The BYS Autism Podcast
Welcome to the BY YOUR SIDE Autism Podcast!
BYS - Autism Therapy Services podcast is an interview show featuring open and honest conversations with therapists, parents, educators, authors, and experts from the autism community. BYS provides therapeutic services in three different environments (in-center, in-home, school-based) in Northern IL and Atlanta, GA's Northeast suburbs offering ABA, Speech, and Occupational Therapy. The BYS podcast topics include therapy tips, coping skills, ideas, strategies, and candid conversations from parents who live with autism in their lives.
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BYS 041: Autism Eats
Released: June 20, 2023
Lenard Zohn started Autism Eats because he grew up in a family where going out to a restaurant was a family event and an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, for those of us who have a child with autism dining out can be anxiety provoking and stressful. Under the philosophy of seeing a need, filling a need, Lenard created Autism Eats to bring the fun into eating out.
BYS 040: From Nonspeaking Autistic Child to Professional Speaker
Released: September 15, 2021
Dr. Kerry Magro is autistic and also a force in his community. His journey started as a nonverbal child and he has grown into an award-winning professional speaker, best-selling author, movie consultant, mentor, and non-profit founder. He cares deeply for individuals with autism and his personable and compassionate communication style provides a multitude of insights into an autistic child growing to adulthood. In this interview, Kerry addresses what he calls a parent’s million-dollar question, “What will happen to my child when I’m gone?” Dr. Magro has published best-selling books including such titles: Defining Autism from the Heart, and Autism and Falling in Love: The One that Got Away, and several others. He has given TedTalks on the topics of what happens when children with autism become adults and their path to college. We hope you enjoy this podcast. To learn more about Kerry, simply search him on YouTube or visit his website at http://kerrymagro.com/
BYS 039: Multidisciplinary Collaboration / Our Top 5 TV Shows
Released: August 30, 2021
Hear what the BYS therapy leaders from ABA, Speech, and OT have to say about their best practices for collaboration and a multidisciplinary therapy approach for children with autism. Useful tips for parents, therapists, and teachers. We also provide a countdown of our Top 5 TV shows over the past year.
BYS 038: Back to School / Top 5 Vintage Video Games
Released: August 17, 2021
Brett Balduf is the principal at Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge. We take a look back at the 2020 school year and the lessons learned for the upcoming year. This episode includes a new segment, where Brett and I provide our top 5 list of the Best Vintage Video Games for TV Systems.
BYS 037: How to Help with Communication
Released: May 7, 2021
Brittany, a Speech-Language Pathologist with BY YOUR SIDE, discusses best practices for communication and helping your child. The conversation begins with one of the most asked and complicated questions we get from parents… "When will my child talk?"
BYS 036: Dr. Temple Grandin - Three Different Types of Thinkers
Released: July 22, 2020
Dr. Temple Grandin is worried we are not utilizing all the different types of minds. She wants us to identify and developed our thinkers; and the business world needs to do a better job putting teams together of all the different type of thinkers. She once again brings her passion and her no-nonsense approach on what we need to do to develop our children.
Dr. Grandin is the author of multiple books including, The Autistic Brain, Thinking in Pictures, and this past April revised her book The Way I See It. She is also doing a series of webinars in conjunction with Future Horizons. To register go to FHAustim.com
BYS 035: I'm More than Just His Mom
Released: March 20, 2020
Jen Ivey, parent of four kids, including a 12-year-old on the spectrum, offers what it's been like over the past 12 years of dealing with Mitchell's autism, raising her other three kids, keeping her marriage together, and more.
BYS 034: Structure of ABA Therapy
Released: February 17, 2020
Unlike other therapies, ABA is a tiered system. So, what is the role of a BCBA, BT, and RBT? How many components make up ABA therapy? How important is parent training? What are the ethical boundaries between parents and BCBAs? Sami Baker, BCBA and Director of ABA Delivery at BYS, gives an informative interview discussing all the components that, when put together, is ABA therapy.
BYS 033: SIB on Stage
Released: August 26, 2019
Playwright and actor Jessica Cavanagh turns her personal story about her dealing with her son's autism, into a stage production called Self-Injurious Behavior, making its world premiere in North Hollywood.
BYS 032: Anna Kalinowski-Kluzik
Released: May 22, 2018
We have always known that parents who have children on the spectrum are special people. Yet, we sometimes forget that our parents are facing battles outside of the autism world. Anna Kalinowski-Kluzik is a single mom, has two children on the spectrum, and is currently battling cancer. She talks about her love for life, her love of music, and her love for her children. A true inspiration.