IDEA Explained and an Interview with Author Ellen Sabin and Special Guest Kerrie Mallory

Today on Autism Live, Shannon kicks off Autism Acceptance Week by welcoming Ellen Sabin, the author of The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism. This is a wonderful, interactive book that helps children to understand and accept individuals who are different from them. The book also features a free online companion curriculum for teachers who want to work through the book with their class. For more information visit Shannon also welcomes Kerrie Mallory from Autism Will Not Define My Kerrie shares some of the upcoming events that she is participating in to raise money for Autism, including an INK 4 Autism event where individuals can get tattoos to raise money and awareness. Shannon recalls shaving her head, exactly one year ago today to show compassion in action for Ryan Eoff.
8:22 Autism Jargon of the Day – IDEA
8:57 IDEA – Actual Definition
9:25 IDEA – Working Definition
13:16 Question of the Day
17:23 Topic of the Week
18:47 Show Preview
19:59 Empowering Autism Parents with Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson
22:35 Author Ellen Sabin Joins via phone
30:37 Camp Discovery Promo
45:00 Smarty – April
47:20 How to find specific content on
51:27 Viewer Question – I am a single mom with a limited budget, how do I find the proper school that fits my budget?
59:03 The A-Word
1:09:08 Kerry Mallory Skype Interview
1:15:12 Institute for Behavior Training Promo
1:23:45 Skills for Autism Promo
1:26:50 Viewer comments
1:37:24 Center for Autism and Related Disorders Promo
1:39:00 IEP season
1:47:17 Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope – Maddy
1:51:51 T-Shirt booster for therapists
1:52:35 viewer questions