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The Drew Mariani Show
Chaplet / Autism

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 49:03


Hour 2 of The Drew Mariani Show on 12-7-21 Dr. Meg Meeker takes a look at the growing number of children in the US diagnosed with Autism

Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism

Peter gets his job back, Kirk has to cancel a trip to see his son and are new labels for different levels of the spectrum needed?

Sans The Sugarcoat, Our Autism Journey
S4: Episode 9: John White, Co-Founder/Fitness Director TruFit Adaptive Fitness

Sans The Sugarcoat, Our Autism Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 73:37


John White is the Co-Founder and Fitness Director at TruFit Adaptive Fitness. Founder, Director and Surfer at Waves4All, Member USA Para Surf Team, ISA Adaptive Surf Instructor, Autism Fitness Level 1 Practitioner, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Arc of San Diego Fitness Developer with 20 diverse years of fitness coaching experience. John is a U.S Navy Veteran who served as an Air Traffic Controller on land and at sea. He began fitness coaching in the Navy and continued this career path after his service. He has worked with adaptive athletes for 10 years providing fitness and outdoor experiences and has developed TruFit with his brother Adam to help share these opportunities with others. In his small amount of spare time he most enjoys going camping with his wife and dog, Charlie Brown. He also enjoys sharing his motivation with others, working in the garden or on his Jeep and of course Surfing with friends.  More information: https://gettrufit.com/   ***You can always contact us if you want to reach out to John. We are more than happy to connect you!  __________________________________________ Contact us here:  inclusion@autismmastermind.co https://www.autismmastermind.co/ IG, FB, YouTube @autismmastermind  Please Write, review, subscribe and share 

Turn Autism Around
#153: Jill Escher: Why Has the Rate of Autism Increased?

Turn Autism Around

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 54:19


What does it mean to have severe autism? And what does that mean for future support if the autism rates are truly increasing? Research advocate, Jill Escher, joins me in this episode to answer these questions and more. This is an educational and eye-opening conversation.  We discuss her journey as a mother to children with nonverbal autism, her impact on research surrounding the causes of autism, severe autism, and the staggering increase of autism rates.

Pajama Pants
Our Autism Scores & the New Pajama Pants Host

Pajama Pants

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 74:53


Thanks to our sponsors! http://www.Babbel.com + code: PAJAMA // http://www.Ring.com/PANTS // http://www.Storyworth.com/PAJAMA // http://www.TryFirstLeaf.com/PAJAMA // http://www.HelloTushy.com/PAJAMA // http://www.Therabody.com/PAJAMA // http://www.Headspace.com/PAJAMA More Sara Shenk Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/princessshenk YouTube/Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/user/sweinshenk Email your questions to: askpajamapants@gmail.com or call and leave us a voice mail at: 201.972.5262 Follow us! Robert Iler: https://www.instagram.com/pajamapantspodcast Kassem Gharaibeh: https://www.instagram.com/gmessak Jamie-Lynn Sigler : https://www.instagram.com/jamielynnsigler

Knockin' Doorz Down
Ken Seeley | A&E Intervention, Crystal Meth, Sex Addiction, Recovery, Author & Advocate for Recovery

Knockin' Doorz Down

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 73:56


Listen to and Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen for more Celebrity, everyday folks, and expert conversations at https://www.KDDPodcast.com © 2021 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. Ken Seeley had a great childhood. His dad was a fireman, his mom stayed at home with the family, and didn't have any traumatic experiences growing up that led to his drug use. He did experience bullying throughout junior high and early high school. This turned out to be the catalyst for the drug use that was to come in his teenage years. Ken started getting into alcohol at first at the age of 13 and then was introduced to marijuana... he started despising his parents for not letting him do drugs the way he wanted to. At 18 he signed up for the Air Force to "have his freedom" as he put it, to get away from his parents. While he was stationed in Italy, he started doing drugs heavily. The military sent him to AA and had him honorably discharged. Eventually, his drug of choice became meth. He was doing it every day for 3 to 4 years. Ironically, he was working doing medical billing for a treatment center and was fired from his job due to his erratic behavior. They offered him help at the time but he didn't want to take it. He started avoiding his family, because of his deteriorating health. Financially, he was in ruins. This all quickly spiraled out of control, and Ken found himself at the lowest point in his life. He also developed a sexual addiction, that consumed his personal life. He was suicidal, so he purchased a gun to kill himself, but never went through with it. Eventually, he became celibate for a number of months, until he finally trusted himself to find healthy relationships. Ken finally became sober on July 14th, 1989. From that point on, he has devoted his life and energy to helping others out of addiction and into active recovery. He got a new network of friends that supported him throughout his recovery. He founded "Intervention 911" which is a service specializing in interventions for families looking for the right kind of treatment center for their addiction. Eventually, Ken was asked to be a part of the A&E TV series "Intervention" in 2005, where he served as one of the main three "Interventionists" on the series. In 2009, he published his first book - 'Face It & Fix It: A Three-Step Plan To Break Free From Denial And Discover The Life You Deserve'. Since then, he has been a regular contributor on CNN, FOX & CBS on the topic of addiction. We also delve deep into the current disturbing trend of Fentanyl abuse in kids and Americans in general. Ken truly believes a big wave of opioid addiction is coming and maybe one of the biggest crises we've ever had to deal with as a country. It's time we educate ourselves and get ready for what's to come. This is Ken Seeley in his own words, on Knockin' Doorz Down. For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://linktr.ee/knockindoorzdown  For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down https://www.kddmediacompany.com/ For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/ For more information on the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma and Race for Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on the Recovery in the Middle Ages podcast www.MiddleAgesrecovery.com     

Eat for Life
The MTHFR and Methylfolate Myth with Dr. Albert Mensah

Eat for Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 59:31


For December, I'm sharing a couple of my favorite episodes while we take a little break to spend time with friends and family. I hope you are also able to make room for the things you love this season, you so deserve it after the year we've had.The first one is a powerful conversation with Dr. Albert Mensah about how flawed the MTHFR (the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene) testing approach is and its common resulting treatment: methylfolate.In clinical practice, we've been seeing adverse reactions to methylfolate treatment for many years now.We discuss why this testing approach is problematic, misconceptions about the different forms of folic acid, potential dangers and impacts on the in utero environment and neurotransmitter activity.Dr. Mensah is a world-renowned leader and teacher in methylation disorders. He is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, Illinois, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances and the cognitive and physical disorders caused by those imbalances. Since 2005 Dr. Mensah has treated over 30,000 patients using all-natural, non-pharmaceutical targeted nutrient therapy.His practice focuses on the management and treatment of cognitive disorders such as autism, behavior and learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia or Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease, as well as family medicine.Listen to the full episode to hear:How loading up on methylfolate can result in neurotransmitter changes and imbalances, especially with glutamate and serotoninWhy the MTHFR gene test can't determine methylation statusHow folic acid supplementation outside of the first trimester negatively impacts fetal and child developmentTesting that can help you discover your methylation status to accurately support physical and mental healthLearn more about Dr. Albert Mensah:Mensah MedicalFacebook: @MensahMedicalLearn more about Sami:Eatfor.lifeBook Your Complimentary ConsultationEat For Life cookbooks for each unique biotypeResources:MTHFR ACMG Practice Guideline: Lack of Evidence for MTHFR Polymorphism TestingOur Take On The MTHFR GeneWhy you shouldn't know too much about your own genesMTHFR Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid Facts and MythsToo Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism, Study Suggests | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

On The Hard Days
Ep. 61 Mom Salka Sanden on How Accepting and Understanding Your Child is Easier When You Are Neurodivergent, Too

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 43:33


About This Episode: This week I'm talking with Salka, an amazing mother in Sweden. She and her son were diagnosed at the same time with Autism, and I was amazed at her level of comfort in understanding her child. Here are just some of the things we discussed:-Supporting her son through his identity shift-Throwing traditional parenting techniques out the window when they don't work-Feeling stress as a trauma response-Did you know homeschooling is illegal in Sweden?!Please shower Salka with love and support by SHARING this episode with your mom friends and groups!MORE:-Want to be a part of my support group community, Mothers Together? Send me a message on IG or FB and I'll tell you how to sign up!-Subscribe to On The Hard Days via Apple, Spotify, or however you get your podcasts.  *Please leave a review*  to spread the word to other moms around the world!

