#164: Accepting Different Opinions About Autism with Rachel Stotts

*Alexa play Get Along by Kenny Chesney*Rachel Stotts wrote the article, Accepting Different Opinions About Autism in the Nov/Dec issue of ASHA Leader. It is bright positive energy in a space that really needs it. She is an SLP and a mother of 4.  Rachel’s passion for autism is so important professionally and personally, as she has her adult autistic son at home.  Rachel shares her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the autism puzzle piece. For her, autism is a puzzle—figuring out all the right support, services, and needs. When it comes to different opinions and information, she reminds us to listen, stay informed, and evaluate based on our values and knowledge.  One person, one therapy, one anything—it just doesn't work in the autism population. There is always someone offended, a trending opinion, or a hot button topic. So how do we navigate all of the information and opinions online and on social media? -Remember who you are in this industry for: It’s not about likes and validation; it's about making a difference in the child’s life.-Be cautious about the content you’re consuming.-Find community away from negative online spaces.Unfortunately, not everyone is going to see eye to eye on interventions, but as long as we support people and the people supporting the people, we can find positivity and make a difference!#autism #speechtherapyWhat’s Inside:ASHA Leader Article: Accepting Different Opinions About Autism by Rachel Stotts.Thoughts on the Autism Puzzle Piece.How to navigate online information.Finding support from negative spaces.Mentioned In This Episode:ABA SPEECH Connection MembershipJoin the bootcamp here: https://aba-speech-llc.ck.page/38b4953816

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In the Autism Outreach Podcast, Speech Therapist and BCBA, Rose Griffin from ABA SPEECH, provides her best, ready to use autism interventions and speech therapy techniques to inspire professionals and parents working with students with autism. With 20 years of experience in the field, Rose understands one of the biggest challenges parents, therapists and educators face on a daily basis is helping students strengthen their communication skills. Listeners will regain a sense of calm as Rose breaks down trusted therapy techniques to try at home or school to provide support to students. Rose will address a variety of topics on autism spectrum disorder: how autism symptoms present in babies and toddlers, recognizing the differences between autism and a speech delay, early intervention therapies, autism evaluation, autism diagnosis, how to help a child with autism start communicating if they are nonverbal, helping students who engage in problem behavior, functional communication skills, increasing student engagement and improving social skills. An excellent listen for parents and professionals alike, with a mix of interviews and solo shows designed to inspire, empower, and provide you with confidence to help your students. Hit subscribe and learn more at www.abaspeech.org