AWN Radio February 28, 2011 :: Jane Strauss joins us today to talk about her adult diagnosis and how the issue of under-recognition of females is omnipresent, her dynamic family and how she navigated the system to ensure their successes, the struggles and triumphs in her family's pursuit for religious inclusion in the Jewish community, and how her artwork is an ever-present part of her existence. Jane offers her support and expertise to the autism community in many ways as an advocate as well as in her encouragement of others to use their talents for self-sustainability. Please use the following links to view Jane's artwork, a Facebook page set up for autistic artists and a special slideshow regarding acceptance in the religious setting.
Join us as we welcome to AWN Radio two mother's whose autistic son's have had amazing experiences with the iPad. Both Shannon Des Roches Rosaand Melody Latimer are advocates for he iPad and it's numerous accessories due to the technology proving to be a valuable resource for countless neurodiverse children, including their own young sons. Melody continues to share with others the progress her son has made in the short time since he received his iPad this past Christmas, and Shannon has described her child's experience with his iPad as a "near miracle."Show Times: 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST.Please refer to the World Meeting Planner if you are outside the USA in order to confirm AWN
Join us on February 14th when AWN Radio welcomes to the show, Valerie Paradiz, PhD. Valerie is Director of Special Projects at the Autism Research Institute. She was diagnosed on the autism spectrum 7 years ago at the age of 40, and has much to share about being diagnosed with AS well into adulthood, the toll it took on her with respect to loosing jobs, and her attempts at relationships which seemed to inevitably fail. Valerie was married in 2010, and she will share with us on this Valentine's Day broadcast her story of how she found happiness, acceptance, and fell in love.
AWN RADIO: Join Tricia and Sharon for a fun 2010 year in review, and AWN's 1 year anniversary show. During this special broadcast we will be reviewing AWN's first year, 2010 in the autism community and around the world, and playing trivia games with a chance to win prizes. * 2010 Year in Review.
Show Times: 110AM PST, 11AM MST, 12PM CST, 1PM EST. If outside the US, please refer to the Meeting Planner to determine LIVE broadcasts in your area.
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, teacher, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Her research and professional interests include differentiating instruction, and supporting students with autism and significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, consulting teacher, and inclusion facilitator. She works with teachers in K-12 schools, pre-schools, and early intervention programs. She also regularly works with family organizations and disability-rights and advocacy groups.