Neurodevelopmental disorder involving social communication difficulties and repetitive behavior
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Embark on an insightful conversation with Susan Morantes, a mother to an autistic son and an integral part of the Dan Marino Foundation. Susan's tale of navigating through the labyrinth of autism is both moving and informative. She takes us through the process of getting her son diagnosed, the challenges they faced in finding a school that could cater to his needs, and the steps she took in helping her son adapt to these changes. Susan's experience offers a beacon of hope and knowledge to anyone dealing with similar circumstances and shines a light on the evolving services for children with autism.What does it mean to fully understand another's thought process, especially when it differs so widely from your own? Susan opens up about her son's unique mental workings and how she's worked tirelessly to help him grasp the impact of his words. She also highlights her attempts to create a fulfilling social life for him and discusses how a change in diet has positively impacted their lives. It's a journey marked by continuous learning and adaptation, portraying the resilience of parents and families dealing with autism.Transitioning an autistic child to independence is a subject that cannot be ignored. Susan shares her ongoing struggle in this domain, highlighting her continuous concerns about her son's future. The conversation underscores the importance of a supportive environment and a community that fosters growth for children with special needs. We discuss potential future living arrangements and the importance of finding a place that can provide him with the necessary support and engagement. Join us as we delve deep into this intricate journey of parenting an autistic child, and gain insight into the resilience and dedication required to navigate these complexities.https://tonymantor.comhttps://Facebook.com/tonymantorhttps://instagram.com/tonymantorhttps://twitter.com/tonymantorhttps://youtube.com/tonymantormusicintro/outro music bed written by T. WildWhy Not Me the World music published by Mantor Music (BMI)
Behavior Analyst and sleep educator extraordinaire Emily Varon joins me in Session 247 to talk about how to understand sleep problems in children. In this episode, we cover how she first got interested in the area of sleep intervention, what research and resources she used to expand her scope of competence in this area, how sleep challenges can be met without using extinction, sleep problems specific to individuals with Autism, the impact of screentime on sleep disruption, cultural considerations for practices like co-sleeping, the importance of bedtime routines, and whether wearable devices are actually helpful. You can learn more about Emily's work in this area, get free "sleep kit," and participate in continuing education events at Emily's website, Ready Set Sleep. We mentioned numerous resources in this episode, and I have links for them below: Jin, Hanley, and Beaulieu (2013). An individualized and comprehensive approach to treating sleep problems in young children. JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out. Sleep Better!: A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs, Revised Edition (note: Amazon Associates link). Whoop Strap sleep and fitness device (note: this is an affiliate link). This episode is brought to you by: The University of Cincinnati Online. UC Online designed a Master of Education in Behavior Analysis program that is 100% online and asynchronous, meaning you log on when it works for you. Want to learn more? Go to online.uc.edu and click the “request info” button. HRIC Recruiting. Barb Voss has been placing BCBAs in permanent positions throughout the US for just about a decade, and has been in the business more generally for 30 years. When you work with HRIC, you work directly with Barb, thereby accessing highly personalized service. So if you're about to graduate, you're looking for a change of pace, or you just want to know if the grass really is greener on the other side, head over to HRIColorado.com to schedule a confidential chat right away. ACE Approved CEUs from .... Behavioral Observations. That's right, get your CEUs while driving, walking your dog, doing the dishes, or whatever else you might have going on, all while learning from your favorite podcast guests! Behavior University. Their mission is to provide university quality professional development for the busy Behavior Analyst. Learn about their CEU offerings, including their brand new 8-hour Supervision Course, as well as their RBT offerings over at behavioruniversity.com/observations.
Join us on this episode to hear my former client and friend Julia's experience of advocating for her children and the grief she's feeling about her role as an Autism mom. She's offering her journey of working with doctors, the news she's processing right now, and how coaching has given her the tools she needs to support herself on this journey.Get full show notes and more information here: https://theautismmomcoach.com/91
This is almost a two-part episode. There are two great conversations here - don't miss it. Why would anyone be Catholic after the revelation of the terrible scandals? How do parents deal with special needs children? Join me in this episode as Rob Ralston and I explore these two issues. They are not simple or safe, but they are important. You can find out more about Rob Ralston at: https://www.icf-coaching.org/lifecoachingforspecialneedsfamilies-com/profile/
Family and parent support and education are so important, especially when it comes to our youngest learners. Today, I am talking with Dr. Tracy Raulston. She is such a bright spot in the field, with so much information to spread and a great project in the works.Dr. Raulston helps me discern the difference between Natural Environment Training and NDBI. When we are working with young learners in early intervention, play-based therapy is so crucial. Dr. Raulston explains how NDBI utilizes developmentally based instruction and strategies with child development front and center. Providers using NDBI are using protocols focusing on social connection, sensory exploration, and speech milestones.The Mindful Routines Project is Dr. Raulston's initiative to provide clear and seamless tools to support parents and families. Being a parent is hard, and parents of autistic children are at an increased risk of stress. This project embeds mindful tools like noticing and validating thoughts and feelings without judgment and encourages parents to be more compassionate with themselves. As Dr. Raulston builds this project, she anticipates an 8-week curriculum for BCBA's providing family guidance.Families and parents are our learners' biggest influences and advocates. It is so great to hear about more awareness and tools for BCBAs to work to support these important members of our community.#autism #speechtherapyWhat's Inside:How providers can support families and parents.Are parents of autistic children at risk of increased stress?What is the Mindful Routines Project?What is the difference between Natural Environment Training and NDBI?Mentioned In This Episode:email@example.comDr. Tracy Raulston on LinkedInMembership - ABA Speech
In this episode, we hear from Vijay Ravindran, founder and CEO of Floreo. Floreo allows therapy to be more engaging and happen anywhere, assisting people in practicing critical social skills at their own pace through immersive experiences, starting with adolescent Autism spectrum disorder. In this episode, we cover: The founding story of Floreo Market for autism and neurodiversity The child and caregiver experience using Floreo Funding journey and key milestones User and caregiver experience using Floreo Scientific hypothesis and evidence generation journey Scaling virtual reality in healthcare Guest Links and Resources: Connect with Vijay Ravindran on LinkedIn Visit floreovr.com Host Links: Connect with Eugene Borukhovich: Twitter | LinkedIn Connect with Chandana Fitzgerald, MD: Twitter | LinkedIn Connect with YourCoach.health: Website | Twitter Check out Shot of Digital Health with Eugene and Jim Joyce: Website | Podcast App HealthXL: Website | Twitter | Join an Event Digital Therapeutics Podcast would not be possible without the support of leading DTx organizations. Thank you to: > Presenting Partner: Amalgam Rx > Contributing Partners and Sponsors: LSI | Bayer G4A | Lindus Health Follow Digital Health Today: Browse Episodes | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Follow Health Podcast Network: Browse Shows | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Does your child experience frequent and intense tantrums? Is their irritability and anger impacting their daily life and relationships? This episode delves into the world of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), a condition characterized by persistent irritability and severe temper outbursts.On this episode of Raising Joy, pediatric psychiatrist Rachel Talbot, M.D., of Cook Children's sheds light on this misunderstood but common diagnosis. She helps us navigate the complexities of DMDD, differentiating it from other mood disorders like childhood bipolar, and identifying its unique symptoms at home and at school.Whether you're a parent seeking understanding and guidance, a teacher hoping to better support students with DMDD, or someone interested in learning about this complex condition, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and practical insights.
