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Neologism used to refer to neurological differences in a non-pathological manner

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iDigress with Troy Sandidge
80. Last Year Reflections. New Year Redirections. The Difference Between Resolutions vs Goals And Why There Is Only One Solution To Achieving Your Desired Milestones.

iDigress with Troy Sandidge

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 26:24


Have you set any new year's resolutions lately? Are you going through a series of changes? New birthday? Massive life change? New family addition? Work changes or challenges?I've been there, and I can empathize as well as relate. In many cases, a new year will look exactly like the previous year if you don't make changes and achieve your goals. In most cases, a past goal or desire will remain a goal or desire weeks, months, or even years from now if you don't make changes and achieve your goals. I think you may see the pattern here. But regardless of the reason or the ignition to acknowledge a change or even pursue a change or declare a goal, if one does not take action in the pursuit and possess the discipline to see it through, nothing will ever happen, no change will occur, and nothing will be accomplished. So instead of beating around the bush, let's talk about it. Let's sit in that sunken place, in that void, at those crossroads and discuss what our options are, what we can do, and how to begin to make dreams into reality and actions into accomplishments. Beyond The Episode Gems:Grow Your Business Faster Using HubSpot's CRM PlatformClick Here For Free HubSpot Marketing ToolsSee all of the podcasts on the HubSpot Podcast NetworkReady to delegate to accelerate? Get top fractional admin talent without breaking the bank using Virtual Gurus! Get Two Free Months of Agorapulse on me: Social.Agorapulse.com/FindTroyRead my article on HubSpot's Marketing Blog : 3 Reasons So Many Business Strategies Fail (And How To Succeed)Discover how the #1 Content Marketing Firm For B2B & Tech Firms, No Middle can elevate your content marketing results.Buy my book Strategize Up to get a simplified 7-figure blueprint for maximizing the growth and profitability of your business.#####Support The Podcast & Connect With Troy: • Rate & Review iDigress: iDigress.fm/Reviews• Get Strategy Solutions & Services: FindTroy.com•  Buy Troy's Book, Strategize Up: FindTroy.com/Strategize-Up•  Follow Troy on Twitter: Twitter.com/FindTroy

Rebel Whitecoat Podcast|Anxiety Relief|Empowerment|Spirituality
197: POV: You Have Brain Fog, Constant Fatigue, and Anxiety... Yet All Your Labs Are "Normal".

Rebel Whitecoat Podcast|Anxiety Relief|Empowerment|Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 17:21


POV: You have brain fog, constant fatigue, and anxiety yet all of your labs are "normal". This episode is for you. It's beyond frustrating to go to doctor after doctor and get multiple labs ran just to be told "you're fine" or "you're just stressed" or "it's probably just anxiety" but you feel like garbage and KNOW something's wrong and you're not fine. You need functional lab testing. This episode breaks down how functional medicine differs from conventional medicine and why I swear by the power of functional lab testing and getting to the root cause of your symptoms.  Thanks for listening, Cheers! Kelly Rompel PharmD Interested in becoming a client and working with me? You can book a FREE zoom call with me HERE if you are serious about potentially becoming a client: https://calendly.com/kellyrompelcoaching/20-minute-free-zoom-call-w-kelly All emails and podcast interview inquiries can be sent to: kellyrompelcoaching@gmail.com My Website: https://www.wildrootsgenetics.com/

Something Shiny: ADHD!
Conversation with LeDerick Horne - Part II - "Being Seen By Somebody Like You"

Something Shiny: ADHD!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 34:59


David describes how in education, it might be helpful to facilitate extra resources and have other eyes on schools and supporting the staff and professional development, just as therapists need supervision, eyes on their work. LeDerick points out that nobody builds a building or a car or anything by themselves, most problems get solved in teams professionally, so when it comes to building up and supporting a child, it takes a village, too. When we say we want to educate all students, it takes a team effort to actually create the diversity needed to honor the students. Inclusion is a richer experience for most educators, too—the first two or three years for teachers is burnout city for teachers, and it's important to come to their support and help create this environment. LeDerick got his start being a motivational, assembly-style speaker in college, when he was part of a group of a support program for tutoring and accommodations to have community to celebrate surviving another week of college together. Someone suggested going back to their high schools—and it was great PR for the program he was a part of, but it also had a lasting impact on him and these young people.  When we think about this work from a civil rights, from an activitist point of view—young people should be the ones leading the work and informing and forming the voices of it. Training people to be better self-advocates, to run their own IEP meetings, to understand their rights under the law, to use their voice as an agent of change. Its important to give a voice to those who are overlooked, or being used—how important it is to make sure you're listening, not just directing. David names how LeDerick's experience is shattering expectations; we're taught to mask, to hide our LD's, to not talk about how hard the road is, to not talk about what to avoid, everything is good enough or not good enough — but we needs what's an inclusive view of success? What can success look like, because it's not going to look the same all the time. What's a model people can go to? Isabelle references Lawrence of Arabia—the potential of youth (see full quote below). There's something so important about people seeing someone who has actually walked the path be able to talk about the things we're not supposed to talk about. LeDerick wrote a book with his colleague, Dr. Margo Izzo (who also has ADHD -- see link below), and the use of narratives as well best practices for kids transitioning from high school into their next steps. The importance of near-peer mentors—the people who have recently been where you've been, the need for that. LeDerick talks about how the State of Nevada hired young adult facilitators going back into their high schools, and they make a vision-board/dream-board that speak directly to the IEP sections, and they teach cohorts of students how to capture the IEP sections in this board and present it in a visual way. Once the pandemic hit, the vision boards became PowerPoints and using social media images to help tell the story. One school created a club for people who are feeling marginalized, some students want to do teacher education, or getting on the loudspeaker at school and sharing a new disability diagnosis, to raise awareness. There's a video LeDerick mentions showcasing this: HERE IT IS (VIDEO OF VISION BOARD/STATE OF NEVADA).  What if we could make dream boards for work? How could we break some of the neurotypical molds we're caught in, sometimes without even realizing it. What it might mean to not have to constantly translate yourself to be understood by this neurotypical world. Being seen by somebody like you is so key. David appears to be paying attention but he is totally not—and the moment somebody gets that, they understand each other on a new level. He quotes Ruth Bader Ginsberg (see quote below) and describes how it may not be their fault, but the world carries a neurotypical gaze and it dictates what transitions should look like, what IEPs should look like.  We want kids in schools who are on IEPs to advocate and know what's on their IEP—because when they know what's on their IEP and how it works, they do better in school and more importantly, feel less shame around that. When IEP's were rolled out, parents were not given this instruction—kids were told to not come to the meeting, seen as something to be embarrassed by. It can mean a lot of have differences seen and validated—and more importantly, shared—it starts normalizing people's experiences and makes vulnerabilities understandable. It's like getting punched in the back of the kneecap, you don't have to make that part strong, you just have to acknowledge that it hurts. David's first exposure to not having to be perfect, it was through LeDerick's work—and they're still carrying the torch. Isabelle wonders what is nourishing LeDerick in this mission and what are some of the hard parts—LeDerick describes how sometimes he goes into a school and it feels like a prison. LeDerick and his co-host, Winifred Winston, on the Black and Dyslexic podcast (see link below), they interviewed Dr. Julie Washington, this researcher and expert on literacy, and she said how dyslexia and ADHD is a label of privilege—black and brown folks are labeled with emotional or behavioral disabilities, that leads to more restrictive environments our schools or society has, as opposed to the academic supports. Once in a while, LeDerick gets into one of those environments and has to really care for himself within those environments. Another hard part can be all the emails he has to write, and bookkeeping—and his wife Samyukta is incredibly supportive—she handles a lot of supports as far as business management, and he has hired other people with other professional supports. LeDerick is still trying to hack how to stay on top of email, and he's got a lot of stuff around his LD, but to break down emails into small and actionable steps instead of being overwhelmed—and how to ask for help! That is so important but also so challenging. LeDerick's work has pivoted in 2020, at home and seeing the murder of George Floyd, the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery—and people started coming out to LeDerick to come and do Diversity and Inclusion work. He said no a lot, because people weren't necessarily prepared for the work—like not giving their Diversity and Inclusion board any power or say. He wanted to make sure his work was really making a difference for people of color, particularly black folks. His work on the Black and Dyslexic podcast—it's really an intersection of pain points—Winifred came up with Black and Dyslexic parents (BADass parents!). He received a grant to increase access with folks with developmental and intellectual disabilities in New Jersey's black communities to the resources—that work has been so rewarding, but also carries so much administrative work. It's about how we show up in spaces, how to be your authentic self,  the head of a project, and someone with LD—and how to leverage technology, accommodations. Sometimes he needs the first three lines/bullets to get started.More on LeDerick Horne(here's a brief bio)(here's his amazing link tree)LeDerick and Dr. Margo Izzo's book, Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success Black and Dyslexic Podcast (hosted by Winifred Winston and LeDerick Horne)Celebrating Black History and People with Disabilities - Youtube series A glimpse of LeDerick's live events - from the Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit (NSLTS)The vision boards LeDerick talks about appear in this video at 18:45 - December 14, 2021, Humboldt County School District School Board Meeting - The Lowry High School NSLTS Team presents on their efforts, including self-directed IEPsNew Jersey Coalition for Inclusive EducationAll in for Inclusive Education Random Things We Mentioned: Lawrence of Arabia (here is the quote, by Prince Faizel, played by Alec Guinness)— "Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and caution.”Ruth Bader Ginsberg quote: “not their fault they're male?” -- the real quote is attributed to film theorist Laura Mulvey's concept of the “male gaze” -- for a thorough article on the legal ramifications of this concept, check out Nicholas Mignanelli's 2019 article in the Journal of Race, Gender, & JusticeDAVID'S DEFINITIONSDisproportionality: the racial or ethnic differences that exist in how students with learning differences are identified, placed, and disciplined—for example, how black and brown students with ADHD might be labeled as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder or “behavioral issues” while white students are identified as having ADHD and thus treated very differently.Learning Difference (LD): Because learning disability is a crummy, inaccurate term. For example, David does not have a learning disability, he has a sitting still disability.Inclusion/Inclusive Education: This refers to the idea that all students should have an equal opportunity to learn, and relates to parts of the law and education system that attempt to achieve this by acknowledging it is more effective and socially beneficial for all students (as research and endless evidence shows) to be in classrooms and experiences together, rather than segregated into different tracks or programs.  For a much more thorough description of all of the nuances around this, check out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_(education)Individualized Education Plan (IEP): is for someone with learning or emotional needs in a classroom. An IEP is a legal contract with a school, that specifies the accommodations and modifications available for a student. IEPs are tailored for each individual student who qualifies. While it is similar to a 504 plan, or another type of plan that has recommendations that schools can follow, an IEP is more formal and structured, and increases the amount of supports a school can provide. IEPs are provided in public schools in the United States. To get an IEP, a child has to demonstrate the need for an IEP over a 504 plan, and be assessed by the school. For a big guide to IEPs, check this out. Resiliency: you're not going to shatter, whatever happens, it's not going to destroy you. -----Cover Art by: Sol VázquezTechnical Support by: Bobby Richards—————

