Advocating for Your Child’s Needs

May 28, 2013
Hosted by Rob Haupt

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This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we discuss an important role that most parents must play for their children with special needs, that of advocate. Support systems and awareness seem to be improving in many areas but the truth is that navigating the educational and health care systems is not simple and not always fair. Knowing your rights, getting support and speaking clearly (and sometimes loudly) about what your child needs is often required to ensure success. This week, host Rob Haupt is pleased to welcome Kim McClain a dynamic mom and advocate to share her insights. Be sure to catch this episode of Autism Spectrum Radio, Tuesday, May 28 at 11 AM.

Autism Spectrum Radio

Autism Spectrum Radio

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Our show offers a great weekly conversation to inspire, inform and support families and individuals living with autism. We offer practical information for parents of children of all ages. The show explores treatment topics and recent research. We have a variety of guests to share their expertise, experience and resources. Advocates and parent guests share their insights and discuss the paths they have taken to find effective treatments. Authors, Physicians and researchers will keep us updated on the latest news. Topics include treatment options, early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and general issues with understanding the diagnosis and the professional community.

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Rob Haupt

Rob Haupt

Rob Haupt is a passionate professional in the field of autism. His knowledge of autism services, treatment options and insurance coverage has made him a popular guest speaker to advocate groups. He also shares tips for parents through his weekly video blog.

Rob is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 12 years of experience treating individuals with Development Disabilities. He currently serves as Vice President of Business Development at Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational Therapy and Speech to individuals with Autism. In his role with AST, Rob has collaborated with parents, teachers, and schools to support better understanding of autism health insurance mandates and how to effectively use insurance coverage. Watch Rob’s weekly video series on www.autismtherapies.com.

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