Monthly Archives: April 2010

Celebrating the Voices of the Walk Now for Autism

On today’s special episode of Everyday Autism Miracles we will be celebrating the many voices of last week’s Walk Now for Autism in Los Angeles.  Listen to interviews with the Celebrity Apprentice’s Holly Robinson Peete, NFL Superstar Rodney Peete and The Shield’s Michael Chiklis along with parents, vendors, kids and care givers.  20,000 people visited The Rose Bowl last Saturday to spread the message that there is indeed much to celebrate on the Autism Spectrum listen in and hear if you won a year’s supply of ReVitaPop lollipops!

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Auditory Integration Therapy

by Shannon Penrod

Are you ever felt overwhelmed by too much noise?  The other day we came in the house and both my husband and my son were talking,  on top of that my son turned the TV on while I was trying to listen to the answering machine tell me who had called while we were out.  I couldn’t hear anything because there was just too much noise, on so many different levels.  I got really cranky.  Really cranky.  I couldn’t help but imagine what it is like to have an auditory processing disorder.  Imagine if every noise was at a decibel that made you uncomfortable.  It would be hard to learn, hard to listen, hard to focus, maybe even hard to speak.  Auditory Integration Therapy helps to normalize your brain’s reaction to sound so you can hear more, with less anxiety.  It can be very useful with children on the Autism pectrum.

Interested in finding out more about this exciting therapy?  Tune in this morning when Kimberleigh Herwil-Levin joins us to talk about her experience as a parent of a child on the spectrum and the  her practice of AIT.  You won’t want to miss this exciting show.

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Stupid Things People Have Said To Me About Autism

By Shannon Penrod

This week’s show is on the topic, “Stupid Things People Have Said To Me About Autism!” The entire purpose of the show is to have a laugh about the really ridiculous things that people say about Autism and to hopefully shed some light on the ignorance that still surrounds the subject.  If we can’t laugh about these things, then who will?

Do you have a really funny or outrageous story about something stupid someone has said to you about Autism? Call the show this morning to share your story!  We could all use the laugh.  The live show will air at 11am Pacific Time (that’s 2pm Eastern time, 1pm Central and Noon Mountain time) on www.toginet.com.  The number to call in to tell your stories is 877-864-4869.  If you miss the live show make sure to download the free podcast at www.toginet.com/shows/everydayautismmiracles or on iTunes!

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This Week’s Guest DAN Dr. Eric Sletten

by Shannon Penrod

Chances are if you have a child that is diagnosed with Autism you have either been to a DAN practioner or considered it.  DAN (Defeat Autism Now) practioners are on the front line of biomedical intervention for Autism.  Since 1995 The Autism Research Institute has regularly held conferences for parents, caregivers and practitioners to discuss effective medical treatments for Autism.  Their work and the practitioners who adhere to their protocal have come to be known as DAN practitioners.  This week on Everyday Autism Miracles we are very fortunate to have as a guest Dr. Eric Sletten.

He will be talking with us about what the DAN protocol is and why it is important to children on the spectrum.  He’ll also be giving insights into things parents can do for their children NOW, even without having been to a DAN Doctor.  This is an important  show that no one will want to miss

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