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SPECIAL LAUNCH EPISODE!!! Big Idea To Bestseller client Shira Ackerman's first book Creating Young Minds is officially live and launched!Inspiring our youth inside and outside of the classroom is undoubtedly one of the best ways to create an impact and change the world. In this episode, Jake sits down with Bestselling Author and Co-Founder & CEO of Creating Young Minds and the CYM Undiscovered League, Dr. Shira Ackerman. Shira uses her academic expertise to help our youth and athletes develop both on and off the court. After listening, you'll understand how she went from gut feeling to book launch in just 4.5 months, how she wrote her first draft in just 29 days, and how you can use the strategies she teaches to support our youth's goals and dreams. What You'll LearnHow Shira wrote her first draft in 29 days The #1 thing we can do to support our youth and athletesHow writing a book strengthened her bond with her 7 year old daughter Why listening might be the most effective way to show someone you careHow a gut feeling led to her book being launched in 4.5 monthsAbout ShiraDr. Shira A. Ackerman has her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, ten years of experience in the field of Behavior Analysis, and twenty-plus years of experience as an Educator (Preschool through Graduate School; Special Education, General Education, University Level). Dr. Ackerman is the Co-Founder & CEO for Creating Young Minds and the CYM Undiscovered League. She works with the families of all the young men, monitors their education both in high school and college, and has built relationships with community members in the Dallas Fort Worth area, as well as with many college coaches and NBA/GLeague/NBL Executives. Dr. Ackerman uses her academic expertise to help the young men in the program to grow and develop on and off the court. She monitors their academics, tutors them, communicates with high schools, and supervises the young men attending the year-round academy.Dr. Ackerman is also an experienced Academic Director with a demonstrated history working within the research industry. She has strong business development professional skills with Nonprofit Organizations, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, and Data Analysis.Connect with ShiraBuy Shira's Bestselling Book on Amazon - Creating Young MindsVisit Shira's Website - Creating Young MindsConnect with Shira on LinkedInFollow Shira on IG - @cymbasketballConnect with JakeFollow Jake: @jakekelferWatch Jake Write His Next Book In Real Time! Text BESTSELLER to (661) 669-7363
Aisha and Kaila expand on the discussion about neurodivergence begun in episode 3. We discuss neurodivergent diagnosis, affirmation, trauma healing, disability justice and cultural inclusion. Aisha also intimately explores the impact of autism in xer own family. Topics Kaila and Aisha give a life update Aisha gives more information about the DSM diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how it differs for AFAB, gender variant and BIPOC folks Aisha gives information about the Spectrum Circle as a affirming diagnostic tool What is masking? How does it relate to belonging and trauma? Why it is important to differentiate between trauma and neurodivergence Interaction of perfectionism, social justice and neurodivergence and non-inclusion in movement spaces Aisha and Kaila discuss the article Neurodivergence is Dead, Now What? They explore lack of inclusion on the neurodiversity movement Aisha talks about the ADDRESSING model to explore intersectional identity and exploring marginal vs privileged identities Aisha talks about xer brother's battle with autism Aisha shares references for people questioning if they are on the spectrum Links ELC Patreon Page https://www.patreon.com/emergentliberationcollective Aisha Edwards https://campsite.bio/full_flight_wellness Kaila June https://www.kailajune.com/ Amy Richards and the SquarePeg Podcast https://squarepeg.community/podcast/ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders https://psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm Masking https://www.healthline.com/health/autism/autism-masking Twilah Hiari Article - Neurodiversity is Dead, Now What? https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/04/neurodiversity-dead-now-what/ ADDRESSING Model https://www.unthsc.edu/students/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/Addressing-Framework-and-Overview.pdf Aisha's Emergence Community Coaching Space https://www.fullflightwellness.com/emergence-login Autastic Online Community for later in life diagnosed folks on the Spectrum https://www.autastic.com/ Dr. Nick Walker - Neurodivergent Somatic Experiencing Provider https://neuroqueer.com/
Would you rather earn preferred items or get them for free? More technically stated, would you prefer response-contingent reinforcers over response-independent ones (and to further split hairs, if the preferred items are provided response-independently, are they really reinforcers?)? It turns out that there has been some basic and applied research in this area, and some studies demonstrated participants' general preference for earning reinforcers as opposed to simply getting them for "free." My guest for Session 201, Dr. Holly Gover, published a review and meta-analysis on this topic in a recent issue of The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, called, "On the generality of preference for contingent reinforcement." In this episode, we discuss how she became interested in this topic, what motivated her to review this literature, what she learned from this process, and perhaps of most interest to you, what implications these findings have for practice. Towards the end of the conversation, we changed gears a bit and discussed Holly's work in the area of feeding challenges. She quickly reviewed what is currently known about the assessment and treatment of these problems, as well as the unique approach to resolving feeding issues that she has outlined. Holly will be presenting on this topic at the upcoming Stone Soup Conference on October 21st (disclosure: the Lake Ridge Community Support Services, host of the conference, is a BOP sponsor, and they are providing listeners with discounted registration when using the promo code, PODCAST). Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't ask - no, I mean beg you to to listen to Holly's advice for newly-minted BCBAs. I'm not kidding you that this has to be one of the best pieces of advice offered on this podcast. Please do yourself a favor and check it out and let me know if you agree. OK, here are some links: Holly's Vanderbilt University page. Holly's Google Scholar page. TRIAD - Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Session 186: Enhanced Choice Model, Adithyan Rajaraman. Luczynski and Hanley (2013). Do Children Prefer Contingencies? An evaluation of the efficacy and preference for contingent versus non-contingent social reinforcement during play. Luczynski and Hanley (2010). Examining the Generality of Children's Preference for Contingent Reinforcement via Extension to Different Reinforcers, Responses, and Schedules. QCABA - Quebec Association for Behaviour Analysis. Koffer and Coulson (1971). Feline indolence: Cats prefer free to response-produced food. Osborne (1977). The free food (contrafreeloading) phenomenon: A review and analysis. Honig & Staddon: Handbook of Operant Behavior (disclosure: Amazon Associates link). In addition to the Stone Soup Conference, if you're interested in learning more about addressing feeding challenges, my colleague, Jen Farris, is putting together a 10-week mentoring cohort on this topic called Happy, Relaxed, and Eating. This is for a 10-week cohort consisting of 6, 2-hour LIVE virtual meetings and includes 12 CEs. There is also an option for no CEs at a discounted rate. And she is giving podcast listeners a 10% discount. So use the code BOP at checkout, or just tell Jen you heard about it on the podcast. If you're looking for continuing education on a wide variety of topics, don't forget that many of your favorite Behavioral Observations shows are available for approved continuing education.
