ACCESS Division 33 is the official podcast of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, a group of professionals dedicated to science and practice in intellectual and developmental disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. In each episode, a member of our Division is interviewed, discussing their work and why it is important to the lives of individuals with IDD and ASD and those who support them.
E9. Parent-Child Interaction with Dr. Baker
In this episode, Dr. Jason K. Baker (CSUF) discusses his research examining how parenting and child factors combine to influence the development of children with ASD, the status of the current knowledge with regard to parenting children with ASD, and some tips for parents. (13 min)
E8. The Public Health Crisis
In this special episode, we break format in order to bring together input from several experts, each giving advice regarding the current COVID-19 health crisis and related stay-at-home issues, such as parenting, stress, family relationships, homeschooling, interventions, and maintaining social contact. Drs. Baker and Fenning share contributions from Dr. Laura Lee McIntyre, Dr. Eric Butter, Dr. V. Mark Durand, Dr. Cameron Neece, Dr. Tracy Guiou, Dr. Sigan Hartley, Dr. Geovanna Rodriguez, Dr. Jan Blacher, Dr. Diane Hayward, Dr. Julie Lounds Taylor, and Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.
E7. Student-Teacher Relationships with Dr. Blacher
In this episode, Dr. Jan Blacher (UC Riverside) discusses her research focusing on student-teacher relationships for children with IDD and ASD, why we should be concerned, and what she and her colleagues are doing to improve these relationships (14 min)
E6. Aging in Down Syndrome with Dr. Hartley
In this episode, Dr. Sigan Hartley (University of Wisconsin-Madison) discusses her work investigating factors that might buffer the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down Syndrome as they age. (11 mins)
E5. Siblings and Future Planning with Dr. Orsmond
In this episode, Dr. Gael Orsmond (Boston Univ.) discusses her program aimed at helping families and siblings of individuals with ASD in future planning.
E4. Prader-Willi with Dr. Michalec
In this episode, Dr. David Michalec (Nationwide Children's Hospital) discusses Prader-Willi Syndrome, what parents can do to help their children with PWS, and how professionals support these children and families.
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What a resource!
This podcast is such a breath of fresh air. Featuring leading clinical scientists in a field that is committed to supporting the voices of so many who can’t speak up completely for themselves. If you are a psychologist of any type or specialty, these episodes will make you a better psychologist. Once you know something about individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, you have information that instantly stimulating and helpful to almost any other consideration of human behavior. If you are an IDD professional, this podcast gets you up close and in a conversation with the thought leaders in the field. If you are a parent, sibling, or anyone who cares for a person with IDD, you will surely find wisdom and connection in the content of these podcasts. Listen closely. Learn much. And be better prepared to ... Lend support to people with IDD.