Neurodevelopmental disorder involving social communication difficulties and repetitive behavior
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Lydia X. Z. Brown is an autistic attorney and disability justice advocate who specifically focuses on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people. Join us as we explore how racism impacts the lives of Brown, Black and Indigenous Autistic people, and what steps therapists should take to move towards an anti-racist practice. This is a replay of episode 3 and we think you just can't hear it enough times.
Autism Expert and pioneer in the field of Autism, Psychologist and BCBA, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is answering viewer questions! Today, Dr. Doreen answers questions about homeschooling, Meltdowns, ADHD and more! Tune in and check it out! Recorded Live 10am PT July 5th, 2022 #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Autism #autismpodcast https://www.autismnetwork.com/category/ask-dr-doreen/ https://www.tiktok.com/@askdrdoreen? https://www.instagram.com/askdrdoreen/ 5:15 Potty Training My son knows the steps to clean himself after a bowel movement but does not clean himself voluntarily. When We provide him he toilet paper He just toss this in the toilet but does not clean himself. When we do hand over hand is the only time He clean himself. What to do to make him understand that is important to clean himself after a BM? Thank you in advance. 09:04 Responding from Another Room My son, 13, is doing all kinds of new things! He used to not answer us if he was in another room. Recently he has been answering us from another room but not extremely loud enough for us to hear him. I want to ask his new BCBA to write a goal for this. Any thoughts and ideas on this? 11:32 How can I help get Rid of a Script? How can i help get rid of a script my so. picked up . its a violent phrase? it was something he heard from a show clip. he says it randomly. 16:14 My son who is 5 years old and he keeps talking about poop. My son who is 5 years old and he keeps talking about poop. We ignore it and it goes away but right back at it. 19:46 here is a question for both of you. I'm volunteering at mu churches VBS and have to wear A inflatable koala suit. the problem is, is that children freak me out. what can I do to do good with this opportunity? 24:29 How do we teach parents how to spot “bad” ABA and as BCBAs, get more “good/great” ABA out in the world? 31:31 Hi Shannon and Dr. Doreen. Sometimes I find myself in conflict between putting too much pressure on my son, with his intervention demands, and just "accepting him the way he is". Is there a balance? 40:27 Hi there, my Son is 20 years old and when he gets frustrated ( I think it's that) he starts pounding his chest, and I can't seem to redirect him at that moment cause he's upset obviously, how can I help him to get away from this type of behavior, thank you so much. 42:55 Potty Training hi Shannon and Dr. Doreen.. My son always jumps and run here and there before going for potty. I tried so much to make him sit on the toilet seat and go for potty. can you suggest anything? 43:44 There was a post this morning about a SLP who told a mom that ABA was like a “cult”. Glass walls, no parents aloud. I've had a BCBA that told me there was no data behind diet. 45:12 My question is for Dr Doreen. I recently hired ABA Consultant and instead of assessing my daughter he was flirting with the teachers. After 2hrs of observations he charged me 500pounds& send me 1 page. I live in London and I am really disappointed with the services or lack of service. He also sent me email insisting that he wants to train my daughter's teachers. I informed him I want you to train me He wants to train the teachers instead. Many thanks. 47:20 I have dyspraxia, ADHD and Asperger's traits . Have you heard of this combination? When is the chat live? 50:02 I have a 3 yr that has ADHD and autism he gets really violent he start hitting me throwing things at me kicking things and screaming when tell him no or if he's doing something that can hurt him and I say to get down because he going to get hurt he gets out of control how do help him not get to that level. 53:55 My son is 7 and is doing great but I'm just overwhelmed and feel defeated at times. This is for the long haul and I'm tired. I love my son but I'm struggling with the forever of it all! Shannon Penrod's book is out now! Order from the link below! https://www.fhautism.com/shop/autism-parent-to-parent Link Tree https://linktr.ee/AutismLive Pre-Order the book written by the host of Autism Live, Shannon Penrod! https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Parent-Sanity-Saving-Spectrum/dp/1949177858 Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/autism-live/id827968203 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/autismlivepodcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0TXbDFs8cLP0UQbNVqHThf?si=VbEfw4_oRjqJY3vK2pgmFg IHeartRadio.com https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-autism-live-51537613/ Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Autism-Live-Podcast/B08JJN7B28?qid=1611965289&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=M68PFW27AP000G4N9CCJ Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/search/autism%live
Join Dr. Regan for an episode in which she answers listener questions related to autism and the physical body. Topics include genetics, brain pathways and neurology, nature versus nurture, medications, and nutrition/diet. Genetics and Autism article Neurogenetics: Smith-Magenis Syndrome Autism and Medication review Dr. Regan's Resources New Course for Clinicians - Interventions in Autism: Helping Clients Stay Centered, Connect with Others, and Engage in Life New Course for Clinicians: ASD Differential Diagnoses and Associated Characteristics Book: Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults, 2nd ed Audiobook Book: Understanding Autistic Behaviors Autism in the Adult website homepage Website Resources for Clinicians Read the Transcript: 00:00:11,040 --> 00:00:14,410 Hello and thanks for joining me. 3 00:00:14,420 --> 00:00:18,220 This is Dr Theresa Regan welcoming you to the podcast, 4 00:00:18,230 --> 00:00:19,960 autism in the adult. 5 00:00:19,970 --> 00:00:22,170 I am a neuropsychologist, 6 00:00:22,180 --> 00:00:24,880 a certified autism specialist. 7 00:00:24,890 --> 00:00:30,150 The director of an autism diagnostic clinic for adolescents, 8 00:00:30,340 --> 00:00:32,100 adults and aging. 9 00:00:32,100 --> 00:00:36,760 Adults in Illinois and the parent of a teen on the spectrum. 10 00:00:39,040 --> 00:00:47,950 Last episode I invited listeners to write in questions they would like me to field in a question and answer podcast. 11 00:00:48,640 --> 00:01:01,940 So what I've done is that I have gone through and tried to group some of the questions into related categories and I won't get to all of the questions in this episode. 12 00:01:01,940 --> 00:01:09,560 But I am going to focus on several questions today that have to do with autism and the physical body. 13 00:01:10,240 --> 00:01:14,150 So we're going to review things like genetics, 14 00:01:14,460 --> 00:01:18,850 neuro anatomy and the physical brain in autism. 15 00:01:19,240 --> 00:01:26,060 We're also going to talk about things like nutrition and diet and other physical aspects, 16 00:01:26,440 --> 00:01:30,160 things that may impact the individual on the spectrum. 17 00:01:30,540 --> 00:01:33,450 Let's take the topic of genetics First. 18 00:01:35,840 --> 00:01:57,660 A recent article about the genetics of autism found that at least 80 percent of the likelihood that someone will have autism neurology is driven by the genetic code and it's the code that impacts the development of the neurology within that individual. 19 00:01:58,040 --> 00:01:58,390 So, 20 00:01:58,390 --> 00:02:04,960 the neurology includes of course the brain and its nuclei and its pathways, 21 00:02:05,440 --> 00:02:07,850 genetics includes code, 22 00:02:07,860 --> 00:02:11,650 parts that are inherited that is, 23 00:02:11,650 --> 00:02:20,340 there are some families with autism characteristics across multiple family members. 24 00:02:20,430 --> 00:02:24,460 Some members may not have any characteristics, 25 00:02:24,520 --> 00:02:28,960 some may have a clustering of autistic characteristics, 26 00:02:28,970 --> 00:02:31,420 but not a formal diagnosis. 27 00:02:31,420 --> 00:02:37,650 They don't meet full threshold for the diagnosis and others will meet full threshold. 28 00:02:38,140 --> 00:02:42,230 So for some people who are diagnosed with autism, 29 00:02:42,230 --> 00:02:44,760 they can see characteristics, 30 00:02:44,760 --> 00:02:49,450 qualities of this neurology and various family members, 31 00:02:49,840 --> 00:02:57,230 genetics also includes possible alterations in the code during development. 32 00:02:57,230 --> 00:03:02,210 So it can also mean that the genetics were not inherited, 33 00:03:02,220 --> 00:03:10,950 but that there were some unexpected alterations of the code as the brain and the nervous system were developing. 34 00:03:11,540 --> 00:03:22,250 That brings forth this autistic neurology and it is not as simple as saying that someone has the gene and someone does not. 35 00:03:22,260 --> 00:03:34,660 This is a hugely complex Condition that is a reflection of at least 200 likely many more genetic contributions. 