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Tune in Saturday at 10 AM to DDI on Autism - 103.9 FM

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“Those with autistic traits may make good social psychologists!” A recent Yale study found that individuals with autism spectrum disorder traits are as good or even slightly better social psychologists than those who do not have traits of autism. Join my chat with Anton Gollwitzer, who, with senior author John Bargh, analyzed the results of an online quiz taken by 6595 respondents from 104 countries. Participants attempted to predict how people, in general, will react in a social situation—what Gollwitzer calls "Social Psychological Skill”. Surprisingly, those with ASD traits had slightly better scores on these questions than those without those traits. Tomorrow’s discussion will provide context and explore the puzzling ‘why’ behind these findings and their far-reaching implications!

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“Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community”

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism ‘is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Romas, as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options.

Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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