Our Children Are Not Broke. Let’s Empower Them -- Instead of Trying To Fix Them
March 27, 2007
Hosted by Teri Arranga
Betsy and Rob Ocker will cover topics including: A Shift in Consciousness and Parenting: Do you see what the children see…Unlocking the perspective of brilliance. Instead of seeing our children as different or flawed or allowing them to fall through the cracks just because they don’t fit our perceptions, we must embrace them, nurture them, and encourage them to share their gifts with us. The Children Bring a Sacred Message: We must honor our children! These are evolved human beings with a sacred message that reminds us of who we are and where we are going. They require parents, teachers, and families to deeply listen and help them to best affect change in our educational, political and corporate systems. To the children their abilities are their reality, their norm. It is society that stigmatizes our children and labels them as different. We must prepare a safe place for our children to be Who They Are…in a world in which their time is come to help us to remember who We Are.
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
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Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.
Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.