36 00:03:35,140 --> 00:03:46,850 So that can be part of why we see autism on a spectrum that a certain clustering of genetics may produce certain characteristics, 37 00:03:46,850 --> 00:03:49,800 while another clustering may produce others, 38 00:03:49,800 --> 00:03:51,010 we just don't know, 39 00:03:51,020 --> 00:03:54,410 we're not at the point where we have all of that nailed down, 40 00:03:54,410 --> 00:04:06,960 but what we do know is that genetics plays a role in the development of the nervous system and specifically in the development of the neurology associated with autism. 41 00:04:10,240 --> 00:04:10,670 Also, 42 00:04:10,670 --> 00:04:18,460 autism may co occur with other physical conditions that are related to genetics. 43 00:04:19,140 --> 00:04:21,750 They're related to development. 44 00:04:22,140 --> 00:04:22,680 Um, 45 00:04:22,690 --> 00:04:24,980 as guided by the genetic code. 46 00:04:24,990 --> 00:04:25,670 So, 47 00:04:25,670 --> 00:04:26,550 for example, 48 00:04:26,550 --> 00:04:33,740 some individuals have a difference in the way their heart was formed or the kidneys or their palate, 49 00:04:33,740 --> 00:04:35,250 like a cleft palate. 50 00:04:36,240 --> 00:04:41,850 Also in some Children who have childhood cancers, 51 00:04:41,850 --> 00:04:45,950 there's some association with a genetic difference, 52 00:04:45,950 --> 00:04:52,560 that something in the code has been different and is related to the triggering of this cancer. 53 00:04:56,340 --> 00:05:02,280 What that can mean is that for people with a heart difference, 54 00:05:02,280 --> 00:05:03,200 for example, 55 00:05:03,200 --> 00:05:04,610 that is congenital, 56 00:05:04,610 --> 00:05:07,990 this is something that happened during development. 57 00:05:08,000 --> 00:05:10,150 It has been there since birth. 58 00:05:10,740 --> 00:05:31,460 There can be an increased presence of also a typical neurology that these things that have developed around the same time or secondary to similar parts of the genetic code can co occur. 59 00:05:32,140 --> 00:05:32,700 So, 60 00:05:32,710 --> 00:05:33,760 research shows, 61 00:05:33,760 --> 00:05:34,650 for example, 62 00:05:34,650 --> 00:05:42,620 that about 30% of individuals with some developmental heart conditions are also on the autism spectrum, 63 00:05:42,630 --> 00:05:47,960 because various organ systems can be impacted by the code during development. 64 00:05:51,040 --> 00:06:00,250 The other 20% of the variants that was not assigned to genetics in the research study. 65 00:06:00,840 --> 00:06:00,990 So, 66 00:06:00,990 --> 00:06:04,910 if we're saying 80% is driven by genetics, 67 00:06:04,910 --> 00:06:11,090 the other 20% my understanding is that it includes all of the measurement error. 68 00:06:11,100 --> 00:06:13,650 So that is kind of um, 69 00:06:13,650 --> 00:06:15,760 statistical artifact. 70 00:06:15,770 --> 00:06:28,290 It's just variants that doesn't actually um relate to a causative factor and it can also include things in the environment, 71 00:06:28,300 --> 00:06:31,920 which can include physical things as well. 72 00:06:31,930 --> 00:06:32,760 So, 73 00:06:33,240 --> 00:06:36,890 there have been theories that perhaps for some people, 74 00:06:36,900 --> 00:06:37,250 um, 75 00:06:37,260 --> 00:06:42,830 a virus might interact with the genetics or for some people, 76 00:06:42,840 --> 00:06:43,220 um, 77 00:06:43,220 --> 00:06:52,810 some type of substance in the environment may trigger uh differences in the way that the neurology has developed. 78 00:06:52,970 --> 00:07:00,260 So The 20% is not well defined in in very specific ways. 79 00:07:00,270 --> 00:07:18,050 But the statistics do help us understand the prominence of a genetic factor here and that's one of the reasons that a correct diagnosis of autism can be so important because we see what the foundation of a behavioral pattern might be. 80 00:07:18,440 --> 00:07:31,310 And at its very base we're trying to distinguish and to figure out whether a behavioral pattern is neurologic or whether it falls into what we more traditionally call a mental health diagnosis. 81 00:07:31,310 --> 00:07:33,260 And I know that there, 82 00:07:33,640 --> 00:07:33,980 you know, 83 00:07:33,980 --> 00:07:40,010 as imprecision and how we might separate neurology from mental health. 84 00:07:40,010 --> 00:07:46,210 But let's consider an example of mental health as PTSD, 85 00:07:46,210 --> 00:08:03,600 that we could put that we could put depression into a more traditional mental health category in order to demonstrate why it makes a difference to know if a behavioral pattern is neurologic versus traditionally mental health, 86 00:08:03,610 --> 00:08:05,760 let's consider a different example, 87 00:08:06,140 --> 00:08:12,850 let's say that two separate clients go to a psychology appointment for the same concern. 88 00:08:12,860 --> 00:08:15,050 They both have memory concerns. 89 00:08:15,840 --> 00:08:27,800 Let's suppose that one client has an evaluation of memory and the psychologist concludes that the profile is very classic for an alzheimer's dementia, 90 00:08:27,810 --> 00:08:32,860 a very clear neurologic factor that's impacting memory. 91 00:08:34,440 --> 00:08:47,360 The second client who has the same concern undergoes an evaluation and this person is found to have memory loss due to disassociative episodes secondary to trauma. 92 00:08:47,740 --> 00:09:01,960 So this is a person who has experienced such significant life trauma that their brain kind of goes offline for periods of time in order to protect the person from re experiencing the trauma. 93 00:09:02,540 --> 00:09:06,620 But this is not a physically based memory issue. 94 00:09:06,620 --> 00:09:09,950 This is based in the psychology of trauma. 95 00:09:10,940 --> 00:09:15,830 So even though they're presenting for the same experience and concern, 96 00:09:15,840 --> 00:09:21,350 one is clearly in the neurologic domain and one is clearly in the mental health domain. 97 00:09:21,940 --> 00:09:24,460 Now the implications of that are really important. 98 00:09:24,940 --> 00:09:42,090 So one is that doing talk therapy with a patient with Alzheimer's or telling them that remembering things is very important and they should do so talking through past histories of relationships or trauma or doing E. 99 00:09:42,090 --> 00:09:42,260 M. 100 00:09:42,260 --> 00:09:42,440 D. 101 00:09:42,440 --> 00:09:42,720 R. 102 00:09:42,720 --> 00:09:43,750 For trauma, 103 00:09:43,760 --> 00:09:46,260 reminding them that it's safe to remember. 104 00:09:47,340 --> 00:10:03,430 These aren't going to be effective as far as improving that person's memory but these approaches as part of psychotherapy for the a person who does have disassociative episodes secondary to trauma, 105 00:10:03,430 --> 00:10:06,490 these might really be effective. 106 00:10:06,500 --> 00:10:23,550 So it helps us understand what's likely to be effective and choose um something that's likely to be helpful rather than something that's really not going to change the symptoms because we're not going to change that neurologic base. 107 00:10:24,540 --> 00:10:24,820 Now, 108 00:10:24,820 --> 00:10:40,340 one individual asked me to highlight in a bit more detail what parts of the brain are involved in autism and first I'll state that there's really nobody that can outline everything about the neurology of autism at this point. 109 00:10:40,370 --> 00:10:43,960 There are just so many things to understand from genetics, 110 00:10:44,340 --> 00:10:45,580 cellular mechanics, 111 00:10:45,580 --> 00:10:46,560 biochemistry, 112 00:10:46,560 --> 00:10:48,260 physiological issues. 113 00:10:48,270 --> 00:10:51,360 There's lots of nuclei and pathways in the brain. 114 00:10:52,640 --> 00:10:54,590 And even in the area of genetics. 115 00:10:54,590 --> 00:10:55,210 As I said, 116 00:10:55,210 --> 00:11:00,430 there are hundreds of possible genes involved and the genetics in one individual, 117 00:11:00,430 --> 00:11:02,960 the neurology of one individual. 118 00:11:02,960 --> 00:11:09,910 The biochemistry of one individual is likely to be somewhat different than that and another individual. 119 00:11:09,920 --> 00:11:10,610 However, 120 00:11:10,610 --> 00:11:12,160 in broad strokes, 121 00:11:12,640 --> 00:11:19,150 a lot of the characteristics have to do with the nuclei and the pathways in the center of the brain. 122 00:11:19,740 --> 00:11:23,960 And this area is called the sub cortical area of the brain, 123 00:11:24,440 --> 00:11:29,060 sub meaning under and cortex meaning the outer layer. 124 00:11:29,940 --> 00:11:32,160 In addition to the center of the brain, 125 00:11:32,540 --> 00:11:45,050 the frontal lobes are also densely connected to the sub cortical pathways and these areas are also uh involved with things that are seen on the autism spectrum. 126 00:11:46,240 --> 00:11:48,570 Now this is extremely simplistic, 127 00:11:48,580 --> 00:11:58,560 but it is a place to start in understanding that the sub cortical nuclei in pathways uh and the dense connections to the front of the brain. 128 00:11:59,840 --> 00:12:05,750 The functions that are impacted by these areas include things like executive function, 129 00:12:06,140 --> 00:12:15,730 which everyone on the spectrum will have some difficulty with the ability to start, maintain, and complete behaviors. 130 00:12:15,810 --> 00:12:19,660 Whether that's talking tours tasks, 131 00:12:20,040 --> 00:12:25,300 the ability to switch gears to handle interruptions to deal with, 132 00:12:25,300 --> 00:12:26,060 change, 133 00:12:26,540 --> 00:12:43,430 the ability to show flexibility to think abstractly as opposed to categorically or literally the whole issue of repetition is very key in this part of the brain repetition of speech movements, 134 00:12:43,440 --> 00:12:45,750 rituals behavior patterns. 135 00:12:45,930 --> 00:12:50,750 These sub cortical areas are really involved in that kind of repetition, 136 00:12:51,640 --> 00:12:54,300 motor coordination sequencing. 