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“It is my goal that the children being diagnosed with Autism today will not look back and their therapies and say, ‘Why did you do that?’ They are going to say, Thank You!”

CEO of Hope Education Jessica Leichtweisz explains purpose of the new Youtube TV Show, Bridge the Gap! <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

hey guys it’s Jess
so I am sitting here and I am super
super excited because I have something
really amazing happening tonight and I
wanted to share with you and ask you for
your support in helping this just be
what I think could be really
life-changing and he had asked thanks
for jumping on so I have been working
with children with autism for the past
twelve years and when I first started
working with kids of autism there was
this idea that children with autism
could recover the idea that if kids got
40 hours of intensive ABA treatment per
week that they would do well and that
they would go on to live happy and
successful lives but here’s the thing
when I first worked started working with
kids with autism that was in 2008 which
means that adults with autism at that
time would have been born in 1990 so
here’s the thing in in 1990 only one out
of 10,000 people had autism so
essentially there was really no
community of adults of autism when I
first started working with cats and
everyone was embracing this idea autism
can recover and you have currents that
are devastated because the reality is is
that no one knew like what would be the
future of all these children who are
being diagnosed with autism all of a
sudden now autism went to like 1 in 150
and then it was one in a hundred then it
was one in 70 and I was one in 56 and
everyone really didn’t know you know
what’s gonna happen to these kids and
they grew up like yes there were studies
that showed 40% of kids were gonna be
able to go to kindergarten and we’re
gonna start without start kindergarten
without supports of a special aid well
that was what was going to be considered
recovering from autism but where
children with autism gonna grow up to
adults with autism that went to school
were they gonna be able to have jobs
were they gonna be able to work really
nobody knew and there was no adult
community with autism to look to and to
turn to and so fast forward today you
know Facebook is around autism now all
the kids that were diagnosed with autism
in their early 2000s they’re all adults
today and Facebook has unified that
community of adults with autism and a
lot of them
back at the therapies that they got as
children and they’re really really
against them in fact they’re really
against some of the things that I did
and if you look at like ABA people who
go into helping kids with autism you
know we have we had really good
intentions and our hearts were really
good we thought we were doing the right
thing but today there’s a really big
divide in the autism community between
adults with autism who are rejecting
professionals and looking back and
saying you know why are you trying to
force us to be someone we’re not why
can’t you just accept this who we are
you know why can’t you just accept the
fact that we like to flap our hands or
we have different interests than you and
the truth is is that there’s this huge
huge gap between people who want to
recover kids from autism and people who
want to be accepted for who they are and
most professionals are just ignoring
these adults with autism who are saying
we didn’t like the way these therapies
were we didn’t like what you did to us
and the truth is is that a lot of the
autism treatments they have a really
dark history you know today we don’t do
the things we did but ABA the first
autism what I do the first treatment for
autism was really developed by dr. Lobos
in 1987 the idea that if you punish
behaviors you don’t want to see any
reward behaviors you do want to see
you’ll start to get more behaviors you
want to see and less behaviors you don’t
want to see but a lot of the therapies
were really really traumatic that kids
received you know kids even even even
once the extent in 1987 where kids were
getting electric shocks yeah odd ass
yeah they’re in the first camp right
they got these really bad therapies well
most people aren’t doing that today the
world has really changed that a lot of
even the things that I did when I first
started working with kids with autism
I’ve had some of the best training but
my training came from the person who is
one of the original people who
implemented that first study so
everything was done repetitively you had
to ask a kid what’s your name ten times
so you can get to that ten trials and
get your data and it didn’t really make
any sense and children were being forced
to do things they were frustrated you
know we use what was called manual
prompting we’ve said that we were you
know helping children to engage in
correct responses by helping
then guide them hand over hand the truth
is if we were physically forcing kids to
do things we wanted them to do and no
one’s really talking about it no one’s
really talking about the fact that
adults with autism are looking back and
what happened to them and saying we
don’t like it well the truth is is that
children with autism learn differently
then children who don’t have autism then
neurotypical people and so are people
with autism they tend to learn
differently and so there is a way that
we can help them to learn and as written
the same hint the principles of behavior
the same type of science but it doesn’t
have to look like it did in 1987 and you
know most professionals with autism
they’re just disregarding these adults
with autism who are giving feedback
saying this worked and this didn’t work
you know I do truly believe that
everyone deserves to reach their fullest
potential
you know it’s my mission in my company
that I want everyone to maximize their
potential and I want everyone to be the
best possible version of themselves and
for kids that are good that are
diagnosed with autism that’s going to
mean the teachers have to teach in a
different way because people with autism
they tend to not learn from their
environment the attendants said to learn
by being taught skills directly but I’m
also committed to making sure that I’m
not doing it in a way that causes so
much from them and that when someone
looks back at what I am as adults
they’re not going to be saying why did
you try to change me and why couldn’t
you just accept me so you know I really
was thinking and praying about well what
can we do you know what can we do about
the fact that these adults with autism
are saying just accept us and that these
teachers and parents are desperate for
help and desperate for answers and want
to help their children live to their
fullest potential and they’re saying hey
please help my child recover and you
can’t tell the mother whose five world
is banging their head on the floor you
know we’ll autism is not something to be
cured or autism assessment to be
recovered you know yes we’re gonna treat
behaviors we’re gonna treat children
we’re gonna treat symptoms the same way
we would have anything else but we’re
also gonna respect who a person is we’re
gonna respect their integrity you know
and I’m gonna take a stand and be the
first one in my field to say it’s not
okay to physically force a child to do
something you don’t want to do
you know in just looking at this week
alone we see that you know meaning
teachers who were well intended
unfortunately a child was restrained and
in he died as a result and it’s just not
acceptable you know it’s not acceptable
there’s no reason a child needs to be
sitting at a table and you know being
trained like animals and people say well
ABA therapy you’re training children
like you are dogs next really true for
how most of the time people implement
ABA and that’s true for most autism
treatments but it doesn’t have to be
true you know there’s a way in which I
believe as professionals we can hold
people to their highest standard and we
can teach them in a way that they can
learn but respect who they are as people
and in order to help bridge that gap
between what really autism treatment
looked like what it should look I’m
partnering with adults with autism and
the first time anyone’s ever doing this
as a professional I’m gonna be
interviewing and starting a show it’s
called bridge the gap I already have a
few episodes recorded and let me tell
you they’re just amazing I just started
recording this show in the last couple
weeks I will never ever ever implement
my treatment the same I’ve learned so
much and I’ve been so humbled in just
the past two weeks speaking to adults
with autism and asking them how do you
want to be treated how do you want to be
taught and it’s time that like
professionals
listen you know there doesn’t have to be
the gap in the autism community there
doesn’t have to be this division of
acceptance and recovery if autism
professionals just listened and I think
that this show is not only for autism
professionals but it’s for the entire
world to see in the entire world to
listen to finally say you know listen to
what people have to say and I said you
know one of the people in the show and
my show is premiering tonight at 9:00
p.m. Eastern Time that’s why I’m doing
this face book live I want to let you
know about it it’s gonna be going on
every Sunday at 9 p.m.
you know I interviewed someone named
Ryan Schindler and he said I am so
freaking tired of people telling me I’m
an inspiration because I have autism
he’s like and I went to college he’s
like I’m just living my life he and and
how true is that and you know when
there’s thing there’s so many people who
have spoken to now
a bunch of interviews I can’t wait for
you guys to hear these interviews
because their reality is is that I don’t
think anyone is ever going to look at
people that are living with autism or
any sort of learning difference or
struggle again you know the same way and
I want everyone to hear this because
it’s time as a society we stopped making
everyone conform to a certain way that
we believe to be true and it’s time I
think that teachers realize that there’s
a way to help kids there’s a way to help
people and make sure that they reach
their fullest potential without making
him because someone they’re not and I’m
so excited to share this with you I’ve
been just I think this is gonna this
show I just really believe it’s gonna
have a massive impact not only you know
in my life and it has already for me but
also just in how everyone with autism is
treated it’s my goal that the generation
of children who are being diagnosed with
autism today will not grow up look back
at their therapies and say why did you
do that they’re gonna say thank you so
that’s my goal I really just want
everyone if you’re on this this show
please please please watch this show
tonight again it’s gonna be airing at 9
p.m. YouTube it’s gonna be premiering it
I’m gonna have a watch party we can
watch it together right on my Facebook
page you know if you or face a profile
if you are watching this in the
recording if you’re watching this on
YouTube parent training videos calm
that’s the name of my youtube channel
you can go on that subscribe and every
week you’re gonna be so inspired by
these people and who really and and not
only inspired right that’s it someone
said is don’t don’t try to don’t look at
me as an inspiration I’m just a person
I’m just like you you know I look
honestly back and if I adult adult did
to me what I used to do to children when
I was teaching them I probably would
have hit them right the reality of it is
is that we have to stop looking at
people with disabilities or people that
are different than us as less than human
because that’s that’s the truth is in
order to actually treat someone
differently we have to dehumanize them
and it’s trying time I think as a
society we came together and just accept
it and love everyone for who they are
and who they choose to be so I’m so
excited about the premiere of my show
tonight
I just absolutely believe it’s gonna
have an impact on the entire way in
which autism treatment is done that we
in the US but internationally so current
training videos calm you can come onto
my watch party at 9 p.m.
subscribe to the channel because there’s
gonna be a show every week it’s just
amazing some of the people who I brought
on this show is just incredible
incredible people who are just doing
incredible things and have such a value
to share with you so please join that
share this tell everybody you know you
know anyone who has a child with any
learning differences any teachers you
know doctors anyone who’s a librarian
anyone who is a police officer a
firefighter it’s time people learned and
listened you know I can teach you about
autism theoretically and I can teach you
about behavior but I’m a teacher there’s
no better way to learn about autism than
directly from people who have autism so
thank you guys so much for listening to
this I really appreciate it I really
hope that you’re gonna love the out
of this show it’s premiering 9:00 p.m.
tonight go to my youtube channel parent
training videos calm so you can never
miss an episode it’s really going to be
amazing so thanks guys stay tuned and
thanks for everyone for listening
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you

Announcing Bridge the Gap! The new Autism TV show everyone is talking about! FMdIsjZp_YI

hey guys it’s Jess
so I am sitting here and I am super
super excited because I have something
really amazing happening tonight and I
wanted to share with you and ask you for
your support in helping this just be
what I think could be really
life-changing and he had asked thanks
for jumping on so I have been working
with children with autism for the past
twelve years and when I first started
working with kids of autism there was
this idea that children with autism
could recover the idea that if kids got
40 hours of intensive ABA treatment per
week that they would do well and that
they would go on to live happy and
successful lives but here’s the thing
when I first worked started working with
kids with autism that was in 2008 which
means that adults with autism at that
time would have been born in 1990 so
here’s the thing in in 1990 only one out
of 10,000 people had autism so
essentially there was really no
community of adults of autism when I
first started working with cats and
everyone was embracing this idea autism
can recover and you have currents that
are devastated because the reality is is
that no one knew like what would be the
future of all these children who are
being diagnosed with autism all of a
sudden now autism went to like 1 in 150
and then it was one in a hundred then it
was one in 70 and I was one in 56 and
everyone really didn’t know you know
what’s gonna happen to these kids and
they grew up like yes there were studies
that showed 40% of kids were gonna be
able to go to kindergarten and we’re
gonna start without start kindergarten
without supports of a special aid well
that was what was going to be considered
recovering from autism but where
children with autism gonna grow up to
adults with autism that went to school
were they gonna be able to have jobs
were they gonna be able to work really
nobody knew and there was no adult
community with autism to look to and to
turn to and so fast forward today you
know Facebook is around autism now all
the kids that were diagnosed with autism
in their early 2000s they’re all adults
today and Facebook has unified that
community of adults with autism and a
lot of them
back at the therapies that they got as
children and they’re really really
against them in fact they’re really
against some of the things that I did
and if you look at like ABA people who
go into helping kids with autism you
know we have we had really good
intentions and our hearts were really
good we thought we were doing the right
thing but today there’s a really big
divide in the autism community between
adults with autism who are rejecting
professionals and looking back and
saying you know why are you trying to
force us to be someone we’re not why
can’t you just accept this who we are
you know why can’t you just accept the
fact that we like to flap our hands or
we have different interests than you and
the truth is is that there’s this huge
huge gap between people who want to
recover kids from autism and people who
want to be accepted for who they are and
most professionals are just ignoring
these adults with autism who are saying
we didn’t like the way these therapies
were we didn’t like what you did to us
and the truth is is that a lot of the
autism treatments they have a really
dark history you know today we don’t do
the things we did but ABA the first
autism what I do the first treatment for
autism was really developed by dr. Lobos
in 1987 the idea that if you punish
behaviors you don’t want to see any
reward behaviors you do want to see
you’ll start to get more behaviors you
want to see and less behaviors you don’t
want to see but a lot of the therapies
were really really traumatic that kids
received you know kids even even even
once the extent in 1987 where kids were
getting electric shocks yeah odd ass
yeah they’re in the first camp right
they got these really bad therapies well
most people aren’t doing that today the
world has really changed that a lot of
even the things that I did when I first
started working with kids with autism
I’ve had some of the best training but
my training came from the person who is
one of the original people who
implemented that first study so
everything was done repetitively you had
to ask a kid what’s your name ten times
so you can get to that ten trials and
get your data and it didn’t really make
any sense and children were being forced
to do things they were frustrated you
know we use what was called manual
prompting we’ve said that we were you
know helping children to engage in
correct responses by helping
then guide them hand over hand the truth
is if we were physically forcing kids to
do things we wanted them to do and no
one’s really talking about it no one’s
really talking about the fact that
adults with autism are looking back and
what happened to them and saying we
don’t like it well the truth is is that
children with autism learn differently
then children who don’t have autism then
neurotypical people and so are people
with autism they tend to learn
differently and so there is a way that
we can help them to learn and as written
the same hint the principles of behavior
the same type of science but it doesn’t
have to look like it did in 1987 and you
know most professionals with autism
they’re just disregarding these adults
with autism who are giving feedback
saying this worked and this didn’t work
you know I do truly believe that
everyone deserves to reach their fullest
potential
you know it’s my mission in my company
that I want everyone to maximize their
potential and I want everyone to be the
best possible version of themselves and
for kids that are good that are
diagnosed with autism that’s going to
mean the teachers have to teach in a
different way because people with autism
they tend to not learn from their
environment the attendants said to learn
by being taught skills directly but I’m
also committed to making sure that I’m
not doing it in a way that causes so
much from them and that when someone
looks back at what I am as adults
they’re not going to be saying why did
you try to change me and why couldn’t
you just accept me so you know I really
was thinking and praying about well what
can we do you know what can we do about
the fact that these adults with autism
are saying just accept us and that these
teachers and parents are desperate for
help and desperate for answers and want
to help their children live to their
fullest potential and they’re saying hey
please help my child recover and you
can’t tell the mother whose five world
is banging their head on the floor you
know we’ll autism is not something to be
cured or autism assessment to be
recovered you know yes we’re gonna treat
behaviors we’re gonna treat children
we’re gonna treat symptoms the same way
we would have anything else but we’re
also gonna respect who a person is we’re
gonna respect their integrity you know
and I’m gonna take a stand and be the
first one in my field to say it’s not
okay to physically force a child to do
something you don’t want to do
you know in just looking at this week
alone we see that you know meaning
teachers who were well intended
unfortunately a child was restrained and
in he died as a result and it’s just not
acceptable you know it’s not acceptable
there’s no reason a child needs to be
sitting at a table and you know being
trained like animals and people say well
ABA therapy you’re training children
like you are dogs next really true for
how most of the time people implement
ABA and that’s true for most autism
treatments but it doesn’t have to be
true you know there’s a way in which I
believe as professionals we can hold
people to their highest standard and we
can teach them in a way that they can
learn but respect who they are as people
and in order to help bridge that gap
between what really autism treatment
looked like what it should look I’m
partnering with adults with autism and
the first time anyone’s ever doing this
as a professional I’m gonna be
interviewing and starting a show it’s
called bridge the gap I already have a
few episodes recorded and let me tell
you they’re just amazing I just started
recording this show in the last couple
weeks I will never ever ever implement
my treatment the same I’ve learned so
much and I’ve been so humbled in just
the past two weeks speaking to adults
with autism and asking them how do you
want to be treated how do you want to be
taught and it’s time that like
professionals
listen you know there doesn’t have to be
the gap in the autism community there
doesn’t have to be this division of
acceptance and recovery if autism
professionals just listened and I think
that this show is not only for autism
professionals but it’s for the entire
world to see in the entire world to
listen to finally say you know listen to
what people have to say and I said you
know one of the people in the show and
my show is premiering tonight at 9:00
p.m. Eastern Time that’s why I’m doing
this face book live I want to let you
know about it it’s gonna be going on
every Sunday at 9 p.m.
you know I interviewed someone named
Ryan Schindler and he said I am so
freaking tired of people telling me I’m
an inspiration because I have autism
he’s like and I went to college he’s
like I’m just living my life he and and
how true is that and you know when
there’s thing there’s so many people who
have spoken to now
a bunch of interviews I can’t wait for
you guys to hear these interviews
because their reality is is that I don’t
think anyone is ever going to look at
people that are living with autism or
any sort of learning difference or
struggle again you know the same way and
I want everyone to hear this because
it’s time as a society we stopped making
everyone conform to a certain way that
we believe to be true and it’s time I
think that teachers realize that there’s
a way to help kids there’s a way to help
people and make sure that they reach
their fullest potential without making
him because someone they’re not and I’m
so excited to share this with you I’ve
been just I think this is gonna this
show I just really believe it’s gonna
have a massive impact not only you know
in my life and it has already for me but
also just in how everyone with autism is
treated it’s my goal that the generation
of children who are being diagnosed with
autism today will not grow up look back
at their therapies and say why did you
do that they’re gonna say thank you so
that’s my goal I really just want
everyone if you’re on this this show
please please please watch this show
tonight again it’s gonna be airing at 9
p.m. YouTube it’s gonna be premiering it
I’m gonna have a watch party we can
watch it together right on my Facebook
page you know if you or face a profile
if you are watching this in the
recording if you’re watching this on
YouTube parent training videos calm
that’s the name of my youtube channel
you can go on that subscribe and every
week you’re gonna be so inspired by
these people and who really and and not
only inspired right that’s it someone
said is don’t don’t try to don’t look at
me as an inspiration I’m just a person
I’m just like you you know I look
honestly back and if I adult adult did
to me what I used to do to children when
I was teaching them I probably would
have hit them right the reality of it is
is that we have to stop looking at
people with disabilities or people that
are different than us as less than human
because that’s that’s the truth is in
order to actually treat someone
differently we have to dehumanize them
and it’s trying time I think as a
society we came together and just accept
it and love everyone for who they are
and who they choose to be so I’m so
excited about the premiere of my show
tonight
I just absolutely believe it’s gonna
have an impact on the entire way in
which autism treatment is done that we
in the US but internationally so current
training videos calm you can come onto
my watch party at 9 p.m.
subscribe to the channel because there’s
gonna be a show every week it’s just
amazing some of the people who I brought
on this show is just incredible
incredible people who are just doing
incredible things and have such a value
to share with you so please join that
share this tell everybody you know you
know anyone who has a child with any
learning differences any teachers you
know doctors anyone who’s a librarian
anyone who is a police officer a
firefighter it’s time people learned and
listened you know I can teach you about
autism theoretically and I can teach you
about behavior but I’m a teacher there’s
no better way to learn about autism than
directly from people who have autism so
thank you guys so much for listening to
this I really appreciate it I really
hope that you’re gonna love the out
of this show it’s premiering 9:00 p.m.
tonight go to my youtube channel parent
training videos calm so you can never
miss an episode it’s really going to be
amazing so thanks guys stay tuned and
thanks for everyone for listening
[Music]
you

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