Autism Weekly
Developing Social Cognition on the Spectrum | with Jerrod Brown, PhD #85

Developing Social Cognition on the Spectrum | with Jerrod Brown, PhD #85

May 20, 2022

This week we welcome Dr. Jerrod Brown back to the podcast to talk with us about autism and the development of social cognition. Jerrod has been featured on episodes #57, #65, and #69 where we have talked about everything from executive functioning to screen time use. Jerrod’s a professor, trainer, and private consultant with extensive experience working with individuals on the spectrum. As we all know, each person with autism is unique and might need additional support in some areas – including social skills. Parents might need some insight on how social cognition works at a basic level and tips on how to help their child find success in social situations, and even make a friend. Listen to the latest episode to learn more.

Contact Jerrod Directly: jerrod01234brown@live.com

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Autistic Perspective: Masking and Self Awareness | with Author Sam Farmer #84

Autistic Perspective: Masking and Self Awareness | with Author Sam Farmer #84

May 12, 2022

This week we welcome neurodiverse community self-advocate and author Sam Farmer BACK to the podcast to talk with us about masking and self-awareness. Sam first joined our podcast back on episode 27 where we discussed his path towards autism awareness and acceptance. He has since joined us for episodes # 52 where we discussed bullying and #60 where we discussed workplace success. If you don’t already know, Sam is an author of a book titled “A Long Walk Down a Winding Road.” From the unique perspective of someone on the autism spectrum comes a book about working to carve out a better life in the face of challenge and adversity. Interwoven with true stories of personal hardships and triumphs, A Long Walk Down a Winding Road offers ideas and insights aimed at inspiring and empowering the reader to enhance their quality of life. It also exposes what it can feel like to be autistic, as told by somebody who actually walks in these shoes. Sam has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience to share.

Sam's Farmer's Bio:

Sam Farmer is a neurodiversity community self-advocate, writer/author, public speaker and consultant for Floreo, a company that leverages virtual reality technology in teaching social, behavioral, communication, and life skills for neurodiverse individuals. Diagnosed later in life as autistic, he writes blogs and articles, records coaching videos and podcasts, and presents at conferences and support groups, sharing stories and thoughts as to how one can achieve greater happiness and success in spite of the obstacles which try to interfere with these pursuits. A Long Walk Down a Winding Road is his first book.

To learn more, visit: samfarmerauthor.com

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Music Therapy and Autism | With Dr. Petra Kern #83

Music Therapy and Autism | With Dr. Petra Kern #83

May 6, 2022

This we welcome DR. Petra Kern, a board-certified music therapist with over 28 years of experience to the podcast. Dr. Kern has taught over 400 students, contributed to 84 publications, and has given over 160 presentations. On today’s podcast, we will talk about music therapy and how it might be able to help children on the spectrum. Dr. Kern is passionate about translating and disseminating research to make music for health and wellness accessible for those who could benefit from it.

Resources Mentioned:

Check Out Dr. Kern's Book- Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Childhood-Therapy-Autism-Spectrum-Disorder/dp/1785927752

Visit Dr. Kern's Website: https://musictherapy.biz/drpetrakern/

American Music Therapy Association: https://www.musictherapy.org/

Yasmine White: https://voicestogether.org/people/yasmine-white/

Esther Thane from ET Music Therapy: https://www.etmusictherapy.com/pacific-tavern

Mary Beth Moore - Advocate: https://theadvocacyunderground.org/page_id=54730/

Autism and Theory of Mind: What Parents Need To Know! | With Jerrod Brown, PhD #82

Autism and Theory of Mind: What Parents Need To Know! | With Jerrod Brown, PhD #82

April 29, 2022

This week we welcome Dr. Jerrod Brown back to the podcast to talk with us about autism and Theory of Mind. Theory of mind is a person’s ability to understand that other people’s thoughts and emotions are different from their own. We are going to break down what parents should know to better understand their child on the spectrum. Jerrod’s a professor, trainer and private consultant with extensive experience working with individuals on the spectrum. Listen to the episode to learn more!

