Autism Weekly
Is Telehealth Here To Stay in the ABA Field? Interview with Lindsey Hoffmann, BCBA - #17

Is Telehealth Here To Stay in the ABA Field? Interview with Lindsey Hoffmann, BCBA - #17

January 15, 2021

This week I’m excited to talk with a fellow behavior analyst, Lindsey Hoffmann, about telehealth services within the field of applied behavior analysis. Lindsey led the charge to develop a telehealth policy at ABS in response to the Covid-19 virus that helped behavior analysts across the company connect with families and supervise ABA therapy from a safe distance. We will discuss the pros and cons of telehealth. The ultimate question is if it's here to stay! 

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How Improv Theater Makes Learning Social Skills Fun! - Interview with PACT House - #16

How Improv Theater Makes Learning Social Skills Fun! - Interview with PACT House - #16

January 8, 2021

This week we welcome Kathryn Campion to the podcast from Positive Action Community Theater or "PACT House" for short. This nonprofit organization in Encinitas California uses dance and theater training to help people with Autism connect with peers, master social skills, and enjoy the arts! 

PACT House has moved its in-person improv program to the virtual world with amazing success! Learn more by downloading the podcast today! 

Check out a recording of the improv class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEOx2MOi-Io&feature=youtu.be

Learn more about PACT House onine: https://pacthouse.org/

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Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS 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

 

Encouraging Kindness & Inclusion Through Learning - Interview With SJ Child’s Books- #15

Encouraging Kindness & Inclusion Through Learning - Interview With SJ Child’s Books- #15

December 31, 2020

This week we welcome Sara Bradford to the podcast. Sarah is a children’s book author who writes under the pen name S.J. Childs. Many of her books have main characters that have special needs. These children’s books teach children how to help themselves and support their peers through awareness and inclusion. Download the podcast to learn more about how having neurodiverse main characters in the media promotes inclusion in the daily lives of individuals with Autism! 

Learn more about SJ Child's books: 

www.facebook.com/ALL4KIDSBOOKS 

www.sjchildsbooks.com

 

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Thoughtful & Inclusive Gift Ideas for Children with Autism #14

Thoughtful & Inclusive Gift Ideas for Children with Autism #14

December 22, 2020

The holiday season brings families closer together to enjoy quality time, fun festivities, and often gift exchanges. If you're buying a gift for a child with ASD, we have some tips for you! Today we are going to discuss how to find thoughtful and inclusive gifts for someone on the spectrum. 

This week we welcome Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Roth. Dr. Natalie Roth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in childhood neurodevelopment delays. She is the vice president of clinical psychology services at ABS and oversees the entire diagnostic assessment process. 

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Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS 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

 

Autism & The Holidays - How To Manage Seasonal Stressors - Interview with Tina Persels - #13

Autism & The Holidays - How To Manage Seasonal Stressors - Interview with Tina Persels - #13

December 11, 2020

The holidays are right around the corner. For many, the holidays represent an opportunity to celebrate family and togetherness. This week, we are going to learn how parents of children with special needs can embrace holiday traditions, manage seasonal stressors, and stay safe through covid-19. 

We are excited to welcome Tina Persels to the podcast. She is a family consultant at Utah Family Voices and the Utah Parent Center. She is also a proud mother to a young gentleman with Autism. listen today to learn from her real-life experience! 

Learn more about Utah Family Voices through the Utah Parent Center: https://utahparentcenter.org/projects/ufv/

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. ABS 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. 

 

Service Animals & Autism - Interview with Golden Healer Service Dogs- #12

Service Animals & Autism - Interview with Golden Healer Service Dogs- #12

December 4, 2020

This week we are talking about Therapy Dogs and the positive impacts they can have on the lives of individuals with Autism and their families.

We are excited to welcome Mike and Natalie from Golden Healer Service Dogs To the podcast. They specialize in training service dogs to not only provide emotional support but also perform tasks that offer safety and greater independence for its handler. 

