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The Autism Puzzle Piece- A Talk With Thomas McKean

Episode #090: The Autism Puzzle Piece- A Talk With Thomas McKean

Are you familiar with the autism puzzle piece? Today Thomas Mckean, Autistic Adult, Author, and light in the field shares with me the thought and symbolism behind this famous symbol. Thomas also shares some advice for professionals dealing with division in the field and advice for parents new to the autism community.

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Inclusive Preschool Programming with Dr. Katie Walton of Ohio State University

Episode #082: Inclusive Preschool Programming with Dr. Katie Walton of Ohio State University

Whether you have a child with or without a disability, finding a preschool program right for your family can be stressful. Dr. Katie Walton of Ohio State University, joins me today to discuss the Nisonger Center, an Inclusive Preschool Program. She explains what inclusive programming really means, how it can benefit all students, and how parents can find the right fit for their children in a preschool.

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Episode #035: Play and Social Skills for Young Autistic Students

Many therapists, teachers, and parents are preparing to re-introduce their students to the face-to-face classroom for the first time since COVID. Students with Autism and other complex communication issues can struggle with peer-to-peer interaction in unstructured leisure time. I’m sharing how I modify popular group games to be accessible to these students to increase and facilitate shared group activity. It is my goal that with these tips you can help your students or children practice communication and leisure skills across all environments.

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