Gina Feliciano

Gina Feliciano Aug, 08 2020 Gina Feliciano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, SAS, LBA , joins the ACA team as our Senior Program Director! Tune in to learn about Gina! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutGina Feliciano »

Gary Moore - nonPareil

Gary Moore - nonPareil Jun, 27 2020 Gary is the President/CEO of nonPareil institute located in Dallas Texas. nonPareil was founded 12 years ago, as a day program serving young adults on the autism spectrum, 18 years old+ Students are trained in hard skills (technology, building apps, video games) and soft skills (improving communication, interviewing skills, self advocacy) and much more! Tune in to learn about nonPareil! nbsp More Links! University of Texas at Dallas Center for BrainHealth virtual reality training for adolescents on the spectrum (Charisma). nonPareil crew helped build portions the virtual world (built using Unreal engine): bit.ly/npcfbhpartnernbsp(UTD CBH partnership) bit.ly/2qw8N4anbsp(Dallas Morning News article) brainhealth.utdallas.edu/programs/charisma/nbsp(UTD CBH Charisma video) Oncor – nonPareil Crew building mobile ‘Edu-Game’ aimed at teaching children about safety (will be a mobile app): youtu.be/F4jTTEm4MCwnbsp(Oncor Super Safe Kids Game Changers) www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ObIRmC9-zAnbsp(30-sec promo, 3D assets built by nP Crew) bit.ly/nponcorkyleonbsp(Fox4News, turn up volume) GameStop – Autism Awareness Month GameStop Gives Campaign (this was first time ever that GameStop promoted an Indie game): bit.ly/2IizvDxnbsp(WFAA8 ABC News) Ziosk – nP games played over 7 million times in national restaurants spanning all 50 states (www.ziosk.com) Sports in Action – nP Crew digitizing 60 years Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine bit.ly/2XcQ0VTnbsp(NBCDFW 5) Also, an independent filmmaker made a documentary (Programming Hope) several years about nonPareil - view it here:nbspwww.programminghope.com Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutGary Moore - nonPareil »

Marjorie Madfis - Yes She Can

Marjorie Madfis - Yes She Can Aug, 01 2020 Yes She Can Inc., a non-profit founded in 2013, is dedicated to helping young women with autism and related disabilities develop transferable job skills and workplace social skills. Marjorie is the organizations Founder & CEO! She is a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, which was her inspiration to begin YSC! Tune in to learn more. yesshecaninc.org Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutMarjorie Madfis - Yes She Can »

Patricia Wright & Brad Walker - NEXT for AUTISM

Patricia Wright & Brad Walker - NEXT for AUTISM Jun, 20 2020 Patricia Wright is the Senior Vice President of Program Development at NEXT for AUTISM, Brad Walker is the Vice President of Community Living Supports. NEXT was founded almost 20 years ago! They work to create and support exceptional educational, clinical, and vocational programs for individuals on the autism spectrum. Tune in to learn more about NEXT for AUTISM's past, and their future! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutPatricia Wright & Brad Walker - NEXT for AUTISM »

Dr. Gina Riley - Hunter College

Dr. Gina Riley - Hunter College Jul, 25 2020 Gina Riley, Ph.D. is an educational psychologist and Clinical Professor of Adolescent Special Education at Hunter College. Dr. Riley has over fifteen years experience working with teens with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Riley is also a Faculty Associate for Supported Decision-Making New York, an alternative program to guardianship for individuals with developmental disabilities. Tune in to learn more or visit: sdmny.org Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutDr. Gina Riley - Hunter College »

Juliana Fetherman - Making Authentic Friendships

Juliana Fetherman - Making Authentic Friendships Jun, 13 2020 Juliana is the founder of MAF - Making Authentic Friendships, an app inspired by her brother, who is on the autism spectrum. MAF was created to help individuals with special needs, find friends based off their geological location, diagnosis, age and interests. Tune in to learn more about Juliana! www.makingauthenticfriendships.com/ Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutJuliana Fetherman - Making Authentic Friendships »

Matthew Eyler -Barley's Karate

Matthew Eyler - Barley's Karate Jul, 04 2020 Matt Eyler is a NYS certified teacher in bothnbspgeneralnbspand special education and is one of the master instructors at Barley's Karate. Barley's Karate is a traditional martial arts school in Lagrangeville, NY which serves students of all ages and abilities, creating positive minds and strong bodies. Tune in to learn more about their special connection to the autism field! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutMatthew Eyler -Barley's Karate »

Debbi Hudak

Debbi Hudak - Why Doesn't Alicia Talk? Jun, 06 2020 Debbi Hudak is a local author in the Hudson Valley! She credits her daughter, Alicia, who has autism, with teaching her how to help others with this disability. She hopes her book, 'Why Doesn't Alicia Talk?' will help to educate children about autism. Tune in to learn more! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutDebbi Hudak »

Bruce Sickler - It's Cool to Fly American

Bruce Sickler - It's Cool to Fly American May, 30 2020 Bruce is a Reservations Representative in Dallas-Fort Worth as well as the Program Director & founder of 'It's Cool to Fly' at American Airlines. Since its launch in 2014, ICTFA has served more than 5,000 participants and 1,500 families!nbspThis program is essentially a mock travel experience, helping children and their families know what to expect from their air travel experience and bringing greater inclusion, awareness and understanding to those on the autism spectrum. Tune in to learn more about Bruce & ICTFA! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutBruce Sickler - It's Cool to Fly American »

