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Adventures in Autism

64 EpisodesProduced by Megan Carranza Website

Hi! I’m Megan and this is my podcast Adventures in Autism :) this podcast is all about support and sharing our journeys with autism. Enjoy!

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Episode 63- Sounds Like Autism, with Josh Mirsky and Dave Thompson

November 13th, 2019

39:37

Today I’m chatting with Josh Mirsky and Dave Thompson of the podcast ‘Sounds like Autism’. Josh and Dave share their personal journeys that led them to work together and eventually start their podcast. Josh, who is on …

Episode 62- From Real Housewife to Real Advocate, with my guest Jacqueline Laurita

November 6th, 2019

1:08:01

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and advocate, Jacqueline Laurita. You may be familiar with Jacqueline from her time on the Real Housewives of New Jersey! Jacqueline very bravely and honestly …

Episode 61- One voice made stronger, with autism mom & podcast host, Susan Scott

October 30th, 2019

54:58

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and podcaster, Susan Scott. Susan and I connected several months back when I was guest on her show, My Autism Tribe. Susan is such a kind and genuine person, I’m so …

Episode 60- Life Updates: Dealing with regression, making self care a priority & Logan’s AAC!

October 23rd, 2019

51:52

In today’s episode I’m flying solo and keeping it very real about what we’ve had going on lately. First, I’m discussing Logan’s recent regression …

Episode 59- Pieces of Inspiration, with autism sibling, Natalie Castro

October 16th, 2019

53:00

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism sibling, Natalie Castro. Natalie opens up about her journey with adult sister, Angie, who is on the …

Episode 58- Turn autism around, with my guest Dr. Mary Barbera

October 9th, 2019

34:36

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Dr. Mary Barbera. Mary is an autism mom, a behavioral analyst, an author and a fellow podcaster! Mary and I talk all about her journey with her son Lucas, who is on the spectrum and …

Episode 57- Parenting autism and maintaining a strong marriage, with Sandy & Chris Colter

October 2nd, 2019

52:42

In today’s episode I’m chatting with not one, but two guests! Sandy and Chris Colter are parents to their adorable son Bryce who is on the spectrum. …

Episode 56- Adventures in Autism is ONE! Q&A with my co-host, Melissa Mitchell (my sister!)

September 25th, 2019

1:21:57

It’s the ONE YEAR anniversary of Adventures in Autism! On today’s episode I’m welcoming my first co-host...my sister Melissa! Melissa is the best aunt to Logan and a huge part of my support system. If you’ve been …

Episode 55- Thriving in Chaos, with autism dad, Kyle Jetsel

September 18th, 2019

50:54

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism dad, Kyle Jetsel. Kyle is a father of six children and he has two sons on the spectrum. Kyle shares very openly about his journey and especially how it affected his family and …

Episode 54- You are in the drivers seat, with autism mom and podcast host, Jody Warshawsky

September 11th, 2019

1:10:09

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and fellow podcaster, Jody Warshawsky. Jody and I connected through Instagram several months back and …

Episode 53- United in Autism, with autism mom & author, Julie Hornok

September 4th, 2019

37:48

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and author, Julie Hornok. Julie shares her journey with her daughter, who is now 16 and completely …

Episode 52- Life updates: how we spent summer, dealing with anxiety & back to school

August 28th, 2019

53:35

Today I’m flying solo and sharing some life updates! I’m giving a breakdown of how our summer went- the good and the bad! Summer definitely brought …

Episode 51- Paving a path for his son, with autism dad, James Branaum

August 21st, 2019

50:56

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism dad, James Branaum. James shares his journey with his son Alex, who was just recently diagnosed this past spring. We talk all about the process of getting the diagnosis and …

Episode 50- The Autism Cafe is always open, with autism mom & author, Eileen Lamb

August 14th, 2019

42:37

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and author, Eileen Lamb. Eileen is also on the spectrum herself and she shares her unique perspective …

Episode 49- An EVOLution of Love, with autism mom Wendy Garafalo

August 7th, 2019

1:08:20

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom Wendy Garafalo. Wendy and I talk all about her journey with her adorable son, Luca, who was diagnosed …

