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Autism & The Criminal Justice System - Vulnerabilities in Compliance & Naivety #57

Autism & The Criminal Justice System - Vulnerabilities in Compliance & Naivety #57

October 22, 2021

This week we welcome Jerrod Brown, Ph.D. to the podcast to talk with us about the vulnerabilities some autistic individuals may have when it comes to suggestibility, compliance, naivety, and gullibility. Jerrod is a professor, trainer, and consultant with considerable experience working with criminal justice-involved populations.

The reality is that there are dishonest people out there that try to take advantage of others. There are others that knowingly and unknowingly ask leading questions to try to elicit a response they want. How can autistics protect themselves and make sure to have their voices heard? Download the podcast today to learn from Jerrod’s real-world experience.

Contact Jerrod Directly: jerrod01234brown@live.com

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What Goes Into Becoming a Behavior Analyst? | Interview with Cameron Nesbitt From National University #56

What Goes Into Becoming a Behavior Analyst? | Interview with Cameron Nesbitt From National University #56

October 15, 2021

This week we welcome Board Certified Behavior Analyst, CEO and Co-Founder of IGCN Healthcare Partners, and National University professor, Cameron Nesbitt, to the podcast to talk to us about what goes into becoming a board certified behavior analyst. I hope this episode is helpful to parents of kiddos on the spectrum that are getting introduced to their treatment team as well as helpful for individuals thinking about joining the field of Applied behavior analysis. Download the podcast today to learn more! 

Learn about the National University Behavior Analyst Program: CLICK HERE

Learn More about IGCN Health Care Partners: CLICK HERE

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Playdates & Building Connections - Interview With Emily Bruce from PeerKnect #55

Playdates & Building Connections - Interview With Emily Bruce from PeerKnect #55

October 8, 2021

Making friends and building meaningful relationships is an important skill for both neurotypical and neurodivergent children. So how can parents and clinicians help? One way is to provide opportunities to be around other kiddos around the same age with similar interests. Today we are excited to talk with Emily Bruce about playdates! Emily is a board-certified behavior analyst and founder of the app PeerKnect. She offers first-hand insight into how beneficial social interactions are to children with developmental delays like autism. She worked to develop Peer Knect for parents and therapists to facilitate playdates based on the child’s age, diagnosis, gender, and location. 

Learn more about Peer Knect: https://www.peerknect.com/

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IEP & ABA - Working Together for Improved Learning! With  Dr. Nichole Williams and Dr. Ashley Shayter #54

IEP & ABA - Working Together for Improved Learning! With Dr. Nichole Williams and Dr. Ashley Shayter #54

October 1, 2021

This week we welcome Dr. Nicole Williams and Dr. Ashley Shayter from the Behavioral Health Center Of Excellence (or BHCOE for short) to talk with us about the amazing ways an ABA therapy program and IEP plan can work together to help children with autism learn. 

Learn More About the BHCOE: https://bhcoe.org/

COMING SOON From the BHCOE: School Standards 

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Learning Independent Living Skills On The Spectrum | Interview with Jenna Knauss #53

Learning Independent Living Skills On The Spectrum | Interview with Jenna Knauss #53

September 24, 2021

This week we welcome the program director of the College Internship Program, Jenna Knauss to the podcast to talk to us about the ways parents can help their teens get ready for adulthood and the community resources that might be available to help. The College Internship Program has locations across the country. They have focused on helping young adults on the spectrum find success in college, employment, and independent living since 1984. Download the latest podcast episode to learn more! 

