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Embrace The Amazing- Autism and Disability Self-Advocate
MARCH 2019 BLOGS
The Power Of Surrender: The Distinction Between Quitting For No Reason And Knowing Your Limits In Order to Gain Insight Into One’s Greatest Potential
Blog # 2- Knowing Your Strengths and Talents To Change The World- The Power of Autism In Modulating The Technological and Universal Changes In Society
Hypothyroidism and Autism: What’s the Connection Between the Endocrine System and the Nervous System In Terms of Pregnant Women and Newborns ?
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases: Graves’ vs. Hashimoto’s- Why It is Important to Understand And What I Learned from Personal Experience
Blog # 5- Gerontological Research Needed to Gain A Further Understanding of Autism in Older Adults
Blog # 6- Autism and Epilepsy: My Personal Connection And How It Has Changed My Outlook on Life in a Better Perspective
Blog # 7- Social Problems in the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
APRIL 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 8- A Conundrum Between Autism and Employment- We Need to Help People with Autism Gain Employment and Stop Unemployment and Underemployment
Blog # 9- Which U.S. State Has the Highest Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnoses?
MAY 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 10- Thyroid Cell Therapy as a Means to Treat Hypothyroidism?
Blog # 11- Utilizing a Person-Centered Approach to Care for Older Adults with Dementia
Blog # 12- How Early Can A Child Be Diagnosed with Autism?
Blog # 13- Insight into the Medical Management of Children and Adults with Epilepsy
Blog # 14- A Possible Real Life Application Case Study on a Person with Thyroid Disease
JUNE 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 15- Gait and Disability Risk in Older Adults
Blog # 16- Autism And That “Gut” Feeling
JULY 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 17- Conceptualizing The Essential Principles of Aging in the Context of People with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
Blog # 18- Autism and Aging Trends- Prevalence Estimates from 2004-2018- What Does the Future Indicate Going Forward?
Blog # 19- The Cardiovascular Endocrine Connection: The Correlation Between Thyroid Hormone and the Heart
AUGUST 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 20- Vocational Rehabilitation As The Stepping Stone To Regaining Employment
SEPTEMBER 2019 BLOGS
Blog # 21: Autism Does Not Cease After Growing Up
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
What is Epilepsy? What are Seizures?
Basics of EEG
What is a Thyroid? What is Thyroid Disease?
What is Hyperthyroidism? What is Graves’ Disease?
What is Hypothyroidism? What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
What is Thyroid Cancer?
Presentations and Video Modules
Audio Recording # 1: Needs of Older Adults with Autism and How Research is Needed
Audio Recording # 2: ASD and Child Prodigies- Similarities, Differences, and Implications for Advocacy
Audio Recording # 3: Be Your Own Health Advocate- An Introduction
Audio Recording # 4: Power of True Grit in People with Disabilities
Audio Recording # 5: Autism and Aging- What Do We Know So Far?
Audio Recording # 6- Explaining the Electroencephalogram (EEG) Test in the Context of Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders
SCREEN MODULES AND PRESENTATIONS
Ryan’s Voice- Professional Screening Presentation
Screen Recording # 2- Levothyroxine Usage and Hypothyroidism- Personal and Medical Experience
Screen Recording # 3- Thyroid Function Tests- Basics Explained by Ryan K. Litchfield
Resources Cited and Credited
Gerontological and Geriatric Views- Ryan’s Perspective
Implementing Education and Research in Higher Education to Address the Gerontological and Geriatric Needs of Older Adults in the United States
Introduction to Aging
What Does it Mean to Age Successfully in Today’s Society Utilizing the Viewpoints of Rowe and Kahn?
Ryan’s Voice In The Press
Health Awareness and Advocacy
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