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Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

100 EpisodesProduced by Jessica and Lewis TempleWebsite

Welcome to Thriving in the Midst of Chaos! This show is about surviving parenthood while having a child with special needs, while attempting to keep your self and your sanity intact. We share our experiences and discuss how we survived, what worked for us, and what didn’t work for us. This is a nonj… read more

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Maximizing Communication With Your Child With Guest Rosemarie Griffin

January 13th, 2022

35:16

Episode 124:Maximizing Communication With Your Child With Guest Rosemarie Griffin

In this episode, guest Rosemarie Griffin discusses ways to maximize your communication with your child and ways to help them grow their …

Demystifying the IEP With Guest Beth Liesenfeld

January 6th, 2022

54:45

Episode 123: Demystifying the IEP With Guest Beth Liesenfeld 

In this episode, we discuss OT in the schools and understanding all the parts of the …

Partnering With Care Professionals With Guest Craig Parks

December 30th, 2021

47:34

Episode 122: Partnering With Care Professionals With Guest Craig Parks

In this episode, guest Craig Parks discusses the best ways to partner with care professionals. 

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Divorce and Special Needs Parenting

December 23rd, 2021

17:42

Episode 121: Divorce and Special Needs Parenting

In this episode, Jessica speaks candidly about going through and coping with divorce during the pandemic, while raising children with special needs. 

 

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Betsy Stover's Experience With Medical Trauma

December 16th, 2021

1:07:29

Episode 120: Betsy Stover's Experience With Medical Trauma

In this episode, Betsy Stover, the lovely podcast host of Why Mommy Drinks, discusses her experience with helping her child cope with medical trauma. Her …

I Hate Potty Training

December 9th, 2021

12:31

Episode 119: I Hate Potty Training

In this episode, Jessica discusses the trials and tribulations of potty training children. Spoiler alert: She …

All Out of Money

December 2nd, 2021

27:29

Episode 118: All Out of Money

In this episode, Jessica discusses the financial toll being chronically ill and raising children with special needs can …

Thriving Through The Holidays

November 25th, 2021

1:11:11

Episode 117: Thriving Through The Holidays

In this episode, Dr. Koonce discusses the best ways to thrive through the holidays with children who have …

The Impossibility of Finding Therapies

November 18th, 2021

20:25

Episode 116: The Impossibility of Finding Therapies

In this episode, Jessica discusses how hard it can be to slog through therapies, therapists, insurance, funded programs, and the like to try, and fail, to find the …

Navigating Insurance - Again!

November 11th, 2021

19:04

Episode 115: Navigating Insurance - Again!

In this episode, Jessica discusses the trials and tribulations of finding therapies that will take your …

Parenting Special Needs Kids While Being Chronically Ill

November 4th, 2021

25:28

Episode 114: Parenting Special Needs Kids While Being Chronically Ill

In this episode, Jessica discusses having a chronic illness/disability while raising special needs children who are constantly in crisis. Spoiler …

Lindsay Passodelis' Experience Growing Up With CLOVES Syndrome

October 28th, 2021

33:36

Episode 113: Lindsay Passodelis' Experience Growing Up With CLOVES Syndrome

In this episode, guest Lindsay shares her experience growing up with …

Lia McCabe's Experience Raising Two Daughters With Autism

October 21st, 2021

39:46

Episode 112: Lia McCabe's Experience Raising Two Daughters With Autism

 

In this episode, guest Lia McCabe discusses her experience raising two children with autism, as well as giving back to the autism community. She …

Journaling For Mindfulness With Guest Josephine Atluri

October 14th, 2021

58:26

Episode 111: Journaling For Mindfulness With Guest Josephine Atluri

 

In this episode, Josephine Atluri discusses using journaling to help with …

Updates, Crises, and Overwhelm

October 7th, 2021

37:16

Episode 110: Updates, Crises, and Overwhelm

In this episode, Jessica gives updates on her life and the life of her family. She discusses updates on her health conditions and recent surgery, crazy stressors, and mental …

