Show#249 Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr

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 your Host Paul Cimins and Cohost Lynne 

Talks about Discusses a New Squeeze Chair that could be huge in helping children and Adults with Autism.Social Media Topic of the Week Getting Opinions  on having a service dog for a child with ASD.We Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr and the legacy that he has left behind to help change the world.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Show#248 Discussing Stimming Behaviors and What It Means!!!

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 your Host Paul Cimins and Cohost Lynne Glucoft Talks About Stereotypic Behaviors Related to Senses such as.

  • Visual  staring at lights, repetitive blinking, moving fingers in front of the eyes, hand-flapping
  • Auditory  tapping ears, snapping fingers, making vocal sounds
  • Tactile  rubbing the skin with one's hands or with another object, scratching
  • Vestibular  rocking front to back, rocking side-to-side
  • Taste  placing body parts or objects in one's mouth, licking objects
  • Smell  smelling objects, sniffing people

Researchers have suggested various reasons for why a person may engage in stereotypic behaviors. One set of theories suggests that these behaviors provide the person with sensory stimulation (i.e., the person's sense is hyposensitive). Due to some dysfunctional system in the brain or periphery, the body craves stimulation; and thus, the person engages in these behaviors to excite or arouse the nervous system. One specific theory states that these behaviors release beta-endorphins in the body (endogeneous opiate-like substances) and provides the person with some form of internal pleasure.

Another set of theories states that these behaviors are exhibited to calm a person (i.e., the person's sense is hypersensitive). That is, the environment is too stimulating and the person is in a state of sensory-overload. As a result, the individual engages in these behaviors to block-out the over-stimulating environment; and his/her attention becomes focused inwardly.

Researchers have also shown that stereotypic behaviors interfere with attention and learning. Interestingly, these behaviors are often effective positive reinforcers if a person is allowed to engage in these behaviors after completing a task.

There are numerous ways to reduce or eliminate stereotypic behaviors, such as exercise as well as providing an individual with alternative, more socially-appropriate, forms of stimulation (e.g., chewing on a rubber tube rather than biting one's arm). Drugs are also used to reduce these behaviors; however, it is not clear whether the drugs actually reduce the behaviors directly (e.g., providing internal arousal) or indirectly (e.g., slowing down one's overall motor movement).

 

Have a Great Week Everyone !!!!

Show#247 First Show Of The New Year 2015

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 your Host Paul Cimins and Cohost Lynne Glucoft 

Talks About How to Cope with the Holidays with a Child with Autism and getting the kids ready to go back to school.

AutismRadio Announces there new Campaign for 2015 " Be The Change" Motto bringing us into a new level for our Organization of changing lives everyday.

 

Have a Great Week Everyone and Remember HopeSavesTheDay !!!!