Embracing Autism
Bonus EP – 8 Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Embracing Autism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 14:29


Surprise! We’ve got a bonus episode for you as we near the holidays. We are often asked ‘what’s a good holiday gift for my autistic child’? Well look no further, we’ve got 8 gift ideas ranging from higher-priced to lower-priced, from sensory to fine motor, yet all equally valuable.

Amplified Voices
Nick Dubin - Season 2 Episode 12 - Autism Spectrum Disorder & The Criminal Legal System

Amplified Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 48:46


In this episode of Amplified Voices, Amber and Jason sat down with autism advocate, Nick Dubin to discuss his personal experiences involving his early life, autism diagnosis and ultimately his encounter with the criminal legal system.  Nick also spoke of his desire and work towards using his personal experiences to help others on the spectrum, and his new book.About: Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (now ASD-level 1) in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Oakland University, a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology and Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He has authored many books on autism spectrum disorders including Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety. His latest book is entitled Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, and the criminal justice system. Nick is also on the board of Legal Reform for Intellectually and  Developmentally Disabled (LRIDD). Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/amplifiedvoices)

The Mark White Show
Make A Difference Minute: Autism Activist Marcus Boyd

The Mark White Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 2:23


On this MADM, Marcus Boyd & I are discussing difference makers and his upcoming superhero comic book character, "Super Marcus!" Sponsor: Visit North Alabama VisitNorthAlabama.org

The Christian Health Club Podcast
143: The Gaps Diet with River Yeo, RN, CGP

The Christian Health Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 64:41


In this week's episode we're talking about one specific nutritional therapy approach called The GAPS Diet - which stands for Gut & Psychology Syndrome. It was created by neurosurgeon Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride who is well known for her work linking nutrition with gut health and brain health and offers a natural approach to conditions like Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia. To dive deeper into the nuances of this nutritional approach, I'm talking to River Yeo, a Registered Nurse and Certified GAPS Practitioner who left the world of western medicine to help her patients with FOOD as medicine. She's talking us through what The GAPS Diet involves and who might be a good candidate for it. Come listen and learn! For more information and to access the show notes for this episode, visit my website here: https://www.thechristiannutritionist.com/podcast/143

The Mark White Show
Autism Activist Marcus Boyd, Kerry Gilbert with The KGB, & Cora's Corner

The Mark White Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 51:35


Tune in as I talk with Autism Activist Marcus Boyd for a couple of segments followed by Kerry Gilbert with The KGB talking about tomorrow night's Christmas show at the Historic Roxy Theatre. We'll close out the show with Cora's Corner and recognition of our two recipients of TMWS's Cool Kid Award this week! This show is for tonight and tomorrow morning.

Autism Weekly
Behavior Basics & Parent Learning Tools | With Dr. Stewart Pisecco from Attend Behavior #63

Autism Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 34:30


This week we welcome Dr. Stewart Pisecco to the podcast to talk with us about the ins and outs of modifying challenging behaviors and how parents can support behavior change in their children. Dr. Pisecco began his career at the University of Houston where he was a tenured professor in the department of educational psychology. He left the world of accademia and entered the world of entrepreneurship where he has developed multiple education tools. His latest venture is an app called Attend Behavior. It's designed to help busy parents bring out their child's best behavior.  Download the latest episode to learn more! Learn More About Attend Behavior: https://www.attendbehavior.com/ Check out the Attend Behavior Video Demo: https://www.attendbehavior.com/Parents#video Learn More About The RUBI Autism Network: https://www.rubinetwork.org/  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

The NewsWorthy
Omicron Strategy, More Autism Diagnoses & Most Popular Emoji- Friday, December 3rd, 2021

The NewsWorthy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 12:38


The news to know for Friday, December 3rd, 2021! We'll tell you about President Biden's latest plan to confront the Omicron variant of Covid-19: from more boosters to free tests to new travel restrictions. Also, the return of a policy meant to ease congestion on the U.S.-Mexico border, but with some changes. Plus, what's behind more Autism diagnoses in the United States, why it could be easier for you to find new doctors on Google, and how a generous 13-year-old used his once-in-a-lifetime wish to help others. Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by RadPowerBikes.com and Ritual.com/newsworthy Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at www.TheNewsWorthy.com/insider            

Assistive Technology Update with Josh Anderson
ATU549 – Holiday Show 2021 Part 2

Assistive Technology Update with Josh Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 27:09


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 Guests: Nikol Prieto  – Community Outreach Coordinator – INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads Brian Norton – Director of Assistive Technology – Easterseals Crossroads Items discussed […] The post ATU549 – Holiday Show 2021 Part 2 appeared first on Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads.

Quantum Conversations: With Karen Curry Parker
Education: Going to School or Learning to Learn? with Dr. Naomi Fisher

Quantum Conversations: With Karen Curry Parker

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 37:40


We are taught that an education is a vital component of success.  We define education as going to school.  Whether through public schooling or the more expensive version of the same concept, private schooling, children are shepherded through a system that makes learning a 12 year long process of mastering how to follow the rules and perform for rewards. On today's Quantum Revolution episode, we're talking to Naomi Fisher, a clinical psychologist, about her book, Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning (https://www.amazon.com/Changing-Our-Minds-children-learning/dp/1472145518/)  According to Fisher, children today have easy access to an enormous amount of information, from all around the world. The news is not hidden from them and much of the news is not reassuring. In addition, most of them spend their days in an environment which makes very specific competitive requirements of them, and over which they have almost no power. When they refuse to cooperate with this, they are said to be suffering from school refusal, or perhaps school phobia. This is often thought of as an irrational anxiety, a bit like being scared of spiders. But is it irrational to refuse to go to school? Instead of assuming that distressed children must be disordered, let's think about whether school is an environment in which all children can thrive. About 33% of children in the school system manage to do well.  Some even thrive.  But what about the other 66%?  Even more frightening, approximately 30% of children in the United States have been diagnosed - and some are even medicated for - having learning problems.  Have we really bought into the idea that only 33% of us are smart and capable of success? Could 30% of children be incapable of learning or be somehow educationally “broken” and often in need of medication to make them compliant? We've talked to several scientists and thought leaders this season about the importance of a healthy foundation for life.  When we get disconnected from the value of life and the arc of time that is the lifespan of a human, it's easy to forget that being a child isn't a static state.  Children grow into adults.  Adults who are eventually tasked with running the world and creating the future we dream of. While we could blame computers or over scheduled lives for this crisis, we might also have to reckon with the idea that some of this crisis is being amplified by our education system.  We have a school system that has normalized punishments and rewards - a way of motivating children that has been proven again and again to actually DECREASE creativity and, over time, compliance. We have a culture that has normalized the experience of bullying and being bullied in school.  It's so normal that most of the young adult fiction that has won any kind of book award in the last few years centers around the theme of bullying.  Just this week in the news, a 10 year old Black girl with autism killed herself because she was being bullied.  I have long held the view that disempowered children have to seek their normal human need for power somewhere and that bullying is a dysfunctional response to feeling powerless in school and at home. We have normalized treating children the same way we treat our pets.  It's normal for teachers to use shaming language and yelling to manage a classroom of rowdy students. We use clickers to count how many times students interrupt the teacher, take away recess if they are too frisky in class, encourage them to go for extra credit and gauge their value based on how well they follow the rules and how much they are willing to do beyond the regular work in the classroom. 6.1 million children in the United States alone are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a diagnosis rate that is not supported by post-mortem studies that show that the actual rate of brain changes consistent with ADD/ADHD is closer to .01 percent of the population. I could go on and on with a list of how the system is broken but I want to end on an inspired note. In Howard Gardner's original research on Multiple Intelligences, he came up with over 100 different kinds of giftedness that children exhibit.  He was told to narrow it down because we couldn't construct an education system complex enough to meet all the needs of all the different ways of learning. What if we can? What if the pathway to incorporating all these ways of learning is to let the children lead us?  To let us know what they need and how we can support them as they follow their natural, adaptive way of following the right educational path for them? What if we trust that children contain within them a deep connection to their own inner wisdom that sparks them to follow their innate, unique and natural path of learning  - the one that is theirs to follow?  What if we redefine the parameters of success and the skillset necessary for adulthood and instead give children the space, freedom and support to grow into the people they are born to be? Dr. Fisher in her book, Changing Our Minds brings together research, theory and practice on learning. It includes interviews with influential thinkers in the field of self-directed education and examples from families alongside practical advice. This essential guide will give you an understanding of why self-directed education makes sense, how it works, and what to do to put it into action yourself.  You may find the book on Amazon – click here or find it at your favorite book seller. Dr Naomi Fisher is a clinical psychologist and EMDR consultant specializing in responses to trauma. She works with adults and children, including those with diagnoses of special educational needs. She has a PhD in Autism. She has hands-on experience raising two children as self-directed learners. Her writing has featured in The Psychologist, Tipping Points, The Green Parent, SEN Magazine, Juno and more. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Dr. Fisher on how we can change the education system to help children to learn and grow in whatever way works best for them. You can find out more about Dr. Fisher on Twitter https://twitter.com/naomicfisher  Thank you for joining me for Quantum Revolution.   Please be sure to subscribe to this podcast on your favorite platform so you don't miss any of the amazing shows we have in store for you.  Join us next time when we talk with Dr. Eric Kaulker about emotional effects of trauma and stress. If you'd like to learn more about how you can connect to your innate wisdom and live a life rooted in well-being, please visit our website www.quantumalignmentsystem.com. 

