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Patricia Lemer: The Autism Detective

Patricia Lemer: The Autism Detective

By Patricia Lemer
Patricia Lemer, a licensed Professional Counselor, with over 50 years experience, and the author of the best seller, Outsmarting Autism, interviews Moms, Dads, therapists, educators, and other professionals. They share clues they follow to help individuals of all ages, on the autism spectrum become the best version of themselves. Learn how biomedical, sensory, motor, visual, auditory, perceptual, homeopathic, detoxification, language, behavioral, social-emotional, energy, vagus nerve, and other therapies can heal our kids.
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Lori Knowles-Jimenez: New Beginnings Nutritionals 9/8/2020
Lori Knowles-Jimenez is the mother of a recovered son, and the General Manager of New Beginnings Nutritionals. Recognizing the important role of supplements in her son's recovery, in 2003, in conjunction with Dr. William Shaw, and other medical professionals, she helped create and New Beginnings. Their products use pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and do not contain harmful or allergenic components. This diverse line of specialized, high quality supplements are for adults and children who struggle with chronic physical, neurological, and mental health issues. Lori is a frequent speaker on autism recovery and nutritional supplements at autism conferences around the world. www.nbnus.net
56:46
June 17, 2022
Mary Holland & Mike Sweeney: Endeavor 21, a community for young adults w/ disabilities 1/25/2022
Mary Holland and Mike Sweeney are parents of young adult sons, who aged out of public education. After searching for a good match to continue their sons' learning and vocational development, they came up empty, so they decided to join with other families in the same boat. Voila! Endeavor 21+ Foundation, a 501c3 that offers educational, vocational, and life skills opportunities at the safe, diverse, and intergenerational community of the Threefold Educational Foundation in Rockland County, NY. Endeavor 21+ “Team Members” have access to a truly integrated community where all embrace the opportunity to “Learn. Work. Live.” together. The mission of Endeavor 21+ is to make possible a self-sufficient and positive future for adults of all abilities to thrive in typical work and social settings. Listen also to Mike Sweeney's interview, where he describes the program and it's future plans in depth. www.Endeavor21.org
56:20
June 17, 2022
Chela: The Otto Specht School 2/22/2022
If you were to design the perfect school for kids on the spectrum, this might be it! Based on Rudolph Steiner principles of Waldorf Education, this K-12 gem is located in Rockland County, NY, just outside NYC. Listen in to learn why families have moved here, and even commute to take advantage of its idyllic setting, supportive, yet rich academics, and hands on learning, that meets the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. They provide developmentally appropriate and artistic curricula in small, individualized class settings. Artistic activities — speech and movement, visual and musical — are integral to classroom activities, as are practical skills such as cooking, weaving, wood- and metalworking, farming and animal care. https://www.ottospechtschool.org
56:46
June 17, 2022
Kristan Weisdack: An Integrative Approach to Behavioral Therapies 8/24/2021
Kristan Weisdack is the Founder and Director of BehaviorWorx of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where she creates holistic, individualized behavior interventions to address the root cause of children's behavior. She conducts trainings for teachers and therapists, as well as works with individual families. She is knowledgeable about nutrition and a biomedical approach, as well as the importance of movement, vision and occupational therapy, and the primitve reflexes. She is presently a doctoral candidate at Baylor University. www.BehaviorworxSouthwesternPA.com
55:05
June 16, 2022
Mary Coyle: How Homotoxicology Can Benefit Those on the Spectrum 2/11/2020
Mary Coyle, DIHom offers consultations on homotoxicology, and other biological therapeutics, as a solution for children with ASD,ADD, ADHD and SPD. She focuses on achieving the maximum health potential of each child. Mary offers valuable information on homeopathic and European drainage remedies, herbal tinctures, and many other natural approaches, designed to ignite the self-healing mechanisms of the body. www.RealChildCenter.com
56:57
June 15, 2022
Joye Newman: A Year of Mini- Moves 10/11/2021
Joye Newman is a Perceptual Motor therapist, who is passionate about kids moving and learning through all of their senses. Originally the owner of The Kids Moving Company, she has now partnered with author Carol Stock Kranowitz to keep kids "in sync." They have published materials in several languages, including a calendar with a year of moves anyone can do. Listen in to learn how these moves serve as foundations for the integration of reflexes, enhance vision, and are essential to efficient learning and behavior. www.in-sync-child.com
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June 13, 2022
Amanda Friedman: The Atlas Foundation for Autism 6/9/2020
Amanda Friedman is the Founder and Executive Director of The Atlas Foundation for Autism in NYC. They provide both part and full-time educational programming, social groups, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, feeding and mealtime success sessions, Solisten® (Tomatis® sound therapy), HANDLE®, workshops, professional development, parent training, music and art sessions, yoga and recreation groups, and much much more for children, young adults, adults, and parents too! Learn about this amazing resource and join the Atlas family!