Everything's F*cked
Let's Talk Neurodiversity - Jami Fregeau

Everything's F*cked

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 67:29


We are thrilled to have Jami on the podcast! This is one of our favorite episodes sine ADHD is so close to both of our hearts.We have been dying to do an ADHD episode, but wanted to find the right person and damn did we ever.Happy ListeningAffiliates/ Sponsors:Zencastr:https://zencastr.com/pricing?coupon=everythingsfuckedpod&fpr=46gfg - promo code 'everythingsfuckedpod', to get 30% off your first 3 months!Online-Therapy.comhttps://onlinetherapy.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=1199Leave a VM:https://www.speakpipe.com/EverythingsF_ckedPodcastFind Jami!https://www.instagram.com/theneurodivergentnurse/https://open.spotify.com/show/40xKXN836KQdIHw2YfgGvx?si=056416cd0d024733Social and Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/ef_ckedpodcast/https://linktr.ee/everythingsfuckedpodcast

Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Podcast for Parents
Learning from my mistakes: Neurodivergent playdate edition

Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Podcast for Parents

Play Episode Play 33 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 30:18 Transcription Available


We had our first experience of a family play-date hang out at our house and, it went way worse than I ever could have imagined. I knew meltdowns would be possible, but I've never seen my daughter explode completely in front of new people before. In this episode, you'll hear 2 parts:  My initial, next day raw reaction with very vulnerable thoughts… and then a 2nd part where I come back a few weeks later after having processed my thoughts about it (both with my therapist and internally) and sharing some tips in general for anyone else who plans to have a playdate. Links: Episode transcript: https://www.theotbutterfly.com/60The OT Butterfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theotbutterflyWork with Laura: https://www.theotbutterfly.com/parentconsult

On The Hard Days
Ep.160 Mama Monday (Part 2): Mom Kim Jones on Changing Your Parenting Approach to Truly See Your Neurodivergent Child as an Individual

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 52:26


"You don't want to be like, 'My kid knows everything in second grade. Why am I putting him in there?'"About This Episode: It's Mama Monday! This week, I'm talking with Kim Jones for Part 2 of a 2-part chat (Listen to Part 1 Here!). I love the way that Kim is open and honest about how she's had to change the way she views ND kids over the last 20 years. Here are just some of the topics we discussed:-Doing the deep work and discovering patience-Learning flexibility-Meeting the asynchronous needs of a 2E kid-Getting on your kid's levelPlease shower Kim with love and support by SHARING this episode with a mom who needs to hear her story!I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.February registration for Mothers Together has officially begun! Not sure if it's right for you? You have until 2/10 to cancel for a FULL refund. There's nothing to lose - only community to gain! Save your spot at ontheharddays.com/motherstogether.

The Bánh Mì Chronicles
Reclaiming Your Courage w/Leslie Lew

The Bánh Mì Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 59:22


TW/CW: Mentions of Anti-Asian hate, sexual violence, and gaslighting (S8, EP 2) Leslie Lew joins me for this week's episode as she talks about her work as a trauma-informed self-defense coach and what it means to break down the patriarchy and ableism in self-defense work. We discussed the ongoing Stop Asian Hate movement, and what it means to reclaim one's courage. Bio: Leslie is the Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a Trauma-Informed Self-Defense Coach, International best-selling author and speaker. She values love, courage, and community. Her mission is to save the lives of women globally. Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, San Francisco native, mother of two, and wife. She is a two-time black belt and has been a martial artist for over 20 years. Leslie empowers purpose-driven women to ignite their strength through their mind, body, and voice. At the start of the pandemic, Leslie was deeply impacted by the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. She has dedicated her life to #stopasianhate and strengthening her community by helping Asian women find their voice and not fall victim to being perceived as easy prey. She is an ally to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and Differently Abled communities. Sponsored by: VietFive Coffee: Start your day right with VietFive Coffee. Freshly grown coffee harvested straight from Vietnam and roasted in Chicago, VietFive offers rich quality tasting Vietnamese coffee straight to your soul. Visit VietFive Coffee in Chicago to grab a fresh cup and a Banh Mi to go along with it, or go to www.vietfive.com and use the code in all Caps: VMNCHIV5 to get 15% off your purchase. Circa-Pintig: The Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts - CIRCA Pintig is a 501c3 engaging communities through the power of the arts to challenge injustice and transcend social change. CIRCA Pintig produces timely works to provide education, activation, and advocacy. For information about upcoming events and to learn about how to get involved, visit www.circapintig.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/banhmichronicles/support

Brain & Life
‘Bake Off' Star Lizzie Acker on Showstopping Cakes through Neurodivergent Eyes

Brain & Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 40:04


In this episode Dr. Audrey Nath speaks with Great British Bake Off contestant Lizzie Acker. Lizzie shares her experience of being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and dyspraxia and how she has learned to overcome the challenges that accompany these diagnoses not only to build confidence but also to create beautiful baked goods. Next Dr. Nath talks with Dr. David Urion, behavioral neurologist and director of education and director of behavioral neurology clinics and programs at Boston Children's Hospital, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Urion explains the history of ADHD, how it was first diagnosed, and how it is treated today. Additional Resources: https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/dyslexia https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-often-have-other-conditions https://chadd.org/ https://dyslexiafoundation.org/ Social Media:   Guest: @lizzieacker_ (Instagram), @lizzieacker_ (Twitter), @lizzie.a.bakes (TikTok) Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD

THE AUTISM ADHD PODCAST
Alexithymia, Emotional Regulation & Neurodivergent Children

THE AUTISM ADHD PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 35:22


Join Emily, Neurodivergent Therapist, and I as we chat about Alexithymia, identifying emotions, sensory input, communication, and emotional regulation. Don't miss it! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Learn more about Holly Learn more about Emily ⭐️ Get to Know my Child Guide Parents, get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here Educators, get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here Therapists get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here ⭐️Behavior Detective Guide Parents - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Therapists - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Educators - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide ⭐️Join the Facebook Groups Parents, Come on over and join the Autism ADHD Facebook Group for Parents Professionals, Join the Facebook Group for Therapists and Educators

Brave Writer
S8E51: Differently Wired: Raising Neurodivergent Kids

Brave Writer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 62:11


We've often had requests to explore the struggles and strategies of raising neurodivergent children. Our guest, Debbie Reber, is the founder of Tilt Parenting and the author of "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World." She shares her personal experience of homeschooling her son Asher, who is now an adult, and how she created her own website and podcast to help other parents navigate the journey of raising a neurodivergent child. With more than 20% of children being neurologically atypical, Debbie's goal is to provide support and resources for parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals.In the homeschooling community, many parents choose home education specifically for their differently-wired children. This was the case for Debbie as well. She believes that homeschooling chose her family, as they struggled to find a suitable educational environment for her son Asher, who is twice exceptional and has ADHD and other neurological differences. Despite initial reluctance, Debbie began homeschooling Asher in third grade and found it to be a transformative experience for both her and her son. It allowed her to get to know him as a learner and as a person and helped her reframe her thoughts around neurodiversity. Debbie's experience highlights the importance of finding an educational environment that truly fits the needs of differently-wired children.We talk about the different forms of neurodivergence, how parents can redefine their relationship with their child and embrace their own family dynamics, and building support networks to feel seen and heard.You can download show notes for the podcast here: https://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/Resources:Learn more at: https://tiltparenting.comPodcast: https://tiltparenting.com/podcast10 Things You Need to Know About Raising a Differently Wired Child video series: https://tiltparenting.com/10things7-Day Challenge: https://tiltparenting.com/7dayFacebook: https://facebook.com/tiltparentingInstagram: https://instagram.com/tiltparentingTwitter: https://twitter.com/tiltparentingRead: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional WorldSign up for our Text Message Pod Ring to get podcast updates and more!Want help getting started with Brave Writer? Head over to bravewriter.com/getting-startedSign up for the Brave Writer newsletter to learn about all of the special offers we're doing in 2022 and you'll get a free seven-day Writing Blitz guide just for signing up: https://go.bravewriter.com/writing-blitzConnect with Julie:Instagram:

Follow the Woo
Neurodivergent Witchcraft - PT 2

Follow the Woo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 67:21


Episode 75: Check out PART 2 of my chat with Jen-Marie - neurodivergent high priestess, spiritual teacher, & shadow work mentor. We talk about why witchcraft is on the rise, how to handle communicating with non-human entities, theories on reincarnation, (& why we forget who we are between lifetimes), how to deconstruct our social conditioning, common misconceptions about witchcraft, & MORE! DECONSTRUCT THE MUNDANE (the mundane is the illusion)RECONSTRUCT THE MAGICKAL (the magickal is the reality)*Link to Jen-Marie's EPIC TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brightanddarkone*Link to Jen-Marie's website: https://www.brightanddark.org/*Link to Jen-Marie's SASS Mass: https://linktr.ee/buriedsecretspodcast*SUPPORT Follow the Woo (PATREON): If you would like to help with the creation of this podcast, receive bonus content, merchandise, and more, you can become a member of The Order of Woo: https://www.patreon.com/followthewoo*Instagram & TikTok: @followthewoo*All Inquiries: followthewoo@gmail.com

Mama Needs A Moment
Ep. 45 How Parents Can Help Neurodivergent Kids w/ Dr. K.Lea

Mama Needs A Moment

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 36:03


Our education system impacts parents and children alike. It is rare to meet someone with a deep understanding of the day to day management of a classroom and curriculum instruction as well as a firm grasp of the intricacies of the education system as a whole. Dr. K. Lea is that person. She has been involved in special education for over 30 years. Her experience is broad in scope, ranging from aiding in the development of one of the initial early intervention programs in Tennessee to working in drug and alcohol rehab, the juvenile prison system, resource classrooms, and consulting for home school groups who enrolled students with special needs. She has presented professional development workshops on topics in Montessori and special education both nationally and internationally. Dr. K.Lea has also worked with state and local governments in special education policy and procedural alignment. Her current research focus is primarily on peer-assisted learning in inclusion classrooms and overidentification of minorities in special education. Today we discussed with Dr. K.Lea the Montessori method and helping neurodivergent children navigate the school system. Our discussion today included: What the Montessori method looks like Ways we can bring Montessori methods into the home Why Montessori methods may not be appropriate for some students How to help neurodivergent children navigate the school year Steps parents can take to create a team within the school system to help child Three school staff members to befriend in the school Thank you to our episode sponsor: Davis Faily Chiropractic @davischironc --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herhealthcollective/support

edWebcasts
Revealing the STEM Talents of Neurodivergent Learners

edWebcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 61:05


This edWeb podcast is sponsored by The Educating All Learners™ Alliance (EALA), An InnovateEDU Project. The webinar recording can be accessed here. Some problems need people who think differently—who think systematically and creatively and see the world in ways others may not. Some students who underperform in class might just be the problem solvers to help tackle the grand challenges we face in our society when they are given a chance to shine. TERC's research shows that computational thinking activities can reveal the hidden talents of neurodivergent learners.This edWeb podcast provides educators, specialists, and administrators with examples of teaching and learning tools that help build elementary and middle school students' computational thinking while supporting the executive function needs of all learners. Watch to learn how you, your school, or your district can use Including Neurodiversity in Foundational and Applied Computational Thinking (INFACT), funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Education Innovation and Research program, to support inclusive STEM problem-solving.This recorded edWeb podcast is of interest to elementary and middle school teachers, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.The Educating All Learners™ Alliance An alliance dedicated to equity for complex learnersLearn more about viewing live edWeb presentations and on-demand recordings, earning CE certificates, and using accessibility features.