Episode 48- We are all Supermoms, with my guest (founder of @autismsupermoms) Anne G. Bragg

July 31st, 2019

1:21:03

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom & @autismsupermoms founder, Anne G. Bragg. Anne is a mother of five (all girls!) and her 15 year …

Episode 47- This is a movement! With BCBA & Simple Spectrum creator, Heather Grimaldi

July 24th, 2019

36:44

In today’s episode I’m chatting with BCBA Heather Grimaldi. Heather talks about what initially drew her to the field of autism and how her passion led her to becoming a BCBA. Heather eventually started her own ABA …

Episode 46- The (floor) time is now! With autism mom & floortime therapist, Rebecca

July 17th, 2019

1:01:04

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom (x2!) and floortime therapist, Rebecca Higby. Rebecca’s autism journey started with her son, Theodore. She shares how initially some of his symptoms went under the radar …

Episode 45- Spreading positivity like confetti, with BCBA Shelby Dorsey

July 10th, 2019

1:02:22

In today’s episode I’m chatting with BCBA, Shelby Dorsey. Shelby and I connected on social media and I was instantly drawn to her positivity and passion for what she does. Little did I know, Shelby had an amazing …

Episode 44- Autism Grown Up, with autism sibling & professional, Tara

July 3rd, 2019

49:12

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism sibling and professional, Tara. Tara has two adult brothers on the spectrum, Tanner and Tyler. She shares …

Episode 43- The OG of Autism Dads, with my guest Tim

June 26th, 2019

1:01:19

Today I’m chatting with autism dad, Tim, all about his journey with his son, Rafa. Tim and I connected on Instagram through his account @autismdads. Tim started the account as a way to connect with and educate the …

Episode 42- Life Updates: potty training, Logan’s IEP meeting and our summer plans!

June 19th, 2019

51:00

In today’s episode I’m flying solo and checking in with some updates of what’s been going on with Logan and our family. First, I’m discussing Logan’s …

Episode 41- There’s no such thing as knowing too much, with autism mom Whitney

June 12th, 2019

1:20:06

Today I’m chatting with autism mom, Whitney Sarnowski. Whitney shares her story with her son Kyson, who was just very recently diagnosed with ASD. Whitney is a former special education teacher and is currently studying …

Episode 40- Sans the Sugarcoat (but still sweet!) with Malinda Cook

June 5th, 2019

59:37

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and podcaster, Malinda Cook. Malinda shares her journey with her daughter Paige, who is now 17 …

Episode 39- It’s Going to Be AUlright! With autism mom and author, Holly Teegarden

May 29th, 2019

39:14

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and author, Holly Teegarden. Holly shares her journey with her daughter and how hard work and …

Episode 38- Growing up and never giving up, with my guest Kelly Davis

May 22nd, 2019

54:21

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom Kelly Davis. Kelly shares her journey with her adult son, Steven, who is 28 years old. Steven …

Episode 37- Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer (and total dynamo!) Haley Moss

May 15th, 2019

53:12

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Haley Moss, Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer. Haley is also an author, an artist, and amazing activist in …

Episode 36- Foraging a path through all the hurdles, with my guest Sara Lex

May 8th, 2019

48:26

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mama, Sara Lex. Sara shares her journey with her son Owen, and how early concerns led her to seek …

Episode 35- What really goes into getting a diagnosis? With school psychologist, Kathryn Cooley

May 1st, 2019

48:52

In today’s episode I’m chatting with school psychologist, Kathryn Cooley. Kathryn currently works as a consultant for several schools, primarily …

Episode 34- Facilitating friendships and raising awareness, with autism sibling, Juliana Fetherman

April 24th, 2019

36:16

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism sibling, Juliana Fetherman. Juliana shares her family’s journey with her brother, Michael, and also talks …

Episode 33- Turning a corner and following her passion, with Stephanie DeLussey (Mrs. D’s Corner)

April 17th, 2019

49:52

In today’s episode I’m chatting with special education teacher, Stephanie DeLussey, AKA Mrs. D from Mrs. D’s corner! Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge on all things regarding special education, from lesson planning to …

Episode 32- Writing the book on inclusion, with author (and autism mom) Kathryn Jenkins

April 10th, 2019

48:37

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and author, Kathryn Jenkins. Kathryn shares her journey with her son Logen, and how he inspired her …

Episode 31- ABA from A-Z, with my guest, BCBA (and 8 the plate creator) Anesa Doyle

April 3rd, 2019

38:54

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Anesa, who is a BCBA and creator of “8 the plate”. Anesa and I get in depth about all things ABA therapy! We discuss why it is so effective and also shed some light on the …

BONUS EPISODE- World Autism Awareness Day 2019. It all starts with awareness!