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June 04, 2022
Elisa Beck: Enlivening Consciousness 7/27/2021
Dr. Elisa Haransky-Beck is a developmental optometrist specializing in Vision and Movement Therapy. She is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, F.C.O.V.D. She holds an M.A. in Spiritual Nutrition-Vegan and Live Food Nutrition from the University of Integrated Science of California. She has certificates in Expanding Culinary Joy: Mastering Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine and The Conscious Eating Program from the Dr. Cousens' Tree of Life Center US Vegan Live Food Trainings in 2015. She also attended the incredible Life Transformation program at the Hippocrates Health Institute in 2012.
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June 04, 2022
Brigitte Shipman: Episode 2, A Mother's Guide Through Autism May 10 2022
Brigitte Shipman returns to The Autism Detective to launch the publication of her book, A Mother's Guide Through Autism, co-written with her 30-year-old son Joseph. The book cleverly shows Brigitte's story on one cover and, after flipping it over, Joseph's on the other side. Each writes passionately. This book offers two distinct perspectives. Brigitte shares her journey and leads mothers through a journey to heal their own hearts. In part two of the book, “Through the Eyes of the Guided”, Joseph offers insight into his experience living with autism. www.MothersGuideThroughAutism.com
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May 31, 2022
Brigitte Shipman: Episode 1, Surviving Tsunami after Tsunami 12/9/2020
Brigitte Shipman is the mother of two sons, the older of whom was diagnosed young as having autism. This was the first of what Brigitte describes as a sequence of "tsunamis." Living in a small town in Arkansas, Brigitte had few resources locally, and had to travel to find help for her son Joseph, now 30. Brigitte describes how she has dealt with her tsunamis, which have made her stronger. She is now a trained Martha Beck Heath Coach who help moms of autistic kids move from grief, heartbreak, and feeling lost so that they can be joyful, resilient, and fully present for their kids. www.MothersGuideThroughAutism.com
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May 31, 2022
Maria Rickert Hong: Almost Autism, Recovery IS Possible 11/26/2019
Maria Rickert Hong is the author of the best selling book, Almost Autism, and the co-author of Brain Under Attack. She became interested in the intersection of sensory processing problems and nutrition when observing her sons' development. She left her career in the financial world and became a certified health coach. She presently has a private practice counseling families. She also serves as the Education and Media Director for the 501c3 organization, Epidemic Answers, where she hosts monthly podcasts. www.MariaRickertHong.com
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May 30, 2022
Dana Woods: Autism is Medical and Treatable 08/10/2021
Dana Woods is the mother of Ethan, now entering high school. She has worked indefatigueably to heal him. Listen in to learn about her journey with biomedical interventions.
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May 30, 2022
Nancy Bernotaitis: Good Works Farm 5/26/2020
Nancy Bernotaitis is a mom to  three grown children and a grammy to one remarkable little girl.  She works for the State of Ohio as a Shared Living Provider for her adult  son with autism. and is the Founder/Executive Director of Good Works Farm in Waynesville, OH. It is a nonprofit inclusive farmstead community for differently-abled farmers.  It includes summer camps, adult day programs and transportation. Residential Services are planned for the future. If you have a young adult on the spectrum, this is an episode for you. www.NancyBernotaitis.com
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May 27, 2022
Cass and Len Acuri: Autism Parenting Secrets 1/22/2021
After their son was diagnosed with autism, Cass and Len Acuri went "all in" to learn what he needed to heal. The totally removed toxins from their lives, changed their diet, and learned how to love their child unconditionally. They are now sharing what they learned with other "all in" parents through their support system Warrior Parent Coaching. They publish a weekly podcast called Autism Parenting Secrets and offer one-on-one support. They assist motivated but overwhelmed autism parents get the clarity, confidence and tools they need NOW to help their child overcome challenges. They know that progress is possible. They have even narrowed it down to a list of 10 habits that every warrior should have in their arsenal. Habits such as being the CEO of their child and providing their child with the most healing environment possible.  Listen in to learn about how you can benefit from their expertise. www.WarriorParentCoaching.com
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May 27, 2022
Dr. Deborah Zelinsky: The Mind-Eye Connection 8/25/2020
