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By Tosha Rollins
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Episode #76 The Autism Helper, Inc., Interview with Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A.
Featured This Episode: Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A., is the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and former special education teacher. Sasha works full-time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst. Sasha manages and writes The Autism Helper Blog, as a way to share easy-to-use and ready-to-implement strategies and ideas. Sasha also travels internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to parents, educators, therapists, and administrators in the world of autism. She is currently an adjunct professor in the school of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sasha received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Miami University and has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. You can learn more about Sasha Long, BCBA,M.A., and The Autism Helper, Inc. here https://theautismhelper.com/our-team/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
21:34
July 25, 2021
Episode #75 Interview with Dr. Jessica Bradshaw at USC -Early Social Development and Intervention Lab
Featured This Episode The Early Social Development & Intervention Lab is dedicated to better understanding infant development and improving the future for kids with autism! Our research study follows babies through their first 2 years of life and monitors their social, motor, and language skills as they grow. Parents receive periodic feedback on their baby's development and can earn up to $300 for participating. If you are currently pregnant or have an infant 6 months old or younger, you are eligible for our study. Learn More and Sign Up Here https://www.esdilab.com/ Dr. Bradshaw received her PhD in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara after which time she completed her postdoctoral work at the Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine. She has been involved in autism research since her undergraduate work in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego and her post-baccalaureate work at the Yale Child Study Center. Research My research focuses on early identification and intervention of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the first years of life. Specifically, I am interested in: 1) quantifying the emergence of, and interrelations between, social behavior, visual attention, and motor skills in neonates, infants, and toddlers, 2) identifying aberrant neurodevelopmental pathways that lead to the emergence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 3) translating these basic findings to early detection and intervention strategies for ASD. Early Identification I use behavioral, eye tracking, and physiological methods to map early neurobehavioral development and identify pivotal transitions that occur between birth and 12 months of age, with a particular interest in birth through 5 months. In the context of longitudinal research designs with infants at risk for ASD, I aim to understand how disruption during these early developmental periods may have cascading consequences on the development of social communication. Early Intervention A second line of my research focuses on naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions (NDBIs) for infants and toddlers with or at risk for ASD. I am interested in using eye tracking to identify both parent and child predictors of treatment response and using these predictors to better individualize treatment. I am also interested in exploring how we can use NDBI methods to enhance social attention and support motor development in the first months of life and how these efforts may facilitate the emergence of social communication for infants at risk for ASD. You can learn more about Dr. Bradshaw's research at https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/psychology/our_people/directory/bradshaw_jessica.php This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
16:34
July 20, 2021
Episode #74 Social Media & Socializing with Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R
Featured This Episode: Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R specializes in helping English and Spanish speaking individuals and couples with learning differences to manage workplace challenges, relationships, and friendships. He was selected as a social ambassador for the NVLD project in New York City and has published multiple articles, presented at university campuses, and co-presented with Sheri Perlman, OTR LCSW, for the Learning Disability Association of New Jersey. He has been interviewed for podcasts on autism, social media use, and dating by Tosha Rollins, LPC, and on adapting to the workplace with NVLD by Susan Micari, BCET, and Annalisa Perfetto, Ph.D., of Edtherapy NYC. He writes regularly for a blog on his website, benjaminmeyerlcsw.com, and has also co-published in a peer-reviewed journal, The Educational Therapist. He maintains a private practice and he is licensed to see clients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has earned a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, as well as completed the Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision course at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Benjamin also offers workshops on developing dating and professional skills for neurodiverse young adults. More information can be found about his services and offerings on his website. His initial interest in psychotherapy stems from his international experience providing trauma relief to victims of the Salvadoran Civil War and Chilean dictatorship. He also has experience providing culturally informed individual, couple, and family psychotherapy to Spanish speaking clients of all ages, and most recently was invited to speak in Havana, Cuba, regarding family therapy techniques for individuals with learning differences. This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
23:59
July 20, 2021
Episode #73 Advocate Like A Mother with Alison Hamilton
Featured This Episode: Alison Hamilton is a social worker, recovering journalist, and an imperfect parent of three daughters, a singleton with autism and neurotypical twins. She has been a frequent flyer at support groups since her daughter’s diagnosis, first as an attendee, and then as a coordinator. She helps other parents strengthen their advocacy skills in her Facebook group, Advocate Like a Mother. Alison holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She worked at newspapers in Texas and Florida before leaving journalism for social work. She earned an MSW from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and got early experience providing individual and group therapy at an outpatient addiction facility and a social service agency before moving to Maryland. Within a year, she had newborn twins and an autism diagnosis for her oldest daughter. She describes the next several years as a bonus internship. By the time the twins started kindergarten, she had acquired plenty of real-world experience in advocacy, juggling professionals, understanding medical and educational jargon, and behavior management. She also managed to squeeze in some work as a school social worker, primarily in inner-city schools in Washington, DC, and now operates a solo private practice in Maryland. Learn More At: https://www.facebook.com/groups/advocatelikemother or visit http://www.alisonhamilton.net/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
30:02
July 12, 2021
Episode #72 Social Skills Laboratory LLC with Owner John Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Featured This Episode #72 John Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP Owner, Lead Therapist at the Social Skills Laboratory, PLLC www.SocialSkillsLab.com 206-372-5490 John@SocialSkillsLab.com John Williamson has extensive experience working with children across a wide age range with a variety of communication-related challenges. Previously, he worked at Lakeside Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (now I-CAN) and at Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) before starting his own private practice. He is originally from Washington State and received his master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University before moving back to the Pacific Northwest. He also has a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA). He operates via a home visits model while also providing virtual teletherapy options. He has both individual speech therapy sessions and a variety of Friendship/Social Skills Groups available. John Williamson also offers parent coaching, autism screenings, teletherapy training for other providers/schools, and a variety of other consultative-type services. At this time, John Williamson is contracted with Premera Blue Cross insurance for individual speech therapy sessions and is happy to provide detailed session invoices so that families may seek potential reimbursement from other insurance companies. He also accepts most HSA/FSA cards.  This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
21:40
July 1, 2021
Ep 71 Champions For Our Children with Michelle Rogers (Autism Mom, Life Coach, & Registered Behavior Technician)
