Aired: June 7, 2019

Parenting on the Spectrum

A mother and daughter sit next to each other on a playset. Image credit: Donnie Ray Jones / Flickr. Licensed by CC by 2.0.

  • Too Sticky! (13 min.)

    With: Jennifer Malia (Norfolk State University)

    When Jennifer Malia started researching her young daughter’s behaviors, she realized that both she and her daughter were on the autism spectrum. Malia has a children’s book coming out next year, called: Too Sticky! Sensory Issues with Autism.

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  • Making Fun Accessible (8 min.)

    With: Jackie Spainhour

    Museums can be tricky for kids with autism. Through personal experience and extensive research, Jackie Spainhour has come up with some ways to make museums fun for all.

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  • Classrooms for Everyone (8 min.)

    With: Leslie Daniel (Radford University)

    Leslie Daniel celebrates autism. She shares some basic strategies for communicating with children on the autism spectrum.

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  • Thinking in Pictures (6 min.)

    With: Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin is known as an expert in the livestock industry and as an eloquent leader for autistic rights.

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  • Autism on the Page (and Screen) (18 min.)

    With: Christofer Foss (University of Mary Washington)

    Christofer Foss explores how autism is portrayed in literature and film. He says it’s time to rethink difference, dignity, discrimination, and other disability issues.

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