Autism affects every family differently. There are no two individuals with autism just alike. Tosha Rollins, LPC knows this very well, as she has personal experience as an autism parent with two sons on the spectrum. Every autism parent and child on the spectrum has very individualized needs.
What is Autism in Action? It is a podcast & supportive facebook group offering families additional support and resources for all things autism. Tosha Rollins has over 20 years navigating the autism maze and experience personally and professionaly to help families find the resources, services, and support they need. You can find these resources, services, and support here on the Autism in Action Podcast.
Tosha's newest book, Autism Unspoken Until Now, was published in the fall of 2019. This book is an emotional collection of memoirs from moms to moms with children on the autism spectrum. You can purchase the book here.
The Autism in Action Facebook Group is a place where families can can stay connected. Join Here
"I have a desire to help families all across the globe learn to navigate through the world of autism. Resources, services, and support can make all the difference in a child's life. " ~ Tosha Rollins, LPC
About the Podcast Hosts:
Based in the Pickens County area in South Carolina, Tosha has over 20 years' experience as a special needs parent. In January of 2018, she started Rollins Counseling, LLC, a private practice offering counseling services to her community. In 2019 she noticed through her personal and professional experience the growing gap in transitional services for autism and launched the Autism in Action Podcast to help families connect with resources, services, and support. In 2020 she created Rollins Coaching, offering parents an individualized approach to creating a strategic life plan for their children, and transitional coaching for young adults that need goal-oriented action steps to move forward into adulthood with supportive services. In 2021 she began Rollins Consulting, which provides an educational curriculum for professionals serving the autism community.
Based in the Puget Sound area in Washington State, Chris has over 8 years' experience as a special educator where he developed a thriving high school life skills and community-based learning program in the Kent School District. In September of 2019, he started Life Skills Advocate, a transition support company where he provides local and virtual executive functioning and life skills coaching as well as academic and vocational support to teens and adults with diverse learning needs.
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Additional information about autism can be found here:
- National Autism Society Toolkits
- GAP MAP BY STANFORD
- SC Autism Society
- Upstate Young Adult Aspies Meetup Group
- UNUMB Center
- DIAGNOSTICS & ASSESSMENTS
- SC Vocational Rehabilitation
- Engaged Employment
- Greenville CAN
- Champion Autism Network
- ASD Virtual Library - US Dept Educ
- ASD SC Statewide Directory
- CDS Greenville SC
- My Autism Guide - Autism Speaks
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Greenville SC
- CRISIS TEXT LINE
- SUICIDE AND AUTISM
- Autism In Action Podcast
- Transition Alliance of South Carolina
- The Arc of South Carolina
- Family Connection South Carolina
- Special Olympics SC
- University of SC
- SC Dept. of Education
- Springbrook Behavioral Health
- Converge Autism Summit
- Legal Blog
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Podcast & Books
Autismology: An Autism Dictionary
Autismology: An Autism Dictionary, coming out on Dec. 13th this year. It is currently available for preorder here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autismology-tosha-rollins/1141379971 as well as amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Future Horizons Publishing website.
The useful definitions and explanations in Autismology are a 'just right' blend of straightforward, practical, and solidly research-based. This important resource will be helpful to so many people: autistic individuals, parents and other relatives of a child impacted by autism, students, counselors and therapists, educators, and medical personnel. I recommend it to those new to autism as well as seasoned families and professionals. I'm confident readers will be better prepared to effectively make use of resources, gain confidence as they navigate the world of autism, and broaden their perspective of the rich, ever-evolving world of neurodiversity.
Debra Moore, Ph.D., Psychologist, Co-Author with Dr. Temple Grandin of The Loving Push (2016, 2022), and Navigating Autism (2021).
"Autismology is a much needed resource for parents and people living with autism. Capturing key phrases in the increasingly accepted neurodiversity movement, Tosha gives readers much needed information to better navigate the complex medical systems affecting the care of themselves or loved ones. Tosha gives readers a fresh perspective on the ever growing culture of neurodiversity. She provides readers the language of autism, a much needed step in solidifying a movement that has been around for almost 30 years. This work is necessary for any professional working with mental health who wishes to serve people with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder remains ever pressingly challenging to live with and this text is a much needed edition to understanding the language of its increasingly accepted culture "
-Sean M Inderbitzen LCSW, therapist and person on the ASD spectrum