137 00:12:54,310 --> 00:13:03,340 There's a lot that goes on in the support sub cortical nuclei with that attention to detail versus seeing the big picture, 138 00:13:03,350 --> 00:13:05,780 knowing what is most and least important, 139 00:13:05,790 --> 00:13:06,400 etcetera. 140 00:13:06,400 --> 00:13:19,660 So there are a lot of the behavioral features seen in the autism neurology that are features having to do with those pathways and those nuclei. 141 00:13:20,940 --> 00:13:21,300 Now, 142 00:13:21,300 --> 00:13:27,470 other characteristics of the autism spectrum likely have to do with inter plays between the cortex, 143 00:13:27,470 --> 00:13:31,070 the outside of the brain and the sub cortical areas, 144 00:13:31,070 --> 00:13:34,550 the inside things like social communication, 145 00:13:34,550 --> 00:13:35,470 relationships, 146 00:13:35,470 --> 00:13:36,860 sensory processing. 147 00:13:37,440 --> 00:13:43,930 So really when we're talking about the neurology of autism in broad strokes, 148 00:13:43,940 --> 00:13:55,450 it has a lot to do with the dense connections in the middle of the brain and the front of the brain as well as interplay between more complex areas of the cortex. 149 00:13:56,440 --> 00:14:01,680 Now that genetics and neurology are being understood at a much deeper level. 150 00:14:01,700 --> 00:14:18,730 There is a field called behavioral genetics and it's really interesting and I was able to take genetics in my undergrad and then I took behavioral genetics through an online course at University of Minnesota. 151 00:14:18,730 --> 00:14:20,760 That was also very interesting. 152 00:14:21,840 --> 00:14:32,660 This was a free online course and really gave me a nice flavor of the types of research that is evolving in this area. 153 00:14:34,040 --> 00:14:52,460 I've also gotten to read multiple articles and I've seen patients with various genetic differences and one thing that we're seeing is that patients who had a genetic profile done 10 years ago and they didn't find anything different or unexpected. 154 00:14:52,740 --> 00:14:52,990 You know, 155 00:14:52,990 --> 00:15:01,160 those same patients are going back to have the genetic code redone and they're seeing these, 156 00:15:01,540 --> 00:15:02,130 um, 157 00:15:02,140 --> 00:15:03,140 uh, 158 00:15:03,150 --> 00:15:07,060 these smaller kinds of micro deletions, 159 00:15:07,540 --> 00:15:09,100 micro additions, 160 00:15:09,110 --> 00:15:13,740 so much at a much smaller scale and more detailed scale. 161 00:15:13,750 --> 00:15:17,170 We're able to see some differences in the genetic code. 162 00:15:17,180 --> 00:15:17,620 Now, 163 00:15:17,620 --> 00:15:19,290 the genotype, 164 00:15:19,300 --> 00:15:27,530 if you hear that term is the code itself in the phenotype is the expression of the code. 165 00:15:27,540 --> 00:15:28,210 Uh, 166 00:15:28,220 --> 00:15:33,860 so the phenotype could be eye color or height or hair color. 167 00:15:34,440 --> 00:15:39,750 And sometimes we talk about phenotype as relates to autism. 168 00:15:40,140 --> 00:15:41,300 So, 169 00:15:41,350 --> 00:15:49,860 there are behavioral phenotypes of various genetic conditions or states or combinations of code. 170 00:15:50,740 --> 00:15:51,250 So, 171 00:15:51,260 --> 00:16:10,890 the that's basically a complex way of saying that this code does impact this expression of behavior in an individual sometimes for someone who does not meet full criteria for autism, 172 00:16:10,900 --> 00:16:13,120 but they have characteristics. 173 00:16:13,130 --> 00:16:18,150 Someone might refer to that as the broader autistic phenotype. 174 00:16:18,640 --> 00:16:26,210 That just means that there are these expressions there of neurology that are important to understand, 175 00:16:26,210 --> 00:16:30,830 but the person doesn't meet full criteria for a diagnosis. 176 00:16:30,830 --> 00:16:33,850 So that's the broader autistic phenotype. 177 00:16:35,140 --> 00:16:54,370 one of the interesting lines of research is starting to connect repetitive stereotyped behaviors with genetic codes and repetitive stereotyped behaviors is one of the criteria that may be met within autism, 178 00:16:54,370 --> 00:16:55,960 although it's not required, 179 00:16:56,440 --> 00:16:59,050 but it is a common um, 180 00:16:59,060 --> 00:17:00,530 neurologic expression, 181 00:17:00,530 --> 00:17:02,000 a com common phenotype. 182 00:17:02,000 --> 00:17:17,170 Ipic expression of the neurology and some people are concerned about the word stereotyped because they feel that it might be a disparaging comment about the autistic individual. 183 00:17:18,040 --> 00:17:19,350 Um actually, 184 00:17:19,360 --> 00:17:30,140 stereotyped behaviors are seen all across neurologic states and conditions and they're seen in some conditions, 185 00:17:30,140 --> 00:17:31,160 but not others. 186 00:17:31,540 --> 00:17:37,450 So someone with a traumatic brain injury or a stroke is not likely to show stereotyped behaviors, 187 00:17:37,840 --> 00:17:46,560 but individuals with dementia can start to show these individuals with different genetic or developmental conditions. 188 00:17:46,570 --> 00:17:58,080 I've seen these um expressions of neurology and people who have had infectious disease or autoimmune kinds of responses to an infection. 189 00:17:58,090 --> 00:18:03,060 And so it is just a standard neurologic term. 190 00:18:03,440 --> 00:18:06,150 A stereotyped behavior um, 191 00:18:06,160 --> 00:18:09,670 is expressed in a similar way every time, 192 00:18:10,040 --> 00:18:18,010 even though the environment or the context of the behavior changes. 193 00:18:18,020 --> 00:18:22,520 And so the behavior is not specific to the context, 194 00:18:22,530 --> 00:18:24,860 It's not required by the context. 195 00:18:25,240 --> 00:18:27,870 It may be soothing to the individual. 196 00:18:27,880 --> 00:18:30,670 It may be something the person doesn't even notice, 197 00:18:31,040 --> 00:18:33,420 but it is the same each time. 198 00:18:33,420 --> 00:18:35,860 It's the stereotyped replica. 199 00:18:36,340 --> 00:18:47,550 We could call it a repetitive, replica behavior and you might see that within autism in regards to movement what people say. 200 00:18:47,560 --> 00:18:47,840 So, 201 00:18:47,840 --> 00:18:53,350 verbalization is whether that's echoing or repeating words or phrases. 202 00:18:53,360 --> 00:18:56,940 And you can also see stereotyped use of objects. 203 00:18:56,950 --> 00:19:11,450 That's where you'll uh kind of see when a youngster might line up their toys or an adult may keep a coin in their pocket that they flip back and forth between two of their fingers. 204 00:19:11,940 --> 00:19:14,860 This kind of stereotyped repetition. 205 00:19:14,860 --> 00:19:18,530 This replica um of the behavior, 206 00:19:18,540 --> 00:19:21,190 it may be soothing to the person, 207 00:19:21,200 --> 00:19:23,260 or again they may not notice it. 208 00:19:23,270 --> 00:19:31,680 I've had patients recently who have tongue movements or tongue kind of um curling behaviors that they don't even notice. 209 00:19:31,680 --> 00:19:33,840 And so it could occur either way, 210 00:19:33,850 --> 00:19:35,770 but it's neurologically driven. 211 00:19:36,040 --> 00:19:38,260 If you ask the person to stop it, 212 00:19:38,260 --> 00:19:45,410 they can stop it in the moment but it will just recur and that is common in neurology. 213 00:19:45,410 --> 00:19:49,250 So if we think about um you know, 214 00:19:49,250 --> 00:19:51,450 if I ask you to stop breathing, 215 00:19:51,840 --> 00:19:54,840 you can stop breathing but it's going to then kick in, 216 00:19:54,840 --> 00:20:00,950 it's going to recur ... an example in neurology is in Parkinson's disease. 217 00:20:01,640 --> 00:20:05,940 Part of what you see is changes in the step pattern, 218 00:20:06,000 --> 00:20:08,450 the gait pattern of walking. 219 00:20:08,940 --> 00:20:14,170 And you'll start to see neurologically very small shuffling steps. 220 00:20:14,210 --> 00:20:24,450 That's really classic for a Parkinsonian gait and if you tell the person to lift their feet they can do that. 221 00:20:24,840 --> 00:20:30,270 Um And you know that's what a physical therapist will say now remember to lift your feet. 222 00:20:30,640 --> 00:20:33,830 Um But when the therapist isn't there, 223 00:20:33,840 --> 00:20:37,100 they just and they don't have that verbal cue, 224 00:20:37,110 --> 00:20:39,460 their brain goes back to their default, 225 00:20:39,840 --> 00:20:44,910 which is this um just shuffling gait pattern that's neurologic. 226 00:20:44,910 --> 00:20:47,760 So like other neurologic things. 227 00:20:48,440 --> 00:20:52,200 These are behaviors that repeat. 228 00:20:52,210 --> 00:20:55,670 Um but can be suppressed in the moment. 229 00:20:57,140 --> 00:21:11,300 One of the super interesting things that amazes even me is that genetic studies are starting to link stereotyped behaviors to certain genetic differences. 230 00:21:11,840 --> 00:21:20,410 And this is not a 1-1 correlation where someone with this genetic difference always does this stereotyped behavior. 231 00:21:20,420 --> 00:21:30,760 But sometimes it really is astonishing how connected the code in this particular chromosome is to a behavioral pattern. 232 00:21:32,040 --> 00:21:39,090 I'm going to link in the show notes um a website from the U. 233 00:21:39,090 --> 00:21:39,590 K. 234 00:21:39,590 --> 00:21:47,430 That talks about neuro genetic conditions and they're talking about smith magnus syndrome, 235 00:21:47,440 --> 00:21:53,170 which is a genetic difference that causes the neurology to develop differently. 