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Autism In Action Podcast Tosha Rollins

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Helping families connect with services, support, and all things Autism.
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    Episode #78 Navigating Autism with Dr. Debra Moore & Dr. Temple Grandin

    Episode #78 Navigating Autism with Dr. Debra Moore & Dr. Temple Grandin

    Featured in Episode #78 Navigating Autism with Dr. Debra Moore & Dr. Temple Grandin

    Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She had no language until age four and good teachers and her mother helped her develop her strengths. She has a successful career as both a designer of livestock handling systems and as a scientific researcher. She also lectures widely on her experiences with autism.

    Dr. Debra Moore is a psychologist who has worked with many autistic clients and their families. She was the Founder of Fall Creek Counseling Associates in Northern California, where she mentored psychologists-in-training and developed specialized services in autism. She and Dr. Grandin co-authored The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults in 2016.

    Temple and Debra have recently co-authored Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum, which will be released in September and can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.

    Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum

    Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393714845/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_06KVR1548FZ3M7D18QDV

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    If you are interested in learning how to help your child set smart goals or how to talk to your child about becoming an influencer on social media please check out https://lifeskillsadvocate.com/raising-a-wannabe-youtube-star-free-email-course/

     or https://lifeskillsadvocate.com/helping-your-teen-set-smart-goals-course/

    Check out the Social Skills Course now available at https://lifeskillsadvocate.com/conversation-skills-video-course/

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    • 32 min
    Episode #77 Legal Considerations for Special Needs with Jayne M. Wesler, Esq.

    Episode #77 Legal Considerations for Special Needs with Jayne M. Wesler, Esq.

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    Jayne M. Wesler, Esq., is a licensed clinical social worker and a partner in the law firm of Sussan Greenwald and Wesler. The firm’s practice focuses on the representation of students with disabilities in order to ensure they receive appropriate educational services.  She is the published author of four books, including Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs: A Therapeutic and Legal Approach, available on Amazon, Walmart, and other locations. 

    https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Parents-Children-Special-Needs/dp/1735540501

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Handbook-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Special-Needs-A-Therapeutic-and-Legal-Approach-Paperback-9781735540504/185955031

    Ms. Wesler hosts a Facebook group for parents of children with special needs: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=parents%20of%20kids%20with%20learning%20challenges&opensearch=1

    As a psychotherapist, Ms. Wesler has worked with children and teens in various settings, including both inpatient and outpatient individual and group therapy.  As a member of multiple Child Study Teams, Ms. Wesler conducted evaluations, wrote IEP’s, case-managed elementary students, high-school students, and students placed in specialized private school programs.  She also developed and facilitated various psychotherapy groups.  

    Early in her legal career, Ms. Wesler practiced at a large New Jersey law firm where she founded the Special Education Law Section. Earlier, she served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher Jr., then presiding judge of the Chancery Division for the Superior Court of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    Ms. Wesler also served as a law clerk for the Monmouth County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office, Appellate Division, where she did a special research project for the Monmouth County Prosecutor regarding the prosecution of cases involving repressed memory of sexual abuse. As a licensed clinical social worker and an attorney, Ms. Wesler is experienced in the fields of special education, mental health, and psychotherapy.

    Ms. Wesler has presented continuing education workshops on various topics in the fields of law and mental health, including IDEIA, Section 504 Plans, and the Discipline of Students with Disabilities. She has written a scholarly paper on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and a study in conjunction with the Hon. Thomas N. Lyons, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, concerning the proper treatment of cases involving litigants with mental illness.

    Ms. Wesler earned her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law; her M.S.W. degree from New York University School of Social Work in New York City; and her B.S.W. degree, summa cum laude, from Georgian Court University.  She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

    You can learn more about Ms. Wesler at  www.sgwlawfirm.com or www.jaynewesler.com

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    • 41 min
    Episode #76 The Autism Helper, Inc., Interview with Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A.

    Episode #76 The Autism Helper, Inc., Interview with Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A.

