What's Special About Special Podcast

What's Special About Special Podcast

Resources, Community and a Judgement Free Zone! A podcast created to bring together parents in the special needs community and give them a safe space to chat and find new resources in a judgement free zone.... Show More

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October 11, 2020 53 min

This week we spoke with Liza Huber, Founder, and CEO of Sage Spoonfuls, an award-winning cookbook author, a warrior momma, and actress. Liza wears many hats and does a fantastic job balancing them all. She spoke with us about how she became an entrepreneur after leaving her role in the daytime drama Passions and Eddie blew up my spot right off the bat by giving away that I was a big fan of the show in my high school years! We also ...

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This week's guest is such a treat for us. I met Jorge at a Podcast Conference when we first started this journey and I was so concerned that this idea wouldn't work. He was kind and so excited to see it take off. He came right up to me to share the resource he was a part of and wanted to give me chance to share it with our listeners. Jorge, along with his family (and one superhero Mom) runs The Demoya Foundation. A non-prof...

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September 20, 2020 34 min

September is Suicide Prevention Month and this week we got real and personal, we chatted a little bit about Eddie's struggle with his own self-care. Dad's need that too sometimes you know! Shocker! We talk about ADHD and Anxiety and Eddie's struggles with it and his recent steps to help manage and take care of himself so he can take care of us! Join us this week and take care of yourselves as well! 

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This week we spoke with Prakash Radhakrishnan, Creator of the award-winning  "This... Is... Me" Docudrama. A film about being a sibling and about how life can be different as a sibling. We speak about the "caretaker" role of a sibling as well as the loneliness that can come with that. Prakash spoke some wonderful words of wisdom for us this week and was such an inspiration. Please take a moment to watch This... Is.....

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September 6, 2020 35 min

This week we chatted about what return to school looks like in our household. It's a little different this school year thanks to COVID. We've decided to opt into a Virtual Homeschool and leave our brick and mortar system for the year. Adding some new challenges and systems to the household and to Kristin's routines. She's now working at home making her a full time at home employee and a full time at home mom with 2 ...

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What a fun treat we had this week. Our guest Todd Lemay is the President of Terrain Hopper USA and if you haven’t seen this amazing resource than you are in for a treat as well. Little Eddie was able to try it out last year at the Abilities Expo in Boston and LOVED IT! This isn’t the typical mobility device you see. It’s such an opportunity for freedom. Terrain Hopper is an Off-Roading Mobility Vehicle. It’s the Rolls Royce of mobi...

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August 23, 2020 37 min

This week we didn’t have anything planned for our minisode but we decided to record anyways and see what happened. I wasn’t my best self going in and you know what, that’s OK. Being a special needs parent can be hard sometimes. Being a parent can be hard, you know what, being a wife can be hard. It’s all just hard sometimes.  This day, I was burnt out and had very little energy for the whining and “parenting” needed from me. So, I ...

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When we first started this journey we created a "dream guest" list as a goal of guest that we really wanted to interview. This week's guest was one of those guests. Jim Lebrecht from the Sundance award-winning Netflix Documentary Crip Camp. We felt like we met a rock star. Not only did the documentary speak to us as parents, but as we mention in the episode Jim has Spina Bifida just like our Little Eddie and it was awes...

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August 9, 2020 32 min

Welcome to our first minisode. Where we'll be discussing a variety of topics, most importantly a more personal look into our lives and a chance to discuss previous episodes and hot topics. These will be shorter episodes without guests and a more intimate opportunity to share with you our listeners. 

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This week we spoke with Robin Wearley Founder of ADAPTS.org a portable transfer sling that is changing how the disability community is able to advocate for itself. Robin didn't only create a new resource that is helping the community, she is also empowering a community! Listening to everything Robin and ADAPTS are doing was so exciting so tune in because we know you're going to love it. Plus, for all of our special listener...

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This week we spoke with Juliana Featherman from the Making Authentic Friendships App. She has created a fantastic app that helps individuals with special needs of all ages find friends to connect with at home and on the go and matches them based on location and interests. She was inspired by her own brother and we got to speak with her about her unique situation as a sibling and a caregiver. 

https://www.makingauthenticfriendships.c...

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This week we spoke with clinical therapist Teanna Diggs. She specializes in Perinatal Mood Disorders. What a fantastic conversation we got to have, you won't want to miss it! Check out her podcast, "The Well: A Mother's Journey", it's inspirational!

https://open.spotify.com/show/6FjzOlzcAWfyybAVuBjYzc?si=GdOSBVfTS7S__RMMTQm8mg

https://postpartumwell.com/

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Join us today as we speak with Bobbi Rebell from Financial Grown Up and Money with Friends as she speaks with us today about being a special needs parent herself and gave us some great insight for financial management.

http://www.bobbirebell.com/


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Today we welcomed two very special guests, our amazing and insightful daughter Annabella as well as our beautiful loving friend Janyce Carroll (or to our kids Auntie Janyce). This week's episode strayed a little from our usual content but we felt it would be a disservice to our community not to address what's been going on in America right now, and bring a conversation as well as resources. Having conversations with our chi...

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Bringing dance to everyone, Lauren Beasley created Move Inclusive Dance. She talks with us about how she created the studio, her journey and inspiration behind it. Lauren isn't stopping there, she has big goals and it's clear to see her dreams of bringing inclusion to everyone aren't far away! 

https://moveinclusivedance.com/
https://www.instagram.com/moveinclusivedance/
https://www.facebook.com/moveinclusivedance/

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Changing the landscape of fashion, Mindy Scheier spoke with us about her experience as a special needs mother as well as how she created her foundation, Runway of Dreams and her new venture Gamut Management. She gave us some insight on her must need to see TED Talk and her perseverance when deciding to fill a need for this community that is quickly becoming the largest minority.
https://www.runwayofdreams.org/
https://www.gamutmanage...

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Fostering, Adopting, Special Needs Parenting.... OH MY! Today we talk to Eric Voltz-Benoit about his experience navigating the foster/adoption system as a special needs parent. Eric shared some FANTASTIC resources with us that you won't want to miss! It's a long episode but totally worth it!  A lot of our resources in this episode are Massachusetts based but please use these as tools to find resources in your area as well.
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Meet Ashley Robinson parent of Colton Robinson. Colton is a Diversity Model, up and coming influencer and inspiration to all! On this episode Ashley gives her unique perspective on parenting as well as navigating the adaptive modeling world with Colton.
https://www.instagram.com/colton_robinson_official/

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April 1, 2020 34 sec

Here is the first of many opportunities to hear us! Can't wait to share so many great interviews with you to come in the next few week! 

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