236 00:21:53,540 --> 00:22:06,270 And one of the things that's interesting about this condition is that there are a few stereotyped behaviors that could easily go unnoticed at first at least. 237 00:22:06,740 --> 00:22:13,180 But that um really are very common in people with this genetic pattern. 238 00:22:13,470 --> 00:22:15,950 And one of these is self hugging. 239 00:22:16,340 --> 00:22:30,460 So the individual will hug themselves many times in response to being happy about something in the same way that someone could have hand flapping in response to being excited or happy. 240 00:22:31,140 --> 00:22:36,560 And at first the self hugging is just delightful in these kids. 241 00:22:36,940 --> 00:22:37,590 But you know, 242 00:22:37,590 --> 00:22:44,080 as they grow older and as this behavior is repeated without specific context, 243 00:22:44,080 --> 00:22:47,610 like it starts to look really unusual. 244 00:22:47,680 --> 00:22:54,950 And indeed it is a repetitive stereotyped behavior that is related to the genetic code. 245 00:22:56,340 --> 00:23:03,710 The other stereotype that's very common within this genetic pattern is called lick and flip. 246 00:23:03,720 --> 00:23:14,960 And this happens when the individual licks their hand or their fingers and then uses it to rapidly turn pages in a book, 247 00:23:15,540 --> 00:23:17,550 lick and flip stereotype. 248 00:23:18,040 --> 00:23:18,800 And again, 249 00:23:18,800 --> 00:23:22,930 it looks delightful in a little kid and they'll say, 250 00:23:22,940 --> 00:23:25,510 oh this person loves reading, 251 00:23:26,440 --> 00:23:28,680 but actually they're not reading. 252 00:23:28,700 --> 00:23:31,880 And turning the pages isn't functional, 253 00:23:31,890 --> 00:23:35,710 but it's a repetitive stereotyped behavior, 254 00:23:35,720 --> 00:23:39,360 it's neurologic and it's related to the genetic code. 255 00:23:41,340 --> 00:23:46,670 So what do I want you to walk away from this information with? 256 00:23:47,140 --> 00:23:52,590 I don't want you to worry about the terminology, 257 00:23:52,600 --> 00:23:53,960 the statistics. 258 00:23:54,640 --> 00:24:16,860 What I would like you to take away is this understanding that there is a physical base for our neurology and that is what is the base of the autistic behavioral pattern and that this physical base is related to the genetic code in some way. 259 00:24:18,540 --> 00:24:22,850 This does not mean that everyone is an automaton. 260 00:24:23,540 --> 00:24:36,680 Um but I think the value of thinking about the physical aspects of behavior is that it balances out our understanding of a very complex interplay between nature, 261 00:24:36,690 --> 00:24:39,750 the physical form of the brain and nurture, 262 00:24:39,750 --> 00:24:42,170 which is our experience in the world, 263 00:24:42,940 --> 00:24:48,360 and the truth lies in the complexity of the interplay of both. 264 00:24:48,840 --> 00:24:56,700 But what we tend to do as humans is think in these categorical ways and in our culture, 265 00:24:56,710 --> 00:25:00,450 we lean very heavily on the nurture point of view, 266 00:25:00,450 --> 00:25:03,720 at least in this time, 267 00:25:03,730 --> 00:25:05,150 this generation, 268 00:25:05,160 --> 00:25:07,290 where um you know, 269 00:25:07,290 --> 00:25:21,930 it really strikes home to me sometimes when um I was recently traveling and I got to walk through high school and there's all these posters up and you know what I'm talking about, 270 00:25:21,930 --> 00:25:26,360 they say things like the sky is the limit, reach for the stars. 271 00:25:26,840 --> 00:25:30,770 The only limit you have is how you limit yourself. 272 00:25:31,940 --> 00:25:33,700 And if you can dream it, 273 00:25:33,700 --> 00:25:34,850 you can achieve it. 274 00:25:35,840 --> 00:25:39,820 So we love that individualistic, 275 00:25:39,830 --> 00:25:42,460 empowered framework. 276 00:25:43,940 --> 00:25:51,460 It appeals to this um part of ourselves that does want to be able to make our way, 277 00:25:52,040 --> 00:25:54,310 I don't want to have limitation, 278 00:25:54,320 --> 00:25:59,770 I really want to be able to achieve anything if I apply myself hard enough. 279 00:26:02,140 --> 00:26:03,060 However, 280 00:26:03,540 --> 00:26:05,920 it's actually not one or the other, 281 00:26:05,930 --> 00:26:12,270 it's not all effort and it's not all fatalistic that everything is determined, 282 00:26:12,940 --> 00:26:14,770 it's not that simplistic, 283 00:26:15,640 --> 00:26:15,960 you know, 284 00:26:15,960 --> 00:26:20,860 it's not as simplistic as thinking that all we need to do is try hard enough, 285 00:26:21,440 --> 00:26:29,270 nor is it as simplistic as thinking that there's nothing we can do because our neurology dictates everything. 286 00:26:30,140 --> 00:26:35,190 It's very hard to hold the complexity of the truth in our minds and as humans, 287 00:26:35,190 --> 00:26:43,460 we love to be able to take aside or categorize opinions and even when we try to stay centered in the complexity, 288 00:26:43,460 --> 00:26:48,770 we often slide from one side to the other no matter what the topic, 289 00:26:49,540 --> 00:26:58,660 but to be able to hold complexity in our minds about something most often is what we need in order to be in the most truth. 290 00:26:59,740 --> 00:27:05,590 We should feel empowered to work hard because we can influence the outcome of our lives, 291 00:27:05,600 --> 00:27:12,260 but we should also feel grounded in the fact that there are going to be things that we just can't change. 292 00:27:12,840 --> 00:27:17,840 And someone pointing out that we have limitations. 293 00:27:17,850 --> 00:27:19,950 That's not a criticism. 294 00:27:20,640 --> 00:27:21,560 You know, 295 00:27:21,570 --> 00:27:30,860 we all have set limitations as a function of being human and my limitations are not the same as yours and vice versa, 296 00:27:31,740 --> 00:27:36,060 But we can't be 10 ft tall if we try hard enough. 297 00:27:37,040 --> 00:27:41,100 And the person who is blind cannot see if they try hard enough. 298 00:27:41,110 --> 00:27:51,550 And the person who wants to live to be 400 isn't going to be able to achieve that with just good attitude and high effort or commitment. 299 00:27:54,240 --> 00:27:59,390 So this brings me to another topic mentioned in the Q and A emails, 300 00:27:59,390 --> 00:28:02,960 which is the topic of whether autism is all good. 301 00:28:03,640 --> 00:28:14,530 That is ... is autism a wonderful reflection of diversity that should always be celebrated or is autism all bad? 302 00:28:14,540 --> 00:28:23,550 The diagnosis is stigmatizing and limiting and it's something to hide or be ashamed of and it represents something that must be fixed. 303 00:28:25,240 --> 00:28:31,310 I think it's really easy to find people on each side of this topic. 304 00:28:31,320 --> 00:28:31,990 But again, 305 00:28:31,990 --> 00:28:40,550 the truth is in the complexity and I want to invite you to dive back into complexity and be able to live there. 306 00:28:42,240 --> 00:28:57,970 Every individual whether they're on the spectrum or not has great deep inherent value as a person being on the spectrum or you're neurotypical does not change any of that. 307 00:28:58,030 --> 00:28:59,860 Every person, 308 00:29:00,440 --> 00:29:06,350 whether on the spectrum or not has gifts and strengths and can bless people around them. 309 00:29:06,740 --> 00:29:08,160 Every individual, 310 00:29:08,170 --> 00:29:11,360 whether on the spectrum or not has limitations, 311 00:29:11,840 --> 00:29:35,860 challenges and struggles and we need to allow there to be gift and challenge in every autistic individual rather than needing it to be all good or trying to convince people that it's all bad. 312 00:29:37,040 --> 00:29:40,150 One of the blessings of knowing that there's autism, 313 00:29:40,150 --> 00:29:59,360 neurology is just understanding the context for this person's strengths and challenges and being able to tap into our understanding of that and also a direction that might be most helpful when things are a challenge. 314 00:30:00,140 --> 00:30:11,560 I'm going to switch gears just a moment to a few other physical questions I received about the spectrum and then we're going to close up and we'll talk about next episode. 315 00:30:13,140 --> 00:30:17,270 So one of the questions I was asked is about medication. 316 00:30:18,040 --> 00:30:27,170 Um and I'll just give a general general kind of summary of medication in autism. 317 00:30:28,940 --> 00:30:35,960 One of the things to know is that there are often four categories if someone is taking a medication. 318 00:30:36,540 --> 00:30:40,890 Um it's often within these four categories Of difficulty. 319 00:30:40,890 --> 00:30:42,760 So one would be attention. 320 00:30:43,640 --> 00:30:50,360 Another category of difficulty that someone may take a medication or supplement for is sleep, 321 00:30:50,940 --> 00:30:56,960 that sleep onset is often very difficult or just getting enough sleep. 322 00:30:59,040 --> 00:31:02,570 Another category is anxiety, 323 00:31:02,580 --> 00:31:09,450 which is often very prevalent on the spectrum and also depression that goes along with. 324 00:31:09,460 --> 00:31:09,790 Um, 325 00:31:09,790 --> 00:31:15,610 some of life experiences and the fourth category has to do with agitation, 326 00:31:15,610 --> 00:31:18,060 irritability or explosiveness. 327 00:31:19,440 --> 00:31:23,460 Not everyone on the spectrum benefits from medication, 328 00:31:23,840 --> 00:31:26,730 but it often can be for some people, 329 00:31:26,740 --> 00:31:31,640 a nice layer of support in one or more of these areas. 