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A community of advocates linked by autism and bound by strength.

A community of advocates linked by autism and bound by strength.
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United States

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A community of advocates linked by autism and bound by strength.

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English

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310-606-1182


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Traveling with Special Needs

5/20/2019
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TRAVELING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS With Autism Mom and Travel Expert Sarah Marshall INTRO Traveling with children of any age can be difficult at times, can we agree? Traveling with someone who has special needs can add additional challenges to the regular stresses of travel. So when you combine the two, traveling with a child who has special needs can seem like an impossible task. But, it isn’t impossible. It’s simply a new challenge where the rewards are worth well more than the...

Duration:00:30:37

Autism & Employment

5/14/2019
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EPISODE 17: AUTISM & EMPLOYMENT With Autism & Disability Self-Advocate Ryan Litchfield: Educational, Personal, and Professional Experiences in Working with the Autism and Gerontological Communities INTRO: For people with autism, it can be tough to find regular, paid employment. Times are changing for the better, however, there is much work to be done for advancement. Only until fairly recently have Transition-to-Adult Programs been established, and they are in infancy. Some adults...

Duration:00:32:37

Autism & Employment

5/13/2019
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EPISODE 17: AUTISM & EMPLOYMENT With Autism & Disability Self-Advocate Ryan Litchfield: Educational, Personal, and Professional Experiences in Working with the Autism and Gerontological Communities INTRO: For people with autism, it can be tough to find regular, paid employment. Times are changing for the better, however, there is much work to be done for advancement. Only until fairly recently have Transition-to-Adult Programs been established, and they are in infancy. Some adults...

Duration:00:04:27

Autism & Elopement

5/6/2019
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EPISODE 16: AUTISM & ELOPEMENT With Autism Mom and Advocate Tracey McEntyre INTRO: Eloping is an all too common problem among children with autism, so much so that the phenomenon has been on the radar of the CDC for years. It’s described as the urge to leave protected and safe surroundings, such as a home or school, without notifying anyone. It’s also known as wandering, running or bolting. The two primary reasons that a child may leave their surroundings is to leave a bad situation...

Duration:00:29:01

Autism Tails: Stories of Service Dog Love

4/29/2019
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AUTISM TAILS: STORIES OF SERVICE DOG LOVE With Carey Jordan and Erin Huff INTRO: For children with autism or other developmental disabilities, a service dog can make all the difference. They can be trained in a variety of tasks that address a range of issues facing a child with autism and the family. These include socialization, behavioral, and life skills, and fine and gross motor skills. A service dog can rest his head on a child’s lap to calm or interrupt unwanted behavior, flip...

Duration:00:30:50

Autism Advocates: Making Our Voices Stronger

4/22/2019
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INTRO: This month is Autism Awareness month, and if you ask any autism advocate what this means they will very quickly remind you that advocacy takes place every day, every month, not just the month of April. Family members, friends, professionals, educators, and autistic adults and youth want to make their voices stronger. We want to promote a culture of inclusion and respect, improve community resources, and we want make sure that all receive an equal opportunity in school and at work....

Duration:00:31:10

Living with Autism: Ability Beyond Disabilities

4/15/2019
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INTRO: One of the most important missions of My Autism Tribe is to celebrate and empower the amazing individuals that are on the autism spectrum. There are so many! One of these amazingly gifted individuals is Rachel Barcellona. She is Miss Florida 2018 National American Miss (NAM) and was Miss Florida International 2016. Her platform “Ability Beyond Disabilities” inspires those that have challenges to strive for their dreams as well as to educate those who might not understand the...

Duration:00:24:13

Nutritional Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

4/4/2019
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INTRODUCTION Nutritional deficiencies are a common issue for individuals with autism and ADHD, in addition to food sensitivities and intolerances. Nutrition is important for everyone, and sometimes even the correction of a single deficiency can create dramatic improvements. Today’s episode features guest Denise Voight, a clinical nutritionist with a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, specializing in Nutritional Intervention for autism spectrum disorders and...

Duration:00:31:33

Autism Inclusion in the Arts

3/28/2019
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INTRO As many people in the autism community know, inclusion is a large and important topic. Art is also a topic that comes up in many conversations. But what about inclusion in the arts? In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Kelsey Brown. She is a speech-language pathology student, access advocate, and children’s book author. She currently resides in Boston, MA where she is a Master’s candidate in Communication Disorders at Emerson College, and is interning with the Augmentative...