Featured This Episode:  Michelle B. Rogers is an Autism Mom & Life Coach & Registered Behavior Technician Michelle helps Autism Parents of Toddlers who are Non-Verbal to start Communicating AND Potty Train – GUARANTEED!  Learn more at michellebrogers.com Michelle is a mother of a daughter with Autism.  She was diagnosed at 2 and was non-verbal.  She learned sign language, then word approximations then started to speak.  She was in the more restrictive special education preschool class 6:1:4 and today as an 8yr old, she is in a 2nd Grade Integrated Class in General Education School. Michelle is a coach and Autism Mom who helps empower parents to get the best outcome for their children.  She offers Group and 1:1 Coaching Programs as well as a self-study course, a Potty Guide, and a Non-Verbal to Communication Guide Coming Soon.  She is also working on a new book about her journey. This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & will be available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
24:35
June 23, 2021
Episode #70 Interview with Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS - Owner of Super Speech Solutions
Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS is the owner of Super Speech Solutions, a concierge private practice that provides online Speech Therapy to Texans. She received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006. Meera has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation clinics, charter schools, and private practices over the past fourteen years. Meera specializes in accent modification and child language disorders, with an emphasis on autism. Certifications/ Awards: Completed Phase 1 out of 3 for BCS-CL (Board Certified Specialist in Child Language) through ASHA (the American Speech Language Hearing Association) Certified Brain Injury Specialist BCTS: Board Certified Telepractice Specialist through IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) ACAS: Advanced Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) a basic DIR/Floortime provider 3 Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) through ASHA (the American Speech Language Hearing Association) When she is not thinking about speech, Meera loves to spend time with her husband Jeff, cook, watch Hallmark movies, and go on walks with their dog, Daisy. You can learn more at https://superspeechsolutions.com/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
20:33
June 11, 2021
Episode #69 Tambo Rhythms - Interview with Jorge Ochoa, OTR
Jorge Ochoa is a school-based occupational therapist and group drumming facilitator in San Antonio, Texas. He is the founder of TamboRhythms, a company dedicated to promoting FUNctional living through rhythmic expression regardless of age or previous musical experience. He encourages health & wellness and the development of social-emotional skills to help one to “live in rhythm” through the use of hand drums and percussion. He has facilitated at schools/learning centers, worked with seniors, those with special needs/mental illness, provided adult and community education programs, and has lead community drum circles. Clients have included EVA's Heroes and the Texas Dept. Of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (Division for Blind Services). He has also served his community by leading free family-friendly community drum circles. Jorge has appeared in the San Antonio Express News, Our Kids San Antonio, Natural Awakenings, The Autism Notebook, and KABB FOX News. Contact regarding details for one-to-one virtual training on using group drumming as a social-emotional strategy. http://tamborhythms.synthasite.com/benefits-of-group-drumming.php http://tamborhythms.com/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
23:51
June 11, 2021
Ep#68 Exceptional Needs Today Magazine - Interview with Editor-in-Chief Amy KD Tobik
Magazine publisher Amy KD Tobik is an award-winning magazine editor with more than 30 years of publishing experience. As Editor-in-Chief of Exceptional Needs Today, she coordinates and directs an impressive group of doctors, therapists, teachers, and writers to deliver top guidance and support for special needs families. After successfully producing an autism magazine for more than six years, Amy branched out on her own to create Exceptional Needs Today, a publication that supports families at no cost to them. Her special interests include advocating for children, special needs families, and education. A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Amy resides in the Carolinas with her husband, and they have two adult children. She is also the CEO of Lone Heron Publishing. Exceptional Needs Today aims to serve all individuals in need of special services to include autism, blindness or visual impairment, cerebral palsy, deafness or hearing impairment, developmental delay, Down syndrome, gifted/talented, health concerns, mental health, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, orthopedic impairment, speech or language impairment, and traumatic brain injury. Website: https://exceptionalneedstoday.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exceptionalneedstoday/ Subscribe FOR FREE HERE: https://exceptionalneedstoday.com/subscribe/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
21:44
May 24, 2021
Episode #67 The Ryan Express, debut screenplay, written & produced by The Doukas Sisters
THE DOUKAS SISTERS began their career writing and producing short films. The Ryan Express, their feature debut screenplay, advanced to the second round of Austin Film Festival's Script Competition, a distinction only achieved by less than 20% of nearly 14,000 submissions. The Ryan Express is based on their short, “Rocket Man,” which was nominated for Best Short Film, Best Screenplay and won Best Ensemble.    "The only way Robby, an autistic sixth-grader, can move forward in his life is by inventing a time machine to travel back and fix his biggest mistake. Though made of little more than cardboard and scraps, it’s real to him. OUR STORY BEGINS WITH OUR HERO, ROBBY GRIFFITH… "  - Please visit https://www.theryanexpressmovie.com/story to learn more. The Ryan Express Team Behind The Scenes: https://www.theryanexpressmovie.com/team LAURA & RACHAEL DOUKAS, WRITERS/PRODUCERS SEAN P. MCNAMARA, DIRECTOR JAMES V. HART, PRODUCER RIC NISH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
17:16
May 18, 2021
Episode #66 Interview with Connie Painter - Shining Stars Tutoring Center (ASD Dating Seminar May 22nd)
Featured This Episode: Connie Painter has been a teacher for 25 years. She taught special needs that whole time. She went back to school and received her Master's Degree in Autism Studies. Eight years ago she began her journey as a business owner. She works alongside the Autism Society and Hope Academy. She loves what she does. Making a difference in a person's life means so much to Connie Painter. Connie Painter is hosting a dating seminar for autistic adolescents & young adults on May 22nd in Mauldin, SC from noon - 5pm EST. You can find more information about Shining Stars Tutoring at https://www.facebook.com/shiningstarstutoring/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q
18:57
May 11, 2021
Episode #65 Interview with Occupational Therapist Meg Proctor, Founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC.
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Featured This Episode: Meg Proctor is an occupational therapist and the founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC. Meg teaches and trains other therapists on how to use an in-depth understanding of autism learning styles and strengths to become more confident and effective in their work. Meg's website, learnplaythrive.com, has tons of free resources as well as a CEU course for therapists who are ready to truly go deep into their work with kids on the spectrum. Learn more at learnplaythrive.com Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube  ... PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & SHARE to help families connect with resources, services, and support.
18:01
May 6, 2021
Episode #64 Smile and Succeed for Teens with Award Winning Author Kirt Manecke
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Featured This Episode: Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author. Endorsed by Temple Grandin, his book, audio book and new online course, Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is a crash course in social and career skills. The Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is available for parents who want to easily assist their teens with the skills in the book. Classroom packs with teaching guide are available. The online course is ideal for at-home or virtual learning. For career skills training for adults, Kirt’s book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service is a 60-minute crash course in customer service and sales. Learn more at www.SmiletheBook.com. Additional Information Dr. Temple Grandin, leading autism advocate, called Kirt by phone the same day she read his book Smile & Succeed for Teens and urged him to use her testimonial to lower the unemployment rate for all teens: “Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work.” -Temple Grandin Learn more at www.SmileTheBook.com Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube  ... PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & SHARE to help connect families with resources, services, and support.
