ratio is suitable for your child's developmental and behavioral needs.

7. Ask how clients and their family members/caregivers give feedback on the services offered by the program.

Often times if providers are not aware that their clients are unsatisfied, they are not able to improve their services. A provider that uses surveys, a suggestion box or focus groups indicates the desire to improve and satisfy their consumers. Although there is no guarantee that these providers make the suggested changes, I've noticed that those with a system in place tend to have more satisfied consumers.

8. Ask if you can visit the program in person. 

By visiting the program in person, you'll be able to get a sense of the company's culture, people and workspace. Pay attention to whether you're personally greeted or welcomed, whether the staff appear to enjoy their work, and whether the facility looks maintained and clean.

Finding a good provider for your child can be confusing, time-consuming, and at times, frustrating. However, asking these questions and following these guidelines should lead you to a provider who is well-suite to your child's needs.

 

 

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Today’s Jargon is Functional Communication Training.  Functional Communication Training (FCT) helps to give individuals without proper communication skills appropriate ways to communicate their needs, wants, desires and concerns.  Functional Communication can be vocal or non-vocal; it can incorporate sign language, assistive technology or iconic communication.  All individuals, regardless of skill ability, need functional communication or they will engage in maladaptive behaviors in order to communicate.

 

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Today on Autism Live: On the Spectrum with Matt Asner – a special re-airing, featuring Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out!  And Navah Paskowitz from The Friendship Circle talks about their upcoming conference Friendship Circle by the Sea.  This is a family retreat happening on August 16 and 17th!  For more information visit www.fcbythesea.org  Sara Gershfeld from Love My Provider, gives tips on Things to Ask Your Provider on Love My Provider TV. Dr. Jed Baker talks about his new book, Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens from Future Horizons. Dr. Baker talks about the many types of anxiety that could affect children and teens as well as what is known to be effective in reducing anxiety.

 

 

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Does an individual with ASD have the right to vote if they are in a limited conservatorship?  Attorney Thomas Coleman from the Disability and Abuse Project shares his journey to help tens of thousands of individuals with limited guardianships restore their voting rights and prevent future individuals from losing their voter rights in the conservatorship process.  For more information visit www.spectruminstitute.org 

 

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Attorney Thomas Coleman from the Disability and Abuse Project shares his journey as an advocate for individual’s rights and how that led him to be a champion of individuals with ASD.  Recently the Disability Abuse Project has been working on changing legislation to prevent individuals with limited guardianships from losing their voter rights.  For more information visit www.spectruminstitute.org 

 

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Autism Expert, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, answers a viewer’s question:  “Is Asperger’s included in the DSM4?” 

 

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Today, On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Thomas Coleman from the Disability and Abuse Project. Tom shares how his many years as an advocate for individual’s rights led him to be a champion of individuals with ASD.  Recently the Disability Abuse Project has been working on changing legislation to prevent individuals with limited guardianships from losing their voter rights.  For more information visit www.spectruminstitute.org 

 

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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 resources would you recommend to newly certified BCBA for professional development specifically in the area of program design and conducting assessments?

 

10:51 - Has going gluten free and casein free helped anyone, who has not complained of tummy problems? 

 

18:18 - What is the connection between seizures and Autism? 

 

22:26 - Is it possible to have apraxia but not have autism? 

 

23:23 - Are people with Asperger's syndrome in DSMV?

 

25:28 - Do you know if swimming helps our kids?

 

27:41- What does CARD look for when hiring therapists?

 

34:49 - How can I afford ABA is my insurance is self-funded? 

 

39:54 - Can a child after aging out of EI possibly receive ABA for more years? 

 

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Today on Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen:  Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer’s questions about how to get good training in assessments and program design if you are a new BCBA, Is swimming good for children on the spectrum, Can you have Apraxia without having an Autism diagnosis, Can children benefit from ABA therapies after their EI is completed, Are individuals with Aspergers included in the DSM 5 and more! On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Thomas Coleman from the Disability and Abuse Project. Tom shares how his many years as an advocate for individual’s rights led him to be a champion of individuals with ASD.  Recently the Disability Abuse Project has been working on changing legislation to prevent individuals with limited guardianships from losing their voter rights.  For more information visit www.spectruminstitute.org

 

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Dr. Raun Melmed, talks about his new book, Autism and the Extended Family. Dr. Melmed is the Director of the Melmed Center, and plays an active role in the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center www.autismcenter.org  Autism & the Extended Family (with a foreward by Eustacia Cutler and Dr. Temple Grandin) can be purchased at www.fhautism.com   

 

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Dr. Raun Melmed, Director of the Melmed Center, talks about the mission of The Melmed Center www.melmedcenter.com and his role at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center www.autismcenter.org  Dr. Melmed is the author of Autism Early Intervention FAST FACTS, a wonderful book that helps parents quickly understand the essentials of treating Autism. The book can be purchased at www.fhautism.com 

 

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Filmmaker Rachel Israel talks about her award winning short Keep the Chang. There is currently a crowd funding project to create a feature film on the same subject. All of the actors in the film are on the spectrum.  To see a trailer for the film and to donate visit http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/keep-change  to find links to see the short film visit https://www.facebook.com/keepthechangefilm 

 

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Today’s Jargon is Verbal Operants.  Verbal Operants are units of language as described by B.F. Skinner in his 1957 book Verbal Behavior.  Shannon explains why understanding the verbal operants is important to a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum.

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Raun Melmed, Director of the Melmed Center, talks about the mission of The Melmed Center www.melmedcenter.com and his role at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center www.autismcenter.org  Dr. Melmed is the author of Autism Early Intervention FAST FACTS and the soon to be released Autism & the Extended Family (with a foreword by Eustacia Cutler and Dr. Temple Grandin)both books can be purchased at www.fhautism.com   Filmmaker Rachel Israel talks about her award winning short Keep the Change and her current “crowdfunder” to be able to make a feature film on the same subject. All of the actors in the film are on the spectrum.  To see a trailer for the film and to donate visit http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/keep-change  to find links to see the short film visit https://www.facebook.com/keepthechangefilm 

 

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Navah Paskowitz, director of The Friendship Circle of Pacific Palisades, joins Matt Asner for On the Spectrum with Matt Asner to talk about an amazing conference that welcomes the entire family.  Matt and Navah will both be speaking at the conference. For information on Friendship Circle by the Sea conference visit www.fcbythesea.org  

 

On the Spectrum with Matt Asner is a collaborate effort between Autism Live and Autism Speaks.  For more information on Autism Speaks visit www.AutismSpeaks.org 

 

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During On the Spectrum with Matt Asner, Matt welcomes his wife, Navah Paskowitz.  Matt and Navah, whose family has been dubbed the “Autism Brady Bunch”, talk about how their love came to be, and how their separate families became one!   Navah is the director of The Friendship Circle of Pacific Palisades. For information on their upcoming conference visit www.fcbythesea.org  

 

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Matt Asner, Autism Dad and host of On the Spectrum with Matt Asner, talks with Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out about the film’s reception from the Autism Community!  Rivera talks about the mission of Disney/Pixar to make meaningful films.

 

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Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out, talks about the genesis of this amazing movie that is being embraced by audiences around the world!  Jonas shares “insider” information you may have missed if you weren’t watching closely.  Hear what he says at 06:25.  It could change the way you look at the film and your life.  

 

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On the first episode of On the Spectrum with Matt Asner, Matt welcomes Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out!  Jonas shares “insider” information about this blockbuster summer hit!  Later Matt welcomes Navah Paskowitz to talk about a two day Friendship Circle by the Sea family retreat happening on August 16 and 17th!  This event is for the whole family, it is affordable, beneficial and at the BEACH!  For more information visit www.fcbythesea.org 

 

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Dr. Dorothea Lerman, an expert in extreme challenging behavior, talks about some of the issues that make treating challenging behavior difficult. 

 

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Dr. Dorothea Lerman talks about training teachers to be more effective in the classroom and giving them tools to work with students on the spectrum.  Dr. Lerman’s program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake not only trains teachers, it gives the skills to go back to their home schools and train other teachers.  

 

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how an Establishing Operation (EO) can help to make reinforcers more powerful.

 

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how an Establishing Operation (EO) can help to make reinforcers more powerful.  Shannon and Dr. Najdowski discuss challenging behavior and what to do when you find yourself just accepting challenging behavior as your “new normal”.  Dr. Dorthea Lerman talks about training teachers to be more effective in the classroom and giving them tools to work with students on the spectrum.  Dr. Lerman’s program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake not only trains teachers, it gives the skills to go back to their home schools and train other teachers.  Dr. Lerman, an expert in extreme challenging behavior, talks about some of the issues that make treating challenging behavior difficult. Sara Gershfeld from Love My Provider, debuts the first edition of Love My Provider TV.