This week we are joined by Behavior Analyst and mother of two, Leanne Page. Leanne is the author of the book ‘Parenting with Science” and runs a website titled ParentingwithABA.org where she shares helpful tips with families looking to improve their parenting strategies, reduce parent burnout, and build connections with their kids. As a parent coach, author, and designer of educational courses, Leanne excels at assisting parents in sifting through the noise and drama of parenting advice. Download the podcast to learn more! Visit Leanne's Website and Access Helpful Resources! https://www.parentingwithaba.org/ Purchase the book 'Parenting With Science": https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Science-Behavior-Analysis-Sanity/dp/0692495282/ref=asc_df_0692495282/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312162455511&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3711142130719316531&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029703&hvtargid=pla-573486146532&psc=1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
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In this episode, we recap and analyze Episode 9 of It's Okay to Not Be Okay, the hit K Drama on Netflix. In this episode, the children's story is King Donkey Ears, the story about the King who had donkey ears and told his hairdresser to keep it a secret. After many years, the hairdresser could no longer hold the secret in, so he shouted to the forest that the king had donkey ears.The show opens with Gang Tae and Meun Young arguing over going on a trip; they clearly have different ideas for this trip. They ultimately go up to the mountains, visit a spectacular suspension bridge, and spend the night at a guesthouse. They even run into A-reum and Jeoung-Tae, who have run away together, but ultimately decide to separate until they are both recovered enough to be together successfully. Before leaving the guesthouse, Gang Tae gives Meun Young a bouquet of flowers, the flowers he was never able to give her when they were kids.So much happened in this episode, but the most important scene is when Sang Tae confronts Gang Tae and accuses him of lying because Gang Tae and Meun Young went away together without telling Sang Tae the truth. Sang Tae asks Gang Tae who likes more, him or Meun Young, and then shouts that Gang Tae told their mother every day that he wanted Sang Tae to die, and Gang Tae pushed him into the frozen river and left him to die.This episode also featured:The growing relationship between the publisher and Ju-riMeun Young's dad saying Meung Young's just like “that woman,” who was a monster who killed someone and whom he killed.The mysterious patient Park Ok-ran taking her book “The Muder of the Witch of the West” from Nurse ParkReferences:Filming locations for It's Okay to Not Be OkayWhat do chrysanthemums mean?What do chrysanthemums means?
This week we welcome Behaviorbabe an online persona created by Dr. Amanda N. Kelly, who is an ethical supporter of the accurate application of behavior analysis. As a result of her effective dissemination efforts and unwavering passion and commitment to expanding access to services, Behaviorbabe has received invitations to lecture before audiences all over the world, including those in Canada, Manila, Bermuda, Turkey, and the United States. Download the latest episode to listen in on our discussion regarding fundamental ethical behavior analysis. Check out the Behavior Babe Website and Digital Resource Library: Website: https://www.behaviorbabe.com/ Infographics Library: https://www.behaviorbabe.com/aba-infographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Autism is often associated with literal or black-and-white thinking. Today we discuss examples of this kind of thinking from an autistic perspective and how to communicate more effectively with your literal thinking child.
