Results Matter Radio Hosts a Roundtable on Autism for Business RadioX®

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Results Matter Radio Host Elizabeth Gordon and Burr & Forman’s Jim McCarten discuss autism with leaders in the field.

Jim McCarten, Donna Johnson, David Glass & J-Jaye Hurley

it’s amazing how many people don’t reach out and who end up feeling isolated and alone

On Tuesday April 23rd, 2013, Elizabeth Gordon, host of Results Matter radio on Business RadioX® and Burr & Forman Partner Jim McCarten were joined in-studio by David Glass with Glass Financial Group, Donna Johnson, the Coordinator of the Georgia Autism Statewide Plan at the Center for Leadership in Disability, and J-Jaye Hurley, the Autism Response Team Coordinator for the southeast region of Autism Speaks to talk about financial planning, early detection and available therapies for families dealing with autism.

Each member of the panel openly shared their personal experiences as parents of a child with autism or a disability in order to help listeners who have had a child diagnosed, or think they may need to take their child in for screening.

Donna Johnson noted that 1 in 84 children in Georgia have been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum and said that early detection is key. She, along with the other panelists also discussed the importance of the transition from childhood and family services to adult services for autism.

J-Hay Hurley encouraged families who have gotten an autism diagnosis to get the 100 Day Kit from the Autism Speaks website and said that often people in the more rural areas of Georgia don’t have a lot of guidance or local resources.

Jim McCarten discussed the later diagnosis his family experienced and encourage families to join support groups and take advantage of programs resources. He added, “it’s amazing how many people don’t reach out and who end up feeling isolated and alone”. He continued by noting how helpful it is to reach out and connect with others who have shared experiences.

David Glass joined the discussion to talk about the need for financial planning for the childhood years, but also into adulthood as many on the autism spectrum will need services throughout their lives. The panel agreed and also discussed the need for parents of autistic children to have a solid plan in place for care after their own deaths.

To learn more about autism and the guests and organizations featured, listen to the complete interview on the Results Matter Radio page for Business RadioX®

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