Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:
Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®. Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A.
2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:
Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S.
3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods:
Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxb
Dr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoq
John Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH
John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9a
Dr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424
Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcL
Dr. Stephen Shore:
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.
President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves in the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, United States Autism and Asperger Association, and other autism related organizations.
Dr. Shore is on the advisory board of AUTISM BRAINSTORM and is the primary autism education advisor. He frequently participates in Google Hangout events hosted by AUTISM BRAINSTORM.
John Elder Robison:
Self Advocate, Parent and Author, Mr. John Elder Robison joined the IACC as a public member in 2012. Mr. Robison is an Aspergian who grew up in the 1960s before the Asperger diagnosis came into common use. At age sixteen, Mr. Robison left high school to join his first band as a sound engineer. Within a few years he was building equipment for Pink Floyd’s sound company, touring the hockey rinks of Canada with April Wine, and creating the signature special effects guitars for the rock band, KISS. John went on to design sound effects and other circuits for some of the most popular electronic games and toys of the era before moving into more conventional engineering management. In the late 1980s, John left electronics for a new career – cars. His company, J E Robison Service, grew to be one of the largest independent restoration and service specialists for BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Rolls Royce cars. John has served as a panel member for the Institute for Autism Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Autism Speaks. Mr. Robison is involved in TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) autism research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and serves on the advisory board for Mass General Hospital’s YouthCare program. Mr. Robison speaks publicly about his experience as a person on the autism spectrum, and is the author of popular books about living life with autism, Look Me in the Eye, My Life with Asperger’s, Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian and Raising Cubby.
John is on the advisory board for AUTISM BRAINSTORM and participates, along with his wife Maripat, in monthly Hangouts where he shares his advocacy activities in the autism community. John and Maripat teach workshops together on autism and the family.
John Elder Robison will serve as scholar in residence at William and Mary University: http://goo.gl/HizD1d
Wikipedia entry for John Elder Robison: http://goo.gl/bQuKP
John Elder Robison Curriculum Vitae: http://goo.gl/jFcyXq
Dr. Alisa G Woods:
Dr. Alisa Woods focuses on the field of psychobiochemistry, specifically searching for biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. Biomarkers are greatly needed for diagnosis, treatment monitoring and for the general understand of autism and associated disorders. Her current research projects include investigation of the neuroanatomical localization of tumor-derived factor (TDF), as well as the study of putative biomarkers for autism spectrum disorder. She received her BS in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, PhD in biology from the University of California Irvine, post-doctoral training in neuroanatomy at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Dr. Woods is on the advisory board for AUTISM BRAINSTORM and does a monthly Hangout called: Ask the Neurobiologist
Dr. Woods and her research group are conducting a crowdfunding project. http://www.rockethub.com/projects/36715-protein-biomarkers-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
Dr. Woods discusses Biomarkers for ASD on public radio: http://goo.gl/Du0pqA