Link to bioRxiv paper: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2022.09.20.508692v1?rss=1 Authors: Lopez-Rodriguez, A. B., Murray, C., Kealy, J., Towns, C., Nazmi, A., Arnold, L., Doran, M., Lowry, J., Cunningham, C. Abstract: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are predominantly developmental in nature and largely genetically determined. There are some human data supporting the idea that fever can improve symptoms in some individuals but the human data for this are limited and there are almost no data to support this from animal models. In the current study, we used a whole body hyperthermia (WBH) protocol and systemic inflammation induced by bacterial endotoxin (LPS) to dissociate temperature and inflammatory elements of fever in order to examine the impact of these environmental stressors on behavioural signs in two animal models relevant to ASD: C58BL/6 and Shank3B- mice. While only LPS induced inflammatory signatures in the brain, WBH and LPS induced both overlapping and distinct neuronal cFos activation in several brain regions and modest effects on heat shock gene expression. In behavioural experiments LPS significantly suppressed most activities over 24-48 hours while WBH reduced repetitive behaviours and improved social interaction in C58BL/6 mice. In Shank3B- mice WBH significantly reduced compulsive grooming. The data are the first, to our knowledge, to demonstrate that elevated body temperature, in the absence of underpinning inflammation, can improve some behavioural signs in two distinct animal models of ASD. Given the developmental and genetic nature of ASD, evidence that symptoms may be ameliorated by environmental perturbations indicates that there are possibilities for improving function in these individuals. Copy rights belong to original authors. Visit the link for more info Podcast created by PaperPlayer
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Today's topics are: Aluminum kills your brain and plastic disrupts your hormone. Aluminum causes degeneration of the nervous system, especially the neurons in the brain. This podcast will tell you how toxic is aluminum? And how does it affect your body in a negative way? Besides foils and cookware, where else is aluminum present in the food supply and consumer products? And how to minimize absorption of aluminum.Some chemicals in plastic can disrupt your hormones, causing serious illnesses or even cancer. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors. This podcast will help you understand why you can gain weight, without eating a lot, or why you can become diabetes, without eating excessive sugar? And how about losing your sex drive or having birth defects? If you understand the root cause of your health problem, you will be able to minimize the damage, and potentially improve your health. We will go over these important topics.· What is the endocrine system and the role of hormones?· Which products will disrupt your hormones?· How to identify harmful plastic products?Please visit Ahbonbon.com for further information. Support the show
Ken Benau, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in adult psychotherapy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, in 1988. His dissertation focused on integrative, mind/body approaches to creative problem solving and symbolization in psychotherapy. Dr. Benau has been a California licensed clinical psychologist since 1990, and maintains a private practice in Kensington, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He provides individual, couple, and family therapy, professional consultation, and training. Dr. Benau has expertise in working with children and adults with various learning and developmental differences, including those living with LD, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has a special interest and expertise in shame and pride-informed psychotherapy with survivors of relational trauma. Dr. Benau has presented his ideas about shame, pride, and dissociation and their therapeutic applications in psychotherapy with relational trauma survivors at various international conferences, webinars and podcasts. He has also written several non-peer and peer reviewed articles with that same theme, where he introduced the concept and phenomena of pro-being pride, a powerful antidote to traumatic shame states. Pro-being pride is the experience of taking delight in one's unique way of being and relating to oneself, others, and the world. Dr. Benau's book, Shame, Pride, and Relational Trauma: Concepts and Psychotherapy, was published by Routledge in March, 2022. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ken-Benau Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute
This week we welcome Scott Revlin, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and assistant director over ABS Kids, Ventura. Over the past 20 years, he has been heavily involved in Autism advocacy and parent training. In Today's episode, we will talk about what to do while on a waitlist. Waitlists for autism diagnoses currently act as a universal barrier to accessing care and affect both urban and rural families. Download this episode to learn about this important topic with Scott today. Find Local Resources through The Autism Society: https://autismsociety.org/ Autism Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismparenting/ Community resources through Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
With the use of technology increasing at a rapid rate among people of all ages, we have to ask ourselves how much is too much? The answer to that is kind of complicated. It depends on the content, depends on the activity, and it definitely depends on each individual user. But today's guest shares why it is important to follow your gut if you think screen time and technology use is a deeper problem. In this episode, Dr. Joe Dilley helps us see how to identify when kids are dependent on their electronics. This type of addiction as with any addition can be detrimental so he also shares ways we can break the addiction. We have to look for reasons and the motivations behind the use of technology and determine how much is enough and what is beyond the limit. Dr. Joe Dilley is a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Texas and California. He is also the author of a fantastic book called The Game is Playing Your Kid. This book was written pre-pandemic and although the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we use technology, the book remains relevant and useful. Show Notes: [2:07] - Dr. Dilley wrote his book and a few articles for ChildNEXUS regarding technology use in kids pre-pandemic. [3:03] - The pandemic provided an unexpected and unwelcome boost to everybody's digital time spent. [4:01] - Lockdowns and quarantines exacerbated an already high use of technology at home. [5:08] - Dr. Dilley shares some of the issues high use of technology can cause. [6:22] - Anxiety has a complex relationship with isolation. [7:55] - We are just scratching the surface of mental health effects. What will the ripple effect be with academics? [9:03] - Kids having to learn to read remotely during the pandemic, especially those who have learning differences, are likely to get looked over. [11:29] - There are unique risk factors of tech use for those with ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. [13:36] - Technology could also be used as an escape for struggling students. [15:27] - Trust your gut as a parent. If you are concerned that your child is spending too much time using technology, look into it. [16:55] - Kids are going to push back. [18:31] - “Screen time” encompasses so many types of use like television, social media, phone use, video games, and more. [19:54] - What are the physiological and psychological effects of screen time? There are differences depending on the quality of the screen time. [21:30] - There is a very complex relationship between the use of technology and the possible effects it has. [22:58] - After about 3 hours, the benefits of gaming diminish. [23:58] - Playing a video game as a team for 2 hours is much different than scrolling through Instagram for 2 hours. [26:26] - The methods in his book have been recommended to parents by their own children. [27:27] - Going back to school could be a great time to reset the guidelines around technology use at home. [29:34] - There are ways to communicate with your child or adolescent that can place boundaries on technology use. [30:41] - This isn't a quick process and it can be difficult. [31:31] - It is much easier to just put the kids in front of the screen, especially the younger ones. [33:22] - Seize the opportunities to make some changes. About Our Guest: Dr. Joe Dilley graduated from the University of Iowa with honors and high distinction in Psychology. He then brought this multifaceted view of the human psyche to his doctoral studies at Northwestern University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Now a licensed psychologist practicing in Texas and California, Dr. Joe specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, ADHD, and Gaming Disorder. His book The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug & Reconnect in the Digital Age offers practical and fair approaches to managing screen time, even in the COVID era. Connect with Dr. Joe Dilley: Synergy Psych Website Phone: (626) 539-2001 x1 Links and Related Resources: The Game is Playing Your Kid by Dr. Joe Dilley How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age by Dr. Joe Dilley Clarifying Gray Areas in Family Tech Use Family Tech Use Part 2: Resolving Common Dilemmas Episode 24: Should We Worry About Screen Time During a Pandemic? with Dr. Allison Kawa Join our email list so that you can receive information about upcoming webinars - ChildNEXUS.com The Diverse Thinking Different Learning podcast is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or legal advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Additionally, the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests are not considered treatment and do not necessarily reflect those of ChildNEXUS, Inc or the host, Dr. Karen Wilson.
Today's episode is part of our clinicians' series, where we take you behind the therapist's door to give you an insight into what happens within the therapeutic relationship. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Emily Varon, BCBA. Emily is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She has over 22 years of experience and devoted her practice to improving the sleep habits of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2010. Emily's company Ready Set Sleep, provides education, CEUs, sleep program development, and individual consultation to families seeking support with their child's sleep. Together Graham and Emily discuss the assessment process and the beginning steps to creating a new sleep routine, taking inventory of how the child falls asleep, paying attention to the changes in their environment, and understanding the goals of therapy and how to reach an end-point. For more information about Ready.Set.Sleep, please visit: https://readysetsleep.com For more information about the services provided by Ready.Set.Sleep, please visit: https://readysetsleep.com/services/ For practitioners interested in CEUs around sleep therapy, please visit: https://readysetsleep.thinkific.com If you'd like to get in contact with Emily, please visit: https://readysetsleep.com/contact-us/
We have had many of our listeners ask us to talk about our different medication journies with our kids. In this episode, we discuss our individual choices for our kids regarding prescription medication and some of the issues that lead us down the path of seeking additional help. You will hear all sides of the choices and some guilt that can take place after entering this path. We each have a different perspective for our kids and the balancing of the decision regarding medication. The main point we want everyone to know is that medication may or may not work for your kids. No matter what you choose, it is an individual choice, and we do not put any judgment on anyone for choosing medication or choosing not to walk down the medication path. It is a hard choice and, most of the time, a long path to find a medication that works. We are not medical professionals and do not claim to know the complicated layers it takes to understand how the medication affects the body. If you have additional questions for us, please reach out at email@example.com. You can find us at Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos You can also find us on 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 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 - Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos
Hasna Nada has dedicated the past ten years to advocating for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a personal journey inspired by her son being diagnosed with autism. Back when parents who had children with autism would seek answers and support in online forums, Hasna decided to take a leap of faith and set up the Child Development Centre (CDC) to provide services for kids with autism. She's now working on an online platform called Learn Autism. This was recorded at the CDC during her last day in Qatar. In this episode, she reflects on her difficult but inspirational journey. If you want to support the podcast, please leave a review. Don't forget to subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay updated on new episodes! Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekhaledsoltan/
At the forefront of the Neurodiversity Movement are Autistic people who are advocating for their own rights. This is an exciting time, as there are more ways for even nonverbal communicators to find their voices through visual and augmented means like social media. I cover the definition of an ASD diagnosis, what this can look like in small children, why it is hard to diagnose in those under 3, and the differences between language development in girls and boys with ASD. I touch on "masking" and "gestalts", which will be future episodes. For More Information: Home | Autism Speaks (It should be noted that there is not an autistic person on the board of this organization). Early Signs of Autism Video Tutorial from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders | Kennedy Krieger Institute Autistic Self Advocacy Network (autisticadvocacy.org) Visit my website at PlayTeachTalk for journal entries, YouTube videos, and short courses offered twice monthly to enhance language skills in young children.