Guest: Lillian Thompson Brown, MS CCC-SLP - Lillian's current research undertakings have been driven by passion from her personal experiences as a younger sibling to an autistic brother. If you, too, have been despairing over the extensive wait times that little ones and their caregivers have to endure in the process of obtaining an ASD diagnosis, then despair no more. If you have been frustrated that children of color tend not to receive an ASD diagnosis until years after their white male counterparts, again, we say, despair no more. There is hope. “The Reduce the Wait” project in Illinois is currently training over 1,000 early intervention SLPs on how to conduct virtual ASD assessments. Lillian is conducting qualitative research with the caregivers on their experiences to grow our cultural understandings and improve our caregiver coaching with families from different backgrounds.
In a rare but very special “Best of She Sells Radio” episode, you'll hear from one of the most inspiring guests we've ever had on the show. This is an episode that I have gone back to listen to time and time again myself, and now that it has been so long since we've had Marie-Claire on the show, we need to revisit this conversation. It's THAT good. This interview is an emotional journey as we hear a story that will blow your mind. Our guest, Marie-Claire is a highly sought-after beauty and lifestyle expert on social media, an entrepreneur, and an absolute inspiration for single mothers and women in business. Marie-Claire immigrated from Haiti as a teen mother and while raising her son Dominique who is autistic and epileptic, made the journey from welfare, homelessness, bankruptcy, and constantly feeling unworthy and ashamed, to now topping over $167,000 monthly! Today she shares her journey and how she was able to keep her vibrant energy throughout it all. Her secret? Listen to your heart. It always knows. Show Notes: [3:20] - Marie-Claire immigrated to the United States from Haiti at 16 years old and pregnant. [4:25] - She describes her background in going to night school, being on welfare, and raising her son with Autism alone as a teenage mom. [6:30] - Through it all, Marie-Claire remained confident and attributes her strength to her faith and upbringing. [8:55] - Marie-Claire is not afraid to walk into a room and radiate her vibrant energy. [10:28] - Her son's epilepsy became a challenge with her work schedule when she started working in corporate America. [11:40] - Marie-Claire shares the moment she knew what was next for her: owning her own business. [13:00] - When she realized she needed to own her own business, she jumped into make-up because of her love of cosmetics and skin care. [17:01] - Continuing on her journey, Marie-Claire then worked for MAC Cosmetics and returned to corporate America. [18:52] - Marie-Claire shares how she learned what she was meant to do. It was something she had heard before but this time her soul was ready to hear it. [22:50] - When she didn't have a good first month, she made a change and knew the universe sent her there. [23:16] - It is hard to listen to your heart when society is telling you to follow your head. [24:31] - Marie-Claire was ready to hire a coach and when she did, she changed her life. [26:16] - Finding her niche as an acne expert instead of offering everything created a booming business. [30:58] - Marie-Claire reflects on the painful decision to place her son in a group home because she could not give him 24 hour care yet. [33:43] - Living in the receptive mode is what changed Marie-Claire's life. She explains how and from whom she learned this. [33:42] - Marie-Claire explains her routines and gratitude practice. [37:11] - How did Marie-Claire embody the 7 figure entrepreneur she wanted to be? [39:33] - Feeling good is what you are supposed to feel. You are not meant to be here to suffer. The goal to increase profits doesn't end. But don't forget to enjoy the journey. [42:51] - Let go of saving a dollar and focus on the things that make you happy. [46:17] - Listen to your heart. It always knows. Connect with Marie-Claire: Acne Expert Skincare Home Page YouTube | Instagram | Facebook Marie-Claire on Instagram Links and Resources: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube She Sells with Elyse Archer Home Page Abundance Mini Course Join the $10K Club Apply for the $50K Club Mastermind
Consistency in business is fundamental to its success and longevity. This reliability extends across various dimensions, playing a pivotal role in building trust and credibility. When businesses consistently deliver quality products and services, they establish a reputation for reliability that fosters long-term relationships with customers and clients. In today's episode, we delve into a pivotal theme that underpins success in both business and marketing—consistency. We reflect on the recently concluded 12-week training phase for many clients, and it's been a great testament to the power of consistency, as we discuss the importance of fostering habits and commitment in the ever-evolving landscape of client relationships. So what are you waiting for? Join us for the final installment of our "Coaching in the Car" mini-series, where we challenge you to overcome perfectionism and fear. And explore the transformative philosophy that "more offers equal more sales," placing an emphasis on embracing progress over fixating on perfection as you navigate the path to success. Episode Highlights: 00:00 - Coming up.. 00:22 - Introduction 00:57 - John shares insights into the 12-week training phase for clients 02:33 - Discussing the evolving nature of client relationships and the need for adaptation 04:37 - The importance of consistently making and rolling out offers 05:40 - Embracing progress over perfection 06:48 - Update on the number of clients About John Pownall: John Pownall is a highly experienced Master trainer with 14+ years in the fitness industry, specialising in rehabilitation for Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, and ABI. He's a former head rehabilitation trainer for The Cerebral Palsy Alliance (NSW) and a Level 3 Trainer at Fitness First Mosman (NSW). Beyond fitness, John is a disability carer with expertise in ABI, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Quad/Para, and Autism. He's also a successful musician as Johniepee, with 3+ million streams, national radio play, and international recognition on the Global Hip Hop Charts. As the founder and speaker for Diamond