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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Top 5 Things I wish I would've Known Raising My Son with Autism

11/19/2019
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From her 27-year experience of raising her son with autism, Brigitte Shipman brings you the 5 most important lessons she learned in her journey. She's had her share of freaking out, being stressed out, and not knowing what to do, and by sharing her wisdom, she hopes to alleviate any fear and undue stress mothers out there might be experiencing right now. She shares how she's spent most of her life making life harder than it needs to be. She's a pro at freaking out. When her son Joseph was...

Duration:00:23:49

Dealing with Confusion of Reading Social Cues and Other Pains of Growing Up with Autism

11/15/2019
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Pain is universal and we all have to deal with it whether you're on the spectrum or not. Talking about pain is not an easy thing to do but we can make the most profound and deep connection with others when we open ourselves up to talk about it. Brigitte and her son Joseph talk about the pain Joseph experienced growing up with autism. Joseph talks about some of the difficulties of reading social cues and the resulting rejections he experienced, and how confusing it was to socially interact...

Duration:00:39:43

How I Moved Through Pain of Autism Diagnosis of My Son and Used It to Advocate for Him

11/7/2019
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In this episode of Mother’s Guide Through Autism podcast I discuss the process of moving through the pain of getting an autism disgnosis of my son. It was devastating news to receive as a mother. I went through shock, numbness, grief, and I thought the pain I felt in my heart was going to kill me. But I moved through it and allowed it to pull me into becoming a mother warrior. Advocacy for my son began. Pain can be a tool to use when we are in the darkness of learning that our child has...

Duration:00:26:55

Patience Goes a Long Way

10/30/2019
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In this episode of Mother’s Guide Through Autism, Brigitte Shipman and her son Joseph Shipman have a discussion about what Block Therapy and Fost Forward Therapy were like for him. Joseph shares what he remembers of his experience. Joseph also shares how deviation from a routine in his childhood felt like a computer crashing and how crucial it was to hear his mom say she was proud of him. Brigitte and Joseph talk about the importance of transition time and how patience is key in raising a...

Duration:00:24:16

How We Used Block Therapy and Fast Forward to Improve Language Abilities and More.

10/22/2019
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Brigitte shares her inspiring story of how she followed her own intuition in deciding to work with a neurologist with a not-so-stellar reputation in her small town. Though considered unconventional (and inconclusive to this day), Block Therapy with this neurologist was worth a shot to try since it wasn’t going to hurt her son Joseph. It ended up helping Joseph with understanding of directions, processing of the language, and so much more. Brigitte shares what she monitored and recorded in...

Duration:00:29:06

What Joseph Remembers of "Waking Up"

9/17/2019
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Brigitte and Joseph discuss Joseph’s personal experience of what took place during and after Auditory Integration Training Therapy. They also discuss how they have personally seen how early intervention can change a child’s life. Brigitte gives her own inspiration of why it is never too late to begin.

Duration:00:33:23

Joseph Waking Up

9/17/2019
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This episode will take you through one of the early therapies that Brigitte found on her journey of becoming Joseph’s expert advocate. Although there are therapies being offered that are found to be inconclusive, they may just work. Brigitte tells her story of what she documented and how Auditory Integration Training began waking her son Joseph up. Links/Resources: Book: Learning To Dance In The Rain: Melanie Bennett AIT (Auditory Processing Therapy) -...

Duration:00:29:12

Insight from the One Who Lived It

9/17/2019
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This episode will enlighten mothers who are suffering as they are becoming their child’s expert advocate. Brigitte interviews her son Joseph about what his experience has been living with autism for the past 27 years of his life. He gives his own perspective of what he was actually living vs. what his mother was feeling during different periods of his life. This mother and son have teamed up to offer you two sides to the story. One being of a mother who is advocating to improve her son’s...

Duration:00:23:36

My Autistic Son--Being Okay With Not Being Okay

8/29/2019
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This episode is for any mother who is searching for hope and inspiration in raising her child with autism. Brigitte offers you a story of how she and her autistic son Joseph teamed up to help other mothers of children in the autistic spectrum become the expert advocates for their children. This is an inspiring introduction of how Mother’s Guide Through Autism came to be. Brigitte tells her background story, and how her son Joseph described what role she played in his 27 years of living with...

Duration:00:31:24