Dr. Amy Izuno-Garcia is an autism expert who was "literally birthed into it". We have just enough time today to scratch the surface of one of the biggest discussions in psychology right now: how to characterize the autism spectrum. Come on down into our rabbit hole for some myth busting, empathizing, and light philosophical quandary into the nature of humanity–both autistic and allistic.Honorable Mentions:-Dr. Izuno-Garcia's personal and professional journey to her current autism work-challenges…and STRENGTHS (examples: social difficulties, directness, masking/camoflauging, anxiety/internalizing difficulties, intense–but not necessarily “restricted”--interests, perspective taking [cognitive and empathetic and regulation and scope thereof], taking things literally, synesthesia, sensory differences)-”disorder” vs. difference; (how) could we help without labels?-why might it be offensive to say “We're all a little autistic”?-conflating “severity” with “functioning”-building awareness and acceptance without creating “token” or stereotypical characters-self-diagnosis (especially for adults and women); pros and cons of getting a “label”; recommendations and the journey beyond the diagnosis-overemphasis on individual therapy (pssst: there's no therapy “FOR autism”, only for associated distress and challenges) and underemphasis on re-examining society-wide attitudes/environments; ensuring help and support at all levels, not just individual-neurodiversity perspective ~ our *working* description is this: Neurodevelopmental differences/traits/features are scattered across the population, “autism” represents a constellation of those traits (where “they all line up”), and “ASD” or “Autism Spectrum Disorder” is when the traits line up AND are impacting your functioning/causing significant distress; see https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-981-13-8437-0.pdf and https://lnkd.in/gBMxzWcX , for critique, see https://lnkd.in/gGEZF7_F)Resources:Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network: https://awnnetwork.org Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) https://autisticadvocacy.org AANE (includes volunteer-supported concierge service https://www.aane.org Kate Loveland, PhD and the CLASS Clinic at UT Health https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/autism-spectrum-disorder/ https://www.utphysicians.com/provider/katherine-a-loveland/ Amy Izuno-Garcia earned her PhD in school psychology from the University of Houston and completed her doctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center in the clinical assessment and diagnostics track. She currently works at the CLASS Clinic with Dr. Kate Loveland in Houston, TX. Her research and clinical interests surround improving outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum through the provision of high-quality assessment, intervention, and consultative services. Her passion for this work is inspired by her experience growing up with family members on the spectrum. In her free time, she enjoys buying too many clothes at thrift stores, playing video games, and trying new restaurants with her husband.---Thanks for listening to The Psychologists Podcast, where we discuss all things psychology through a very personal lens. Drs. Gill and Julia Strait are (married) psychologists living and working in Houston, Texas with two kids, two dogs, and way too much interest in psychology.
We share audio from our third episode of the Embracing Autism IRL video series where we sit down with Andrew Komarow, Autistic Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and founder of Planning Across the Spectrum. In this episode, we chat about the importance of Financial independence for individuals with disabilities and how […]
While I'm not a clinical psychology professional, I often work with couples who have discovered that their brains are wired in completely different ways. This realization often arises when one partner (or both) consistently behaves in a way that creates friction between them, totally baffling the other. As humans, our brains are wonderfully diverse and have unique strengths, but it's hard to understand what's going on in your partner's head when their experience is so different from your own. Today, I'll share my perspective on recognizing the differences between you and your partner and how those insights can help us see the same patterns in a very different context.As you listen to this episode, you'll hear about:How being diagnosed with ADD affected me and my relationshipSome of the unique challenges and strengths of partners with ADDTools and strategies I have used to become a better partner to my “neurotypical” husbandHow I have seen neurodiversity (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, introversion, and intensities) play out within relationshipsThe importance of taking responsibility for the impact you have on the people around youAnd more. Note: I use the term “ADD” in this episode to refer to what is now categorized in the DSM as “ADHD predominantly inattentive type” because it is the term used when I was diagnosed. E.g. Join the conversation by listening, then share your story or response on our voicemail at 206-659-9865 or inside our free Conscious Couples' Circle on Mighty Networks.“If we can take it out of the context of "What's wrong with you?" and really understand difference, we go a long way to having a much more mutually satisfying relationship. And this kind of insight saves marriages.”-Michele Lisenbury ChristensenHot Moments in This Episode:My tendency to “go hard or go home” (4:49)Why boring tasks are excruciating for your partner with ADD (10:49)How ADD tendencies affect us in bed (12:45)Neurodiversity that you may notice in your relationship (13:42) I celebrate you and your partner exactly as you are. May you find new ways to fit ever better together. And may the light within you illuminate the world around you.RESOURCES OR LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Quiet by Susan CainIf the conversations on this podcast are resonating for you and you want to create the love, sex, and aliveness you desire with more ease, I invite you to enter a deeper relationship with me, through private coaching or my group mentorship program. Either way, you get powerful tools, conversation cheat sheets, meditations, and my loving and skillful attention every month, so your capacity for the pleasure and joy you want grows, continuously. CLICK HERE to apply for a consultation.
