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1 07, 2020
  • 052 | Autistic Interpretations – with Val Brooks

052 | Autistic Interpretations – with Val Brooks

By |2020-07-02T08:52:41-07:00July 1st, 2020|

I am really excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Valerie Brooks who is the mother of three kids, and a caretaker for her daughter Jess, an adult who is blind and has autism. One of the reasons I am drawn to their story and their life is because it makes me so hopeful about what life might look like for Remy when she gets older. People like Val and her daughter Jessica help me to see how READ MORE

24 06, 2020
  • 051 | From Loss and Tragedy to Love and Autism – with Nicole Gottesmann

051 | From Loss and Tragedy to Love and Autism – with Nicole Gottesmann

By |2020-06-25T08:51:22-07:00June 24th, 2020|

Where It Began I am talking to Nikki Gottesmann, who is an amazing mom to her son Gabe. She talks about how she endured the loss of her husband during her pregnancy with Gabe, processing an autism diagnosis for her son, how she survived breast cancer and meeting the love of her life. When Nikki was twelve weeks pregnant with her son Gabe, her husband Seth passed away from a sudden cardiac arrhythmia. Six months prior to this, they had READ MORE

16 06, 2020
  • 050 | The First Year of an Autism Diagnosis – with Katie Poirier

050 | The First Year of an Autism Diagnosis – with Katie Poirier

By |2020-06-18T18:25:36-07:00June 16th, 2020|

In this episode, I am talking to Katie Poirier who was a former physician’s assistant and is now a stay-at-home mom to two kids under two. She talks about the birth of both of her children, Everett and Isla, Postpartum Depression, and her story about recently getting an autism Diagnosis for her first child, Everett. It is an amazing conversation about Katie’s story, her growth, and how she has been able to find strength through shared experiences with other autism READ MORE

10 06, 2020
  • 049 | How to Find Joy After an Autism Diagnosis

049 | How to Find Joy After an Autism Diagnosis

By |2020-06-11T09:38:45-07:00June 10th, 2020|

I'm interviewing Andrea Andrade, who is the mother of 3 children, ages 22, 18, and 16. Her son Teddy was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old, so she has 17 years of experience of being an autism mom. She talks about receiving an autism diagnosis, motherhood, self-care, having an adult child with autism, and amazing advice for mothers at different stages in the autism journey with their children.  Getting a Diagnosis Andrea’s 18-year-old son, Teddy, was diagnosed READ MORE

4 06, 2020
  • 048 | Injustice and Controversy: A Conversation About George Floyd and Myka Stauffer

048 | Injustice and Controversy: A Conversation About George Floyd and Myka Stauffer

By |2020-06-04T09:57:36-07:00June 4th, 2020|

My friend Megan Carranza from the Adventures in Autism Podcast is joining me for this raw and real conversation about these difficult and uncomfortable topics. We get on our mics, without any preparation, and we just talk about it.  We felt like addressing racism, although it doesn’t have to do with special needs parenting, because it's something really big in our world that we are going through. We can’t be silent about it. There is also another controversial topic about READ MORE

21 05, 2020
  • 047 | Transitioning Back To Life After Covid Crisis

047 | Transitioning Back To Life After Covid Crisis

By |2020-05-23T09:51:52-07:00May 21st, 2020|

Today we are talking all about how to resume services after this COVID crisis has ended. How do we get back out into life and feel at peace with having your kids go for a walk, or to the park, and the grocery store? How do we transition into the next phase of this when we have special needs kids at home that we are scared to death will catch COVID? In this episode, I will give you steps to READ MORE

14 05, 2020
  • 046 | 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis Pt. 2

046 | 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis Pt. 2

By |2020-05-14T14:10:15-07:00May 14th, 2020|

Today we are finishing up the topic about the 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis Part 2. I wanted to talk about this because when Remy was diagnosed with Autism, we didn’t have a manual or instructions. There was no one out there to tell us what to focus on if you want the most well-balanced child, to be happy, and have your family thrive. I didn’t have that, so I created it. And I created it READ MORE

7 05, 2020
  • 045 | 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis Pt. 1

045 | 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis Pt. 1

By |2020-05-07T08:50:31-07:00May 7th, 2020|

I am so excited because I have been dreaming about this episode for so long. This is the episode that talks about the 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis, which is based on the FREE GUIDE that I am giving away. When Remy was diagnosed with autism, I wished that someone would give me a manual, but nobody gave me one. So, I started to put my energy into the areas that I thought were the best READ MORE

15 04, 2020
  • 044 | Homeschooling 101 – with Sasha Long

044 | Homeschooling 101 – with Sasha Long

By |2020-05-01T08:48:32-07:00April 15th, 2020|

This episode is a group zoom call that I had a few weeks ago with Sasha Long. Sasha is a BCBA, M.A., and the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and former special education teacher. Sasha works full time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst.  I lost a lot of faith in special education teachers because of past experiences. When I saw Sasha and started following her and researching her homeschooling READ MORE

8 04, 2020
  • 043 | Turning Panic Into Purpose

043 | Turning Panic Into Purpose

By |2020-04-09T11:48:20-07:00April 8th, 2020|

In this episode, we are talking about how to turn panic into purpose! Whatever you are in the middle of during this time, whether it’s processing a special needs diagnosis, or an autism diagnosis, or maybe struggling in the middle of the COVID-19 situation, I am going to be talking about four steps that you can go through to use whatever you are dealing with as fuel to bring a sense of purpose to your life.  I am doing this READ MORE