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The #1 rated autism podcast worldwide. Autism Live’s mission is to provide information and inspiration to the larger autism community, that starts with individuals on the spectrum but includes everyone who loves and cares for those individuals. Host Shannon Penrod shares the Jargon of the Day, interviews with experts, community events and much more. Viewers are invited to interact live to address questions, concerns and topics of interests.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

The #1 rated autism podcast worldwide. Autism Live’s mission is to provide information and inspiration to the larger autism community, that starts with individuals on the spectrum but includes everyone who loves and cares for those individuals. Host Shannon Penrod shares the Jargon of the Day, interviews with experts, community events and much more. Viewers are invited to interact live to address questions, concerns and topics of interests.

    Autism Live 2.28.24: Dr. Megan A. Neff

    Autism Live 2.28.24: Dr. Megan A. Neff

    Shannon is joined by Dr. Megan Anna Neff to discuss her new book, Self-Care for Autistic People: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-stress, and Unmask. Self-care is an essential component of a well-rounded life. Self-Care for Autistic People offers practical strategies for regulating emotions, identifying signs of burnout, forming healthy boundaries, and so much more. With more than 100 activities speaking to common challenges faced by autistic people, such as executive functioning difficulties and sensory sensitivities, Dr. Neff brings individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones this one-of-a-kind guide to help readers engage in neurodivergent self-care.
    Preorder Promotion: 
    https://newsletter.neurodivergentinsights.com/self-care
    Book Link:
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Self-Care-for-Autistic-People/Megan-Anna-Neff/9781507221938
    The jargon of the day is: Adaptive Skills.

    • 1 hr
    Autism Live Parent to Parent: ABA Basics

    Autism Live Parent to Parent: ABA Basics

    Shannon Penrod, author of Autism: Parent to Parent, gives a basic, but thorough talk about what ABA is, especially when used to treat autism. This is a talk that is geared toward parents but is also ideal for individuals who are on the spectrum and have heard negative things about ABA, to decern what is the intent and practice of ABA. When armed with this knowledge people can easily spot situations in which people are claiming to do ABA, but instead are doing something that is harmful or potentially harmful. We can all agree that individuals on the spectrum have a right to be considered and heard, their sensory issues have to be taken into consideration when teaching them, but they are entitled to learn, like all other people on the planet.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Autism Live 2.19.24: Preview of the Concert for Autism Care Today

    Autism Live 2.19.24: Preview of the Concert for Autism Care Today

    Shannon welcomes guests Katrina Aguilar and Brad Ellis who will both be performing at the Concert for Autism Care Today on Sunday February 25 at 5pm!

    • 51 min
    Let's Talk Movies February 2024

    Let's Talk Movies February 2024

    Moira and Shannon discuss their thoughts and feelings about the films, Poor Things, Anatomy of a Fall, Zone of Interest, Killers of the Flower Moon, Nyad, The Holdovers, and more.  You won’t want to miss hearing about what they LOVED and what they HATED.  Spoiler Alert:  We may have to hose Shannon down, she has some pretty incendiary things to say about at least one of the movies!

    • 1 hr
    Autism Live 2.5.24: Jargon of the Day- Neurodiversity and Guests Clifford Bell and George Steeves

    Autism Live 2.5.24: Jargon of the Day- Neurodiversity and Guests Clifford Bell and George Steeves

    Shannon talks with Cabaret performer, director and producer Clifford Bell about a new show he has coming up to benefit Autism Care Today! Clifford is joined by one of the performers featured in the Concert to Benefit Autism Care Today. George Steeves, well known for his one man shows discusses what he will be performing in the show and the other performances on the bill, including Christopher Tenney and Katrina Aguilar. The concert will be held on February 25th at 5pm. At the Hollywood Club LA at The Women’s Club of Hollywood. Tickets are available at Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/a-concert-for-autism-care-today-tickets

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Autism Live 1.31.24: Jargon of the Day: Sensory Diet and Special Guest Joshua Pitney

    Autism Live 1.31.24: Jargon of the Day: Sensory Diet and Special Guest Joshua Pitney

    On this show Shannon Penrod welcomes Joshua Pitney.  Joshua is an emerging filmmaker and a self-advocate.  Joshua shares his journey from young childhood to now being a college student on a mission to create films that positively impact viewers.  Shannon also shares the jargon of the day: Sensory Diet.
     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Upstate Suz ,

Phenomenal, impactful resource for families and professionals!

Words cannot express how indebted I am to have found this podcast and community! It is because of Shannon and her guests that we have changed the trajectory of our life as a family for the better. I have yet to find another place with such a wealth of information and encouragement within the ASD community. Professionals and providers would do their clients and the clients’ families a great service to learn from this podcast! Shannon’s mentorship, wisdom based on experience, empathy, passion, and love resonate through each episode! She cares deeply for her listeners and goes above and beyond to offer her wholehearted support and trusted guidance. This podcast is always my “play next” choice when a new episode drops - a beautiful companion for those epic mountaintop days, the relentless times in the trenches, and everything in between.

JayJay in LA ,

Great podcast but!

Great podcast with tons of great information. I just listened to your episode on food and found it super interesting. But I have to point out that the symptoms you describe experiencing as an allergy to chocolate and ice cream are NOT food allergy!

As someone who is a parent to a peanut allergic kid it’s important that you characterize this stuff correctly. You describe symptoms by saying something like the food was not “sitting well with you” or that you can’t eat a lot of ice cream like you used to.

Food allergy refers to an IgE mediated allergy that affects the immune system. Even eating small amounts can trigger a range of symptoms like hives, wheezing, vomiting, and anaphylaxis and requires an epipen. In contrast, a food intolerance affects only the digestive system and causes less severe symptoms.

It’s important to get this stuff right for restaurants, public knowledge, etc so that people know the true severity of giving an item to someone with a food allergy that could be life-threatening vs an intolerance that would merely cause stomach issues.

Otherwise great and super helpful information!! I’m really enjoying your podcast.

Our Adapted Lives ,

Life Changing Information

Best show/podcast ever! I have been tuning in since my son was 4. He is about to be 14. The information is priceless! If you’re starting your Autism journey, this is the place to be! 💙💙💙

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