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Episode #78 Navigating Autism with Dr. Debra Moore & Dr. Temple Grandin

Featured in Episode #78 Navigating Autism with Dr. Debra Moore & Dr. Temple Grandin Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She had no language until age four and good teachers and her mother helped her develop her strengths. She has a successful career as both a designer of livestock handling systems and as a scientific researcher. She also lectures widely on her experiences with autism. Dr. Debra Moore is a psychologist who has worked with many...


Episode #77 Legal Considerations for Special Needs with Jayne M. Wesler, Esq.

Featured This Episode: Jayne M. Wesler, Esq., is a licensed clinical social worker and a partner in the law firm of Sussan Greenwald and Wesler. The firm’s practice focuses on the representation of students with disabilities in order to ensure they receive appropriate educational services. She is the published author of four books, including Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs: A Therapeutic and Legal Approach, available on Amazon, Walmart, and other...


Episode #76 The Autism Helper, Inc., Interview with Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A.

Featured This Episode: Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A., is the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and former special education teacher. Sasha works full-time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst. Sasha manages and writes The Autism Helper Blog, as a way to share easy-to-use and ready-to-implement strategies and ideas. Sasha also travels internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to...


Episode #75 Interview with Dr. Jessica Bradshaw at USC -Early Social Development and Intervention Lab

Featured This Episode The Early Social Development & Intervention Lab is dedicated to better understanding infant development and improving the future for kids with autism! Our research study follows babies through their first 2 years of life and monitors their social, motor, and language skills as they grow. Parents receive periodic feedback on their baby's development and can earn up to $300 for participating. If you are currently pregnant or have an infant 6 months old or younger, you...


Episode #74 Social Media & Socializing with Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R

Featured This Episode: Benjamin Meyer, LCSW-R specializes in helping English and Spanish speaking individuals and couples with learning differences to manage workplace challenges, relationships, and friendships. He was selected as a social ambassador for the NVLD project in New York City and has published multiple articles, presented at university campuses, and co-presented with Sheri Perlman, OTR LCSW, for the Learning Disability Association of New Jersey. He has been interviewed for...


Episode #73 Advocate Like A Mother with Alison Hamilton

Featured This Episode: Alison Hamilton is a social worker, recovering journalist, and an imperfect parent of three daughters, a singleton with autism and neurotypical twins. She has been a frequent flyer at support groups since her daughter’s diagnosis, first as an attendee, and then as a coordinator. She helps other parents strengthen their advocacy skills in her Facebook group, Advocate Like a Mother. Alison holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She worked...


Episode #72 Social Skills Laboratory LLC with Owner John Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Featured This Episode #72 John Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP Owner, Lead Therapist at the Social Skills Laboratory, PLLC 206-372-5490 John Williamson has extensive experience working with children across a wide age range with a variety of communication-related challenges. Previously, he worked at Lakeside Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (now I-CAN) and at Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) before starting his own...


Ep 71 Champions For Our Children with Michelle Rogers (Autism Mom, Life Coach, & Registered Behavior Technician)

Featured This Episode: Michelle B. Rogers is an Autism Mom & Life Coach & Registered Behavior Technician Michelle helps Autism Parents of Toddlers who are Non-Verbal to start Communicating AND Potty Train – GUARANTEED! Learn more at Michelle is a mother of a daughter with Autism. She was diagnosed at 2 and was non-verbal. She learned sign language, then word approximations then started to speak. She was in the more restrictive special education preschool class 6:1:4...


Episode #70 Interview with Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS - Owner of Super Speech Solutions

Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS is the owner of Super Speech Solutions, a concierge private practice that provides online Speech Therapy to Texans. She received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006. Meera has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation clinics, charter schools, and private practices over the past fourteen years. Meera specializes in...


Episode #69 Tambo Rhythms - Interview with Jorge Ochoa, OTR

Jorge Ochoa is a school-based occupational therapist and group drumming facilitator in San Antonio, Texas. He is the founder of TamboRhythms, a company dedicated to promoting FUNctional living through rhythmic expression regardless of age or previous musical experience. He encourages health & wellness and the development of social-emotional skills to help one to “live in rhythm” through the use of hand drums and percussion. He has facilitated at schools/learning centers, worked with...