Diverse Thinking Different Learning
Ep. 117: How Surf Therapy Helps Neurodivergent Kids with Naomi Matanick, OTR/L

Diverse Thinking Different Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 28:17


As we continue our conversation about different treatment and therapy options, you may discover unique options that are a right fit for your child. Today's topic is certainly unique! We're diving into surf therapy. Surf therapy is one mode of therapy among many that helps neurodiverse kids with many different skills. You may not have heard about this therapeutic tool that uses the elements of the ocean, a surfboard, and sand, but it targets sensory processing, physical and emotional regulation, motor planning, coordination, and mental health. To help us learn more about surf therapy is guest Naomi Matanick who has become passionate about helping neurodiverse children and adolescents through the properties of the ocean. She explains what surf therapy is, how different skills are targeted and impacted, and the types of kids that would benefit from it.   Show Notes: [2:50] - Surf therapy is one therapeutic tool among many. There are many properties in the ocean that impact our bodies. [4:13] - This mode of therapy is particularly beneficial for children with sensory processing difficulties. [4:50] - The movement of the ocean brings on a sense of body awareness and activates different body systems. [6:27] - Surf therapy helps with emotional regulation, but going into the water can initially be scary. [8:03] - Naomi lists some of the skills integrated into surf therapy, including balance, visual development, and core strength. [9:54] - Surf therapy also affects executive functioning skills as well as higher level cognitive functions like safety and planning. [11:24] - Surf therapy can help so many kids, but particularly those who struggle with self-regulation and sensory integration. [13:43] - The end goal is not to become a surfer. It's to have the child engage in something that is fun and playful. [14:40] - Age 6 and up into early adolescence is a great time to start this kind of therapy but it is really based upon each individual child's needs. [16:45] - There is an increasing rate of mental health issues among adolescents but research shows the benefit of physical activity on mental health, including surfing. [19:31] - Naomi shares her experience in how neurodiverse children overcome specific challenges with surf therapy. [21:48] - Currently, Naomi works with children one-on-one, but would like to expand to group therapy. [23:16] - Surfing is a very individualized sport rather than a competitive one. [24:23] - Naomi's hope is that through this mode of therapy children gain self-confidence and self-trust.   About Our Guest: Naomi Matanick is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in sensory integration therapy, surf therapy, and childhood and infant development. Kids are amazing and dynamic individuals. Yet, they have a lot to conquer. In her years of experience, she has served infants to early adolescents in a variety of areas including: sensory processing, physical and emotional regulation, organization of behavior and attention, acquisition of vital motor milestones, motor coordination development, and oral-motor therapy for feeding. Naomi's mission is for each caregiver and child to feel understood and empowered as they are equipped with life-long tools. Her passion is to see children feel joy as they playfully develop a strong identity and sense of self through the skills and knowledge they have obtained.   Connect with Naomi: ChildNEXUS Provider Profile Hang-Ten Therapeutics Website Phone: (419) 420-4995 Email: naomi.matanick@gmail.com    Links and Related Resources: Episode 9: How Occupational Therapy Helps Kids with Leah Hiller Episode 30: How Physical Activity Can Enhance Mental Wellness with Drs. Shannon McHugh and Jesi Sasaki Dizziness and Balance Problems Common in the U.S. Episode 39: Why Fine Motor Skills Matter with Jennifer Morgan   Join our email list so that you can receive information about upcoming webinars - ChildNEXUS.com The Diverse Thinking Different Learning podcast is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or legal advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Additionally, the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests are not considered treatment and do not necessarily reflect those of ChildNEXUS, Inc or the host, Dr. Karen Wilson.

Depresh Mode with John Moe
Autism In Your Mental Health Mix

Depresh Mode with John Moe

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 51:00


Veteran podcaster Lauren Ober suspected something was up and that it went beyond covid stress and professional stress and all the other reasons she had been going to therapy for so long. She had been a journalist for many years and her instinct for the story led her to start piecing together that the life she had been experiencing all this time fit the profile of autism. Well spoiler alert, she tested and found out that, yeah, she's on the autism spectrum. Then it was a matter of finding therapy that took into her account her neurodivergent brain so she could make some progress. We talk with Lauren about her mental health and her neurological condition.And we talk with Finn Gratton, a therapist who is autistic and who works with a lot of clients who are as well. They discuss the issue of masking, pretending to not be neurodivergent in a world designed for the neurotypical, and why they don't believe autism is a disorder.Listen to Lauren Ober's podcast, The Loudest Girl in the World, wherever fine pods are cast. Learn more about Lauren by visiting OberandOut.com. Follow Lauren on Twitter @OberandOut and Instagram @oberandout.Learn more about Finn Gratton and their work by visiting GrattonPsychotherapy.com.Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of Maximum Fun.Check out our I'm Glad You're Here and Depresh Mode merchandise at the brand new merch website MaxFunStore.com!Hey, remember, you're part of Depresh Mode and we want to hear what you want to hear about. What guests and issues would you like to have covered in a future episode? Write us at depreshmode@maximumfun.org.Help is available right away.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-273-TALKCrisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.International suicide hotline numbers available here: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlinesThe Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for free and stay up to date on the show and mental health issues. https://johnmoe.substack.com/John's acclaimed memoir, The Hilarious World of Depression, is now available in paperback. https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250209566/thehilariousworldofdepressionFind the show on Twitter @depreshpod and Instagram @depreshpod.John is on Twitter @johnmoe.

On The Hard Days
Ep.157 Mama Monday (Part 1): Mom Kim Jones on Finding Your Role as a Step-Parent of a Neurodivergent Child & Shifting Your Idea of "Normal"

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 46:49


"17 years ago, you were either the same or completely different."About This Episode: It's Mama Monday! This week, I'm talking with Kim Jones for Part 1 of a 2-part chat. I love the way that Kim is open and honest about how she's had to change the way she views ND kids over the last 20 years. Here are just some of the topics we discussed:-Comparing society's understanding of neurodivergence 20 years ago to now-What does the role of a step-parent look like with ND kids?-To support you kid, you have to change your perspective-The downside of having access to too much information-Adjusting your expectations to meet your child's needs-Our kids are so sensitive to small changes, like sleep-Finding your patience in a new wayPlease shower Kim with love and support by SHARING this episode with a mom who needs to hear her story!I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.February registration for Mothers Together has officially begun! Not sure if it's right for you? You have until 2/10 to cancel for a FULL refund. There's nothing to lose - only community to gain! Save your spot at ontheharddays.com/motherstogether.

Beyond 6 Seconds
ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community – with Rickey Z

Beyond 6 Seconds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 26:35


Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host on Woe Nelly Media's "Geekin' Out" and is in partnership with ADHD + Black, an up-and-coming organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for the Black neurodivergent community. Rickey Z was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 30 while in the process of coming to terms with untreated depression and anxiety. During this episode, you will hear Rickey Z talk about: How she discovered that had ADHD at the age of 30 What it was like growing up as a Black girl with undiagnosed ADHD Why she thinks boys are identified as neurodivergent at younger ages than girls are How realizing she has ADHD impacts how she views and manages her depression and anxiety Managing her life as a special education teacher, mother and owner of a podcast management business How her partnership with ADHD + Black creates resources to support Black neurodivergent people You can find out more about Rickey Z and her work on: Instagram: @rickeyz_social and @adhdandblack TikTok: @rickey_z Twitter: @RickeyZ_Social and @ADHDandBlack Watch the video of this interview on YouTube! Subscribe to the FREE Beyond 6 Seconds newsletter for early access to new episodes! Support this podcast at BuyMeACoffee.com/Beyond6Seconds and get a shout-out on a future episode! Read the episode transcript. *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

Today’s Autistic Moment: A Podcast for Autistic Adults by An Autistic Adult
The 50th Show of Today's Autistic Moment: An Achievement by and for Autistic Adults

Today’s Autistic Moment: A Podcast for Autistic Adults by An Autistic Adult

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 72:23


Today's Autistic Moment reaches a major milestone with the 50th show. The podcast began in 2021 with a goal of creating some real social changes for the Autistic Adult Community. The past two seasons have brought Autistic Adults and professionals who work with Autistics together to talk about the topics that matter most to us. Today's Autistic Moment and Autistic Voices Roundtable Discussions are giving Neurodivergent the chance to use their voices that are so often left out of the conversations about us and having our say. It is having an impact. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support

LEAVE YOUR MARK
Peter Shankman on the Secret to Getting Media Attention, How to Become a Keynote Speaker, and Why You Should Be Brilliant at the Basics

LEAVE YOUR MARK

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 34:37


Ever wonder how someone builds up enough credibility to become quoted in the media or a regularly booked public speaker? Peter Shankman is a five-time bestselling author, entrepreneur, and corporate speaker. It's been 24 years since he had a typical job after he lasted one week at a magazine. As someone with ADHD, Peter learned later in life the driver behind his "faster than normal" brain and why he couldn't focus at work in the way an office job requires. Today, he travels the world as a speaker educating audiences on two of his favorite topics: how to win at customer service and why Neurodivergent employees need to be celebrated and accommodated. His book, Faster Than Normal is a New York Times bestseller. In this episode, Peter shares what it meant for him to pivot as a speaker during the pandemic and why having so much free time as someone with ADHD was a considerable challenge. He shares what it takes to get the media's attention with insider tips he knows better than anyone as the founder of HARO (Help a Reporter Out), a company he started that helps journalists find sources on deadline. Cision ultimately acquired it. Peter's depth of experience in marketing, social media, and PR has made him an expert on what it takes to make people happy, and spoiler alert: a big bag of M&Ms can sometimes do the trick. We dive into the importance of learning about people and how small personalization touches can impact someone's experience with you or your brand, leave a lasting impression, and build loyalty.