 

 

 

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Today’s Jargon is EO.  EO stands for Establishing Operation.  Establishing Operations are things or circumstances that make it more likely for a behavior to occur.  If you give a person a lot of salty snacks they are more likely to drink a lot of liquid.  If you drink more liquid to will need to be urinate more frequently.  During potty training when you want more opportunities to teach you might have an Establishing Operation that a child has lots of access to salty snacks and preferred liquids!

 

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This week we met with Lee Chernotsky, founder of the ROSIES Foundation, a college that creates CREWMates: Collaborative, respected and empowered workers. Lee shares about how the ROSIES Foundation provides an employment training program that prepares students for employemeng in either an internal ROSIES social enterprise or the greater job market. 

 

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This year’s Love and Autism: A Conference With a Heart will be held on September 27th and 28th in San Diego, California and it will feature a very special wedding between two people who happen to be on the Autism Spectrum!  The Wedding party is a who’s who list of amazing individuals on the Autism Spectrum – including Dr. Temple Grandin giving the first toast, Dr. Stephen Shore officiating and Alex Plank as the best man! For more information on the conference and the wedding visit:  www.loveandautism.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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Jenny Palmietto from Love and Autism: A Conference with a Heart, talks about the second annual conference.  This year’s conference, held on September 27th and 28th in San Diego, will offer a wide variety of speakers and events and will be appropriate for ages 12+.  There will even be an actual wedding! For more information on the conference and the wedding visit:  www.loveandautism.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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Today on Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Jenny Palmietto from the Love and Autism Conference.  This year’s conference, held on September 27th and 28th in San Diego, California features a Wedding!  The Wedding party is a who’s who list of amazing individuals on the Autism Spectrum – including Dr. Temple Grandin giving the first toast, Dr. Stephen Shore officiating and Alex Plank as the best man! For more information on the conference and the wedding visit:  www.loveandautism.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 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 can we address negative attention-seeking behaviors?

13:49 - How can we prepare for our first sleepover?

18:58 - What sensory need does jumping and flapping feed?

24:03 - How can we make the most of our summer downtime?

27:38 - What CARD programs aid attention and focus skills?

36:00 - How can we tell the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism?

44:53 - How can we help our 16 year old adjust moving to a new school in the fall?

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

 

 

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Today on Autism Live:  On Ask Dr. Doreen:  Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer’s questions about how to react after a tantrum that has involved extremely inappropriate behavior,  how to prepare for a successful first sleepover, how to tell when it is sensory processing disorder or Autism and more! On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy, the ladies welcome Jenny Palmietto from the Love and Autism Conference.  This year’s conference, held on September 27th and 28th in San Diego, California features a Wedding!  The Wedding party is a who’s who list of amazing individuals on the Autism Spectrum – including Dr. Temple Grandin giving the first toast, Dr. Stephen Shore officiating and Alex Plank as the best man! For more information on the conference and the wedding visit:  www.loveandautism.com

 

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

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Dr. Martha Herbert talks about her book The Autism Revolution, the role the gut plays in Autism and ways that we can heal our immune systems to decrease Autism related symptoms.  To purchase The Autism Revolution visit: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-autism-revolution-dr-martha-herbert/1104154476?ean=9780345527202 

 

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

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Dr. Martha Herbert, author of The Autism Revolution, talks about the significance of the Brain/Gut Connection.  Dr. Herbert gives tips of how parents can improve a child’s good gut bacteria and improve their immune system in order to reduce Autism related symptoms.  To purchase The Autism Revolution visit: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-autism-revolution-dr-martha-herbert/1104154476?ean=9780345527202 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Rebecca Fry shares how The Shawnee Little Theatre involves individuals with Autism in their programs and how that has enriched the experience for everyone! For more information on The Shawnee Little Theatre visit www.shawneelittletheatre.com.  