23:25
May 4, 2021
Episode #63 Interview with Courtney Eidson with Trail Side Counseling
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Featured This Episode: Courtney Eidson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) with over 20 years of experience providing guidance to empower clients and families facing a variety of challenges. Her expertise is working with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, and Behavioral and Learning difficulties. Courtney’s background includes experience in psychiatric residential treatment, outdoor therapeutic boarding schools, healthcare settings and private practice. Courtney is recognized by the community and colleagues for her knowledge and experience, especially regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her goal is to increase awareness of the needs of persons diagnosed with Autism and other disorders while also providing support to those going through a difficult time. Learn more at http://trailsidecounseling.org/ Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube  ... PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & SHARE
18:46
May 4, 2021
Episode #62 Interview with Job Coach Terry Bolda with Engaged Employment
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Featured This Episode: Engaged Employment helps adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities overcome barriers to gain independence and provides comprehensive employment services and partnerships with employers. Their vision is for all adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities to have the support and services they need to be successful in jobs, thus creating neurodiversity in as many workplaces as possible.  Find out more at https://engagedemployment.com/ Terry Bolda is a job coach with SOS Healthcare, Inc., a state-approved provider of supportive employment services. He is a board member of the newly-formed South Carolina Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) and a member of the Employment Work Group of Greenville Collaboration Action Network. He helps adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities obtain and keep good jobs in their communities. Having a son and nephew on the autism spectrum, he brings personal and professional experience to the workplace. A Wisconsin native, Terry has served in leadership roles with social service agencies in marketing communications and development since 2003. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube  ... PLEASE SUBSCRIBE & Share
20:29
April 26, 2021
Episode #61 Interview with Wynn Godbold, Lead WIth Love Training Co.
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube Featured This Episode: Wynn Godbold is a founding partner in Lead With Love Training Co. which provides online and in-person training to businesses who want to support families with autism. In the world of autism, it is easy to become focused on the individual, often at the exclusion of the needs of other family members. Parents, siblings, grandparents... can feel lonely, left out, and highly stressed. Lead With Love Training Co. gives businesses (resorts, restaurants, recreation venues...) the training they need to help families with autism enjoy typical family experiences with supportive modifications. By providing online and in-person training, Lead With Love Training Co. is helping businesses reap the benefits of serving the loyal and growing community of autism families. Autism awareness training and certification are good for business and good for families. It is a win-win! If you would like to know more about how your business can be trained in autism awareness and gain access to the growing community of autism families, reach out to Wynn at wynn@leadwithlovetraining.com or check out their webpage: www.leadwithlovetraining.com If your business is located in the Upstate SC Area and you want autism awareness training for your employees please reach out to Tosha Rollins directly by email tosha@autisminactionpodcast.com to set up an appointment to get started. This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com
17:11
April 21, 2021
Episode #60 Computer Game Coding Camp for Autism provided by Clemson University & Microsoft
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at autisminactionpodcast.com/community Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube autisminactionpodcast.com/youtube Featured This Episode:  Paige Rodeghero, Ph.D. with Clemson University Andrew Begel, Ph.D. with Microsoft Research and University of Washington Thomas Beeson, Ed.S., MA, BCBA with Clemson University About CGCC Computer Game Coding Camp for Autism is a two-week camp for high school students and rising seniors on the autism spectrum (ASD) that exposes them to high-level video game development and networking with peers. Throughout the two-week camp, campers learn the high-level processes of software development, game development, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and end up with their own game, from scratch. We are excited to host this camp for the second year in a row. This year, our two-week coding camp will be provided in two formats, virtual through Zoom and in-person (on the Clemson University campus). Campers may participate fully online, fully in-person, or choose one week to be online and the other week to be in-person. It is recommended that campers register for both weeks. In addition to learning to code, campers who reside on campus will participate in activities and instruction designed to further develop their executive functioning, problem-solving, and self-advocacy skills, which are necessary for college success. 2021 Camp Dates Week 1: Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, 2021 Week 2: Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25, 2021 The Zoom virtual sessions will run from 12:30 - 3:30pm EDT Monday through Friday. The in-person campers will have morning instruction related to college readiness and coding sessions from 12:30 - 3:30pm EDT Monday through Friday. Questions? Contact us at: cgcc@clemson.edu The above information can be found at https://codeatclemson.com/ Camp Registration Information https://www.clemson.edu/summer/summer-scholars/cusp.html This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com
20:40
April 19, 2021
Episode #59 AutPlay Therapy with Dr. Robert Grant
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q Featured This Episode: Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergent children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disorders. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma-related therapy for children and adults. Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles: AutPlay® Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges, A Workbook for Children and Teens Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Workbook for Children and Teens Understanding ADHD: A Workbook for Children and Teens AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups: A Ten Session Model Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president-elect) for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part-time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). Dr. Grant is also a Certified Behavioral Life Coach through the PeopleKeys® program and provides life coaching, consultations, and play therapy supervision services. He is also a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist providing therapy and coaching through tele processes.  Please visit https://autplaytherapy.com/ for more information. FREE AUTISM RESOURCES from autplaytherapy.com can be found at https://autplaytherapy.com/about-autplay-therapy/resources/ This episode is transcribed via OTTER.AI & available at autisminactionpodcast.com
20:54
April 10, 2021
Episode #58 Autism Parenting Magazine & Parenting Summit with Emily Elfer
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q Featured This Episode:  Emily Ansell Elfer, BA Hons, Dip is Editor of Autism Parenting Magazine, where she coordinates an extensive group of therapists, autism specialists, and writers to publish news and professional guidance for families affected by autism. An NCTJ-qualified journalist, Emily’s work is published in newspapers, magazines, and across multiple websites. She previously managed the content for women’s careers website, Where Women Work, is a former Editor of a food magazine group, and a former Deputy Editor of Toy World Magazine. Find out more about the free parenting summit by visiting https://autismparentingsummit.com/ Check out the online magazine here www.autismparentingmagazine.com
17:40
April 9, 2021
Episode #57 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Miss Amy's YOGA-2-GO, LLC