330 00:31:31,650 --> 00:31:32,670 However, 331 00:31:33,440 --> 00:31:45,720 medication on the spectrum does not uh show itself as effective um for these challenges as for people who are, 332 00:31:45,720 --> 00:31:57,460 you're a typical and taking the medication and the reason for that is that it doesn't change the neurologic connectivity that has developed in the nervous system, 333 00:31:58,340 --> 00:32:03,860 but it can offer a layer of support that the person didn't have before. 334 00:32:04,640 --> 00:32:15,400 But let's say someone has anxiety related to the autism neurology and another person has anxiety related to something else. 335 00:32:15,410 --> 00:32:21,770 They don't have autism neurology medications likely to work better for that second person. 336 00:32:23,540 --> 00:32:26,990 The reason that's important to know is just that sometimes people are, 337 00:32:27,000 --> 00:32:43,460 are determined to go on a quest to find um this really effective combination of medications that will make things a lot easier and that's not the typical outcome that you'll have. 338 00:32:44,240 --> 00:32:44,660 Now, 339 00:32:44,660 --> 00:32:54,260 the medications that are used for autism a lot of times that's not going to change just because you have a diagnosis and the reason for that is that, 340 00:32:54,740 --> 00:32:55,390 um, 341 00:32:55,400 --> 00:32:55,830 you know, 342 00:32:55,830 --> 00:32:57,410 it's symptom based, 343 00:32:57,430 --> 00:33:02,660 so the medications would be prescribed based on your symptoms, 344 00:33:02,660 --> 00:33:04,730 not based on your diagnosis, 345 00:33:04,780 --> 00:33:08,410 but the expected outcome is different if, 346 00:33:08,410 --> 00:33:08,810 you know, 347 00:33:08,810 --> 00:33:17,950 that you have autistic neurology and there are sometimes um side effects that can be more common on the spectrum. 348 00:33:18,540 --> 00:33:21,360 So if you're taking attention medication, 349 00:33:21,370 --> 00:33:32,260 you may have increased anxiety or some repetitive movements or ticks at a higher rate than someone else. 350 00:33:35,540 --> 00:33:44,260 Another question was about whether marijuana improved social function or other aspects of functioning for the autistic individual. 351 00:33:45,440 --> 00:33:46,130 Um, 352 00:33:46,140 --> 00:34:02,550 my experience and my understanding from the literature and what I've seen with patients and clients is that whether someone's taking CBD oil or smoking marijuana, 353 00:34:02,940 --> 00:34:03,160 um, 354 00:34:03,160 --> 00:34:07,130 I just find people responding differently. 355 00:34:07,140 --> 00:34:17,130 So I have clients that tell me it's extremely helpful and I have clients that tell me it's actually very upsetting and they don't care for it at all. 356 00:34:17,140 --> 00:34:21,960 And I have clients feel like it really just doesn't doesn't do anything for them. 357 00:34:22,340 --> 00:34:47,610 So that ends up being kind of an individualized thing that you would discuss with your medical team and your physicians there are studies looking at compounds um from other substances just to see if they can be used um to help even out the anxiety or to help with social interaction. 358 00:34:47,620 --> 00:34:51,280 Those are really just in a very experimental stages, 359 00:34:51,280 --> 00:34:52,980 sometimes not even with humans. 360 00:34:52,980 --> 00:34:55,760 And so I don't know what the outcome will be, 361 00:34:55,770 --> 00:34:58,060 but everyone's hoping that over time, 362 00:34:58,060 --> 00:35:00,160 as we understand the neurology better, 363 00:35:00,440 --> 00:35:14,470 uh we can have some more things to help people who are struggling with some of those characteristics or seasons of life in the final physical question that I was asked has to do with autism and diet. 364 00:35:15,340 --> 00:35:16,750 And um, 365 00:35:16,760 --> 00:35:19,670 there is a particular diet out there. 366 00:35:19,670 --> 00:35:24,250 The gluten free and casein free... casein is a milk protein. 367 00:35:24,840 --> 00:35:25,240 Um, 368 00:35:25,250 --> 00:35:26,700 if you've heard of lactose, 369 00:35:26,700 --> 00:35:28,470 that's actually a milk sugar. 370 00:35:29,140 --> 00:35:34,660 But typically people find that gluten which is also a protein and casein, 371 00:35:35,040 --> 00:35:41,670 These are the things that some people will target in their diet by removing them. 372 00:35:42,540 --> 00:35:43,120 Um, 373 00:35:43,130 --> 00:35:48,460 and there's not a lot of research support for that. 374 00:35:49,440 --> 00:35:50,360 However, 375 00:35:50,840 --> 00:35:53,520 I will say that in our home, 376 00:35:53,530 --> 00:35:58,360 my son had really extreme difficulties with sleep and colic, 377 00:35:58,840 --> 00:35:59,260 um, 378 00:35:59,260 --> 00:36:02,650 which is just a lot of crying and discomfort. 379 00:36:03,430 --> 00:36:05,430 I was very overwhelmed. 380 00:36:05,430 --> 00:36:07,990 I had tried lots of things. 381 00:36:08,080 --> 00:36:10,340 Somebody said I should try this diet. 382 00:36:10,350 --> 00:36:17,050 I was overwhelmed with the prospect of having to learn a whole new diet and eliminate a bunch of things. 383 00:36:17,430 --> 00:36:18,050 Um, 384 00:36:18,430 --> 00:36:19,350 at 18 months, 385 00:36:19,350 --> 00:36:23,480 I just felt like I had no other choice. 386 00:36:23,480 --> 00:36:24,250 I really, 387 00:36:24,730 --> 00:36:25,350 uh, 388 00:36:26,030 --> 00:36:28,930 I had nothing left to try and I said, 389 00:36:28,930 --> 00:36:37,660 I'm just going to try this for one month and then I'm not even going to think beyond that because the thought of doing it forever. 390 00:36:37,660 --> 00:36:39,920 Just felt overwhelming. 391 00:36:39,920 --> 00:36:40,690 So, 392 00:36:40,700 --> 00:36:41,120 um, 393 00:36:41,130 --> 00:36:43,420 I did do that. 394 00:36:43,430 --> 00:36:47,460 And within 2.5 weeks he was, 395 00:36:47,930 --> 00:36:48,370 um, 396 00:36:48,380 --> 00:36:50,490 well ever since infancy, 397 00:36:50,490 --> 00:36:54,010 he took a 20 minute nap twice a day and that's it. 398 00:36:54,020 --> 00:36:57,050 And he would wake up like five times a night. 399 00:36:57,530 --> 00:36:58,250 Um, 400 00:36:58,630 --> 00:37:02,190 2 1/2 weeks after the diet began, 401 00:37:02,200 --> 00:37:06,000 he started taking an hour and a half nap, 402 00:37:06,010 --> 00:37:07,960 sometimes up to three hours. 403 00:37:08,430 --> 00:37:09,660 Uh and believe me, 404 00:37:09,660 --> 00:37:15,050 we had tried everything before and did nothing different except the diet change. 405 00:37:16,630 --> 00:37:31,510 Um He stayed gluten free and casein free um until really just recently in his high school years and now he seems to do okay with without that elimination. 406 00:37:31,660 --> 00:37:58,550 So he is eating gluten and casein now having said that um it is something that you need to um do in conjunction with your medical team being aware so that your child and get enough nutrients and won't be missing out on calcium or other things that dairy might provide or gluten gluten products. 407 00:37:59,630 --> 00:38:00,620 Also, 408 00:38:00,630 --> 00:38:07,030 what really seems to be true is that many people do not respond to this at all. 409 00:38:07,040 --> 00:38:09,340 They don't get any benefit from it. 410 00:38:09,820 --> 00:38:12,640 And um I don't know why, 411 00:38:13,720 --> 00:38:17,050 I just think it's a very individual kind of response. 412 00:38:17,060 --> 00:38:20,920 So um you know, 413 00:38:20,920 --> 00:38:29,600 if you feel and you've talked to your doctors and medical team that a trial isn't going to harm anyone's health, 414 00:38:29,610 --> 00:38:31,040 you can try that. 415 00:38:31,420 --> 00:38:34,490 Um On the other hand, 416 00:38:34,500 --> 00:38:39,630 I have not seen adults try it to be honest. 417 00:38:39,640 --> 00:38:47,950 I really don't know if adults who try it for the first time as an adult would feel benefit. 418 00:38:48,420 --> 00:38:52,340 Um but that has been my experience with that particular diet. 419 00:38:52,720 --> 00:38:54,170 Other kinds of diets. 420 00:38:54,170 --> 00:38:57,320 You can find lots um Bill, 421 00:38:57,330 --> 00:39:01,270 a lot of them are kind of focusing on being healthy. 422 00:39:01,270 --> 00:39:07,430 So people will take out things like artificial colors or flavors. 423 00:39:07,440 --> 00:39:09,530 There are other kinds of diets. 424 00:39:09,540 --> 00:39:18,800 There's just too many to list off other approaches really talk about decreasing sugar. 425 00:39:18,810 --> 00:39:19,390 Um, 426 00:39:19,390 --> 00:39:21,240 getting good protein. 427 00:39:21,250 --> 00:39:21,650 Um, 428 00:39:21,650 --> 00:39:25,450 so that's a whole um, 429 00:39:25,820 --> 00:39:31,430 a whole broad journey that you can take if you desire. 430 00:39:31,440 --> 00:39:37,610 And I know some people who have really benefited from that and I know other people who have tried really, 431 00:39:37,610 --> 00:39:40,840 really hard and just haven't found uh, 432 00:39:40,850 --> 00:39:43,750 what might help help them feel a little bit better. 433 00:39:45,620 --> 00:39:55,940 So I want to say thank you for the question and answer emails you sent to adult and geriatric autism at gmail dot com. 434 00:39:56,720 --> 00:40:05,900 And thank you for giving me these ideas for a session here about autism and the physical body, 435 00:40:05,900 --> 00:40:07,250 the physical condition. 436 00:40:08,020 --> 00:40:10,160 Next episode, 437 00:40:10,160 --> 00:40:15,480 I'll be formulating some other themes about emails I received. 438 00:40:15,490 --> 00:40:16,300 For example, 439 00:40:16,300 --> 00:40:18,450 I received some questions about parenting, 440 00:40:18,450 --> 00:40:22,120 some questions about autism in the workplace and more. 441 00:40:22,130 --> 00:40:22,950 I'll see you then.
