(REBROADCAST) Episode 13 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 1

Originally posted last year, episode 13 featured an interview with prominent behavior analyst, Peter Gerhardt, talking about the challenges facing young adults and adolescents with disabilities.  As part of summer vacation, we're very excited to get the chance to revisit this topic.  Enjoy!

ORIGINAL POST: We were so astonished at the paucity of research related to teaching adolescents and adults with autism that we decided to put together two full episodes to raise awareness about the topic.  Our first episode summarizes many of the overall challenges that society and adults with autism will face in the coming years.  Start by listening to Jackie, Rob, and Diana grapple with the big issues by making fun of educational videos and smiling politely at another Rob Rant about the government.  End by listening to a fascinating interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt in which he discusses the life skills nobody is talking about (or training on!), which target academics have already become obsolete, the goal every behavior analyst should strive to achieve, and what social interaction will replace the high five in America.     

Articles discussed this episode:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2  

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Episode 13 Preview Again????

Summer vacation is here and that's as true for the ABA Inside Track crew as it is for everyone else.  So, rather than try to podcast on location from the beach next week, we'll be rebroadcasting a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt on the challenges young adults and adolescents with disabilities face when entering adulthood.  But first, in errata, we share some listener emails on podcasting and mindfulness then take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of a new microphone stand.  Nothing says vacation like admiring podcast equipment.  And, don't forget to check out the new ABA Inside Track CE store!

Articles for next week:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2  

Episode 14 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 2

It's the second part of our shows on transitioning to adulthood and the challenges therein.  This week we return to our typical format and discuss two articles related to needed vocational skills: asking for assistance with a vocational task and using an iPhone cueing system to perform as a fire safety mascot.  Yes, you read that right: a fire safety mascot.  If research about inflatable suits with an iPhone Velcroed inside was on your wish list, consider this show your friendly genie.  And if you think the gifts stop there, you're in for a treat when Jackie shares her favorite Starbucks drink and Diana tells us what TV show she enjoys while falling asleep on the couch.  Is anything more representative of adulthood than overpriced coffee and bad TV? P.S. from Rob: Please don't tell me how The Wire ends.  Not cool, dude.

Articles discussed this episode:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Episode 13 - Transitioning to Adulthood, part 1

We were so astonished at the paucity of research related to teaching adolescents and adults with autism that we decided to put together two full episodes to raise awareness about the topic.  Our first episode summarizes many of the overall challenges that society and adults with autism will face in the coming years.  Start by listening to Jackie, Rob, and Diana grapple with the big issues by making fun of educational videos and smiling politely at another Rob Rant about the government.  End by listening to a fascinating interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt in which he discusses the life skills nobody is talking about (or training on!), which target academics have already become obsolete, the goal every behavior analyst should strive to achieve, and what social interaction will replace the high five in America.     

Articles discussed this episode:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2  

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

Episode 13 and 14 DOUBLE-ALBUM Preview

In this double-album edition of our preview episodes, we're talking about research on transitioning to adulthood for individuals with autism.  In addition to our typical review of research related to the subject, we've got an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, a leader in spreading awareness of the crisis that is special education services for adults.  On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.  Also, errata featuring a fun link from a listener about standard celeration charts.

Listen to the full episodes over the next two weeks (yes, back-to-back episodes) for maximum information and discussion.

Articles for next week:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2

And, while not a research article, a parent's perspective on the transition process:

"Luke's best chance: One man's fight for his autistic son" from Rolling Stone magazine

Articles for the week after that:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012

Episode 13+14 Preview Video

In this double-album edition of our preview episodes, we're talking about research on transitioning to adulthood for individuals with autism.  In addition to our typical review of research related to the subject, we've got an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, a leader in spreading awareness of the crisis that is special education services for adults.  

On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy.

Listen to the full episodes over the next two weeks (yes, back-to-back episodes) for maximum information and discussion.

Articles for next week:

Gerhardt, P.F. & Lainer, I.  (2011).  Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon.  Journal of Contemporary Psychoherapy, 41, 37-45.  doi 10.1007/s10879-010-9160-2

And, while not a research article, a parent's perspective on the transition process:

"Luke's best chance: One man's fight for his autistic son" from Rolling Stone magazine

Articles for the week after that:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012