Three staff members (smiling)

Topic: Katie Gandy/Playground Communication Boards Project

Our guest tomorrow is Katie Gandy. Katie is a Board Member of the Howard County Public School System in Maryland and a member of the Howard County Autism Society. Katie spearheaded the Playground Communication Boards Project to foster inclusion and communication among neurotypical and children on the spectrum during playtime. 

Katie is also working on a follow-up initiative to create and donate a mobile version of the playground communication boards for library settings. This is an especially upbeat and encouraging chat. Listeners will surely want to tune in!

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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. 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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