Author: Gilda Evans

Understanding Self-Direction/Determination with Mark Altieri

Mark Altieri, Senior Director of the multi-state financial management service Public Consulting Group/Public Partnerships, shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the ins and outs of self-direction aka self-determination, the differences between the programs in various states, and the many benefits of being a part of this growing trend in improving the quality […]

Autism Awareness Training for Law Enforcement with City of Industry Mayor Cory Moss

City of Industry Mayor Cory Moss shares her passion for our community, and discusses details about the important program she champions to help to raise awareness among the sheriffs, police and fire departments among others, regarding safely interacting with those individuals with autism as well as other challenges. 

Virtual Learning with Dr. Daniel Franklin

Dr. Daniel Franklin, Director of Franklin Educational Services, discusses the challenges associated with digital organization, virtual learning and adapting to the new educational trends, systems and resources. He covers what students can do to cope with the transition from the traditional classroom, as well as what parents can do to help support their children in […]

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Allison Kawa

Dr. Allison Kawa, a clinical psychologist and Director at the Los Angeles Center for Integrated Assessment, talks about understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the variety of challenges faced by different genders in terms of coping and diagnosis. She covers the common ways that ASD presents itself in males vs. females, and why dangerous misdiagnoses […]

Stress Resilience with Jessica Patching-Bunch

In this episode, Jessica Patching-Bunch, stress resilience coach, shares tips and techniques on managing stress, achieving a higher level of wellness, and creating a better life for yourself and those you care about. Her approach targets the whole being, and she discusses using the brain, body, and breath to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression. 

HowTo Address Sensory Processing Disorders with Courtney Harris

Courtney Harris, a pediatric occupational therapy specialist, discusses the signs and affects of various sensory processing disorders including self-regulation, attention, organization, impulse control, motor delays, and social skills. She shares her thoughts and insights on how to support those who are faced with these challenges to improve their quality of life, and help them surmount […]

How You Can Boost Executive Function Skills and What Kind of Challenges You Might Face with Sean McCormick

In this episode of the Autism Resource Podcast Gilda’s guest is Sean McCormick of EF Specialists. Sean stresses the importance of understanding executive function skills. He talks about what it is, some common misconceptions, and useful tools for dealing with the challenges people with executive function issues often face. Plus, Sean underscores how proper support […]