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Autism Talk TV Ep. 14 – Be Different by John Elder Robison

By alex on July 18, 2011

In the latest installment of Autism Talk TV, Alex, Jack, and Kirsten talk about John Robison's new book, Be Different: Adventures of a Free Range Aspergian. Be Different is must-read and I highly recomend ordering it on Amazon. John's first book, an autobiography entitled Look Me in the Eye: My life with Asperger's was an overnight success, landing itself on the New York Times bestseller list.

Unlike Look Me in the Eye, Be Different is...

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Autism Talk TV – Ep. 13 – Bud Fraze of Playability Toys

By alex on February 8, 2011

Autism Talk TV is finally back from our extended holiday hiatus. This week we're interviewing Bud Fraze, president of Playability Toys. We met Bud at the ASA conference in Dallas and instantly hit it off.

Bud shows us various toys he's created for children with special needs. You'll get to learn about a Buddy Dog, a Rib-it-Ball, and a Brain Gear. Playability Toys are designed to stimulate an autistic child's sensory needs.

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Autism Talk TV – Ep. 12 – Elaine Hall from Autism the Musical

By alex on December 14, 2010

Thanks for tuning in to the latest episode of Autism Talk in which we interview Elaine Hall, the founder of The Miracle Project in Los Angeles. Elaine worked in the film industry until she adopted an autistic son and decided to start the Miracle Project, a successful program in which autistic children sing and act and dance in order to promote learning and social interaction.

The Miracle Project is hosting a cruise for autistic children...

Autism Talk TV – Ep. 11 – If You Could Say it in Words

By alex on November 24, 2010

If You Could Say it in Words is a great new film about an autistic protagonist Nelson and his experience with love. The film came out on DVD yesterday, November 23, 2010. In this episode of Autism Talk TV, I switch sides of the camera and get interviewed along with director Nicholas Gray and actors Alvin Keith and Marin Ireland about the project. Nicholas has graciously offered to allow approved nonprofits to screen the film for for...

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Autism Talk TV – Ep. 10 – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

By alex on October 27, 2010

In this 18 minute episode of Autism Talk TV I sit down with Lindsay Oberman at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to talk about TMS, a technology that allows researchers to use magnets to affect the brains of individuals with Autism. First we have an interview with Lindsay and then you can watch me undergoing TMS.

Lindsay discusses the details of TMS and how it relates to Autism. She has been interested in Autism...

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Autism Talk TV Ep. 9 – Autism Toys

By alex on October 8, 2010

Alex and Jack are back in episode 9 with an entire episode devoted to stimmy autism toys! Autistic individuals frequently have sensory issues. Consequently, toys that stimulate the senses are very popular among those with Autism. We went to the Autism Society of America conference in Dallas and show you a variety of toys being sold in the exposition.

We even have Kirstin Lindsmith, a special aspergian girl guest who blows up a skushi...

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Autism Talk TV Ep. 8 – Stephen Shore, Autistic Author

By alex on September 16, 2010

It's the moment you've been waiting for with baited breath: the release of the newest episode of Autism Talk TV! In this episode, we hear from Stephen Shore, author of Autism for Dummies. Stephen also tells us about his strong belief in using music as sensory-based therapy for autistics and neurotypicals alike! Stephen himself benefited greatly from music as a young child, and lately the evidence out there has been backing him up.

Thank...

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Steve Silberman Part 2 – Autism Talk TV Ep. 7

By alex on September 5, 2010

Welcome back to Autism Talk TV. In episode seven, Alex and Jack are back for part two of our interview with Steve Silberman of Wired Magazine, author of the groundbreaking article, "The Geek Syndrome," which addresses the "epidemic of autism" in Silicon Valley. Part one of the interview can be seen in the sixth episode of Autism Talk TV. As the interview continues, Steve shares several important contributions to society made by individuals...

Steve Silberman – Autism Talk TV Ep. 6

By alex on August 29, 2010

For the sixth episode of Autism Talk TV, Alex and Jack snag an exclusive interview with Steve Silberman, known primarily for his work as a writer for Wired Magazine. Ten years ago, Steve published his article "The Geek Syndrome," one of the most famous magazine pieces on the topic of autism, addressing the apparent "epidemic of autism" in Silicon Valley. In this episode Steve shares his story about what got him so gosh darn interested in...

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Autism Talk TV – Ep. 5 – Geraldine Dawson of Autism Speaks

By alex on August 3, 2010

Hello and welcome to episode five of Autism Talk TV. This time around, Alex Plank and Jack Robison talk with Geraldine Dawson, the chief science officer at Autism Speaks. Dawson, who's been involved in the autistic community for over 30 years, gives Autism Talk TV a sample of the research funded by Autism Speaks aimed at, not curing, but improving the lives of spectrumites.

We learn about some of the physical troubles autistic individuals...

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