Neurodivergent Moments
S02E07 Fitting In vs Standing Out with Andrew O'Neill

Neurodivergent Moments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 70:56


This week Abigoliah and Joe chat with comedian, writer and heavy metal historian, Andrew O'NeillWe talk about all the ways in which Andrew is a proud weirdo and Andrew gives some advice for being weird too.Check out Andrew's work; the book (A History of Heavy Metal), the sitcom (Damned Andrew on BBC Sounds) and the band (The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing). Rate, Review and Subscribe and we'll see you again in two weeks with a wonderful special guest or if you can't wait two weeks there'll be a bonus episode on our Patreon next week.https://www.patreon.com/neurodivergentmomentspodIf you've had a Neurodivergent moment you're happy to share with us then email neurodivergentmomentspod@gmail.comfollow us on social media @NDM_PodcastMusic by Savan De Paul check out their work on Bandcamp! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Lets Have This Conversation
Giving a Voice to Neurodivergent Individuals & Families Worldwide with: Danielle Sullivan

Lets Have This Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 36:43


Increasingly, many people in the U.S. and around the world identify as neurodivergent. Research suggests that up to 15-20% of the U.S. population is neurodivergent, according to Employer Assistance Resource Network for Inclusion and Diversity. You likely know, work with and socialize with a significant number of people who are neurodivergent, including family members, coworkers, colleagues and friends. No two neurodivergent people are exactly alike. Thus, each neurodivergent person will bring a different set of skills and talents to the workplace and have different access and support needs. Danielle Sullivan is an autistic neurodiversity life coach, parent coach, and parent of two neurodivergent kids living in Colorado. Danielle works with neurodivergent individuals and families worldwide on their personalized self-development goals. Danielle also hosts the Neurodiverging Podcast, streaming wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to help neurodiverse folks and families find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all our lives as part of the larger world community. She joined me this week to tell me more. For more information: https://www.neurodiverging.com/ Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/neurodiverging/id1503548455 Follow: @neurodiverging Email: neurodiverging.podcast@gmail.com

Mind Matters
Declarative Language: A New Strategy for Neurodivergent Communication

Mind Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 38:18


Often, neurodivergent people have a completely different communication experience than neurotypicals. They respond differently to regulation, attention, and motivation, and often parents struggle when trying to improve connections with their kids. Linda Murphy is the author of The Declarative Language Handbook, and she's joining us with ideas on how to reframe communication and break down barriers. Here's a link to the Neurodiversity University, where you can find info on our first two courses, Strategies for Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students, and Foundations of Dyslexia for Educators. We'll be adding courses for parents, mental health professionals, and more as we enter 2023, so look for more information along the way. Episode 155 is brought to you by Bridges Academy Online, a high school education for twice-exceptional students. Find them at bridges.edu. ABOUT THE GUEST - Linda Murphy is a speech language pathologist and RDI Consultant. She co-founded the “Peer Projects Therapy From the Heart” clinic in Beverly, Massachusetts, and has authored several books and numerous articles during her career. Linda has enjoyed working with individuals with social learning differences for over 25 years.

Springbrook's Converge Autism Radio
Is the term "Neurodivergent" over?

Springbrook's Converge Autism Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 57:19


Join Reid Miles and Tim Goldstein discuss Tim's diagnosis at age 54 and how it helped him understand more about himself. They also talk about how the term "neurodivergent" might just be seen as a negative in the ASD world! https://www.timgoldstein.com/

THE AUTISM ADHD PODCAST
Masking, Trauma & Behavior in Neurodivergent Children

THE AUTISM ADHD PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 40:58


Join Brian King, Autistic ADHDer Coach, and I as we talk about some very important topics such as masking, trauma, safety, and behavior. Don't miss this one - I talk about my own masking.  ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Learn more about Holly Learn more about Brian ⭐️ Get to Know my Child Guide Parents, get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here Educators, get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here Therapists get your free "Get to Know my Child Guide" here ⭐️Behavior Detective Guide Parents - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Therapists - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Educators - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide ⭐️Join the Facebook Groups Parents, Come on over and join the Autism ADHD Facebook Group for Parents Professionals, Join the Facebook Group for Therapists and Educators

The Business Of Happiness
#223 - Our Neurodivergent Patients and How to Best Support Them With Pasha Marlowe

The Business Of Happiness

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 33:59


In this episode, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy speaks with Marriage and Family Therapist and Neuroqueer/AuDHD Coach Pasha Marlowe to talk about how medical practitioners can better serve neurodivergent patients through their challenges in a medical setting. They also talk about the power of empowering and supporting neurodivergent communities in a way that makes them feel safe and understood.Pasha Marlowe, MFT, has a Master's in marriage and family therapy and currently enjoys working as a trauma-informed coach focusing on neurodivergent individuals and couples, specifically related to emotional regulation and relationships/intimacy.Learn more about Pasha:Website: https://pashamarlowe.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/neuroqueercoach/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@neuroqueercoach?lang=enFB: https://www.facebook.com/pasha.marlowe/Listen to her podcast: https://apple.co/3kqmDQVShow notes:[3:19] What she sees as the challenges for her clients?[10:52] The power of compassion and active listening[14:11] Neurodivergent's sensory issues and how to support them[16:27] Join The Radical Happiness For Practitioners Program to rediscover happiness within your profession and life. Check out https://www.thebizofhappiness.com/radicalhappiness[21:31] Asking for permission and consent[25:07] The trauma response of protection-aggression and anger[29:28] Empowering and supporting the needs of the neurodivergent communities[33:14] OutroSign up to Radical Happiness and become the Happiest Practitioner: https://www.thebizofhappiness.com/radicalhappinessPlease join my Facebook group: Business Of Happiness Hive, so we can all take this journey to find fulfillment and happiness together. Click here.Where to find meWebsite: www.thebizofhappiness.comFacebook: facebook.com/thebusinessofhappinessIG: @thebizofhappinessIt would mean the world to me if you subscribe, leave a review, and share this podcast with your friends, co-workers, and families. This will help the trajectory of this podcast and allow others who are seeking true happiness to find the podcast.

Something Shiny: ADHD!
Conversation with LeDerick Horne - Part I - "Nothing About You Needs To Be Fixed"

Something Shiny: ADHD!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 45:32


David starts by introducing his incredible friend—poet, speaker, and advocate for all people with disabilities, LeDerick Horne. He uses LeDerick's own advice about introducing people: think of the last time you saw them and then why they're here now. David last remembers walking with LeDerick on a cold Chicago day after eating delicious Ethiopian food and talking up a storm almost a year before this recording, and the reason for LeDerick being on Something Shiny goes deeper. When David was first learning about how to be an advocate and unmask his own LD/ADHD (side note: David does not like frosting on cakes, he just doesn't), LeDerick was one of David's first mentors in this field, but he's also a poet, a playwright, a businessperson, a consultant, a fellow D&D enthusiast, advocate for the voiceless, tree farmer, and the list could go on—David wants to be like LeDerick when he grows up. LeDerick feels likewise with David, a good friend and remarkable human being—and it's been great for them to go on this journey together. Isabelle is so giddy to hear more and to witness such love and friendship. LeDerick was a founding board chair for a mentoring organization, Project Eye to Eye (see link below for more), where he and David first met, but the two became closer when they were working for the State of Nevada, where an event for young people with disabilities, primarily LD/ADHD coming from all over the state of Nevada, talking about transition with the state's leaders shifted into building a community, and David makes that happen. David was the first one to talk and break the ice, and these were teams of young people throughout the state (as both the most rural and urban state in America)—where some were the only ones with an LD/ADHD in the county, others coming from Vegas and huge school districts—and David was sent in to break the ice and pull them all together, and he would make that connection, and the resources that were able to share for the young people. It was this ability to look around the room and realize you were not alone, and as leaders, LeDerick and David had to embody the modeling. David also realized that the power of being who we were, and not coaching people to be perfect, because being perfect misses the point. David wonders, what would LeDerick want to tell a younger version of himself—he was just in a room with an 18 yo kid who was about to go transition post high school, and he wanted him to hear: “if nothing else happens, you need to hear that you are okay just as you are now. You are not broken. Nothing about you needs to be fixed. That you are beautiful: your mind, your body, the way you show up in this world, you are beautiful right now.” He tries to chip away the edges of shame, embarrassment that then let someone be who they really are, like a sculptor. David wonders how you can say that and convey this without it feeling like patting someone on the head—are you, LeDerick, aware how you embody this in such a powerful way? LeDericks shares still feeling nervous, and how many different settings he's been in, whether it's a setting where he felt like people could attack him for what he was saying in a presentation to school, v. Speaking to a bunch of academics, to speaking to one kid in a room—he's passionate about inclusion, having come from a segregated experience himself.  But he's able to carry himself in this way through collaboration, a network of support, and also knowing that our representation and our narrative matters. It's one thing for a parent, teacher, or counselor to say you're going to be okay, but the it comes from someone who has lived it, it's different and hits very differently, covering the ups and downs. “It's not just the message, it's also the messenger.”  And he uses poetry and it's cuts through the BS, it gets to the heart of the message. David makes a reference to one of his favorite book series, the Gunslinger (see below), and there's a line in it where Roland says “I can tell you're a good person, I've seen you fight naked” — there's a vulnerability and a naked fighting that happens. David is in an organizing council with fellow folks with LD/ADHD, at Eye to Eye, and he's having this incredible community experience, and then LeDerick puts on a full play, and did spoken word poetry, and sat and talked with people for hours, and the whole time he was doing it he was effortless. David has never met somebody with an LD that moved like water, was so carefree, so confident—it was embodied in you, and you fight for anyone that is marginalized in a system and the importance of inclusion. Teachers are working an impossible task, and are crunched in the middle of the system and kids and parents, and it's very simple for people to say “advocate for the use of accommodations” but what does it actually mean for there to be an inclusive classroom. LeDerick has just come from a municipality conference and the mayor of Hillside named how educators are really nation builders. LeDerick shares his own history, he started in a Catholic school, and then was told the school sent him to the public school because they didn't have the resources to support him, and then by 3rd grade was outed as being LD and embarrassed in front of his class, and it let to evaluations, and then a resource room and then a self-contained special education classroom, where he was with the same teacher and kids for the next three years, and it was just that classroom on the playground during recess. He knows that negative self-concept and a lot of that was ingrained from passing through the education system in that way, reinforced a lot of negative practices in our schooling, it was predominantly a class of black and brown boys. They were separated from everyone else and fed the idea they were not as good as everyone else. And the teachers who ran that classroom, that were incredible and loving, holding very high expectations for the students, but despite that, the segregation is still speaking to you, still making you feel less then. LeDerick was able to graduate, despite all this and an emotional breakdown when he was 17—he aims to go to college, and it would be the first time he'd be in classes with everyone else, and needing accommodations. He remembers that change being so fast, “here's how your mind works, and here's the tech you need, and what accommodations you need” and within a few months, it felt like school is easy. Because I don't have to worry about spelling, I can just write? Okay, I'm going to be a poet. Oh, I can use a calculator? I'm going to major in mathematics. There were still elements of being in a more inclusive educational setting, it honored LeDerick as a human being, as a student, in a way he hadn't been honored before. Project Connections, an amazing LD support program (which sadly no longer exists), he was able to finish and transfer and end up taking 26 credits his last summer. He had started sharing his story in college, and was sharing his story on a panel, Bob Haugh and Bill Freeman saw him on this panel and gave him an opportunity to speak at a conference, which led to him being the MC at state conferences in New Jersey called Dare to Dream. Inclusion works and it's more about being in the same room together, and with teachers who don't have foundations or supports and don't know what to do. Honoring teachers and giving them an opportunity to collaborate, having time to work as a team, bringing in specialists with specific backgrounds, whether speech or language, social interactions, when someone can show up and share interventions, school scheduling, testing outside the classroom, etc. It doesn't just help the students with LD, it honors everyone and the teachers, too. Isabelle wonders why the tracking system exists as it does when it hasn't been shown to be helpful? LeDerick goes back to the history of the educational system. To be able to get an education back in the day, you needed to be able to afford a private tutor. Historically, education was racially segregated, separated by gender, and folks with disabilities, particularly those with profound disabilities, were segregated—or it was even illegal for folks with profound disabilities to go to school. There was institutionalization, where particularly people with more profound intellectual and developmental disabilities were essentially being warehoused. Thanks to the civil rights and disability rights community, particularly those in wheelcharis, the blind and deaf community, they were able to have spaces in schools where people with disabilities were able to be included into school. Which is why a lot of these rooms were tacked onto basements, or out buildings, or whatever was tacked on because it really isn't until our generation that we were able to be included. We are still very much trying to figure out how to fit the “others” into this system—the folks with differences need something “special” or “special education” into fitting in to the system. How do we prepare educators? Perhaps having a dual certification having a dual certification in special education would allow you to educate everybody. Years ago, LeDerick remembers hearing at a disproportionality conference, that all these highly qualified teachers leave school qualified to teach someone just like them. What can we do to pour into these professionals to give them more development and experience?More on LeDerick Horne (here's a brief bio)(here's his amazing link tree)LeDerick and Dr. Margo Izzo's book, Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success Black and Dyslexic Podcast (hosted by Winifred Winston and LeDerick Horne)Celebrating Black History and People with Disabilities - Youtube series A glimpse of LeDerick's live events - from the Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit (NSLTS)The vision boards LeDerick talks about appear in this video at 18:45 - December 14, 2021, Humboldt County School District School Board Meeting - The Lowry High School NSLTS Team presents on their efforts, including self-directed IEPsNew Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education All in for Inclusive Education Random Things We Mentioned: Stephen King's Gunslinger: According to David, If you ever want to read that series, start with the 2nd book and end with the 1st book — the idea of “I've seen you fight naked” is something the main character, Roland, says to someone as a way of saying he knows he's a good guy, and can be trusted. Fast & Furious: you can watch them in chronological order of the story line (not by order of when the films were released)—for more check out this RadioTimes article DAVID'S DEFINITIONSDisproportionality: the racial or ethnic differences that exist in how students with learning differences are identified, placed, and disciplined—for example, how black and brown students with ADHD might be labeled as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder or “behavioral issues” while white students are identified as having ADHD and thus treated very differently.Learning Difference (LD): Because learning disability is a crummy, inaccurate term. For example, David does not have a learning disability, he has a sitting still disability.Inclusion/Inclusive Education: This refers to the idea that all students should have an equal opportunity to learn, and relates to parts of the law and education system that attempt to achieve this by acknowledging it is more effective and socially beneficial for all students (as research and endless evidence shows) to be in classrooms and experiences together, rather than segregated into different tracks or programs.  For a much more thorough description of all of the nuances around this, check out:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_(education)Individualized Education Plan (IEP): is for someone with learning or emotional needs in a classroom. An IEP is a legal contract with a school, that specifies the accommodations and modifications available for a student. IEPs are tailored for each individual student who qualifies. While it is similar to a 504 plan, or another type of plan that has recommendations that schools can follow, an IEP is more formal and structured, and increases the amount of supports a school can provide. IEPs are provided in public schools in the United States. To get an IEP, a child has to demonstrate the need for an IEP over a 504 plan, and be assessed by the school. For a big guide to IEPs, check this out. Resiliency: you're not going to shatter, whatever happens, it's not going to destroy you. -----Cover Art by: Sol VázquezTechnical Support by: Bobby Richards—————34YTKNbaLZ62ZljEyeAz

