All About Autism Podcast 025: The Importance of Offering Choices to Individuals With Autism


In Episode 025 of the All About Autism Podcast, your hosts, Dave and Heather Eaton talk about the importance of offering choices to individuals with autism.

The All About Autism Podcast is talk radio for those desiring to be familiarized, energized, apprised, advised and empathized with regarding all things Autism. Your husband-and-wife hosts, Dave and Heather Eaton, bring you a weekly show with new releases every single Monday.

Show Notes:
1.) Introduction
2.) Autism in the News
– Miss America Pageant’s Miss Montana Has Autism
3.) Main Theme: The Importance of Offering Choices to Individuals With Autism
4.) Heather’s Happenings — a.k.a. — My Friend Bill
– Heather’s friend Bill reports on his cake-baking experience and sets a goal to try sledding
5.) Listener Feedback:
– Comment from Jeff Hammer of Indiana
– Question from Todd
– Question from Mark Callister
6.) Closing / Credits

Special thanks goes out to Jeff Hammer from Indiana, Todd, Mark Callister and Heather’s friend, Bill, for being a part of this week’s podcast. We’re grateful for your contributions.

Next week’s episode: Episode 026 will be released next Monday, February 4, 2013. Don’t miss it!

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One thought on “All About Autism Podcast 025: The Importance of Offering Choices to Individuals With Autism

  1. May I just say, I absolutely loved this episode! I started offering choices to my children at a very early age, and had constant criticism for it; because I’m the parent and need to act like it, or they believed the child was too young to choose. But when it’s a choice of “do you want to wear the blue shirt or the green shirt today?” it helps them learn to begin making decisions and thinking for themselves, regardless of whether the child/adult is on the spectrum or not.

    Anyway, I really appreciate the validation of this episode, and loved Dave’s comment about setting the parameters of the choices (because that keeps it age or skill appropriate) so they can experience the natural consequences.

    Love, love, loved this! Thank you!

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