Different Perspective in the ASD Communities! How’s the social life, work, love relationships of people with autism?
“Autism” is not a word that we will hear much in our daily life. To some people, “Autism” might sound foreign or irrelevant, but to some others, it is the opposite. Not many people know what Autism is, let alone understand how it impacted the individuals with ASD and their families in our communities.
This year, let’s break the ice and dive into the world of Autism with us at The Autism Show.
EP01 – The Invisible Disability and Determined Persistence
After a child is diagnosed with ASD, many parents have undergone dramatic changes both emotionally and physically. As they venture to accept their child’s diagnosis and search for supports, what also comes along are the everyday stress and the concerns for their child’s future. In this episode, four parents from Hong Kong shared with us what it’s like to be a parent of a child with autism, and the challenges they encountered along their journeys.
EP02 – A Better Tomorrow
The number of SEN students in Hong Kong has been on the rise in recent years and yet, the services provided by the government are not sufficient. With the long waiting time, insufficient and unaffordable services, many children with ASD have missed the golden period of treatment, which has greatly delayed their learning progress. In episode 2, we will explore the journey of parents in getting access to the limited resources available in Hong Kong for their children on the spectrum.
EP03 Doctor on The Street – What is ASD?
What do you know about Autism ? Let’s follow AP’s Behavior Consultant, Dr. David Fischer, to find out what people in Hong Kong know about Autism.
EP04 The Causes of Autism
Since the first diagnosis of autism in 1943, the exact cause of autism remains unclear till today.
There have been many theories about the causes of autism around the world, but most of them are ambiguous and non-evidence based. Come join us today as we examine the causes of autism.
EP05 Explaining the Increase in the Prevalence of ASD
The rate of autism (ASD) diagnosis has increased markedly over the last 20 years, and is currently the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. According to the data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2020, approximately 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism.
In this episode, Mr. Toby Mountjoy will discuss some of the reasons of the increase in the prevalence of ASD.
EP06 Recognizing Potential Signs of Autism in My Child
If a child is developing differently to their peers, their parents, caregivers or teachers are usually the first to notice. Today we will be hearing stories from parents about when and what made them suspect that their child might have autism. Not reaching an expected developmental stage doesn’t mean your child has autism, but if you suspect that your child may have autism, the first step is to seek professional advices, and a diagnosis. Catching autism early and start quality early intervention is the key to help your child.
EP07 What are the Early Signs of ASD in Toddlers? An interview with BJ Freeman
In this episode of The Autism Show, we have invited a renowned Clinical Psychologist in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the United States, Dr. BJ Freeman to share her professional view of some very first signs of ASD in toddlers. What do parents in general first notice and at what age?
EP08 Street Interview – 4 Autism Myths Busted – ASD Diagnosis and Symptoms
What do you know about ASD diagnosis and ASD symptoms? This week, we are back on the street with our reporter, Beverly to see what the general public in Mong Kok, HK know about ASD!
EP09 Understanding the ASD Assessment Process
Understanding how a child is assessed in an #ASD assessment is important for parents. In this episode, we will go through the common standards and procedures that you, as a parent, should expect in an ASD assessment.
EP10 Challenges in Families with Children with ASD
A child’s autism diagnosis affects every member of the family in different ways.
Parents must now place their primary focus on helping their #ChildWithASD, which may put stress on their marriage, other children, work, finances, and personal relationships and responsibilities.
In this episode, we have invited Marlene Driscoll (M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) to discuss how autism diagnosis has impacted a family, and offer advices for parents, sibling and extended family members on coping with the diagnosis.
EP11 Mother’s Perspectives – Challenges Associated with the Diagnosis of Autism
Parents experienced all sorts of emotions when they received their children’s diagnoses. And a child’s autism diagnosis affects every member of the family in different ways.
In this episode, we have invited a mom to share the challenges associated with the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder from a mother’s perspective.
EP12 – Exploring the Different Treatment Options for ASD
As the increase in global #ASD prevalence is on the rise, there are more and more new treatments claiming to be effective for autism been introduced to the parents.
Different professionals and agencies have their unique ideas and approaches on how to “treat” and “cure” children with ASD, but how many of them actually proven effective? How should parents be sifting through the different treatments?
Today’s episode will provide you some insight on how to evaluate a treatment and some of the warning signs that parents should watch out for!
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Show content Contributions and Special Guests:
Toby Mountjoy (MSc, BCBA)
Dr. Ronald Leaf (Ph.D.)
Dr. David Fischer (Psy. D., BCBA-D)
Justin Leaf (Ph.D., BCBA-D)
BJ Freeman (Ph.D.)
Dr. Angel Au (Psy. D.)
Kan Wong (M.Sc., BCBA)
Marlene Driscoll (M.A., LMFT)
Dr. Bosco Chan