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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
Jun232014

Show#221 Interview With Victoria Marin Founder of Online Adirondack Learning Academy 

 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 sits down with Victoria Marin Founder of Online Learning Academy Adirondack Center.

About Our Guests Victoria Marin is not only a teacher and cofounder of Adirondack Learning Academy; an online homeschool which provides comprehensive, individualized programs of study to suit all students and learning styles - she is also a single mother of five children. Victoria knows all too well the challenges a parent faces with a child within the Autism spectrum; as her own son was having great difficulties in the public school system. With the new data just released indicating Autism is more prevalent than once thought, schools are being challenged to provide increased services for a growing number of children. Upon experiencing several concerns regarding her son’s education within the public school system, Victoria was faced with making a difficult decision. Despite his IEP (Individualized Education Plan), his educational needs were not being met. Direct instruction within the classroom was lackluster. His behaviors were not being properly assessed and opportunities for learning within his environment were not being provided. A trial period in a self-contained classroom led to regression. Despite the public school’s "zero tolerance" policy, bullying also became an issue. While Victoria felt she did not have the confidence to believe she could effectively educate him at home given his diagnosis on the Autism spectrum, she knew she had to take action.

As a parent who knows her child best, she knew the first changes to make were within his working environment. Lighting, noise, colors within the room and external stimulation were factors which needed to be controlled for optimal performance. In a traditional classroom with an average of 20-30 students, it is understandable that such changes could not be easily accommodated. In addition, his teacher was not properly trained in teaching a child on the Autism spectrum; therefore, she became frustrated as well. Along with changes within his environment came modifications to assignments and lessons. Victoria found that working with flash cards for learning multiplication tables was more effective than asking him to write the tables.

With her hands-on knowledge along with being a teacher and Occupational Therapist, Victoria launched Adirondack Learning Academy for the sole purpose of helping children to enjoy learning, to feel safe and to build their confidence in preparation for their bright future in this world.

For More Information Please Visit https://www.adirondacklearningacademy.com/index.php

Monday
Jun162014

Show#220 Discussing How Important Sleep Is and Its Effects On 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 who Talks about how Sleep plays a critical role in our health. Not getting enough sleep can impair cognition and make it difficult to concentrate. Research has also shown that individuals with chronic sleep loss are at higher risk of long-term health consequences including heart disease and diabetes.

This presents numerous challenges for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Researchers estimate that sleep disorders affect between 40% to 80% of children with ASD. The most common problems are difficulty falling asleep and waking frequently. One longitudinal study has shown that sleep deprivation had a drastic impact on social functioning and behaviour.

We also Talk About a New App called SpeechMatch, people with autism can listen to and see the sound waves of a number of different phrases, each uttered with a different emotion. They try to match their own voice to one of these phrases, using the same type of emotion. Their voice will also show up as a sound wave, and they can see how closely their wave fits with the original, and get a numerical score for how closely they matched that emotion.

Keene State College psychology professor Lawrence Welkowitz and his latest advancement is an iPad app designed to show what speech looks like visually, represented by sound waves.

That, he says, can help people with autism see and match how emotions are conveyed in their speech.

Autism spectrum disorders affect a child’s brain development. People with autism have difficulty interacting socially and communicating with others to varying degrees.

He says that many People with autism “don’t play that social game,”




Monday
Jun092014

Show# 219 Interview Sharie Manon Director of Strategic Alliances @ Icare4Autism

 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 with Sharie Manon who is Director of Strategic Alliances for ICare4Autism. My key role is networking with for profit brands, policy makers, like minded not for profit organizations to promote global autism awareness. I am in charge of creating all of the conferences, special events, quarterly publications for both of our organizations, Kolainu Magazine & ICare4Autism Magazine and our grant writing.

About Icare4Autism Upcoming Conference and About Icare4Autism Mission and the Future of Autism and also to Annouce Our proud Partnership with AutismRadio and Icare4Autism http://www.icare4autism.org/news/2014/05/organizations-supporting-the-autism-community/ and how we can better serve the Autism Community.

Some of our recent events were hosting the First Lady of Panama, Mrs. Marta Linares de Martinelli at the United Nations for her work in global autism awareness and hosting author and mother of an autistic daugher, Lihi Lapid for her international book launch in NYC. Lihi is married to the Isreali Minister of Finance. Before joining ICare4Autism I served as the Special Events Coordinator for We, the World and I worked on the Style Network. I support The Michael J.2014
 
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Sunday
Jun012014

Show#218 Interview with Colleen O'Dea, Founder Of Equine Tranquility Wellness Center

 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 with Colleen O'Dea Founder of Equine Tranquility Wellness Center .We Discuss the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding for children with autism.

Colleen O'Dea, Project Director -

Ms. O'Dea is the Executive Director of Equine Tranquility Wellness Center (ETWC) in Andover, NJ. To the team, she brings a long history of management and a corporate sales experience. Prior to starting ETWC in 2010, she worked for the automotive industry for 15 years. At ETWC she applies combined skills in training, management, business development, marketing, and relationship building to provide a strong foundation for ETWC and its community partners.

After leaving corporate sales, Ms. O'Dea, passionate about rescuing horses, attended an eight-week, intensive therapeutic instructor certification course in Connecticut. She returned to New Jersey confident that starting ETWC was what she wanted to do going forward. In May of 2010, she established ETWC with two rescue horses. Eager to grow her knowledge in horsemanship, she took equine courses at Rutgers University. In August 2010, she furthered her teaching education and knowledge and earned her certification as a Centered Riding Instructor. She also joined the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA). Today, she continues to be an industry leader, learning through clinics and seminars annually. In 2014, she is advancing her education to become a United States Dressage Federation (USDF)-certified USDF instructor. Because of Ms. O'Dea's desire to continuing learn and grow, ETWC, and Autism Radio as its partner, is poised to grow and provide innovations to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

 

AutismRadio Is Proud To Annouce Our PartnerShip Called Hope For Horses In Going Forward and Making a Huge Impact in The Autism Community !!! Please Visit http://www.equinetranquility.org/Home_Page.html To get More Information On Hope For Horses!!!