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Each week we welcome a guest to the program to share their unique perspective and expertise as it relates to the fascinating world of Autism. Continue Reading >>
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A Parent Perspective: Single Dad Raising Three Autistic Boys | With Rob Gorski #97 This week we welcome Rob Gorski to the podcast to talk with us about his experience as a full-time, single dad to three awesome young men on the spectrum. He’s also the author of the ‘Autism Dad Blog’ and host of the “Autism Dad Podcast’ where he shares real-life stories that inspire other parents across the country.  In some ways, Rob’s family is like every other family, and in many other ways, they are very different. We are so excited to talk with you today about your life parenting three unique individuals on the spectrum. Download the latest episode to learn more: 
Visit theautismdad.com to follow Rob's podcast, blog, and all of the other awesome projects him and his family are a part of! 
https://www.theautismdad.com/
Follow Rob on Social Media: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theautismdad 
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/robgorski78 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theautismdad 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robgorski/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theautismdad/
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A Parent Perspective: Single Dad Raising Three Autistic Boys | With Rob Gorski #97 This week we welcome Rob Gorski to the podcast to talk with us about his experience as a full-time, single dad to three awesome young men on the spectrum. He’s also the author of the ‘Autism Dad Blog’ and host of the “Autism Dad Podcast’ where he shares real-life stories that inspire other parents across the country.  In some ways, Rob’s family is like every other family, and in many other ways, they are very different. We are so excited to talk with you today about your life parenting three unique individuals on the spectrum. Download the latest episode to learn more: 
Visit theautismdad.com to follow Rob's podcast, blog, and all of the other awesome projects him and his family are a part of! 
https://www.theautismdad.com/
Follow Rob on Social Media: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theautismdad 
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/robgorski78 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theautismdad 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robgorski/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theautismdad/
What is Trauma Informed Care? | With Jerrod Brown, PhD #96 This week we welcome Dr. Jerrod Brown back to the podcast to talk with us about Trauma Informed Care. Jerrod has been featured on multiple episodes of the podcast. We have talked about a variety of topics including executive functioning, screen time use, social cognition, and theory of mind.  Jerrod’s a professor, trainer, and private consultant with extensive experience working with individuals on the spectrum. As we all know, each person with autism is unique and might need additional support in some areas. Families and professional care teams alike should both consider historical traumas when caring for a child in order to help them reach their goals.  Download the podcast to learn more! 
Check out some of the awesome resources mentioned in this episode: 
Creating Collective Healing and Resilience with Jerrod Brown - Episode 31 of the We Rise podcast 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkK3PKt60Vo 
EP 69: An "ACES" Overview. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFrchXogjvY 
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Jerrod Brown 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-and-the/id1532678240?i=1000560502434 
Below is a link to an article I recently published: 
Interview Considerations – Complex Trauma 
https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/interview-considerations-complex-trauma/?ref=9937077895167230546fd4935d074fdd 
Reach out to Jerrod Brown directly: 
jerrod01234brown@live.com
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast.
Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Learning Financial Independence and Global Autism Community Discussion | With Dr. Anila Khan #95 This week we welcome Dr. Anila Khan, founder of the Global Alliance for Persons with Different, Additional, and Special Needs (or GAPDAS for short) to the podcast to talk with us about teaching financial independence and literacy for those on the spectrum.  She’s a clinical psychologist, Psychotherapist Speech and language therapist based out of Pakistan that has been working with the autistic population since 2011. Download the podcast to learn more! 
Connect with Dr. Anila Khan: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.anilakhan/
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.AnilaKhan.MentalHealthMatters/
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anilakhan11
 

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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast.
Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Building Skills Through Alternative Baseball! | With Autistic Self Advocate, Coach Taylor Duncan #94 This week we welcome Taylor Duncan to the podcast to talk with us about the awesome nonprofit he founded and is the CEO of called the Alternative Baseball Organization (or ABO for short). ABO empowers and inspires others with autism to learn new skills and achieve their dreams. Since starting Alternative Baseball, Taylor’s been featured on over 400+ national and local media outlets across the United States of America and beyond! Today the program is setting up new programs in 12+ states across the country with many more on the way.  Download or listen to the podcast today to learn more! 
Learn More About the Alternative Baseball Program: https://www.alternativebaseball.org/
Learn More About Taylor Duncan: https://www.alternativebaseball.org/commissioner
Check Out ABO Vs. The Pros: https://www.alternativebaseball.org/abovspros
Follow ABO on Social Media! 
Facebook @Officialtaylorcduncan
Twitter @taylor_c_duncan
Instagram @alternativebaseball
TikTok @alternativebaseball
Twitter @ABOBaseball
Facebook @Alternativebaseball

