Did you miss a webinar conversations?  Here are the recorded conversations. Each link should take you directly to the recording on UTUBE or subscribe to the Temple Grandin Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund Utube Channel

Part 1.  Conversation with Dr. Don McMahon and Eustacia Cutler:   Technology and Your Child.  Beyond Pikachu, Augmented Reality – A Great Teaching Tool.

Part 2. Conversation with   Dr. Don McMahon and Eustacia Cutler: Augmented Reality Arrives!!

These two researchers will discuss the latest teaching tools available for children with autism.  How can this help your child? how can teachers use technology in the classroom?

Are you using technology with your child? These two webinars will discuss using technology at home and in the classroom. It will include the basics and discuss the fascinating research being done with Augmented Reality and all the apps that are available.   Dr. Don McMahon will discuss his research and demonstrate how teachers AR can take vocabulary words and provide their own augmented reality definition for each word.  Dr. Don will also show how we will be able to provide navigation support to help people with disabilities navigate communities independently.

Dr. Don McMahon is an assistant professor at Washington State University. His research focuses on Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable devices, Mobile Devices, Mobile Learning, and Instructional technology. At WSU Don McMahon is the Director the Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab and an affiliate member of the Neurocognitive Sciences Lab.
Don is available professional development, consulting, and guest lectures by request.


Conversation with Dr. Gary Mesibov, former Director of TEACCH,  and Eustacia Cutler.  A Look At The History of Autism Over The Last 65 Years.  (November 13, 2015)

A discussion of their personal history with autism over the past 65 years with Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin’s mother and Gary Mesibov, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill for 35 years and director of  Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) for 35 years until 2012.

This discussion will look at the development in treatment of autism beginning with the arrival of Bruno Bettelheim, a psychotherapist from Vienna who believed that Autistic children were schizophrenic because they had been driven mad by their cold mothers. Dr. Mesibov will talk about Eric Schopler, who came to this country to study under Bettelheim at his school in Chicago, only to be horrified by Bettelheim’s cruelty—not only to parents, but to autistic children placed under his care by intimated parents.    To understand the history read “Autism and the Minefield of Blame” by Eustacia Cutler. You can also look at the slides (PDF file) for this presentation.


Conversation with Temple Grandin and Eustacia Cutler.   Mother and Daughter Discuss Autism. (August 31, 2015)

These two nationally known speakers and advocates for individuals and families living with autism will share insight on autism.  Dr. Grandin is the author of Thinking in Pictures, Emergence Labeled Auti
stic, Animals Make us Human, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach, and The Way I See It.
  Eustacia Cutler is the founder of the Temple Grandin Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund where, along with Temple, she has developed programs to share insight and expertise through a variety of programs. She is the author of A Thorn in My Pocket and Essays on Autism. 


Conversation with Michelle Garcia Winner, founder of the Social Thinking and Eustacia CutlerWhat’s Social and Situational Attention got to do with Treatment Plans.  (August 17, 2015)

Michelle is a speech language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in the treatment of students with social cognitive deficits, specifically students with autism.

Social Thinking is a methodology comprised of a constellation of concepts, frame
works, strategies, and lessons that are all based on the current literature related to normal development, social-emotional learning, social language, executive functioning, social skills, problem solving, ASD, behavioral principles, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, pragmatic language and host of other areas.


Conversation with  Dr. Cathy Pratt Ph.D. BCBA-D and Eustacia Cutler. Behavioral Tips for Parents and Professionals.

Are you struggling with a child with behavior challenges?   Dr. Cathy Pratt works with professional and parents across the country and will discuss some tips that will help your child and you through those difficult times when behavior is the most challenging.  As you face the summer break, with schedule changes and provider changes, there is no better time to think about strategies that will help you make this a great summer. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D. BCBA-D  is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism.  IRCA is a statewide program that works to build local capacity for families and professionals to address the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum across the lifespan.

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Conversation with Dr. Tony Attwood and Eustacia Cutler.   ASD and Depression. (April 14, 2015)

Dr. Attwood discusses the work he has done with ASD adults with depression. Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. He has an Honors degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a Doctorate from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.  Tony has written several publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His book, titled Aspergers Syndrome, has now been translated into several languages.  Tony operates his clinic two days a week and supports children and adults by visiting them at school and home. He also spends a large amount of time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and papers.  Tony is married to Sarah with three children, Rosie, William and Caroline. They reside in Brisbane, Australia, in which Tony uses part of his home as his clinic to see families.


