Living & Thriving with Autism

In this episode, we talked about how parents and caregivers can help children with autism live AND thrive. The National Institutes of Health describes autism as follows:  

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. 

The Centers for Disease Control reports that autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.  This reflects an increase from nearly 20 years ago when about 1 in 110 children were diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder.  Joining me for this enlightening conversation on this topic are Morgan Jones, Behavioral Therapist and author, and Deneisha Pratt, mother of a child with Autism and entrepreneur.  For more information, see resources listed below. (Air date: March 8, 2019)

Guests:

Morgan Jones, Behavioral Therapist and Author http://www.authormorganjones.com

Deneisha Pratt, Parent and Co-Founder of Dream a Little Slumber Parties http://www.dreamalittleslumberparties.com

RESOURCES

www.autismspeaks.org

www.researchautism.org

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/autism-it-s-different-in-girls/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/seeing-the-spectrum

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-autism-study-researchers-test-play-based-treatment-1543248000

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323741.php

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