Contact Jerrod Directly: jerrod01234brown@live.com

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Autistic Perspective: What Does ”Good ABA” Look Like? - Interview with Savannah Sivertson, BCBA #81

Autistic Perspective: What Does ”Good ABA” Look Like? - Interview with Savannah Sivertson, BCBA #81

April 22, 2022

This week we are republishing a popular podcast episode discussing what "Good ABA" looks like! This episode originally went live in February 2021 and is still incredibly relevant today. Joining us in the discussion is Savannah Sivertson, a BCBA based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Savannah started at ABS Kids as a behavior technician three years ago and has since gone through a full master's program to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As a professional working in the field of autism and being neurodiverse herself, she provides a new perspective on the modern world of ABA therapy. Download this episode to learn about her road to an autism diagnosis, and how she views the field of ABA as an autistic individual. 

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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 Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

Stay in the Know! Government Relations & Autism Care 2022 |  With Anna Bullard from the BHCOE #80

Stay in the Know! Government Relations & Autism Care 2022 | With Anna Bullard from the BHCOE #80

April 15, 2022

This week we welcome Anna Bullard from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence back to the podcast to talk with us about government relations on a state and national level as it relates to autism care. We are going to talk about what’s currently going on in the legislature and what you can do to help make change!  

Anna is the ideal person to talk about this with us today as she is currently the VP of government relations at the BHCOE. Anna also successfully passed legislation named after her daughter, Ava, who had been diagnosed with autism. “Ava’s Law” created access to therapy for individuals diagnosed with autism in Georgia. Her perseverance and knowledge in government relations and business development has led to thousands of lives accessing care nationally. Download the podcast to learn more. 

Learn more about Anna Boulard: https://www.bhcoe.org/2021/02/industry-veteran-brings-over-a-decade-of-public-policy-experience-to-bhcoe/

Learn more about advocacy work: https://www.autismspeaks.org/advocacy

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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 kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

 

 

The Incredible Impact of Early Intervention | With Dr. Lauren Franz #79

The Incredible Impact of Early Intervention | With Dr. Lauren Franz #79

April 7, 2022

This week we welcome Dr. Lauren Franz to talk with us about the incredible impact early intervention can have on the lives of autistic children. Dr. Franz leads the Dissemination and Outreach Core through Duke’s Autism Center of Excellence. Her research at Duke focuses on improving access to evidence-based services and supports neurodiverse communities. Listen to the latest podcast episode to learn more about accessing early intervention!

Learn more about Dr. Franz's work at Duke by visiting their website: https://autismcenter.duke.edu/

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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 kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

The Role of Telehealth In Autism Care | with Ron Oberleitner #78

The Role of Telehealth In Autism Care | with Ron Oberleitner #78

April 1, 2022

This week we welcome Ron Oberleitner to the podcast to talk about the role of telehealth in autism care. Ron is the founder and CEO of an organization called Behavior Imaging Solutions and is passionate about developing technologies to increase access to healthcare and improve behavioral health. When it comes to the future of autism services, we have a lot to talk about. Download the latest episode to learn more. 

Check out Behavior Imaging Solutions: https://behaviorimaging.com/

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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 Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com

The Importance of Early Detection and Diagnosis of Autism | with Karen Pierce, PhD #77

The Importance of Early Detection and Diagnosis of Autism | with Karen Pierce, PhD #77

March 24, 2022

This week we welcome Dr. Karen Pierce to the podcast to talk with us about the importance of early detection and diagnosis of autism. Dr. Pierce is a professor at the University of California San Diego in the department of neurosciences and has focused her career on this subject. She's a pioneer in this area with unmatched experience. Download the podcast to learn more. 

Learn More About Dr. Karen Pierce: https://profiles.ucsd.edu/karen.pierce

UCSD Website: https://neurosciences.ucsd.edu/

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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

Building Team Culture & Reducing Burnout in ABA | With Jamie Pagliaro #76

Building Team Culture & Reducing Burnout in ABA | With Jamie Pagliaro #76

March 18, 2022

This week we welcome Jamie Pagliaro from ReThink to the podcast to discuss the impact building a strong team culture has on reducing burnout and turnover among ABA clinicians and families. They say it takes a village to raise a child. This is especially true for children on the spectrum. For some families, it may seem like they have a revolving door of new behavior technicians coming in and out of their life. Download the latest podcast episode to learn more!

Join the ABA Culture Community FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/696124218228434

Check Out ReThink Behavioral: https://www.rethinkbehavioralhealth.com/bh/

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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

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