Autism Awareness: Music, Comedy and Brain Science
Author: Lynette Louise : Contact: lynettelouise.com
Published: 2012-03-06 : (Rev. 2018-09-19)
Synopsis and Key Points:
Autism expert Lynette Louise raises awareness and offers answers around the world as therapist author speaker and neurofeedback specialist.
CRAZY TO SANE with Lynette Louise offered FREE in April - Autism Awareness Month.
Autism is broadly defined as a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism.
Global autism expert Lynette Louise raises awareness and offers actionable autism answers around the world as a therapist, author, speaker and neurofeedback specialist. But her favorite way to spread this important information is with music and comedy. In her one-woman musical comedy CRAZY TO SANE she has found a way to offer a guilt-free outing while gifting audiences with answers and inspiration.
Why comedy and singing?
Louise raised eight children; six were adopted and four were on the spectrum of autism. As a sensory and socially challenged individual herself she found that stand-up and music were a great way to pay the bills, learn social skills and remember to laugh! Louise says of CRAZY TO SANE, "...it is also a tribute to the parents of autism. They are a wonderful part of my world."
Did you say Brain Science?
Louise tried tons of therapies while raising her brood. With so many challenged children, and by being challenged herself, she was in a unique position to observe and understand the pros and cons of each different technique on a variety of brains. Eventually she discovered biofeedback for the brain - neurofeedback - and she was hooked. This modality was congruent with her beliefs and observations. And it worked! Louise fell in love with the brain and went on to become board certified in neurofeedback. She is now pursuing her doctorate in psychophysiology.
Okay. But comedy, singing AND brain science! Huh?
Louise explains this marriage best herself in CRAZY TO SANE. Exampling some of the stims and repetitious behaviors she has seen in autistic children and adults around the world, she stops and, out of breath, exclaims, "Being autistic is exhausting!" She goes on to explain how a high number of delta waves in our brains can make behaving strangely just a coping mechanism for focusing. "It's like your neurons are smoking pot!" she explains.
During Autism Awareness Month (April), Louise offers her show FREE of charge as part of her crusade to share answers and understanding in the world of autism. If you have a support group, non-profit organization or a group of curious friends, Louise will perform at your function for the price of hotel, travel and a small fee for her accompanist.
Living with autism is challenging. Learning about autism is challenging. Brain science is challenging. Inviting friends and family to a comedy show that offers all three of these with humor, honesty, a lifetime of understanding and actionable tips is a no brainer! To ask Louise to talk to your group or to set up a performance in your town contact Louise directly.
Contact: Lynette Louise MS, BCN-T, CBS PhD in M.O.M, 713-213-7682, www.lynettelouise.com
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- 2 - Autism Risk in Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders : IntegraGen (2012/05/17)
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- 4 - Sounds Help Children with Autism Develop Speech and Gestures : University of Gothenburg (2016/02/25)
- 5 - Accessing Services a Huge Problem for Parents of Children with Autism : Queen Mary, University of London (2016/03/15)
- 6 - Obesity Rate Difference in Children With and Without Autism : Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus (2016/10/17)
- 7 - Shakespeare Helps Children with Autism Communicate : Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2016/10/13)
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