10/14 - We would like to hear from our listeners/readers -How do you feel about ABA? Applied Behavioral Analysis? Do you feel it has helped your child? We would like to discuss parental feelings/concerns about this form of teaching the autistic community as it is the only scientifically proven form of therapy for autistic individuals and that's why it's the only form that is covered (if any therapy at all) by the school districts. We would like to discuss the pros and cons of this therapy. Thanks very much. Audience participation is key for us to get a thorough read on social media as to how we feel as an autistic community and what our thoughts are as parents/caretakers. Please reach out to us at email@example.com or call into our show at 1-877-HOPE-777. Call is TOLL FREE. Also, as always, answers remain completely anonymous.
10/3 - Do you have problems with aggressive behaviors with your ASD child, teenager, or adult? How do you handle it? We will also be getting advice from experts on the topic. Please feel free to contact us with your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us TOLL FREE at 1-877-HOPE-777 and be part of our show!! We look forward to hearing from you.
9/20 - Autismradio would like to hear from social media - How much do you know about obtaining Guardianship for you ASD child as he/she makes the transition into adulthood? We'd like to hear from listeners who have gone through this (maybe you could pass along some advice) and we'd like to hear from listeners/followers who have questions/concerns regarding this. We will also do some research and discuss the topic at length. We look forward to hearing from you. Also, please call into our show TOLL FREE at 1-877-HOPE-777 or e-mail us at email@example.com so we can share your advice/concerns on our show.
We would like to hear from our audience - your thoughts on: If, how and when you should tell your child (Asperger's or HFA (high functioning autism) - that he/she has autism? If you've done it - how did it work out? What would your advice be to other parents? We will also be doing some research on the subject and seeing what the experts think. Once again, we love hearing from you. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us TOLL FREE and Be On Our Show - 1-877-HOPE-777. Thanks so much for your participation!
The goal of every autism parent is to have their child grow up and be independent and become a functioning member of society. How do you motivate your child/adult? Do you use "encouragement" - thanking the child for the work he/she has done or do you use "praise" - giving child a reward or saying how proud you are of him/her. What works best for you? Some parenting experts say that "encouragement" fosters self-reliance, whereas "praise" may cause one to depend on others. There is a difference. We would like to discuss this on our next show. Tell us what you think - call our show directly TOLL FREE at 1-877-HOPE-777 or email@example.com. Let us know your thoughts! We look forward to hearing from you.
Here at Autism Radio we like to focus on positivity. We like to give people hope. This week's social media question: "What is it about your ASD child or adult that brings you joy?" Feel free to e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can even be on our show!!! Call Toll Free at 1-877-HOPE-777.
What are the advantages of physical exercise for children/adults on the autism spectrum? What exercise does your child/adult enjoy? What have you found to be difficult about having your ASD child participate in various physical activities? Have you seen any benefits? Name some physical activities you would recommend. Please share your stories or comments with us. We would like to discuss this topic on our next show. You can e-mail us at email@example.com or call us TOLL FREE – 1-877-HOPE-777. You can be on our show!
Autism Radio would like to know how autism has affected your life. You don't have to have a child with autism, be an autistic individual - or even have a relative with autism. We would like to hear from anyone who listens to the program and wants to contribute. Please call us Toll Free at 1-877-HOPE-777. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much.
Autism Radio would like to discuss transitioning from the end of school to the summer. What problems does an ASD individual encounter? How do you handle behaviors? Any suggestions/problems. We will be also sharing some tips from experts in the field. Thanks very much.
AutismRadio will be discussing - How to talk to children with ASD about death as well as helping ASD individuals cope with a death in the family. We will be getting some professional opinions on how to handle this.
If anyone has had any experience with this in his/her own family -please let us know how you dealt with informing your child or how your child handled it. This is a very important topic as a lot of the ASD community relies heavily on the grandparents for help with his/her child and/or children. Thanks very much.
1. Autismradio would like to share our experiences in bringing your ASD child/adult to the dentist and having any work performed. This is usually particularly tough on ASD individuals as they have sensory issues with the mouth and dental work can be pretty intense. Please share your experience with us at email@example.com or be a part of our show!!! Call TOLL FREE - 1-877-HOPE-777. Thanks.
We'd like to hear from our listeners/readers: What are your plans for Easter? How do you celebrate with your ASD child/adult with family or friends? What do you do over the Spring Break? How do you celebrate other Spring Holidays - Passover? Please share traditions that work, maybe ideas for other listeners - as well as some of the obstacles that you run into with your ASD child. You can call into our show TOLL FREE at 1-877-HOPE-777 and be a part of our show! Or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
We would like to hear from all parents of children/adults with autism. What do you find yourself thinking about during the second half of the school year? Are you questioning the amount of progression that has occurred? We would like to share our experiences. Feel free to contact us at 1-877-HOPE-777 and you can even be a part of our show!!! You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
We would like to discuss verbalization as our next social media question. We want to hear from you if your child was non-verbal and then became verbal. What do you think was the most helpful tool in making this happen? We'd like to share and compare experiences. Please contact as at Questions@autismradio.org or call us TOLL FREE and you can even be on our show - 1-877-HOPE-777. Thanks a lot.
We would like to hear from our listeners - please share your experiences, obstacles and possible solutions when taking your autistic child for a haircut. We would also like to discuss experiences with nail trimming -which is another difficult aspect of personal hygiene for parents of children with autism.
Our Social media question of the week: We'd like to know how our readers/listeners survived winter break. What kind of obstacles did you encounter? How did you keep your ASD child busy? Thanks. Please remember you can be part of our radio show TOLL FREE at 1-877-HOPE-777. You can also e-mail you responses or comments to us at Questions@autismradio.org. We look forward to hearing from all of you and sharing your comments on the air.
1) What is apraxia? What is the difference between apraxia and autism?
Please let us know what you know about these two different diagnoses - Do all autistic children have apraxia? We will be discussing and clarifying.
2) A lot of people know that autism has to do with the inability to speak or one who has problems speaking. What a lot of the public is unaware of is the way that autism can affect motor planning. We will be discussing how autism can affect this area of the brain as well and how different therapies can help. Does your child have motor planning issues? What therapy has helped the most?
12/8 - How do you celebrate the holidays with your ASD child/adult? What are the challenges? What are the high points? How has it changed over the years? (religious holidays, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza - whatever you celebrate, and New Years as well) - Please share your thoughts with us and maybe some tips for other parents. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call in and be part of our program! TOLL FREE - 1-877-HOPE-777. We look forward to hearing from all of our listeners and readers.
11/16 - We would like to hear from our listeners - how much do you know about ABA programming? How much do you think you SHOULD know? We are looking forward to hearing from our social media audience as well as speaking with some professionals in the field. Stay tuned. Feel free to call us or comment - TOLL FREE - 1-877-HOPE-777 or write to us at Questions@autismradio.org.