Visit autisminactionpodcast.com to subscribe, and like on social media to stay in touch. You can always email us at autisminactionpodcast@gmail.com if you would like to be or recommend a guest for the show Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ THIS EPISODE:  Amy Starkey has practiced occupational therapy for over 20 years as a school-based and early-intervention occupational therapy assistant. She is the founder of YOGA-2-GO, LLC, a children’s and teens yoga & mindfulness organization that specializes in therapeutic, trauma-informed and special needs yoga and social-emotional learning. Through her work with YOGA-2-GO, Amy has provided yoga enrichment programming for schools, youth organizations, and individual clients since 2007 and currently offers virtual services for students and families. Amy’s mission in starting YOGA-2-GO was to make the many therapeutic benefits of yoga available to ALL children, regardless of any physical, mental, or socioeconomic challenges they may have. Amy loves to share her knowledge in children’s trauma-informed yoga by providing professional development trainings and workshops. She is the creator of RE-MIND©, a therapeutic children’s product line that offers therapy materials and educational games for teaching self-regulation skills and mindfulness to children ages 5+. In addition to her OT degree, Amy has earned certifications as a children’s and adult yoga instructor, Qigong instructor, continuing education provider, Certified Natural Health Counselor, and a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP). She recently started CHOOSE2LOVEU Self-Care Healthcare, a virtual natural health & wellness practice with an emphasis on self-care and therapeutic mind & body-based practices for teens and adults. Last year, she combined her OT knowledge with her love of Qigong to create the Qi-Go® Therapeutic Qigong + Mindful Movement program which we will be practicing a class from this evening. Amy lives in beautiful Greenville, SC with a very spoiled cat who graciously adopted her last year. When she is not seeing clients or working on new projects, she enjoys practicing Qigong, writing, hiking, and gardening. You can find more information at https://www.missamysyoga2go.com/ 
16:52
April 8, 2021
Episode #56 Interview with Kelly Cain - Autism Caring Center
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information. Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q Kelly Cain is from Pittsburgh, Pa, and is the Executive Director of the Autism Caring Center, which was founded in 2017. Advocacy, professional training, support groups, and family activities are provided free of charge. She is also founding board member of PALS ( Providing Assistance, Love, and Support) a free recreational program approaching its ninth year of support for special needs families. In August 2019, she received a District Difference Maker Award from Councilman Sam Demarco and Tom Baker for outstanding community service. She is the proud mom of 3 children, one affected by Autism. To learn more about the Autism Caring Center please visit www.autismcaringcenter.com
17:33
March 27, 2021
Episode #55 Interview with Becky Large - Champion Autism Network (CAN)
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information.  Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q About Becky Large: From Riverton NJ, Becky and her family arrived in Surfside Beach SC in April 2012. Having a son with HFA, after relocating it was apparent there were organizations that supported the child with autism, but no real support for the families. CAN was born from that realization. A social entrepreneur and servant leader, Becky, along with the Champion Autism Network and Lead With Love Training Co. teams, is driven to spread autism awareness, provide families dealing with autism a “traditional” family experience modified for those with autism and provide economic impact to the communities it serves. Becky is married to Michael Large, an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney and has two sons, 15 and 17. About CAN: Join Becky Large, creator and Executive Director of Champion Autism Network (CAN), an organization committed to creating traditional family experiences modified for those with autism. Featured in the Associated Press, Travel & Leisure, NBC Nightly News, and a BBC Documentary, Becky and CAN are helping to create inclusive environments, providing joy and support in what started in Surfside Beach SC and now around the country. Learn how an idea to curate sensory-friendly events led to a movement that provides fun for families with autism, a robust PR autism awareness campaign strategy, the creation of a certification program for hotels, restaurants, and venues, and economic impact to the communities and businesses involved--simply by leading with love. To learn more about CAN please visit https://championautismnetwork.com/
21:42
February 26, 2021
Episode #54 Interview with Singer & Songwriter David Punch "Helping others not feel alone thru inspirational music"
Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information David Punch is using his voice to spread one simple but strong and moving message,“We’re Not Different, We’re the same, We’re all under the stars”. With his latest song release, Different, David Punch wants us all to realize just that. Even though there are things that make every individual unique, we still all share the same core. His goal is pretty clear as well, to make it his mission so that no one ever feels alone in spite of our differences. We all hurt, we all cry. A talented multi-instrumental singer and songwriter, David Punch is adding motivational speaker to his list. Being a person whose “difference” is having Asperger's Syndrome (a neuro developmental disorder characterised by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication) his life experiences with challenging issues such as bullying, and working on his mental health makes him the best person to offer hope and encouragement.  *Thank you to producer Dave Skelton and artists such as Gavin James, Kodaline and James Bay who inspired and believed in the making of Different. Hear David Punch’s song, Different: https://youtu.be/2y6OtGgSW0Q  David Punch contact and socials:  Davidpunchmusic@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/davidpunchymusic/ https://www.davidpunchmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/davidpunchm https://open.spotify.com/artist/5s3FX https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-pun https://www.youtube.com/user/punchy3 Find us on social media at  https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/  JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553  Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/
25:12
February 26, 2021
Episode #53 Interview with Shanna Forrestall of MyCalmWorld.com - Tools to help find some calm in the midst of chaos!
Season 2 Episode 3 Please visit autisminactionpodcast.com for more information.  Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/AUTISMINACTIONPODCAST/ JOIN OUR FB GROUP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553 Instagram is our Jam at https://www.instagram.com/autisminactionpodcast/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVxtEr2KYi3jVEKq_P7_3Q Please listen in as Shanna Forrestall shares about her current creative projects that can help add some calm in the midst of chaos.  MyCalmWorld.com https://www.forrestallconsulting.com/fire-water Fire & Water — Forrestall Consulting Shanna L. Forrestall Shanna  Forrestall has been involved in storytelling since she was a little girl playing dress-up with her siblings and friends.  She’s always been captivated by unique real-life stories and lured by the power of fables and myths to teach life truths. Shanna has been a working professional in the entertainment industry since 2007.  She has produced eight (8) short films in the US that tackle social issues, and several video projects in India to support a school for disabled children and Indian eunuchs.  Shanna is now also in post-production on two additional documentary projects (on autism and mass incarceration) and also in pre-production on a few feature film projects. Shanna is also an award-winning actress with over 100 IMDb credits and published her first children's book last year.  She is also currently releasing an LP of children's bedtime stories, an LP of guided meditations, and launching an interactive art project called We Can Hear You.    She is also a songwriter, and just released her first single entitled Full Moon from the album coming out in 2021 called Fire & Water - a collaboration with Jeff Gold Music. Shanna is an avid humanitarian, volunteering after natural disasters to provide immediate relief and to fundraise and distribute long-term resources to those affected.  She also utilizes independent film-making to capture the stories of survivors and relief workers to improve response efforts for the future. She is passionate about equality and inclusion. Shanna mentors and hires young people on the autism spectrum (weekly) in her business.  She also works with nonprofits and local initiatives that support abused women, animal advocacy, and any human in need. Shanna grew up in South Louisiana but lived in Toronto for five years before returning to her home state to live until 2014.  She now splits her time between Chattanooga, TN, and Los Angeles, CA. but visits New Orleans (the city she calls home) often.
