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Radio Show Topic: "Active Engagement" Instructional Model Making Cooking Accessible to All

Traditionally, people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are the “passive recipients” of meals prepared by others. However, everyone, regardless of ability level, should be able to make choices concerning the food they eat. We can all learn to prepare food or to actively participate in food preparation for ourselves and others.

Tomorrow’s conversation features author and nutritionist Janice Goldschmidt, MPH, MS, RD, LDN. As Director of Nutrition Services at Community Support Services, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD), Janice has worked on the identification, classification, and treatment of eating disorders for populations with special needs. Her research has appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as in the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group Newsletter.

Join us as we reflect on a new instructional model called ‘Active Engagement.’ Based on a framework of good nutritional principles and evidence-based instructional practices, Active Engagement, in relation to food preparation, is making the creative triumphs and delectable satisfaction of cooking accessible to all!

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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 conversations 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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