Special Needs Ohio

Special Needs Ohio

Special Needs Ohio will introduce you to services and resources you may not have known existed. Or, if you did know of them, you didn’t know how to qualify for or access those services! Special Needs Ohio will provide you with valuable information to support families like yours and mine. In addition, we will bring you interviews and insights from different community programming throughout the state, as well as inspiring stories from parents just like you. We’ve all heard that raising a child takes a village. Well, that’s especially true for special needs families. We want to be a part of your village. We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone and that we’re all in this together. New episodes of Special Needs Ohio will release every Friday beginning in March, so be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app and visit specialneedsohio.com for more information.


June 1, 2023 47 mins
On this week’s episode Montoya Rogers is back to share her personal parenting journey raising her autistic son. We talk about her journey to acceptance and the path she followed to help her son. We also discuss her non-profit, Puzzle Mom. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Puzzle Mom is devoted to empowering mother’s of minority children diagnosed with autism. About Montoya Rogers: Montoya L. Rogers is a Community Marketing Representative fo...
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On this weeks episode, I sat down with Laurie Cramer, Executive Director of The Autism Society of Greater Akron and talked about her personal parenting journey raising an autistic son. We also talked about some of the things we need change or improve upon, in order to better support the autism community. Finally, we discussed the Autism Society of Greater Akron and how they are supporting the local autism community. About Laurie C...
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Health insurance is arguably the single most important resource available to special needs families. The reality is that many special needs families in Ohio rely on Medicaid to meet their families health care needs. CareSource is a very popular Medicaid provider in Ohio and I wanted to have a conversation with them about how they are supporting special needs families. CareSource made arrangements for me to speak with Montoya Rogers...
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In this weeks episode, Becca Mitchner is here to talk about Camp Nuhop. Camp Nuhop is located in Perrysville, Ohio. They provide an amazing summer camp experience for neurodivergent youth. While most kids are from Ohio, some travel from across the country to spend time here. This episode will discuss what the camp has to offer. Whether or not it’s a good fit for your family, and how to get it funded. About Becca Mitchner: Becca Mit...
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I’m so excited about this weeks episode because it marks the beginning of my interviews with parents across Ohio who are raising autistic kids. My guest this week is Nikki White from Raising Raymie on Instagram and Facebook. Nikki is here to talk about her autism parenting journey, and share what life is like for her amazing family, from her perspective. About Nikki White: Nikki is a wife and mother of 3. She created the Raising ...
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On this weeks episode of Special Needs Ohio, I interviewed my friend Rick Miller, owner of Special Needs Living Magazine (Akron & Canton). Special Needs Living Magazine exists to celebrate the amazing special needs families in Stark and Summit county, in Northeast Ohio. It’s beautifully done, absolutely free, and loved by so many people. This is the story behind this amazing magazine. About Rick Miller: Rick is a husband, and fat...
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In this week's episode, I speak with Lisa Morrison. Lisa is a mother to 3 autistic kids, as well as Co-Founder and President of Integrated Community Solutions, Inc. ICS is a nonprofit based in Medina Ohio. She’s here to talk about her journey as a parent, as well as all the free resources, and social enrichment programs ICS provides for people with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio. We also talk about an exciting housing...
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In this very first episode, I sit down with Gary Tonks, President and CEO of the Arc of Ohio. The Arc of Ohio is the states oldest and largest organization that advocates for people with disabilities and their families. We talk about what the Arc is, and how families across the state of Ohio can access their services for free. The Arc is here to help and this episode will highlight some of the many ways they can. About Gary Tonks:...
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March 5, 2023 1 min
Special Needs Ohio is launching in March 2023. New episodes will release every Friday, so be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app. Visit specialneedsohio.com for more information. Transcript for accessibility: Welcome to Special Needs Ohio. My name is Rob Gorski, and you may know me from the award-winning blog and podcast, called The Autism Dad. For well over a decade, I’ve been a public figure in the autism an...
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