26:46
February 23, 2021
Episode #52 Interview with Dr. Jim Poole Founder of Fastbraiin & Author of Flipping ADHD on Its Head
Listen in to this interview with Dr. Jim Poole as he discusses his practice, Fastbraiin, and his newest published book "Flipping ADHD on Its Head" Please visit www.fastbraiin.com to learn more.  Please visit www.tosharollins.com where you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me directly at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
18:02
May 29, 2020
Episode #51 Interview with Jodi McConkey - A Special Kind Of Life
Listen in to this interview with autism mom & blogger, Jodi McConkey. You can learn more about her personal journey as an autism mom and her newest blog at www.aspecialkindoflife.com  She shares valuable resources for family and tips on saving money and making money which she has learned along the way. Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
18:01
May 28, 2020
Episode #50 Interview with Janeen Herskovitz of Autism Blue Print
Listen in to this interview with Janeen Herskovitz, LMHC as we discuss the importance of parental self-care and instilling confidence in our children. Licensed Mental Health Counselor | EMDR Trauma Therapist  | Podcaster | Autism Strategist Her podcast and private practice information can be found at www.autismblueprint.com Make sure to sign up for her newsletter where you will receive valuable information and tools for keeping a peaceful home. Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
19:08
May 19, 2020
Episode #49 Interview with Autism Mom & Blogger Regina Englehardt of AuromaOfLife.Com
When you visit the AuromaofLife.Com site you will see Regina Englehardt's quote "Autism Adds Spice To Our Life". In this interview, she shares all about her experiences in parenting autism and all about her blog, which was formerly known as Autism Snippets.  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
11:00
May 18, 2020
Episode 48 Interview with Dr. Laurie Dickson-Gillespie of Restorative Psychological LLC (Autism Assessment Process)
Listen in to this episode with Dr. Laurie Dickson-Gillespie, a Child and Adolescent psychologist. Ph.D. in Child/School Psychology from an APA-accredited program at McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2005. She specializes in neuropsychological, psychological, developmental, and psycho-educational testing. You can learn more about Restorative Psychological LLC at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/laurie-dickson-gillespie-simpsonville-sc/150629 Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
11:33
May 18, 2020
Episode #47 Interview with Parent Daphne Chakurian: Tips for Education & Bulleying
My name is Daphne. My son had ASD and in middle school. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 27 years and have expertise in care coordination and quality improvement. I am also a Ph.D. student studying caregiver health outcomes. I’ve been stumbling, learning, and growing in the Autism community since 2014 when he was diagnosed. I'm here to pay forward all the support and help our family has received from the Autism community and maybe help others on their journey. Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
23:34
May 11, 2020
Episode #46 Walton Options - Journey to Independence Through Advocacy, Information, & Support Services
Listen in to this interview with Walton Options and learn about all their core services which include information, referral, advocacy, independent living, peer support, and transitions. You can learn more by visiting www.waltonoptions.org Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
13:28
May 11, 2020
Episode #45 Interview with Author Janelle Molony of AdoptionToLife.com
Listen in to this interview with Author Janelle Molony as she discusses her newest book release and her journey in adoption and autism. You can find out more about Janelle Molony and her book using the links below: Web: JanelleMolony.com Blog: AdoptionToLife.com Book: Un-Adoptable? Faith Beyond Foster Care - For sale now on Amazon.com! Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
17:43
May 5, 2020
Episode #44 Interview with Shanna Forrestall & The Why The Girl Movement (Self Advocacy & Love)
Please listen in as we interview Shanna Forrestall of Forrestall Consulting. Shanna is an author of children's stories. Her book "Why The Girl Became A Cat" is coming out very soon!!! "Why the Girl is more than just children’s stories, it’s a movement focused on learning and modeling genuine self-love and advocacy." Shanna is a Storyteller, Actress, Producer, Author, Public Speaker and more. "Shanna is now working with Jeff Gold of My Calm World to release additional children’s stories perfect for bedtime that inspire, encourage and soothe young children - each album features artwork by a young person on the spectrum and creates additional opportunity for mentorship/paid work." You can find out more at https://www.forrestallconsulting.com/whythegirl.  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
14:19
March 30, 2020
Episode #43 Advocacy Day Happening Virtually April 1st
Listen in to this interview with the Director of Advocacy & Community Access at ABLE-SC, Robbie Kopp, discusses the virtual Advocacy Day event happening on April 1st.  This is an opportunity to show up online and listen in to some amazing guest speakers that Robbie shares towards the end of the interview.  Advocacy Day for Access & Independence was first created as an initiative in the State Plan for Independent Living in 2014, its inaugural gathering attracted over 300 South Carolina residents in May 2014. Since then, support has grown to 25 organizations statewide all unified in an effort to ensure people with disabilities have equal access and opportunity. People with disabilities face unnecessary and discriminatory barriers to transportation, employment, healthcare, and housing. Advocacy Day for Access and Independence will shine a light on these barriers in hopes of improving the lives of all South Carolinians. Find out more at www.unlockingbarriers-sc.org   or visit  https://www.facebook.com/SCAccessIndependence/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
12:00
March 27, 2020
Episode #42 Interview with Joe Sanok, Host of The Practice of the Practice Podcast (Autism & Entrepreneurship)
We are all facing difficult times now in the wake of the COVID19 Pandemic. A lot of parents are struggling to make ends meet and stay at home to school their children. Mr. Joe Sanok has some great advice for parents that want to embark new beginnings into the entrepreneurial world to meet the needs of their families. Information about Joe Sanok: Joe Sanok is a keynote and TEDx speaker, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Entrepreneur on Fire, and Yahoo News. He is author of five books and has been named the Therapist Resource top podcast, consultant, and blogger. KEYNOTE AND PODCAST TOPICS Slow Down | The three phases of slowing down to spark innovation How to Foster AHA Moments | The three lies we're told about how to create and launch ideas Joe's approach incorporates story, humor, research, and practical application. Website: https://www.practiceofthepractice.com/ Contact Info: joe@practiceofthepractice.com Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
20:38
March 25, 2020
Episode #41 Interview with Speech Language Pathologist Susan Berkowitz
Listen in to this interview with Susan Berkowitz, a speech-language pathologist serving the San Diego area. Find out more at http://susanberkowitz.net/about.html Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
27:51
March 19, 2020
Episode #40 Interview with Dr. Lazarou of La Coop, P.A. (Autism Mom & Psychiatrist)
Listen in to this interview with Dr. Lazarou of La Coop, P.A. (Autism Mom & Psychiatrist) as she shares about her personal and professional journey in Autism. Find out more at http://www.lacoop-pa.com/contact.asp Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
20:14
March 12, 2020
Episode #39 Engaged Employment (Gain Independence, Earn Fair Wages, Grow Your Skills & Confidence)
Engaged Employment helps adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities overcome barriers to gain independence and provides comprehensive employment services and partnerships with employers. Their vision is for all adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities to have the support and services they need to be successful in jobs, thus creating neurodiversity in as many workplaces as possible. Find out more at https://engagedemployment.com/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
18:49
March 10, 2020
Episode #38 Interview with Chris Hanson of Life Skills Advocate (Resources for Autonomy & Independence)
