Every holiday season, Convaid | R82 look to ways to be of greater service by affording those who cannot access our products through traditional channels an opportunity to obtain pediatric mobility, walking, standing, gait training, transportation or hygiene products by way of contest or donation. In continuance of this holiday tradition, Convaid | R82 will donate an R82 Wallaroo child restraint to a viewer of Autism Live, an interactive web talk show hosted by Shannon Penrod that provides support, resources, information, facts, entertainment and inspiration to parents, teachers and practitioners working with children on the Autism Spectrum.  Some episodes of the show have been seen by over one million viewers, such as 10 Early Signs of Autism.

The R82 Wallaroo has proved to be a child restraint of choice among families with a loved one living within the Autism spectrum.

Autism Live talk show host Shannon Penrod is the proud mother of Jem, a teenager who is lives with Autism. He was diagnosed at the age of 2-1/2 after having lost virtually all of his language and social skills. Helping her son on his journey through Autism became Shannon’s top priority – where she researched new diets, the legal ins and outs of special education law, finding funding for ABA therapy – and a universe of other topics that ultimately led to her first show in 2009, Everyday Autism Miracles. As she became her son’s best advocate, she became an advocate for many other families  An award-winning stand-up comedienne, director and author, Shannon’s goal is to provide families with information and hope while on their journey through autism.

Also affiliated with Autism Live is Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Center  for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and the Founder and President of the Board of Autism Care and Treatment Today (ACT Today).

UCLA-trained Dr. Granpeesheh is licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Texas, Virginia and Arizona State Boards of Psychologists as well as having her Behavior Analyst license and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, among many other professional certifications.  She has been providing behavioral therapy for children with autism since 1979. Some of her academic and civic associations include US Autism and Asperger’s Association, Autism File Journal and she is an active member of the Autism Human Rights and Discrimination Initiative Steering Committee, on the Practice Board of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International.  Dr. Granpeesheh co-chairs the Early Intervention sub-committee of the North Los Angeles County Taskforce of the Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders.

Dr. Granpeesheh is a published scientific author on issues concerning the diagnosis and treatment of Autism and currently oversees the behavioral treatment of over 1000 patients through CARD’s 20 clinic sites across the globe.

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