Autism…now what? Living a Quality Life –Part 2
May 24, 2013
Hosted by Trish Forante and Lisa Stewart
Part 1 of our discussion about autism addressed some of the feelings, concerns, and decisions that families experience when faced with a diagnosis. In Part 2, Patty Smith talks with Lisa Stewart about the importance of a team approach in every aspect of living with ASD. The key is to choose a path that matches the needs of the person with ASD, and the needs of the family. Whether you are a parent, professional, family member, friend, or neighbor you have the ability to positively impact the life of someone with ASD.
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Talk Time with Trish helps to improve communications for men and women. It's about all kinds of relationships; personal and professional. It's about every day interactions, the STUFF that makes up our lives, the STUFF that allows, or doesn't allow us to function in our everyday lives.
We are all comprised of parts that make us who we are. Parts we know, that others know. Parts we know, that others don't know. Parts that others know, that we don't. It's about the variables that impact and affect our lives.
How we manage in relationships is based on communication. The key to manage effectively in relationships, is effective communication.
What makes the difference is the communicator has to be genuine. Everything has to be real. Most important, it has to be proactive vs. reactive.
This show is about the human element. It's about all the parts that make us human.
Trish Forante and Lisa Stewart
Trish Forante is an accomplished writer, researcher and entrepreneur. She is the Director/Owner of a thriving consulting firm. Her knowledge, creativity and dedication to excellent customer service inspires loyalty from her client companies that is unheard of in today's business climate. Many of her clients have been with her for more than fifteen years. Executives call on her for consultation regarding workplace violence; relationship issues; sexual harassment; critical incident debriefing and many other workplace issues.
Trish began her professional career at Winter Haven Hospital, Central Florida. She studied Psychology; Organizational Development and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida. She is a "die hard Gator fan!"
Lisa Stewart is the Clinical Director of Managed Care Concepts Employee Assistance Program and the Executive Director of Creative Consultants, Inc. Dr. Stewart provides supervision, consultation with staff, and assistance with program administration. Other responsibilities include coaching, organizational development and training with EAP corporate clients. Dr. Stewart has been licensed as a Mental Health Counselor since 1997. She obtained her education at the University of Florida earning her M.Ed., and Ed.S. degrees in 1994, and her Ph.D. in 2000. She has maintained a private counseling practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, since 1999. She works with clients of all ages and specializes in crisis intervention, trauma, grief counseling, and assisting clients who struggle with a variety of medical and chronic pain issues. Dr. Stewart also has expertise in working with bariatric weight loss surgery patients both pre and post-surgery.