Life Skills Advocate is serving clients in the Puget Sound area near Seattle, Washington.  Life Skills Advocate is a transition support company focused on helping adolescents and adults with diverse learning needs, including those on the autism spectrum. With everything they do, they aim to provide clients with the life skills & resources they need to build and sustain autonomy & independence. They offer Job Coaching, Life Coaching, Academic Support, Community Support,  & will soon be offering Social Groups. If you have any questions, please give Chris a call at 253-656-4668 or reach out via email to chris@lifeskillsadvocate.com. Learn more at https://lifeskillsadvocate.com Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
15:34
March 1, 2020
Episode #37 Autism & Going To The Dentist with Dr. Camille Horton of Isaqueena Pediatric Dentistry
Listen in as Dr. Camille Horton of Isaqueena Pediatric Dentistry gives some great tips and informative insights for parents of children with special needs for making dentist visits a success. Find out more about Isaqueena Pediatric Dentistry at http://issaqueenadental.com/pediatric/home-pediatric.php Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
12:34
February 22, 2020
Episode #36 Interview with Dr. Catherine Bradley with MUSC & The SPARK Research Initiative
Listen in to this interview with Dr. Catherine Bradley, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, as she shares about her experience working for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and her part in the SPARK Research Initiative taking place right now for families in SC affected by Autism. People interested in learning more about the study can go to www.sparkforautism.org/MUSC or contact us directly at sparkautism@musc.edu or 843-714-1352. Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
16:48
February 12, 2020
Episode #35 Fundraising Secrets for Nonprofits with author Maya McNulty
Maya McNulty is the author of Fundraising Secrets.  She helps nonprofits maximize fundraising by thinking like an entrepreneur. If you are a nonprofit or want to start a nonprofit (like so many of us autism parents do and have done) listen in to get insight on what you can do to reach your fundraising goals! You can get a free copy of her book and learn more at https://www.fundraisingsecrets.org/home  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
16:16
February 12, 2020
Episode #34 Endeavor 21+ (Residential & Day Communities) "Learn Work Live"
Listen in to this interview with Mr. Mike Sweeney, board member for Endeavor 21+ at the Threefold Community.  Mike Sweeney is a Self-Direction Community Developer focused on jobs and housing that result in "Interdependence Communities for the Developmentally Disabled" in New York. He is exploring how Blockchains and Crypto Assets can support the Developmentally Disabled, and he is a supporter of Cornell Blockchain. As the father to Biodynamic Farmer Dustin Sweeney, his passion is driven by creating #AeternusUmbra (shadow forever) for Dustin Sweeney and his friends. Mike is also on the Parents Committee for ArchCare @ Saint Teresa on Staten Island, which is a pioneering Special Needs community founded by the Archdiocese of New York and Cardinal Dolan. The mission of Endeavor 21+ is to make possible a self-sufficient and positive future for adults of all abilities, including those with developmental delays, learning challenges, and sensory imbalances, to thrive in typical work and social settings. To this end, Endeavor 21+ provides an innovative “Learn. Work. Live.” community in a safe and integrated environment. We emphasize the healing nature of practical work, artistic activities, and caring for others. Our young adults learn and work on a farm, in craft shops, and in serving the 150+ elderly residents in our community. This innovative approach recognizes the potential of each individual, and we support guiding their journey toward self-development and independent functioning in the world.    Information taken from https://www.endeavor21.org/ where you can learn more about the Endeavor 21+ at the Threefold Community Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
32:13
January 30, 2020
Episode #33 Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC) “Enriching Lives Through Choice and Inclusion"
The mission of Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC) is to support people with developmental disabilities as they enrich their lives through choices and inclusion. VMRC is committed to securing quality, individualized services in collaboration with families and the community. Their mission is "Life with the power of choice and possibilities". Find out more at https://www.vmrc.net/about-us/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS to help us reach our goal of attending the 2020 Converge Autism Conference taking place in Greenville, SC in April.  Please consider helping us grow our mission of helping families connect with resources, services, and support by making a monthly sponsorship. Please visit https://anchor.fm/autisminaction/support and click on the support button to help.  Thank you.
11:20
January 24, 2020
Episode #32 All about Guardianship & Supported Decision Making with Attorney Michael Large
Attorney Michael Large is an active member of the South Carolina Bar currently serving on the Vulnerable Adult Task Force and Elder Law Committee. He is a member of the Horry County Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and serves on the Board of Directors for Champion Autism Network.  He is a frequent volunteer and speaker on issues affecting the elderly and vulnerable adults. Michael is happily married to his wife Becky and they have two sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about his law practice at https://dedmondslaw.com/ and listen in to the Yes You Can Talk Show here https://championautismnetwork.com/talk-show/ The Yes You CAN Talk talk radio show on 99.5 FM Myrtle Beach strives to be a voice for autism.  A resource for people and families dealing with autism and an awareness raiser for the general public, the show will have compelling topics and interviews with segments on Health & Wellness, Advocacy, Leisure and Events and news. Families can schedule a free half hour consult regarding family services for guardianship with Attorney Michael Large by calling 843-232-0654. He is located in Surfside Beach, SC.  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. You can also find out more information about sponsoring our podcast and helping to grow our mission of connecting families with resources, services, and support all across America.  Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
18:20
January 18, 2020
Episode #31 Neal Collins (SC House of Representatives) on the Employment First Initiative Act
Listen in as Rep Neal Collins discusses the Employment First Initiative Act and why it is so important for advocates in the special needs and autism arena to act now and contact their state representatives to get bill #4768 passed. The deadline is approaching this May. You can find out more about Mr. Neal Collins at www.collinsforsc.com  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
09:26
January 15, 2020
Episode #30 AccessAbility - A Bridge To Independence
AccessAbility is one of 403 Centers for Independent Living in the country. They are a federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit, for-purpose organization in South Carolina. AccessAbility is a 501(c)(3) organization The organization has been serving the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Orangeburg and Williamsburg since 2001. AccessAbility promotes the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities. They strive to empower people with disabilities to realize their full potential. AccessAbility provides consumer-controlled services. That means YOU are leading the way! Your determination is key to your independence. The board of directors and staff consist of 51% people with disabilities. Another unique feature of AccessAbility is that they provide services on a cross-disability basis. Their mission is to offer individual and group life skills coaching programs for people with disabilities. Find out more at https://www.abilitysc.org/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on Facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
09:59
January 15, 2020
Episode #29 Interview with Pixar's Director Bobby Rubio about the new film "Float" on Disney +
Float is a 2019 American animated short film directed and written by Bobby Rubio, produced by Krissy Cababa and Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Listen in as we interview Pixar's Director, Bobby Rubio,  about his short film called Float which can be found on Disney+ .  Mr. Rubio shares about his personal experience with autism & the feelings he experienced following his son's diagnosis.   In the film, Float, he captures so many of these emotions in visual art where words are few but feelings are strong.  
