The Chronicles of Autism Moms

The Chronicles of Autism Moms

This Life: The Chronicles of Autism Moms is an exciting and witty podcast documenting the 10 year journey and beyond of a vibrant international group of mothers of individuals on the Autism spectrum.

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June 20, 2022 47 min

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This week Alison is joined by Hasna and Suzana to talk with Huma who is currently going through a particularly bad break-up with her son's school.

Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence that a lot of parents will experience

 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 17 – That’s not inclusion!

01:20 – Can you just share with us Huma, what is the current situation?

04:40 – What...

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This week Alison is joined by Reen, Moira and Maha to discuss Travel Tips. How do we manage our anxiety and stress when making a long journey? How do we prepare to deal with scrutiny from other travelers?

 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 16 – Travel Tips.

01:20 – In the past what was the most stressful part of the journey?

02:30 – Do you think it helps that we are frequent ...

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June 7, 2022 16 min

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This week Hasna and Alison talk about standardized tests. They explore what standardized tests measure, how schools filter students using these tests, consequences of the tests on parents and kid and wrap up with talking about the DSM-5.

 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 15 – Standardized Testing with Hasna. 00:01 – What is standardized Testing? 01:50 – Why was Standardize...

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May 24, 2022 26 min

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This week Huma, Karina and Alison continue their chat about sibling rivalry! They explore how to balance their family's needs, understanding your neurodiverse children's dynamics, how to help your children develop and maintain a healthy relationship and much more!

 

Topics

00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 13 – Sibling Rivalry, Part 2.

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show

00:4...

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May 17, 2022 25 min

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This week Huma, Karina and Alison chat about sibling rivalry! They explore how to balance their family's needs, understanding your neurodiverse children's dynamics, how to help your children develop and maintain a healthy relationship and much more!

 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 13 – Sibling Rivalry, Part 1.

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show

1:45 – Tell us ab...

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May 10, 2022 29 min

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This week Huma, Karina and Alison chat about mates and playdates! They explore how to introduce their neurotypical children's friends to their autistic child, how to manage your own anxiety when introducing your child with Autism to someone new, how to prep your child for a playdate and so much more!

 

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00:00 - This Life, The Chronicles of Autism Moms podcast, series 1 episode 12 – Mates & Playdates

00:27 -...

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May 3, 2022 38 min

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This week Maha, Suzana, Hasna and Alison chat about social interactions! They explore managing their own anxiety, how to guide their kids through navigating social situations and practicing social skills with their kids.

 

Topics

00:00 - This Life, The Chronicles of Autism Moms podcast, series 1 episode 11 – Social Interactions

00:27 - Alison kicks off the show

01:13 – Suzana, tell us about your experience with uncomfortab...

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April 26, 2022 26 min

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This episode includes Hasna, Suzana, Maha and Alison sharing their own unique experiences of getting their child with Autism to eat different foods and their frustrations with seeing them go from eating everything to just beige foods.  These moms chat about what that was like for them and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.

00:00 - This Life, The Chronicles of Autism Moms podcast, se...

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April 19, 2022 44 min

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This episode includes Moira, Huma, Reen and Alison sharing their own unique experiences of getting their child’s SEN team together including their teacher, shadow teacher and therapists, for the most effective approaches to get the best out of their child in school, therapy and home. These moms chat about what that was like for them and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.

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April 12, 2022 31 min

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The episode includes Suzana, Maha, Reen and Alison sharing their unique experiences of choosing a shadow teacher (learning support teacher), or not,  for their child and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.

 

Topics

00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 8 – To Shadow or not to Shadow.

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show

01:40   Reen, can you explain ...

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April 5, 2022 42 min

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The episode includes Suzana, Maha, Moira and Alison sharing their own unique experiences of choosing a SEN vs Mainstream school for their child and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.

 

Topics

00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 7 – SEN vs Mainstream Education 00:30 - Alison kicks off the show 03:00 Suzana, was it quite clear to you that your so...

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March 29, 2022 59 min

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This episode is about the process of finding a place in schools for thier kids and how that affected these Autism moms and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.

 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 6 – School Admissions.

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show

01:00 Alison shares her experience of choosing a school to accommodate all her children.

08:20 Karina – was it im...

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March 22, 2022 57 min

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The episode includes everyone sharing their own unique experiences of Early Intervention with their child on the Autism spectrum and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals. 

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00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 5 – Early Intervention.

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show

01:30   What is Early Intervention?

03:50   What are the reasons for E...

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March 15, 2022 41 min

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The episode includes everyone sharing their own unique experiences of disclosing to family, friends and school that their child is on the Autism spectrum and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals. 

 

Topics

00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 4 – The Disclosure Dilemma. 

00:30 - Alison kicks off the show 

01:08    What do we mean by Disclosur...

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March 8, 2022 25 min

Summary The episode includes everyone sharing their own unique experiences of how their story unfolded after they received the diagnosis their child is on the Autism spectrum, how they then went about finding services for their child and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals. 

Topics 00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 3 – The Quest for Finding Services...

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March 1, 2022 48 min

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Alison discusses “the diagnosis” with Autism moms Hasna, Moira, Maha, Suzana, Huma, Karina, and our techie Raana. They share their feelings, perspectives and reality of what life was like during the time they received their child’s Autism diagnosis.  Their discussion focuses on them as mothers but also primarily as women who have been on this journey and how that period of time felt for them. 

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00:00 - This Life, t...

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February 22, 2022 68 min

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This podcast is a fun and thoughtful initiative that we hope will support others as we share our collective years of experience and knowledge. This project is a means to pay it forward to other families as they begin their journey. It is hosted by Alison Saraf, an Autism mom, and also features other awesome Autism moms Hasna, Moira, Suzana, Reen, Maha, Karina, Huma and Raana, our techie. The episode includes everyone shari...

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February 22, 2022 25 min

This podcast is a fun and thoughtful initiative that we hope will support others as we share our collective years of experience and knowledge. This project is a means to pay it forward to other families as they begin their journey.

Meet our host, Alison Saraf, an Autism mom, and the other awesome Autism moms on our podcast: Hasna, Moira, Suzana, Reen, Maha, Karina, Huma and Raana, our techie.

Strap in, grab some tissues, someti...

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