Halloween and Autism: “Tricks” to Make Halloween a “Treat”

By Karen Kabaki-Sisto, M.S. CCC-SLP Bring on Halloween! - the holiday that sets kids on a quest for near-limitless assortments of candy while dressed as their favorite characters, princesses, and superheroes! But sometimes kids with autism may feel excluded, especially due to confusion about acceptable communication and social skills. As a Speech-Language Pathologist and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) instructor for over 20 years, every Halloween I see kids’ and parents’ frustration. Here are some “tricks” to make Halloween a carefree … [Read more...]

Episode 1:
When Did You Find Out?

Welcome to Episode 1 of Jame's Sullivan's 'Tud' Sense! Part one you'll find out how James learned that he is an Aspergian. I just know that you'll  find his answers candid, articulate and witty. Part two, James shares his tude views about a book, movie...or whatever tickles his fancy. In this episode, discover James' Halloween Playlist: Bump Here Come the Mummies Bump in the Night The Allstars Friday the 13th Part 3 Theme H. Manfredini Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. It's Halloween-Lo-Ween Vasile Sirli Skeletons In My … [Read more...]

Spooky Character Voices: Ice Monster

MEET: The Ice Monster He has released him from his tomb of ice...and he's hungry! … [Read more...]

Spooky Character Voices: Zombie

MEET: The Boiling Cauldron We want to help you get in the mood for a geektacular Halloween! Jonathan went into the recording booth to come up with this 'spooky' character voice for you. It's tough to be a Zombie! Besides being part of the unliving, they happen to be the WORST joke tellers.... Q: Where do you go to buy a Zombie? A: The MONstore. … [Read more...]

Spooky Character Voices: The Boiling Cauldron

MEET: The Boiling Cauldron We want to help you get in the mood for a geektacular Halloween! Jonathan went into the recording booth to come up with this 'spooky' character voice for you. Listen to the witch's kooky incantation... Eye of blue Tail of fish Wing of bat Mmmmm….tasty dish Rubble, rubble by the double Light it up And watch it bubble! Can you say it too? (Don't forget the witch's cackle :) ) … [Read more...]

Spooky Character Voices: Bouncy Beast of Horror

MEET: The Bouncy House of Horrors We want to help you get in the mood for a geektacular Halloween! Jonathan's sharing some of his favorite kooky (and spooky) character voices with you. Meet the Bouncy Beast of Horror (and its lawyer) he voiced for AndyZ's The Grand Scream of Things. But be quick or beware the slime wedgies... … [Read more...]