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
o Maronel supervises all litigation efforts by DRLC. Throughout her career, she has worked on complex civil rights cases in the areas of disability law, housing, education and employment and has been litigating disability rights cases exclusively for approximately 10 years.
o For more than 30 years, Apple has provided innovative solutions for people with disabilities. Apple’s built-in accessibility features make them powerful and affordable assistive devices, drastically simplifying the buying process and learning curve for users with disabilities. By including these features within mainstream products, Apple has cleared the way for more advancements in this important field, opening up countless possibilities for people to be creative, collaborative and independent. We cannot be more honored to recognize them for their commitment to the disability community.
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.
We cover a great article in the NY Times about a person with Autism who exceeded his parents expectations.
Sometimes it seems we are not able to track the progress people will make and we don't have realistic exceptions...our expectations are too low.
This week we discuss how no one person speaks for the whole Autism community.
Also Kirk finishes up at the Edinburgh fringe, and the reviews are in...we discuss.
This week we talk to Dr. Lord from the Center for the Autism and Developing Brain. They have a large study opening up. You can be a part.
The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) teamed up with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to share information about a new research study called SPARK. SPARK is a free online study with a simple mission: to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. SPARK aims to be the largest study of its kind with the goal of building a community of 50,000 individuals with autism and their families across the nation. The entire autism community is encouraged to participate, including adults and children diagnosed with autism, as well as their biological parents and siblings. By joining SPARK, you’re helping accelerate research to find causes and treatments for autism. Additionally, you will receive: updates on the latest research; access to experts who will arm you with information to help address daily situations; results from the analysis of your or your family’s DNA, in the event that you opt to receive this information and a genetic cause for autism is identified; individuals with autism will receive gift cards valued at up to a total of $50 for participation. To learn more about SPARK and register online via a secure portal, visit www.SPARKforAutism.org/CADB
This week, Peter gets more jobs and is doing great. Kirk is in Sweden to see JJ. JJ decides to shave his own head, pictures on Kirk's instagram.
Unbelievable we have done 100 episodes, This week we talk about some of our favorite moments. Thank you so much for the support, we love you guys.
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
This week we talk about the link between grandma's smoking and their grandkids autism.
Also we talk about links between autism and Schizophrenia.
This week, Naoki Higashida the author of The Reason I Jump.
Graham talk about Peter (Kirk is on Hiatus). Also we interview Peter.
This week we have terrible news. Lorena JJ's mom passed away unexpectedly. Hug your family.
Our final interview from the conference, Jill interviews Renee Gardner, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Also Kirk is sick and does not make any sense.
This week Jill Esher travels to San Francisco to attend the International meeting for Autism research. We have interviews of:
Dr. Tom Frazier, new chief science officer for Autism Speaks
Dr. David Amaral, research director at the UC Davis MIND Institute
Dr. Thomas Avino, UC Davis, discussing Autism BrainNet
I hope you enjoy this weeks special episode about the brain.
This week we discuss a new genetic study identifying 40 new intelligence genes and makes a connection to Autism.
Part 2 of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This week we interview the CEO of Enuma, Sooinn Lee.
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?
We hear Lorena's side of the story. She tells us her side of this.
JJ's Seizures. A new Swedish study about taking antidepressants durning pregnancy does not contribute to autism. Also relationships with parents.
Sesame Street gets a character with Autism: Julia. We talk about Frank Campagna who writes a blog called Autism dad.