Executive Functioning Tips From ADHD Coaching With Dr. Norrine Russell

September 30th, 2021

51:15

Episode 109: Executive Functioning Tips From ADHD Coaching With Dr. Norrine Russell

 

In this episode, Dr. Norrine Russell discusses the benefits to ADHD coaching and provides tips to help with executive dysfunction. …

Learning An Instrument When One Has Special Needs With Guest Delwyn McKenzie

September 23rd, 2021

54:39

Episode 108: Learning An Instrument When One Has Special Needs With Guest Delwyn McKenzie

In this episode, Delwyn McKenzie discusses the usefulness …

Promoting Reading In Children With Learning Disabilities With Guest Dr. Maria Cleary

September 16th, 2021

53:34

Episode 107: Promoting Reading In Children With Learning Disabilities With Guest Dr. Maria Cleary

In this episode, Dr. Maria Cleary discusses reading literacy and and the importance of continuing to read throughout …

Using Summer To Create An Amazing School Year With Guest Dr. Laura Reber

September 9th, 2021

45:01

Episode 106: Using Summer To Create An Amazing School Year With Guest Dr. Laura Reber

In this episode, guest Dr. Laura Reber discusses maximizing …

Bassie Shemtov's Experience Creating Inclusive Communities and Employment Opportunities

September 2nd, 2021

36:43

Episode 105: Bassie Shemtov's Experience Creating Inclusive Communities and Employment Opportunities

In this episode, guest Bassie Shemtov discusses how to create friendship and inclusion in the community. She and her …

Alexa Bigwarfe's Experience of Twin-To-Twin Transfusion, Infant Loss, and Transformation Through Writing

August 26th, 2021

54:48

Episode 104: Alexa Bigwarfe's Experience of Twin-To-Twin Transfusion, Infant Loss, and Transformation Through Writing

In this episode, Alexa Bigwarfe discusses her experience with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and …

Raising a Child with STXBP1 With Guest Chloe Weber

August 19th, 2021

42:21

Episode 103: Raising a Child with STXBP1 With Guest Chloe Weber 

In this we discuss rare genetic disorder called STXBP1. Guest Chloe Weber’s son Remy has a rare genetic disorder called STXBP1. This condition affects …

Spinal Muscular Atrophy And ADHD With Guest Trudy Citovic 

August 12th, 2021

45:28

Episode 102: Spinal Muscular Atrophy And ADHD With Guest Trudy Citovic 

In this episode, guest Trudy Citovic discusses raising a child with spinal …

Raising A Micropreemie Who Uses A Feeding Tube With Guest Gaby Grinberg

August 5th, 2021

1:18:25

Episode 101: Raising A Micropreemie Who Uses A Feeding Tube With Guest Gaby Grinberg

In this episode, guest Gaby Grinberg discusses prematurity, NICU stays, and feeding journeys.  Her daughter Lana Rose was born at 24 …

Raising a Child With Spinal Muscular Atrophy With Guest Megan Fabrizi

July 29th, 2021

35:02

Episode 100: Raising a Child With Spinal Muscular Atrophy With Guest Megan Fabrizi

In this episode, guest Megan Fabrizi discusses raising children …

Raising a Child With Multiple Complex Medical Conditions With Guest Tammy Flynn

July 22nd, 2021

1:20:02

Episode 99: Raising a Child With Multiple Complex Medical Conditions With Guest Tammy Flynn

In this episode, guest Tammy Flynn discusses raising …

Dafne Wiswell's Story of Raising Children With Type 1 Diabetes and Ankylosing Spondylitis

July 15th, 2021

56:54

Episode 98: Dafne Wiswell's Story of Raising Children With Type 1 Diabetes and Ankylosing Spondylitis

In this episode, Dafne Wiswell discusses her son’s experience with Diabetes Type 1 and her daughter’s experience with …