Join Dr. Stephanie Holmes and Natalie as they discuss the impact of music when working with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Music is a powerful force in life that most of us are drawn to. Explore how to use music as a tool for at-home behavior management from a board-certified music therapist. You will learn easy to implement music experiences that will help both you and your loved one to navigate difficult behavioral situations, practice relaxation and coping skills, and facilitate appropriate expression of emotions.Natalie Fouty is a board-certified music therapist with over ten years of experience in the field. Currently serving as the Executive Director for Key Changes Therapy Services, Inc., her background includes working with children and adults with a wide array of medical and mental health diagnoses. Natalie's passion lies in making music an accessible medium of growth for all who may benefit.https://keychangesmusictherapy.com/
In this episode I am joined by Rebecca Taskin M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD, ATP. She is a licensed pediatric speech and language pathologist with a background in neuroscience. Rebecca is certified in PROMPT therapy as a motor planning intervention for children with speech-sound disorders, and has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Angelman's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Pallister-Killian Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Infantile Strokes and Seizures, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and various genetic disorders. Rebecca is a trained feeding therapist and has taken courses from the renowned Debra Beckman and Diane Bahr, on treatment techniques in feeding and swallowing disorders. She works with babies and young adults who have different types of swallowing disorders, from sensory impairments to motor disorders. Rebecca has been the lead therapist on several g-tube and ng-tube weans and is trained in several methods for sensory feeding therapy including the SOS Approach to Feeding. She assess, treats, and manages different types of dysphagia, collaborating with nutritionists, physicians, and parents to work towards meaningful outcomes.
The National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia aspires to streamline referral pathways so that children can get the right help as early as possible. But despite the best intentions of many clinicians, there are drivers in the health system that make implementation difficult. There are constraints in the way specialists can be reimbursed for time spent managing a case through the diagnostic process. And the extent of developmental disorders in the community may not be reflected in the depth of training in this area. We also hear about some breaking research into a highly accurate diagnostic screening tool that could reveal just how prevalent ASD is in the community.GuestsDr Paul Hotton FRACP (Staff Specialist in Community Child Health and Child Protection, Sydney Children's Hospital Network; Chair of CCCH at RACP)with input from Associate Professor Josephine Barbaro (Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University) ProductionWritten and produced by Mic Cavazzini DPhil. Music licenced from Epidemic Sound includes ‘Falling from the Clouds' by Sven Lindvall, ‘Lantern Room (Instrumental)' by Torii Wolf and ‘Not Blue' by Kylie Dailey. Image by Elva Etienne licenced from Getty Images.Please visit the RACP website for a transcript and supporting references. RACP members can claim CPD credits for listening via MyCPD.
Young philosophers E. Wright and Ro's Gold are joined by a very special guest this week to discuss the girlfriend who didn't exist, Autism Spectrum Disorder, working as a CSM, neurodivergence vs. neurotypical, studying gender roles, being a parent on the spectrum, grieving the idea of a certain life, chasing a high and common misconceptions on ASD. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tsper/message
In today's episode of Psych Talk I chat with Dr. Jenicka Engler, a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist by training who specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Dr. Jenicka defines what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, as well as common misconceptions about autism. We discuss the various avenues for receiving a diagnosis of ASD, as well as the treatment options for ASD. We talk about the influx of self-diagnosis of autism on social media and the benefits and risks of doing so. Further, Dr. Jenicka provides words of advice and encouragement for parents who are seeking an autism diagnosis for their child or whose child just received a diagnosis of autism.Connect with Dr. Jenicka:Instagram: @drjenickaWays to Work With Me:Mind Over MatterLGBTQ+ Affirming MasterclassResources:Anti-Racism ResourcesLGBTQ+ Affirming ResourcesThe Helping Professional's Guide to Boundary SettingConnect with Me:Follow me on IG @jessicaleighphdFollow the podcast on IG @psych.talk.podcastFollow me on TikTok @jessicaleighphdJoin my Facebook community: Grow Through What You Go ThroughIntro/Outro Music:Life of Riley by Kevin MacLeodMusic LicenseSmells Like HumansLike spending time with funny friends talking about curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show
Dr. Alice Shillingsburg, Director of the Integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Munroe-Meyer Institute, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center. She previously served as the Director of the Language and Learning Clinic at the Marcus Autism Center and was Associate Professor at Emory University in the Division of Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities.Dr. Shillingsburg is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at the doctoral level. Her clinical expertise includes the development of language and behavioral programming to address a variety of behavioral difficulties and social communication deficits associated with autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Shillingsburg has published over 45 empirical papers on interventions for children with developmental disabilities. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and an editorial board member for Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. She is a a former Associate Editor of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
This week we welcome Chris Collins to the podcast to talk about the role ABA can play in clinical settings and general education to support inclusion. Chris is the founder of a Florida-based non-profit called “A-B-Aid Suncoast.” The non-profit helps families get access to the care they need. There are often barriers to getting ABA in the school system. Back to school is in full swing, this is a great episode to listen to. Download this episode to learn more! Visit the A-B-Aid Suncoast Website: https://www.abaidsuncoast.org/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Today I'm joined by the fabulous Tracy Gray who is sharing her experience as a Yoga teacher and therapist. We talk ASD and Yoga therapy, growing a business over time, becoming an expert, creating curriculum and a bunch more. A great conversation I hope you enjoy.Come meet me on my National Tour! Reserve your place here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/immersionsCheck out English for Yoga Teachers here: https://engaunite.com/english-for-yoga-teachers/?affiliate=mcdonaldamy&v=796834e7a283Looking to make your own simple, super user-friendly all-in-one website? Check out Offering Tree (and scoop up some awesome savings) here: www.offeringtree.com/amySupport this show via Patreon and get access to more goodies here: https://www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonaldCheck out Tracy's course here: https://yogatherapyinstitute.com.au/events/autism-spectrum-disorder-and-yoga-therapy/
