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Autism is an Epidemic


The increasing numbers of childhood autism cases will create future challenges.

The free, Internet-based Road to Ready radio show, hosted by emergency manager Rick Tobin, will broadcast a show about the challenges of autism to societal readiness on Friday, March 20, 2008 at 12:00 Noon, Pacific Time, 3:00 Eastern Time. The show can be accessed live from the internet at The show will also air exactly twelve hours later to provide service to the international audience in 85 countries that now follow the Road to Ready.

Autism is nothing short of an epidemic in many of the world’s most developed nations. The special guest for this episode of the Road to Ready will be Elayne P. Pearson. Elayne is a staunch advocate and nationally recognized speaker on parent’s rights regarding their autistic children. Her work can be found at

The Road to Ready has one goal: to provide a few basic concepts each week that listeners can use to ensure they are a bit more ready than they were the week before for any interruption life may bring. The show’s primary sponsor is ESi, the developer of the emergency software WebEOC®.

The Road to Ready host, Rick Tobin, has acted as the President/CEO of TAO Emergency Management Consulting for twenty-two years. He has over thirty-two years of experience in emergency services and management. Rick is a well-known advocate for personal preparedness and the use of the internet to promote emergency awareness.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rick Tobin, call Rick at 830-885-7057 or e-mail him at


 childhood autism
 autistic children
 special needs
 emergency readiness

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