Talking With Tech AAC Podcast
Rachel Dorsey: Taking a Neurodiversity-Affirming Approach to Therapy

Talking With Tech AAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 63:18


This week, Rachel interviews Rachel Dorsey, an amazing SLP with Autism who runs a private practice and teaches courses on Neurodiversity and Goal Writing. Rachel shares her perspective on neurodiversity, how to help shift the perspectives of others to better affirm neurodiversity, the importance of co-regulation for Autistic people, and more!   Before the interview, Rachel and Chris sit down with Melissa Bugaj and Sara Gregory to have a quick roundtable banter about gestalt language processing (e.g. scripting) vs analytical language processing, and ways that all people may use both methods to learn language.   Key ideas this week:  

Autism Parenting Secrets
Simple Hacks = SLEEP SUPERPOWERS

Autism Parenting Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 53:37


Welcome to Episode 76 of Autism Parenting Secrets. This episode focuses on the very important topic of self-care for the parent.There are many ways that a parent can take care of their mind and body. Diet, exercise, breathing exercises and mindfulness… just to name a few.  But nothing is more important than sleep.  Specifically, improving sleep quality must be a priority.  And there's a strong argument that this must be your TOP priority.Our guest this week is Tara Youngblood.  She's a scientist, physicist, sleep expert, Ted-X speaker, and CEO of Chilisleep.Her mission is to Change the Way the World Sleeps.And the exciting news is there's so much a parent can do to improve their own sleep and the sleep their child gets.The secret this week is… Simple Hacks = SLEEP SUPERPOWERS You'll Discover:The 3 Pillars of Sleep (5:52)One Minute A Day Is All It Takes (10:16)The #1 Hack To Get To Sleep or Get Back To Sleep (11:40)The Secret Weapon for Deeper Sleep (22:38)There's a SWITCH for Sleep (26:48)The Thing That Every Disease Is Tied To (30:16)Practical Ways To Measure Sleep (35:12)BALANCE Is The Goal (39:30)Temperature Matters More Than You Think (45:34)About Our GuestTara Youngblood is the founder and CEO of ChiliSleep, a company that creates award-winning technologies and apps that are changing the way the world sleeps. Their Chili Cool Mesh signature product has been used by Presidents, celebrities, and CEOs.  A leading sleep authority, Tara has given a TEDx talk on the recipe for effective sleep. In addition, she has spoken for: National Sleep Foundation, Charlotte Science Museum, Wellness conferences and Health Optimization Summit. Tara is the sleep coach for the Cincinnati Reds and has consulted with the military and veteran groups. She's been interviewed for her expertise by such popular media outlets as MSN, Fox, CNET, The Dr. Oz Show, Reader's Digest and many others.Tara's own exploration with sleep started when she lost a child and began her ten-year healing journey. Already a trained scientist with a BS in Science and Physics, Tara studied traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic practices, neuroscience and psychology. Among other things, she concluded that the link between sleep and mental health was essential. These insights form the basis of her work consulting with companies, keynote presentations, and technical innovations. Tara founded and heads the Benjamin Youngblood foundation in honor of her son. The non-profit donates to various charities such as the YMCA in her community of Mooresville, North Carolina.  Chilisleep.comTedX Talk - How A Sleep Recipe Changed My LifeReferences in This Episode:Tiny Habits by B.J. FoggAtomic Habits by James ClearFor Yoga Nidra, check out sleep.meThe Oura Ring to Measure and Track SleepRaising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy KurcinkaAdditional Resources:Free Resource: 33 Mistakes Most Autism Parents Make and How To Avoid ThemTo learn more about Cass & Len's All-In Warrior Parent Tribe, click hereGot a Picky Eater? - this can helpTo 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.Don't forget to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts to get automatic episode updates for our "Autism Parenting Secrets!"And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on Apple Podcasts. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of the reviews we get. Thanks for listening!

Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Episode 118: All Out of Money In this episode, Jessica discusses the financial toll being chronically ill and raising children with special needs can take, as well as ways to find funding for needed expenses.      Email us if you have any questions or ideas! We are now on instagram! Check out updates on our website. Follow Thriving on Twitter. Check us out on Facebook! We are also on Pinterest!     Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast. Show Music: Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org) Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org) Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)   Hosted by: Jessica Temple and Lewis Temple   Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment. Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

The Find Your STRONG Podcast
53 - How to stop the overwhelm

The Find Your STRONG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 19:25


With the holidays approaching, we can all start to feel stretched too thin and overwhelmed this time of year. Whether it's work projects, kids or family matters, holiday planning or personal goals getting derailed, the holiday season has a way of wreaking havoc on our schedules and our stress levels. In this episode, Coach Jenny chats about how we can evaluate our priority load, identify the significant source of our overwhelm, and create actionable plans to accomplish our tasks to stay focused on an outcome that suits our mental and emotional well-being. Free guide for fitness coaches  If you are interested in a Body Transformation, please use this link and fill out the Questionnaire  If you enjoyed this episode, make sure and give us a five star rating  and leave us a review on iTunes, Podcast Addict, Podchaser and Castbox. STRONG Fitness Magazine Subscription Use discount code STRONGGIRLResourcesSTRONG Fitness MagazineSTRONG Fitness Magazine on IGTeam Strong GirlsCoach JVBFollow Jenny on social mediaInstagramFacebookYouTube 

Reply Guys
Peter Dreams of Labor with Graham Kay

Reply Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 73:33


This week, Julia sits down with comedian Graham Kay (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), co-host of the podcast Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism, to talk about how this pandemic has affected people with disabilities like his brother Peter, as well as the support received in Canada vs that in the United States. Listen to Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism with Graham Kay and Kirk Smith: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/autastic-a-comedians-guide-to-autism/id984750988 Listen to Graham's other podcast The Edge Lords: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-edge-lords/id1550671795 Follow Graham on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrgrahamkay Julia and Kate can be found at @OhJuliaTweets and @KateWillett Hosts: Kate Willett and Julia Claire Producer: Genevieve Gearity Theme Song: Emily Frembgen and Kate Willett Artwork: Adrienne Lobl

Are they 18 yet?â„¢
3 tips for introducing new foods to your kids.

Are they 18 yet?â„¢

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 37:11


In episode 36, I talk about 3 common "problem" food categories when it comes to kids diets; plus tips for making sustainable changes across eat of these areas. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to offer rewards for eating healthy foods. Acquiring a taste for different textures and flavors is a skill that develops over time.That's why it's so important to pay attention to kids' sensory preferences when you're introducing new foods. Sometimes minor differences in flavor or texture may not register to an adult with a broad palate; but they can make a big impact for someone with sensory sensitivities. That's why in this episode, I share:✅Why kids may show some inconsistencies in their tolerance to certain foods.✅How to gradually reduce additives like refined sugar from your kids' diets.✅How to expand the amount of fruits and vegetables your kids will eat. In this episode, I mention my 6-week plan that helps families develop healthy eating habits that build brain development. I'll even show you how to encourage kids to eat vegetables! It's called the Simple Family Meals Guide, and it will walk you through, step-by-step, how to change your kids' eating habits for the better, one meal at a time.You can sign up for the Simple Family Meals Guide here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/mealguide(Disclaimer: This episode should not be considered medical or legal advice, and should not be used to diagnose or treat any specific medical condition).

