Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and media personality Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson launches a new Autism Live segment called â€śEmPOWERing Autism Parentsâ€ť this Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Online PR News – 16-October-2013 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The segment will air during the 10:00 a.m. (PDT) hour on www.autism-live.com. â€śEmPOWERing Autism Parentsâ€ť provides motivation for parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and inspiring tips on how to address the challenges. Viewers can also watch â€śEmpowering Autism Parentsâ€ť on its YouTube channel.
Alspaugh-Jackson is the co-host of Autism Liveâ€™s one-hour web show, â€śLetâ€™s Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy,â€ť which broadcasts each Wednesday at 11:00 am (PDT).
She is also an autism parent and the executive director of ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to care and treatment to children whose families cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their highest potential. Alspaugh-Jackson is an Emmy award-winning television producer and executive who pioneered the magazine program format with Westinghouseâ€™s PM Magazine. She served as executive producer for several nationally syndicated programs, including LEEZA. She has been honored with the United Press International Award, the Associated Press Award, the Gabriel Award, and the Genesis Award and was named one of the Hollywood Reporters â€śWomen to Watch.â€ť Nancy co-authored Not Your Motherâ€™s Midlife: A Ten Step guide to Fearless Aging (Andrews McMeel) and Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). She wrote and performed the stage show â€śBoomer Babesâ€ť and does motivational speaking to sold out audiences around the country.
Nancy says her life changed drastically when her 12-year-old adopted son, Wyatt, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. She saw an urgent need for families to have an outlet for advice and assistance in order to cope with this devastating disorder.
â€śI have found myself on the kitchen floor, cryingâ€¦begging God to show me the way. Other times, I find myself singing and dancing with joy. Autism truly is a journey. We, as parents, need to know that this is not a disabilityâ€¦but, instead, an opportunity to empower ourselves.â€ť
For more information about Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, visit www.nancyalspaughjackson.com.
About Autism Live
Autism Live is an interactive web show providing support, resources, information, facts, entertainment, and inspiration to parents, teachers, and practitioners working with children on the autism spectrum. Autism Live is sponsored in part by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., one of the worldâ€™s largest and most effective autism treatment providers offering evidence-based, state-of-the-art services to individuals of all ages. For more information about Autism Live, visit www.autism-live.com.