 

Learn more about the College Internship Program: 

https://cipworldwide.org/about-cip/cip-at-a-glance/ 

 

Learn more about Jenna Knauss: 

https://cipworldwide.org/staff/jenna-knauss/

 

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Bullying and Autism | With Self Advocate & Author Sam Farmer #52

Bullying and Autism | With Self Advocate & Author Sam Farmer #52

September 17, 2021

In this episode, we welcome autism self-advocate and author Sam Farmer BACK to the podcast to talk about how to rise above bullying. Bullying can impact people of all ages and Sam has empowering advice that can help in all kinds of scenarios. Sam first joined our podcast back on episode 27 where we discussed his path towards autism awareness and acceptance. Sam is an author of a book titled “A Long Walk Down a Winding Road.” The book offers clear advice and simple steps for overcoming adversity and improving your life. It has proven to be a helpful resource for parents, other autistics, and clinicians alike. Sam has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience to share. We are thrilled to welcome him back. Download the podcast today to learn more & check out Sam's excellent resources below! 

Check out Sam's Book: A Long Path Down A Winding Road

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What Does the Future of Autism Care Look Like? | Interview with Jonathan Mueller #51

What Does the Future of Autism Care Look Like? | Interview with Jonathan Mueller #51

September 10, 2021

This week we are excited to welcome Co-CEO of Ascend Behavior Partners, Jonathan Mueller, to the podcast to talk about the future of Autism care. Jonathan shares Jeff's same mission of making high-quality ABA therapy as accessible as possible to children and families in need. This episode breaks down access to care, how to tackle long waitlists, as well as how technology can improve the way we provide care. Download the podcast today to learn more! 

Learn more: Ascent Behavior Partners

Learn More: Goally Scheduling App

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IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Basics | Interview with Dr. Peter Faustino #50

IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Basics | Interview with Dr. Peter Faustino #50

September 3, 2021

This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Faustino to the podcast to talk to us about what an Individualized Education Plan (or IEP) can do to open up new opportunities for your child.  Dr. Faustino is a school psychologist and works as an expert advisor for the new Autism Speaks IEP guide. He operates his own private practice working with students and families with developmental delays. Download the episode today to learn more from his excellent experience. 

Download the Autism Speaks IEP Guide

Read Dr. Faustino's Autism Speaks article titled: "The IEP as more than just a form, but an opportunity" 

National Association of School Psychologists 

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Holding the ABA Field to a Standard of Excellence | Interview With Sara Litvak and Anna Bullard from the BHCOE #49

Holding the ABA Field to a Standard of Excellence | Interview With Sara Litvak and Anna Bullard from the BHCOE #49

August 27, 2021

This week I am excited to welcome the CEO of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence to the podcast, Sarah Litvak, and welcome back her colleague, and VP of Government Relations Anna Boulard! Download the podcast today to learn about the incredible ways the BHCOE is advancing the field of ABA from both the parent and the provider perspective.

Sarah Litvak is a behavior analyst based out of southern California. She, along with her team creates measurement tools and provides metrics to assess ABA provider quality. Sara assists ABA providers in optimizing their services and helps families identify quality ABA providers across the United States. 

Anna Bullard joined us all the way back on podcast #18 where she talked to us about the importance of being a parent advocate and the incredible impact you can have if you speak up and use your voice. Anna has over a decade of experience in developing policy and advocating at the state and federal levels. Additionally, she has developed payor relations to increase access to quality care while developing capacity for growth. Her knowledge as a parent who has experienced the struggles of getting the services her child needed has allowed her to develop a streamlined approach for families to access care in a timely manner.

Links referenced: 

BHCOE Accredited Provider Search: https://bhcoe.org/bhcoe-member-directory/

Learn More About the BHCOE: https://bhcoe.org/

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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast.

Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

Learning Social Skills and Making Friends | With Amanda Taylor, BCBA #48

Learning Social Skills and Making Friends | With Amanda Taylor, BCBA #48

August 20, 2021

This week we welcome BCBA, Amanda Taylor to the podcast to share some tips on how to help kiddos on the spectrum learn social skills and ultimately make friends. Amanda is an assistant director at our Cottonwood Heights ABA Therapy Center where she helps create opportunities for children on the spectrum to learn, socialize, and meet their goals. Social skills are just one of the many important areas of development that she helps children work on. Download the podcast today to learn more!  

Check out the Critical Issues Conference: https://esimgt.com/critical-issues-2021-agenda/

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