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Autism 30 Focus Professional Services Inc. With Carol Simpson

Who is Carol Simpson? The history of Focus Professional Services Inc. Why she created the company. The Company manifesto. What they do. Neurodiversity consulting. Why language is so important. Their business model. Different levels explained. How the companies benefit. Focus on strengths. Ableism explained and how they are working to combat it. Why our community can excel. Preconceived ideas eradicated. Manual software testing. Data Cleansing and Migration. Automated testing, etc. Where is the focus for business? Neurodiversity in the workplace and training. Transition of knowledge. Support offered. How to apply and prerequisites needed. The interview process and testing. Employment readiness. Biggest challenges. Her success stories. The continuum of being a human being. Gratitude, grace and Advocacy. Autism in her own words.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/focus.html

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Autism 30 Mayday Club Youth Choir for Neurodiversity

Who is Ms. Nicole Provost? The history of The Mayday Club Youth Choir for Neurodiversity. The philosophy and goal of the choir. Performances and how to book them. Benefits of being part of and watching the group. Why “boring” is a great term. What she’s learned about herself directing and what it’s meant to her. Why she is so inspiring and a gift to our community. How to start your own choir. How to join the choir. The maximum and minimum ages of participants. Who is welcome to assist, volunteer, and others (photographers, film students, etc.). Success Stories. Future goals and ambitions. Autism in her own words. How to buy their Music.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/mayday.html
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Autism 30 Dr. Wenn Lawson (Part 2)

Clarifying the myth about autism, empathy and honesty. Non-generalized object permanence. Techniques to teach. Connection and feelings. Challenges that our community members face. Fluctuating capacity. Single-mindedness. Important of context and setting. Barriers faced and how to overcome. Looking beyond the behaviour. Benefits of autism. How to connect. What Dr. Wenn would like the world to learn about his extensive body of literary work and his teachings. Sensory issues and what he wishes and hopes for from society. Useful technology. What he wants the world to know about autism.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/dr-wenn-lawson-part-2.html
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Autism 30 Dr. Wenn Lawson

Who is Dr. Wenn Lawson? Why he chose to work in autism? The differences in various countries around the world and what Canadians can learn. Processing information and expectations. How autism research has changed over time.  Language and inclusion and why it’s important. The ways autistic people learn and different types of learners. How to motivate and how he learns. Obsession/ Passion. Motivation of connection. Shifting attention and why it’s difficult. Using interests to reach. Metaphoric language vs literal language. GAMMA connectivity. How to reach someone. Eye contact. Respecting autism and difficulties. Processing time. Lanes of traffic. 10 second rule. Avoid paraphrasing. Single-mindedness. Single-minded outcomes and concepts. How attention is processed. How to get GAMMA connectivity. Just because it’s different doesn’t means if out of bounds. Techniques to reach your child

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/dr-wenn-lawson.html
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Autism 30 Autism Canada with Laurie Mawlam

Who is Executive Director Laurie Mawlam? This history of Autism Canada. The philosophy. National initiatives, programs, and events calendar. Inclusivity. Conferences. Accessibility for ALL areas of Canada. Autism Junction and information it provides. Screening tools. Knowledge is power and why it’s important to know the signs. 350 pages (and counting) of resources in both French in English. Social media accessibility. Their vast Video library and what it entails. Physician handbook. Words matter guide. Why words matter. The importance of national awareness and how they facilitate it. Research information and the importance of keeping current. How to sign up for their conferences and newsletters. How the public can help. How ASD members (Community Members) can participate. Bilingual ASD (Community Members) groups and sites. Chantale’s words. Awards and accreditations! What she loves about her work. Autism in her own words.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/autism-canada.html
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Autism 30 Update interview with Lucas Gates

To review podcast of Lucas Gates dated January 1st, 2016. Happy 25th Birthday Lucas. Employment changes. His role at PAFN’s Goodlife Fitness Hub. Past groups offered and what he’s learned. Current groups offered and group merging. Philosophy, goals, and age limits. How to join. Scheduling, dates, and cost. Keeping all doors open. Volunteers and how to apply. Success stories. How his life has changed. Other events he’s working on. His successful mother. Open to all diverse needs. Advisory committee. What he’s learned about autism within the year.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/lucas-gates-update.html
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Autism 30 EmploymentWorks Canada Program with Rebecca Farnell & SF Walker

Who is SF Walker and Rebecca Farnell. This history and philosophy of the EmploymentWorks Canada Program. Who is the program for and it’s duration. What takes place during sessions and skills taught. Why it’s important for our ASD community, and job statistics. Job sampling. Communication and self-reflection. Skills: Who am I, stress, bullying, disclosure, boss vs co-worker, professionalism, time management, goal setting, resume building, community interaction. Post program support. Weekly employment group. Teacher student ratio. Program schedule. Cost. What they love about their work. What they want the world to know about autism.

Listen to it here: www.autism30.com/employment-works-canada.html
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Autism 30 Finding a school for my child with Talie

Talie’s background. What her experience has taught her. Disclaimer. A parent’s job. What truly matters. Assumptions. Always place your own child as a priority. How to decide on a school. Research. Make a list, create questions, and appointment. Day of interview. Take notes. Once you’ve made your choice. Before the first day of school. Your 1st IEP meeting. Throughout the school year. Dealing with an issue. Being a strong parent. Responsibility and choice. Advocate.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/finding-a-school-for-my-child-with-Talie.html

Talie’s documents from podcast:
Prospective school questions: http://autism30.com/docs/Prospective-School-Questions.pdf
Prospective school notes: http://autism30.com/docs/Prospective-School-Notes.pdf
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Autism 30 Soar Inclusive Preschool with Kathryn Theroux

Who is Kathryn Theroux. The history and philosophy of Soar Inclusive Preschool. The difference between their preschool and others. ABA explained and benefits for all students. Programs offered. Schedule. Why play is so important. Student/ teacher ratio. Working with other companies located at PAFN’s Goodlife Fitness Hub and other feeder schools. Qualifications of staff and volunteers. Training the future educators. Funding and cost. The application process. Strengths of the preschool. What Kathryn loves about her work and some of her success stories. What she wants the world to know about autism.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/soar.html
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Autism 30 Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy with Mr.Keith Landherr (Part 2)

(Continued from July 15th, 2017) Sensory integration explained. To light, to bright, to loud… PTSD. Misreading the “distress” signals. Treatment. The China study. His ease of accurately assessing and working with his clientele because of his 25 years experience. The invaluable information learned from his assessments. Processing integration disorder. Sensory processing differences. Handwriting without tears explained. SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory). Ideas on helping your child eat. Parental involvement. Home vs location. Working with educational establishments. Various groups and camps offered. Ages. Funding and costs. Success stories. What Keith loves about his work. Autism in his own words.

Listen to it here: http://autism30.com/little-buddies2.html
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