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Monday
Aug112014

Show#227 Bill Sent To Obama By Menendez, Smith Autism Bill!

 

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 talk about a bill to fund autism research and help young autistic people as they move into adulthood has cleared both chambers of Congress with backing from New Jersey’s U.S. Rep. Chris Smith and Sen. Robert Menendez.

The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent late Thursday after clearing the House by a voice vote in late June. In parts of New Jersey, 1 in 45 children have been identified with autism, most among areas studied in 11 states, according to a March report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall rate among 8-year-olds living in the communities studied was 1 in 68.

“By passing this legislation, Congress assures individuals with autism and their families that they will not be left behind, and that we are working to assist and empower them,” Smith, a Republican, said in a news release.

Smith sponsored the bill, which incorporated language Menendez proposed in the Senate, according to Menendez’s office.

The bill “ensures these vital autism programs are reauthorized and continue providing research, services and supports individuals with autism and their families have come to rely on,” Menendez, a Democrat, said in a news release.

The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.

It would authorize $1.3 billion of federal funding over five years for autism research. It also directs federal agencies to develop plans for autistic children who “age out” school-based support programs and move toward adulthood.

Smith said 50,000 young people with autism enter adulthood every year and join “communities that are unprepared to meet their support needs.

 

Lynne Glucoft Calls In With Hot Topic of the Week with a Children With Autism !!!!!!

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Monday
Aug042014

Show#226 Talking About Disney Films Can Help Children with Autism

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 talks about how Disney Films can Help Children With Autism.

Disney’s effect on children isn’t that hard to miss.

Some will remember Owen Suskind, the young boy with autism who learned to speak and interact after watching Disney movies. His history with Disney, which was chronicled in a piece by his father for The New York Times, started when he heard characters speak in the movies. His father then took on the identity of the characters and spoke to Owen in their voices.

Owen talked back, something he hadn’t done in years, The Times reported.

“I’m an evil parrot talking to a Disney villain, and he’s talking back,” Ron wrote. “Then, I hear a laugh, a joyful little laugh that I have not heard in many years.”

Owen is just one example of how Disney has helped those with autism. With 1 in 50 children being diagnosed with autism, according to the CDC, and Disney movies being widely popular among kids, in what ways can those with autistic characteristics benefit from Disney, its characters and its entire brand.

Question of the week: As August approaches - many families are planning vacations. At autism radio - we would like to know what are the best family vacations that you would recommend to a family who has a child on the spectrum? What are the challenges? Do you bring your autistic child/ren along or do you leave them at home and just take your neurotypical child (if you have any)? This topic has come up a lot on f/b and I'd really like to discuss it on our show. Please call us TOLL FREE AT 1-877-HOPE-777 or write to us at questions@autismradio.org. Check Out Paul Cimins Interview with Margalit Francus about Traveling with his family.

http://www.autisticglobetrotting.com/qa-with-paul-cimins-of-autism-radio.html

 

 

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Sunday
Jul272014

Show#225 Talks About Willow Hope's Project Asperclick and Many Other Things She is Doing For Autism!!!!

 On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio.Tonight's Paul Cimins Discusses the Journey and Work of Willow hope and the impact she is making on the Autism Community.

Our Story is about the work of WillowHope she is a  22 year old female with Asperger Syndrome.

  She tries to do as much as possible to raise awareness and acceptance of the Autistic Spectrum. It started with a video blog, something which I continue to do, it includes various projects including a forum for people on the spectrum (Asperclick) and it includes writing (among other things). The thing I'm most proud of though, is my book. I genuinely believe that it could help a lot of people, and not in a patronizing way, because that's just not my style, but in the same way that my videos have helped people - hopefully to a much greater extent (the feedback so far has been amazing). 