Minds Au, John is dedicated to empowering others through his diverse talents. Connect with John Pownall: ⏩ Connect with John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pownall-a92137193/ ⏩ Follow John on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johniepee/ Resource Links: ⏩ Your Social Voice Website (https://www.yoursocialvoice.com.au/) ⏩ Join our Mogul Mastermind (https://www.mogulmastermind.com.au/) Connect with Kim Barrett: ⏩ Follow Us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mrkimbarrett ⏩ Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realkimbarrett/ ⏩ Follow me on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@realkimbarrett Thank you so much for listening! If you liked this episode, please don't forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. ⏩ Subscribe to YouTube https://bit.ly/3ApZLpL ⏩ Subscribe to Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3HdveiD ⏩ Subscribe to Spotify: https://spoti.fi/41FjhdC ⏩ Subscribe to Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3oGZXOP ⏩ Subscribe to Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/41SypE8 ⏩ Subscribe to Omny: https://bit.ly/3oLl8ipSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The whole Squad is back together and on a hunt for CAMP of any sort in our discussion of Chuck Tingle's Camp Damascus. Put a pink bag over your head and join us as we talk about the novel's plot and pacing, YA vs. adult fiction, religious trauma, autism, and of course, CAMP. Then we catch up with what's on the (still alive, we swear) Book Squad Blog. Join us for what will probably be a Hatepisode as we discuss Riley Sager's The Only One Left with returning guest Jayce on 12/12. Then read along with us for our next Bookpisode on Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward on 12/26! Don't forget to leave us a rating and review, and if you're feeling extra generous, support us on Patreon at patreon.com/booksquadgoals.TOC: :30– Icebreaker11:30- Book intro and Tingle Intro23:16– Where's the camp? Plotting/Pacing issues43:00– YA Lit and standards48:29– Religious trauma: the novel56:27– Autism in the novel1:03:10– Ratings1:10:00–What's on the blog? What's up next?
Today's topic is on teaching life skills to children with autism featuring Julie Swanson, The Life Skills Lady. Julie shares her personal journey advocating for her son with autism, leading to her expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and special education law. The episode emphasizes the importance of incorporating life skills into Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and addresses challenges faced by individuals with autism in various areas of life.
When Your Stuff Bumps Up Against Your Friend's Stuff How do you navigate feeling hurt in a relationship, and the other person doesn't understand (or realize) that you have been hurt? What do you do when the other person thinks you want space, but you feel hurt, and that's not what you need, but you think the other person is distancing from you? Is it ok to text or email someone when you feel hurt and a phone call or in-person conversation feels overwhelming? I also talk about my dislike of costumes and what that brings up for me. HIGHLIGHTS · The episode discusses what happens when our stuff bumps up against someone else's stuff and how to navigate those situations. • · The author shares a personal experience of sharing an experience on the podcast and how the person being talked about felt about this. · The importance of communication and being mindful of how our words and actions can affect others in our relationships is emphasized. • · The episode is relatable and discusses how our past experiences and trauma can impact our interactions with others. · The episode emphasizes the importance of communication skills in navigating difficult situations in relationships. • · The author models emotional intelligence by sharing a personal experience and reflecting on how their actions impacted others. • · The episode highlights the importance of being mindful of how our words and actions can affect others, and how to approach conversations with empathy and understanding. • · The author encourages listeners to reflect on their own past experiences and how they may be impacting their current relationships. • · The episode provides practical tips for how to approach difficult conversations, such as asking for permission before sharing personal information about others. • · The author also models vulnerability by sharing their own fears and insecurities about their ability to communicate effectively. · The importance of consent and clear communication asking for permission to share personal experiences is discussed. PODCAST HOST Patricia was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but is now exclusively providing coaching. She knows what it's like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), then learning she is autistic helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other neurodivergent folks know that they aren't alone, and that having a brain that is wired differently comes with amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors you LINKS HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/ Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 To write a review in itunes: click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2 select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/ Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/ Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/ Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber Tik Tok--https://www.tiktok.com/@unapologeticallysensitiv e-mail-- firstname.lastname@example.org Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com
Amy King hosts your Cyber Monday Wake Up Call. ABC News Radio Correspondent Jim Ryan talks about autism diagnoses rising among children, says CDC. Amy speaks with Alonda Batteo, who benefited first-hand by Chef Bruno and Caterina's Club, about tomorrow's 13th Annual KFI PastaThon benefiting Caterina's Club. To date, they have provided over 9 million meals, helped get 265 families back into stable homes, and graduated over 800 teens from their Hospitality Academy. ABC News Reporter live from Jerusalem Jordana Miller discusses the two Americans who were among the latest group of Hamas hostages released. ABC National News Correspondent Tom Rivers speaks on the 3-year cruise that was cancelled after the company acknowledged it doesn't have a ship.