10:42
January 9, 2020
Episode #28 Interview with Child Communication Expert Rachel Madel, Speech Therapist & Parent Coach
Rachel Madel M.A.CCC-SLP is a board-certified pediatric speech-language pathologist in Los Angeles specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with various developmental delays including autism, down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and other developmental disorders. She currently owns a private practice in Greater Los Angeles, as a speech therapist providing therapy services to children from birth to 18 years of age. Find out more at https://www.rachelmadel.com/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
17:45
January 8, 2020
Episode #27 THE BARBARA STONE FOUNDATION'S GREENVILLE CAN INITIATIVE (Strengthening Community for Individuals with Disabilities)
Greenville CAN is a coalition of self advocates, service providers, families, caregivers, and professionals on a mission to make Greenville County a better place to live for individuals with disabilities.  Greenville CAN is an initiative of the Barbara Stone Foundation. Their vision is a fully inclusive community with equitable opportunities for all. Greenville CAN fulfills this mission by serving as a positive champion for disability related issues, engaging individuals with disabilities, connecting and convening community partners to facilitate action, while leveraging their collective resources to influence system change. Find out more at https://greenvillecan.org/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
16:11
January 1, 2020
Episode #26 Interview with my husband Travis Rollins on Autism & Fatherhood
Listen in as we discuss a bit more of our personal lives in parenting autism and my husband gives his insight on fatherhood..  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
28:11
December 30, 2019
Episode #25 Autism & Dating with Benjamin Meyer, LCSW
Mr. Benjamin Meyer, LCSW is a bilingual psychotherapist who specializes in helping couples and individuals overcome their learning differences so that they can better manage workplace challenges, relationships, and the complexities of everyday life.  Find out more at www.benjaminmeyerlcsw.com Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
13:14
December 30, 2019
Episode #24 AUTISM UNSPOKEN UNTIL NOW Book Launch Interview
Listen in to my very first book interview with Robyn Jackie (Transformational Coach, NLP Trainer, Owner of Modern Mind World), regarding my recent publication of the Autism Unspoken Until Now Book, which is a collection of emotional memoirs from moms, to moms, with children on the autism spectrum.  Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
15:42
December 22, 2019
Episode #23 Interview with Autism Dad: Mark Gauci of Mentic Wellness Technologies (ABA Software)
In this episode I interview Mark Gauci. He is an autism dad and owner of Mentic Wellness Technologies, an ABA Software Company that helps professionals and parents in their autism journey with specialized software created for Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy.  "With ABA Access, it is our aim to improve access to autism therapy by breaking down geographic barriers, all the while providing child focused tools and support to parents, therapists, and healthcare providers. As more provinces and states, and even countries, begin to use our software, the platform becomes stronger while our clients enjoy the benefits." Find out more at https://mentic.co/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast using #AutismInAction and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
18:56
December 22, 2019
Episode #22 BOOK LAUNCH - Autism Unspoken Until Now - Interview with Book Contributor & Autism Mom Priscilla Scharpf
Interview with Book Contributor & Autism Mom Priscilla Scharpf  Get an inside view of mom life in the world of autism and hear Priscilla share her autism journey.   Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
19:48
December 18, 2019
Episode #21 Interview with Samantha Craft, author of Everyday Aspergers
Interview with Marcie Ciampi, M.Ed. (aka Samantha Craft) "Marcie is best known for her writings found in the well-received blog and book Everyday Aspergers. A professional educator, she has been featured in various literature including peer-reviewed journals, Aspien Women, Autism Parenting Magazine, The Mighty, Project Aspie, Art & Autism, and Different Brains. Marcie serves as a Senior Recruiter and Outreach Specialist at ULTRA Testing, a technology company with a neurodiversity hiring initiative, and serves as a consultant for Uptimize and NeuroGuides. She is a coauthor of Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism and speaks globally on the topic of neurodiversity as it relates to employment and self-empowerment. Her company is Spectrum Suite LLC. Spectrum Suite LLC  provides unique and affordable educational workshops, training, speaking, and coaching services."  More information can be found at http://www.myspectrumsuite.com/our-services/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
19:06
December 17, 2019
Episode #20 Family Connection of SC (parent to parent support programs)
"Families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other, offering support, guidance, and encouragement. Because of this, all of our programs and services are family-centered and based on the concept of parent-to-parent support. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have a question along the way, we offer a variety of services and resources that can help. "Find out more at https://www.familyconnectionsc.org/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com
29:15
December 5, 2019
Episode #19 Clemson University Spectrum Program (College Experience & Autism)
"The Spectrum Program provides individualized services beyond standard accommodations for students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Spectrum Program is committed to helping students build connections through their college experience that will assist them in achieving academic, social, and career and professional development success. The Spectrum Program at Clemson University seeks to support students and foster growth and independence in the following areas: Academic Skills and Resilience Personal and Interpersonal Skills Career and Professional Development Skills Independent Living and Social Skills" For more information on how to apply to the Clemson University Program please visit https://www.clemson.edu/academics/studentaccess/autism-transition.html  or https://www.facebook.com/ClemsonAutism/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism. Our new book has been published: Autism Unspoken Until Now (An emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the Autism Spectrum.  You can find your copy at Amazon.com  
15:33
December 4, 2019
Episode #18 We Rock The Spectrum (sensory indoor playground & birthday party venue for all kids of all abilities)
"We Rock the Spectrum Greenville provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development." Find out more information at https://www.werockthespectrumgreenville.com/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
12:26
November 29, 2019
Episode #17 Center for Developmental Services (a network of care providers for children and adults with special needs)
At CDS, our goal is to provide a wide range of developmental services to the families that need them most, all under a single roof, right here in Upstate South Carolina. We work with our partners to connect you to services that best fit the needs of you and your family, and we constantly consult with each other to give you the most specialized and comprehensive care possible. Find out more at https://www.cdservices.org/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com  Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has taken off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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November 19, 2019
Episode #16 STRIVE WorldWIDE (online independent living skills program)
STRIVE WorldWIDE is a first-of-its kind online program to teach independent living skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. WIDE represents Welcoming Independence Diversifying Education. Online learning has become common in education, and for good reason: it offers learners the flexibility to learn at their own pace, allows the learner to schedule class time around their busy schedules, provides access to those in rural areas or with limited access to transportation, uses technology to make the content more accessible (such as closed captioning, audio, visual, recorded seminars, and more), and provides the “quiet learner” the opportunity to be heard. That’s why STRIVE is excited to offer this unique post-secondary programming geared specifically towards individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Find out more at https://www.pslstrive.org/striveworldwide Here is the link to register for the upcoming open house online event mentioned in the show: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTqLrAP3npBPr0TPsPc4hKOo1X7Uc6SEUJeIV0TyIJ1RNc2A/viewform?usp=sf_link Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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November 12, 2019