Follow the Woo
Neurodivergent Witchcraft - PT 1

Follow the Woo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 55:54


Episode 74: Check out my chat with Jen-Marie - neurodivergent high priestess, spiritual teacher, & shadow work mentor. We talk about psychology & neurodivergence in witchcraft, her witchy background, radically inclusive rituals, & more! DECONSTRUCT THE MUNDANE.RECONSTRUCT THE MAGICKAL.*Link to Jen-Marie's EPIC TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brightanddarkone*Link to Jen-Marie's website: https://www.brightanddark.org/*Link to Jen-Marie's SASS Mass: https://linktr.ee/buriedsecretspodcast*SUPPORT Follow the Woo (PATREON): If you would like to help with the creation of this podcast, receive bonus content, merchandise, and more, you can become a member of The Order of Woo: https://www.patreon.com/followthewoo*Instagram & TikTok: @followthewoo*All Inquiries: followthewoo@gmail.com

Work For Humans
Jobs for Humanity: The Untold Story of Refugees, Returning Citizens, and Other Underrepresented Talent in the Job Market | Roy Baladi and Eugène van den Hemel

Work For Humans

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 62:49


In 2020, Roy Baladi was moments away from the Port of Beirut when it exploded, nearly costing him his life. Meanwhile, 2,500 miles away in the Netherlands, Eugène Van den Hemel met with struggling refugees to help connect them to a brighter future. An unexpected twist of events would eventually bring these two men together to help hundreds of underrepresented people find work, aspiration, and hope. Roy Baladi is the founder of Jobs for Humanity, a global movement that has created 10,000+ jobs for historically underrepresented talent, including the blind, the neurodivergent, single moms, ethnic minorities, refugees, returning citizens, and those over 58 years old.Eugène Van den Hemel is a professional recruiter who left his corporate job to help underrepresented communities through his consulting company, Heavenly Thoughts. Since 2015, he has helped over 800 individuals reignite their aspirations and find fulfilling work.In this episode, Dart, Roy, & Eugène discuss:- The near-death experience that changed Roy's perspective- The mission of Jobs for Humanity- A pool of talented employees that companies overlook- Stigmas and biases built into many hiring processes- How to break biases- Neurodivergent employees, and how they help your company win- How one man's network helped 800+ people find work- And other topics…Roy Baladi is the founder of Jobs for Humanity, a global movement to create jobs for historically underrepresented talent. He has helped over 10,000 people from these communities find work, including the blind and low vision, the neurodivergent, single moms, ethnic minorities, refugees, returning citizens, and those over 58 years old.Eugène van den Hemel is a professional recruiter who left his corporate job to help underrepresented communities connect with employers. He formed his own consulting company, Heavenly Thoughts, to assist refugees and other groups through relationship-based recruiting. Since 2015, Eugène has helped over 800 individuals reignite their aspirations and find fulfilling work.Resources Mentioned:www.Jobsforhumanity.comConnect with Roy & Eugène:Roy Baladi LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roybaladi/Eugène Van den Hemel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evandenhemel/?originalSubdomain=nl

What the Fundraising
100.2 The Neurodivergent Nonprofit Part 2: Inclusion, Accommodations, and Access Principles that Funders Need to Know with Margaux Joffe

What the Fundraising

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 30:01


When it comes to accessibility, do foundation's insides match their outsides? This episode of What the Fundraising – the second of two parts – takes a closer look at how (or whether) funders embrace the full spectrum of disabilities, not just in the projects they fund but in the accessibility of their funds in the first place. Staying aligned to our missions means ensuring our systems are integral – and inclusive. My guest, Margaux Joffe, a groundbreaking voice on behalf of those with ADHD and neurodiversity in general, is helping us take a deep dive into how to be intentional about opening up the funding process by building better, more accessible, systems. “It's a mindset shift that we all need to make,” says our guest, “actually understanding that people with disabilities are also working in our companies and are leading. They are visionaries.” Accessibility is an issue that impacts our nonprofit workplaces just as surely as it impacts the “beneficiaries” we seek to support. My discussion with Margaux covers important measures that any funder can undertake to improve accessibility with the end-to-end grant application experience. For starters, that means recognizing that one in three U.S. households include someone with a disability of one kind or another, many of which are “invisible.” The good news is that there are all kinds of strategies to implement and certified experts available to advise us on the latest web accessibility industry standards. Margaux also highlights the importance of pushing the nonprofit platforms we all use to make their digital technologies more accessible to all. You'll come away from this conversation with actionable ideas for making inclusion a baseline feature of your grantmaking process and framework for meaningful collaboration at every stage of the fundraising journey. If you missed the first part of this two-part discussion, you can find Part I at XXXX. And you'll also want to check out Margaux's exciting initiative, the GreatADHDReset, which is all about helping us find compassionate solutions to optimize our unique brains on our own terms! Get all the resources from today's episode here.  Follow along on Instagram  Connect with Mallory on LinkedIn Many thanks to our sponsor, Feathr for making this episode possible. Our friends at Feather help nonprofits like yours level up their digital campaigns every day through their nonprofit marketing platform. Don't rely on magic this year. Check out Feathr to streamline your digital marketing campaigns and exceed your goals. Learn more and get started today at Feathr.co. If you haven't already, please visit our new What the Fundraising community forum. Check it out and join the conversation at this link. If you're looking to raise more from the right funders, then you'll want to check out my Power Partners Formula, a step-by-step approach to identifying the optimal partners for your organization. This free masterclass offers a great starting point

What the Fundraising
100.1 The Neurodivergent Nonprofit Part 1: Superpowers, Challenges, Accommodations and Advocacy for the Neurodivergent Nonprofit Employee with Margaux Joffe

What the Fundraising

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 38:03


Sharing that I'm a person with ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has definitely sparked feedback and conversation, which should come as no surprise. As Margaux Joffe, my guest on this episode of What the Fundraising is perfectly positioned to explain, neurodivergence is a reality across all kinds of workplaces in every imaginable sector. “It represents the diverse range of human brains and neurocognitive functioning that exists in our species,” says Margaux, an innovator and advocate for people with disabilities of all kinds, but most especially those who are not “neurotypical.” She is helping us understand both the challenges and enormous strengths available to those of us whose brains work differently in a number of different ways.  This first part of our in-depth exploration focuses on identifying boundaries in the workplace (or a lack thereof) and how to put in place systems to support ourselves or those we lead in staying focused, productive and fulfilled in our missions. You'll come away with some practical tools to deploy and a clear understanding of just how much those of us with ADHD and other disabilities (some 1 billion globally) have to offer when it comes to energy, ideas and fresh approaches. It starts with working across disciplines to ensure accessibility, inclusivity and respect for differing styles of learning and execution. Margaux, who founded the Kaleidoscope Society platform especially for adult women with ADHD, brings not just her personal story but a wealth of experience that will fire you up about disability inclusion inside our organizations – and celebration! Get all the resources from today's episode here.  Follow along on Instagram  Connect with Mallory on LinkedIn Many thanks to our sponsor, Feathr for making this episode possible. Our friends at Feathr help nonprofits like yours level up their digital campaigns every day through their nonprofit marketing platform. Don't rely on magic this year. Check out Feathr to streamline your digital marketing campaigns and exceed your goals. Learn more and get started today at Feathr.co. If you haven't already, please visit our new What the Fundraising community forum. Check it out and join the conversation at this link. If you're looking to raise more from the right funders, then you'll want to check out my Power Partners Formula, a step-by-step approach to identifying the optimal partners for your organization. This free masterclass offers a great starting point

The Broken Brain™
The Power of Storytelling with Ryan Louis Rodreguez

The Broken Brain™

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 62:54


Ryan Luis Rodreguez is a movie expert. He podcasts about film, storytelling and his experience as a Neurodivergent individual. We have the opportunity to discuss why stories, film and otherwise, play such a powerful role in our psychology, and give several examples of depictions of healing and emotion in stories. We also discuss Neurodivergence, and what that means to both of us.  Listen to Ryan on One Track Mind, a podcast discussing the audio commentary found on DVD and Blu-ray bonus features. Ryan is also one of the hosts of The Reels of Justice Podcast, a comedy show pitting films against one another in a mock courtroom trial. Follow him at @onetrackmindpod on Twitter.