Today, Dr. Holmes talks with Jeremy and Ilana from mybestsociallife.com. We talk about belonging and learning the skills young adults on the spectrum need to create the social life they desire without getting overwhelmed.Podcast Description:Jeremy and Ilana Hamburgh are friendship and dating coaches who teach the strategies and skills that empower autistic and neurodivergent adults to find community, make friends, start dating, and build relationships. Ilana has over 16 years of experience as a special education teacher in New York City and is now the Director of Education for My Best Social Life. Jeremy has over 13 years of experience coaching autistic and neurodivergent adults on building the social lives they want and deserve. Jeremy and Ilana's passion is their first-of-its-kind strategy and skills program called Social Life 360. It's an innovative program that teaches its clients the strategies and skills to meet new people in new places confidently, and they do it by decoding the social world using formulas, diagrams, and step-by-step processes that make more sense to the neurodivergent brain. The Social Life 360 program also provides clients with a warm, inclusive, and exciting community that makes them feel embraced on their social journey. You can learn more about Jeremy, Ilana, and the Social Life 360 approach at MyBestSocialLife.com, and you can contact them about scheduling your family's Strategy Session at Jeremy@MyBestSocialLife.com. What they do:From their website-We teach our clients cutting-edge social techniques that really work for people whose brains are wired differently. The way we do that is by decoding social situations and then teaching them to our clients as formulas, diagrams, checklists, schematics, and step-by-step processes. We also give you world-class support so that we can help you every step of the way with who to meet, where to meet them, and how to win them over without feeling overwhelmed. We do all of this while giving you a warm, inclusive, and vibrant community of our clients and graduates so that you can spend time with other wonderful people who have the same goals.
LISTEN In his From the Heart segment, Dr. Paul talks about living in the present. It is easy to get consumed with the dangers that exist in our world or to get stuck rehashing the past or planning for the future. Although there are a myriad of ways we can distract ourselves, choosing to be present with ourselves and for others can be a glorious experience, bringing the connection we are ultimately seeking. Yeah, I know that the Oregon medical board is telling doctors to rec [...]
"There were great schools, but none of them were very neurodivergent-friendly. It was all very, very fast paced. You never really learn to talk to clients. You're just kind of given a dog. There will be 20 other students and one teacher and you just have to figure it out as you go. Even someone who was neurotypical, they were struggling with it", says Stephenie Calhoun. Stephenie joins this episode to discuss opening up a dog grooming academy, how her academy focuses on the needs of neurodiverse students, and the history of dogs and how they became domesticated. To learn more about Stephenie visit https://meditativegroomer.com . If you could subscribe on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to email@example.com.
Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn about cutting edge approaches to support children dealing with autism. About My Guests: My guests for this episode are Dr. Christian Bogner and Alex Zaharakis. Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP is a lecturer, educator, and experienced practicing clinician. He has four children, with his oldest affected with autism. He is a certified Functional Medicine physician with additional board certification in OBGYN. He has obtained his certification in Plant-Based-Nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bogner is a clinical consultant for MaxGen Labs, LLC, a nutrigenomics lab analyzing genetic data, utilized by over 800 practitioners around the world. He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad regarding integrative approaches to disease with a focus on genetics, the microbiome, and toxicities. Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR is a grateful husband and father of two beautiful children. His interest in the microbiome and biomedical healing is driven by his son's regressive autism at 17 months, after a culmination and spark of several timely medical insults several of which were microbiome focused. Alex has devoted his spare time and efforts to researching and learning about the microbiome while helping other parents to navigate the biomedical and microbiome issues experienced in autism to develop strategies for intervention. Alex is a licensed and board-certified Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology, a scientist with background in physics, mathematics, and biology who has utilized his life experiences to develop an analytical method for quantifying and intervening with intestinal dysbiosis which he believes to be significant in the development and severity of autism and other disease states. He has devoted his personal time to studying the microbiome through analysis of 16s type sequencing, and he has developed software to analyze raw 16s data and provide suggestions to improve dysbiosis in a targeted manner. Alex feels that providing support for dysbiosis is a direct window into increasing the quality of life for all individuals, including his own son which has been the driving force in the work that he does. Key Takeaways: What are the top contributors to autism? What is the role of 16s microbiome balancing? What role might mold and mycotoxins play in autism? How might cyanide play a role in autism? What is the role of ammonia in autism? What tools may be helpful for neuroinflammation? What are the mechanisms by which sodium thiosulfate may support the body? How might sodium thiosulfate assist the body in increasing reduced glutathione? Is sodium thiosulfate generally well-tolerated in those with sulfur sensitivities? Might the body need additional detoxification support when starting to use the sodium thiosulfate lotion? How important is constipation when attempting to support detoxification? Is the potential for glutamine to convert to glutamate a real concern? How well-tolerated are herbal products in those with sensitivities to phenolics or salicylates? Connect With My Guests: Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR Related Resources: Researched Elements Get 15% off with discount code BETTERHEALTH Thiogenics Interview Date: November 15, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode192. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Researched Elements. Disclaimer: The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.
Chris Martin, author of May Tomorrow Be Awake, shares his experience mentoring neurodivergent teens. Our discussion runs the gamut of the prevalence of neurodivergence in society to how the discipline of poetry has surprisingly opened doors for nonspeaking teens.If you've enjoyed Talking to Teens, we'd love if you could leave us a five-star rating, and if you have time, a review! Follow us on Social Media! We're @talkingtoteens on Instagram and TikTok
James Guttman checks in for a special weekend edition of Hi Pod. Still slightly sniffly, JG talks about why he's thankful and how writing about Autism Advocacy has changed his life.Follow Us On Facebook and Follow James Guttman on Instagram. Also, be sure to read the blog that started it all - Hi Blog! I'm Dad.