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I wanted to address what we go through raising a child that's apart of the spectrum. I really wanted to a tap into topic that isn't talked about a lot of people don't bring up. We talk about being a single parent but not what we go through as parents raising children apart of the spectrum. I know what took for me and where my mindset was and how I was afraid. www.ashlimintoya.com Ig- Yourfavoritegirlpd Host Ig- @iamashlimintoya Youtube: Youtube..com/foreverashlimintoya Facebook- Ashli Mintoya Song: Beezy Wright- Favorite --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ashli-lloyd/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ashli-lloyd/support
Tara Hunkin, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive (website and podcast) author and host of the Autism, ADHD and SPD Summit. My Child Will Thrive was founded out of the frustration Tara felt when searching for explanations and solutions for her daughter. Doctor visits left her with more questions than answers and she was forced to do the research and find her own way to help her child. Tara's daughter is now a thriving 18-year-old, succeeding in and out of school. Tara now supports parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders struggling to find the right combination of treatments and therapies through educating and coaching them so that they can get the best results for their children while saving time, money and effort. Tara continues to expand her knowledge by attending and speaking at conferences and is a member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, and Nutritional Therapy Association. Shownotes & Transcript can be found here: https://www.mychildwillthrive.com/toolkit-tuesday-protocol-therapy-review-worksheet
What STOPS people getting a diagnosis? What positives or negatives can you expect? Purple Ella is a renowned Autism, Disability and ADHD advocate with their hands in many pots; perhaps best known for their YouTube channel and social media... Ella seeks to shine a light on areas lacking in Autism awareness and holistic support! In this episode of the Thoughty Auti Podcast, Thomas Henley talks to Ella about his experience of being diagnosed young, comparing and contrasting his experiences with Ella's experience of being diagnosed later in life. Kicking off the conversation, they talk all about Ella's Autism Assistance Dog 'Coco' and some of the difficulties of access and social engagement that come with her. Ella informs us of their previous employment in performing arts at a circus group, and how that shaped their predilection for the online entertainment! Post-diagnosis, Ella explains the process of looking back on their previous life experiences and realising moments where they attributed Autistic struggles to being "a bad human being". They also cover their experiences with pregnancy and their relationship with their husband, concluding with how much an Autism diagnosis made a positive impact on their collective lives. The two talk about ways people can start Unmasking, re-writing your life narrative, accepting yourself, and processing trauma... in this AMAZING episode! If you have an exciting or interesting story and want to appear on the next podcast, please contact me at: email@example.com Ella's Links:- Website - https://www.purpleella.com/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/purplemumify Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/purpleellaandcoco/ Song Of The Day (Listen Here) - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5UDIyN5TSYN4zMcRoQPrG8?si=9255ed3480d840b5 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Website - https://www.thomashenley.co.uk ♫ THOUGHTY AUTI PODCAST Get it on Spotify free here - https://open.spotify.com/show/6vjXgCB7Q3FwtQ2YqPjnEV FOLLOW ME On Social Media ♥ - ☼ Facebook - Aspergers Growth ☼ Twitter - @aspergersgrowth ☼ Instagram - @aspergersgrowth Support via Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/aspergersgrowth
Tune in on Monday, 7/4/22, for a rerun of The Doctor Whisperer Show featuring Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jodi Larman! This episode originally aired in July of 2021. At the time, Dr. Larman had 7.6k followers on TikTok. Today, she reached an impressive 19.5k! Follow her at @psychdrj And don't forget to check out Dr. Larman's psycho-educational Facebook group that she started with a colleague called Psych Docs Talk Shop. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ Dr. Larman is a Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA, a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology, with a certification in Behavior Therapy and Healthy Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Her dissertation research focused on Conjugal Bereavement in Older and Younger Widows and Widowers: Influences of Social Support and Health. Dr. Larman has also written a book called “Diary of a Young Widow, The beginning of my journey.” Dr. Larman has been working in the field of psychology since 1992. She has experience working in many settings with various populations and diagnoses, including children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, college students with mental health and learning disabilities, and couples and individuals with various mental health issues, She has managed a substance abuse treatment center, created a program for healthy mothers and babies in community mental health, and worked as an evaluator for substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence. Dr. Larman recently retired after 13 years as a clinician with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and currently works as a part time clinician with Happier Living in California. She utilizes an eclectic approach that focuses mainly on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and believes in a holistic, mind body approach to better physical and mental well being. Prior to becoming an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, Dr. Larman guest lectured at both the undergraduate and graduate level psychology classes at Pepperdine, CSUB, Antelope Valley College, Santa Ana College, Cal Lutheran University and ITT. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ Thank you to our incredible sponsor, TieTechnology, for sponsoring the show! #medicalpodcast #healthcarepodcast #clinicalpsychologist #psychologist #DrJodiLarman --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedoctorwhisperer/message
Zofia Reych is a Polish climber and anthropologist and author of Born to Climb. We talked about renovating their mid-18th century house in Fontainebleau, researching the book, identifying as non-binary and directing the Women's Bouldering Festival, what it's like to be autistic, key chapters in climbing's history, losing friends in the mountains, and much more.Check out Petzl!petzl.comOr find Petzl helmets at your local climbing shop!Check out Athletic Greens!athleticgreens.com/NUGGETUse this link to get a free year supply of vitamin D + 5 travel packs!Check out PhysiVantage!physivantage.com (link includes 15% off coupon)Use code "NUGGET15" at checkout for 15% off your next order!Check out Crimpd!crimpd.comOr download the Crimpd app! (Available for iOS and Android)We are supported by these amazing BIG GIVERS:Leo Franchi, Michael Roy, David Lahaie, Robert Freehill, Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Donahue, Eli Conlee, Skyler Maxwell, Craig Lee, and Mark and Julie CalhounBecome a Patron:patreon.com/thenuggetclimbingShow Notes: thenuggetclimbing.com/episodes/zofia-reychNuggets:0:06:05 – Getting back from bouldering0:08:19 – Zofia's 240+-year-old house in Fontainebleau, and fixing the leaking toilet0:11:31 – 12th-century castles, and what will be left of our civilization in 700 years0:12:45 – Growing up in Poland, and living and bouldering in Fontainebleau0:16:30 – Expecting to get better at climbing by living in Font, and my (Steven's) experience with the 9-5 grind0:18:27 – Our education system in the US, having direction, and Zofia's fascination with people who start things very young0:20:09 – Zofia's mom, piano, and romanticizing about having a single focus in life0:22:02 – The immersive process of writing a book, and the impact on Zofia's climbing0:25:26 – Negative vs. positive motivation0:28:27 – The cycle of falling in love with climbing, feeling drive, pushing hard, and forgetting why we fell in love with it in the first place0:30:05 – “Don't push it.”0:30:53 – Why Zofia felt like she needed to write Born to Climb0:32:00 – An overview of the book0:36:14 – Doing research for the book0:40:38 – Zofia's master's thesis, and why it feels outdated0:44:15 – Zofia's gender identity (they/them), and being the director of a women's bouldering festival0:48:13 – Zofia's Instagram post about gender identity (see show notes for link)0:51:01 – “There shouldn't be one recipe for how to be a human.”0:53:21 – Autism, and using an inner formula to have conversations like this one0:55:35 – Acting0:58:31 – What Zofia is like when she is alone or with her mom, being childlike without filters, and dancing in public1:01:35 – Stimming (stimulating)1:02:18 – Being diagnosed with autism at age 31, and how that has changed Zofia's life experience1:04:43 – Being introverted in a society that rewards extroversion, and telling your life story to someone you meet in an elevator1:11:16 – What Zofia does to recharge1:12:35 – Climbing alone vs. with a group1:17:58 – The scope of Born to Climb, stories from the mid-14th century hill walking, how polar exploration influenced climbing in the Alps, and climbing's elitist roots1:24:35 – On Stolen Land, and the uncomfortable history of Yosemite1:33:21 – Loss in climbing, the fragility of being human, and exposing ourselves to risk1:43:40 – Being responsible for your own safety, and feeling empowered1:45:55 – TrueBlue1:46:57 – Why writing the last chapter of the book was the most difficult part1:49:56 – What Zofia hopes readers take away from Born to Climb, and being a tiny spec on the timeline1:53:00 – The existential sandwich1:54:32 – Who should read Born to Climb, and where to buy it (see links in show notes)1:58:21 – Time for a nap
Episode 92 with Sharon McCarthy. “I will start talking and lose my train of thought mid-sentence because my brain has suddenly gone off on a completely different tangent.” Sharon is the founding director of Autism Journeys, a training and consultancy service based in Cork, Ireland, where she supports autistic children and young people and their families from both an advocacy and educational standpoint. She is also the host of Autism Journeys, the fabulous radio show & podcast that shares stories and perspectives of members of the worldwide autism community. Sharon has worked in the autism field in a number of capacities over the last 20 years. She lectures at University College Dublin, coordinates and delivers autism-centric courses in her local community college, and delivers autism-specific training workshops to different disability and training services across Ireland. We talk about her incredible journey as a mother to multiply-identified neurodivergent children, which led her to become a fierce advocate for her kids. And more recently, this journey has led to her being identified as both autistic and an ADHDer, and she is now finally empowered to be her authentic neurodivergent self. We also talk about the dual diagnosis and overlap of traits, how autism presents in girls and women, how the definition and understanding of autism has changed over the years, as well as when it might be time to seek an autism diagnosis either for your child or yourself. Website: Autism Journeys Instagram: @autism.journeys Episode edited by E Podcast Productions Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. As a Women & ADHD listener, you'll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp when you use this link: betterhelp.com/womenadhd - - - - - Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching - - - - - Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching - - - - - Finally ... you've found your people! Now come join us in the Women & ADHD online community: www.womenandadhd.com - - - - - If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood and you'd like to be a guest on this podcast, please reach out to Katy via email womenandADHDpodcast (at) gmail.com. Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast Twitter: @womenandadhd Facebook: @womenandadhd
People with sensory processing difficulties, a salon visit can be overwhelming. Buzzing clippers, fragranced products, the rasp of a comb – can all be a nightmare! On todays show, I talk with Craig Henderson. He recently received the 'Beyond Business Award' at this years innagural Collective Pride Awards, recognised for his exceptional services in helping children with autism and additional needs become desensitised with their scary salon visit. Collective Pride Awards recognises the unsung heroes in the hair, beauty and barbering industry who are going that extra mile to help others in a time of need, by genuinely making a difference to someone's life. Something that todays guest, Craig Henderson, has gone above and beyond in doing. In this episode, you are going to hear why and how Craig spends masses of patient time getting children and young adults with autism and additional needs familiarised with salon equipment. For Craig it is all about giving complete haircut experience without the additional needs for youngsters feeling judged or discriminated against. To date he has successfully helped many children so far (to the delight of parents and professionals alike). This is a really inspirational episode. It's learnings are ones I hope you will all begin to practise in your own hair and barbering workplace. Howtocutter's... Let's go to it! A podcast produced by Hairy Media Productions Thanks for Listening To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Ask a question by emailing me HERE Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow on Spotify. Subscribe by Email. Thank you to Craig Henderson for joining me on todays podcast. Until next time Howtocutter's, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye.
