My Autism Tribe

My Autism Tribe

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Episodes

November 4, 2019 9 min

EPISODE 41: WHEN I FEEL DEFEATED

 

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Hello there! Today, is a solo episode. Just me, talking about my feelings of defeat. We’ve all been there, am I right? Maybe you’re there right now, listening and thinking, “is this going to be another person telling me how to not feel defeated, giving me a checklist on ways cope?” Nope. None of those. I’m just here sharing my feelin... Read more

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October 28, 2019 30 min

EPISODE 40: AN AUTISM MOM’S DEDICATION TO NUTRITION

With Autism Mom Crystal Jordan of “Foods Four Thought”

 

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Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. Today we’re speaking with Crystal Jordan. She’s the proud mother of an amazing son on the autism spectrum, and she has been working tirelessly on something pretty cool that has provided her son with awes... Read more

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October 21, 2019 30 min

EPISODE 39: AUTISM FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

w/ guests Melanie West and Monica Cooper with FEAT of Louisville

 

INTRODUCTION:

Hey, everybody! Thanks for joining me today. We’re speaking with Melanie West and Monica Cooper – both of an organization called FEAT of Louisville and the initiative of Autism Friendly Business in the state of Kentucky. They’re doing some really coo... Read more

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EPISODE 38: ROB GORSKI (The Autism Dad)

“The Importance of Self Care for Autism Parents”

 

INTRODUCTION:

Hey, everybody! Thanks for taking the time to join me today. We’re speaking with Rob Gorski – an autism dad with a strong voice in the autism community. Over the years, he’s amassed upwards of one hundred million views on... Read more

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October 7, 2019 13 min

EPISODE 37: “MY SON HAS AUTISM: DO NOT BULLY HIM”

 

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Hi, Friends! Thanks for joining me today. It’s just me. October is National Bullying Prevention month, so I thought I would do a segment specifically on my thoughts on this subject, and some of our recent experiences. Since my son started Kindergarten this fall, a subject that I’ve been especially interested in on our journey ... Read more

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September 30, 2019 25 min

EPISODE 36: RON SANDISON (Self-Advocate)

An Amazing Journey with God…and Autism”

 

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Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. We’ll be speaking with Ron Sandison – a powerful self-advocate. He w... Read more

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September 23, 2019 26 min

EPISODE 35: AUTISM-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY

With special guest Dr. Wendy Humphrey Van Meter

  

INTRODUCTION:

Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. We’ll be speaking with Dr. Wendy Humphrey. She specializes in providing dental care for children and adolescents, and works with many special-needs kids (and parents) in the most amazing, and comforting way… not to mention ... Read more

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September 16, 2019 30 min

EPISODE 34:  HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM

With guest State Lobbyist Bart Baldwin

 

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Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. Bart Baldwin is joining us today. He has over two decades of experience in public policy, lobbying and executive level management in the health care and human services fields, and he’s going to provide some insight for us ... Read more

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EPISODE 33: Autism Advocates – The Who, What, Where, When & Why

With guest Jennifer Phelps, Founder & CEO of Engage Behavioral Health

 

INTRODUCTION:

Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. Today’s topic is all about advocacy – specifically as to the Who, What, Where, When & Why of every autism advocate. We’re speaking with Jennifer Phelps of Engage Be... Read more

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EPISODE 32: The First Division-I Athlete with Autism: Go Spartans

With guest Anthony Ianni

 

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Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining My Autism Tribe. Today’s episode features Anthony Ianni, the first Division-I athlete with Autism and one of the most sought-after anti-bullying motivational speakers, and for good reason. His story is a powerful one. And as alwa... Read more

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August 26, 2019 17 min

EPISODE 31: MOVING WITH AUTISM

“How to help your loved one cope during and after a move.”

 

INTRODUCTION:

Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining My Autism Tribe. Today’s topic is how to help your loved one with autism cope during and after a move. As in, packing up an entire house and moving to an entirely different location. Stay tuned for some helpful t... Read more

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August 19, 2019 24 min

EPISODE 30: MANNERS WITH A SIDE OF AUTISM

With guest Robin Hammond of Southern Hospitality Etiquette

 

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In the 1950s, manners were taught to all children. Because of the structured ways that manners were taught and the expectation that everyone would learn them, it helped many children who were socially awkward to adapt. I want to read you a quote from ... Read more

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EPISODE 29: Friendly Robot Helps Children with Autism

With Dr. Greg Firn, COO, RoboKind

 

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Many children and adults on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. They often have the desire to interact with others, but may not know how to engage friends or may be overwhelmed by the idea of new experience... Read more

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August 6, 2019 29 min

EPISODE 28: AUTISM STORIES OF PROGRESSION

Featuring Joyce Peet, OT

 

INTRODUCTION:

Sometimes it’s easy to get mentally stuck in a place of despair when caring for a loved one on the autism spectrum. All of the therapy appointments, advocating and temporary setbacks can be overwhelming and discouraging. I always think it’s important, however, to focus on the stories of success. The sto... Read more

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EPISODE 27: LIVING A HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL LIFE WITH AUTISM

With Dawnita Shively

  

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Sometimes it’s easy to just focus on the word “autism”, but let’s have our conversation today focus on passions and uniqueness. Let’s talk about setting goals for the individual and the expectation of your child having a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life.

 

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EPISODE 26: AUTISM FAMILIES: HOW TO THRIVE IN CHAOS

 

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How often do you find yourself saying, “My life is just chaotic. Will this ever end?” Today’s guest is a father and autism advocate that has worked tirelessly at not only creating a thriving home environment for his family, but many other families as well.

 

Kyle Jetsel, and his wife Shelly, are the proud paren... Read more

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July 16, 2019 28 min

EPISODE 25:  Autism - A Mother and BCBA’s Story

 

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As you know, we’re always searching for wonderful stories and great information to share. On today’s episode, we’re speaking with BCBA and Founder of Proof Positive ABA Therapies, Heather Grimaldi. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Director, Heather’s focus has always been on supporting the families and team mem... Read more

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Today’s episode will be a solo episode, so no guest. I wanted to take the time to touch on a subject that sparks a lot of frustration in the autism community. What does autism look like? I often am told that my son doesn’t “look autistic”. Even though I know that most people are not intending to be insensitive, it still bothers me. Yes, my son is the most beautiful thing that I’ve ever laid eyes on, but his beauty is more than s... Read more

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July 1, 2019 27 min

EPISODE 23: TEENAGING WITH AUTISM

“A Personal Look into Their World”

 

INTRODUCTION:

Autism is a an extremely complicated diagnosis, and when you add teenage hormones to the mix you sometimes get a new set of behaviors and possibly some challenges.

My son is 5 now, but I know he will be a teenager in a blink of an eye. I thought it was important to share with you a look into th... Read more

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EPISODE 22: THE REAL, THE RAW, AND THE UNCOMFORTABLE

“Autism and Single Parenting”

 

 Hi, everyone! This is Susan Scott, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit My Autism Tribe, and host of the My Autism Tribe podcast. This is the first podcast where I am flying completely solo, and I must admit…I’m a little nervous (laugh). I’m nervous for several reasons: 1. I’m doing this all alone, so I have ... Read more

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