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Leeza Gibbons on Being a Caregiver

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Talk show host and New York Times Bestselling author, Leeza Gibbons visits Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy to share the importance of the role of caregiver. Leeza has authored a new book, Take 2 : Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings to help caregivers and others who have reached a cross roads in the lives to find what is most important in their lives and focus on it productively. It is especially relevant for any Autism parent who has been cast in the role of caregiver. Hear Leeza’s inspiration story of starting Leeza’s Care Connection, a charity that focuses on taking care of the caregivers.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

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Leeza Gibbons Take 2

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Legendary TV host and New York Times Bestselling author, Leeza Gibbons visits Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy to talk about her new book, Take 2 : Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings. This is an inspirational manual for anyone who has ever reached a point in their lives where things have changed or need to change. It is especially relevant for any Autism parent who has been cast in the role of caregiver. Hear Leeza’s inspiration for writing the book and her journey as the caregiver for her mother.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Toy of the Day: Nighty Night Bedtime App

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Autism Therapist Ashley Colis shares an interactive book app that helps put your children to sleep! The app is Nighty Night by Good Beans and allows children to interact with cute animated animals and then put the animals to bed. This is a great addition to the your child’s nighttime ritual!

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Lifefactory Bottles BPA-Free Drinking

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Thanks to recent studies showing the importance of reducing our exposure to BPA, we are all looking for ways to drink water without a plastic bottle. Autism Mom Shannon Penrod shows off her new lifefactory water bottle. Lifefactory has a line of stylish bottles, all glass with a colorful silicone glove for protection. The best news is the entire bottle, including the glove is dishwasher safe! For more information on the lifefactory line of water/baby bottles visit www.lifefactory.com

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Leeza Gibbons Cuts Moms Hair for Autism

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During a recent visit to visits Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, TV Personality and New York Times Bestselling author, Leeza Gibbons offers to donate money to Autism Care and Treatment Today! a popular Autism charity in exchange for cutting off a lock of Autism Live Host Shannon Penrod?s hair. Watch as Leeza makes the offer, Shannon accepts the challenge and a pair of scissors is located and used. Autism Live is participating in Compassion in Action, a campaign to get everyone to do something nice for someone else while celebrating National Autism Awareness Month. On April 8th Shannon Penrod will be shaving her head on the live show as a way to support a young dad with brain cancer. Autism Live is asking everyone to decide how they will put Compassion in Action. Leeza took the challenge and decided to raise money for Autism on the spot!

To Donate to ACT Today! please visit their website: www.ACT-Today.org

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Compassion in Action – Campaign for Acts of Kindness

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This year for Autism Awareness Month, Autism Live is asking everyone to put Compassion in Action by doing something nice for someone else. When we do something nice for someone else we feel better about our own lives and we teach the world how we want to be treated. Couldn’t we all use an little extra good feeling? Write in to tell Autism Live what you will be doing to put Compassion in Action and you could be featured on the live show! Compassion in Action? If we all do something nice?we just might change the world.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Executive Functions with Dr. Adel

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Executive Functions skills are essential in order to accomplish any goal. Dr. Adel Najdowski shares the vast realm of skills we can teach an individual on the Autism spectrum to help them to accomplish small and large goals. These are skills that we can start working on with very small children and continue to work on with teens and adults. Subjects covered include attention, inhibition, planning, memory, troubleshooting and more. Dr. Najdowski is the co-creator of Skills™ an online curriculum for teaching children with Autism.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Temple Grandin on Building Talents into Careers

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Autism advocate and spokeperson Temple Grandin shares her views on the importance of encouraging kids on the spectrum to excel at their talents and skills and how they can translate that into a career.

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

Temple Grandin Answers Viewer Questions

In our new segment, Taking Time with Temple, Shannon takes the opportunity to ask noted author, autism advocate, and professor Temple Grandin questions from the viewing audience.

00:18 What are your views on inclusion?
02:34 What are your thoughts on the rising numbers of autism diagnosis?
04:51 Do you feel you would still qualify for a diagnosis with the new DSM-V
05:28 What problems do you still face, being autistic?
06:30 What has helped you become the person you are today? Therapy? Social Therapy? What do you attribute your progress to?
10:12 What was it about spinning things that excited you to do it for an hour?
11:27 How were you on transitioning?
14:06 What role does faith and spirituality play in your life?
15:18 What advice do you have for a kid with sensory issues with noise?
18:35 What advice do you have when kids have difficulties with potty training?
20:10 What were your feelings about the Sandy Hook massacre?
24:13 What are your thoughts on the transition to adulthood?
25:55 What are your tricks for getting over fear of public speech?
27:35 How can one control involuntary movements?
29:00 What?s your experience with fragmented vision?
31:00 Do you narrate and describe scenes with ease to your friends who are blind? Does that help build trust?
32:05 Is it easy for you to have friends or is it something you still struggle with?
35:18 Where will you be speaking in the upcoming months?
38:16 How do we deal with the teen years and love interests?

See Episode 2 Here: http://youtu.be/GUoeIxo7w40

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com

CategoriesAsk Dr. Doreen Autism Live Autism Network Blog Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy Press Stories from the Spectrum

iPad Case for Kids: The Nüüd!

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On this edition of Good Stuff with Ashley, Ashley Colis shares the Nuud! The Nüüd is an iPad cover like no other and perfect for children using an iPad on or off the spectrum. The Nüüd! It also has such a thin skin that the screen retains its full functionality. For more information go to: www.LifeProof.com

Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com