In celebration of International Podcast Day and in honor of All Autism Talk’s 100th podcast milestone, LEARN Behavioral announces a special anniversary episode featuring autism expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Debra Moore, Ph.D., who will discuss their forthcoming book.
LEARN Behavioral provides valuable insight and information from inspiring individuals in the autism community through their unique All Autism Talk podcast. On September 30, 2021, best-selling author Dr. Temple Grandin will discuss her latest book, Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum, which is a collaboration with psychologist Debra Moore, who has done extensive work with children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum. This special episode highlights Dr. Grandin’s powerful personal insights and wisdom with practical support and help from Dr. Moore. This lively conversation delves into a number of topics, from how to teach basic skills to how to best identify and stretch your child’s strengths and interests. The authors also share their belief that many kids are underestimated, and they want to help parents bring out their child’s highest potential.
As one of the most respected experts in the autism and animal behavior world, Dr. Grandin is known for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior. Dr. Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and also consults on livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has appeared on national television shows, such as Larry King Live, 20/20 and Sixty Minutes. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life, and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
All Autism Talk Podcast Legacy
“Essentially, the All Autism Talk podcast was launched with a simple goal in mind—to get more information about autism out to people,” explained All Autism Talk’s host Robert Haupt, MA, BCBA, Executive Vice President of LEARN Behavioral. “Over the years, the podcast evolved into a friendly conversation with inspiring individuals and groups in the autism community. It’s a model that has enabled us to bring everyone to the table to share their valuable insight and experience in a highly relatable manner, and it has been very successful.”
Another special episode that aired earlier this month is Female Life on the Spectrum – Insights from Jennifer Cook O’Toole – featuring Jennifer Cook O’Toole, author of seven bestselling, award-winning books, including her 2018 memoir,Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum..
In honor of their 100th podcast anniversary, Haupt outlines the All Autism Talk top 10 podcasts:
- Early Identification of Developmental Delays in Children – Dr. Sharief Taraman – Sharief Taraman, M.D. is Chief of General Neurology and of the CHOC Children’s Specialists Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty Pediatric Neurology Division. Dr. Taraman is also Chief Medical Officer at Cognoa, Inc., a digital behavioral health company and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine.
- What to Expect from ABA Service Providers – with Dr. Hanna Rue – Dr. Hanna C. Rue, Head of Clinical Development for AST, discusses latest research and treatment options for individuals on the autism spectrum.
- The Role of Genetics in Autism, Explained – Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. is a clinical and molecular geneticist who is the Director of Clinical Research at SFARI at the Simons Foundation and is the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine.
- Temple Grandin – Parenting Kids with Autism – Arguably the most famous person in the autism community, Dr. Temple Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years. In 2010, Dr. Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Her own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject, including Thinking in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film.
- Autism Resource Mom – Autism Support and Information from the Best Expert, A Mom – Debora L. Smith spent more than two decades in marketing and communications before she merged that expertise with the experience she gained raising a son with autism spectrum disorder. She founded Autism Resource Mom—a nonprofit organization that provides support, guidance and hope to families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
- Autism, Aggression and Self Injury – Exploring a Mother’s Journey with ECT – Amy S.F. Lutz has written about issues relating to severe autism for many platforms, including The Atlantic, Slate, Psychology Today, and Spectrum. Her book, Each Day I Like It Better: Autism, ECT, and the Treatment of Our Most Impaired Children, was published in 2014. She is also the co-founder and president of EASI Foundation: Ending Aggression and Self-Injury in the Developmentally Disabled.
- Making Social Skills (and Minecraft) More Accessible for Kids with Autism – Stuart Duncan is the creator of AutCraft, the first Minecraft server for children with autism and their families. In 2013, Stuart “AutismFather” Duncan created AutCraft, a virtual community that empowers young autistic people around the world to feel self-confident and proud of who they are.
- Medical Insurance for Autism Treatment – Understanding the Changing Landscape – Amy Weinstock is the Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and an instructor in the medical school’s Department of Psychiatry. She has an extensive background on insurance issues related to autism and has played a key role in passing several significant pieces of autism insurance legislation in Massachusetts, including the groundbreaking 2010 law requiring health insurance to cover medically necessary treatment for autism.
- Successfully Employing Individuals With Autism – With David Friedman – David Friedman is the founder and CEO of AutonomyWorks. AutonomyWorks is a for-profit, social enterprise that employs people with autism. The company provides outsourced marketing operations support for large marketing organizations, including Reddit, Morningstar, and MediaCom. AutonomyWorks taps into the unique talents of people with autism to deliver exceptional quality and productivity.
- Global Autism Project: Training Staff at Autism Centers Around the World – Molly Ola Pinney is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Autism Project, a nonprofit organization that increases the capacity of local individuals working with children with autism worldwide. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the Comcast NBC Universal award, the Autism Light Foundation award.
To listen to Dr. Temple Grandin’s podcast on September 30th or the aforementioned Top 10 podcasts among others, tune in to All Autism Talk on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music or on LEARN Behavioral’s website at www.learnbehavioral.com/allautismtalk.
About the Book
Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum, may be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. Visit Dr. Temple Grandin’s website at http://www.templegrandin.com.
About LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral specializes in using contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) to nurture the unique potential of children and young adults with autism. With clinical insights and best practices refined through our decades of service to the autism community, we support more than 5,000 clients through brands that include WEAP, AST, BACA, BCI, Total Spectrum, Trellis, SPARKS, and Priorities ABA. Our team consists of more than 30 doctoral-level clinicians, 450 Board Certified Behavior Analysts®, and 4,000 behavior technicians who share a common mission: to find success for every child in our care.