Parent and author
Autism Education Specialist
Professor of child psychiatry, pediatrics, and psychology
Occupational Therapist, Author of The Interoception Curriculum
Executive Director of the EPIC School, Founding Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research
Author, Presenter, Autism Advocate
Program Director of the Autism Center at OCALI
A panel discussion with four autistic women about their diagnosis, their work, their personal and professional relationships, and their communities. Moderated by Dr. Ruth Aspy and Dr. Barry Grossman, licensed psychologists specializing in assessment and intervention for people on the autism spectrum. Recorded live at OCALICON 2019. You can find Kim Clairy’s poetry here.
The Rewind series resumes with a candid conversation with two autistic women and the parent of a young woman with autism as they share their personal stories of the journey to receiving a diagnosis, as well as the challenges that they faced in obtaining appropriate resources and services. Kelli Yeagley is a consultant, educator, and advocate specializing in autism, disability, and accessibility. Siena Castellon is author of The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide: How To Grow Up Awesome and Autistic and creator of the Quantum Leap Mentoring website. Susan Rothschild is the mother to a young woman on the autism spectrum, Chloe Rothschild, who was featured in Episode 5 – “It’s Different for Girls.” OCALI’s Amy Bixler Coffin and psychologist Dr. Ruth Aspy co-facilitate the discussion.
Self-Help Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum
Individuals on the spectrum benefit from learning a framework for recognizing their own needs and identifying helpful strategies. Through learning to ask and answer five key categories of questions, one can take develop supports and improve outcomes.
Strategies to Improve Mental Health Outcomes and Daily Life for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum
Professionals are not always prepared with the skills needed to serve the mental health needs of individuals on the spectrum. Five key categories of questions guide individuals on the spectrum and providers in developing effective supports.