Taleen Khatchadourian – Empower Chicly with Guest Host Olympia
Taleen Khatchadourian is President of the Armenian Autism Outreach Project and a former Regional Center Board Member. She sat down with guest-host Olympia Megrikyan and gave us the breakdown with California’s Regional Center, insurance (getting your co-pays covered), generic services, schools’ responsibility, non-profit organizations, and advocacy for your child.
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BONUS EPISODE: Finding Support- Why it’s important & Where to find it!
Kristine, who has two boys on the spectrum, is a board member who specializes in Support for AAOP (Armenian Autism Outreach Project) and she sat with guest host Olympia Megrikyan and talked about why support is necessary, her own experience with support, and where to find it.
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Armenian Enough – Interview of Taleen Khatchadourian
Most of us are in the habit of making snap judgments about others with very little information. It’s a shortcut our brains frequently use to conserve energy. But what we often miss when we do so is the acknowledgement and recognition of the humanity of the person standing before us. Autism Spectrum Disorder is, on one level, an opportunity to look deeper; to admit that our understanding is severely limited by our own perceptions and biases; and an appeal to be our most compassionate selves with those who may be different from us. Aside from being a wealth of information on ASD, Taleen is unflinchingly honest and vulnerable in sharing her experiences as a parent of a child with Autism.
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