Autism Awareness on Eastern Standard

Apr 28, 2015

The most recent data from The Centers for Disease Control indicate that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   

 

From left: Melanie Tyner-Wilson, Patti Parsons, John Hingsbergen, Dr. Shirley O' Brien.

April is Autism Awareness Month, so on this week's show, we'll discuss Autism, individuals who are identified as Autistic, and the impact this has on them and their families.

 


Our guests this week: Dr. Shirley O' Brien with EKU's Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department; Patti Parsons project coordinator for the Kentucky Peer Support Network ; and Melanie Tyner-Wilson, board member of the Autism Society of the Bluegrass.

Information and Links:

Autism Society of the Bluegrass: www.asbg.org

KY Peer Support Network Project: www.kypeersupport.org

Bluegrass Autism Walk - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-5 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (Lexington Legends), information at www.bluegrassautismwalk.org

Information on the Autism Certificate with the EKU Psychology Clinic:

www.psy.eku.edu

Contact information:

Dr. Shirley O' Brien:

 shirley.obrien@eku.edu

Melanie Tyner-Wilson:

mtyner@uky.edu

tynerwilson@aol.com

Patti Parsons:

ppa245@uky.edu

 

 

 

Send your questions or comments before the show to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com or call 859-622-1657 and leave a message. Or call in when you tune in Thursday morning at 11:00

Send your questions or comments before the show to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com or call 859-622-1657 and leave a message.  Or call in when you tune in Thursday morning at 11:00