It was my pleasure to be a Speaker for this conference by Shanene Higgins. Imagine unleashing your untapped potential and stepping into a world of possibilities! The Chosen Generation Summit presents Dr. Tina Ramsay, and her session is a must-attend to ignite your journey: In this session you will experience: Global Influence Awaiting You: Discover insights from an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and best-selling author. Dr. Ramsay's influence spans 350 million households globally, and she's a member of Forbes Black Excellence Society. Get ready to join her league of empowered individuals. Education That Empowers: With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Ramsay empowers 14,000+ Homeschoolers Worldwide, specializing in Special Needs & Autism education. Uncover how her guidance can illuminate your path and contribute to your personal growth. Unleashing Your Voice: Dr. Ramsay's passion for podcasting is contagious. As CEO of CTRMediaNetwork.com, she mentors a thriving community of 20,000+ podcasters. Let her show you how to harness your unique voice and share your message with the world. Dr. Tina J. Ramsay's absolute game-changing session, podcasting strategies, and phenomenal energy! You've got to tune in for this one to experience your marvelous future! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from a remarkable individual who has not only walked the path of purpose but is dedicated to helping you navigate it too. Join CTRMN today! https://www.ctrmedianetwork.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thetinaramsayshow/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thetinaramsayshow/support
Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Special Guest: Brian Norton ATP, CEAS – Director of AT – Easterseals Crossroads Things discussed in our show today: Microsoft Adaptive Controller: https://bit.ly/3u8qUh3 Sony PlayStation Access […] The post ATU652 – Black Friday Holiday Special with Brian Norton first appeared on Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads.
Autistic and other neurodivergent people of all ages are vulnerable to many factors, both internal and external, that may lead to anxiety and phobias. Dr. Karen Levine's publications and clinical innovations have directly addressed these challenges in respectful and insightful ways. We discuss ways to understand such challenges and provide support based on a deeper understanding of the experiences shared by autistic individuals and neurodivergent individuals. Karen discusses her approach focusing on relationships, affective support, and the use of humor in co-regulation . Explore more on the episode's webpage.
In this episode, we talk about ways that we are trying to help Bryce with social interactions and all of the ups-and-downs that come with it. It's not always easy to discern how far to push him when he has resistance. His physical safety is our top priority. We also are mindful of his emotional safety and his anxiety. We want him to be comfortable around other people and to learn how to have simple, meaningful conversations that are not about Super Mario and friends. We also talk about his baptism at church and his Special Olympics Gymnastics competition. Bryce is a funny, mechanical, HAPPY little guy who was diagnosed with autism at age two and is now ten years old. His pure joy makes this world a much better place!We are humbled and honored to follow our calling and be Autism Ambassadors while helping others understand our world a little more than they did before listening to the podcast. We also feel called to bring light to a community that has experienced dark days after the "diagnosis". (Luke 1:79) You can follow us on our Parenting Autism Youtube Channel (Parenting Autism Show) and our Facebook & Instagram pages to see stories, pictures, and videos of our autism journey. You can also contact us through Facebook, Instagram, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Support the show
"Autistic students are very often not given services and supports that is evidence-based according to atypical evidence-based. Meaning that, very often, I think, autistic students on campus are expected to camoflauge, to mask, to fit in, to be like everyone else, as opposed to just be themselves", says Rabbi Simcha Weinstein. Rabbi Weinstein joins this episode to discuss being a college rabbi, founding the Jewish Autism Network, and the connection of superheroes and marginalized people. To learn more about Rabbi Weinstein and the Jewish Autism Network visit https://www.jewishautismnetwork.com . If you could subscribe on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to email@example.com.
Today's broadcast is C2E15, for Theme Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 - Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! But whether you have a certain animal roasting in the oven or not, here are some great animal tunes and talk to keep you company! Tracklist: Track# - Track - Game - System(s) - Composer(s) - Selected by which host 01) Spring Yard Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis - Masato Nakamura - St. John Earcatcher - 00:00:00 Music - 00:00:06 Introduction - 00:02:13 Top of the Show Business - 00:06:36 An Update on St. John's Autism / ADHD (AuDHD) Journey - 00:11:39 Now Introducing: “Oddie HD” - 00:14:17 More AuDHD content shout-outs: 00:15:30 Opening Track Discussion - 00:18:44 02) Carnival of the Penguins - Thin Ice - Intellivision - George Sanger - Hugues Music - 00:24:22 Discussion - 00:25:12 03) Woody Land 1 & 2 - Mr. Nutz - Genesis - Matt Furniss - St. John Music - 00:32:17 Discussion - 00:36:20 04) Gator Alley - Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool - Kaneko Sound Team - Hugues Music - 00:40:05 Discussion - 00:43:28 BONUS: The Origin story of the “St. John” pseudonym - 00:46:30 05) Industrius - Jazz Jackrabbit - Amiga - Robert A. Allen and/or Joshua Jensen - St. John Music - 00:49:37 Discussion - 00:53:23 06) Cell - Bucky O'Hare - NES - Tomoko Sumiyama - Hugues Music - 00:58:45 Discussion - 01:00:21 07) Zoness - Star Fox 64 - N64 - Kōji Kondō and/or Hajime Wakai - St. John Music - 01:05:13 Discussion - 01:07:32 08) Levels 3 & 20 - Lemmings - Master System - c) Brian Johnston, Tony Williams, and/or Tim Wright / a: Matt Furniss - Hugues Music - 01:15:37 Discussion - 01:17:18 09) Hanging Waters - Ecco: Defender of the Future - Dreamcast - Tim Follin - St. John Music - 01:21:56 Discussion - 01:26:37 10) Track 7 - Splash Lake - PC Engine - T's Music - Hugues Music - 01:29:52 Discussion - 01:31:43 11) Fishing for Seema - Tsuri Tarou - Super Famicom - Katsuhiro Hayashi - St. John Music - 01:36:34 Discussion - 01:38:48 12) Windmill Hills - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U / Switch - David Wise - Hugues Music - 01:44:17 Discussion - 01:46:26 13) Stage 5-3: The Magic Box - World of Illusion - Genesis - Haruyo Oguro and/or Tomoko Sasaki - St. John Music - 01:53:34 Discussion - 01:55:14 Mini-Update on my Linux Saga - 02:04:08 End of Show Business - 02:05:48 Our other shows - 02:06:14 Final Track discussion - 02:10:18 Sign-off - 02:13:53 14) Level 4 / Ending - T&C Surf Design II - NES - Paul Webb Hugues Music - 02:14:05 Outtakes - 02:15:20 Total Episode Runtime: 02:20:43 Retro Game Club can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680 You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook and Instagram @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast. Hugues' blog can be found here: https://huguesjohnson.com/ St. John's “Condition Tree” (shut up, it's GREAT handwriting!!!)
