o She directs the development and implementation of community and family engagement initiatives making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Dr. Betancourt created programs in adult learning and early childhood education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a licensed bilingual speech and language pathologist and educational therapist.
o For nearly fifty years, Sesame Workshop has developed educational programs and resources for children from low-income families. Grounded in research, the organization has led the way for educational and entertainment industries to celebrate inclusion. Through the show Sesame Street, the organization has provided the tools and language for children and adults to talk about disability and diversity in a way that promotes acceptance.
Meet Julia video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKCdV20zLMs
This week, JJ has a epileptic seizure and discuss its connection to autism.
Ep. 105: Graham is on the high seas, JJ is blowing kisses to dad.
In the news, there are scams targeting people with Autism. Also Graham does not want to go on a romantic getaway with Peter to the Bahamas and Graham is flustered with Kirk's disroganization
Global accessibility awareness dayThis week talk to Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager of global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple. This is Part one of 3 interviews surrounding Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Apple info:Explore more about Apple accessibility and features like Guided Access at: apple.com/accessibilityExplore great apps in our Autism Acceptance collection on the App Store www.appstore.com/autism, as well as iBooks and podcasts (including this one!).If you have questions or feedback for Apple you can contact Apple’s accessibility support:e-mail: accessiblity@Apple.comPhone: 877-204-3930
This weeks in the news we talk about Electroshock therapy. Is this real? What are the results like?
JJ's Seizures. A new Swedish study about taking antidepressants durning pregnancy does not contribute to autism. Also relationships with parents.
Kirk deals with some unexpected challenges traveling to Sweden on Short notice. Graham extends his tour. Continuing his adventures in Canada during pilot season.
Kirk’s in Saint John, Graham’s green card tour is coming to an end!
This week, new research on fecal transplants. Peter doesn't like to be touched. Graham fighting a pot belly. And Tweeting about Autism.
This week: Looking into housing options for JJ. Pete is taking all Grahams friends, trying to keep Pete’s fish alive, breaking Luke Skywalker, Housing options for JJ
Graham and Kirk discuss one of the most famous Autism movies to date. We talk about what we love and hate about it.
Channeling our buying power to Autism friendly businesses. Also are businesses sometime guilty of taking advantage or disable people? Support the good guys.
There are people selling snake oil to desperate people. Is there a 7th ring of hell for for people trying to make money from desperate parents?
This week, Kirk gives an update from the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival. Graham is on leave. And people have different opinions on Autism...surprise surprise.
Jim Carrey has a point of view about autism...he is wrong. Comedians Graham Kay and Kirk Smith discuss life...and Autism as it affects their family.
Today is a big show, we interview local LA comedian Josh Meyrowitz. Josh is actually autistic and was kind enough to let us into his world. Not only is he autistic but he's a funny nice engaging guy who has a lot to say. Listen up!
What Causes Autism? Some scientists believe they are close to figuring out the cause. When and if they discover a cause who is acountable and will they be made to pay? What ramafacations could that have on society? In this episode we get DEEP but still laugh a lot so don't worry.
Is autism the new retarded? An Israeli minister tried to use it in the the same context and we discuss what that means. *Hint, it means he's a real jerk.
We also discuss Kirk's ongoing struggle to find his child proper housing in the the US and Graham's brothers love of Star Wars and cognitive development into adulthood.
Comedian Mike Racine joins us to discuss his life with his autistic brother. Mike and Kirk have some differering views on how to handle autism and language. It made for a really interesting and fun discussion. This is a good one folks.