Sep 29, 2020
It is undeniable that COVID-19 has had an impact on public education, but how exactly does that impact IEPs and school resources for children with autism? Gary Mayerson talks about the CARES Act and other recent policies and their ripple effect on the free access to public education guaranteed to every American child.
Sep 22, 2020
When a child can’t speak or speaks poorly, how do you know when it’s apraxia? Speech pathologists and BCBA Tamara Kasper has been working with children with autism for over thirty years, and the intersection of her two specialties gives her a unique insight into how speech therapists and behavior analysts can work...
Sep 15, 2020
Teaching non-vocal children to speak in one language is already a challenge, but what happens in countries like India where dozens and dozens of languages are spoken all over? Dr. Smita Awasthi has taken on this challenge with her work in India, and for over 36 years, she’s taught and trained parents and professionals...
Sep 8, 2020
How do you break free from autism stereotypes? For Dr. Kerry Magro, a TV consultant, public speaker, and best-selling author, you leave behind stereotypes every time you show a realistic portrayal of the many different kinds of people with autism. Representation in media matters to him, and that’s why he works so hard...
Sep 1, 2020
With so many different names for service dogs, it can be hard to decide which one, if any, might be right for your family. Caitlin Bird teaches parents how to train their own service dogs, and she explains to me when a family might decide to invest the time and energy into inviting these animals into their homes.