Your Life Sucks
Episode 8 - Autistic Perspectives on Mental Health (feat. Anna Everts)

Your Life Sucks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 24:11


Today I had an AWESOME conversation with Anna Everts, a freelancer from The Netherlands. TOPICS COVERED:

Two Sides of the Spectrum
Autistic Motherhood & Self-Advocacy with Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez

Two Sides of the Spectrum

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 48:31


Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez is an occupational therapist and educator working to promote an intentional identity-first approach to autism and OT. She's also a mother to three neurodiverse children. In this episode, we explore Sarah's experiences as an autistic mother, the types of supports that help her thrive in her daily routines, and her own process of self-advocacy. Then we apply this insight to the clinical work of anyone working with autistic children, children with autistic mothers, and autistic mothers themselves.

Do I look FAT? Podcast
Autism Mami Trailer

Do I look FAT? Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 1:25


Hey guys!  I know it's been a long time but I'm back! Here is the new trailer for my new show which will chronicle not only my life as a special needs mom but also focus on the mami's instead of the kids. We tend to overlook ourselves and put 1000% into our children and that is just not the wave. Join me every Mami Monday starting 12/27/2021 you will not be disappointed!    Follow me on IG @_stephykiss to stay up to date on all things and join my EMAIL LIST (CLICK HERE) so you don't miss out on any announcements!     

The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast
What a Slacker! Getting Over My Own Parenting Problem

The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 13:56


Today on the show I want to share with you one of the main areas where I struggle in my own parenting journey, and I want to share it with you because, if I had to guess, you likely struggle in this area too.  Today I want to share with you the area where I slack off in my parenting. Where I loosen up. Where I lack consistency.  It's probably similar for you.  You see, you are likely changing the consistency in those strategies that you're using and it is likely having an effect on your child's behavior, but you don't even realize that it's happening.  Alright, now let me share with you how I'm a slacker and where my struggle lies within my own parenting. Let's go to the show.  IN THIS EPISODE: Laura Lynn discusses why children can be more well-behaved when only one parent is present versus two parents present;  She explains why this is the case; and  She shares how she struggles with parenting her kids when her husband comes home from work. SHOW NOTES When we really begin to see what is going on in a specific situation, we can get at the root cause of the problem AND THEN come up with solutions that directly target and fix those root causes. It's smart parenting. It's parenting with science. It's understanding behavior. Let's do that for you. Sign up for your free call at www.bit.ly/chatwithlauralynn. Let's connect!  On Facebook: www.fb.me/lauralynnlapointe  On Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lauralynnlapointe

Successfully Chaotic
S5 E06 Communication: Autism tips and resources for new and seasoned parents

Successfully Chaotic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 42:05


Tammi Schneider is an autism advocate and coach for parents. She specializes in helping parents learn the tools she picked up along the way that helped her in times of chaos during the first years of her son's diagnosis.  Tammi shares with Maria how her knowledge came as a product from the difficulty she experienced when trying to understand and communicate with her son. With some understanding, patience and help from her son's teachers, she was able to learn that it was necessary to have clear and constant expectations and create a space that was very black and white.  Tammi has teaching tools, as well as games for parents and has written several books that parents can use to create a more understanding space and to learn their child's communication style. In this episode, Maria and Tammi share their experiences of the "turning point of frustration" in being a parent with a child on spectrum.    Tammi has several resources available to help parents that you can find below!  Website: https://savingourtomorrows.com/ Find helpful tools on Pinterest from Tammi: https://pin.it/1h2CoMi   Find everything online that's Successfully Chaotic: www.successfullychaotic.com   Become a Patron: https://patron.podbean.com/successfullychaotic          

Courageously Mom-Encouragement for Parents of Children with Special Needs, Autism Moms, ADHD

