A Beacon of Light and Hope for Adult Community Models, with Dr. Mary Joann Lang and Dr. Dan E. Burns
March 26, 2013
Hosted by Teri Arranga
Dr. Mary Joann Lang is joined by Dr. Dan E. Burns, father of a 25-year-old son on the autism spectrum, author of Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism, contributing editor to Age of Autism, and adult issues liaison for AutismOne. Dr. Burns facilitates planning, vocational programming, and funding for An Independent Me (AIM Ranch), a charity in the Austin, Texas, area for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. He is focused on empowering parents to organize communities where their adult ASD children and friends can live, work, play, and evolve. His goal is to create a model community that is self-originating, self-sustaining, and self-discovering. Dr. Lang and Dr. Burns will look at adult community models in this interesting discussion. Visit www.SavingBenBook.com.
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
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.