Upcoming Google Hangouts On Air
Hosted by Autism Brainstorm:
SUNDAY, March 2nd at 9:00 PM Eastern Time
AUTISM BRAINSTORM: Dena Gassner, LMSW- Reframing Negative Thoughts
This presentation will discuss how our neurobiology can take us down the road of negativity and how specific cognitive behavioral strategies can be taught and engaged so that we can choose to remain positive and productive.
THURSDAY, March 6th at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
AUTISM BRAINSTORM: Poetic Outspeak with Erik Estabrook, February 2014
Erik Estabrook will share two of his newest poetry selections. All are welcome to add questions or comments for Erik, regarding his poetry, via the Google+ event page.
SUNDAY, March 9th at 9:00 PM Eastern Time
AUTISM BRAINSTORM: GUY TALK with Dr. Robert Naseef
Scott Leshin will be our featured contributor. Scott is the proud father of seven year old, Sam, who was born with cerebral palsy. After spending 3.5 months in various NICUs, Scott and his wife came home with the insurmountable task of trying to coordinate care for their son. He sat in his kitchen with his laptop and a phone and started scrambling for help. There was help, but how to get it, organize it and ensure it was delivered, was, and still is, a full time job. Back then Scott wished there was an insurance advocate to call who could have explained the process. Unfortunately there was not.
Scott became that guy first for his family and then for others over the past six years. He learned how to navigate the health insurance bureaucracy by himself. This challenge took time and patience. Not everyone can do it on their own, so Scott launched SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates LLC (www.sjpha.com) to help families.
Susan Diamond M.A., CCC
Speech and Language Therapist
Susan Diamond is a licensed speech and language pathologist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This just came out, and is an interesting and relevant paper.
"Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability," his first book, received international recognition. He has lectured internationally and appeared on radio and television. He is the co-editor with Cindy N. Ariel of Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom (2006). "Living Along the Autism Spectrum" (2009) is a DVD which features him with Stephen Shore and Dan Gottlieb.
Dr. Naseef's specialty is working with families of children with autism and other special needs. He has published in scholarly journals and other publications. He has "a foot in each world" as a father and a professional with a special interest and expertise in the psychology of men and fatherhood. Through his experiences as a parent and as a professional, Robert relates to both audiences and is a sought after speaker around the country. In 2008, Robert Naseef was honored by Variety, the Children's Charity for his outstanding contributions over the past 20 years to the autism community. You can visit him on the web at: www.alternativechoices.com