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.
Hosts: Don, Joe, Joey, Robin, Michelle
- 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.
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.
Hosts: Michelle, Dawn
Jenn gets emotional trying to address Emily’s kindness and difficulty with being David’s sister. Then, shares why she took on a blog about parenting kids with autism and other special needs. Shares about who the guests have been on her radio show and the blog.The panel discuss’ the process of being diagnosed and being thrown to the wolves without resources.
The schools don’t know what to offer or how to offer it.
Guests & Contact info:
Jenn Brockman Blog – www.specialneedskidstalkradio.com
Topic: Anthony Mitchell talks about running for Wichita City Council – city transportation, community connection (grew up in the neighborhood), Hosts give advice to Anthony about what they are looking for and Don shares his chat with Anthony pre-show about city issues.Guest: Anthony Mitchell – running for Wichita, KS City Council Member District II