Meet Sarah Wayland, an accomplished researcher-turned autism advocate whose life was forever changed when she realized that her children were interacting with the world in ways uncharted by textbooks. Inspired by their journey, Sarah founded Guiding Exceptional Parents, utilizing her expertise to assist others navigate the often confusing landscape of autism. A certified Relationship Development Intervention consultant, she dedicates her time to fostering connections between parents and their children. With the publication of her enlightening book Is this Autism?, she continues to contribute to the understanding of autism and further the conversation.Sarah Wayland's journey to understanding autism was unconventional, yet profound. With a background in researching language acquisition, she noticed something unique about her own children. They were learning language in ways that contradicted the theories she was familiar with, sparking her curiosity. As it turned out, her children were autistic, and they were processing the world in their own unique ways. This was a wake-up call for Sarah. This realization presented a fascinating puzzle for her to solve, leading her to support other parents navigating similar paths. Always passionate about helping others, she used her knowledge to become a certified relationship development intervention consultant. Sarah's remarkable journey underscores the importance of looking past standard theories to understand and appreciate individual differences and strengths.,The story of Sarah Wayland is a testament to the power of empathy and understanding. Her children's autism diagnosis lit a beacon that guided her to a new, enlightening path. She utilized her background in linguistics research to better understand her children's unique way of learning language, a stark contrast from conventional theories. This turned into a mission: to support other parents on their journey with their autistic children. She chose to become a certified relationship development intervention consultant, focusing on enabling parents to reconnect with their children and understand them better. Sarah's story highlights that every individual has unique strengths and that embracing these differences can lead to remarkable growth and connection.Instead of focusing on remediating all the things that are not going well, let's put autistic students in jobs that play to their strengths.
Today, we dive deep into the concept of being the boss of your brain – a skill crucial for navigating the challenges of neurodivergence. Contrary to common misconceptions, being the boss of your brain doesn't mean eliminating all negative thoughts or self-doubt. Instead, it's about understanding and working with the natural tendencies of our brains.Many of us, especially those who are neurodivergent, experience a unique relationship with our brains. It can feel like a constant battle with overwhelming thoughts and unhealthy coping mechanisms. The truth is, our brains are wired to identify problems and solve them, which can lead to a barrage of thoughts, creating anxiety and stress.In this episode, we explore the idea that some people have naturally still minds, while others, like many neurodivergents, have busy brains that tend to fixate on problems. The key is not to suppress the busyness but to redirect it in a way that promotes peace and productivity.I share insights from my personal experiences and coaching sessions, emphasizing the importance of giving your brain a job – a positive focus or goal. Whether it's aiming for a career milestone, enhancing relationships, or fostering personal growth, understanding the result you desire allows you to guide your brain toward supportive thoughts.Towards the end, I introduce a three-part audio training available at joinamanda.ca, designed to help you navigate your brain and handle anxiety more effectively. Being the boss of your brain is an ongoing practice, and with the right tools, you can transform your mental and emotional well-being.If you're ready to take charge of your brain and experience a positive shift in your life, don't miss this episode. And remember, you're not alone on this journey – we're in it together!
TAKE ACTION WITH DIANE KAZER & THE CHI TEAM —> JOIN MY VIP GROUP Only $7 for your first month: DianeKazer.com/VIP and get 50% off ALL Courses + 10% off ALL Supplements —> SHOP All Detox, Parasite Cleanse & Hormone Healing Supplements: www.shop.dianekazer.com —> FREE Warrior Cleanse Module (also get on my email list): www.DianeKazer.com/FreeDetox —> Full Moon Parasite Cleanse FREE Module: www.DianeKazer.com/FMCFreeModule —> Book a call with Diane and the CHI Team: DianeKazer.com/call TAKE ACTION WITH KERRIE: —> GET THE BOOK - https://amzn.to/3SNJYvh IN THIS SHOW, WE COVER: What is Autism, Where does it REALLY come from vs what we're told? The Shocking Statistics of prevalence, and how to avoid it. Western medicine treatments & standard protocols - do they really work? & at what cost? What natural alternatives & remedies should a parent consider to ‘first do no harm'?…you know those conspiracy theory, witchcraft, snake oil ideas that we should NEVER consider
Welcome to Episode 179 of Autism Parenting Secrets. Our guest this week is Brigitte Shipman.She's a mom to two adult sons, an author, speaker, and certified Martha Beck Life Coach. She helps moms of autistic kids move through challenging emotions and areas of difficulty so that they can feel more joyful and at peace and fully present with their kids on the spectrum.Brigitte's autism parenting journey began three decades ago, and her son Joseph is now 31 years old and thriving. Brigitte and Joseph recently published their book A Mother's Guide Through Autism to share their hope, knowledge, and inspiration with mothers raising children with autism. Brigitte has 20 years of experience as an educator in the public school system and holds a Master's Degree in Education.The secret this week is…Make Room For JOYYou'll Discover:A BIG Life Lesson (4:59) The Magic Of Letting Go (11:19)A Powerful Poem The Reframes Everything (22:41)Something To Never Forget (31:10)The Practice That Unlocks Joy (35:33)About Our GuestBrigitte Shipman is a mom to two adult sons, an author, speaker, and certified Martha Beck Life Coach. She helps moms of autistic kids move through challenging emotions and areas of difficulty so that they can feel more joyful and at peace and fully present with their kids on the spectrum.Brigitte started out her autism parenting journey 31 years ago— and her son Joseph is now 31 years old and thriving. Brigitte and Joseph recently published their book A Mother's Guide Through Autism to share their hope, knowledge, and inspiration with mothers raising children with autism. Brigitte has 20 years of experience as an educator in the public school system and holds a Master's Degree in Education.https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/References in The Episode:A Mother's Guide Through Autism, Through The Eyes of The Guided by Brigitte Shipman and Joseph ShipmanWelcome to HollandMartha BeckAdditional Resources:Take The Quiz: What's YOUR Top Autism Parenting Blindspot?To learn more about Cass & Len, visit us at www.autismparentingsecrets.comBe sure to follow Cass & Len on InstagramIf you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends.
