Living With Autism

Posted by Rachel Meinke on 04/03/2016

Living with Autism

March 2016 

Living with Autism has come to the forefront of a lot of conversations lately.  That's what we're talking about in The Living Room this month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there may be about three and a half million people nation wide with ASD.  It occurs once in every 68 births, most of them boys.

What is it like to live with Autism? In the classroom? Within a family? In the real world?  

To learn more about ASD and its challenges, we visit with Dr. Scott Singleton, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCO and the Clinical Director of the Good Shepherd School for Children with Autism in Oklahoma City and Shanda Moody, a Special Education teacher at Frontier Elementary School in Edmond. LISTEN NOW

But what about those who care for people with ASD?  In the second portion of our program, we visit with two mothers whose children have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism, Debra Brakefield and Emily Scott.  LISTEN NOW 

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