Raising a Child With Marfan Syndrome With Guest Allison Pullins

July 8th, 2021

1:01:25

Episode 97: Raising a Child With Marfan Syndrome With Guest Allison Pullins

Episode 29: Raising a Child With Marfan Syndrome With Guest Allison …

Alternative Childcare Solutions With Guest Shannon Parola

July 1st, 2021

47:01

Episode 96: Alternative Childcare Solutions With Guest Shannon Parola

In this episode, guest Shannon Parola discusses alternative child care options …

Dawn Veselka's Story of Raising a Child With Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

June 24th, 2021

1:10:53

Episode 95: Dawn Veselka's Story of Raising a Child With Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

In this episode, guest Dawn Veselka discusses her experience raising a daughter with a mixed connective tissue disorder. Her mix …

Building Independence in Your Children With Special Needs With Dr. Sarah Allen

June 17th, 2021

58:44

Episode 94: Building Independence in Your Children With Special Needs With Dr. Sarah Allen

In this episode, we discuss developing and promoting independent skill building in children with special needs. Guest Dr. Sarah …

Raising a Micropreemie With Autism With Guest Melissa Harris

June 10th, 2021

59:43

Episode 93: Raising a Micropreemie With Autism With Guest Melissa Harris

In this episode, we discuss a mother’s experience raising a micropreemie. Melissa Harris has two children, one of whom was born at 24 weeks …

Sensory Processing Disorder With Guest Candice Curtis

June 3rd, 2021

54:54

Episode 92: Sensory Processing Disorder With Guest Candice Curtis

In this episode, we discuss sensory processing disorder, meltdowns, and making it …

The Science Of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, The Joy of Living, and Positive Psychology, With Guest Dr. Rabia Subhani

May 27th, 2021

48:39

Episode 91: The Science Of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, The Joy of Living, and Positive Psychology, With Guest Dr. Rabia Subhani

Today, we discuss …

Successfully Navigating College and Employment With Autism, Part 3

May 20th, 2021

52:06

Episode 90: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 3

To help with the transition to college, work on independence at home, bit by bit, …

Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 2

May 13th, 2021

1:29:50

Episode 89: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 2

In this episode, we continue our discussion of  everything college for teens and …

Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 1

May 6th, 2021

1:03:18

Episode 88: Successfully Navigating College With Autism, Part 1

In this episode, we discuss everything college for teens and young adults with …

All Things Physical Therapy With Guest Lucia Montuonto

April 29th, 2021

45:35

Episode 87: All Things Physical Therapy With Guest Lucia Montuonto

In this episode, guest Lucia Matuonto discusses physiotherapy! Physical therapists (PTs) work in rehabilitation and accident prevention. Their goal is …

Fostering and Adoption Journeys With Children With Special Needs With Guest Daniel Hall

April 22nd, 2021

1:05:57

Episode 86: Fostering and Adoption Journeys With Children With Special Needs With Guest Daniel Hall

In this episode, Daniel Hall discusses adoption and special needs. He and his wife have 5 children with special needs …

Infant Feeding Challenges With Guest Mallory Millet

April 15th, 2021

54:37

Episode 85: Infant Feeding Challenges With Guest Mallory Millet 

In this episode, Mallory Millet discusses feeding difficulties in infants and young …

Divorce and Special Needs Children With Guest Jackie Harounian, Esq

April 8th, 2021

46:51

Episode 84: Divorce and Special Needs Children With Guest Jackie Harounian

In this episode, we discuss divorce while having children with special needs. Guest Jacqueline Harounian, Esq, has found that her field has …

Momming With Autism With Guest Alicia Trautwein

April 1st, 2021

1:08:50

Episode 83: Momming With Autism With Guest Alicia Trautwein

In this episode, we discuss raising children with special needs and different diagnoses. Alicia Trautwein has 4 children, 3 of whom are autistic. Alicia was …

Special Needs Superheros with Guest John Besold

March 29th, 2021

17:53

Bonus Episode: Special Needs Superheros with Guest John Besold

In this episode, we discuss special needs superheros. Guest John Besold always …

Adoption Of Special Needs Children with Guest Dr. John Cranham

March 25th, 2021

1:09:15

Episode 82: Adoption Of Special Needs Children with Guest Dr. John Cranham

In this episode, Dr. John Cranham discuss adoption of special needs children. His son Cornell was born at 23 weeks. He spent the first 6 months …

All About Dyslexia With Guest Lizzie Shearing

March 18th, 2021

1:06:25

Episode 81: All About Dyslexia With Guest Lizzie Shearing

Today, we discuss all things dyslexia. Guest Lizzie Shearing discusses that dyslexia is a reading learning disability. Individuals process written words …

LGBTQ In the Autism Community With Guest Danielle Sullivan

March 11th, 2021

29:01

Episode 80: LGBTQ In the Autism Community With Guest Danielle Sullivan

In this episode, Danielle Sullivan discusses the gender and sexuality spectrum …

Living With Autism While Parenting Special Needs Children With Guest Danielle Sullivan

March 4th, 2021

49:00

Episode 79: Living With Autism While Parenting Special Needs Kids With Guest Danielle Sullivan

 

In this episode, we discuss inclusivity, …

A Blind View With Guest Ashley Wayne

February 25th, 2021

44:56

Episode 78: A Blind View With Guest Ashley Wayne

In this episode, Ashley Wayne discusses parenting children with special needs through the lens of …

Shaping Our Children Through Reading With Guest Sara Bradford

February 18th, 2021

1:01:45

Episode 77: Shaping Our Children Through Reading With Guest Sara Bradford

In this episode, guest Sara Bradford discusses how children can benefit from reading children’s books about special needs. Her daughter has …

Live Like Sean With Guest TJ Nelligan

February 11th, 2021

55:28

Episode 76: Live Like Sean With Guest TJ Nelligan

In this episode, we discuss living like Sean; living your best life. When Sean was young, he was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Guest TJ Nelligan initially …

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome With Guests Dr. Thomas Glenn and Tawanna Nishibayashi

February 4th, 2021

1:32:20

Episode 75: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome With Guests Dr. Thomas Glenn and Tawanna Nishibayashi

In this episode, we discuss hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Dr. Thomas Glenn discussed that the condition is a …

Special Education Law During Covid With Guest Catherine Michael

January 28th, 2021

56:17

Episode 74: Special Education Law During Covid With Guest Catherine Michael

 

In this episode, we discuss special education law during COVID. Guest Catherine Michael, a special education lawyer, discusses that IEPs and …

Special Education Services Across The World With Guest Jodi Samuels

January 21st, 2021

1:13:41

Episode 73: Special Education Services Across The World With Guest Jodi Samuels

In this episode, we discuss schooling across two continents for …

Free and Appropriate Public Education With Guest Dr. Steve Jacobson

January 14th, 2021

1:14:09

Episode 72: Free and Appropriate Public Education With Guest Dr. Steve Jacobson

In this episode, we discuss evaluations, FAPE, LRE, nonpublic placements, and giftedness. Guest Dr. Steve Jacobson suggests that if a …

Online Speech Therapy With Guest Leanne Sherred

January 7th, 2021

46:40

Episode 71: Online Speech Therapy With Guest Leanne Sherred

In this episode, we discuss speech therapy in times of COVID for kiddos who are verbal or nonverbal. Guest Leanne Sherred created Expressable, an online speech …

Living With Auditory Processing Disorder

December 30th, 2020

19:28

Bonus Episode: Living With Auditory Processing Disorder

In this episode, Lewis discusses his experience with auditory processing disorder. Lewis was …

Auditory Processing Disorder With Guest Lilach Saperstein

December 28th, 2020

1:02:24

Episode 70: Auditory Processing Disorder With Guest Dr. Lilach Saperstein

In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of auditory processing disorder (APD). Guest Dr. Lilach Saperstein noted that APD occurs when the …

Our Crises of Faith

December 23rd, 2020

29:36

Episode 69: Our Crises of Faith

In this episode, Jessica and Lewis discuss their own crises of faith. Jessica’s faith varied throughout her lifetime but was strong before having children. After both kids were diagnosed …

Living An Extraordinary Life With Guest Jodi Samuels

December 17th, 2020

1:05:15

Episode 68: Living An Extraordinary Life With Guest Jodi Samuels

In this episode, we discuss living an extraordinary life and experiencing crises of faith. Guest Jodi Samuels’ youngest daughter Caila was born with Downs …

Bullying Prevention With Guest Dr. Claire Thomas-Duckwitz

December 10th, 2020

1:34:45

Episode 67: Bullying Prevention With Guest Dr. Claire Thomas-Duckwitz

In this episode, we discuss eliminating bullying against students with special …

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder With Guest Natalie Vecchione

December 3rd, 2020

58:35

Episode 66: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder With Guest Natalie Vecchione

 

In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum …

Mindful Mama Mindful Child With Guest Josephine Atluri

November 25th, 2020

57:52

Episode 65: Mindful Mama Mindful Child With Guest Josephine Atluri

In this episode, we discuss surviving quarantine with kids, while keeping your …

Raising a Child With Down’s Syndrome Into Adulthood With Guest Yvonne Pierre

November 19th, 2020

1:02:20

Episode 64: Raising a Child With Down’s Syndrome Into Adulthood With Guest Yvonne Pierre

In this episode, we discuss raising a child with Down’s …

Overcoming Special Needs Stigma with Guest Leah Moore

November 12th, 2020

1:11:58

Episode 63: Overcoming Special Needs Stigma with Guest Leah Moore

In this episode, we discuss self-care, coping, stigma, advocacy, and helpful …

Coping With Loss While Raising a Special Needs Child With Guest LaTanya Sothern

November 5th, 2020

1:31:38

Episode 62: Coping With Loss While Raising a Special Needs Child With Guest LaTanya Sothern


In this episode, we discuss navigating loss, while also …

Transition To Adulthood Part 2: Employment, Socialization, Self-Regulation, and Daily Living Skills With Guest Dr. Matt Segall

October 29th, 2020

1:24:19

Episode 61: Transition To Adulthood Part 2: Employment, Socialization, Self-Regulation, and Daily Living Skills With Guest Dr. Matt Segall

In this …

Injustices Of Special Education For Dyslexia In The Time Of COVID With Guest Micki Boas

October 22nd, 2020

55:49

Episode 60: Injustices Of Special Education For Dyslexia In The Time Of COVID With Guest Micki Boas

In this episode, we discuss dyslexia in the …

Sky Full Of Stars: Battling Murphy's Law in the Special Needs World With Guest Meg Apperson

October 15th, 2020

1:15:24

Episode 59: Sky Full Of Stars: Battling Murphy's Law in the Special Needs World With Guest Meg Apperson

In this episode, we discuss coping with life …

Standing Strong For Your Child With Guest Jessica Barisano

October 8th, 2020

1:23:55

Episode 58: Standing Strong For Your Child With Guest Jessica Barisano

In this episode, we discuss bumpy journeys to diagnosis and treatment, advocating for your children, and making lemonade out of lemons. Guest …

Opposite Ends of The Spectrum With Guest Michele Doss

October 1st, 2020

57:58

Episode 57 : Opposite Ends of The Spectrum With Guest Michele Doss

 

In this episode, we discuss opposite ends of the special needs spectrum: from …

The Invisible Disability With Guest Bonnie Wiscombe

September 24th, 2020

43:50

Episode 56: The Invisible Disability With Guest Bonnie Wiscombe

In this episode, we discuss the unique challenges that come with kids who don’t “look” like they have special needs but still need extra patience and …

Diagnosis and Treatment Across The World With Guests Jao and Jyothi Tekwani

September 17th, 2020

20:53

Episode 55: Diagnosis and Treatment Across The World With Guests Jao and Jyothi Tekwani

In this episode, we discuss we discuss growing up with disabilities in different countries and continents, and how that affects …

Searching For Diagnosis and Treatment With Guest Keikilani Jackson

September 10th, 2020

1:02:57

Episode 54: Searching For Diagnosis and Treatment With Guest Keikilani Jackson

In this episode, we discuss having difficulty getting proper diagnosis …

Understanding Special Education Law With Guest Jennifer Price

September 3rd, 2020

1:00:42

Episode 53: Understanding Special Education Law With Guest Jennifer Price

In this episode, we discuss special education law. A special needs attorney …

Implementing The IEP With Guest Anna Distefano

August 27th, 2020

1:07:02

Episode 52: Implementing The IEP With Guest Anna Distefano

In this episode, we discuss the nitty gritty of implementing your child's IEP. Guest Anna Distefano noted that a child can be "flagged" for special education in …

Coping With NICU Stays While Abroad With Guest April Wilhelm

August 20th, 2020

1:00:13

Episode 51: Coping With NICU Stays While Abroad With Guest April Wilhelm

In this episode, we discuss managing NICU stays while attempting to return home abroad and also managing your newborn's special needs. Guest April …

Finding Special Needs Resources With Guest Contessa Louise Cooper

August 13th, 2020

56:26

Episode 50: Finding Special Needs Resources With Guest Contessa Louise Cooper

In this episode, we discuss having adult children with autism and …

Beating Burnout in 2020

August 6th, 2020

38:04

Episode 49: Beating Burnout in 2020

In this episode, we discuss beating burnout in this crazy year of 2020. Burnout can happen in many ways but is …

Supermom Is Getting Burnt Out With Guest Torie Henderson

August 4th, 2020

1:04:04

Episode 48 : Supermom Is Getting Burnt Out With Guest Torie Henderson

In this episode, we discuss burnout in special needs parents and how to combat burnout. Guest Torie Henderson defines supermoms as moms who try …

Emotion Regulation in Children With ADHD and Autism With Guest Dr. Claire Thomas-Duckwitz

July 30th, 2020

1:07:10

Episode 47: Emotion Regulation in Children With ADHD and Autism With Guest Dr. Claire Thomas-Duckwitz

In this episode, we discuss emotion regulation …

Advocating While Having Cerebral Palsy With Guest Win Charles

July 23rd, 2020

49:24

Episode 46: Advocating While Having Cerebral Palsy With Guest Win Charles

In this episode, we discuss growing up with cerebral palsy. Guest Win Charles is a CP advocate, retired education, writer, and podcaster for 3 …

Combating Racial Discrimination In The Special Needs World

July 21st, 2020

1:06:33

Episode 45: Combating Racial Discrimination In The Special Needs World

In this episode, we discuss discrimination and adversity against minorities in the special needs world and how to start combating discrimination. …

Managing Overwhelm In Parenthood With Guest Laura Hernandez

July 16th, 2020

47:14

Episode 44: Managing Overwhelm In Parenthood With Guest Laura Hernandez

In this episode, we discuss managing overwhelm in parenthood and putting systems in place to make special needs parenting more manageable. Guest …

Managing Sensory Processing Disorder With Guest Erin Grujic

July 9th, 2020

41:16

Episode 43: Managing Sensory Processing Disorder With Guest Erin Grujic

In this episode, we discuss sensory processing disorder and how occupational therapy can assist. Sensory processing disorder looks like different …

Racial Discrimination In the Special Needs World and Coping With Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury With Guest Latasha Lewis

July 2nd, 2020

1:10:41

Episode 42: Coping With Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury With Guest Latasha Lewis

In this episode, we discuss coping with pediatric traumatic brain injury as well as dealing with adversity in the medical community …

Benefits of Inclusion in The Community With Guest Genia Stephen

June 25th, 2020

1:07:11

Episode 41: Benefits of Inclusion in The Community With Guest Genia Stephen

 

In this episode, we discuss what it was like growing up in a with a great community that had a positive vision for people with disabilities …

Having a Healthy High-Risk Pregnancy and Coping With Birth Trauma With Guest Parijat Deshpande

June 18th, 2020

1:08:20

Episode 40: Having a Healthy High-Risk Pregnancy and Coping With Birth Trauma With Guest Parijat Deshpande

In this episode, we discuss experiencing trauma when parenting a child with ongoing medical complications. Guest …

Writing Your Special Needs Journey With Guest Anne Fricke

June 11th, 2020

1:07:25

Episode 39: Writing Your Special Needs Journey With Guest Anne Fricke

In this episode, we discuss how writing can help parents in the journey of raising children with special needs. Writing and storytelling has long …

Medical Moms of NICU With Guest Tanisha Burke-Wormley

June 4th, 2020

1:13:31

Episode 38: Medical Moms of NICU With Guest Tanisha Burke-Wormley

In this episode, we discuss NICU stays, navigating complex medical systems, and NICU PSTD. Tanisha Burke-Wormley had a very long and complex experience …

Having Autism Spectrum Disorder in The Entertainment Industry With Guest Trey Olds

May 28th, 2020

38:13

Episode 37: Having Autism Spectrum Disorder in The Entertainment Industry With Guest Trey Olds

In this episode, we discuss being in the entertainment industry while also having autism spectrum disorder. Guest Trey Olds …

Self-Care For Parents and Advocating For Your Special Needs Teen With Guest Britney Dent

May 21st, 2020

1:18:47

Episode 36: Self-Care For Parents and Advocating For Your Special Needs Teen With Guest Britney Dent


In this episode, we discuss self-care for parents and advocating for you special needs teen. Guest Britney Dent …

Beating All The Odds With Guest Linda Smith

May 14th, 2020

1:01:16

Episode 35: Beating All The Odds With Guest Linda Smith

In this episode, we discuss guest Linda Smith's story of raising her son, Christopher. At an …

Financial Planning for Special Needs Children with Guest Zaccary Call

May 7th, 2020

1:05:31

Episode 34: Financial Planning for Special Needs Children with Guest Zaccary Call


In this episode, we discuss financial planning for children with special needs. Our guest, Zaccary Call, explained that there are many …

Planning for Transition To Adulthood With Autism With Guest Dr. Matt Segall

April 30th, 2020

1:18:30

Episode 33: Planning for Transition To Adulthood With Autism With Guest Dr. Matt Segall

In this episode, we discuss preparing for the transition to …

Successfully Homeschooling Children With Special Needs With Guest Cindy La Joy

April 23rd, 2020

1:16:48

Episode 32: Successfully Homeschooling Children With Special Needs With Guest Cindy La Joy

In this episode, we discuss homeschooling children with …

Coronavirus Update: Homeschooling, Sleep, and Aggression

April 17th, 2020

17:41

Coronavirus Update: Part 2

This episode is chock full of recommendations for if your child is having trouble sleeping, trouble keeping a schedule, or …

Hearing Loss And Achieving Your Fullest Potential With Guest Theresa Harp

April 16th, 2020

1:18:04

Episode 31: Hearing Loss And Achieving Your Fullest Potential With Guest Theresa Harp


In this episode, we discuss learning helping your child learn …

Raising Twins In The Special Needs World With Guest Cecily White-Cooper

April 9th, 2020

50:15

Episode 30: Raising Twins In The Special Needs World With Guest Cecily White-Cooper


In this episode, we discuss raising twins, one neurotypical and one with autism. Cecily White-Cooper's son was diagnosed with autism …

Mastering IEPs and 504 Plans With Guest Courtney Burnett

April 2nd, 2020

1:17:04

Episode 29: Mastering IEPs and 504 Plans With Guest Courtney Burnett


In this episode, we discuss IEPs and 504 plans. Courtney Burnett's daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at age 4. Courtney began working in …

Thriving: Coronavirus Edition

March 30th, 2020

28:40

We are sick, overwhelmed, and losing our minds. No show notes this time ;)

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