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Author Amelia Davies talks about her book Teaching Asperger’s Students Social Skills Through Acting and the benefits of theatre and theatre games for individuals with ASD.  The book is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Aspergers-Students-Social-Through/dp/1932565116

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Special guest, Matt Asner, talks about some of the amazing Autism Speaks events that took place recently and more that are coming up - including the Los Angeles Chef’s Gala and the Ed Asner Poker Tournament!  For more information visit www.autismspeaks.org    Matt also recaps this year’s Light Up the Blues and tells how Brad Pitt became one of the highlights of the evening!  Matt gives away a FREE Download of the first Light Up the Blues concert to the first viewer with a correct answer to a trivia question! 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Matt Asner from Autism Speaks talks a two day Friendship Circle by the Sea family retreat happening on August 16 and 17th!  This event is for the whole family, it is affordable, beneficial and at the BEACH!  For more information visit www.fcbythesea.org  When registering mention Autism Live to get $50 off!!   Matt’s wife, the fabulous Navah Paskowitz, is director for this special event with may amazing speakers and guests including Kerri Bowers, John Sahakian and Matt Asner!

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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On the Spectrum with Matt Asner debuts on Monday, July 13th at noon EST, 9am PST.  Matt’s first guest will be Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out!  Matt talks about the concept for this new show and its message of hope!!

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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 July 7, 2015

 

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Today on Autism Live: Special guest Matt Asner, from Autism Speaks, talks about his new show, On the Spectrum with Matt Asner debuting on Monday, July 13th at noon EST, 9am PST.  Matt’s first guest will be Jonas Rivera, producer of the Disney/Pixar summer hit Inside Out!  Matt shares news about a two day Friendship Circle by the Sea family retreat happening on August 16 and 17th!  This event is for the whole family, it is affordable, beneficial and at the BEACH!  For more information visit www.fcbythesea.org  When registering mention Autism Live to get $50 off!!   Matt also talks about some of the amazing Autism Speaks events coming up including the Los Angeles Chef’s Gala and the Ed Asner Poker Tournament!  For more information visit www.autismspeaks.org   Author Amelia Davies talks about her book Teaching Asperger’s Students Social Skills Through Acting and the benefits of theatre and theatre games for individuals with ASD.  The book is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Aspergers-Students-Social-Through/dp/1932565116

 

 

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

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Today’s Jargon is DTT.  DTT stands for Discrete Trial Teaching (or training). DTT is very effective way of beginning to teach a skill.  

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Today’s Jargon is DRO.  DRO stands for Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior(s). DRO can be a very effective intervention, especially when the behavior you are seeking to change is currently being rewarded by something that is not in your control to change.

 

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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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Robin Hogerhuis from Fullerton Cares shares the mission of Everybody Dance Now, a unique program that gives all individuals the opportunity to participate in a true dance class.  For more information on the Everybody Dance Now program visit: http://fullertoncares.com/fullerton-resources/everybody-dance-now/ 

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Rebecca Fry is an Autism Mom, a former teacher and now the director of the The Shawnee Little Theatre. Rebecca talks candidly on how the arts help individuals with Autism to blossom! For more information on The Shawnee Little Theatre visit www.shawneelittletheatre.com.  

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Michael Tolleson identifies himself as being a savant painter who is gay, biracial and on the Autism Spectrum.  Michael talks candidly about who talks he is and his story through an upcoming book and documentary may help others accept who they truly are.  For more information on Michael and his paintings visit: http://www.michaeltollesonartist.com/ 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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Michael Tolleson didn’t discover he could paint until he was over 50, later he discovered that he was on the Autism Spectrum.  Michael  talks about finding his hidden talent and his hidden diagnosis.  For more information on Michael and his paintings visit: http://www.michaeltollesonartist.com/ 

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Shannon Penrod answers questions from viewers on how to be a good ABA parent and explains the ABCs of behavior from a parent’s view point.  During Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies welcome Savant Painter, Michael Tolleson who talks about finding his hidden talent and his hidden diagnosis.  For more information on Michael and his paintings visit: http://www.michaeltollesonartist.com/ 

 

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

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Today on Autism Live: Special guests Rebecca Frye from the The Shawnee Little Theatre and Robin Hogerhuis from Fullerton Cares and Everybody Dance Now inspire with stories of hope and progress through the arts.  For more information on The Shawnee Little Theatre visit www.shawneelittletheatre.com.  For more information on the Everybody Dance Now program visit: http://fullertoncares.com/fullerton-resources/everybody-dance-now/ 

 

 

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, 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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