AWN Radio, Workshops, and an Invitation Back to the White House
Autism Awareness Month
Today is the kick-off to what looks like a really busy month for the autism community. With that said, please let us know what you or your organization has planned for April, and we will add it to our announcements for our AWN Radio broadcasts throughout the month. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at Autism Women's Network have a busy month ahead, and we are excited to see April arrive in full bloom. First, AWN Radio will increase the number of broadcasts in order to highlight various events, community news, and authors throughout April.
Join us for a special show for Autism Acceptance Day! Paula C. Durbin-Westby will be with us discussing the importance of acceptance and how it affects the lives of autistic people. Paula is the Program Coordinator for the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) and was on a panel for the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).
This day is significant because it is at the beginning of Autism Awareness Month and lets the world know that we need something much more powerful than just awareness...we need acceptance!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed the addition of a new diagnostic code to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision for wandering behavior. A variety of disability advocacy and professional organizations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, The Arc, TASH, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, National Disability Rights Network, are worried about the potential unintended consequences that may emerge from a medical diagnostic code for wandering behavior. Ari Ne'eman, President of ASAN will join us on AWN Radio to explain these concerns in detail.
Dr. Stephen Shore returns to AWN Radio to share with us the work he is doing withSensory Star™ a program whereby sensory friendly hotels and resorts present their properties for people who have sensory considerations. We'll also discuss other topics including self advocacy and employment. Show times are 1:00PM EST, 12:00PM CST, 10:00AM PST. Please refer to The World Meeting Planner to determine show times in your local area if you are outside the US.
AWN Radio February 28, 2011 :: Jane Strauss joins us today to talk about her adult diagnosis and how the issue of under-recognition of females is omnipresent, her dynamic family and how she navigated the system to ensure their successes, the struggles and triumphs in her family's pursuit for religious inclusion in the Jewish community, and how her artwork is an ever-present part of her existence. Jane offers her support and expertise to the autism community in many ways as an advocate as well as in her encouragement of others to use their talents for self-sustainability. Please use the following links to view Jane's artwork, a Facebook page set up for autistic artists and a special slideshow regarding acceptance in the religious setting.
Join us as we welcome to AWN Radio two mother's whose autistic son's have had amazing experiences with the iPad. Both Shannon Des Roches Rosaand Melody Latimer are advocates for he iPad and it's numerous accessories due to the technology proving to be a valuable resource for countless neurodiverse children, including their own young sons. Melody continues to share with others the progress her son has made in the short time since he received his iPad this past Christmas, and Shannon has described her child's experience with his iPad as a "near miracle."Show Times: 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST.Please refer to the World Meeting Planner if you are outside the USA in order to confirm AWN
AWN RADIO: Join Tricia and Sharon for a fun 2010 year in review, and AWN's 1 year anniversary show. During this special broadcast we will be reviewing AWN's first year, 2010 in the autism community and around the world, and playing trivia games with a chance to win prizes. * 2010 Year in Review.
Show Times: 110AM PST, 11AM MST, 12PM CST, 1PM EST. If outside the US, please refer to the Meeting Planner to determine LIVE broadcasts in your area.
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, teacher, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Her research and professional interests include differentiating instruction, and supporting students with autism and significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, consulting teacher, and inclusion facilitator. She works with teachers in K-12 schools, pre-schools, and early intervention programs. She also regularly works with family organizations and disability-rights and advocacy groups.