Episode 023: AUTISM ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Mallory Griffith, MA, CCC-SLP & Rachel Bédard, Ph.D. 

 

THEIR BOOKS:

 

(1) Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents

This tender and insightful book includes personal and touching narratives from 24 families raising children on the autism spectrum. Chapters cover the major milestones of the ASD journey: securing a diagnosis, sharing the diagnosis with others and with their children, the good days, and the bad days.

 

(2) You’ve Got This! The Journey from Middle School to College, As Told by Students on the Autism Spectrum and Their Parents.

This book traces the journeys of more than 20 families as they guide their students from middle school to college and beyond. This book is packed with insights, tales of bullying and academic success, “finding my people,” and true friendship. Each chapter is brought to a close by a professional who works with folks on the spectrum adding in their sage recommendations. You will want tissues.

 

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
(1) BOOKS ON THE SUBWAY (BOTS) is a great program that places books available for reading on the subway, or to take home and read the books on your own couch. Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum was placed on the NY City subway system on Dec 1, 2017!

(2) FLAT STANLEY CAMPAIGN

(3) RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

* Socially Curious and Curiously Social: By Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke

* Books by “John Elder Robison”

* The Journal of Best Practices: By David Finch

* The CEO of Self: By Jan Johnston

* The Loving Push: By Temple Grandin

* Asperger Experts

 

ABOUT RACHEL AND MALLORY:

 

 

Mallory Griffith received her undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Wyoming. Following graduation, she attended the University of Iowa for her Master’s Degree. Since graduating, Mallory has worked both in academic and clinical settings. Currently, she provides Early Intervention services and specializes in supporting social communication, articulation, and language interventions through her private practice!

Outside of work, Mallory enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and providing services through her non-profit, SOCIAL! The Pendley Project.

 

View Mallory’s website, here!

 

 

Dr. Rachel Bedard is a Fort Collins, Colorado-based Autism Psychologist.

Dr Bédard is, “…sometimes called the ‘Asperger Translator,’ helping families with ASD find new ways to communicate. I have worked with people on the Autism Spectrum for more than 15 years, and I’m always ready to learn more. I also understand Anxiety. No matter what the problem seems to be (Anxiety, Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, doesn’t matter – they all can create problems!), let’s work together to find practical solutions to improve communication, reduce your feelings of anxiety, and find solutions to your problems.”

 

View Dr. Bédard’s website, here!