Do you know the difference between a service dog, a therapy dog, and an emotional support animal? Download this episode today to learn more! 

You can learn more about Golden Healer Service Dogs by visiting their website: https://goldenhealerservicedogs.org/

 

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Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS 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. 

 

Autism around the world - Interview with Molly Ola Pinney from the Global Autism Project - #11

Autism around the world - Interview with Molly Ola Pinney from the Global Autism Project - #11

November 20, 2020

Autism spectrum disorders impact children from every socio-economic background, every race, religion, and in every country. Children with Autism learn differently but each of them has the right to learn. This week we are looking at the cultural differences in the treatment of Autism. We are excited to be joined by Molly Ola Pinney, the founder and CEO of the Global Autism Project. The mission of the Global Autism Project is to promote acceptance and integration of individuals on the spectrum across the world. 

Learn more about the Global Autism Project by clicking here: https://www.globalautismproject.org/

Listen to Molly's TedX talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/molly_ola_pinney_doing_things_for_others_doesn_t_help

 

Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS 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

Thanks for tuning in. See you again next week. 

Self Care While Parenting a Child With Autism - Interview With Dr. Natalie Roth- #10

Self Care While Parenting a Child With Autism - Interview With Dr. Natalie Roth- #10

November 13, 2020

Caring for a child with special needs can be emotionally challenging but also incredibly rewarding. This week we are excited to discuss tips to help parents of children with Autism handle stress and be prepared to handle their daily life. As a caregiver, your time and energy will be spread between the needs of your child with special needs, your other children, your spouse, and yourself. Finding a balance is vital. 

This week we welcome Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Roth. 

Dr. Natalie Roth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in childhood neurodevelopment delays. She is the vice president of clinical psychology services at ABS and oversees the diagnostic assessment process and has years of experience guiding parents on what they might expect after receiving a diagnosis of Autism for their child. 

Mentioned in the podcast: Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit For Young Children

You can learn more about diagnostic assessments, and the services ABS provides by visiting us at abskids.com . 

If you have any suggestions or would like to join us on the podcast, please email us at podcast@abskids.com

Autism And The Education System / IEP Process - Interview With Juliette P. White - #9

Autism And The Education System / IEP Process - Interview With Juliette P. White - #9

November 6, 2020

Every child with Autism has unique needs. Some children with ASD are able to join a typical classroom, other children require a more tailored approach to their education. Today we discuss education options, the IEP process, and how to make sure your child gets the education they need and deserve. 

Today we are joined by Juliette. P White. Juliette practices law professionally and is on the board of trustees of the Disability Law Center here in Utah. Juliette’s experience as a parent of a child with autism has motivated her to help people with disabilities live full and satisfying lives as integrated members of our community.

If you have questions about the IEP process, we have provided some resources below: 

Guide to Individualized Education Program (IEP) - Autism Speaks

IEP 101 - Utah Parent Center

If you'd like to learn more about the disability law center, you can do so by clicking the link below: 

Disability Law Center - Utah 

 

 

 

Elopement (running away / wandering) and Children with Autism  - Interview With Laura Anderson | Autism Weekly #8

Elopement (running away / wandering) and Children with Autism - Interview With Laura Anderson | Autism Weekly #8

October 28, 2020

This week we welcome Laura Anderson. She’s the mother of a young adult with Autism and is a member of the Autism Council of Utah. She is proud to be the co-founder of the parent support group called the “Big MAKs” group. MAK stands for “Mothers of Autistic Kids.” 

Today we are going to talk about elopement and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Elopement in this case means to “run away, bolt, or wander.” Elopement is a huge safety concern and is more common than you may think in children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. That’s why we are thrilled to learn more from Laura’s experience with Elopement.

If you'd like to join the Big MAKs Facebook group, you can do so by emailing Laura directly at lauanderson@comcast.net 

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