Happy 4th of July from the Table for Five! We wanted to celebrate the holiday with all of our listeners and give you a little information on how our kids do with the holiday. We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday with their family and if your family struggles with the sounds and lights like some of our kids do we are sending all the love to make it to July 5th. You can find us on Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos You can also find our personal pages where we write about our parenting at: Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos Jaime Ramos at(3) Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Search Results | Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos Table for Five Merch Bonfire - Design your own shirt on material you'll love
Spencer is on vacation this week, so Andy & Ty have decided to take matters into our own hands. Welcome to the Autism Power Hour, a full hour of two gay losers on the spectrum meandering about nothing. If you want more of these let us know and if you hate it please send us anthrax in the mail. Reproductive Health Resources (message us if you have more): - www.doctorswithoutborders.org/latest/how…d-abortion - reproaction.org/campaign/self-managed-abortion/ - www.vice.com/en/article/884m9x/…bortion-with-pills - fourteeneastmag.com/index.php/2018/…ane-collective/ - aidaccess.org/ - scalawagmagazine.org/2022/01/aborti…-in-the-south/ - twitter.com/swodinsky/status/15…w_XzyqnsajEJkw&s=19 Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/tgofv. A big shout-out to our $10/month patrons: Celeste, James, Dean, Chris Denmark, Luke Eakin, Travis, Baylor Thornton, Dane Stephen, StubBuhDubb, Loosieferian, Revidicism, Kilo, Adam W, Alexa Frank, David Gebhardt, Dane Stephen, and Firebirb42069. Theme and ending songs are by Rose With Teeth aka Angie (@gnostiquette). Support them here: rosewithteeth.bandcamp.com/. Watch Andy's streams at www.twitch.tv/anonkaiju.
“There are certain things that neurotypical researchers are doing that I appreciate, but they get things wrong. Fundamentally they don't understand the experiential side of things. Then experience alone doesn't always work because a lot of us are living with multiple diagnoses so I love the idea of teaming up and finding patterns and themes and starting to understand,” says Denielle Rose. Denielle Rose joins this episode to discuss critical psychology, neurodivergent households, and autism assessments. To learn more about Denielle visit https://www.Instagram.com/autistic_prose. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights from episode - #249 Best of - Discipline, Punishment & Rewards with Dr Alfie Kohn Purchase A Parent's Guide to Autism or find it in your Happy Families Memberships - because a happy family doesn't just happen. Take a look at Dr Justin's Books in the Happy Families Bookshop. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at email@example.com
Jimmy's guest is Dawn M. Barclay, author of the book, Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible and the Neurodiverse. Dawn is an award winning author who has spent a career in different aspects of the travel industry. This book is a common sense, knowledge packed guide for any parent who is traveling with a child whether diagnosed with Autism or not. This is a Don't miss interview! Websites from this episode: Website: http://www.travelingdifferent.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/@travelingdif Facebook: www.facebook.com/travelingdifferent Instagram: www.instagram.com/traveing_different LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dawnbarclay .
Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement. This week, Erin is officially added to the intro of the podcast, Charles and Mike are a hard "No" on KD to the C's, Mike admits he's never had a burrito! We discuss the upcoming months of Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Boston Sports Scene. And the always entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!
In my 30 years of the autism parenting journey, I've learned a lot. And so, I decided to share my top 10 list of advice for the autism parenting journey. I will be sharing each piece of advice for the next 10 weeks and this episode is an introduction to the list. I also recite the Mother Guide's Prayer from my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism to give you strength on your autism parenting journey. Enjoy!Sign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com
Our guest this week is Doug Robb of Long Valley, NJ the father of five including two with Autism, a financial advisor and co-founder of Seat At The Table Foundation, a non-profit organization.Doug and his wife, Dara, have been married for 28 years and are the proud parents of five children; Taylor (27), Dougie (25), Jackson (22), Peyton (21), and Mia (19). Dougie and Jackson are both on the Autism spectrum. We'll learn about Doug's background, growing up in NJ, his interest in football with a brief brush with the NFL, his career in financial services, as well as the ups and downs of raising five children, including two with Autism. We also learn about their deep faith and commitment to their marriage and family as well as the vision they have for the Seat At The Table Foundation, a non-profit to serve those with different abilities. It's a uplifting as well as insightful story and one we'll hear this week on the Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Facebook Page - https://m.facebook.com/A-Seat-at-the-Table-Foundation-2054459918183793/?ref=page_internal Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – (908) 399-6162LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougrobb/ ABC Wealth Inc – http://www.abcwealthadvisors.com Special Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations. Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/
This week we welcome Dr. Amanda Settle, a pediatric dentist based out of Charlotte, North Carolina to the podcast to talk with us about how to make the first dental visit a great experience for kiddos on the spectrum. We will also cover dental hygiene tips to take home and implement day to day! Dr. Amanda understands that all pediatric patients have different needs and learn in different ways. She believes that although the child is the patient, the entire family is important to the overall treatment, growth, and success. Download the latest episode to learn more! Learn more about Dr. Amanda and the Hunterville Smiles Pediatric Dental Office Here: https://smilehuntersville.com/ ................................................................ Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Siblings of autistic females are more likely to have autism than siblings of autistic males are, and mothers of autistic children carry more common, autism-linked variants than fathers do. The post Common inherited variants tied to autism show sex bias in families appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
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My guest this episode is Alicia Broderick, author of the new book The Autism Industrial Complex: How Branding, Marketing, and Capital Investment Turned Autism Into Big Business. Her book traces the cultural, political, and economic history of autism. We talk about the history of autism services, how industry greed often gets in the way … Continue reading Is there an Autism Industrial Complex? Interview with Professor Alicia Broderick
Tips for Car and Air Travel Traveling with children who have special needs can bring up some of their challenges. Car sickness, anxiety over travel and unfamiliar territory are all issues that can come up quickly. Be prepared! Car or Air Sickness Anxiety Increasing Energy Hydrate Sunscreen Oppositional Defiance Disorder Click Here or Click the link below for more details! https://naturallyrecoveringautism.com/152
Welcome to Episode 106 of the Autism Parenting Secrets. Our guest this week is Dr. Cammy Benton She's a Family Physician and the owner of Benton Integrative Medicine, a Direct Primary Clinic that also offers Functional Medicine and a more Integrative approach.In addition to her medical expertise, she's a mom of three girls who have experienced health challenges.She's not afraid to challenge conventional thinking.The secret this week is … Go BEYOND The Standard of CareYou'll Discover:The Most Important Thing To Keep In Mind (2:22)Why Doctors Judge And How To Respond (10:49)A Functional Medicine Success Story (17:07)A Homeopathy Success Story (35:50)Why Cognitive Dissonance Gets In The Way (43:02)The Opportunity of Personalized Medicine (46:08)How To Take Control Now (49:20)An Overview of Approaches To Wellness (51:29)A Cutting Edge Model For Affordable Medical Care (57:28) About Our GuestDr. Cammy Benton, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP is a patient-focused, family physician that practices Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is the owner of Benton Integrative Medicine that is a Direct Primary Clinic that also offers Functional Medicine and a more integrative approach. She graduated from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina in Greenville, NC and completed her Family Medicine residency at UNC Chapel Hill in 2004.After working in a group practice, she realized there must be more to medicine than doling out pills ills. She is certified by the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine. https://www.bentonintegrative.com/meetdrbentonReferences in This Episode:Compass Integratve HealthThe Biology of Belief by Bruce LiptonAdditional Resources:Free Resource: 33 Mistakes Most Autism Parents Make and How To Avoid ThemGot a Picky Eater? - this can helpTo learn more about Cass & Len, visit us at www.autismparentingsecrets.comBe sure to follow Cass & Len on InstagramIf you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends.Don't forget to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts to get automatic episode updates for our "Autism Parenting Secrets!"And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on Apple Podcasts. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of the reviews we get. Thanks for listening!
Our host Shannon Penrod PONI (Parent of a Neurodiverse Individual) shares easy to understand tips and tricks parents can use to grow language in children/teens and adults who are able to make sounds but not able to have conversation. Tips are shared that parents can use at home, but also serve to get the most of services with SLPs, OTs and ABA teams. Shannon also answers questions from viewers. Building Language – What are the strengths? – build on those! Work with professionals- but be on the team! Functional Communication is the PRIORITY! A sequence to follow – Teach the Expressive and the Receptive at the same time – Reinforce! Reinforce! Matching Echoics Mand Labels Tacts Intraverbals #BuildingLanguage #Autism #autismpodcast https://www.autismnetwork.com https://autism-live.com Recorded Live 10am PT June 23, 2022 #meltdowns #Tantrums #Autism Link Tree https://linktr.ee/AutismLive Order the book written by the host of Autism Live, Shannon Penrod! https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Parent-Sanity-Saving-Spectrum/dp/1949177858 https://www.fhautism.com/shop/autism-parent-to-parent/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/autism-live/id827968203 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/autismlivepodcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0TXbDFs8cLP0UQbNVqHThf?si=VbEfw4_oRjqJY3vK2pgmFg IHeartRadio.com https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-autism-live-51537613/ Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Autism-Live-Podcast/B08JJN7B28?qid=1611965289&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=M68PFW27AP000G4N9CCJ Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/search/autism%live
Kelly resides in FL is mom to 32-year-old Steven who received his autism diagnosis at the age of 2.5. Since that time, he has also been diagnosed with Apraxia, Tourette's, OCD and Anxiety. Steven is a kind, gentle soul. He loves life and everyone he meets. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered through every single obstacle he has faced. Kelly learns from Steven every single day and feels extremely blessed to be his mom. You can connect with Kelly on IG: @growingupsteven Malinda Dalton-Cook resides in the San Diego area with her husband Chad and their 20-year-old daughter Paige, who is severely impacted by autism. Malinda is the CEO/Founder of Paige's Pantry which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Paige's Pantry is to help teach and empower teens and adults on the autism spectrum; giving them the opportunity to learn organizational, communication, community & administrative skills. www.paigespantry.org Malinda is also the host of the Autism Masterminds Podcast: autismmasterminds.com Crystal Sacco resides in CT and is the mother of Keith, her 28- year-old nonverbal son with Autism and ID who lives in a group home. She has worked with individuals or families with disabilities directly or indirectly for 14 years. She is passionate about supporting families and helping them become the best advocates for their loved ones. She has a particular place in her heart for helping nonverbal adults with Autism and challenging behaviors. You can connect with Crystal on Mighty Networks through her family support page Elea Village at https://village.getelea.com/feed Dottie Davis resides in Mandeville, LA and is a mother of four children, her youngest, John, age 24 is autistic. She served on the PTA at her son's school in order to stay involved with administration, teachers and staff. Dottie also served as Parent Liaison for the Special Education Dept. for St. Tammany Parish School System for three years. She helped to facilitate communication between parents of special needs and/or gifted students and school administration and teachers.