Show notes: Hi everyone. It's Tanya I'm back after a long hiatus of recording any episodes and my apologies. Life was, or has been completely overwhelming and hectic. And I know if anyone understands that it is the moms that are listening to this podcast. So I thank you for your understanding. I'm happy to get back to this and share what's been going on because life the last six months has definitely given many, many topics to talk about here.   So what am I going to be talking about in this episode? The first episode back? Well, I've got to be talking about careers, motherhood, and autism, and all the good stuff that goes with it.   Like, do you stay at work? Do you go back? All those things that I have personal experience to talk about. And so let's get to it.   Hey, Courageous Mom. I want you to know that you are so brave raising those children and giving everything you have for everything that they need. I've been there and understand what it's like to feel like you're lost. To feel tired and so completely overwhelmed. Hi, I'm Tanya and an autism mom. This journey is not an easy one.   It's been demanding and confusing, but it's also been massively life-changing in a great way and has brought me more joy and more laughs than I could ever imagine. You shouldn't walk alone. And that's why I felt called to create this community. Here, you'll laugh. Find joy. Hear inspiring stories along with support and some tough love to begin your journey back to you again.   You have permission to take care of yourself, to go after your dreams and to be happy and fulfilled every day, even on those tough ones. So let's do this journey together, gracefully, boldly, and courageously.   Transcription: All right. So let's get started. I have lots to tell you. So what I have been up to in the last almost six months is that I officially went back to work. And, you know, I have always been working to some capacity, but I'm talking about going back to finance, which is what I did prior to going on maternity leave with my son, who was my first child.    After returning from maternity leave to that old position and company trying to juggle motherhood and just he from day one just required so much that it felt impossible to do a great job at work and to be the employee that my previous employer was used to. Just that woman that would stay till work was done, I would put in extra hours and often would go above and beyond. But obviously that changed when I became a mom. I am still doing the work that needed to get done, but those days of going above and beyond, I will admit they were gone because I had someone else that took priority. I, I was a mom now where  before my career, that was really all I had to focus on. I mean, obviously I was a wife as well, but my husband, you know, he can take care of himself.   Well, I can, most days I'm kidding. No kind of I'm joking kind of, but anyways, so becoming a mom, it was just a really big shift and it came to a point with my son where, when we tried to do the daycare, I would say he was about 16 months, that's when I really started to realize that something, you know, was just not right.    It was like a month after dropping him off and I thought it would get easier, but it never did. So daycare was just not an option. He would just scream from beginning to the end of the day.  The daycare providers at the center,  they were great, but my heart would break every single time. And they would say, oh, just give it more time. But I knew that there was something else going on. So my husband and I basically were like, you know, passed the baton, just he would work the late night shift and I would work in early morning and leave around 2:30 , 3:00 come home. Literally, he would just pass my son to me and he'd go off.   And that is how we operated for the first two years of my son's life. Well, almost two years, because I know that I made the tough decision to leave my job and my career at about, I want to say he was almost 18 months. So  we were burnt out. We couldn't do it anymore, but I think we hung in as long as we did because financial reasons.   And I think that's why a lot of people are stressed because it's not easy and feasible for every single person and couple to have one person stay at home and then there's the single moms out there that are doing it completely alone. And God bless you because I see you. And I know that you are doing both roles and you are working when you are just so exhausted and then you're coming home and trying to be everything to your child or children.    And then on top of it, You have to worry about therapies and IP's and managing appointments and that's a full-time job in itself. And so for moms of children with special needs, that is a really hard job to do on top of working and having a career and trying to manage a household and your other child.   Being a stay at home mom is just not for the faint of heart. I will always say that.  I think that there is this misconception that stay at home moms, just, you know, lunch and have play dates. And yes, there is some of that, but when I decided that it was time for me to stay home, that wasn't what my life looked like at all. Especially as my son became a toddler and then a preschooler, and then I became pregnant with my daughter, and then we moved closer to getting a diagnosis for my son. There was just never a dull moment. There wasn't any downtime. It was just filled with complete chaos. And much of, it seems like a blur.   And I often say that when I'm looking at pictures from when my son was a toddler and my daughter was first born. I feel like, of course I remember it, but I feel like I didn't enjoy it as much. And I wasn't as present because my mind always had 1,000,001 tabs open. And I know you get this. I know you get what I'm saying right now.   And when I speak with other moms, I think, you know, we're all in the same boat and we've all experienced the same thing. We are sleep deprived when our children are young. And it's kind of impossible to completely enjoy the moment when you're sleep deprived and your cranky, you're hangry, because you're just living off of, you know, leftover chicken nuggets from your child or like pizza crust and you're not taking care of yourself.   So you're giving your complete all to another individual and everybody else in your household. And basically, I mean, you aren't just barely surviving. Right? So I was fortunate to make the decision that I could put the job career on hold. And luckily I've had my real estate license for almost 20 years now.   And I have always, done real estate to some capacity over the last two decades. So I have been very fortunate to have that, but real estate is obviously not a regular salary, right? So those regular paychecks were no longer coming in, and that was something that we really missed because we needed it.   Especially when you have a child that needs extensive therapies.  My husband has great insurance, but the copays, I mean, there were points where we were paying probably about $200 a week just in copays. And that was just in therapy for my son.  Never mind the appointments for his neurologist, all his assessments and God forbid I get sick. My husband gets sick or my daughter gets sick. I mean, those are just all additional copays.  I mean, we were just starting to see the bills rack up and if real estate was going well, then yeah, it was good. You know, I just keep charging everything on a credit card and then when a commission came in, I would pay it off, but what happened when business was slow? you know, I'd be showing house after house and writing offer after offer, but nothing was getting accepted, but you're putting in the time and you're working amongst everything else, but you're not getting paid. So those credit card bills are still racking up and you have nothing coming in to pay it off because luckily, my husband's salary was enough to obviously pay the essentials, like the roof over our head or utilities, food, those types of things. But you know,  this is real life. So other things would pop up or go wrong or needed to be fixed within the house  and we'd have to pay those. So then eventually you're falling behind on other things, you know, and it's always credit card credit cards.   So we got to a point where the credit card debt was insane. And then, you know, I'd have a great year in real estate and then we'd get back on top and then it would not go so great. And the cycle was just never ending and it was just this up, down. And it completely consumed me because I was so exhausted from living like this.   But going back to work back to the career that I had prior to be coming a mom and making the salary that I used to make it wasn't an option because there wasn't an employer out there that was going to allow me to have the flexibility that I needed to be the mother that I needed to be. And I mean, it is so unfortunate  that was the case and probably just  one of the very rare things that were great about the pandemic is the fact that it really has changed the way that, you know, a career looks and where you work and the remote options have obviously changed that and made it so much more possible for a mother like myself to get back to it.   So that's what I've done. And the pandemic definitely with being home with the kids and just needing sort of a break from always being there and sitting by them when they were in their classes. Well, mostly my son, my daughter is very independent and did very well  with doing the whole remote school thing, even though she much preferred to be at school in person, but I was just, I was tired and I wanted something else for myself. And yes, there are many other things that I love to do.     Uh, none which have made me money yet, but doesn't mean that I won't pursue those things, but real life is that, you know, I wanted to get out of debt. I wanted to be able to, you know, go back to traveling and going out and enjoying life.   Once this whole pandemic is completely over. And I think I just reached that point where I was like, okay, I can't take this. Enough is enough. Like I'm able to work. So it's time to go back to it. And I think my mind craved it as well and wanted to use it for something else.  So I took advantage of the remote option and got a position just working 100% remotely.   You know, Just having that steady income coming in on top of doing some real estate transactions just really helped tremendously with getting back on top and paying down debt.  The pandemic and not being able really to go anywhere, was really great because we've cut our budget in many ways.  So I took the opportunity of being stuck in the house for the last  18 months to, you know, tackle that debt.   But then once the world started to open a bit, I actually ended up getting this other job offer someone found me on LinkedIn and it was like, almost like too good to be true. One of those situations where you're like, no, this, this can't be real. Like seriously, they're offering it to me. And I pursued it.   I really wasn't looking because I was completely content with just being at home remote. And I felt like I was actually getting somewhere and still being able to  be a present mom and I felt really good about myself because I was contributing back to our finances and, you know, being able to breathe and sleep at night because that debt wasn't constantly weighing on my mind. But I guess the reason why I'm sharing this all with you is because this is a really big thing that so many families with kids with special needs go through. You know, the decision, whether, you know, to have that one parent stay home  or, you know, a single mom trying to juggle it all and trying to figure out what the other options are because maybe your working right now, and there's no possible way that you could do your job remotely.  I get that. I mean, my husband is in that position and, you know, he luckily has a great job, very stable, and he has great benefits. So him staying home, I mean,  that wasn't even an option.   Obviously the person that would have to stay home would have been me. It just would of made more sense.  It doesn't mean that it wasn't easy because if you're a mom and you are trying to decide whether you should stay home or continue working, it's a big decision because you may be feeling, you know, resentment or bitterness on why it has to be you, that gives up your career. And I mean, I get that. I do because I think that's a whole another discussion is that in itself, is that, you know, as a mom, we feel the pressure to do it all. It always falls on us and we're always looked to, to be the ones that will make those types of decisions more often than the men do. So you've got that and then you also have maybe the financial stress of it all.  What do you do if you have to continue working and your job is just not something that you can do remotely, then looking into other options is definitely a possibility. I mean, some options may mean that you're not making as much, but if it's possible, they're definitely are positions out there. And I can tell you that because I definitely have done that. And at one point I was working in a school and it was actually the same school that my children went to and I worked in their office. So I was still using a lot of the finance part of my brain and, you know, managing all their tuition because it was a tuition-based preschool.    So I was creating all the invoices and tracking all the payments and doing all that accounting, which again, you know, kept my skills fresh and keeping up with the Excel and all that stuff. So those were ways that, you know, although it wasn't really close to what I was doing prior to having a child. It still was something. And it was definitely good for me personally, to feel like I was contributing, but I will tell you that the pay was like next to nothing. You know, it really wasn't much, but it had great hours. I had the summers off and I had every vacation with my children off. So schools are in great place for positions for mom that really needs to be with her family.    And her kids when they're not in school, but also needs to work, whether it be for her own sanity or money.  If you have a side gig that you've been doing is it possible that you could do that on your own. I mean, I am an entrepreneur  that is who I am to my core. Like that is, that's just who I am. And in this time, in the past 13 years, that was also something that I did. And I've mentioned that I had my own business and gym and I did that once both of my kids were in school and I was training early morning or training at night. I was also crazy to think  that's all I would be doing as a business owner. Now those years, I do not know how I did it all.   I was completely overwhelmed, but I definitely loved it because it was, it was my business. It was, it was my baby. It was something that was, was me. And when I was there, I wasn't a mom. I was just a business woman. I think sometimes when. You're a mom, especially when you're a mom and you've been staying home all the time.   And that's,  your sole role in life at the moment. You almost want to be seen as something else. And there's a part of you that craves the former life that you had before you became a mom. And listen. I think, you know that, I mean, it's not that I don't adore my children because believe me, I love those children more than anything in this world, but there's so many other things that I also want to do and accomplish and dreams that I have that have definitely been put on pause. And I say pause, and I've said this again before, too, is there just on pause for the moment because you're going to have other time to do this. Okay. But right now we've got big things in front of us with making sure that we help our children to become the most independent and successful human beings that they possibly can and they need our support.   So with me going back to work, I love it. It's great. It's going well. I accepted that other position and I'm enjoying it. Is it my dream? Is it my dream job? No. My dream job is still to have my own business and do the things, but I really love, but for now I am very happy knowing that I'm back at work. I'm using my brain.   I'm seen as something else other than just mom. I am contributing to my household. I have dug myself and my family, like out of debt, obviously in conjunction with my husband, but it is an amazing feeling to have that weight of all that debt off my shoulders and to now not feel so guilty if we want to get away for the weekend or we want to do a project on the house. Those are all things that have been great in addition to not having to stress about being able to pay the copays and get my son into some of the classes or therapies that aren't currently accepting insurance. Those are the things that we weren't able to do before  and now we can suddenly look at them again.   And listen, it is not all sunshine and roses. And I share this not to be like, oh, yay me. Like we're doing great. Now, listen, I am simply sharing all of this because I'm trying to give you hope because I'm telling you I've been at rock bottom and we have been in crazy debt and I've had many sleepless nights.   I've wondered and have cried my eyes out, trying to figure out how we possibly do it all. How do we give my son what he needs, my daughter, what she needs, and still be able to pay all the bills and keep the roof over our head. I mean, there were points where we only had enough to make the payment on the house and the cars and get some groceries.   And you know what utilities, oh, well, you'll have to wait.  I was constantly pulling from this to pay that, like, , it was insane. And I share all this because I know I'm not alone in any of it. And you may be in the middle of making a decision to whether or not you should stay home. Whether or not, it's time to switch careers.   Maybe you need to work nights. Maybe you need to reduce your hours and go part-time. Maybe you need to look at a school position, something with mother's hours. I wish I could tell you that this one podcast episode would have all the answers and blueprints for the rest of your life to help you make the decisions, in order to make your life easier, but obviously not the case. I'm just hoping that my experience in pretty much having seen, you know, at the beginning of having to make the decision, trying to work different jobs, to make it all work. And the time that I had to do that to my children, being a little older now to where I can actually get back to the workforce and take advantage of the remote hybrid work era that we're in right now, which I highly suggest. So if you're in a position where, you know, it could be done from home guaranteed, there is a company that is hiring and they're looking for remote people. So I really recommend that you start searching for that. I'm not saying drop your job right now before you even have another one, but it take a leap of faith and start looking.   It's there and you just have to seek it out. You need to make some decisions, again, not easy ones, but as mothers, our children are always going to come first. And we knew that when we became mom. Now, if you have a child with special needs well, obviously you have another thing on your plate and you can sit there and be sad about it and stressed and overwhelmed.   Again. I'm not saying that you don't have the reason to be because you do, you have every reason because it is a lot. It's overwhelming. I've live it on a regular basis. And I know you do too, but we love our children and we got to do what we got to do and we have to take action. So. Get your cry on when you need it.   And then wipe those tears off that pretty face and take some action and listen. Any change is going to be scary, whether you decide to finally start freelancing on your own so that you have the flexibility or you decide to stop working altogether, or you decide to finally go back to work. Oh that is scary.   Been there, done that, but I'm telling you, you can do it. Okay. I've got you. I'm cheering you on. So if you want to continue this conversation, why don't you come join us on the Courageously Mom Facebook Group? And if you want to talk about any of what's on your mind or any of the decisions that you need to make, share it there and let us support you and encourage you. So it's time for me to jet. And I just want to thank you again for taking the time to listen. It's good to be back. And I am reminding you that you are so brave and you've got this. Hey there, me again. One more thing before you go. Thank you so much for listening to the Courageously Mom Podcast. I hope you come back to hear some more and if you enjoyed this, don't forget to subscribe, share, and leave a review.   https://www.courageouslymom.com/