Dr. Deborah Zelinsky is a world-renowned neuro-optometrist, practicing in suburban Chicago. Her global reputation is due, in part, to her discovery of the use of eyeglasses to alter sound location and subsequent development of the Z-Bell Test℠. The patented test allows Dr. Zelinsky and her team to prescribe lenses and use other optometric interventions that balance processing of central and peripheral eyesight, while synchronizing the integration between auditory and retinal sensory systems. She has had great success with this intervention for those with autism, concussions, and other visual disorders. Www.MindEye.com
56:45
May 25, 2022
Hannah Bradford: Lifestyle Choices Matter 2/10/2021
Hannah Bradford is an integrative health practitioner, who is formally trained as an acupuncturist and who applies the 5 Levels of Healing model of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. She evaluates her patients using autonomic response testing, and is able to provide treatments at appropriate levels. She is passionate about evaluating toxic metal and electromagnetic field exposure, detoxification capacity, digestive function, hormone metabolism, and neurotransmitter levels. She uses energy techniques, including homeopathy, and recommends ways to boost the immune system. Listen in to learn how your choices affect health. www.PotomacIntegrativeMedicine.com
56:46
May 25, 2022
Dr. Hans Lessmann: Vision is More than Meets the Eye 3/10/2020
Hans Lessmann is a developmental optometrist with many tools in his toolchest. His evaluations of those on the autism spectrum include not only eyesight, but many other visual skills, such as binocularity and accommodation. He is a veteran in working with visual thinking, the basis for cognition, comprehension and organizational skills. He is highly skilled in syntonics, the use of colored light as therapy, and works with primitive reflexes. Has your child had a comprehensive vision evaluation? Listen in to learn why they need one! www.VisionDevelopmentInstitute.com
56:34
May 25, 2022
Peter Sullivan: Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) and Autism 1/14/2020
Peter Sullivan is the father of 2 sons who he is recovering from autism. He is an expert on electromagnetic field safety and awareness and environmental factors in autism. He is the Founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, whose mission is to improve human health and performance by removing widespread environmental health threats.  Peter serves on the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology and on the board of Pure Earth.  He is an Executive Producer of the documentary film Generation Zapped (2017). Listen in to learn how EMFs interfere with sleep and other biological processes, and how you can protect you and your family. www.ClearLightVentures.com
56:46
May 25, 2022
Carol Stock Kranowitz: The Out-of-Sync Child 4/26/22
Carol Kranowitz is a pioneer in translating the world of sensory processing disorder (SPD) to teachers and parents. Since the publication of her now classic book, she has been busy writing and speaking about sensory processing differences. In this interview, commemorating the updated, third edition, she does not disappoint. The book has a new chapter on SPD "look alikes" such as ADHD, allergies, and even autism spectrum disorders. She maintains a good balance between pathologizing and recognizing individual differences. Carol gives us a refreshing look at these kids, many of whom are also on the autism spectrum. www.Out-of-sync-child.com
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May 24, 2022
Dr. Michael Goldberg: The Myth of Autism 4/12/2022
Michael Goldberg, MD has spent over 30 years helping families whose kids have an autism diagnosis. Recognizing that which is called autism is the consequence of an inflammatory process, he developed a treatment approach that has yielded much success. He starts with an evaulation, focuses on diet, by identifying food intolerances and treating allergies. He then prescribes anti-virals, and addresses fungi and bacteria. Listen in to learn why he has so many followers and a private group on Facebook. Dr. Goldberg is currently the founder and director of the N.I.D.S. (Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndromes) medical advisory board and research institute. Www.NIDS.net
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May 24, 2022
Jesse Saperstein: How an Adult with Asperger's helps Others Achieve Success 4/28/2020
Jesse is a best selling author, anti-bullying expert, autism advocate, and public speaker. He provides the skills for vulnerable individuals to recognize exploitation, such as the red flags of Catfishing scams.  Jesse is passionate about passing "Bailey's Law," which will punish perpetrators more severely for targeting the Disability population. He has appeared on television and been featured in books about successful adults with autism. He is passionate about honoring people on their birthday, and eliminating straws from the planet. www.JesseSaperstein.com
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May 23, 2022
Jessica Leichtweisz: Helping Every Child with Autism Achieve Full Potential 11/10/2020
