EPISODE 67: Remarriage with a Child on the Spectrum
With husband, Cameron Mills
Hi, everyone! Welcome back to My Autism Tribe. It’s been awhile since my last podcast. Many of you have been following my family’s journey for a while, so you know many of the struggles, as well as the celebrations, we have experienced over the last couple of years. This episode will feature a very special guest, my husband. From dating, to...
EPISODE 66: Behavioral Health Therapy for ASD
With Sean Inderbitzen
Hi, everyone! Welcome back to My Autism Tribe. We’ll be speaking with Sean Inderbitzen on today’s show. He’s a mental health clinician who is on the autism spectrum, and reached out a couple of weeks ago because he wanted to share his voice. It makes me so happy when people reach out to me – it truly does. I want to make sure that everyone is able to s...
EPISODE 65: NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
With Joseph Riddle
There are really important skills that people with autism have, that make them, in some cases, the best employees you could have. This is something that small businesses could benefit from, and is already something that many large corporations are already using to their advantage. Today, we’re speaking with Joseph Riddle, the Director of The Neurodiversity ...
EPISODE 64: ENHANCING LIVES FOR FAMILIES OF AUTISM
With Rachelle Vartanian
Hi, everyone! Thanks for connecting with this week’s podcast featuring Rachelle Vartanian. She’s the founder and president of the Living and Learning Enrichment Center, a former special education teacher, and mother of a teenager on the autism spectrum.
If this is your first time here, welcome! If you are a returning listener, thanks for coming...
EPISODE 63: Co-occurring Conditions in Autism
With Brad Ferguson of Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri
Hi, everyone! Welcome back to My Autism Tribe. I hope everyone is hanging in there. School is out, so no more of the Non-Traditional Instruction in our home, however, we are going a little crazier as the days go on. Regardless, thanks for checking back in, and ...
EPISODE 62: EXCEPTIONAL MINDS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
With guest Corinne Levitt
Hello, and welcome back! Today we’re speaking with Corinne Levitt, a special educator and author of a new book called “Exceptional Minds Across the Autism Spectrum”. Her background in learning disability psycholinguistics, and the arts has enabled her to “teach to the talent” while encouraging her students to discover and explore their poten...
EPISODE 61: CBD FOR AUTISM
With guest Dr. Rachna Patel
Hi, everyone! First and foremost, I want to thank everyone out there who has been patient with me these last couple of months. It turns out that working a 9-5 job, homeschooling my son, and running a nonprofit with these podcasts is a lot harder than I thought. Just know, that I’m doing my very best to bring you the most relevant information, from people within the...
EPISODE 60: AUTISM ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE
With Erin Clemens
Hi, everyone! As you know, April is Autism Awareness month, as we continue to raise autism awareness, and promote autism acceptance and inclusion in our communities (although it may look a bit different now), I wanted to feature yet another autism advocate. This week’s episode features guest Erin Clemens. Erin is an awesome young woman on the autism spectrum. W...
EPISODE 59: A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON
Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s podcast. Hope you guys are hanging in there and staying healthy. I’ve definitely had small moments of anxiety these last several weeks, but am trying to stay positive and trying to keep a routine as much as possible. As many of you, I’m working my 9-5 job from home, while homeschooling my son, and producing this podcast. The last couple of episod...
EPISODE 58: Autism as a Stress Adaptation
With Lori Hogenkamp
Hi there, everyone! Welcome to this week’s podcast episode featuring autism advocate and consultant Lori Hogenkamp. Lori is on the autism spectrum, and has studied neuroscience and stress-related behaviors for over 20 years. Her love of science drives her passion for understanding the complex patterns of abilities and disabilities of those on the autism spec...
EPISODE 57: ADJUSTING TO A NEW NORMAL
Hi there! Welcome to this week’s My Autism Tribe podcast. To be honest, I’m struggling to remember what day it is, and who I was before this COVID19 quarantine existed. I’m almost positive that I’m a day late in posting this podcast, and 100% sure that I have a pile of clean clothes still in the dryer from 3 days ago that I have yet to fold and put away. The struggle is so real. I h...
EPISODE 56: Helping Families with Special Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis
With Amy Kelly
As we all are very much aware, COVID-19 is affecting everyone’s lives around the world. COVID-19 is a new strain that was discovered in 2019, and has not been previously identified in humans. There is so much information out there; some is factual and some is misleading. This leaves us with a lot of questions, but I believe it’s i...
EPISODE 55: PIXAR’S BOBBY RUBIO SHARES HIS AUTISM DAD STORY IN “FLOAT”
Hi, everyone! Welcome to this week’s episode with a very special guest, Bobby Rubio, an autism dad and a story artist at Pixar. You may have seen his personal and professional story in thousands of news feeds around the world. You don’t want to miss this one! Also, if you’re enjoying being a part of My Autism Tribe, and listening to our podcast, we w...
EPISODE 54: Financial Planning for Your Special Needs Child
With Nick Wallace
Raising a child with special needs can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences, but it can also be one of the most costly. According to Autism Speaks, raising a child with autism costs on average $60,000 a year, but let’s face it…it costs a lot more than that for a lot of us depending on the severity and insurance coverage. It can be sca...
EPISODE 53: SOCIALIZATION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
With Dr. Annette Nunez
Hi, everyone! Welcome to this week’s episode primarily focusing on mainstreaming and socialization of children with autism. I’m speaking with Dr. Annette Nunez, the founder and director of Breakthrough Interventions. You may have even seen her on FOX News as she does many interviews on the power of positivity and autism. Stay tuned to listen to...
EPISODE 52: ATYPICAL AND PROUD OF IT
With Joy Johnson
Hi there! Welcome to this week’s podcast episode “Atypical and Proud of It”. I’m really excited to be speaking with behavioral therapist Joy Johnson who is also on the spectrum herself. I fell in love with her Instagram page because she is just super honest, and let’s be real…what better way to learn about neurodiversity than from someone that is on the spectrum. I ...
EPISODE 51: AN AUTISM DAD’S FIELD GUIDE
With Tim Gonzalez-Smith
Hi there! Welcome to My Autism Tribe! Today I’m speaking with an autism dad, Tim. So often times, we are listening to the voices of mothers to children on the spectrum, but Tim is going to share all about his journey with his son, Rafa, and how he is educating and supporting the autism community from a dad’s perspective. Keep listening – he’s awesome!
EPISODE 50: FROM REAL HOUSEWIVES TO AUTISM ADVOCACY, JACQUELINE LAURITA DOES IT ALL
Hi, everyone! You are in for a special treat today. Today’s guest is none other than autism mom advocate extraordinaire and reality tv celebrity, Jacqueline Laurita. She was on Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for seven seasons, and during this time her adorable son Nicholas received his autism diagnosis. She’s gonna share...
EPISODE 49: THE AUTISM CAFÉ – A PLACE OF LOVE AND SELF-DISCOVERY
With Eileen Lamb
Hey, guys! Welcome to the My Autism Tribe podcast! If this is your first time, I’m glad you found us, and if you’ve been listening – welcome back! Today I’m speaking with Eileen Lamb. She’s the founder of blog The Autism Cafe, and she is also a writer and photographer. Born in France, she now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and tw...
EPISODE 48: AUTISM ADVENTURES (WITH BIG E)
With Jacqui Folks
Hi there! Thanks for joining me today. I’m speaking with a busy mother of three young men, Jacqui Folks. Her middle son, Ethan, has autism, and she’s going to share her family’s story, along with some resources that she has been working on for the autism community.
I also want to let you know that this week will mark the one-year anniversary for the My Autis...