Ali on the Run Show
451. The Everyday Runner, Lara Kondor

Ali on the Run Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 76:17


“I just had to keep moving forward… I never let myself stop and wallow in it, because I was afraid that if I did, I'd never stop. I just had to keep going. So I did.” Lara Kondor is — and always has been — tough. She's a 46-year-old ultra-running mom of three who lives in New Hampshire, and on this episode, she talks about how she found running, and about the powerful role running has played in her life. Lara is a 13-time marathoner and nine-time ultramarathoner, with dreams of hitting the 100-mile mark in a single event. (Her longest so far is 92 miles at The Hamsterwheel 24-hour race.) Both on the run and off, Lara is a full-time caregiver for her oldest child, Noah, who is 25 and was diagnosed with autism at three years old. Noah is mostly nonverbal, but running has given him a new way to communicate. In this conversation, Lara talks about Noah's diagnosis, about new motherhood, and about how they started running together. She talks about asking for help, about accepting help, and about seeing Noah thrive (and get faster!) on the run. SPONSOR: COROS — Use code ONTHERUN for a free keychain watch charger with the purchase of any watch! What you'll get on this episode: All about Lara's childhood growing up in Florida (4:15) On having children at a young age, and what it was like getting Noah's autism diagnosis when he was three years old (6:20) How Lara found running (17:25) Why Lara loves running ultras — on a track (31:40) How Noah found running (36:00) Why Lara and Noah joined the Millennium Running Club (42:30) What's next for Lara and Noah? (55:40) Check out: Clearwater Running Festival Melissa Cummings on Episode 375 of the Ali on the Run Show Follow Lara: Instagram @lara_runs_in_circles Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!

A Moment with Joni Eareckson Tada
Helping with Your Heart

A Moment with Joni Eareckson Tada

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 1:00


Use your gifts to help and bless others.

Turn Autism Around
#152: Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan: How To Advocate For Your Child with Autism in an IEP Meeting

Turn Autism Around

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 61:23


Are you wondering how to be the best advocate for your child with autism? When entering an IEP meeting even the most educated parents can feel lost, confused, and defeated. Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan created a program called Mastering Your IEP to help. They are both autism moms and IEP consultants and coaches full of all the knowledge you need to ensure your child's IEP includes all of the services and accommodations they need to be successful.

Isaac's Autism in the Wild
#117 | Ascend Academy Private School for Children with Autism

Isaac's Autism in the Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 36:09


This week, Jim Matthews that many of you know as the Director of Soar Behavioral Services, shared exciting news! He is opening the first of its kind private K-5 school for children on the autism spectrum in Spokane, Washington. Ascend Academy is accepting applications through December 10th for priority placing. The school will be opening … Read More Read More

Cardionerds
164. Case Report: “A Good Candidate” Advanced Heart Failure in an 18-year-old Man with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Cleveland Clinic

Cardionerds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 63:59


CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder), are joined by guest host Dr. Alex Pipilas (CardioNerds Ambassader, Boston University), and Cleveland Clinic fellows, Dr. Gary Parizher, Dr. Ambreen Ali, and Dr. Tiffany Dong. They discuss a case of an 18-year-old man with Autism Spectrum Disorder presented with advanced nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Due to anxiety, he was unable to tolerate right heart catheterization, and the initial evaluation for advanced heart failure therapies was deferred. With assistance from a multidisciplinary team, catheterization was successful, and he underwent cardiac transplantation. Faculty experts, Dr. Richard Dane Meredith (Cardiovascular Imaging, Mission healthcare), Dr. Julie Niezgoda (Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiologist, CCF), and Dr. Ran Lee (Critical Care Cardiology and Advanced HF/Transplant Cardiologist, CCF) provide the E-CPR for this episode. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, Dr. Leticia Helms. Claim free CME just for enjoying this episode!  Disclosures: NoneJump to: Pearls - Notes - References CardioNerds Case Reports PageCardioNerds Episode PageCardioNerds AcademyCardionerds Healy Honor Roll CardioNerds Journal ClubSubscribe to The Heartbeat Newsletter!Check out CardioNerds SWAG!Become a CardioNerds Patron! Episode Teaching Pearls - Heart Failure with Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder should not be regarded as a contraindication to organ transplantation.Respect for patient discomfort with procedures, and efforts to mitigate that discomfort, are essential.A multidisciplinary team approach, especially one utilizing allied health support services, is important to provide care to adolescent patients with advanced organ dysfunction, particularly those with developmental disabilities. Notes - Heart Failure with Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by impairments in social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, or activities (2). In 2016 the CDC estimated one in 54 children age 8 had ASD (3). Despite ASD's prevalence, studies of organ transplantation in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities are lacking. Guidelines from the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation indicate that heart transplantation cannot be recommended in patients suffering from severe cognitive-behavioral disabilities (4). However, the definition of “severe” is not clear, so the assessment of severity of a cognitive impairment, as well as whether the impairment constitutes a contraindication to organ transplantation, falls to healthcare providers on a case-by-case basis.             Cardiac transplantation in a patient with ASD has been documented previously (5). Nonetheless our case represents an important example of advocacy for lifesaving care in patients with developmental disability. Without any one component of the team taking care of our patient, including physicians and allied healthcare providers, he would have died of refractory cardiogenic shock. However, with individualized care and a multidisciplinary combined effort, his providers were able to overcome the obstacles posed by his ASD and deliver indicated interventions. References - Heart Failure with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1.  Baran, David A., et al. "SCAI clinical expert consensus statement on the classification of cardiogenic shock" Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 94.1 (2019): 29-37. 2. American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th edition. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2013. 3. Baio J, Wiggins L, Christensen D, et al. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among children aged 8 years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 2018; 67:1-23. 4. Mehra M, Canter C,

