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Welcome to Springbrook's Converge Autism Radio, featuring viewpoints and insights about autism for parents and professionals who support children with autism every day. We select our speakers and guests based on their expertise and experience in the field of autism, and we want this program to bring you fresh ideas, practical tips and renewed hope. The ideas and opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily the viewpoint of Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Springbrook's Converge Autism Radio, featuring viewpoints and insights about autism for parents and professionals who support children with autism every day. We select our speakers and guests based on their expertise and experience in the field of autism, and we want this program to bring you fresh ideas, practical tips and renewed hope. The ideas and opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily the viewpoint of Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health.

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Join Kristin from Mental Health News Radio for a discusion with Jana M. Smith about emotional dysregulation and the effect this has on those of us on the Autism spectrum.

    More about Jana can be found here: www.janamsmith.com.

    • 56 min
    A Mother’s Candid Perspective on Raising an Autistic Child

    A Mother’s Candid Perspective on Raising an Autistic Child

    Get ready to dive into the world of parenting a child with autism, as we follow Adrienne John’s journey and the challenges she faces. From sensory issues to energy regulation, Adrienne’s son’s unique interests and struggles will keep you on the edge of your seat. Just when she thought she had found a solution, a new challenge arose, leaving her questioning what to do next.

    Adrienne John, a dedicated zookeeper and mother, shares her heartfelt journey of raising her energetic and hyperactive son, Xander, who has been diagnosed with autism. From the early signs of regression in language development to sensory challenges and hyperactivity, Adrienne vividly describes the struggles and emotional toll of parenting a child with autism. Her openness about the impact on family dynamics and the overwhelming nature of daily routines creates a relatable narrative. Adrienne’s touching account of her son’s journey, from early diagnosis to ongoing cognitive and behavioral studies, offers a raw insight into the complexities of raising a child with autism. Despite the challenges, Adrienne’s determination and commitment to seeking support for Xander’s development shine through, providing a beacon of hope for other parents navigating similar paths. Her story resonates with the emotional highs and lows of parenting a child with autism, fostering a sense of understanding and unity among those facing similar experiences. 

    • 42 min
    The Power of Joint Attention

    The Power of Joint Attention

    Dr. Stephanie interviews Rosemarie Griffin about her workshop on joint attention. Joint attention is an essential skill for clinicians, teachers, and parents to address for the autistic child/student.
    Joint attention involves shared attention between at least 2 people on an object or even with both people knowing they are attending to the same entity.

    More about Rose Griffin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abaspeech/

    • 42 min
    ASD Evaluations and Diagnosis

    ASD Evaluations and Diagnosis

    Join Dr. Stephanie Holmes and Dr. Donna Berghauser as they discuss the different types of autism evaluations across the lifespan of individuals.
    When do you need a full psychological evaluation?When might you only need an autism assessment?Tune in as they chat during the annual Converge Autism conference!

    • 42 min
    De-escalation Fascination

    De-escalation Fascination

    Dr. Holmes discusses key points to de-escalation with Jonas Cooper, MSW. De-escalating challenging behaviors or big emotions is a critical skill for both the student/child and adults! Becoming confident and regulated with these skills is helpful.

    • 34 min
    Just the Guys: Spring, Summer, & Sensory. Oh My!

    Just the Guys: Spring, Summer, & Sensory. Oh My!

    Dan Holmes and "Just the Guys" talk about spring and summer sensory issues as adults on the autism spectrum. It can be very helpful to understand sensory issues by hearing what adults on the spectrum have found to work around sensory issues for themselves or children as the season changes.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Sophi4_kitten ,

Listened to an episode featuring Dr. Hull

Be warned about their credentials, influences, and goals. I’d be weary of a therapist credentialed by liberty university. He also seems to entirely burden a wife and mother while seemingly overlooking that women and girls are on the spectrum as well. There’s a series of unfounded assumptions and demands that really don’t seem reasonable. The anecdotes are loaded and the lip service to acceptance while demanding sitting around talking about football and accusations of lying when things don’t get done, demonstrates a clear lack of understanding and priorities. Quoting the Bible and telling people they can change their brains if properly motivated is pretty screwed up. Ever think that games removed the you from the situation? Didn’t have someone harping on whether mom felt warm fuzzies because they helped with groceries or tolerated the jocks & the demands of Christian patriarchal masking. For the host of the program, your audience isn’t children. You’re all allowed to speak in adult tones.

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