  

I didn't just want to write walls of text, because I know that can be unhelpful for some people on the spectrum, and it’s not always the best way to be relatable. To break it up, I wanted to have a space for photos and videos, so I decided to make an interactive timeline, something which I feel is a new approach to sharing a story about living on the spectrum. It was a huge job and a draining process, so I hope that it will be helpful for people and that it enhances the book. 

  

Included are lots of photos from my childhood, right up to present day, which go some way to illustrate the book. Also, I've put in lots of information which just didn't fit in with the chapters as they are, but either follows on or fits right alongside them and I felt I shouldn’t leave out completely. I've basically opened up and pieced together my whole life, the good and the bad parts, and that's why it's been so hard to do. I also decided to upload all of the reports and letters from various psychiatrists and therapists, which includes my diagnosis' and any trouble I had with school etc. which I was unsure about since it’s so personal, but I think it’s important. 

 

If you go here, you can see the timeline: http://www.willowhope.com/pages/the-other-side-living-with-asperger-syndrome-interactive-timeline

 

Here is a link to the PDF copy of the book: http://www.willowhope.com/collections/books/products/the-other-side-living-with-asperger-syndrome-pdf

 

And attached is the press release for the book.

 

To know more about WillowHope please go to the ‘About’ section of my site here: http://www.willowhope.com/pages/about-us or visit my YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WillowMarsden

 Also Lynne Glucoft Talks About Our Question of The Week and Shares Input From Our Listerners.

Have a Great Week Everyone !!!!!

Monday
Jul212014

Show#224 Interview With Susan Berardi who is a Playwright, Producer of The The Violinist

 On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio.Tonight's Interview with SUSAN BERARDI, (Playwright, Producer) This is Susan's third original script and production for Action for Autism. She has been published in The New York Times and won the St. Louis Writers' Guild Short Story award. When she's not writing, she works as an independent leadership and strategy consultant and runs a charity, Soul Potential, which provides enrichment opportunities for inner city youth. Susan lives in St. Louis with her husband Alan and three amazing boys, one of whom has autism.

The Violinist August 8-10 Gaslight Theatre, St. Louis 100% of proceeds benefit Action for Autism Original play By popular demand, The Violinist returns to St. Louis with an all new plot, cast and crew. Written by the mother of a child with autism, the story of Thomas, a 13-year-old boy with autism, takes audiences on a thrill ride of deception and murder, as a young boy must overcome all the odds to bring down the dangerous villains pursuing him. From award-winning director, Kirsten Wilder, The Violinist combines inspiration, humor and intrigue to shine new light on the face of autism. A live string quartet will play an all new musical score with a cool new song written by Hollywood composer, Bryan Arata (Spiderman 3, Live Free or Die Hard and Shooter) (attached). Famed sculptor Harry Weber (Chuck Berry statue, Cardinals Plaza of Champions Series) donated original artwork for the event (attached). http://www.thevioliniststl.org/


To Purchase Tickets Go To http://www.thevioliniststl.org/

 

By popular demand, The Violinist returns to St. Louis. The story of Thomas, a 13-year-old boy with autism, takes audiences on a thrill ride of deception and murder, as a young boy must overcome all the odds to bring down the dangerous villains pursuing him.

The tale begins with the mysterious death of Dr. Neal Asher, famed neurobiologist on the verge of a medical breakthrough for autism. With his keen sense of observation and annoying persistence, Thomas uncovers the clues Dr. Asher left behind. As he gets closer to finding the killer, powerful forces at the hospital and in politics form unlikely alliances to stop him. In the end, Thomas must bury his fears and muster the courage he never knew he had to save himself and his family.

Directed by Kirsten Wilder, with an all new plot, cast and crew, The Violinist combines inspiration, humor and intrigue to shine new light on the face of autism. A live string quartet will play an all new musical score with a cool new song written by L.A. composer, Brian Arata (credits include Spiderman 3, Live Free or Die Hard and Shooter). Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this wondrous experience.

All proceeds go directly to local charity, Action for Autism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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