Scrappy
Scrappy: Embrace Autism

Scrappy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 32:50


Marie Haas has worked with, and touched the hearts of, some of the most vulnerable citizens in our society – kids with autism and their families. She began and grew... Listen Scrappy: Embrace Autism

Knockin' Doorz Down
Chuck Liddell | Being Bullying, Father Leaving at 3, Non-Violence, UFC, Fatherhood, Family & More

Knockin' Doorz Down

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 65:17


Chuck was born in Santa Monica & raised by a single mother. Growing up, school kids would pick on him, take his lunch money and bully him. His mom was a believer in non-violence and would tell him at first to not fight back. Eventually, she told him that he couldn't start a fight, but he could finish it if someone was picking on him. He hated people picking on others, so it gave him a lot of reasons to get in fights growing up defending his friends. He was taught if you work hard, you can be better than your opponents, and gave him the confidence to continue his desire to learn martial arts. His dad left when he was only 3 years old, and Chuck wouldn't see him again until he was 28 years old. During high school, he started to focus on his fighting in a more professional way. His mom taught him the basics in Koei Kan Karate which laid the foundation for his MMA career. In college, he went to Cal Poly for Wrestling & Football, but eventually shifted to kickboxing. He would ditch class or shift his schedule around just to go to karate class every day. He eventually started fighting with the UFC in 1998, and by 2001, he was the #1 prospect for the Heavyweight World Champion. Liddell's moniker 'The Iceman' was coined by his trainer, John Hackleman, of Liddell's calm and relaxed temperament before fights. Eventually, when he was at the peak of his fame, on TV and PPV events nationwide, his paternal father tried to reach out to him. But at this point, Chuck had no interest in starting a relationship with a father who chose to not be present in a child's life. He heard from his mom that he was an abusive guy, and probably a good thing that he wasn't involved very much in his life. In 2010, Chuck retired from fighting, and instead focused on the business side of the UFC. Now as a father himself, he wants to focus on being there for his daughter and being involved in her life as much as possible. He's learned to separate his marital issues from his kids, to keep the drama away from them. With fatherhood now, his focus is to be a more involved, present father than he had growing up. He loves taking his children to school, watching their games and events, and being a part of their daily lives. Also, hear some stories from his early fighting days, how he got into kickboxing, behind-the-scenes UFC stuff, and random questions with Chuck! This is Chuck Lidell in his own words, on Knockin' Doorz Down. For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media https://linktr.ee/knockindoorzdown  For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down https://www.kddmediacompany.com/ For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/ For more information on the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma and Race for Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ For more on the Recovery in the Middle Ages podcast www.MiddleAgesrecovery.com  For Mad Moose BBQ, make sure you check out their award-winning bbq sauces and rubs at www.madmoosebbq.com Listen to and Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen for more Celebrity, everyday folks, and expert conversations at https://www.KDDPodcast.com © 2021 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved.  

On The Hard Days
Ep.60 Mom Megan Carranza on Finding Joy and Acceptance, Despite the Grief, After Autism Diagnosis

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 54:24


About This Episode: This week I'm talking with Megan, who is raising a non-verbal child with Autism. One of my biggest takeaways was how, despite the grief, she found joy and positivity in the diagnosis of her child. Here are just some of the things we discussed:-What are the early signs of Autism?-Speech delays - what is normal?-Hearing the diagnosis: The tone of delivery-ABA therapy-Different, not less-Flexing the muscle of advocacyYou can catch more of Megan on her podcast, Adventures in Autism, and on IG @adventuresinautism.Please shower Megan with love and support by SHARING this episode with your mom friends and groups!MORE:-Want to be a part of my support group community, Mothers Together? Send me a message on IG or FB and I'll tell you how to sign up!-Subscribe to On The Hard Days via Apple, Spotify, or however you get your podcasts.  *Please leave a review*  to spread the word to other moms around the world!

Love Conquers Alz
THIAGO DADALT & KIRK MOODY: "WHERE IS NANCY?" - A First-Hand Account on the Realities of Wandering

Love Conquers Alz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 57:58


Wander (verb) - To walk or move in an aimless way.Wandering is an all-too-common behavior amongst people with dementia, Autism spectrum disorder, and Down syndrome, and are a huge fear for those concerned for their safety and well-being. A person's failing memory and declining ability to communicate can make it impossible for them to remember or explain the reason they wandered.In episode 47, Don and I had the honor of speaking with retired Manager, Systems Engineer, *Kirk Moody, and filmmaker, *Thiago Didalt.  Kirk's wife was a brilliant aerospace engineer and entrepreneur, top of her class at the USC/Davis and highly respected across the industry, Nancy Paulikas, 55, was tragically diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.  In 2016, she left to use the restroom at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), never to be seen again. Kirk led a relentless two-year search that helped to uncover the gaps in the USA's social and health systems and bring about systemic change across L.A. County by forming LA FOUND, an organization that helps caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's, dementia, autism, or other cognitive impairments locate their missing loved ones.We hope you find this very special episode helpful.  If you know someone who would benefit from this information, please share our LINKS to listen to LOVE CONQUERS ALZ. Loads of love,Susie xo* Filmmaker, Thiago Dadalt, made the fictionalized Oscar's qualified short film, “Chocolate”, about a middle-age housewife with early onset Alzheimer's disease who goes missing in downtown Los Angeles. Ironically, the film led him to direct the documentary about a family's very real struggle to find missing housewife Nancy Paulikas. “Where is Nancy?” is currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit where it is gaining high praise and awards.  Where you can follow Thiago Didalt:INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKLINKEDINTWITTER *Kirk Moody is an active Board Member of Alzheimer's Los Angeles and Citizen Advocate, Participant in LA Found.  Where you can follow Kirk Moody:INSTAGRASupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/preview/3feccac8decf451cbee818066461f7c1)

Afraid of Nothing Podcast
Afraid of Leaving the Darkness to Embrace the Light

Afraid of Nothing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 66:16


This is one of those shows you go back to listen to a few times.That's because it's not often that you get a guest who has done so much, changed so much personally and help so many lives as author, Autism expert and world-renowned psychic medium William Stillman.In the 1960s William had auspicious beginnings with premonitions and deja vu as a toddler. By the time William was eleven, in a world not ready to embrace his paranormal gift or understand the symptoms of his undiagnosed Asperger's condition, William had become an outcast within his family, at church and at school.During his teens and early twenties, William was drawn to darkness by an entity he knew as The Phantom, but which he would discover later was an evil dark phenomena called The Hat Man.William would eventually walk away from the dark side, finding his true self and calling as a prolific author, champion for Autistic children and adults, and world-famous psychic medium with a reputation for an uncanny accuracy rate. Residing an hour away from Gettysburg, William - self professed ignorant about civil war history - often accompanies local historians to walk the bloody battlefield grounds and document his findings with a series of videos that can be watched on his Youtube channel.William's website is williamstillman.com where you can book a reading, check out his busy schedule for gallery readings and purchase books. You can also connect with William on Facebook.Looking for the quintessential holiday gift for your "gifted" family or friend? William's latest book - The Practicing Psychic - can be purchased through his website or on Amazon.SUPPORT THE PODCASTFOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE/REVIEW...On our new website at afraidofnothingpodcast.com.BUY ME A COFFEEYour gracious donation here (https://www.afraidofnothingpodcast.com/support/) will be shouted out in an upcoming episode.WATCH…VIMEO ON DEMAND: Rent the Afraid of Nothing documentary here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aondoc.AMAZON PRIME: Watch the documentary on Amazon Prime and please leave a positive review.QOSM (a new paranormal streaming platform): Use the coupon code AFRAIDOFNOTHING which gives users 10% Off of ANY content on the website (i.e., tiered subscriptions, rentals and purchases). LISTEN…FREE 30-DAY TRIAL ON AUDIBLE: The Afraid of Nothing Podcast is stoked to partner with the audio-bookworms at Audible to offer you a free 30-day trial membership. Click this link to listen to your favorite horror, paranormal and best selling authors. (Disclosure: We get a commission every time a person signs up for a membership – but we get diddly if you try it out, nor do you pay a penny more if you make the smart move and become an Audible member.)BE SOCIAL…Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/afraidofnothing)

