Kids with autism who are fluently verbal also struggle with communication. When you add in traits like concrete thinking and inflexibility, it can be tough for them to make connections with others, inside and outside the family. Join Dr. Ali Griffith and Penny Williams as they discuss strategies to foster the parent-child connection with your child with autism, as well as social connections. Dr. Ali speaks on this subject from the expert perspective of a speech-language pathologist and audiologist, and also as a mom who is living it herself.
Dr. Alisha “Ali” Griffith is an autism parenting expert, strategist, and coach. As a compassionate professionally trained educator, speech language pathologist, and audiologist for nearly two decades, she has worked in schools, homes, offices, and in her own practice connecting those with sensory challenges. Through her work, Dr. Ali has helped many to SHIFT their self-talk towards BELIEVING in their unique strengths and gifts.
In August 2016, Dr. Alisha Griffith added #1 Best-Selling author to her list of credentials with her book AU-MAZING GIFT: A Journey to Autism Acceptance. She is an Autism Mom Coach, Communication Expert and dynamic Motivational Speaker, due to her authentic practice of applying her passion, willingness to serve others, and her dedication to ignite a change to autism acceptance and inclusion, globally. She is a maverick and catalyst for bold changes, a great connector within the autism community and igniter of positive energy. Dr. Ali has created a movement to shift inner dialogues from negative to positive with appreciation through the power of listening and embracing differences and unique gifts. Dr. Ali previously launched two other programs, So Smart Kids, Inc., and a 501 c (3) non-profit organization, Smart Fit Fam. Both are programs that inspire, educate and transform children and families on the autism spectrum on wellness, nutrition and fitness. She believes the KEYS to parenting success are maintaining a positive mindset, finding your strengths and gifts through life’s journey and powerfully staying in ACTION.