This week my guest is Clare Anderson of Clutter Free & Organised, Claire Anderson is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and the Founder of ‘Clutter – Free'. She spent 15 years in America working in various exciting jobs which we will discuss shortly. In 2014 she returned to UK and did a Masters Degree in Behaviour Analysis. Now in addition to being a professional De-Clutterer, she is a Behaviour Analyst specialising in ASD and Autism. I thought it would be great to discuss her speciality and also give her tips to help parents who have children who have been diagnosed with ASD. It was so wonderful to chat to Claire and find out about her amazing life since yachting in the USA (yep, we chatted about Below Deck), why she got her Masters Degree and how she has helped clients with ASD and also become an organiser. If your child has been diagnosed with ASD (or ASC, as it is also called) and need tips on how to get organised and decluttered in your home, have a listen to this episode and listen to Claire's sage advice. I loved our conversation and hope you will do. Have a listen and let me know what you think. Find Claire here https://clutterfreeandorganised.uk/ Https://www.instagram.com/clutter_free_and_organised/ https://www.facebook.com/ClutterFreeAndOrganised Thanks for listening as always. Shelina x ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Earn back 70% of your Item's Value when you Sell on The Luxury Closet - Use Code DM22 Buy Can You Find it in Five Seconds on Amazon now! Paperback coming soon! Learn more about DeCluttr Me on our website or follow Decluttr Me on Social Media: Facebook • Twitter • Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we welcome professor, and author, Dr. Hank Schlinger to the podcast to talk with us about how building self-esteem plays a role in living a happy & healthy life. Dr. Schlinger is the author of the book “How to Build Good Behavior and Sef–Esteem in Children” which is an excellent resource for both parents of kids on the spectrum as well as the clinicians that help those children. We also talk about the importance of building caregivers' confidence in their ability to parent! Download the podcast to learn more! Check out Dr. Hank's books: https://www.amazon.com/BUILD-GOOD-BEHAVIOR-SELF-ESTEEM-CHILDREN/dp/B097SJKQCH https://www.amazon.com/B-Skinner-Revolutionary-Science-Behavior/dp/B09WCBT195/ref=asc_df_B09WCBT195/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=582210479008&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7481954348115043659&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029757&hvtargid=pla-1647642357533&psc=1 Follow Dr. Hank on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hschling/ . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
In this episode, we sat down with GAPS Practitioner, River Yeo to learn the foundational principles of restoring gut health. The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a neurosurgeon who was forced to step outside of the traditional paradigm when her child was diagnosed with autism. The GAPS diet is now widely used as a powerful healing protocol to help those who suffer from dis-ease of any kind. Tune in to learn what foods are best for healing intestinal permeability (leaky gut), mood disorders, poor digestion, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, chronic fatigue, and more. Find River Yeohttps://www.yeowellnesscollective.com/Yeo Wellness Collective Youtube@riverrebeccayeoFind us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer
This weekend's 1 in 44 guest is Paul Cimins! Paul is the father of a child with autism and is the CEO and founder of Autism Radio™. Started in 2007, Autism Radio™ is dedicated to raising public awareness about Autism, and helping individuals, families, and society cope with struggles of this disorder. Their mission is to raise funds and distribute them to families in need who are dealing with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn more about Paul and Autism Radio™ at: https://www.autismradio.org/
Professor Tony Attwood has specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He has written two books: Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals and The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. Between the two, they've sold over 800,000 copies and have been translated into dozens of languages. He has been a keynote speaker at many Australian and International Conferences and he presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals, and individuals with Asperger's syndrome all over the world. Today, Dr. Attwood helps us to better understand autistic traits in the gender-questioning teens we see today. We covered this topic in Episode 17 but felt there were things we missed and wanted to clarify. As Dr. Atwood informed us before we hit record, his expertise is in Autism, and he may not be as well versed in the intricacies of contemporary gender identity activism or the studies around gender dysphoria, transition, and desistance. But his knowledge of autism in children and teens is vast and he was engaging and lovely to speak to! We asked Dr. Attwood about special interests, or the fixations and narrow obsessions that are common in autism, we asked him about the difficulty with socializing and how immediate affirmation in an LGBT peer group might be experienced. We also delve into the vulnerabilities and strengths of autistic adolescents and how parents can best support their children when they make rigid or urgent demands. Dr. Attwood highlights the difficult position parents may be in when their child is highly distressed but rushing into a process he/she may not fully understand. We also explored the new world that has opened up to teens via computers and social media and the tricky landscape that complicates a normal adolescent search for identity. Links: Website: https://tonyattwood.com.au/ (https://tonyattwood.com.au/) Dr. Attwood's Books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PKm1AN (https://amzn.to/3PKm1AN) Events: https://www.attwoodandgarnettevents.com/ (https://www.attwoodandgarnettevents.com) Extended Notes Sasha explains to Professor Attwood the slower, psychological approach to gender facilitated on this podcast. Often, in those with autism, the age of emotional maturity does not match the chronological age. Professor Attwood describes what he believes to be the similarities between autism and gender. Autistic individuals seek affirmation and the transgender community offers affirmation but not at the level the autistic individual is seeking. Discovering a self-identity, regardless of gender, is a mechanism of realization utilized by Professor Attwood. Parents are expected to accept a child's different concept of self in autism and gender. From a psychological perspective, it seems that social transition creates a sort of pathway toward medical transition. With autism subtlety is rare. Professor Attwood shares the positive and negative physical and psychological advantages for teens who find acceptance online. In his group, Professor Attwood explores how the world is perceived by autistic individuals. The ratio of autistic boys to girls is two to one. One in three of those in eating disorder clinics have autism, gender-dysphoria, etc. What it means when diagnoses are changed from autism to ADHD+. Professor Attwood describes an example of when children have characteristics of autism but not the disability. Gender exploration can lead to a change of course and into a new persona. Professor Attwood doesn't see autism as a psychiatric condition. Psychiatrists may see autism as a treatable condition. People who are bad at emotional regulation become controlling over others. Professor Attwood is bilingual. He speaks neuro-typical speak to neurotypical people and autism-speak to the autistic parent. Wider Lens Renewal Retreat – Arizona 2022:...