Autism Weekly
Art and Autism: The Power Of The Super Spectrum Showcase | With Laurie Bowen #62

Autism Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 25:51


In this episode, we welcome Laurie Bowen to talk with us about the awesome ways art can be used as a communication tool. Artistic expression is a great way to share feelings, ideas, and a worldview that might be different as well as showcase strengths. Today's guest is the associate director of the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University where they host the annual Super Spectrum Showcase that features artists on the spectrum. Download the podcast today to learn more about the showcase and the wonderful ways autistics can use art to promote self-expression and create connections.  Check Out The Super Spectrum Showcase: https://superspectrum.myportfolio.com/ Check Out The Work of Mitchell McBride: https://superspectrum.myportfolio.com/  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autism weekly is now found on all of the major listening apps including apple podcasts, google podcasts, stitcher, Spotify, amazon music, and more. Subscribe to be notified when we post a new podcast. Autism weekly is produced by ABS Kids. ABS Kids is proud to provide diagnostic assessments and ABA therapy to children with developmental delays like Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about ABS and the Autism Weekly podcast by visiting abskids.com.

Embracing Autism
EP 212 – Struggling to Focus

Embracing Autism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 26:03


We discuss ADHD and how it may impact your child's ability to focus and stay on task as well as some tips to help your child manage their inattentiveness or hyperactivity while sharing our firsthand accounts of growing up with ADHD.

Financial Residency
The Stark Contrast Of Practicing Medicine In Australia Vs. The United States.

Financial Residency

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:51


Carmen Brown, MD, is an author, blogger, practicing OB-GYN, and managing partner and founder of ExpatMD. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and young son. Dr. Bradley Block and Dr. Brown talk about how she ended up practicing down-under, how to make it happen, what some of the differences about practicing down there and focused a bit on the practice of OB-GYN. She dispelled some myths about limitations to practicing abroad and we discussed a little about what it's like being a black woman in Australia. She also published ‘ExpatMD: Your Guide to Living and Working in Australia and New Zealand as a Physician.' She also writes a blog about life as a doctor mom with a child with Autism at www.autismdrmom.blogspot.com You can follow her on LinkedIn or Instagram @ExpatMD or on Twitter @DoctorCarmenB  or @AutismDrMom    Today's Sponsor is LocumStory. To find out more visit: Locumstory.com

Physician's Guide to Doctoring
You Must Start Practicing in Australasian Now with Carmen Brown, MD

Physician's Guide to Doctoring

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:04


Carmen Brown, MD, is an author, blogger, practicing OB-GYN, and managing partner and founder of ExpatMD. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and young son. We talk about how she ended up practicing down-under, how to make it happen, what some of the differences about practicing down there and focused a bit on practice of OB-GYN. She dispelled some myths about limitations to practicing abroad and we discussed a little about what it's like being a black woman in down under. Dr. Brown has been overseas for over eight years and has become passionate about helping other physicians realize their options to live and work overseas. After assisting several doctors find jobs in either New Zealand or Australia, Dr. Brown decided to start ExpatMD, a full-service consulting firm dedicated to helping American doctors achieve their dream of becoming an expat.  She also published ‘ExpatMD: Your Guide to Living and Working in Australia and New Zealand as a Physician.' She also writes a blog about life as a doctor mom with a child with Autism at www.autismdrmom.blogspot.com  You can follow her on LinkedIn or Instagram @ExpatMD  or on Twitter @DoctorCarmenB  or @AutismDrMom    Today's Sponsor is LocumStory. To find out more visit: Locumstory.com

Assistive Technology Update with Josh Anderson
ATU548 – Holiday Show 2021 Part 1

Assistive Technology Update with Josh Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 27:09


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 Guests: Nikol Prieto  – Community Outreach Coordinator – INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads Brian Norton – Director of Assistive Technology – Easterseals Crossroads   Items […] The post ATU548 – Holiday Show 2021 Part 1 appeared first on Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads.

Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Episode 117: Thriving Through The Holidays In this episode, Dr. Koonce discusses the best ways to thrive through the holidays with children who have special needs. She also discusses helpful at-home ABA strategies. It is important to prepare for the holidays with your special needs kids for many reasons, including loss of routine, change in structure, trying to set a new routine for a short time, having other people living in or visiting in our space, more planning for things that are new, eating schedules, bathing schedules, navigating face masks, and fatigue. She recommends that you as a parent see what emotional resources you have available before trying a lot of new things during the holidays. Keep your children in contact with some daily routines during the holiday season. Figure out where your strengths are, and play up those. Think about what is actually doable for you and your family during the holiday break. Use a tag-team approach. Preplan all troubleshooting, when possible. Try to set up a village or community with other parents, in order to have a partnership or extra assistance. For family who cannot make it in person to celebrate the holidays, find creative ways to “include” them. Schedule things based on activities rather than time. Make sure to keep your needs in mind and offer yourself self-care. Don't try to make things perfect. Instead, focus on the things that mean the most to you. Involve your children in the activities as much as possible, in ways they can participate. Share experiences with them. Plan fun activities to look forward to in the future.   The best at-home ABA strategy is to create antecedent interventions. Figure out what you and your child need in the moment. Model behaviors that you want them to do. It is ok for us to make mistakes. Think about what is actually doable. Ask providers what you can do in the meantime while you are on the waiting list. Do other therapies in the meantime. Consider a one-time consult to help in the interim. ABA can also provide recommendations to your school providers for ways that the school could help support or help that child. Sometimes, you can start in clinic ABA prior to starting at-home ABA.   Dr. Koonce recommends several ways to find trainings for parents in ABA. Reach out to local universities, as practicum students may be able to offer trainings for credit. There are lots of online ABA trainings as well. There can be live online collaborations or courses. You can go through the registered behavior technician trainings.   Behavior and Educational Solutions Blog Facebook LinkedIn Twitter DHHS     Email us if you have any questions or ideas! We are now on instagram! Check out updates on our website. Follow Thriving on Twitter. Check us out on Facebook! We are also on Pinterest!     Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast. Show Music: Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org) Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org) Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)   Hosted by: Jessica Temple and Lewis Temple   Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment. Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

Not Your Mama's Autism (NYMA)
A Look Back at 2021 Episodes, An Exercise in Gratitude

Not Your Mama's Autism (NYMA)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 24:28


In this episode, we look back on 2021 NYMA Podcast episodes and discuss various lessons learned from them. We talk about past episodes that touch upon community policing, disability inclusion efforts in Corporate America, self-advocacy and more. This episode marks the start of our hiatus. We will return in January 2022 with brand new episodes. In the meantime, have a joyous and reflective holiday season. 

Checc'n In w/ BIG U
Checc‘n In - Episode 5: OT GENASIS

Checc'n In w/ BIG U

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 55:57


BIG U x WSHH Presents: CHECC'N-IN (Exclusive Worldstar Podcast) Episode 5:  O.T. GENASIS Growing up in  Long Beach, Going to jail at early age, signing to 50 cent and Busta Rhymes, Keisha Cole beef starting over son having Autism, beating Mike Tyson in a street fight and more.   Big U breaks down the true meaning of what it is to CHECC'N-IN touching on topics never discussed before. Quando Rondo joins Big U on the premiere episode and discusses becoming a crip, his label issues with NBA YoungBoy, and King Von. Executive Produced by Eugene “Big U '' Henley @bigu1, Doe Henderson @dynastydoe, Danny @Dany2times Cotton, Kyle "KP" Reilly @KPdatpiff.

Today in Focus
The autistic women denied a diagnosis for decades

Today in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:32


When the television presenter Melanie Sykes and the model Christine McGuinness revealed they had been diagnosed with autism as adults, it brought new attention to the challenges for others like them whose symptoms have been missed. This is the story of one autistic woman - and how diagnosis in her thirties changed her life. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus