BY YOUR SIDE Autism Podcast comes out on the first and third Monday of every month and is an interview show featuring open and honest conversations from therapists, parents, educators, authors, and experts in the autism field. BY YOUR SIDE provides theraputic services in three different environments (in-center, in-home, school-based) in Northern IL offering ABA, ST, & OT. The BY YOUR SIDE podcast topics include therapy tips, coping skills, ideas, strategies, and plain ole heartfelt conversations from parents who live with autism in their lives.
Dr Temple Grandin: Different Types of Minds
Dr. Temple Grandin wants us to understand that there are three different types of thinkers. We need to identify and developed our thinkers; and the business world needs to do a better job putting teams together of all the different type of thinkers. She once again brings her passion and her no-nonsense approach on what we need to do to develop our children.
I'm more than just his mom
Jen Ivey, parent of four kids, including a 12-year-old on the spectrum, offers what it's like been over the past 12 years of, dealing with Mitchell's autism, raising her other three kids, keeping her marriage together, and more.
Structure of ABA Therapy
ABA therapy does not work like other therapies. ABA is a tiered system. So, what is a BCBA, BT, and RBT? How many components make up ABA therapy? How important is parent training? What are the ethical boundaries between parents and BCBAs? Sammi Baker, BCBA and Director of ABA Delivery at BYS gives an informative interview discussing all the components that, when put together, is ABA therapy.
SIB On Stage
Playwright and actor Jessica Cavanagh turns her personal story of dealing with her son's autism, into a stage production called Self-Injurious Behavior, making its world premiere in North Hollywood.
A Mom's Difficult Journey
We have always known that parents who have children on the spectrum are special people. Yet, we sometimes forget that our parents are facing battles outside of the autism world. Anna Kalinowski-Kluzik is a single mom, has two children on the spectrum, and is currently battling cancer. She talks about her love for life, her love of music, and her love for her children. A true inspiration.
BYS 031: A Principal Talks Education and Learning
Mr. Balduf is the principle at Carpenter school in Park Ridge IL and has always been a proponent of rethinking how we look at education. In this episode, we discuss the current state of education, in addition to where it could be headed: Do grades and classrooms designs need to be rethought? We talk fidgets and standing desks. Mr. Balduf gives an insight to the teachers of today.
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One more reason to love By Your Side
I am so proud to be a part of the BYS family and absolutely LOVE this podcast! So real, honest, informative, and fun! This is my favorite podcast thus far, and it just keeps getting better! Matt does an outstanding job hosting/producing this podcast! Thank you for putting out such an excellent resource for families, therapists, and the general public! Two thumbs up! :)
"Love the insight. This podcast is definitely a must if you're a parent with a child on the spectrum."
I cannot wait for the next episode to roll out. Julie M. is so informative and this is only one reason why I love BYS. Matt really knows how to keep the show rolling and he made is super easy to contribute my story.