Autism Live

Autism Live

The #1 rated autism podcast worldwide. Autism Live’s mission is to provide information and inspiration to the larger autism community, that starts with individuals on the spectrum but includes everyone who loves and cares for those individuals. Host Shannon Penrod shares the Jargon of the Day, interviews with experts, community events and much more. Viewers are invited to interact live to address questions, concerns and topics of interests.

Episodes

June 24, 2024 6 mins

Join Atticus, Tyler, and Colby as they explore the links between cosplay and identity, as well as the difficulties in capturing a character into a single costume. Specifically, Quasimodo from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo. See how one character can be interpreted in so many different ways and the difficulties in capturing the best of all of them in one outfit as Atticus recounts the steps they're taking to build thei...

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On this episode Susan Esco, SLP extraordinaire, visits to talk about AAC devices and how to get them funded by insurance companies.  Additionally she will talk about activities for daily living and how to make speech therapy a successful part of your journey. Jargon of the Day: SLP

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At a viewers request Shannon takes on 504 plans in today’s episode.  Why are schools pushing 504 plans, what should you know before switching from an IEP to a 504 plan.  Are their benefits to a 504 plan? Are their pitfalls?  Shannon shares the complete 411.

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June 17, 2024 60 mins

Vince Redmond, LMFT joins Shannon to talk about supporting siblings and strategies to help families balance the realities of intensive treatment for one child while not overlooking the needs of their siblings. Jargon of the Day: Cognitive Distortion

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On today’s Autism Live Cassie Gonzales visits to give an update on STAND, a research initiative designed to help parents of newly diagnosed children to access appropriate services and make decisions about how best to support their children on the spectrum.  Cassie provides information on who is eligible to participate in the study and what benefits they may receive from participating.  Today’s jargon is:  Visual Schedule

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On todays show Shannon shares an overview of some diets that might be of interest to parents of individuals on the spectrum, including GFCF, Keto, Finegold, Specific Carbohydrate, Reduced Pesticides, and Low Oxyalate.

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Dr. Marlo Thurman visits to share information about benefits of naturopathy to support the physiological challenges that can affect those on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Thurmam’s new book Naturopathic Wisdom: A Common Sense Mind-Body Approach for Struggling Children and Teens, from Future Horizons will be available on June 4th at all major book sellers.  Dr. Thurman has been working with and sup...

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May 29, 2024 67 mins

Advocate and Attorney Shain Neumeier joins Shannon to talk about the ongoing effort to close the Judge Rotenburg Center, the transgender community overlap with the autism community and the ways that individuals on the spectrum experience trauma.

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May 27, 2024 59 mins

On this very important show Shannon welcomes Lisa Gomez the Assistant Secretary of Employee Benefits for the Social Security Administration to talk about the importance of early intervention when treating autism.  Assistant Secretary Gomez will talk about different types of autism treatments and therapies as well as discull EBSA and how it is helping to improve insurance coverage and access to treatment.  Als...

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May 24, 2024 65 mins

Amy Gravino joins Shannon today to talk about her new sex educations curriculum she has designed for autistic individuals as well as what it is like presenting on receiving a genetic result for her autism and what that has meant to her and may mean for other individuals on the spectrum. Jargon of the Day: Executive Functioning

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Autism expert Evelyn Kung answers questions from around the world. Today's topics are Cognition Skills and Executive Functioning.

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On this episode Shannon welcomes Kelly Bermingham to talk about her new book, “The Group Experience: How to support children on the autism spectrum moving from individualized learning to a group learning experience.”  Kelly shares vital resources and checklists to help determine a child’s current strengths and weaknesses and how to teach effectively to create progress for the individual.  Listen to Kelly’s podcast A 25 Year Look Ac...

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May 15, 2024 67 mins

On today’s show Shannon welcomes Matt Asner to talk about current events at the Ed Asner Family center including, The Academy and the 12th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Celebrity Poker Night.  We will get the full 411 on what celebs will be present and how viewers can participate!  For more information visit: https://edasnerfamilycenter.org/

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Autism expert Evelyn Kung joins for a special edition of Ask Evelyn Kung.  Today’s topic is: Motor Skills.  Tune is as Evelyn answers questions from viewers around the world.

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On today’s show Shannon gives her top tips for finishing the school year strong, including her top tip for the perfect teacher gift, and you won’t believe it is FREE!!!

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On today’s Parent to Parent Shannon shares her best tips for making summer a time for fun and success.  It is the ideal time to help our kids get caught up and keep them caught up!!  Plus it is the ideal time to take all the things we have been learning out into the sun and have fun, or take the new skills to a museum, theme park, festival, or park!  Let’s use summer as a springboard to success!

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Shannon welcomes Atticus Jackson Cougar to the show to talk about their new podcast, Today’s Hyperfixation, coming soon.  J discusses just some of the many thing they are passionate about, including music, creating characters, D&D, and much more.

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April 29, 2024 58 mins

Vince Redmond, LMFT joins to talk about the importance of Self Care for everyone on the spectrum and for the individuals SUPPORTING individuals on the spectrum…this includes parents, relatives, loved-ones, teachers, therapists, sibling, and significant others!  Shannon shares the Jargon of the Day:  Systematic Desensitization.

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For the first time, Shannon welcomes Christine and Abbey Romeo form Netflix's "Love on the Spectrum". Shannon discusses the jargon Masking. 

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April 25, 2024 65 mins

Autism expert, Jennifer Yakos joins Shannon to talk about education and training those with individuals on the spectrum. How can people get more training? Shannon presents the jargon term "Celeration" for the first time. 

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