I couldn’t be more excited about this topic! This episode is going to tackle the how-to of taking care of your child with autism. We spend so much time debating how people get autism, that we place very little attention on the, “Now What?” We want to know how to get our kids to play with us, to communicate, to stop having meltdowns, to play with others and so on. You have to learn the language of autism to be READ MORE
Today we are talking all about Autism. What is it? How do we know if our child may have it, what can we do about it, and how do we process it? This is a huge topic, and whether your child has autism or another neurological disorder, I know this episode will be valuable to you in some way. I am going to share my story on how Remy was diagnosed and what we have done with her ever since. READ MORE
Cannabis has been a hot topic for people with epilepsy because many people have found success in lowering their seizures using THC and CBD, which are both cannabinoids (or chemicals) found in the marijuana plant. My daughter Remy has autism and a rare genetic disorder called PCDH19 which causes her to have epilepsy. I want to talk about Cannabis because as parents of children with neurological disorders, we need drugs that are effective for our kiddos, but we don’t want READ MORE
Have you ever thought that refusing to accept your child having autism, epilepsy or other neurological disorder was a sign of love? What if I told you that it actually is the opposite. Join me as I dive into the importance of accepting your child with special needs and what life looks like when you do.
When you are grieving for a child you THOUGHT you were going to have, anger is a big part of that grief. For me, watching my daughter Remy suffer through multiple hospital stays, seizure after seizure and seeing the apparent intellectual disabilities unfold, I have seen my fair share of anger. But the anger comes out in subtle ways. Snappiness, resentment, jealousy, being short-tempered, not just the outbursts you think of. When you realize you have no control over your READ MORE
Today we are talking about getting a second opinion and why that could be one of the most important first steps of your autism and epilepsy parenting journey. Whether your child has received a diagnosis or not, it's always a good idea to get another persons' perspective in your child’s treatment plan. I will share what giving a second opinion has done for our family and what it might have looked like if we never went down that route. If READ MORE