Nine years after DSM-5, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is still settling into clinical practice. Dr. Jennifer Thomas helps sort out the differential diagnosis between ARFID, anorexia, and other conditions and plan treatment in the context of comorbid conditions, such as anxiety disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder.CME: Take the CME Post-Test for this episode Published On: 07/25/2022Duration: 23 minutes, 15 secondsReferenced Article: “Diagnosing and Treating Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder,” The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, July 2022Joshua Feder, MD, Mara Goverman, LCSW, and Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity
This week we welcome Dr. Jerrod Brown back to the podcast to talk with us about Trauma Informed Care. Jerrod has been featured on multiple episodes of the podcast. We have talked about a variety of topics including executive functioning, screen time use, social cognition, and theory of mind. Jerrod's a professor, trainer, and private consultant with extensive experience working with individuals on the spectrum. As we all know, each person with autism is unique and might need additional support in some areas. Families and professional care teams alike should both consider historical traumas when caring for a child in order to help them reach their goals. Download the podcast to learn more! Check out some of the awesome resources mentioned in this episode: Creating Collective Healing and Resilience with Jerrod Brown - Episode 31 of the We Rise podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkK3PKt60Vo EP 69: An "ACES" Overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFrchXogjvY Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Jerrod Brown https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-and-the/id1532678240?i=1000560502434 Below is a link to an article I recently published: Interview Considerations – Complex Trauma https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/interview-considerations-complex-trauma/?ref=9937077895167230546fd4935d074fdd Reach out to Jerrod Brown directly: email@example.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 and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Lamar Hardwick (DMin, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor at Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia. He and his wife, Isabelle have three daughters. Dr. Hardwick's blogs and articles can be found on his website. Get your copies Dr. Hardwick's books:I am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic PastorDisability in the Church: A Vision for Diversity and InclusionKey Questions:What is my purpose?How can my community become more inclusive?How can my church better include people with disabilities?How can churches share the Gospel with kids and teens on the spectrum?Key Scripture:“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:3–9 Become a Church that Embraces People with Disabilities!Joni and Friends provides church training resources to help you welcome and embrace people with disabilities. See how you can start or grow your disability ministry! Find more encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada's radio podcast and daily devotional.Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.Your support makes this podcast possible!Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Founded by international disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada, we provide Christ-centered care through Joni's House, Wheels for the World, and Retreats and Getaways, and offer disability ministry training and higher education through the Christian Institute on Disability.
Up to a third of developing children will experience some sleep disturbance with most children experiencing difficulties going to sleep or maintaining sleep during the night. However, when we think of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we don't often realize that as many as 80% of these children experience debilitating sleep disturbances with trouble falling asleep and a tendency to wake up throughout the night. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Emily Varon, BCBA. Emily is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She has over 22 years of experience and devoted her practice to improving the sleep habits of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2010. Emily's company Ready.Set.Sleep, provides education, CEUs, sleep program development, and individual consultation to families seeking support with their child's sleep. Together they discuss the challenges to sleeping and its effects on the body, we discuss the signs and symptoms of sleep disturbances, and finally some sustainable strategies to ready the body for sleep. Sleep is at the top of the pyramid when it comes to health and wellness, and the sustainability of these strategies do work. For more information about Ready.Set.Sleep, please visit: https://readysetsleep.com For more information about the services provided by Ready.Set.Sleep, please visit: https://readysetsleep.com/services/ For more information about Ready.Set.Sleep on Instagram, please follow at: https://www.instagram.com/readysetsleep_/
Lamar Hardwick (DMin, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor at Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia. He and his wife, Isabella have three daughters. Dr. Hardwick's blogs and articles can be found on his website.Get your copies Dr. Hardwick's books:I am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic PastorDisability in the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion Key Questions:What is it like to grow up with undiagnosed autism?What is it like to live with autism as an adult?How can churches and communities support people with autism?What do people (especially people with disabilities) experience when they encounter the church? Key Scriptures:“Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.” Jonah 1:3–4“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Find more encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada's radio podcast and daily devotional.Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.Your support makes this podcast possible!Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Founded by international disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada, we provide Christ-centered care through Joni's House, Wheels for the World, and Retreats and Getaways, and offer disability ministry training and higher education through the Christian Institute on Disability.