Autism 101: Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism expert and consultant, Linda Tortorelli shares an in-depth, easy to understand overview of what autism is, how it affects a child, and a brief overview of resources available to families.

Challenging Behavior Part 1

Join us for Part 1 of a 4-part series on challenging behavior with Dr. Cheryl Light Shriner, BCBA. This video explores WHY? The reasons behind the behavior.

What is sensory processing and integration?

Andrea Fanta, MS, OT, describes basic concepts for families and educators related to sensory processing and its 8 senses.

Andrea Fanta is a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Que es el procesamiento y la integracion sesorial?

Video educativo para padres y educadores sobre integracion sensorial y descripcion de los 8 sentidos.

Sleep and ASD

Dustin Haraden, MS, discusses normative patterns of sleep, factors that affect sleep, and strategies for developing healthy sleep routines and managing sleep-related challenges. Originally streamed on April 21, 2020.

Mr. Haraden is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He has conducted sleep related research and has conducted ASD assessments and programs for youth on the spectrum for TAP.

Picky Eaters: Tips and Strategies

Lisa Crane, MA CCC-SLP/L discusses common issues related to “picky eating” in children on the spectrum, provides strategies for encouraging trying new foods, and answers questions from viewers. Originally streamed on April 14, 2020.

For more tips and strategies to make the most of family mealtimes, go to:

Mealtime Minutes from the Family Resiliency Center

Social Thinking and Zoom & Online Media!

This short video is for students ages 8+ that are having zoom or online class meetings. The Social Thinking® vocabulary is applied to help students understand and navigate the hidden curriculum of participating in a zoom or online meeting in a very concrete way.

This video is presented by Joan Storey Gorsuch, BFA, M.Ed, Social Thinking® clinically trained, UCLA PEERS ® Certified Provider.

Mythbusters: Truths and Lies about Autism

Originally streamed on April 7, 2020.

What is autism anyway? What should I expect when I meet someone who is on the autism spectrum? Do I seek a diagnosis? Should we tell anyone? Does it look the same in boys versus girls? Families, friends, coworkers, employers- come and get all your questions answers as we set the record straight about the issues surrounding autism.

Presenters: Jeanne Kramer, SLP and TAP Resource Specialist and Hena Thakur, M.S. and doctoral candidate in psychology.

Expert Panel: Noa Hannah, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, BCBA and Speech Language Pathologist; Linda Tortorelli, Director of The Autism Program at University of Illinois; Amy Cohen, PhD, Director of Psychology Services.

Please note that due to a technical glitch, the recording begins several minutes into the presentation.