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 Bluelaces is a non-profit theater company in New York City that creates interactive, multi-sensory theater for audiences on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental differences. Alison Mahoney, Co-Artistic Director and director of their inaugural production in May 2016, and Anna Marr, Marketing Director, are 2 of 5 co-founders on Bluelaces’s Executive Board.     Listen to the Episode below (00:24:27)       Interview Links: Bluelaces Theater Company  …

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We’re talking to Dr. Robert Jason Grant creator of AutPlay® Therapy – a play therapy based approach to working with children. It combines the therapeutic powers of play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development in a collaborative model to help kids and teens. Listen to the Episode below (00:23:00)   Robert’s Story: Hear more about Robert’s journey to start the Autplay program for kids and teens on the Autism spectrum….

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Steve Silberman has covered science and cultural affairs for WIRED and other national magazines for more than twenty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker,TIME, Nature, and Salon. He lives in San Francisco. Listen to the Episode below (00:34:40)   Steve’s Story:   Steve became interested in autism after meeting a few people in Silicon Valley who had children on the autism spectrum. He spent 5 years researching…

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Brenda “BK” Bradshaw is a former elementary and middle school teacher, special reading teacher, and assistant professor of elementary education. Brenda has always been immersed in children’s literature and enjoys character-driven stories with meaningful plots. In recent years, her three daughters have given her the inspiration to create the resilient female characters, Crystal Brave and Super Jewels. Listen to the Episode below (00:28:29)   Brenda’s Story: Brenda’s autistic daughter was…

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Dr. Linda Barboa holds degrees in speech pathology and audiology, psychology, and early childhood education. She is an experienced speech-language pathologist, with a background as a special education director, director of a center for autism, and university professor. She has worked as an educator in the United States and Europe and has presented numerous programs to professionals across the country. Dr. Barboa is the co-author of several books about autism,…

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