Conversation with Renee Gordon and Eustacia Cutler.  Making Decisions for Your Child.  (March 24, 2016)

Renee discusses how she made decisions for her son from his preschool years to having him live away from home as a young adult. Renée Gordon is an attorney with the U.S. Small Business Administration. She is currently on the board of directors of The League for People with Disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland, and previously served on the Boards of The Chimes, an organization located in Baltimore that serves the disabled, and Families Together, an organization located in Moscow, Idaho, that serves families with autistic children. Renée is a past participant in Maryland’s Partners in Policymaking.


Conversation with  Dr. Barry Gordon M.D., Ph.D. and Eustacia Cutler.  A Scientist and a Father  (February 11, 2015)  

Dr. Gordon discusses  his research on improving language, memory, learning, and thinking skills,  in individuals with autism.  Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., is a behavioral (cognitive) neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist.  His research focuses on identifying and implementing better methods for improving language, memory, learning, and thinking skills, both in individuals with autism and other developmental and acquired brain conditions (such as stroke and aging), and in normally-developing individuals.  Dr. Gordon is Therapeutic Cognitive Neuroscience Professor, Professor of Neurology with a Joint Appointment in Cognitive Science, founder and Director of the Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, and a member of the Steering Committee of Hopkins’ Science of Learning Institute.  Dr. Gordon has authored or co-authored over 160 scientific articles and book chapters, and two books on memory for the general public, Memory: Remembering and Forgetting in Everyday Life and Intelligent Memory. Dr. Gordon is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.


Conversation with Dr. Tony Attwood and Eustacia Cutler. Understanding Aspergers Syndrome  (December 5, 2014) 

Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. He has an Honors degree in Psychology from the University of Hull,  a Masters Degree  in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and his Doctorate from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.  Tony has written several publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. His book, titled Aspergers Syndrome, has now been translated into several languages.  Tony operates his clinic two days a week and supports children and adults by visiting them at school and home. He also spends a large amount of time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and papers.  Tony is married to Sarah with three children, Rosie, William and Caroline. They reside in Brisbane, Australia, in which Tony uses part of his home as his clinic to see families.


Conversation with Uta Frith and Eustacia Cutler.   Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder. (July 25, 2014)

 

Her book, Autism, Explaining the Enigma (1989) has been translated into many languages. She was one of the initiators of the study of Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK and her work on reading
development, spelling and dyslexia has been highly influential. Frith’s work on theory of mind in autism proposes the idea that people with autism have specific difficulties understanding other people’s beliefs and desires. Much of this work was carried out with Simon Baron-Cohen who was her PhD student. She has also suggested that individuals with autism have ‘weak central coherence’, and are better than typical individuals at processing details but worse at integrating information from many different sources.

 Uta Frith is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at United College of London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Aarhus and was recently  a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (February – June 2014).


Conversation with Dr. Raun Melmed and Eustacia Cutler.  What Can Your Doctor Do? (September 12, 2014)  

A discussion about screening,
diagnosis, and the management of comorbid issues- GI problems, sleep issues,
etc., along with the impact on the family:  aunts, uncles etc. and of course grandparents.

Dr. Raun Melmed, medical director of the Melmed Center and a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, founded  the Melmed Center in 1989. He is a co-founder and the medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.


Conversation with Dr. Catherine Lord and Eustacia Cutler.  First Diagnosis – the emotional impact for parents and the role of professional in guiding parents. (July 25, 2014)

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.,Professor of
Psychology and founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB), at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism.


Conversation with Dr. Sally Burton Hoyle and Eustacia Cutler  Autism Spectrum Disorders and Higher Education (June 27, 2014)

Sally Burton-Hoyle, Ed.D. Professor, E
astern Michigan University, Special Education.   Dr. Burton Hoyle is the Director of  The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) that provides college support services to empower students with Aspergers and related Social Communication Disorders to succeed at their highest level socially and academically.


Conversation with Travis Epes and Eustacia Culter   A Father’s Perspective on Autism – Employment and Training (May 30, 2014).

Travis Epes is the father of three children ranging in age from 16 to 22, including a son with Aspergers Syndrome, who will graduate from college next year. Travis spent the majority of his professional career at JP Morgan as a senior legal executive, and for the past three years has been volunteer chair of the Autism Task Force at UJA-Federation of New York.  He holds and A.B. degree from Harvard college and a J.D. for NYU School of Law

He is co-found of Ability Dream, a not-for-profit venture to provide training and employment for developmentally disabled adults in the context of a retail store in the “dollar-plus” category ( www.abilitydollar.com ).  Travis is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.  He lives in Westchester with his wife Laurie Coben, an investment banker at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.  His bio is also on the Ability Dream website at http://www.abilitydollar.com/team.html .