In this episode of the Coins, Cashflow, & Conversations Podcast, Dakota is joined by his wife, Shameka Grady. Shameka's experience ranges from human resources, event planning, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and most recently, information technology. She stops by to discuss raising children with special needs, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Down syndrome. If you have a child with special needs, grab your pen and pad (and box of tissues) as Shameka empowers you on your journey with your special needs blessing. *This show is sponsored and brought to you by Upstate Essential Solutions, LLC!*
Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday that brings excitement, creativity, and fun for many children and families. @discoverbrillia Brillia is a non-prescription homeopathic medication to help control anxiety, irritability/hyperactivity and improve focus and attention for children, teens and adults. https://www.discoverbrillia.com [CODE: ASPIE15 for 15% OFF] For shipments to the UK please email firstname.lastname@example.org They also offer a money back guarantee. However, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents, this celebration can present unique challenges. The sensory overload, unpredictable environments, and social demands can be overwhelming for children on the spectrum. To ensure an inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone, it is essential to create an Autism Halloween Guide that promotes understanding, empathy, and accommodation. Choose the Right Costume: Selecting a Halloween costume is an integral part of the festivities, but it can be a source of distress for children with autism. Consider their sensory preferences and avoid costumes with scratchy fabrics or restrictive accessories. Opt for comfortable, familiar clothing that they are accustomed to wearing, or choose a sensory-friendly costume made of soft materials. Involving the child in the decision-making process will also foster their enthusiasm for the event. Prepare for Trick-or-Treating: Trick-or-treating can be both exciting and overwhelming, so a little preparation can go a long way. Practice the trick-or-treating experience at home or in a familiar environment, allowing the child to understand the routine. Use visual aids, such as a social story, to explain the process of knocking on doors, saying "trick-or-treat," and receiving candy. Additionally, consider using a blue pumpkin or an autism-specific trick-or-treat bag to signal to others that the child has autism and may need extra understanding. Sensory Considerations: Sensory sensitivities are common in individuals with autism. The Halloween environment, with its bright lights, loud noises, and unusual textures, can be overwhelming. When possible, choose well-lit and less crowded areas for trick-or-treating. Provide noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs to help reduce auditory stimuli. If the child prefers, incorporate sensory-friendly activities like carving pumpkins or creating Halloween-themed crafts at home. Communicate with Neighbors and Friends: Informing neighbors and friends about your child's autism and providing them with a brief explanation of how they can help create a positive experience can make a significant difference. Encourage them to be patient, understanding, and inclusive. Small gestures like offering a non-food treat or giving the child extra time to respond can make the night more enjoyable for everyone involved. Set Realistic Expectations: Recognize that each child with autism is unique, and their Halloween experience might differ from typical trick-or-treating. Setting realistic expectations is crucial to avoiding disappointment. Celebrate the small victories and focus on the child's comfort and enjoyment rather than conforming to societal norms. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theaspieworld/support
Today we discuss "restomodding" -- the art of creating working watches using both vintage and modern parts. So, for all the folks with grandpa's old watch sitting unused in a drawer, this episode is for you! I'm joined by modder David from secondhandmods.com, and Brigham, a fellow modder from the BSH (iykyk). This episode was born from discussions around my Vintage Linen Dial mod, which was an unexpected hit. You can see modded watch here. Brigham also discusses his experience modding outside the world Seiko, which is quite rare! Thanks for educating us Brigham! My baby causes me to step away twice, good thing we had two guests! Nothing is edited out -- we keep it real at Fifth Wrist! Recommendations: Matt - @steveofyork David - @noah_jens and @koda_watches Brigham - The Book "Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" If you'd like to chat about modding or have ideas for guests for the show, message me on instagram @dad.watch. Follow us on Instagram: @FifthWrist or www.fifthwrist.com #fifthwrist #fifthwristpodcast #fifthwristradioTo join our crew on Discord, please message @dad.watch @dad.watch or email us at email@example.com. If you have time please leave us a review wherever you listen to our podcast! Thank you and Stay on Time!
