Mother's Guide Through Autism

Mother's Guide Through Autism

This podcast is to inspire, support, and build community for mothers raising children with autism. Brigitte Shipman is the host and creator of this podcast and it has been inspired by her son Joseph who has been living with autism for the last 27 years. Together, Brigitte and Joseph hope to offer mothers of autistic children hope for the future. They will be sharing what they have learned in their journey as well as have expert guests on the show to give you knowledge, resources, insights, and inspiration.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 38 min

In this third installment of the 4-part series Self Compassion, Brigitte and Dr. Michelle Trias discuss how our use of social media is causing many of us to have anxiety and depression and what we need to do to counter that. 

Research shows that frequent social media users have been shown to have worse mental health than low or no social media users. Social media users that have negative interactions have higher levels of depression...

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In this second installment of the 4-part series Self Compassion, Brigitte Shipman and Dr. Michelle Trias discuss how healing the emotional aspects of ourselves is key to healing whatever condition we may have, and how loving ourselves is an important component of that process. 

Dr. Michelle explains that in order to achieve optimal health and wellbeing, we have to look at the whole person including past history, traumas, relationshi...

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In this first installment of the 4-part series Self Compassion, Brigitte and Dr. Michelle Trias discuss how chronic stress can contribute to numerous illnesses and the importance of adopting practices to reduce stress in our daily lives as mothers.

Dr. Michelle explains what happens physiologically when we are experiencing stress and the possible consequences that can result from chronic stress including hair loss, hypertension, po...

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In this week's episode, Brigitte interviews Dr. Sarah Lane, a Developmental Optometrist who specializes in working with children who struggle with the development of their visual skills and visual processing abilities.

Dr. Lane offers Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation to children and adults in her community and is a creator of Meaningful Moves which are a collection of exercises designed for parents and caregivers to easily use ...

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In this week's insightful episode, Brigitte interviews Sarah Wayland, Parent Coach, Certified Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) Consultant, and Special Needs Care Navigator who helps parents learn how to confidently and effectively help their children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences at home, at school, and in the community. 

Sarah is a mom of two young adult sons who are on ...

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In this week's episode, Brigitte interviews Dr. Jeni Weis about her experience of growing up with her mother and brother both on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Jeni holds her doctorate degree in Traditional Naturopathy, and she is board certified through the American Alternative Medical Association.  Her practice focuses on Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid Disorders, and finding the Root Cause of her patient's symptoms. She operates a...

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In this week's insightful and informative episode, Brigitte interviews Mary Coyle, an autism mom and homeopath who has been working with individuals with ASD, ADHD, and SPD for over 25 years to help them stimulate the self-healing mechanism.

Mary began her journey into health when her 2-year-old son was constipated and fretful and started having recurr...

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In this week's highly informative and eye-opening episode, Brigitte interviews Maria Rickert Hong, Certified Holistic Health Counselor and author of Almost Autism and Brain Under Attack, who has recovered her son from Sensory Processing Disorder along with a host of other health conditions.

Maria Rickert Hong is a former Wall Street equity research analyst who is now a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She helps parents reco...

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In this week's information-packed episode, Brigitte interviews Teresa Badillo who is a mom of an adult son with autism and a writer for The Autism Exchange and Epidemic Answers about getting to the root of the issues in autism at the biomedical level.  

Teresa embarked on a mission to find alternative non-invasive biomedical, therapeutic, sensory, and educational solutions for autism after the diagnosis of her son in the early 9...

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In this week's informative and insightful episode, Brigitte interviews Joye Newman, author of Growing an In-Sync Child, about the importance of movement for children to become more confident and competent in everything they do.

Joye Newman is the co-author (with Carol Kranowitz) of the best-selling book, Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow and an expert in Perceptual Moto...

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In this week's highly informative and powerfully enlightening episode, Brigitte speaks to Patricia Lemer, author of Outsmarting Autism, about the power of vision, which might be the missing link for the structural issues many children and adults with autism have. 

Patricia Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician in the Washington, DC area for over 40 years. She was a co-founder ...

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In this week's information-packed episode, Brigitte interviews Dr. Will Cole about the functional medicine approach to autism.

Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. Named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chro...

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In this week's highly informative episode, Brigitte interviews Carol Stock Kranowitz who is an author of a groundbreaking book The Out-of-Sync Child about Sensory Processing Disorder.

They discuss what Sensory Processing Disorder is, how it affects children in different ways, and which therapies can help them manage their sensory issues.

Carol, a former teacher, introduced Sensory Processing Disorder to parents and educators aro...

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In this week's episode, Brigitte Shipman interviews Dr. Michelle Trias to talk about the importance of self-care for all mothers but especially for autism moms.

Dr. Michelle Trias is a graduate from the University of Central Florida and completed her Doctorate in traditional naturopathy from the New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal studies. She is passionate about helping people find their way back to health through nat...

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Brigitte Shipman and her son Joseph continue the conversation on Joseph's postsecondary life and share their lessons and insight they gained from the experience.

Joseph is a 28-year old who is an adult on the autism spectrum and offers his perspective on what the transition into adulthood was like.

He talks about "Indecision Paralysis" that he often found himself in, faced with a myriad of choices about what to do with ...

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In this week's episode, Brigitte Shipman and her son Joseph candidly talk about the life after postsecondary education.

Joseph who is a 28-year old living with autism shares his experience of going through a period of trial and error trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.

He talks about being put on academic probation at a community college from failing classes he was not interested in,  having a 6-month perio...

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In this week's informative episode, Brigitte interviews Sarah Kennedy who is a certified life coach for parents and supporters of LGBTQIA+ youth as well as an occupational therapist specializing in sensory integration.

In addition to having two children on the autism spectrum, Sarah herself was diagnosed with autism as an adult and has sensory processing challenges and brings a unique lens to the individual experiences we e...

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In this special episode of Mother's Guide Through Autism, Brigitte Shipman and her son Joseph Shipman celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast.

They share their reflection and insight they gained in the last year from creating and producing this podcast together as well as their hope for the future.

Make sure to tune in till the end to learn how to enter the FREE giveaway for the first edition, signed copy of Thinking ...

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In this week's insightful episode, Brigitte Shipman interviews Lorraine Murray, the founder of the Connected Kids program, who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching it since 2003.

She started teaching meditation to kids and teens to give young people skills to reduce stress, anxiety, and to build their self-esteem. She is the author of two bestselling books, Calm Kids and Connected Kids: Help Kid...

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In this week's informative episode, Brigitte Shipman interviews Nancy Kling, the founder and director of Behavior Plus who has worked with children with challenging behavior since 1992.

Nancy has extensive training and experience with autism spectrum disorders and a wide variety of behavior issues. She is an author of the book The Cup Kid: Parenting a Child with Meltdowns.

She explains what's happening with a child with a ta...

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