What's New at Autism Hangout!
Over 500 videos to help us all "thrive with autism!"
Dr. Tony Attwood on dealing with life's greatest stressors!
At the June '14 Flying HIgh with Autism Conference, 6 Aspie Mentors featured in Jessica Kingsley's Been There. Done That. Try This! shared their personal insights as to how to overcome the stress of daily challenges of Asperger's/HFA.
At the end of each lively discussion, Dr. Tony Attwood weighed-in (via Skype) with his wisdom and advice.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be sharing several of these extraordinary videos. Here are the first two:
Dealing with Anxiety Issues
Dealing with Bullying
New items (and fun) at the Autism Shop!
I stopped in to see Cheri Saltzman at the Autism Shop today. Wow! Was introduced to new, helpful, encouraging products everywhere!
Among the most fun: Indoor swings, extra cuddly weighted blankets, fancy chewies and fidgets, "Sands Alive", Security Stickers (and wristbands) and more!
Great products and encouragement to help us all thrive with autism! More at: www.autismshop.com
Meet author Robyn Steward
Everyday, more people on the spectrum are proving they can find success in life. The good news is, a lot of it comes down to attitude.
Many of these successes are looking to tell others of their methods for finding that success. These autism mentors can take many forms. Today’s guest is an author looking to help women on the spectrum lead safe lives.
Here to talk to us today about The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum is author, Robyn Steward.
Introducing Possum Tails: Nolan Parks comic strip
Nolan, like his mom, is quite the artist. And like his mom, he also has a quirky sense of humor. Meet Spot the lungfish. He's one of many interesting characters in his recently launched comic blog, Possum Tails.
Nolan posts a new strip every Friday. Enjoy! (Oh, Nolan is my stepson with Asperger's).
Introducing Innervoice - An AAC app using Video Self Modeling to teach speech and behaviors.
You know, some people are just given an extra helping of compassion along with the ability to serve others in multiple ways. Today’s guest is a speech and language pathologist. She is also the host of Autism Today TV. She’s an expert on apps with a book on the subject - Apps for Autism, Jessica Kingsley Publisher. And she’s back today to discuss her newest AAC app, Innervoice. Autism Hangout, please welcome today’s guest, all-round wonderful human being, Lois Brady.
More on innervoice at: www.innervoiceapp.com
Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project)
I just noticed this wonderful animation on Vimeo. It's for NT's to help them appreciate just how overwhelming everyday, common sensory stimulation can be.
"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world."
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
One of my favorite people.
I found this clip of Dr. Tony first talking about the value of the wisdom from Aspie Elders. It's what led to the genesis of the book.
And you can get your copy of "Been There. Done That. Try This!" here or here!
Enjoy! And THRIVE!! :)
New Vendors in the Autism Hangout "Farmer's Market!"
Listen to an Invitation to businesses offering autism-related products and services... and see who's already coming!
See ALL our vendors here.
While I was at the Autism Shop's Grand Opening, I ran into Rachel Arntson, a Speech and Learning Pathologist thats developed an incredible line of teaching tools!
In this video, Rachel demonstrates the how they work... and why they're so successful.
More at: www.expresstrain.org or order at www.autismshop.com
For a complete listing of all Autism Hangout Farmer's Market vendors, go here.
Autism Hangout founder Craig Evans talks about his recently released "Frailin' with Friends" CD. "This CD of happy music was assembled as a day-brightener for those living with the daily challenges of autism. I'm also using all the proceeds from sales to fund Autism Hangout."
Sample cuts from "Frailin' with Friends" can be heard at: www.autismhangout.com/directory/store.asp. Orders can be placed at the same URL.
* Autism Hangout is looking for writers and video producers of positive, helpful messages about autism. Contact Craig Evans.
Click here for a welcome message from Autism Hangout founder, Craig Evans.
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