Autism: A New Perspective

RDI® and High School

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
RDI® and High School







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In this episode of Autism: A New Perspective, Kat Lee talks with special guest Dr. Sarah Wayland, an RDI® Certified Consultant and parenting coach, about raising autistic teens, RDI® and navigating high school on the spectrum.

Why are Autism Labels SO Damaging?

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Why are Autism Labels SO Damaging?







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Using functioning diagnostic labels on children and adults with autism is damaging to them. Dr. Rachelle Sheely, co-founder of RDIconnect talks more about it.

Autism and Girls: Part 2

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Autism and Girls: Part 2







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In this episode of “Autism: A New Perspective,” we continue the discussion about raising girls with autism. Kat Lee is joined by special guest Sharon Sargeant, an RDI® parent whose daughter is now an adult. Sharon talks about the difficulty of getting a diagnosis in the early 90s, trying ABA, and discovering RDI® when her daughter was 12 years old.

RDI®: An Introduction to the Dynamic World

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
RDI®: An Introduction to the Dynamic World







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As parents, we can use RDI® concepts to introduce our children to more variables and increasingly dynamic situations, when they are ready. Children with autism are more than capable of achieving growth, development, and quality of life, just like neurotypical children, but they must be given the chance – and they must be able to move at their own pace.

Girls and Autism

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Girls and Autism







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In this episode, Kat Lee and special guest Nargis Carnahan delve into the joys and challenges of raising a daughter on the spectrum, and how autistic girls who grow up to be autistic women have a set of their own unique challenges they must face.

When Parents Experience Crisis

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
When Parents Experience Crisis







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In this episode of “Autism: A New Perspective,” Dr. Sheely talks about the things that might trigger a state of crisis again for some parents, how to know if you’re in a crisis state, and what you can do to move yourself out of it.

Autism and Resistance to Change

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Autism and Resistance to Change







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What makes us human is the product of our orientation and our engagement with a dynamic variation. So how does this fit into a world where you are resistant to change? How can you help your child, without overwhelming or stressing them out, see the world as something to be discovered and experienced?

Managing a Dynamic World Part II

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Managing a Dynamic World Part II







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Dynamic Intelligence is thriving in a world with partial predictability and getting used to living in a world of uncertainty.

RDI and Non-Verbal Children

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
RDI and Non-Verbal Children







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Sometimes there is a misconception that RDI does not work with children who are non-verbal, that this is not for them. But Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about her work with children on the spectrum that were non-verbal and how RDI® can be used with every child.

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