April 2nd, 2019

33:34

I wanted to put together this special bonus episode as way to honor World Autism Awareness Day 2019. Today I’m talking about what autism awareness means to me personally and why it is SO important. I also discuss my …

Episode 30- Letting go of fear and embracing the journey, with my guest Deidra Darst

March 27th, 2019

51:41

On today’s episode I’m chatting with speech and language pathologist and autism mom, Deidra Darst. Deidra shares her journey with her son Colin, and …

Episode 29- Autism with a side of fries (and much more!) with my guest Eileen “Mama Fry” Shaklee

March 20th, 2019

53:33

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Eileen “Mama Fry” Shaklee, of the blog ‘Autism with a side of fries’. Eileen was really at the forefront of …

Episode 28- Unapologetic and completely awesome, with my guest Brittney (The Unapologetic Autistic)

March 13th, 2019

43:34

On today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mama Brittney, who you might know as The Unapologetic Autistic. Brittney is not only a mother to …

Episode 27- Adventures in Autism down under! With my (first international) guest, Kristin

March 6th, 2019

1:00:40

Today’s episode includes a lot of firsts! My guest Kristin was the first listener to ever reach out to me after I started the podcast. She’s also my first guest with a daughter on the spectrum and she details her …

Episode 26- The heart of a champion, with my guest, Phillip Dallmann

February 27th, 2019

1:01:28

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow podcaster, Philip Dallmann. Phil’s podcast ‘Access Champions’ is all about accessibility, inclusion and diversity. Phil has an extensive background in the field of inclusion- …

Episode 25- Speaking from the heart, with autism mom and Cody Speaks blogger, Leasa

February 20th, 2019

49:33

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Leasa, who is not only a fellow autism mom but is also the author behind the blog Cody Speaks. Leasa shares openly about her journey with her son, Cody, and what it’s like for them …

Episode 24- Life updates, dealing with sleep troubles and picky eating habits

February 13th, 2019

37:20

In today’s episode I’m flying solo and talking about a few different topics that seem to come up continually. First, I’m giving a few updates on …

Episode 23- Adult autism in real life, with my guest Dana

February 6th, 2019

1:00:43

In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism sibling and BCBA, Dana. Dana shares her experiences with her brother Rob, who is an adult with autism. …

Episode 22- Unexpected outcomes and overcoming the odds, with my guest Sarah

January 30th, 2019

1:05:52

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom, Sarah, all about her family’s unique journey with ASD. Sarah has not just one, but two children that are on the spectrum. Sarah explains how even though both her …

Episode 21- Speechy keen! With ‘Open Door Autism Project’ founder, Sarah Treharne

January 23rd, 2019

56:59

In today’s episode I’m chatting with speech and language pathologist, Sarah Treharne. Sarah is the founder of the Open Door Autism Project, which …

Episode 20- Climbing the mountain, one step at a time, with my guest Colleen

January 16th, 2019

1:08:21

In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mama, Colleen all about her journey with son, Matthew. Colleen and I get into the nitty gritty of …

Episode 19- The power of music, with music therapist “Jammin Jenn”!

January 9th, 2019

39:40

In today’s episode I’m chatting with music therapist, Jammin Jenn! (Jenn Goodman) Jenn tells me all about her journey to becoming a music therapist and how this career path became her passion. I first became familiar …

Episode 18- Ups and downs and everything in between, with my guest Lindsay

January 2nd, 2019

1:09:02

In today’s episode I chat with fellow autism mom, Lindsay, all about her journey with her son, Jack. Lindsay and I talk a lot about how this journey …

Episode 17- Finding joy in the journey, with my guest Rebecca

December 26th, 2018

1:04:06

In today’s episode I chat with fellow autism mom, Rebecca, all about her journey with her son, Jack. Rebecca is an amazing mom who advocated for her son right from the start, and pushed for him to get the services he …

Episode 16- Life updates, holiday plans and hopes for 2019

December 19th, 2018

42:08

In today’s episode I’m flying solo and talking about some of the fun things our family has been up to, including celebrating Logan’s birthday! I’m …

Episode 15- Twists and turns on the road to adventure, with my guest Sarah

December 12th, 2018

1:01:51

In this episode I chat with fellow autism mom, Sarah, all about her journey with her son, Aidan. Sarah shares how early medical struggles impacted Aidan’s development and made getting a concrete diagnosis a challenge. …

Episode 14- “Why is he doing that?” with author (and autism sibling!) Rachael M. Cuellar

December 5th, 2018

1:06:51

In this episode I chat with children’s book author, Rachael M. Cuellar, all about her book, “Why is he doing that?” which does a beautiful job …

Episode 13- Getting through the early days of an autism diagnosis

November 28th, 2018

45:49

In this episode I’m chatting all about the time leading up to Logan’s diagnosis and the early days of our journey. This is something that I get asked about a lot and I’m hoping to shed some light on that time, …

Episode 12- Autism Mom and Soothing Stitches founder, Nicole Struse

November 21st, 2018

55:42

In today’s episode I chat with Nicole, fellow Autism Mom and the founder of The Soothing Stitches Project. Nicole talks all about her personal …

Episode 11- Good vibes only, with my guest Jaime

November 14th, 2018

54:20

In this episode I chat with fellow autism Mom, Jaime, all about her journey with her son, Blake. Jaime has such a great positive attitude and her and I really bonded over that. I hope you enjoy listening! :)

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Episode 10- The five biggest challenges (from my personal POV!)

November 7th, 2018

31:23

In today’s episode I chat about the five biggest challenges we have faced in dealing with Logan’s autism diagnosis. Discussing “challenges” is a challenge in itself for me- I always want to stay positive! But I wanted …

Episode 9- Activism, inclusion and inspiration with my guest, Tamika

October 31st, 2018

1:14:39

In today’s episode I chat with fellow autism mama and activist, Tamika, all about her son and their journey with autism. We also talk about her incredible work running The Autism Hero Project, the book she co wrote, and …

Episode 8- Riding the autism roller coaster, with my guest Ava

October 24th, 2018

57:56

In today’s episode I chat with fellow autism mom, Ava, about her journey with her son, Blake. Ava and I discuss the ups and downs of Autism and how …

Episode 7- OT talk! With occupational therapist Lindsay

October 17th, 2018

1:01:20

In today’s episode I chat with occupational therapist, Lindsay, about her work with kids on the spectrum in a school setting. Lindsay had so much …

Episode 6- The five biggest lessons I’ve learned (so far)

October 10th, 2018

31:29

Today’s episode is a solo show with me talking about the five biggest lessons I have learned so far on this Autism journey. I really have learned so …

Episode 5- Keeping it real, with my guest Christie

October 3rd, 2018

48:36

On today’s episode I talk with fellow autism mama Christie about the highs and lows of having a child on the spectrum. Christie was so open and honest, I loved hearing her perspective! Enjoy!

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Episode 4- Autism from a dads perspective, with my husband!

September 26th, 2018

39:17

I’m so excited to have my husband, Manny, join me for this episode! We chat about our journey so far and get his “dad take” on everything. Enjoy!

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Episode 3- Family dynamics and navigating Autism together

September 21st, 2018

29:39

Today I talk about navigating Autism together as a family and how are our family dynamic has changed through the years. I also discuss the many ways Autism is popping up in the media!

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Episode 2- See the able, not the label!

September 20th, 2018

57:55

Chatting with my first guest Natasha! We talk about her sons journey thus far and get into diagnosis “labels”!

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Episode 1- Welcome to Adventures in Autism!

September 18th, 2018

44:47

My very first episode! All about our journey with autism so far.

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