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Autism Radio™ is a Non Profit Organization that is committed to making a difference in the Autism Community. Our Mission is to improve the lives of the individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their friends and families, who struggle to understand, treat, care for, and get the help necessary for their loved ones.

Monday
Apr142014

Show#211 Interview with Meghan Mulvenna who is the founder of Special Travelers

Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio Tonight's Show is with Host Paul Cimins Who Sits down and Speaks with  

 

Meghan Mulvenna who is the founder of Special Travelers, an organization based on the need for children with autism and other developmental disabilities to be supported in everyday life experiences. This is what she feels is the purpose of Special Education, to impart skills to children who will then be able to use them within their homes and communities. Their goal is to bridge the gap between learning and living.

The role of Special Travelers is truly unique. They pick up where education leaves off. Some of their services include accompanying individuals on family vacations, events and day trips; facilitating common community-based scenarios such as shopping at grocery stores or eating in restaurants; and creating effective home-based systems for improving routines, leisure activities and basic responsibilities.

 

Meghan holds a BA in Special Education, Teacher of the Handicapped certification, and MA in Organizational Behavior. She has served the population with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities, including as Williams, Fragile X, and Angelman syndromes. Having served as an in-home provider, teacher, consultant, Coordinator and Educational Director, Meghan is most passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

 

She can be reached at specialtravelers@gmail.com, or by phone at (443) 228-6436. Visit www.special-travelers.org for more information about their services.

Monday
Apr072014

Show#210 Interview with Dr. Liz Matheis who is a licensed Clinical Psychologist  

Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio Tonight's Show is with Host Paul Cimins Who Sits down and Speaks with Dr. Liz Matheis who is licensed Clinical Psychologist  and certified School Psychologist who specializes in assisting children and their families with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and  learning/behavioral disorders in Parsippany NJ. She focuses on well-aligned parenting styles via parent coaching, consistent home environment, and the establishment of boundaries and behavioral expectations in helping children and families to realize their fullest potential.  

She also provides psycho-educational assessment that can be used for Child Study Team evaluations, diagnosis of ADHD, Autism and learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia.

As a certified School Psychologist, she has served within the public and private school setting for over 8 years. She is well versed with the New Jersey Special Education Administrative Code and understands the contents of your child's IEP, services and programs that your child is entitled to and deserves.

At present, she is a contributor to a number of popular press magazines and blogs, where she is able to provide real-world, pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Visit her at

Monday
Mar312014

Show#209 Interview with Jill Harris Director of Program Development at Children’s Specialized Hospital in NJ 

Jill Harris is the Director of Program Development at Children’s Specialized Hospital in NJ where I also direct autism services. Children’s is the largest pediatric medical rehabilitation system in the US. Children’s is also one of the largest providers of autism services in NJ.

I am a licensed psychologist and also a school psychologist. I have been involved in autism research related to improving access to early diagnosis for underserved communities. Clinically, I oversee autism services which include diagnostic services, ABA, social skills groups and other therapies, developmental screening and a wide variety of community outreach programs. I also am the parent of an adult son with autism.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of pediatric rehabilitation services and the largest pediatric rehabilitation health system in the United States.

Our hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through delivering superior medical services, in a safe and caring environment. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Renowned therapeutic programs include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; psychology services; neurodevelopmental physician services; recreational therapy and child life, and a full complement of support services.

Children's Specialized has twelve sites in New Jersey and will treat over 20,000 children with special needs this year. Through a blend of innovative therapies, personalized attention and compassionate support, our award-winning doctors and skilled pediatric therapists strive to make a difference for children and their families each and every day.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the preeminent provider of pediatric rehabilitation services and the largest pediatric rehabilitation health system in the United States.

Our hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through delivering superior medical services, in a safe and caring environment. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Renowned therapeutic programs include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; psychology services; neurodevelopmental physician services; recreational therapy and child life, and a full complement of support services.

Here is The Hub Site For Parents of Children With Autism

http://www.childrens-specialized.org/kohlsautismawareness

 

Make Friends With Autism - Community Awareness (10 minute video)

Children's Specialized Hospital

 

Monday
Mar242014

Show#208 Interview with Shelley Tzorfas Author of Recovering Autism & Special Needs

  Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio Tonight's Show is with Host Paul Cimins Who Sits down and Speaks with Shelley Tzorfas who has a different approach to how she works with chidlren on the spectrum than most.She has over 25 years working with children and teens diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and average but struggling kids, the tools and options she has developed are now published in the form of books. In, "Recovering Autism, ADHD and Special Needs," you can learn how some of these problems are physical rather than mental or emotional issues.
With 1 out of 6 children now having "Developmental Disabilities, 1 in 10 ADHD, 1 in 50 having Autism, it is no longer a Niche." Everyone now knows afflicted children. Shelley explains how these afflictions were not prevalent until around 1991. She uses a holistic approach which empowers parents and educators towards recovering kids.
Her informative presentations have been conducted before groups and have been heard on a variety of radio programs throughout the country. She continues to accept new students for her program.
Her witty articles have appeared nationally and internationally both online and in print and her books are recognized globally.
Shelley holds an MFA, is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and other groups.
She is available for consultations, presentations and receiving new students.
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For clients interested in my one to one program, kindly email me: stzorfas@gmail.com
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