Jessica Leichtweisz is a consultant to families, who believes in a family-centered approach to autism. Founder of Hope Education Academy, she does virtual consultations and parent education via her creative ebooks and videos, available upon demand. She believes that just because children are not talking does not mean that they have nothing to say. Using a behavioral approach, combined with other modalities, Jessica collaborates with related professionals to ensure every child receives the highest quality services possible. https://1mj.19a.myftpupload.com/
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May 23, 2022
Marina Livis: Energy Therapies, Including Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Reduction 1/3/2021
Marina Livis is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in young adults on the spectrum. She has great success in reducing anxiety and depression, especially as related to trauma, using a variety of energy techniques. Hypnotherapy is the core power tool used in her practice. Through age regression, she is often able to identify the origin of traumatic childhood event(s) that may have shaped limiting beliefs that impede function.  Unlike most traditional therapists, Marina's extensive training in nutrition, Kundalini Yoga and a long-time personal search to eliminate anxiety gives her a unique perspective and holistic approach - without medication. www.MarinaWellness.com
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May 23, 2022
Filomena LaForgia: Advocating for Dean 5/25/2021
Filomena is a warrior mom. She despises labels, and refused to put her son in an autism box. When my book, Outsmarting Autism came out, she took some duct tape, covered up the word "autism" on the cover, and wrote the word "EVERTHING"! She fought hard and strong to keep Dean in the "least restrictive environment." Once she learned about the Arrowsmith program, she was determined to get it into a school nearby. Listen in to learn about Arrowsmith and how advocacy can change the world for your child.
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May 21, 2022
Dr. Areti Fitsioris: How a Naturopathic Approach can Improve Learning and Behavior 1/11/2022
Dr. Areti is a highly trained, multi-lingual naturopathic physician. Her practice honors principles of Ancient Greek medicine, physical medicine, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, herbal, Biological, Quantum medicine, Medical Fitness, and homeopathy in order to educate clients and empower them to live in optimal health and vitality. Her expertise includes diet, nutrition, exercise, reflex integration, vagus nerve calming, and hands on therapies. Based in Pittsburgh, she can work remotely with families to assure improved function in their family members. https://sites.google.com/site/healthyyouwithareti/
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May 21, 2022
Cindy Goldade: Brain Gym and Movement to Enhance Learning 10/12/2020
Cindy is a home school mom, who educates parents and teachers on the importance of movement for learning. She is a Brain Gym expert, who offers private sessions and workshops. Sessions may utilize Educational Kinesiology in addition to other movement based modalities such as the Listening Program, Rhythmic Movement Training, and Touch for Health. Learn why you need to move to learn. www.In-MotionIntelligence.com
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May 21, 2022
Christina Adams: The Amazing Benefits of Camel Milk for Autism 11/2/2019
When Christina Adams, a journalist by training, discovered that camel’s milk might help her son with autism, she started a journey she never expected. A faraway doctor helped her bring the milk into America and her son got dramatically better overnight. Adams wanted to know more, so off she went to find camels all over the world. Her award winning book Camel Crazy: A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels explores the scientific and cultural importance of camels and their milk. Her first book A Real Boy… (Berkley/Penguin) reveals the world of autism and her son’s early intervention. www.ChristinaAdamsAuthor.com
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May 21, 2022
Jan Polansky: Using Energy to Heal Body, Mind and Spirit 12/28/2021
Jan Polansky is a certified natural health practitioner, with a variety of tools in her tool chest. She discusses how nutrition, herbs, enzymes, homeopathy, essential oils and more can benefit those with autism. She talks about the dangers of aluminum and glyphosate,and how various energetic interventions can aid in detoxification of these and other poisons. www.PersonalHealthDynamics.com
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May 20, 2022
Maria Boza: Healing Alehandro 11/23/21
Maria Boza recognized early that her son with severe digestive symptoms was not developing appropriately. After taking him to an immunologist in her native Venezuela, he was diagnosed with autism at 20 months. Using homotoxicology and other biomedical interventions he regained health, but was non-verbal. Now at 15, he is successfully using technology to communicate. Hear her remarkable story.
