8 PERSON AUTISM PANEL, CITY COUNCIL RUNNER, ANTHONY MITCHEL

Show Summary: 8 person panel on autism Long discussion about autism, resources, Chat with Wichita City Council runner, Anthony Mitchell about local issues and why he’s the best candidate.
Taped Live in Wichita, KS January 20th, 2015.

Pre-Show: 
Hosts: Don, Joe, Joey, Robin, Michelle
Topics: 

  • Robin talks about legislation currently at the Topeka capitol – specifically about marijuana. Raising the “sin” tax which Robin thinks is “selective taxing”.
  • Joe talks about how taxes affect the local businesses.
  • Allowing beer and wine sales at your local grocery stores and big box stores? Does it drive up costs? Joe and Robin discuss opposite views.
  • Don shares that the 27th is last day to register to run for office in Wichita, KS.
1st Segment: 14:40
Hosts: Michelle, Dawn Eck
Guest: Davis Westbrock, samantha Westbrock, Emily Westbrock, Sherry Fallis, Jenn Brockman, Erin Warry.Topic: Autism and how it affects families, what resources are available locally, how difficult is it to raise someone with autism, and how hard is it to navigate the world with autism.
A panel of families who have a family member with autism.David (16) shares how he doesn’t notice being picked on, but his mom and sister (13) notice it all the time. Emily talks about hearing other kids put down her brother and other kids with special needs.Host Michelle shares how her own son has recently been diagnosed. She also admits to being a person who judged other parents for a child behaving badly, but now understands the difference between bad behavior and a meltdown.Erin shares how she’s an adult on the spectrum, in college and whom has had a long term romantic relationship. Has a twin brother. Points out that she is aware how difficult it is for her family – her brother specifically.

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