25 episodes

SPARC Out is a safe haven in the podcast world to talk about all things autism. By sharing news, stories, and viewpoints from autistic individuals, family members, and professionals alike, we explore the autism experience and look to increase autism awareness and acceptance across backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. We are especially focused on empowering minority communities to better understand and advocate for and with their autistic loved ones. We don't do time out...we do SPARC Out! 

SPARC Out Angel Wilson

    • Health & Fitness

SPARC Out is a safe haven in the podcast world to talk about all things autism. By sharing news, stories, and viewpoints from autistic individuals, family members, and professionals alike, we explore the autism experience and look to increase autism awareness and acceptance across backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. We are especially focused on empowering minority communities to better understand and advocate for and with their autistic loved ones. We don't do time out...we do SPARC Out! 

    Autism and Mental Health

    Autism and Mental Health

    The subject of mental health with regards to autism spectrum disorder is a relatively new subject, though it shouldn't be. Looking through the lens of both a provider and a former therapist, Angel examines why it is so difficult for autistic people to gain access to mental health care, why so few therapists have experience with autism, and what could possibly be done to allow more access.

    • 29 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    New name, new home, new season!
    SPARC Out is ready for season 3, and we are going beyond South Florida to talk to people from all over about autism. We hope you will join us!

    • 1 min
    Follow The Money Part II

    Follow The Money Part II

    In this Mini SPARC episode, we follow up on a previous Mini SPARC, Follow the Money, to continue to discuss the trend of multiple private equity firms' effects on the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) community.

    • 29 min
    Interview with Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County

    Interview with Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County

    In this week's episode, we welcome Anna Stewart, Manager at Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County. Her background as a Crime Scene Investigator and a non fatal drowning survivor also has given her a unique perspective in her current line of work. We discussed the ABC's of water safety and the resources available the residents of Palm Beach County.

    • 45 min
    Interview with Quatiba Davis

    Interview with Quatiba Davis

    In this week’s episode, we welcome Quaitba Davis, The Corporate Director of ABA (Applied behavior analysis) Assessments and the Regional Director of diagnostics. We discuss understanding how culture factors into creating a treatment program, positive and negative punishment procedures, and what families should look for when selecting a BCBA(Behavior Analyst Certification Board).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Wake Up Call About Autism

    Wake Up Call About Autism

    In this mini SPARC episode, we discuss the updated Centers for Disease Control recent findings that 1 in 36 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The increase of the diagnosis of ASD should not be an alarm, but a wake up call that we cannot continue to ignore Autism.

    • 18 min

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