Autism Intersection

Episode 4 – FACEing Education

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Episode 4 Introduction

Episode 4 Part 1 – Supporting Students Through the System

Episode 4 Part 2 – Making “Sense” in the Classroom:Sensory Techniques to Maximize Learning

Episode 4 Conclusion

Episode 3 – now streaming

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Episode 3 Intro

Episode 3 Part 1 – Perspectives on Medication: Discussion with a Psychiatrist and Pharmacist

Episode 3 Part 2 – Perspectives from Podiatric Medicine

Episode 3 Part 3 – Perspectives from Future Healthcare Professionals

Episode 3 Conclusion

Families FACE-ing Autism

Episode 2: “Families FACE-ing Autism”…now streaming on “The Autism Channel”!

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Episode 2 Intro

Episode 2 Part 1 – Sibling Sound Bites

Episode 2 Part 2 – An Adult Sibling Perspective

Episode 2 Part 3 – Parent Perspectives

Episode 2 Conclusion

Episode 1: “Autism Intersection”…now streaming on “The Autism Channel”!

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ASD is too complex for narrow or single-minded perspectives. The notion that there is “1 right answer” or a “single best approach” is limiting and potentially harmful when trying to address it. Nonetheless, there is tremendous fragmentation in the field. This is a reality that exacerbates and compounds the many challenges people in the Autism Community already face. The WesternU FACE Group (Faculty for Autism Collaboration and Education) promotes an integrated perspective in which diverse viewpoints are not only valuable, but critical to being able to understand the bigger picture and any given individual’s constellation of symptoms. The more broad-based the overall perspective, the greater the opportunity to identify potential solutions for patients. The broader the framework, the more likely better research questions can be asked. This program brings together various, and sometimes seemingly incompatible, viewpoints from our diverse Faculty so that knowledge and understanding of Autism can be enriched, and thus so can the ability to help. It’s imperative that we stop taking an “Autistic” approach to Autism. Furthermore, a positive frame must accompany perspective on any given patient, one that identifies what a patient CAN do, not just what they can’t. Treatment approaches should be based on building from current levels of functionality. ALL progress, no matter how small, is a success and should always be celebrated. For more information about this program, please visit The Autism Channel at https://theautismnetwork/. Below is a video link list of the “Autism Intersection” episode broken down by each perspective: