I'm a big believer in collaboration and networking. I have built a powerful network of friends and resources in the Autism community here in Las Vegas, people I send my families to, and people I can call for referrals and resources.
I went this July to the Autism Society of America national conference and met lots of people. I spent time talking to publishers and service providers, and met some of the staff of the Autism Channel. At that point they were preparing to go live, developing and sharing the programming they had already created. They were busy getting ready, I was busy with lots of other responsibilities, including finishing up my Extended School Year program, and getting ready to move to a new primary autism program.
We touched base recently, and I actually got a Roku, so I could find out how accessible their streaming content really would be. Very easy. I'm impressed. I'm happy I bought a Roku. (I'm watching the original Upstairs Downstairs as I write.) I'm also really glad I found out how easy it is to access the Autism Channel, especially since I think their vision and business plan is one that will really benefit all the stakeholders in the autism community, from children, to parents and on to professionals.
Please check out my review and see if this is a resource you will want to view and possibly recommend to your families. I believe the founders of the Autism Channel have created a resource that both provides information and an avenue for people around the country and perhaps the world to share resources and information.