Welcome to TheInquisitor Podcast
How Well Do You Support The 15-20% of Your People Who Are Likely Neurodivergent?

Welcome to TheInquisitor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 58:47


Kate Laine-Toner is #neurodivergent. She spent 30 years hiding in plain sight as a marketing professional rising to the level of Marketing Director. Inside she was having to be who she wasn't on the outside to hide her condition, her gift. In part it made her good at what she did. But she didn't much like to socialise and party with the troops. It's not that she's antisocial but noisy places and lots of people are not how she relaxes or does her best thinking. Be clear about what you need and leave her get on with it. Odds are you know many neurodivergent people, perhaps you write them off because they lack the verve of their more dynamic, socially lubricated, extraverted colleagues. Perhaps you don't hear their suggestions because they haven't found their voice. What a waste of perfectly good talent. Listening to those who make the most noise over those who say the thing you need to hear. Contact Kate via linkedin.com/in/katelainetoner Websites theautismtrainingcompany.com/ (Company) wdiscourse.com/the-masterclass-intro/ (Company) Email: kate@theautismtrainingcompany.com Twitter: Kate_LT

On The Hard Days
Ep.152 Mama Monday: Mom Nicole Tra on Managing Your Neurodivergent Child's Needs When There Are No Answers But "Everything Fits"

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 64:47


"He does know better. But when he's in fight or flight, part of his brain isn't switched on. How can you not see that?"About This Episode: It's Mama Monday! I had such a nice chat with New Zealand mom Nicole - her child has always reminded me of Mr. 9 when he was little. In this episode, we talk a lot about overlapping diagnoses and undiagnosed struggles: anxiety, giftedness, anger, autism, etc. When you have an intense kid, it's so hard to pinpoint where the challenges are coming from. Here are just some of the topics we discuss: -Really hard adjustments for an ND kid to a sibling-Understanding rejection sensitivity in young kids-When "naming your feelings" receives a ton of pushback from your kid-When sadness and anxiety comes out as anger and avoidance-Finding a balance of different parenting advice-The lack of support for gifted kids-When it seems like your child seeks out negative attention over positive-When play-based learning doesn't work for gifted kidsPlease shower Nicole with love and support by SHARING this episode with a mom who needs to hear her story!I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.And speaking of the podcast, I'm working towards a BIG goal - 100K downloads by 1/27/23! **ONLY 3K AWAY!!**The best way to reach our 100K download goal is to:1) Subscribe to the podcast - your device will automatically download new episodes!2) Share the show with others - think therapists, pediatricians, and teachers!3) Leave a rating/review for the show - the Apple algorithm will push the show out to more moms who need the support and validation!THANK YOU, so very much, for your continued support! 

Behind Within Her: The Truth Behind The Struggle

This week we are continuing our Power of Healing Series and I am super excited to welcome the power house, Leslie Lew to the room.   Leslie is the Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a Trauma-informed Self-Defense Coach, international best-selling author, and speaker. She values love, courage, and community. Her mission is to save the lives of women globally. Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, mother of two, and wife. She is a San Francisco native and has been a martial artist for over 20 years.Leslie empowers purpose-driven women to ignite their strength through minds, bodies, and voices. At the start of the pandemic, Leslie was deeply impacted by the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. She has dedicated her life to #stopasianhate and strengthening her community by helping Asian women find their voice and not fall victim to being perceived as easy prey.She is an ally to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and Differently Abled communities. Leslie's Information:Instagram: @reclaimingyourcourage: https://www.instagram.com/reclaimingyourcourage/Additional Information:  www.reclaimingyourcourage.comBehind Within Her Podcast Information:Latest episode:Finding Your Voice: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2028993/episodes/11693571I would love for you to reach out and share your feedback on this week's episode or topics that you would like to hear more about.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berlinawashington/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindwithinherpodcast/

Dad to Dad  Podcast
Dad to Dad 236 - Dr. Temple Grandin of Ft. Collins, CO An Autistic Person, Innovator, Author & Advocate for the Neurodivergent

Dad to Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 52:40


Out special guest this week is Dr. Temple Grandin of Ft. Collins, CO, a national speaker, a best-selling author, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and outspoken advocate for the neurodivergent and those on the Autism Spectrum. Temple was an Ashoka Fellow. She was also named in the Time 100 List as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the ‘Heroes' category. She also has a number of honorary degrees form universities around the world, including; McGill University in Canada, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Carnegie Mellon University and Emory University. Temple is the author of numerous books including: - Emergence: Labeled Autistic - Developed Talents- Thinking In Pictures - The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum- Different Not Less Temple's TED Talk entitled: “The World Needs All Kinds Of Minds” has been viewed more than 6M times. The movie Temple Grandin, produced in 2010, received numerous awards including seven Emmy Awards. We are very grateful to Temple for her outspoken advocacy and for sharing her views with fathers raising children with special needs. That's all on this SFN Dad To Dad Podcast. Show Links: Website - https://www.templegrandin.comEmail – Cheryl.Miller@ColoState.EDUPhone - (970) 443-1510LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/temple-grandin-9a087165/Website - https://www.templegrandin.com/Website - https://www.grandin.com/Books - Thinking In Pictures - tinyurl.com/2dp589z5 TED Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_mindsSpecial Fathers Network - SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations. Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/ab...Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channe... Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/do...

The ADHD Adults Podcast
Episode 71 The week in ADHD (9)

The ADHD Adults Podcast

Play Episode Play 35 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 36:58


The Week in ADHD (9), again without Mrs ADHD,  includes how our week has gone, questions from YOU our listeners, plus some extended thoughts on the week's subject, ADHD and CBT.  Alex goes to a soft play area and James offers to smash some back doors in...Support the showWritten by Alex Conner and James BrownProduced by James Brown and Afatscientist Ltd.Social media contacts: @theadhdadultsMusic by Sessionz

Do I have ADHD? | systems, strategies, tips, and hacks that actually work for ADHD adults + kids
57: 3 things I love in my adhd friendly home | organization ideas for neurodivergent moms

Do I have ADHD? | systems, strategies, tips, and hacks that actually work for ADHD adults + kids

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 14:51


My Biz Bestie
163. My Neurodivergent Brain With Rebecca Rose

My Biz Bestie

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 64:25


In this episode I talk to neurodivergent biz owner Rebecca Rose about her experience of being diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and OCD.  In this second episode of the series called My Neurodivergent Brain, Rebecca has a candid conversation about the impact being neurospicy has on her as a person and as a business owner. She talks about the benefits as well as the struggles and how she makes accommodations as well as structures her business to fit the way her brain works. I love these episodes as someone who works with so many different people who are Neurodiverse. Neurodivergence (ND) impacts each person in a unique way, and this series highlights this  which can be helpful for both understanding a little better the neurospicy people in your life or for those who may be questioning if they too might be neurospicy!  I love Rebecca's honesty and willingness to be vulnerable in this episode. ......................... Rebecca is a neurodivergent writer, storyteller, creator, chronic oversharer, and imposter. I mean, who even said she could be on a podcast? After earning her degree in journalism and writing for a New York newspaper, she realized that newsrooms are overwhelming and that deadlines are for people without ADHD. So she took to the internet to share anything and everything about her life with complete strangers. In the 10+ years since starting her blog Rosey Rebecca, the topics she writes about have shifted significantly. What began as a way to share her exercise "routine" (addiction) and "healthy" (disordered) eating in her early 20s has evolved into an outlet to document self-discovery and self-care in her 30s. You can connect with Rebecca here: http://roseyrebecca.com Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/roseyrebecca/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/roseyrebecca/ ................ Also don't forget to register for the Free Get Sh*t Done Workshop happening this Friday Jan 13th. https://www.theeasilydistractedentrepreneur.com/gsd/

The Music Room
#088, Teaching Neurodivergent Students In The Music Room

The Music Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 25:12


Wondering how best to teach your neurodivergent students? Check out this podcast episode with Kimberly Hall, with strategies for best meeting the needs of all of your students, especially those who aren't "typical" learners.