"Unveiling Autism: Beyond the Obvious" is a podcast that delves into the lesser-known aspects of autism spectrum disorder, specifically focusing on the often overlooked signs in girls. In this episode, we unravel 10 subtle yet significant physical signs that could indicate autism in girls. Join us as we navigate through these nuanced markers, shedding light on a vital yet underexplored dimension of autism spectrum disorder. Whether you're a parent, educator, or simply curious about understanding autism more deeply, this episode offers valuable insights that could reshape your understanding of autism in girls. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theaspieworld/support
Welcome to Thwe Aspie World, where we delve into important conversations surrounding neurodiversity. In this episode, join our host Dan, who bravely shares his personal experiences as someone with Autism, ADHD, and OCD. Today, the spotlight is on a crucial topic - Emotional Regulation in Girls with Autism. Dan provides unique insights into the challenges and triumphs faced by girls on the autism spectrum, shedding light on the intersection of neurodiversity and emotional well-being. With a genuine and candid approach, he explores the nuances of emotional regulation, offering valuable perspectives that can benefit individuals, families, and communities. Whether you're navigating the complexities of neurodivergent experiences or seeking a deeper understanding of the diverse spectrum of human emotions, this episode promises to be an enlightening and compassionate exploration. Tune in as Dan opens up a dialogue that fosters empathy, understanding, and awareness surrounding the often-overlooked aspects of neurodiversity. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theaspieworld/support
We're in the workplace today talking with cofounder and COO, Tom D'Eri. Tom shares his experience growing up with an autistic brother and helping to create a sustainable employment opportunity for him and so many others. In This Episode You Will Discover How his family came up with the idea for Rising Tide Car Wash. […] The post Autism and Employment | How one family created a successful business model that employs individuals on the spectrum appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.
Emmanuel's journey with ADHD has been going on for a long time. It started when he was 5. A teacher raised concerns and despite his family's expectations that he would outgrow it – they took him off stimulant medications because of this – Emmanuel struggled with focus and building his own structure throughout school. He excelled on tests and quizzes but homework was a different story and even though he was seen as capable, the transition to college proved challenging. But it is also when he was evaluated for ADHD, marking this frustrating period as a turning point in understanding himself. Almost a decade later, Emmanuel discovered he was also autistic and he struggled with this news going through bouts of depression and denial. His search for answers led him to the support he needed to accept his dual diagnosis. Through humility and growth, Emmanuel became an advocate for Autism and ADHD awareness, actively engaging with organizations like ADDA and addressing mental health stigmas within the African-American community. Today, he pursues the work he's passionate about as a freelance writer, speaker, and voiceover artist and has been contributing his talents in the form of short audio stories for NeuroClassic's SoundCloud channel, sharing his unique perspective to help foster understanding. Listen in to hear Emmanuel share more about his journey with ADHD and Autism, about the importance of connection for the neurodiverse community, and how the progress that's been made in the neurodivergent community over the last decade is inspiring him to look forward to the future. Refocused, Together is a collection of 31 stories told throughout the 31 days of October, a part of our commitment to ADHD Awareness Month. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don't miss a single story this month! Connect with Emmanuel on LinkedIn, read his latest work here and listen to the work he's created for NeuroClassic on SoundCloud! READ: Embrace Autism | Autistic & ADHD Traits READ: CHADD | ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Follow Refocused on Social Media: Instagram: @lindsayguentzel @refocusedpod @adhdonline Twitter: @lindsayguentzel @refocusedpod @adhdonline Connect with the show: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune in this week to learn what gratitude masking is and how to stop it. I'm showing you where gratitude masking might be coming up for you as the parent of a child with Autism, and you'll learn how to stop weaponizing gratitude against yourself.Get full show notes and more information here: https://theautismmomcoach.com/90
James Morton, Ph.D., presents research on the gut-brain axis that's shedding light on the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and describes current efforts in developing microbiome-based therapies. Free Resources on the Human Microbiome and Autism: Download: Checklist of Autism Symptoms Read: GI Problems Linked to Underlying Anxiety in Youth with ASD Read: More Than Picky Eating Access the video and slides for this episode here: https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/gut-brain-axis-development-of-autism/ Thank you for listening to ADDitude's ADHD Experts podcast. Please consider subscribing to the magazine (additu.de/subscribe) to support our mission of providing ADHD education and support.
Social skills groups have been widely criticized recently. They're often labeled as ableist and not neurodiversity-affirming.I also take issue with the way social skills interventions are often delivered, but for a different reason. When social skills intervention is done, it's often delivered via 1:1 therapy, in a “pull-out” model; where the child receives intervention in therapy or small class setting.I get regular emails from readers who tell me they see poor generalization, despite using these models.That's because there's a mismatch between the skills and the model. Back when I was in the schools, I did social skills groups. But I started to question my own practices when I had the opportunity to teach an autism course for teachers earning a masters degree with a specialization in autism. This was the first time I started to question my original assumptions about how to address things like social skills, pragmatic language, and executive functioning. My primary takeaway from that experience was that the SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL matters just as much as the intervention. There are many skills that can be adequately addressed in a “pull out” model. There are even some skills (even language skills) that can be MORE effectively addressed in a separate, more structured context in some situations. There are even times that SOME social skills intervention can happen in this setting. But ALL of the social skills intervention can't happen in a pull-out model. A good portion has to happen outside of the therapy room with the right supports in place. This means we need to stop delivering siloed off services and instead work together as a team.I don't believe ALL social skills interventions are ableist. I believe that INEFFECTIVE social skills interventions set kids up to experience social anxiety and miss out on opportunities to build skills and relationships. I recently released a training for speech-language pathologists, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers who want to support executive functioning. In episode 137, I'm sharing a clip from that training. I start by talking about strategic planning, and why many kids can't stay organized even though they're using checklists and planners. Then I discuss why the “pull-out only” model doesn't work for social skills.I wrap up by sharing what it really means to be neurodiversity-affirming.I share this information based on my many years of experience as a clinician, a mentor to therapists and teachers, and as a person who has experienced social anxiety.In this episode, I mention my free training called, “How to be Evidence-Based and Neurodiversity-Affirming (by Supporting Executive Functioning)”. You can sign up for the training here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/efleadership