This is it! The final episode! What better way to finish the Spectrum Dad podcast than by interviewing my good friend Megan Carranza from Adventures in Autism. We go over everything from parenting to self care to podcasting. Thank you so much to everyone’s who has come on the show and thank you to everyone that has taken the time to listen!
Today I am talking with Kristen Wegner, author of Brody the Lion. Kristen has had an amazing career. We talk about her approach to ABA Therapy, her Autism and Behavior Center in Wisconsin and her amazing Brody the Lion Books!
This is one of my most honest and raw episodes to date. I’m talking with fellow Spectrum Dad Ken. We talk about his journey with his son Keon. But we also dive deep into the emotions involved with processing an autism diagnosis as a father. This is a definite must listen.
Today I am chatting with an amazing mom, Dina. Not only is Dina an autism mom but she is also a certified autism travel consultant. We talk about Dina’s journey as an autism mom and we also talk about the ins and outs of traveling with someone on the spectrum
Today I am welcoming back Chante Douglas. She is an amazing mom and children’s book author. She has an awesome new book coming out called, Are You Okay? We are also hyping up an amazing charity event coming up this July. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B091WJ53LK/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b091wj53lk
On this episode of the Spectrum Dad we are going over the in’s and out’s of ABA therapy with Kate, who is an amazing BCBA. We start at the beginning when a kiddo gets diagnosed and ABA therapy is recommended. We talk about what therapy looks like and we also go over some of the negative perceptions of ABA therapy.
In today’s episode of the Spectrum Dad podcast I am chatting with Jen Culberson of Filling Their Cups. Jen and I talk about her journey with a kid on the spectrum, self care we need to do as parents and her Filling Their Cup program. Connect with Jen on IG @fillingtheircups
Today I am joined by Michael Shipper from Empowered Sports and Fitness. Michael is a personal trainer that specializes in training people with special needs. We talk all about why it’s important for ours kiddos to get some form of exercise and how we can make it fun for them. Follow Michale on IG @empowered.sports.fitness
Today I am talking with Beth Roberts, creator of the Sensory Kids Guide. We are talking about taking our kids to Amusement Parks. We cover prepping our kids ahead of time, what to do while we’re in the park and some of the recent accommodations these parks have been putting into place for our kids that need them. Follow Beth on IG @sensorykidsguide and online at www.sensory kids guide.com
Today I have the pleasure of talking to autism mom, Laurie Hellmann. Laurie is an amazing mom, podcast host and best selling author. We talk about her amazing son Skyler, the lack of services for older children on the spectrum and her amazing book, Welcome to My Life. Follow Laurie on Instagram @welcometomylife_lauriehellmann and purchase her book, Welcome to My Life https://www.amazon.com/Welcome-My-Life-Personal-Parenting/dp/1948238322/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=welcome+to+my+life&qid=1615910356&sr=8-4
Today I am talking with Mark Fleming. Mark is an adult living on the spectrum. We talk about his growing up with autism, going to college and transitioning to adulthood. We also talk about his gym Equally Fit in Tampa, Florida. www.equallyfit.com
For today’s episode I am talking with Jennifer and Barry Oglesby. They are parents to five amazing children. We talk about their oldest son who is on the spectrum and what led them to developing their own residential living facilities for adults on the spectrum. They are also in the process of developing an online social skills group for kids of all ages. www.jenniferoglesby.com
Today’s guest is Denise from My Spectrum Heroes. We discuss all thing nutrition and the effects that poor nutrition can have on our kiddos. www.myspectrumheroes.com www.Denisevoight.com use the code SPECTRUMDAD15 for 15% off your next order from My Spectrum Heroes
Today I am talk with Kara from the website Aligned 4 Learning. He are talking about advocating for our kids within the special education system and how we can prepare ourselves as parents deal with the school system. Check out Kara and her services at www.aligned4learning.com
I am chatting with autism dad and author Aaron Wright. We talk about his daughters diagnosis and what inspires him to become such an amazing advocate and author of the book Thirteen Doors. https://www.amazon.com/Thirteen-Doors-Aaron-Wright/dp/1735072648/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=thirteen+doors&qid=1610404776&sprefix=thirteen+doors&sr=8-1
On today’s episode I am joined by the director of The Reason I Jump, Jerry Rothwell. We talk all about this incredible film. Click the link below to view the movie. www.kinolorber.com/film/the-reason-i-jump www.thereasonijumpfilm.com
Today I am talking with Meg Raby. She is the author of the amazing book, My Brother Otto. We talked about Meg’s career path and what led her to write My Brother Otto. https://www.amazon.com/My-Brother-Otto-Meg-Raby/dp/1423651545/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=my+brother+otto&qid=1609965555&sprefix=my+brother+otto&sr=8-1
It’s a solo episode this week. Today I am updating everyone on how we made it through the holidays. I am also talking about some issues we’ve been having with Aleks’ IEP at school and speaking up when something is going wrong.
Today’s guest is Dawn, she is an occupational therapist that works with adults on the spectrum. We talk about why someone on the spectrum would need Occupational Therapy and some of the benefits of OT.
This week we’re heading back to the UK. I am chatting with Will Stokes. He was diagnosed with ASD at 11. We talked about what led up to his diagnosis and how he is dealing with that now that he is in his early 20’s.
Today I am talking with amazing autism mom and children’s book author, Chante Douglas. We talk about her son Levi and her incredible children’s book The Adventures of Echo Boy and ABC Girl. Here is a link the Chante’s Amazon store so you can get a copy of her book. https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Echo-boy-ABC-girl/dp/1686224591
Today I am talking with Brianna and Esther. They are the amazing ladies behind Disorderly Conduct Media. We’re talking about being diagnosed with ASD and ADHD a little later in life and the inspiration behind their new podcast launching January 2021!
Allison Tylek is my guest this week and today we are talking about tips and strategies for making virtual school as successful as possible. Allison runs a pre-school in New York City and also is behind the website Tylekteaches.com.
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Sam Huber. Sam is an adult on the spectrum. We discuss what is was like growing up and transitioning into adulthood. We also talk about his advocacy work for people on the spectrum
Today I am talking with Lauren Bevan. She is a speech therapist for the school district of Philadelphia. We talk about her career path, her love for her work and what speech therapy looks like in a virtual setting.
Today I am chatting with Special Education teacher Dawn Geiger. We talk about her career path, what a typical day in her high school class room is like and what the new school year will look like because of COVID 19.