Shannon discusses what Task Analysis is for the jargon of the day before interviewing Actor, Director, Producer and Mother, Adriana Garza joins us! Adriana Garza is an autism mom on a mission. She has left no stone unturned to help her son. Now she is working hard to accurately portray autism and neurodiversity in the media, television and film. Currently, Adriana is seeking talent to complete a project that accurately portrays Autism. Join the show LIVE Monday - Thursday @10am PT! www.adrianagarzaproductions.com #Autism #AutismPodcast #TaskAnalysis https://www.autismnetwork.com https://autism-live.com #ABCData #YouTubeLive #Autism Link Tree https://linktr.ee/AutismLive Order the book written by the host of Autism Live, Shannon Penrod! https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Parent-Sanity-Saving-Spectrum/dp/1949177858 https://www.fhautism.com/shop/autism-parent-to-parent/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/autism-live/id827968203 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/autismlivepodcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0TXbDFs8cLP0UQbNVqHThf?si=VbEfw4_oRjqJY3vK2pgmFg IHeartRadio.com https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-autism-live-51537613/ Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Autism-Live-Podcast/B08JJN7B28?qid=1611965289&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=M68PFW27AP000G4N9CCJ Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/search/autism%live
On today's show I have a very special guest, the wonderful Ruby Woods. Ruby is an Autism activist, blogger and a disabled theatre maker who is currently developing her practice in disability arts and inclusive theatre working as a lead practitioner. You may know Ruby from her wonderful TikTok (where she has over 100,000 followers!) and her Instagram both called @rubyofmyeye. She also has a brilliant youtube channel named Ruby Woods, so I think I'm going to have a lot to chat about with Ruby today! Ruby's Socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubyofmyeye/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@rubyofmyeye Website: https://www.animatetheatre.com/about YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RubyWoodss/featured Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rubyswoods My 21andsensory links: @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/ @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory 21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory
There are a lot of misunderstandings about how autism affects how we work, our success in our careers, and the challenges we face in the workplace. Today, I'm talking about my own work history, what's gone well for me, what's gone terribly for me, and how I've gotten to where I am in my work life right now. Full transcription, video link, show notes and more here: https://neurodiverging.com/autism-and-overwhelm-at-work-with-danielle-sullivan/ Want special access to Patrons-Only videos and many other perks? Consider pledging $1, $5, or $10 a month to fund the Neurodiverging Podcast. Find out more and pledge today at patreon.com/neurodiverging. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/neurodiverging/message
James Ellis hosts the podcast Hermitix. His latest book is Be Not Afraid, a fictionalized account of his recent conversion to Christianity. We discuss James' actual conversion story, Saint Teresa Benedicta and CS Lewis among others, and James' journey as a writer and podcaster.✦ Be Not Afraid✦ James' current writing✦ The Hermitix podcast✦ James on TwitterOther Life✦ Subscribe to the coolest newsletter in the world OtherLife.co✦ Get a free Urbit planet at imperceptible.computer✦ We're building a new country at imperceptible.countryIndieThinkers.org✦ If you're working on independent intellectual work, join the next cohort of IndieThinkers.org
Children with Autism and/or ADHD often report sensory sensitivities. In order to best support them, we need to better understand how these sensitivities impact their lives. Kadie King, a neurodivergent therapist, and mother of an autistic son joins me today to describe her own experience. She also provides great tips for parents, educators, and therapists. Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY - https://www.hollyblancmoses.com/ LEARN MORE ABOUT KADIE - https://www.rocktowncounseling.com/aboutus Want information on social skills? Parents - Get your free Social Success Guide Therapists - Get your free Social Success Guide Educators - Get your free Social Success Guide Want information on behavior? Parents - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Therapists - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Educators - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide You're invited to the group! Parents, Come on over and join the Autism ADHD Facebook Group for Parents Professionals, you are invited to join the Autism ADHD Facebook Group for Therapists and Educators
This week's episode of Lunch and Learn with Dr. Berry comes fresh off the heat heels of the 2022 Autism in Black conference. I am giving a mini recap of the said event as well as briefly discussing the topic of black fathers raising autistic children. I had the amazing opportunity to give a closing keynote presentation on day 1 of the conference and I spoke about the importance of Black fathers in the lives of their Autistic children. As a father of two Autistic children and husband of an Autistic spouse, I have had the unique experience to balance out the level of care and responsibilities required to do the job but I am aware that without great support, Black fathers are unlikely to succeed as a whole. The following topics will be covered in today's episode 226: Recap of 2022 Autism in Black Conference Discussion on the importance of black fathers raising their autistic children Lack of research associated with black fathers and autistic children Importance of community & support for black fathers Links/Resources: Dr. Berry's Website DrBerryPierreTV Dr. Pierre's Healthchecks Dr. Berry's Twitter Dr. Berry's Instagram Dr. Berry's Clubhouse Dr. Berry's TikTok page African American Fathers Raising An Autistic Child Autism in Black Sponsors: Lunch and Learn Community Online Store (code Empower10) Pierre Medical Consulting (If you are looking to expand your social reach and make your process automated then Pierre Medical Consulting is for you) Dr. Pierre's Resources – These are some of the tools I use to become successful using social media My Amazon Store – Check out all of the book recommendations you heard in the episode
JOIN MY GUEST LINDSEY LEDET LEBLANC AND I AS WE DISCUSS REMAINING COMMITTED TO FITNESS DURING THE STORMS OF LIFE. LINDSEY AND I GO OVER THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING A FITNESS JOURNEY EVEN IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES EVEN IF YOU ARENT SEEING THE RESULTS YOU TYPICALLY WOULD SEE DURING A SEASON OF PEACE. LINDSEY ALSO DISCUSSES HER SONS DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM AND TYPE 1 DIABETES AND HOW SHE IS LEARNING TO CONQUER THE TASK OF OVERCOMING ALL THE HARDSHIPS THAT COME WITH SUCH DIAGNOSIS. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN. YOU CAN FOLLOW LINDSEY ON INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AND TIK TOK: @LINDSEYLEDETLEBLANC --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Autism and Dating Expert in Netflix's internationally-celebrated series, “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”, Jennifer Cook, sheds light on the not so obvious social rules of dating. She also talks about what it's like dating with autism or dating someone who is on the spectrum. The headline is: The rise of singles parties – is this the new way to find love? And this week's Dear Damona question is: I ended an abusive relationship 2 years ago. Is it too soon to begin dating? Follow Jennifer on Instagram @jennifercook_author Check out her website www.jenniferotooleauthor.com. You can read the Yahoo News article on “singles parties” by visiting: news.yahoo.com/singles-parties-new-way-find-love-171352167.html Get your free Profile Starter Kit at DamonaHoffman.com Prioritize yourself with 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/datesandmates The June 24th Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe versus Wade has stripped away the legal right to have a safe and legal abortion. To learn more about what you can do to help, go to choice.crd.co Download the OkCupid app for free today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every parent wants to raise a healthy child. Yet, this goal is becoming more difficult as chronic pediatric diseases are becoming increasingly common. An integrative pediatrics approach emphasizes preventive care and uses a personalized approach which includes diet, environmental exposures, and healthy relationships. On this episode, we talk with integrative pediatrician Dr. Sanford "Sandy" Newmark. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California and head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center, specializing in the treatment of Autism, ADHD, and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. In this conversation, Dr. Maizes asks, “What are the best first steps parents can take to raising a healthy child?” Dr. Newmark describes how integrative medicine offers several compelling, evidence-based approaches to support the development of children. He explains the connection between nutrient deficiencies and behavior, and safe, effective steps to take before a child develops a problem. Dr. Weil discusses the work of his mentor, Dr. Robert Fulford, in addressing childhood conditions with manual treatments such as craniosacral therapy. Drs. Newmark, Maizes, and Weil reflect on the changes in society and call for stronger advocacy to improve childhood health today, including reducing inequities and pushing for better nutrition standards for all.
WHERE MY MOMS AT!? It's the show by the Moms for the Moms. Hosted by everybody's favorite "cool mom" Christina P! Not only the most REAL show for moms, but the most interactive. An open place to admit no one really knows what they're doing.On this week's episode of WMMA, Christina P discusses Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, what to do when you misgender someone, “Love on the Spectrum,” and takes an Autism test. She also responds to listener submitted Mom Hacks and Pazsitzky Effects.Christina P. wants to hear from you since she is seriously lacking in cool mom friends. If you want to share a "Pazsitzky Effect" or "Mom Hack" please call into our voicemail (213)375-5184 and let Christina know! We want to talk to as many moms across America as we can.