SIRIUS|XM, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism – Looking for Answers, a two-hour live call-in show devoted to autism on Friday, August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to noon EDT. This segment, to run on the popular SIRIUS|XM Doctor Radio (SIRIUS Ch. 114 & XM 119) channel, is the second in a series on autism and science. The first aired on April 23. The latest show will again broadcast live and feature some the world’s premier autism experts coming together to share exciting breakthroughs in the world of autism research. Autism Speaks’ Asst. Director Science Communication and Special Projects, Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D. will join guests including Melissa Nishawala, MD, Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of Autism Spectrum Disorders Services at the NYU Child Study Center for a discussion moderated by journalist Perri Peltz. Dr. Chukoskie will be joined by leaders in the fields of genetic research, brain cell synapse function and innovative technology for autism. Listeners will be treated to a discussion on exciting new potential treatment that aims to correct a protein mutation at the synapse, which may lead to improvements in some of the core symptoms of autism. In addition, the audience will learn about innovative technology developments designed to improve an individual with autism’s ability to communicate and interact socially. As in the previous SIRIUS XM Doctor Radio autism program, there will plenty of time for listeners to call and direct their questions to the experts. Listeners can call 1-877-NYU-DOCS (I-877-698-3627) with questions. Tune in August 6 to get the latest autism information and get your questions answered. The show will also re-air on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. and Sunday from 8-10 p.m. EDT.
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Tune in to SIRIUS|XM’s Doctor Radio (SIRIUS Ch. 114 & XM 119) Friday, April 23 as they help to raise autism awareness during autism awareness month. “Doctor Radio Reports – Understanding Autism” will air from 10 am to 12 pm EDT. The program will feature leading scientific experts, as well as leaders in the corporate world, to discuss autism, autism research and vocational opportunities. Guests include Autism Speaks’ own Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D., Craig Newschaffer, Ph.D., Drexel University; Melissa Nishawala, M.D., NYU School of Medicine; Kim DeOre, M.D., NYU School of Medicine and mother of a child with autism; Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D., Organization for Autism Research; and Randy Lewis, parent and Walgreens executive (see more below). Noted journalist Perri Peltz will serve as the segment’s anchor person.
The program will replay the following times:
Friday, April 23 – 8:00 pm ET
Saturday, April 24 – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 25 – noon and 8:00 p.m.
Then on Sunday, April 25, “American Voices,” on SIRIUS|XM Stars Channel (channel 102) hosted by Senator Bill Bradley, will air a special segment with Randy Lewis. Walgreens has been staunch proponent for creating innovative vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities including autism. Show times are below.
Sunday, April 25
2:00 am – 3:00 am ET
6:00 am – 8:00 am ET
10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Listen to a promotional spot for Friday’s episode below.