Show #330 -Discussing if, how & when to tell your ASD child that he has autism

Listen in tonight at 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, as your host, Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss the social media question of the week:  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 discussing some research on the subject and seeing what the experts think.  

Show#328 Getting Back In The Swing For School

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss Going back to School and our Social Media Question: HAVE YOU HAD TO EXPLAIN AUTISM TO A PROFESSIONAL?  AUTISMRADIO WILL REVEAL RESPONSES FROM OUR READERS/AUDIENCE - EXAMPLES OF SOMETHING HE/SHE WERE TOLD BY A PROFESSIONAL THAT WAS COMPLETELY INACCURATE AND YOUR CHILD PROVED HIM/HER WRONG.  

WE ALSO DISCUSS HOW OTHER PARENTS WHO HAVE A CHILD WITH AUTISM HAVE HELPED MORE THAN ANY PROFESSIONAL AND WHAT  THEY TAUGHT YOU?

Show#327 Discussing The Differences Between Encouragement and Praise

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss Social Media Question.

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 and that  "praise" tends to foster dependence 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 questions@autismradio.org.  Let us know your thoughts!  We look forward to hearing from you.

Show#326 Interview with Eileen Shaklee known as Mama Fry

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins talks with Eileen Shaklee

Autism is a trip I didn't plan on, but I sure do love my tour guide. It's better to laugh than to cry, mainly because I got distracted by the free samples at Costco and forgot to buy tissues. So, come join this one mom's adventure with a side of sarcasm (and fries) on my blog, Autism with a side of fries.blogspot.com.  

Facebook page Autism with a side of fries

Twitter @FrenchFryInc

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Show#325 Interview with Peter Fifoot Young Man with Autism.

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins talks with Peter Fifoot a young man with Autism who is truly an inspiration to us all. He is paving the way for the autism community.He has dreams and goals of being a broadcaster and he shares that with you and after listening to him you can see he has a very bright future in the industry at such a young age. He gives us insight to his many talents and abilities.So sit back a relax and enjoy the Interview.

 

 

I have been through many obstacles throughout my life. My life has been a bit more challenging than others due to my disability. When I was 2 years old, I was diagnosed with autism. I had problems communicating with others because first I was mute and then I would stay on one topic and not change conversations. Another problem I had was with pacing back and forth and flapping my arms when I thought of something. The district of Jefferson wanted to put me in special education but my parents fought the district and took them to court. My parents settled and I have never been in special education. I learned to read when I was 3 due to intense therapy and have always been an intelligent and energetic young person.However, I was not always adept socially. So my parents had me take ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis therapy programs. This taught me life skills from eye contact in conversations to holding doors open. It has really helped me socially and as a young man. I have also grown more socially than neurotypicals my age. This may explain why I have numerous friends who are neurotypical and participate on track, cross country and basketball teams who all consist of neurotypical players. My hopes and dreams are to be a criminal defense lawyer or to be a commentator for a sport on a major station or be a commentator for a sports team, particularly football

 

 

Show # 324 Interview with Karen-Sisto a Speech/language pathologist Who Created an Ap I Can Have Conversations With You !!!

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins talks with Karen Kabaki-Sisto, a speech/language pathologist for over 20 years helping children with autism, Asperger's, and other communication disorders. She spent 10 years harnessing her knowledge of language, behavior analysis, and theory of mind, I've perfected and launched a therapy system for the iPad called "I Can Have Conversations With You!". My app targets the communication needs of people with autism who are 6+, talk in sentences, read, and are comfortable using tablets.  It systematically teaches people with autism to express and understand words, gestures, and feelings - the main need of many families I've helped throughout my career.

For More Information Please Visit

For More Information Please Visit: www.iCanForAutism.com

My own blog: www.KarenKabakiSisto.com

 

Show#323 Interview with Anthony Quinn who Shares a Story about the Choice They Made for Her Education

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins talks with a Dad named Anthony Quinn who will take us on a journey about his daughter Lauren Quinn's amazing journey.

Here is some of the creative of work of his Daughter Lauren Quinn

 

Be Sure to check it its quite amazing.

Here is a short film Lauren made . Her youtube channel is CarsonGeek. Here are some great video's of her amazing work.

Here is a short film Lauren made about a young girl that discovers papers in her home and that is how she finds out she has autism. Her youtube channel is CarsonGeek. Here are some great video's of her amazing work.

Just shows don't ever put limits on your child they can do amazing things when given opportunities.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Show#320 Boy Learned to Speak Using Disney Movies His Name is Owen Suskind

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss a boy named Owen Suskind who was a talkative and lively child until the age of 3, when all that he had learned -- speaking, eating and walking -- began to slip away from him and he retreated into the lonely world of autism.We also discuss his new Documentary Life Animated.

Over time, Owen became lost in a library of animated Disney movies, rewinding and replaying them, and his parents, journalists Ron and Cornelia Suskind, worried about their son being sucked into the social isolation of the television.

"They vanish in front of you," told ABC News.com, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company.

But it was the Disney characters, whose lines and songs Owen could repeat back with ease, that ultimately gave his parents the entryway to his hidden thoughts and emotions and brought him back into the world, he said.

Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality. Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

 

Show#319 Celebrating Fourth Of July & Discussing the advantages of exercise for autistic individuals

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss our most recent social media question:

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. 

Show#313 Children & Adults with Autism Dealing with loss

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss the social media question of the week. - How to communicate 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. 

Show #311 - ASD patients and Dental Procedures

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM EST where your Host Paul Cimins and Co-Host Lynne Glucoft discuss the social media question of the week.   How do you handle taking your ASD child/adult to the dentist?  Together we discuss some answers we received via social media and also talk about many different exciting events we have coming up where our audience can show their support for AutismRadio - our charity.