11 episodes

Each week we welcome a guest to the program to share their unique perspective and expertise as it relates to the fascinating world of Autism.

Autism Weekly Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS)

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Each week we welcome a guest to the program to share their unique perspective and expertise as it relates to the fascinating world of Autism.

    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

    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. 

    • 31 min
    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

    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 ChildrenYou 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 . 

    • 26 min
    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

    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 SpeaksIEP 101 - Utah Parent CenterIf you'd like to learn more about the disability law center, you can do so by clicking the link below: Disability Law Center - Utah    

    • 34 min
    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

    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 

    • 31 min
    Parent Advocacy and Finding Community - Interview With Scott Revlin, BCBA | Autism Weekly #7

    Parent Advocacy and Finding Community - Interview With Scott Revlin, BCBA | Autism Weekly #7

    This week we welcome Scott Revlin, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in, California, and a board member for the Autism Society of Ventura County. Over the past 20 years, he has been heavily involved in Autism advocacy and parent training. In this episode, we talk about Feda Alamati's lasting legacy as an advocate for children on the Autism Spectrum. Her voice empowered parents and families to seek opportunities for their children to live thier best lives. She focused on advocacy, parent training, and education. She sadly passed away last month in a house fire. Learn more about Feda's legacy and her tragic passing here. We hope you enjoy listening to Scott's experience and take inspiration from Feda's story. If you have feedback, please fill out the form by clicking here. 

    • 23 min
    Spaghetti-Os and Autism - Dietary & Feeding Challenges on the Spectrum | Autism Weekly #6

    Spaghetti-Os and Autism - Dietary & Feeding Challenges on the Spectrum | Autism Weekly #6

    Children with Autism are more likely to have mealtime and nutrition challenges. What does this look like in the real world? There was a story in the news recently where a person with Autism ran out of her preferred food (sphagetti-o’s) due to covid. At the time, this was the only food that this person would eat. That being said, running out was a huge issue. The feel-good part of the story is that people sent her the preferred food from all over the country. We are excited to talk about the story today and break down dietary challenges in the world of Autism. This week we welcome Dr. Aaron Fischer. Dr. Fischer is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst  Moreover, he is a professor and the director of the interdisciplinary pediatric feeding disorders clinic at the University of Utah Neurobehavior HOME program. He will offer an informative perspective on the issue. Spagetti-os and AutismNews Article Referenced: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/09/22/autistic-girl-spaghettios-every-meal-food-shortage/Dr. Aaron Fischer's Feeding Clinic: https://www.u-tteclab.com/project-descriptions.htmlParent Resources Referenced During Podcast: https://www.feedingmatters.org/ 

    • 27 min

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