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So far Jody Warshawsky has created 81 blog entries.
7 08, 2020
  • 057 | Depression and Why You Aren’t Alone – with Jody Warshawsky

057 | Depression and Why You Aren’t Alone – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-07T09:13:09-07:00August 7th, 2020|

This topic is not comfortable to talk about. It's something I've gone back and forth with deciding if I wanted to talk about for a while, but I know how important it is to have this discussion. I am currently in the middle of a season of depression. And I just want to start out by saying, I am not a doctor or a psychologist or a counselor. I am a mom of four kids, and one of them has READ MORE

30 07, 2020
  • 056 | How Hope Can Help You Process an Autism Diagnosis – with Sherilyn Toro

056 | How Hope Can Help You Process an Autism Diagnosis – with Sherilyn Toro

By |2020-07-30T11:14:37-07:00July 30th, 2020|

Sherilyn Toro is an amazing mama to two kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was ten years old, and her son Gabe wasn’t medically diagnosed with autism until recently, but they have known about it since he was a toddler. She is so incredible and openly shares about her hopes and fears surrounding her son’s diagnosis, how important Early Intervention was to his growth, her grieving process, how it has affected her marriage, and what READ MORE

22 07, 2020
  • 055 | Homeschooling With an AAC Device – with Heather Cadenhead

055 | Homeschooling With an AAC Device – with Heather Cadenhead

By |2020-07-23T09:28:05-07:00July 22nd, 2020|

Today I am talking with Heather Cadenhead, who is the mama of two boys. Her oldest son Milo is 8 years old, nonverbal, and on the autism spectrum. Heather and her family have been on the autism journey for a few years now. She talks about finding resources for her son, getting a diagnosis, learning how to implement an AAC device into his communication, and how she came to the decision of homeschooling her two son’s everyday.  How The Diagnosis READ MORE

15 07, 2020
  • 054 | Grief, Acceptance, and Processing Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

054 | Grief, Acceptance, and Processing Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-07-16T08:22:25-07:00July 15th, 2020|

This is a very different episode then the ones I’ve done in the past, so you will have to bear with me. I have had a lot on my mind and I wanted to share that with you. I feel like there is a lot of stuff going on in my life and it really ties in to special needs parenting. I have gotten clarity about why I am even here, doing this podcast, and why I have such a READ MORE

8 07, 2020
  • 053 | When Life Gives You Two Ends of the Spectrum – with Stephanie Hanrahan

053 | When Life Gives You Two Ends of the Spectrum – with Stephanie Hanrahan

By |2020-07-09T09:24:11-07:00July 8th, 2020|

I am talking with Stephanie Hanrahan today on the podcast, and it is an incredible conversation because she is so vulnerable and unafraid to talk about the hard areas of her life. She shares the personal story of having a husband with a chronic illness, what it's really been like being a mom of two kids on the spectrum, and how she achieved success by opening up and unashamedly sharing her truth through her website Tinkles Her Pants.  How She READ MORE

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