Ep#68 Exceptional Needs Today Magazine - Interview with Editor-in-Chief Amy KD Tobik

Magazine publisher Amy KD Tobik is an award-winning magazine editor with more than 30 years of publishing experience. As Editor-in-Chief of Exceptional Needs Today, she coordinates and directs an impressive group of doctors, therapists, teachers, and writers to deliver top guidance and support for special needs families. After successfully producing an autism magazine for more than six years, Amy branched out on her own to create Exceptional Needs Today, a publication that supports families...


Episode #67 The Ryan Express, debut screenplay, written & produced by The Doukas Sisters

THE DOUKAS SISTERS began their career writing and producing short films. The Ryan Express, their feature debut screenplay, advanced to the second round of Austin Film Festival's Script Competition, a distinction only achieved by less than 20% of nearly 14,000 submissions. The Ryan Express is based on their short, “Rocket Man,” which was nominated for Best Short Film, Best Screenplay and won Best Ensemble. "The only way Robby, an autistic sixth-grader, can move forward in his life is by...


Episode #66 Interview with Connie Painter - Shining Stars Tutoring Center (ASD Dating Seminar May 22nd)

Featured This Episode: Connie Painter has been a teacher for 25 years. She taught special needs that whole time. She went back to school and received her Master's Degree in Autism Studies. Eight years ago she began her journey as a business owner. She works alongside the Autism Society and Hope Academy. She loves what she does. Making a difference in a person's life means so much to Connie Painter. Connie Painter is hosting a dating seminar for autistic adolescents & young adults on May...


Episode #65 Interview with Occupational Therapist Meg Proctor, Founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC.

Please visit for more information. Featured This Episode: Meg Proctor is an occupational therapist and the founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC. Meg teaches and trains other therapists on how to use an in-depth understanding of autism learning styles and strengths to become more confident and effective in their work. Meg's website,, has tons of free resources as well as a CEU course for therapists who are ready to truly go deep into their work...


Episode #64 Smile and Succeed for Teens with Award Winning Author Kirt Manecke

Please visit for more information. Featured This Episode: Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author. Endorsed by Temple Grandin, his book, audio book and new online course, Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is a crash course in social and career skills. The Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is available for parents who want to easily assist their teens with the skills in the book. Classroom packs with teaching...


Episode #63 Interview with Courtney Eidson with Trail Side Counseling

Please visit for more information. Featured This Episode: Courtney Eidson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) with over 20 years of experience providing guidance to empower clients and families facing a variety of challenges. Her expertise is working with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, and Behavioral and Learning difficulties. Courtney’s background includes...


Episode #62 Interview with Job Coach Terry Bolda with Engaged Employment

Please visit for more information. Featured This Episode: Engaged Employment helps adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities overcome barriers to gain independence and provides comprehensive employment services and partnerships with employers. Their vision is for all adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities to have the support and services they need to be successful in jobs, thus creating neurodiversity in as many workplaces as...


Episode #61 Interview with Wynn Godbold, Lead WIth Love Training Co.

Please visit for more information. Find us on social media at JOIN OUR FB GROUP at Instagram is our Jam at YouTube Featured This Episode: Wynn Godbold is a founding partner in Lead With Love Training Co. which provides online and in-person training to businesses who want to support families with...


Episode #60 Computer Game Coding Camp for Autism provided by Clemson University & Microsoft

Please visit for more information. Find us on social media at JOIN OUR FB GROUP at Instagram is our Jam at YouTube Featured This Episode: Paige Rodeghero, Ph.D. with Clemson University Andrew Begel, Ph.D. with Microsoft Research and University of Washington Thomas Beeson, Ed.S., MA, BCBA with...


Episode #59 AutPlay Therapy with Dr. Robert Grant

Please visit for more information. Find us on social media at JOIN OUR FB GROUP at Instagram is our Jam at YouTube Featured This Episode: Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children,...