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

Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films

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Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films program helps kids with different abilities learn the business of filmmaking from start to finish so they can work a trade. Joey talks with Shannon about Inclusion Films’ mission and his upcoming camp for military children with ASD and their siblings. For more information about Inclusion Films visit: www.inclusionfilms.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

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Autism and Unintentional Humor

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Authors Linda Gund Anderson and her adult son Brent Anderson share their hilarious book Unintentional Humor, which is filled with delightful cartoons featuring the literal translation of many idiomatic phrases that can often confuse individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Brent, who is on the Autism Spectrum, shares his mission as a speaker to give parents hope and knowledge. For more information on Brent or the Unintentional Humor book, visit www.unintentionalhumor.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

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Autism Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V

This week Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the autism diagnosis criteria in the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), to be put into affect May 22nd, 2013.

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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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Dogs and Autism: Hope with Fur!

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Critically acclaimed author Monica Holloway and Autism Mom Shannon Penrod talk about recent heartwarming stories in the news featuring dogs and children with Autism. Animals are often very reinforcing for children, helping them to feel more comfortable and to feel motivated to overcome difficulties. Monica shares the story of her son and his first dog which was the basis for her memoir, Cowboy and Wills.

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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Autism Live, Wednesday May 8, 2013

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Today on Ask Dr. Doreen, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the new Autism Criteria in the DSM V. Dr. Doreen answers viewer questions about the new guidelines. On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy, Autism Mom Shannon Penrod interviews Claire LeZebnik, co author of Overcoming Autism. Current new stories are shared.

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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Soup Nazi Surprises Autism Mom

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Emmy Nominate actor Larry Thomas AKA the Soup Nazi from the hit TV show Seinfeld, surprises Autism Mom Lisa Ackerman on Autism Live. Lisa recently wrote a blog comparing being an Autism Mom with being the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. See how she reacts when the blindfold comes off and she hears the infamous words, “No soup for you!”

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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Temple Grandin Answers Viewer Questions – Episode 2

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

01:17 What was the most difficult thing that you had to overcome in your teenage years and how did you overcome it?
02:12 What do autistic people pay attention to when they are communicating with other people?
03:44 My 5 year old gets agitated and thumps his head. What can I do to make him use his words?
06:37 Are you aware of any grants or funding for technology, like an iPad?
07:47 Is there a way to help our kids control their overstimulation?
09:44 What are your thoughts on yellow street signs to indicate neighborhoods with kids with autism?
11:24 What challenges did you face when learning to drive?
13:34 My 10 year old protests every task and wants to simply do nothing. What strategy do you suggest to motivate her?
15:48 What did you need from school that you did not get?
16:38 I wanted to ask about the part of the movie where your mom is using flash cards to teach ?cat?. Do you find that technique for teaching affective?
19:01 My daughter always puts up a fight when it comes to homework, even though she might know the answers. Why might this be happening?
22:39 My daughter is acting things out with her hands. She is verbal but has a hard time explaining emotions. Is she trying to tell us something?
24:00 My son is 10 and nonverbal, but is otherwise surpassing his other classmates. What can I do to help him start speaking?
25:15 How do you tell your child they are autistic? When did you know you had autism?
27:05 How old were you when you first knew the word autism?
28:52 How can I help my mostly independent son to meet a girl he can share his time with?
30:47 How do I help my kid develop friendships?
31:22 Is it true that all people with autism have trouble with word problems in math?
33:16 What would your mother say is the single most important thing she focused on when raising you?
33:58 Do you have strategies that you have found successful when working through emotional highs and lows?
34:55 How do you feel about prescription medication versus homeopathic for anxiety?
36:09 How do you express to people how your brain processes information?
38:32 How do I deal with my own anxiety when my child perseverates?
39:50 Do you have any ideas for how to better conserve Colorado water to be of better use for our crops?
40:39 Did you know Ms. Adelaide Patey, the Director of the Hampshire Country School?
41:08 What can we do early to get a child ready for job skills?
43:02 I have a friend who is unmotivated to do adult tasks and is allowed to obsess on his childish obsessions. Should he pushed more to mature?
44:39 My son is bored in school. Do you recommend home schooling?
45:13 Any advice you can give on teaching an autistic child how to ride a horse?
45:54 My son wants to be a civil engineer but struggles in math and I?m afraid this will hold him back. Do you have any advice?
47:33 Do you like music? Do you find it comforting? Is it beneficial to teach?
48:39 Do you remember what happened when you were finally able to speak? Was it the result of therapy or did you just wake up one morning and start talking?
50:40 Do you think art should be encouraged, even if our kids struggle with it?
51:28 Did you ever study Latin?

See Episode 1 Here: http://youtu.be/z4RCj7F-FI8

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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Expressive and Receptive Language

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During Real Progress with Dr. Adel, Dr. Adel Najdowski shares information about strenghtening receptive and expressive language skills in children with ASD. How do you know where your child’s skills are in these areas and how do you strengthen them? Dr. Adel makes it clear that progress can be made in these areas.

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

What’s Left!?! – GFCFSF Cooking – Pazones

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Kids LOVE pizza, it’s undeniable. Here TACA Founder and autism mom Lisa Ackerman shows us a gluten free, dairy free recipe for making pazones! Enjoy these delicious inside out pizzas! For more recipes visit: www.TACAnow.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

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