Duration:00:28:31

Autism Advocacy for Your Children and Yourself

3/21/2019
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INTRO Raising children on the autism spectrum has its challenges, its rewards, good days and bad days. Perhaps, as a parent, you’ve often questioned yourself on what life would be like if your child was not on the spectrum, and if you would even want that. On today’s episode, we’re speaking with Chana Bennett. She’s the mother to twin boys that are on the autism spectrum, and last year she was also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Chana is now advocating for others, and advocating...

Duration:00:32:54

Autism and Creating Community in the Classroom

3/13/2019
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The Webster’s dictionary definition of “Community” is: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. When building a community in the classroom, students are able to come together as a class to work towards the common goal of learning. It helps students feel valued and connected to the teacher and other students in their class. In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Lynn Shebat, a teacher for over 30 years with a Master’s...

Duration:00:24:58

Autism: Finding Tradition in the Non-Traditional

3/7/2019
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Perhaps you have found that the presence of autism in your life has expanded your mind in ways you never thought possible. Before I was a parent, I thought I knew how it worked. Fast forward just 5 years, and I’m now parenting in a way that I never thought I would. My son, my pride and joy, has taught me a few tricks along the way. On today’s episode, I’m speaking with fellow autism mom Alicia Rasmussen on a few of the traditions she has established on her non-traditional journey. Her...

Duration:00:33:13

Florida's First Openly Autistic Lawyer Has No Limits

2/28/2019
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Autism ranges from person to person. It can’t be physically detected and can confuse those who aren’t touched by it. One amazing individual, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, and is now a practicing attorney in Miami, Florida. Her name is Haley Moss, and she graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Criminology. Haley is also a renowned visual...

Duration:00:33:55

Overcoming Challenges: NASCAR's First Driver with Autism

2/21/2019
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Despite the challenges associated with autism, there are so many individuals on the spectrum that are inspiring us all and proving that challenges can indeed be overcome.​ One such individual is Armani Williams. He was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of two-years-old and was considered nonverbal. He is now the first openly diagnosed autistic NASCAR driver. To date, Armani has 18 wins and two championships. Autism is a disorder that is characteristically marked by...

Duration:00:19:23

10 Simple Strategies for Inclusion

2/14/2019
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“10 SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR INCLUSION” Inclusion is a popular topic in the autism community, and for good reason. Often times, inclusion is mentioned in the educational setting, however it is much more than that. The definition of inclusion, when paired with diversity, is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity and creating an environment where all different kinds of people can thrive and succeed. Put simply, diversity is what you have. Inclusion is what you do. Today we’re speaking with...

Duration:00:24:14

Autism Interventions and Family Logistics

2/8/2019
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INTRODUCTION Heather Sutcliffe is a working mom of two sons, who both have an autism diagnosis. For more than 12 years, she has advocated fearlessly to ensure her sons receive robust and consistent programming to make progress and achieve. A strong believer in coming at this diagnosis from all angles, she never takes her foot off the gas and continually looks at ways to fine tune her sons’ interventions. To honor the progress ABA therapy has made possible for her family, she recently...

Duration:00:27:46

Autism and Inclusion in the Classroom

2/1/2019
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Many autism families struggle with making the choice on inclusion in the school classroom. Is inclusion the right choice for your autistic child? Some children will really thrive in an inclusive setting, but inclusion may not always be the best choice. Inclusion may also work well for a period of time, but then become more difficult as the child grows older. Perhaps a child needing a specialized autism support classroom when they’re young, may mature to the point where inclusion is a great...

Duration:00:23:57

Stress in Autism Families

1/26/2019
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Families of children with the autism spectrum (ASD) diagnosis often report high levels of stress. When a child receives an autism diagnosis, it affects every member of the family in different ways. With the primary focus now being shifted on helping the child with ASD, this may put stress on marriages, siblings, work, finances, and responsibilities. So much time, and very often dollars, are shifted towards finding treatments for the child, and other priorities are minimized or even...

Duration:00:24:29

Why It's Important to Find Your "Tribe"

1/19/2019
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In today's episode, Erin Stearley will be my advocate guest. A fellow Autism Mom, she's not only a friend, but a member of my tribe. About Erin: "I'm a wife and mom, former ER nurse to CEO of our household. I have 3 beautiful children. You might be wondering why I'm here....welp me too? But really it's because 4 years ago we received life changing news "your sweet, precious, angel, baby boy has autism spectrum disorder". Okay they didn't quite say it in those words, but that's what I...

Duration:00:21:19