The Primal Happiness Show
How to be powerful and responsible about your neurodivergent needs and gifts - Lian Brook-Tyler

The Primal Happiness Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 53:44


All The Everything is Lian's monthly solo show where she often shares what she's been creating, consuming, and celebrating before diving deep into a topic inspired or chosen by members of The Wolf Pack. The LIVE making of the show is recorded in our Facebook group and for the first 30mins before Lian hits the record button you are invited to a pre-show party to get up close and personal with Lian and have your questions on the month's topic answered. To receive a reminder of when the pre-show party and LIVE making of All The Everything is happening, make sure you're subscribed to our email list and are a member of the Facebook group. All the details you need are HERE! In this episode, Lian dived deep into the topic ‘How to be powerful and responsible about your neurodivergent needs and gifts', a topic very dear to our hearts at Waking The Wild, including… What I mean by neurodivergence The importance of identifying our needs, without making anyone wrong for them, and why this can be challenging And the part that sounds easy but can be just as challenging - how to identify our gifts and work through the wounding in the way of actualising them   Resources and stuff that we spoke about: THE TRUTH ABOUT NEURODIVERGENCE HOW TO BE SOVEREIGN *ABOUT* THIS CRAZY MODERN WORLD WHEN YOU'RE NEURODIVERGENT

Lobow's SPARK
ADHD with Benefits - A Glimpse Behind the Neurodivergent Curtain

Lobow's SPARK

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 61:37


A team of Neurodivergents get together once a week that is not recorded. It is a safe place to be yourself. This is a glimpse into what we do when we are free of the world.....Thank you Terri Shubilla for naming our weekly get togethers (ADHD with Benefits)! I hope all of you have fun listening to this as there are some real & genuine words of encouragement from all of us that can truly be helpful.  Together, WE ARE...SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE.Featured in this episode / Follow on Twitter:Lobow (@LobowSPARK) – HostLeo Guinan (@leo_guinan) Terri Shubilla (@tshubillabong) UP (@up4thechalleng2)Dave Cottrell (@mindsetbydave) Lobow's SPARK has started a fundraising effort for Crisis Text Line. We have a goal of $19 per episode as $19 supports one person in their time of absolute crisis with their mental health. If you would like to donate through our fundraiser in titled “Lauren's Infinity”, the link is listed below.https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3638033 MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! This is a work in progress but tell me what you want, and I will make it happen! https://lobowspark.myshopify.com/Lobow's SPARK is sponsored by Social Media Gardens.  A safe place to promote your content. Sign up here! https://socialmediagardens.com  Music in this episode is provided by Guy Farmer. Look him up on Itunes!  Lobow's SPARK is proudly supported by Terri Shubilla, Kirk Hofstrom. Casey Elliot, Sarah Delano, Justin Allingham, Blushing Crafter, Jamie Young, and Leo Guinan.Support the show

Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Podcast for Parents
Re-air: Accommodation vs Exposure for Sensory Kids

Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Podcast for Parents

Play Episode Play 44 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 22:29


So you have a sensory sensitive child who's sensitive to seams of socks, mushy textured food, messy play, or toilets flushing. What should you do? Do you accommodate every environment and task for them so they can avoid the sensory triggers altogether? Does that make them spoiled? Should you force them to get used to it? Where do you draw the line? Listen to this episode to find out how I talk about accommodating vs. exposure. Links: Transcript/show notes at www.theotbutterfly.com/19 instagram: @TheOTButterfly www.instagram.com/theotbutterflywebsite/blog: www.theotbutterfly.comemail: LauraPetix@TheOTButterfly.comwork with me: www.theotbutterfly.com/parentconsultWaitlist for Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Program: www.theotbutterfly.com/waitlist Buy me a coffee &  me a question for a future episode: www.theotbutterfly.com/coffee

On The Hard Days
Ep.147 Mama Monday (Part 2): Mom Michelle Bubier on Using "Out of the Box" Parenting Strategies to Meet Neurodivergent Kids Where They Are - No Matter What Other People Think

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 63:16


"My kid has rules. And if they're not a big deal, I just follow them."About This Episode: It's Mama Monday! This week, I'm talking with Michelle Bubier for Part 2 of our chat. (List to Part 1 Here!) Michelle is so good at picking her battles, letting things go, and following the lead of her kid. And DON'T miss the end! She touches on something that spoke to my soul - and I think it will for you, too.  Here are just some of the topics we discussed:-How to pick your battles with a ND kid-Putting yourself out there to other moms-What to do when rewards and consequences don't work-How hard it is to meet the academic needs of gifted kids-When your kid doesn't have a "yellow zone"-When your kid's hobbies are outside of the box-Should you teach your ND kid how to mask?Please shower Michelle with love and support by SHARING this episode with a mom who needs to hear her story!I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.And speaking of the podcast, I'm working towards a BIG goal - 100K downloads by 1/27/23!The best way to reach our 100K download goal is to:1) Subscribe to the podcast - your device will automatically download new episodes!2) Share the show with others - think therapists, pediatricians, and teachers!3) Leave a rating/review for the show - the Apple algorithm will push the show out to more moms who need the support and validation!THANK YOU, so very much, for your continued support! 

Grumpy Old Geeks
583: Neurodivergent Fool

Grumpy Old Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 69:40 Very Popular


2023, here we go; more talk, less social media - except for sharing reels; Twitter scrolling but no interactions; Elon Musk turns squatter; fines for Meta, Coinbase, Apple & Grubhub; Tesla violating employment law, but delivers record amount of vehicles - a solid company if they had a decent CEO; TikTok finally banned from some government devices; Salesforce & Amazon layoffs; World Cup hangover; Good Rivals; Nope; Jurassic World Dominion; 3000 Years of Longing; Slow Horses; Treason; Glass Onion; podcasting market corrections; RIP Dark Sky; AI image generation deep dive; Temple Grandin; Matthew Mather; Andor honest trailer; LastPass problems; Lockbit ransomware gang apologizes.Show notes at https://gog.show/583Sponsors:Kolide - Kolide can help you nail third-party audits and internal compliance goals with endpoint security for your entire fleet. Learn more here.Hover - Go to Hover now and grab your very own domain or a few of them at hover.com/gog and get 10% off your first purchase.FOLLOW UPIn Praise of Real (Not Tweetable) ConversationsIN THE NEWSWhat It Really Means for a Tweet to Have a Lot of ViewsTwitter sued for not paying San Francisco office rentMeta's Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. LawCoinbase reaches $100M settlement over background check failuresFrance sticks Apple with €8M fine over App Store personalized advertising complaint from iOS 14NLRB says Tesla violated the law by telling employees not to talk about payTesla delivered over 405,000 vehicles in Q4 2022, setting a new company recordGrubhub ordered to pay $3.5 million to settle Washington DC deceptive practices lawsuitTikTok will be banned on most US federal government devicesSalesforce to cut workforce by 10% after hiring ‘too many people' during the pandemicAmazon Layoffs to Hit Over 18,000 Workers, the Most in Recent Tech WaveMEDIA CANDYGood RivalsNopeJurassic World DominionThree Thousand Years of LongingNetflix sinks 1899 after one seasonSlow HorsesTreasonGlass OnionThe Great Podcasting Market CorrectionAPPS & DOODADSApple's Find My helps firefighters rescue car crash victim in CaliforniaArtists fed up with AI-image generators use Mickey Mouse to goad copyright lawsuitsArtists Are Revolting Against AI Art on ArtStationJohn Carmack Quits Meta, Burns His Virtual Bridges Behind HimHow China is building a parallel generative AI universeAT THE LIBRARYVisual Thinking by Temple GrandinNomad: The Nomad Trilogy Book 1 by Matthew MatherSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatControl LoopHonest Trailers | AndorThe LastPass disclosure of leaked password vaults is being torn apart by security expertsA Breach at LastPass Has Password Lessons for Us AllEMOJI DRUG CODE | DECODEDAdobe Podcast AI Demo for Location Audio ProcessingAdobe PodcastButter URL CleanerCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSPelé, the Global Face of Soccer, Dies at 82See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Life After MLM
Episode 150 : Layla Touchet

Life After MLM

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 56:41


In 2021 I got an ADHD diagnosis and answered a lot of my own personal burning questions about myself. Why am I so impulsive? Why do I feel like such an imposter? Am I lazy? Ever since that moment, and even before, I have been focused on the unspoken connection between MLMs and Neurodivergent people. How are we targeted? Why do we jump from one to the next? How much lipstick does one really need? So I asked someone who has a lot more knowledge about the subject, Layla Touchet, LPC, NCC, PSC to talk to us about why those of us with ND would be more drawn to MLMs, and how the MLMs use our symptoms to keep us stuck. Show Notes Layla's IG - https://www.instagram.com/theneurodivergentcounselor/ ADHD Online - https://adhdonline.com/ Understood - https://www.understood.org/ ADDitude - https://www.additudemag.com/ Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note!