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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast.
Autism weekly is produced by ABS. ABS is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Finding Your Voice | With Autism Activist, Marcus Boyd #92 This week we welcome Autism Advocate, Marcus Boyd, to the podcast to talk about the importance of finding your voice. Marcus was non-speaking as a child and was diagnosed with autism as a teen. He now regularly advocates on behalf of the autism community. He is also the CEO of Marcus Boyd Beats, where he produces and composes music and has won numerous awards.  One of his goals is to spread Autism and awareness through his voice and platform with videos, fashion, and music. He works to ensure that the autism community feels they are not alone.  
Download the latest podcast to learn m
Follow Autism Activist Marcus Boyd on Social Media! 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutismActivistMarcusBoyd
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autismactivistmarcusboyd/
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Dental Hygiene Tips & the First Trip To the Dentist on the Spectrum | With Dr. Amanda #91 This week we welcome Dr. Amanda Settle, a pediatric dentist based out of Charlotte, North Carolina to the podcast to talk with us about how to make the first dental visit a great experience for kiddos on the spectrum. We will also cover dental hygiene tips to take home and implement day to day! Dr. Amanda understands that all pediatric patients have different needs and learn in different ways. She believes that although the child is the patient, the entire family is important to the overall treatment, growth, and success. Download the latest episode to learn more! 
Learn more about Dr. Amanda and the Hunterville Smiles Pediatric Dental Office Here: https://smilehuntersville.com/
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Unique Living, Working, Recreational, and Voluntourism Opportunities at Erik’s Ranch! | #90 This week we welcome Kathryn Nordberg and Dr. Eric Larsson to the podcast to talk with us about Erik’s Ranch and Retreat, a unique living, working, recreational, and voluntourism ranch in Montana and Minnesota. Kathryn is the founder and CEO of Erik’s ranch as well as the mother of a young man on the spectrum named Erik who Erik’s ranch is named after! We are also joined by Dr. Larsson who is one of the founding board members of Erik’s Ranch. On the professional side, he is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute Midwest – where they provide world-renowned early intensive intervention services.  
 
Erik's Ranch was recently featured on the Netflix series “The World’s Most Exciting Vacation rentals” in an episode titled “Giveback Getaways.” Erik’s Ranch and Retreats uniquely combines Voluntourism, where they welcome people from all over the world, with the opportunity for young adults on the spectrum to live, work, socialize and enjoy recreational environments. Download the latest episode to learn more. 
Learn more about Erik's Ranch: https://eriksranch.org/https://eriksranch.org/
Introduction to Erik's Ranch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=TLGG2EXJOOyt324yNDA2MjAyMg&v=-739jpzAhjo&feature=emb_title
Check out the Netflix series "The World's Most Exciting Vacation rentals": https://eriksranch.org/index.php/check-us-out-on-netflix/
 
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
Strategies for Community Inclusion and Belonging | With Dr. Matthew Wappett This week we welcome Dr. Matthew Wappett to the podcast to talk with us about strategies for community inclusion and belonging. Dr. Wappett is a researcher, a writer, and an educator in leadership, stress management, and inclusion. His expertise in Disability Studies informs his approach to "compassionate leadership," which has been taught in a variety of organizations and classrooms but is also completely relevant in our everyday lives. Dr. Wappett's research also looks at the impacts of laughter as a stress-reduction technique and a tool to create social inclusion. Download the latest episode to learn more! 
Resources: 
Learn more about Dr. Wappett: https://www.matthewwappett.com/about
learn more about laughter yoga on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@matthewwappett
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
What Distinguishes a Quality ABA Organization? | With Dr. Chanti Waters, BCBA-D In this week's episode, we welcome Dr. Chanti Waters back to the podcast to chat about quality care in ABA and what distinguishes an ABA organization. Chanti is a Doctoral- Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children and adults with ASD and other disabilities for over 27 years. She serves as the VP of quality assurance at ABS Kids and lead us through the accreditation process at the Behavior Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) where we recently received a 3-year accreditation. Listen to our latest episode to learn more! 
Learn more about the BHCOE: https://www.bhcoe.org/
Learn more about our recent accreditation from the BHCOE: https://blog.abskids.com/abs-kids-earns-3-year-bhcoe-accreditation-receiving-national-recognition-for-commitment-to-quality-improvement
Learn more about ABS Kids: https://www.abskids.com/
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Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS Kids and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.
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