56:30
May 20, 2022
April de Angelis: Biopsychosocial Support Not Behavioral Control 11/9/2021
April De Angelis is the Founder of the Integrative Autism Institute in Jacksonville, FL. She is highly trained in many techniques that address the root causes of behaviors typically seen in individuals with autism.She is passionate about reflex integration and working with highly sensitive people through a group coaching program that covers the lifespan from preschool through adulthood. www.IntegrativeAutismInstitute.com
56:05
May 20, 2022
Eve Kodiak: Reflex Integration Through Movement and Music 7/13/2021
Eve Kodiak is a classically trained musician who has used her musical gifts for over 25 years to help children discover their sense of wholeness. She has many tools in her tool chest, from Brain Gym and craniosacral therapy to yoga and plain old play. She calls reflex integration the Rosetta Stone of movement. She has published CDs, including Rappin' on the Reflexes, Sleep Like a Baby, and Feelin Fine, all with her original songs and piano improvisations. Www.EveKodiak.com
57:15
May 20, 2022
Mike Sweeney: Endeavor 21, a Program for Young Adults with ASD 2/08/2022
Mike Sweeney and his wife, along with 8 other families, are building a community in Rockland County. NY, to support their children with autism, who have aged out of the school system. The program is based on a theory of Self-direction, in which each participant prioritizes How, When, and From whom services are delivered. He tells us about his son Dustin, and the program he participates in. Dustin works daily as a cook in the local cafe, is a member of the Green Team in Central Park, and socializes with friends, while living with family. Learn about this model and how it can be applied in other settings because of its flexibility.
56:46
May 19, 2022
Cathleen Richards: How an Adult Diagnosis of ADHD led to Healing 3/8/2022
Throughout her life Cathleen struggled with many symptoms of ADHD: distracted attention, executive function dysfunction, and more. Still, she was successful professionally and personally. After modifying her lifestyle, changing her diet, working with a functional medicine doctor, and exploring many alternative therapies, including intensive vision therapy, she has overcome many of the symptoms by addressing some of the root causes. Hear her inspiring story.
56:46
May 15, 2022
Janessa Rick, RPT: How Sensory-based Physical Therapy Can Help your Child with Autism 3/8/2022
Janessa Rick us a physical therapist with over 25 years experience in helping babies, children, and yiung adults overcome core impediments to their overall development. Using a "bottom up" model she builds foundations through reflex integration, myofascial release, Pilates, and activities designed to improve sensory processing. If yiur chikd has an ADHD, SPD, ASD, or dyslexia diagnosis, listen in. www.Body4Brain.com
56:46
May 15, 2022
Rachel Feldman: Finding Your Niche as a Health Coach 4/27/2021
Rachel Feldman, a seasoned health coach, describes how she has healed her own health issues, and those of her children, to establish a thriving online business. Learn about her masterclasses, and how to work with her. She teaches you how to brand yourself and launch your own line. www.YourHealthCoachBiz.com.
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May 15, 2022
Amy Hull Arbetter: Custom Innovative Health Solutions for Children
Amy, the mother of twin boys with autism, evolved from mortgage banking to holistic health. After training as a nutritional counselor, a health coach, and learning about bio-individuality, she now consults with families who need to develop programs for their kids with special needs. Learn how she applies bio-energetic medicine, homotocicology, aromatherapy and more to help those with autism and other developmental issues. www.WellAmy.com
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May 13, 2022
Susan Varsames: Using a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Healing Autism 2/20/2021
Susan Varsames is an educational consultant with practices in Maui, Hawaii and suburban NYC. She advocates for children with special needs and is the Director of Clinics that include OT, PT, Speech-language pathologists, and behavioral therapists. www.HolisticLC.com
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May 04, 2022
Dr. Seth Pearl: How Chiropractic can correct structural issues that impede development 10/27/2020
Dr. Pearl, a doctor in Westchester County, NY discusses the important role of chiropractic in treating children with autism. His work includes allergy alleviation, sensory processing, and healing birth trauma. www.DrSethPearl.com
56:45
May 04, 2022
Dr. Sharon Rasa: The 5 Levels of Healing and ART from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt 3/09/2021
Dr. Rasa is a retired chiropractor. For over 20 years, she used a special type of applied kinesiology to evaluate and treat individuals with autism and related disorders. She explains the 5 Levels: Physical, Energetic, Mental, Intuitive, and Spiritual. She tells how ART measures healthy emission of light, and how to heal. www.RasaHealth.com
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May 04, 2022
Sandra Weizman: Healing Benji: 10/8/2019
Sandra Weizman, a mother in Calgary, Canada talks about her adult son, Benji, and the many therapies that have benefited him. She is also a homeopath, who consults about applying and prioritizing different healing modalities. www.HeilkunstMedicine.com
56:46
May 04, 2022