Embracing Intensity
256. Finding Neurodivergent Community with Marc Almodovar

Embracing Intensity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 24:57


The importance of neurodivergent community Neurodivergent individuals are those who think, process information, and experience the world in ways that differ from the neurotypical (i.e., not neurodivergent) population. The neurodiversity movement advocates for the recognition and celebration of neurodiversity as a natural and valuable form of human diversity, similar to cultural, racial, or gender diversity. Neurodivergence is an important facet of the human race. It seeks to create a more inclusive and accepting society for neurodivergent people. Finding neurodivergent community can play a crucial role in connecting with other like-minded folks. There are many different ways to be neurodivergent, and neurodivergent people may have unique ways of perceiving, learning, communicating, and interacting with the world. Neurodivergence can affect various brain functions such as attention, memory, and executive function, and can manifest in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and more. These neurodevelopmental differences can also provide unique perspectives that can lead to creative problem-solving. Dominant societal standards have traditionally prioritized neurotypical values and perceptions, which can often leave out the rich perspectives of what neurodivergent people experience. The diversity of human brains and the ways in which they function can lead to new ideas and perspectives that can benefit society as a whole. By fostering an environment that is inclusive and accepting of neurodiversity, we can tap into the unique abilities and potential of neurodivergent people and create a more diverse and innovative society. Building a solid neurodiversity network can help others connect over their common traits, and explore their own style of neurocognitive functioning. Finding neurodivergent community The Embracing Intensity Community is a supportive online space for gifted, creative, and neurodivergent individuals. It is a place where members can connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges, and find support and understanding. The community is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment where members can discuss their unique perspectives, share their insights and skills, and explore their full potential. The goal of the Embracing Intensity Community is to empower gifted, creative, and neurodivergent individuals to embrace their intensity and to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Other neurodivergent community resources There are a number of other ways that neurodivergent adults can find and connect with their neurodivergent community. Some options include: Online communities and forums: There are many online groups and forums specifically for neurodivergent people, where individuals can connect with others who share common experiences and challenges. Local support groups: Many cities and towns have support groups for neurodivergent people and their families. These groups can provide a sense of belonging, as well as practical advice and resources for navigating daily life as a neurodivergent person. Neurodiversity-focused events: There are often events and conferences focused on neurodiversity and the neurodiversity movement, where neurodivergent individuals can meet and connect with others. Professional organizations: There are professional organizations that advocate for and support neurodivergent individuals, such as CHADD, the Neurodiversity Project and the Dyslexia Foundation. You can also find local resources in many areas. College campuses: Colleges and Universities often have groups not only for neurodivergent students, but events for the larger community surrounding the school. By finding and connecting with other neurodivergent people, individuals can find support, validation, and a sense of belonging. Neurodivergent people may also be able to share their experiences and offer insights and advice to others. Additionally, the neurodiversity movement promotes greater understanding and acceptance of neurodivergent people within society, which can help create a more inclusive and equitable world for all. Neurodiversity advocates Neurodiversity advocates play an important role in promoting the acceptance and celebration of neurodevelopment differences and the unique ways in which people experience and perceive the world. They often share their personal experiences as neurodivergent individuals and work to educate others about the concept of neurodiversity. They may also work to highlight the strengths and abilities of neurodiverse people, as well as the challenges they face. By sharing stories and experiences, neurodiversity advocates can help to build understanding and acceptance of neurodivergent individuals within society. The neurodiversity movement is often seen as a social justice movement, as it seeks to create a more inclusive and equitable society for neurodivergent people. Neurodiversity advocates work to raise awareness about the infinite variation in the way people's brains function and the diverse ways in which people experience the world. One of the key roles of neurodiversity advocates is to connect neurodivergent individuals with the various neurodiversity resources that are available. This may include information about support groups, educational resources, and professional organizations that can help neurodiverse individuals navigate their daily lives and achieve their goals. In addition to advocating for neurodiversity within society, neurodiversity advocates may also work to build strong and supportive social relationships within the neurodivergent community. By connecting with others who share common experiences, neurodivergent individuals can find support, validation, and a sense of belonging. Overall, the role of neurodiversity advocates is to promote understanding, acceptance, and celebration of the unique ways in which people's brains function and the diverse ways in which people experience the world. By doing so, they help to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all. About Marc Marc Almodovar is a neurodiversity advocate, and the cofounder of the ADHD Men's Support Group, a group specifically for men who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Marc founded the group after his own personal experience with ADHD led him to feel isolated and misunderstood. He saw a need for a safe space where men with ADHD could connect with others who shared common experiences and challenges. Through the ADHD Men's Support Group, Marc aims to provide a sense of belonging and support for men with ADHD. He believes that by sharing stories and experiences, men with ADHD can find validation and understanding, and build strong and supportive relationships. Marc also hopes to raise awareness about the unique ways in which people's brains function and the diverse ways in which people experience the world, as part of the larger neurodiversity movement. Marc recognizes that mental illness can be stigmatized within society, and he hopes that the ADHD Men's Support Group can be a place where men with ADHD can feel safe and supported, regardless of their unique ways of thinking and experiencing the world. He believes that by fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance within the group, men with ADHD can work together to advocate for neurodiversity awareness and acceptance within society as a whole. He strikes a unique balance between positive feel-good stories and authenticity, without resorting to toxic positivity. ADHD Men's Support Group The ADHD Men's support group is a group specifically for men who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The group provides a space for men with ADHD to connect with others who share common experiences and challenges. One of the main goals of the ADHD Men's support group is to provide a sense of belonging and support for men with ADHD. Many men with ADHD may feel isolated or misunderstood due to the unique way in which their brains function and the neurodevelopment differences they experience. The ADHD Men's support group can provide a safe and supportive environment where men can share their experiences and find validation and understanding. In addition to providing support and a sense of belonging, an ADHD Men's support group can also serve as a resource for men with ADHD. Group members may share information about treatment options, coping strategies, and other resources that can help men with ADHD navigate their daily lives. The ADHD Men's support group can also be a place for men with ADHD to connect with others who share common interests and goals. Through group discussions and social interactions, men with ADHD can build strong and supportive relationships and work together to advocate for neurodiversity awareness and acceptance. Overall, the ADHD Men's support group can be a valuable resource for men with ADHD, providing support, validation, and a sense of belonging, as well as an opportunity to connect with others who share common experiences and goals. It can also be a place for men with ADHD to work towards social change and advocate for neurodiversity acceptance within society. In this episode: Marc Almodovar is a coach, speaker, and has ADHD He is passionate about community building and helping men with ADHD feel seen Marc started an online support group for men with ADHD and it has grown into a nonprofit organization The organization is the largest online community for men with ADHD It's goal is to educate, empower, and inspire men with ADHD through community Marc enjoys chatting with other people with ADHD He struggled with understanding and managing his ADHD and had low self-confidence as a result Cultural factors, including a lack of awareness, education and understanding about ADHD, affected Marc's ability to express himself and understand his own brain Marc did not have behavioral or impulsive issues, but he was often “toned out” or distracted He learned to tone himself down by learning to manage his time and energy, setting boundaries, and practicing self-care Marc has also learned to embrace his intensity and use it to his advantage by finding ways to channel it into his work and passions He has found that learning to manage his intensity has helped him to be more present and engaged in his relationships and activities Creating neurodivergent community: Marc uses his intensity to create a space for others to be themselves and feel seen His personal brand is built on transparency and listening to others Marc has harnessed the power of his intensity by being true to himself and embracing his strengths He has found that by putting himself in spaces where he can be himself, he is able to use his speaking and active listening skills to connect with others and make a positive impact. Marc uses affirmations to hype himself up and boost his confidence before speaking events He helps others use their fire by sharing his own experiences and learning openly and transparently Marc believes that honesty and transparency are important and encourages others to embrace their intensity and not worry about pleasing everyone Marc emphasizes the importance of self-care and setting boundaries to manage intensity He advises others to embrace their passions and find ways to channel their intensity into their work and hobbies Marc encourages others to be kind to themselves and remember that it's okay to not have everything figured out * Transcript Available * Resources: Join the Embracing Intensity Community & Check out our calendar of upcoming events! Join the ADHD Men's Support Group Follow the ADHD Men's Support Group on Twitter Follow Marc on Twitter

On The Hard Days
Ep.146 In Your Own Words: "The Time When My Neurodivergent Child's Massive Meltdown Seemed Impossible For Others to Believe"

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 26:25


About The Episode: It's a mini "In Your Own Words" episode! Submitted to me by a mom of a neurodivergent child, this isn't my usual back-and-forth chat. In fact, I'm not in this episode at all (other than the intro!). This mom has a story to tell, and she's ready to put it out into the world.Have a comment or question for this mom?  She's accepting DMs on Instagram @thereis.adhd - but PLEASE keep it judgment-free with a heavy dose of kindness and empathy, because that's how my community rolls. :)Want to submit your own story?  Record yourself telling "the time when" and send me the file via email: ontheharddays@gmail.com.I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.And speaking of the podcast, I'm working towards a BIG goal - 100K downloads by 2/1/23!The best way to reach our 100K download goal is to:1) Subscribe to the podcast - your device will automatically download new episodes!2) Share the show with others - think therapists, pediatricians, and teachers!3) Leave a rating/review for the show - the Apple algorithm will push the show out to more moms who need the support and validation!THANK YOU, so very much, for your continued support! 

Something Shiny: ADHD!
REPLAY: Why are decisions and transitions so easy/hard?

Something Shiny: ADHD!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 20:50


Transitions and choices are hard. Isabelle and David are joined by Isabelle's husband, Bobby, and David's friend and fellow clinician, Noah, both of whom also have ADHD to talk about different types of ADHD. We don't remember all the stuff we have to do to leave the house. Isabelle describes a detailed whiteboard and just how long it took to get into the habit of not forgetting things like lip balm. David puts everything into his bag at night. Isabelle has to do a one-touch rule. Noah's and Bobby's work bag are empty. Bobby's really into minimizing things, which David points out is a wonderful intervention, especially for inattentive type— decision fatigue. Noah does this for going out, always ordering a blackened chicken sandwich. How exhausting it is to make decisions all the time. Noah's experience in a blind restaurant. Bobby's picky eating is connected to something ADHD-related—hypersensitivity around texture. David's experience of this is big after decades of vegetarianism, experiencing the texture of meat for the first time (bacon and hot dogs are great. Other meat for him? Not so much). Isabelle references the Paradox of Choice book (TLDR) and describes the phenomena of randomly remembering facts she's read, but struggling to remember what she read on command. Recognizing that when there is an overabundance of choice, we think we made the wrong one (or are left more disatisfied) because we always think we could've picked better. This relates to Isabelle's reaction to Tinder as something that makes her nauseous thinking about it: too many choices. Same with old school diner menus. Or Cheesecake Factory menus. David agrees. Isabelle describes novelty seeking with food, whereas Bobby wants the same thing. David went to Superdawg and got everything on the menu he wanted because he couldn't make a decision. Noah would go there, deliberate what to get for 20 minutes, and leave with nothing. Why do we all sound so different and yet similar? We're talking about the distinctions between inattentive and impulsive ADHD types. What about combined type? Depends on the mastery of the environment: the more mastery, the more impulsive we can be, the less mastery, the more inattentive.What is Superdawg? If you're in and around Chicago, you're welcome to check it out. If you're not, it's still a fun place to look into.  From the bottom of our pure beefy hearts. Paradox of Choice - book by Barry Schwartz (TLDR for Isabelle but an interesting summary appears on wikipedia). DEFINITIONSADHD types explained through how we order at a restaurant: inattentive type: struggles to figure out what to order, stares at menu (accommodations: always orders the same thing or same type of thing, asking the server for their choice/having the chef or someone else choose for you) impulsive type: orders three different entrees (to try them all), or the novel/strange seeming thing on the menu (accommodations: finding new places to eat or food bars where you can throw on whatever you want in that moment) combination type: see above and experience BOTH, often depending on your level of mastery/comfort (more mastery in the environment, the more your impulsivity shows up).  Decision fatigue: the more decisions we make, the more our quality of decisions (or ability to do so well) deteriorates. Too many decisions can lead to an overwhelming feeling, burnout and poor decisions. Avoiding the complexity of decisions, can be an adaptive tool for individuals to preserve brain power for more important decisions, especially when the inattentive-type ADHD experience is loud. Here's an article on how to notice when it's happening to you.Hypersensitivity around texture: some textures are going to make people feel more yucky inside than you would think they could. Often times it can be really helpful to honor these sensitivities, and not try to push through them unless there's serious impact on food and nutrition.Here's a quick article on how to cope with hypersensitivities to sound, texture, taste, smell, etc. -----Cover Art by: Sol VázquezTechnical Support by: Bobby Richards

On The Hard Days
Ep.144 In Your Own Words: "The Time When a School Counselor Suggested That My Neurodivergent Kid Switch Schools"

On The Hard Days

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 23:13


About The Episode: It's my first mini "In Your Own Words" episode! Submitted to me by a mom of a neurodivergent child, this isn't my usual back-and-forth chat. In fact, I'm not in this episode at all (other than the intro!). This mom has a story to tell, and she's ready to put it out into the world.Have a comment or question for this mom? She's accepting messages via DM on Instagram, and you can find her @onwardthroughthefog22 - but PLEASE keep it judgment-free with a heavy dose of kindness and empathy, because that's how my community rolls. :)Want to submit your own story?  Record yourself telling "the time when" and send me the file via email: ontheharddays@gmail.com.I ALWAYS welcome YOUR thoughts! Feel free to DM me on IG (@on.the.hard.days) or email me: ontheharddays@gmail.com. This podcast is what it is because of YOU.And speaking of the podcast, I'm working towards a BIG goal - 100K downloads by 2/1/23!The best way to reach our 100K download goal is to:1) Subscribe to the podcast - your device will automatically download new episodes!2) Share the show with others - think therapists, pediatricians, and teachers!3) Leave a rating/review for the show - the Apple algorithm will push the show out to more moms who need the support and validation!THANK YOU, so very much, for your continued support! 

Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions Podcast for Parents

Have you ever heard of occupational therapists use terms like “top down and bottom up approach” to working with behaviors in neurodivergent children? This episode will teach you the difference between the two and help you understand the pros and cons to each approach. Links: Episode transcript: https://www.theotbutterfly.com/56The OT Butterfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theotbutterflyWork with Laura: https://www.theotbutterfly.com/parentconsultGet on the waitlist for Sensory W.I.S.E. Solutions : https://www.theotbutterfly.com/waitlist