My Autism Tribe

My Autism Tribe

Educating, Supporting and Empowering the Autism Community.

Episodes

June 16, 2022 33 min

EPISODE 70: The Building Blocks Program is an individualized behavior program to help support children with autism. Marshall Pediatric Therapy offers both a comprehensive and collaborative approach to your child's therapeutic treatment with a focused-based model.

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EPISODE 69: Thanks so much for joining us today! My husband, Cameron Mills, will be co-hosting with me as we discuss the most recent big four-letter word in our home this year. It's not what you think. It's R-A-I-N, and all the challenges it brings to us personally.

A trip to an amusement park, how my son is "stretching" himself to grow stronger in dealing with his challenges - we give examples and tell stories.

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November 3, 2021 34 min

EPISODE 68: Welcome to My Autism Tribe, an organization of advocates that are educating, supporting and empowering those in our communities. We are one voice made stronger. I'm your host, Susan Mills.

Let's talk about the elephant in the room. We haven't done a podcast in awhile. We've essentially been surviving during Covid, but we wanted to get back in the game. My husband, Cameron Mills, joins me on this episode.

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January 11, 2021 52 min

EPISODE 67: Remarriage with a Child on the Spectrum

With husband, Cameron Mills

 

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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 eng...

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July 16, 2020 34 min

EPISODE 66: Behavioral Health Therapy for ASD

With Sean Inderbitzen

 

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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 share...

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July 10, 2020 28 min

EPISODE 65: NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

With Joseph Riddle

 

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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 in t...

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EPISODE 64: ENHANCING LIVES FOR FAMILIES OF AUTISM

With Rachelle Vartanian

 

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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 back...

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June 4, 2020 28 min

EPISODE 63: Co-occurring Conditions in Autism

With Brad Ferguson of Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri

 

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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 if t...

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EPISODE 62: EXCEPTIONAL MINDS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

With guest Corinne Levitt

 

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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 potential...

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May 15, 2020 33 min

EPISODE 61: CBD FOR AUTISM

With guest Dr. Rachna Patel

 

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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 aut...

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April 21, 2020 36 min

EPISODE 60: AUTISM ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE

With Erin Clemens

 

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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. When ...

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April 15, 2020 5 min

EPISODE 59: A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON

 

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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 episodes,...

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April 8, 2020 31 min

EPISODE 58: Autism as a Stress Adaptation

With Lori Hogenkamp

 

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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 spectrum...

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March 31, 2020 10 min

EPISODE 57: ADJUSTING TO A NEW NORMAL

 

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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 hope...

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EPISODE 56: Helping Families with Special Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

With Amy Kelly

 

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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 impor...

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EPISODE 55: PIXAR’S BOBBY RUBIO SHARES HIS AUTISM DAD STORY IN “FLOAT”

 

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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 woul...

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EPISODE 54: Financial Planning for Your Special Needs Child

With Nick Wallace

 

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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 scary l...

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February 24, 2020 44 min

EPISODE 53: SOCIALIZATION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

With Dr. Annette Nunez

 

 

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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 this...

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February 17, 2020 32 min

EPISODE 52: ATYPICAL AND PROUD OF IT

With Joy Johnson

 

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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 hope...

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February 10, 2020 35 min

EPISODE 51: AN AUTISM DAD’S FIELD GUIDE

With Tim Gonzalez-Smith

 

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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!

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