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    Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A., is the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and
    former special education teacher. Sasha works full-time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst. Sasha manages and writes
    The Autism Helper Blog, as a way to share easy-to-use and ready-to-implement strategies and ideas. Sasha also travels
    internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to parents, educators, therapists, and
    administrators in the world of autism. She is currently an adjunct professor in the school of Applied Behavior Analysis at The
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sasha received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Miami University
    and has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

    You can learn more about Sasha Long, BCBA,M.A., and The Autism Helper, Inc. here https://theautismhelper.com/our-team/

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    • 21 min
    Episode #75 Interview with Dr. Jessica Bradshaw at USC -Early Social Development and Intervention Lab

    Episode #75 Interview with Dr. Jessica Bradshaw at USC -Early Social Development and Intervention Lab

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    The Early Social Development & Intervention Lab is dedicated to better understanding infant development and improving the future for kids with autism! Our research study follows babies through their first 2 years of life and monitors their social, motor, and language skills as they grow. Parents receive periodic feedback on their baby's development and can earn up to $300 for participating. If you are
    currently pregnant or have an infant 6 months old or younger, you are eligible for our study. Learn More and Sign Up Here https://www.esdilab.com/

    Dr. Bradshaw received her PhD in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara after which time she completed her postdoctoral work at the Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine. She has been involved in autism research since her undergraduate work in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego and her post-baccalaureate work at the Yale Child Study Center.

    Research
    My research focuses on early identification and intervention of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the first years of life. Specifically, I am interested in: 1) quantifying the emergence of, and interrelations between, social behavior, visual attention, and motor skills in neonates, infants, and toddlers, 2) identifying aberrant neurodevelopmental pathways that lead to the emergence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 3) translating these basic findings to early detection and intervention strategies for ASD.

    Early Identification

    I use behavioral, eye tracking, and physiological methods to map early neurobehavioral development and identify pivotal transitions that occur between birth and 12 months of age, with a particular interest in birth through 5 months. In the context of longitudinal research designs with infants at risk for ASD, I aim to understand how disruption during these early developmental periods may have cascading consequences on the development of social communication.

    Early Intervention

    A second line of my research focuses on naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions (NDBIs) for infants and toddlers with or at risk for ASD. I am interested in using eye tracking to identify both parent and child predictors of treatment response and using these predictors to better individualize treatment. I am also interested in exploring how we can use NDBI methods to enhance social attention and support motor development in the first months of life and how these efforts may facilitate the emergence of social communication for infants at risk for ASD.

    You can learn more about Dr. Bradshaw's research at https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/psychology/our_people/directory/bradshaw_jessica.php

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    • 16 min
    Episode #74 Social Media & Socializing with Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R

    Episode #74 Social Media & Socializing with Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R

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    Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R specializes in helping English and Spanish speaking individuals and couples with learning differences to manage workplace challenges, relationships, and friendships. He was selected as a social ambassador for the NVLD project in New York City and has published multiple articles, presented at university campuses, and co-presented with Sheri Perlman, OTR LCSW, for the Learning Disability Association of New Jersey. He has been interviewed for podcasts on autism, social media use, and dating by Tosha Rollins, LPC, and on adapting to the workplace with NVLD by Susan Micari, BCET, and Annalisa Perfetto, Ph.D., of Edtherapy NYC. He writes regularly for a blog on his website, benjaminmeyerlcsw.com, and has also co-published in a peer-reviewed journal, The Educational Therapist. He maintains a private practice and he is licensed to see clients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has earned a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, as well as completed the Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision course at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Benjamin also offers workshops on developing dating and professional skills for neurodiverse young adults. More information can be found about his services and offerings on his website.
    His initial interest in psychotherapy stems from his international experience providing trauma relief to victims of the Salvadoran Civil War and Chilean dictatorship. He also has experience providing culturally informed individual, couple, and family psychotherapy to Spanish speaking clients of all ages, and most recently was invited to speak in Havana, Cuba, regarding family therapy techniques for individuals with learning differences.

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    Episode #73 Advocate Like A Mother with Alison Hamilton

    Episode #73 Advocate Like A Mother with Alison Hamilton

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    Alison Hamilton is a social worker, recovering journalist, and an imperfect parent of three daughters, a singleton with autism and neurotypical twins. She has been a frequent flyer at support groups since her daughter’s diagnosis, first as an attendee, and then as a coordinator. She helps other parents strengthen their advocacy skills in her Facebook group, Advocate Like a Mother.

    Alison holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She worked at newspapers in Texas and Florida before leaving journalism for social work. She earned an MSW from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and got early experience providing individual and group therapy at an outpatient addiction facility and a social service agency before moving to Maryland.

    Within a year, she had newborn twins and an autism diagnosis for her oldest daughter. She describes the next several years as a bonus internship. By the time the twins started kindergarten, she had acquired plenty of real-world experience in advocacy, juggling professionals, understanding medical and educational jargon, and behavior management. She also managed to squeeze in some work as a school social worker, primarily in inner-city schools in Washington, DC, and now operates a solo private practice in Maryland.

    Learn More At: https://www.facebook.com/groups/advocatelikemother or visit http://www.alisonhamilton.net/

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Amazing resource for parents with Autistic kids!

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