Episode#15 Able SC Hire Me Initiative & Center for Independent Living (A Consumer-Controlled, Community-Based, Cross-Disability Nonprofit)
Able SC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL), an organization not about “helping” people with disabilities, but built on the central concept of self-empowerment. It’s a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services. We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives including advocacy, services, and support. More than half of our staff are persons with disabilities, as are over half of our Board of Directors. We didn’t just learn this– we live it! Learn more at https://www.able-sc.org/about/   or https://www.hiremesc.org/ Our new website has launched at www.tosharollins.com  Here you will find all episodes to the Autism in Action Podcast, Autism Resources, and more information about working with Tosha Rollins. Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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November 5, 2019
Episode#14 Autism Family Circus Nonprofit (New Parent Bookbag Program)
Welcome to the Autism Family Circus! We are the Richards family, John, Donna, Joey, Michael, Dylan, Jace, and Justin. Our goal is to raise autism awareness and share our crazy life with you! Find out more at www.autismfamilycircus.com  Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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November 2, 2019
Episode #13 Autism And Us Nonprofit - An online support for parents & families
Autism and Us Story As a community of support our efforts will help to provide parents and caregivers with loved ones affected by autism with ongoing support through social events, advocacy and free programs. We also will maintain an ongoing effort to help spread autism awareness worldwide by way of public venues, use of social media outlets and our own website. *Support Advocate Educate Accept* Find out more about Autism and Us at https://autismandus.org/  and here at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutismAndUsDiscussionsAndMore/ Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace You can also email me at toshadrollins@gmail.com or find my handle on facebook @tosharollinslive PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
14:46
October 29, 2019
Episode #12 Champion Autism Network, Inc. (CAN) "Inspiring Action To Support People With Autism & Their Families"
Champion Autism Network, Inc. (CAN) is a nonprofit autism awareness organization based in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. CAN was founded in 2012 by Becky Large, a business professional and mother of a child on the spectrum. CAN’s goal is to raise autism awareness, reduce criticism and judgment and help families with children on the autism spectrum develop a network of like-minded people and supports, locally and beyond. Their mission is to raise autism awareness, hold sensory/autism friendly events and inspire action to support people with autism and their families. Find out more at https://championautismnetwork.com/ Please check out the Autism in Action Facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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October 21, 2019
Episode #11 Pearl Center for Learning "Intensive Individualized Educational Therapy Offered by Certified Professionals"
For more information please visit https://pearlcenterforlearning.com/ "Qualified Professionals backed by 40 years of Research" We believe that what sets us apart is our intensive individualized educational therapy offered by certified professionals.  We use well researched intervention designed to develop strengths and to stimulate deficits in learning and perception to help students become independent learners in relation to academics and in social/emotional understanding. Please check out the Autism in Action facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at https://mailchi.mp/4504135de926/piecebypeace PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
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October 17, 2019
Episode #10 SC Respite Coalition "Expanding Quality Respite Opportunities in SC"
For more information on the SC Respite Coalition please visit  http://www.screspitecoalition.org/ The SCRC provides information about respite to families and professionals, strives to increase awareness among family caregivers of the necessity and benefits of regular time off from care giving duties, and advocates for legislation and policies which support state and local respite programs. We also offer family caregiver respite vouchers using state and federal funds allocated for that purpose. The mission of the SC Respite Coalition is to expand quality respite opportunities in South Carolina throughout the lifespan for South Carolina families who have a member with special needs.  The Coalition’s goals are to: Educate the general public and specific groups about the need for respite care. Develop strategies to provide and improve respite services for families. Provide support for families and providers through a coordinated information resources. Please check out the Autism in Action facebook group for more autism resources, and connect with other families affected by autism. The launch of the Piece by Peace parenting program has took off and is available for parents to help them learn to advocate and navigate through the world of autism. Please join our email list to learn more about the program at http://tosharollins.com/piecebypeace PLEASE share this podcast and leave a comment or review to help us grow and spread the word about all the services available for families affected by autism.
11:48
October 16, 2019
Episode #9 NeuroGuides. A non-profit organization by autistic people for autistic people.
NeuroGuides is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing life coaching for autistic and other neurodivergent adults worldwide. They work closely with autistic individuals to help them better understand social situations, find jobs matching their individual strengths and skills, and obtain appropriate accommodations. They are also active in work place advocacy roles for those we serve, and speak at conferences and to groups about neurodiversity. Please visit https://neuroguides.org/ for more information.
32:53
October 11, 2019
Episode#8 Inter-dependent living & additional services provided by SOS Healthcare & Oak Tree Farm
SOS Health Care is a 501C3 nonprofit organization who's mission is to partner & inform the community by providing hope, care, & assistance to individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.  For more information about SOS Health Care please visit www.sos-healthcare.com or https://scautismhelp.com Please take a moment to connect with me at the Autism in Action Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433480950016553/ There is a free resource download Now Available ... A Parent's Guide To Coping With Autism You can find it here: http://tosharollins.com/piecebypeace
20:50
September 24, 2019
All about a life span of services provided by the Project Hope Foundation
The Project Hope Foundation is a 501C3 Nonprofit organization located in Greenville, SC that offer a life span of services for the autism community. Their mission is "To serve individuals living with autism by helping families, opening minds, promoting inclusion, and expanding potential". For additional information please visit their website at www.projecthopesc.org   For more information about their upcoming fundraising event called "Hope Relay" please visit www.hoperelay.org
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September 14, 2019
Interview with The Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center
The Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center is located in Seneca, SC and services many individuals in our community through the use of equine therapy where they "help connect the heart of the horse with the soul of the human. They are a nonprofit company that cultivates powerful connections between people and horses through innovative & customized equine-assisted learning and therapeutic riding programs based on Hippotherapy & Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association (EAGALA) principles" - www.wildheartsequinetherapy.org
17:24
September 9, 2019
How Autism Found Me - My Story
This is my story about raising two children on the autism spectrum and why I pursued counseling as a career.
15:46
September 2, 2019
Autism & Yoga Yall!
An amazing interview with Amy Starkey, Owner of Miss Amy's Yoga2go, LLC, on how yoga offers benefits to individuals with Autism & Special Needs.
12:40
August 29, 2019
Bonus Episode ... Celebrate Small Victories
A little excerpt on parenting and mindfulness.
03:48
August 26, 2019
Inside View on Parenting & Autism
Autism & Parenting .... an inside view from our guest Mr. Chris Rice, Autism parent & advocate.
34:23
August 25, 2019
HIRING Individuals with Special Needs & Autism: Interview with Laura Bogardus of Bogardus Consulting
Value packed interview with Laura Bogardus of Bogardus Consulting - All about hiring and working with individuals with special needs and what skillsets will help you get hired.
22:43
August 20, 2019