Meet Veteran Anderson Staff Brendan Conniff

Meet Veteran Anderson Staff Brendan Conniff Anderson Center for Autism employs nearly 900 incredible people who work with and for the children and adults we serve. Tune in to meet Brendan, a long term team member, as he shares his experiences working with individuals with autism.nbsp Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutMeet Veteran Anderson Staff Brendan Conniff »

Beth Finkelstein

Beth Finkelstein - Felicity House Oct, 12 2019 Beth joined Felicity House in 2014 as the Executive Director, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in not-for-profit management. Felicity House is a non-clinical community space for adult women with autism. At FH women gather to meet, socialize, pursue interests, learn, create, connect to other resources, find supportive people, and laugh! Tune in to learn more about Beth and this amazing resource for women on the Autism Spectrum.nbsp www.felicity-house.org Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutBeth Finkelstein »

Carol Weber

Carol Weber - Anderson Team Member Mar, 23 2019 Carol is the Assistant Director here at Anderson and has been a team member for over 30 years! Tune in to learn a little bit of Anderson history…our new programs and services, how the campus has grown over the years, and more. Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutCarol Weber »

Jonah Zimiles

Jonah Zimiles - [words] Bookstore Dec, 21 2019 Jonah is the owner of [words] Bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey. Their mission is to engage readers of all ages and interests, while also welcoming patrons and employees with autism. [words] has hired over 100 young people with autism as part of their vocational training program since they opened in 2009. Tune in to learn more about Jonah, his family and [words] Bookstore! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutJonah Zimiles »

Melissa Collins-Porter - Aging Out

Melissa Collins-Porter - Aging Out Apr, 18 2020 Melissa is the parent of a 19 year old young man on the Autism Spectrum. She is also the producer and director of the film 'Aging Out'. As Melissa became concerned about her own son’s future and the futures of thousands of other children with ASD, she knew the best way to bring awareness to this issue would be a documentary film. Aging Out examines the scarcity of options available to people with autism once they are no longer eligible for school district support. Tune in to learn more or visit: www.agingoutmovie.com Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutMelissa Collins-Porter - Aging Out »

Tiffany Skerritt - Career Tracks

Tiffany Skerritt - Career Tracks Apr, 11 2020 Tune in to hear from Tiffany, a longtime ACA team member! Tiffany joins us this week to discuss "Career Tracks", a new agency initiative. Career Tracks is designed to provide team members the opportunity for career advancement, and to achieve professional excellence in fields like special education, behavioral services, and management & leadership. Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutTiffany Skerritt - Career Tracks »

Tempa Kohler - Special Kneads & Treats

Tempa Kohler - Special Kneads Treats Apr, 04 2020 Tempa is the co-founder of Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. a nonprofit specialty goods company located in Lawrenceville, GA. Their focus is on providing special needs adults within the surrounding community a place to learn a skill and develop a sense of accountability and pride. Tempa and her husband opened Special Kneads and Treats in 2013, and have been giving back to their community ever&nbspsince. Tune in to learn more about Tempa, her family and their special bakery! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutTempa Kohler - Special Kneads & Treats »

Gina Williamson & Mary Waldron - ACA

Gina Williamson Mary Waldron - ACA Mar, 21 2020 Gina &amp Mary are team members at Anderson Center for Autism. Gina Williamson is the Health Services Coordinator and has many years of experience in the field. Mary Waldron is the Children's Services Nurse Supervisor and has been with the agency for 10 years. Tune in to learn more and get some behind the scenes information about ACA's Clinical Department! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutGina Williamson & Mary Waldron - ACA »

Michelle Gorenstein - Seaver Autism Center

Michelle Gorenstein - Seaver Autism Center Mar, 14 2020 Michelle has been the Director of Community Outreach at the Seaver Autism Center since 2013! She is also a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Gorenstein is interested in bringing evidenced based social skillsnbspprogramming for children and adolescents on the autism spectrumnbspto community centers. Tune in to learn more about the Seaver Autism Center's research or visit: Icahn.mssm.edu Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutMichelle Gorenstein - Seaver Autism Center »

Dr. Buxbaum - Seaver Autism Center

Dr. Buxbaum - Seaver Autism Center Mar, 07 2020 Dr. Buxbaum is the Director of the Seaver Autism Center. He is also a professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research focuses on using techniques of molecular genetics and neurobiology to identify genes that contribute to autism susceptibility. Dr. Buxbaum is also the author of more than 200 publications, and he is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Molecular Autism. Tune in to learn more about Dr. Buxbaum and the Seaver Autism Center's upcoming research! Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutDr. Buxbaum - Seaver Autism Center »

Brenda Weitzberg - Aspiritech

Brenda Weitzberg - Aspiritech Feb, 22 2020 Brenda is the executive director and co-founder of Aspiritech, a world-class quality assurance testing company that empowers individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity. Aspiritech is based out of Chicago, Illinois and was founded in 2008. Tune in to learn more about Brenda and her inspiration for starting her own non for profit to help those with ASD. Download Podcast Audio Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read MoreAboutBrenda Weitzberg - Aspiritech »