Podcast – John Merges on ASD & Social Enjoyment


As a follow up to our talk last month with John Merges, he chatted a bit more about his “social enjoyment” with Rob. They got in to how it is a learned skill versus a character trait and how John uses that concept in working with kids and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

You can also check out the above video John recently posted on YouTube that discusses this and coming up in a few weeks John will join us again on the air. In our upcoming show we’ll be joined by some parents John has worked with to get their perspective on how their children have been helped.


Rob is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently pursing a nutritional sciences degree with plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. As a personal nutritional coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.

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  1. April 4, 2012

    […] did another podcast for The Wake Up Call, this time with John Merges, who works closely with children and young adults diagnosed with Autism […]

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