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Care Bears: Great Toys for Autism!

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Janice Ross and Angelina Castro from American Greetings visit to talk about Care Bears!!! These amazing toys have been a favorite for more than 30 years. Shannon talks with the ladies about how these precious toys work on perspective taking skills, understanding and dealing with emotions and so much more! Check out the full line of Care Bear toys, games, apps and clothing along with other family favorite brands like Strawberry Shortcake at www.americangreetings.com

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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

Kerry Magro talks about his new book Autism and Falling in Love: To the One That Got Away & The Festival of Toys continues

Today on Autism Live: Kerry Magro talks about his new book Autism and Falling in Love: To the One That Got Away. This is a frank discussion on some of the difficulties that can and do arise in romantic relationships when someone is on the Autism Spectrum. You can purchase Kerry’s book by going to […]

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Autism Jargon: Functional Pretend Play

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Today’s Jargon is Functional Pretend Play! You may not know the term but you’ve definitely spent some time in a toy store aisle that featured Functional Pretend Play toys.

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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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Principles of ABA: Reinforcement

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Today on Autism Live: Dr. Adel Najdowski talks about the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, including the way in which we use reinforcement to strengthen the likelihood a behavior occurs. If you have been confused about the difference between positive and negative reinforcement, this is your answer.

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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Atticus Baldwin & Isabella Hofmann

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Atticus Baldwin is an entertainer of the first order, in fact he is the newest entertainer in the Baldwin Family Acting Dynasty!!! Watch as Atticus entertains his Mother, Isabella Hofmann, and the ladies on Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy!

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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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Ask Dr. Doreen August 27th, 2014

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Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joins Shannon for a special episode of Ask Dr. Doreen. Ask Dr. Doreen is a weekly live segment where viewers can ask questions of one of Autism’s leading experts. In this episode Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:

00:15 How can I help my child with scripting?

07:08 How can I help reduce my daughter’s time in the bathroom using a timer?

13:48 What is the function of my child’s haircutting behavior?

17:04 When working with Skills, should we begin with lessons or in group settings?

26:49 How can I help my child to identify and avoid bullies?

32:10 How can I help my child who has a tantrum after a disruptive action or sound?

36:24 What are the differences between DTT, NET, FBI, PRT, and RDI?

47:57 Do you have any suggestions for my son who takes things that don’t belong to him?

49:28 What can I do to help siblings on and off the spectrum get along?

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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UPDATE: CDC Whistleblower Will Talk Vaccines with Congress

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Shannon gives an update on the story alleging that a CDC whistleblower has come forward admitting there was a cover-up that kept information about a link between the MMR vaccine and Autism in young African American male children. According to Andrew Wakefield, via a phone conversation, Bill Thompson has no plans to speak to the media and will tell his story to Bill Posey’s office and to Congress on a yet to be determined date.

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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Skills® in The Classroom: Working as a Team

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Dr. Adel Najdowski explains how the Skills® program can be used by an entire team working with a student on the Autism Spectrum within a school setting to not only teach effectively but also communicate with each other efficiently! For more information on Skills® The Online Autism Tool, visit: www.skillsforautism.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 Live, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Today on Autism Live Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answers viewer questions about perseverations around cutting hair, how to help an 8th grader interact socially with peers at lunch, getting regional center to cover insurance co pays and more. On Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy the ladies welcome Dr. Alysson Muotri, a leading cellular and molecular biologist to talk about recent advances in medicine that are making it possible to find medicines that can change the way autistic brain cells react, grow and take in new information. This research has the potential to phenotype Autism and make existing treatments more effective and efficient.

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