48 episodes

The mission of FASD Hope is to bring awareness, information and inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by an FASD. Each week, Podcast Host Natalie Vecchione will speak with a variety of guests about different topics related to FASD and other brain based diagnoses.

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The mission of FASD Hope is to bring awareness, information and inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by an FASD. Each week, Podcast Host Natalie Vecchione will speak with a variety of guests about different topics related to FASD and other brain based diagnoses.

    48 - Sensory Strategies for Learning: A Conversation with Jennifer Donaldson

    48 - Sensory Strategies for Learning: A Conversation with Jennifer Donaldson

    FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 48 features Jennifer Donaldson, who is a returning guest to FASD Hope. Jennifer Donaldson hopes her life is a window for seeing the joy that comes from loving God and loving people and her business name is "Tailor Joy". Jennifer has worked as an educator teaching elementary school, substituting at all grade levels in regular / special education and private tutoring. Jennifer developed "Tailor Joy" to help parents, teachers and friends be ready for whatever the day may bring, through educational resources and online tutoring. 
     
    In this encouraging and "out of the box" episode, Jennifer and Natalie (podcast host) explore the following topics: Jennifer's business venture of Tailor Joy, what Jennifer has been doing since our last interview, a few of the main learning styles,  how sensory strategies can help reinforce learning strategies and make learning fun for your child, sensory energizing vs. sensory calming strategies and words of hope for parents and caregivers.
     
    "Show me Your ways, LORD. teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior and my hope is in You all day long." - Psalm 25: 4-5
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES -
    Tailor Joy (tutoring, educational services and more)
    https://www.tailorjoy.com/
    Jennifer Donaldson, owner and educator at Tailor Joy
    hello@tailorjoy.com
    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/tailorjoy/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tailorjoytogether/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferjdonaldson/
     
    FASD Hope -
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    Natalie Vecchione (podcast host) - info@fasdhope.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1
    Clubhouse - @natalievecc
    Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/fasdhope1
     

    • 39 min
    47 - FASD Family Life: A Conversation with Robbie Seale

    47 - FASD Family Life: A Conversation with Robbie Seale

    FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 47 showcases Robbie Seale- a mom, FASD parent advocate, FASD Educator and the Host of the NEW podcast "FASD Family Life". Robbie and her family live in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). Robbie is thrilled to begin her new journey into podcasting! FASD Family Life is a podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She is married to her husband Rob and she is the mom of five, four of whom are adopted and have an FASD. Robbie knows that "The struggle is real, but so is success!" Synergizing her twenty years of lived experience and the best FASD research, Robbie delivers dynamic FASD training and education to parents, caregivers and frontline staff. Robbie has presented at the 2017 Canadian National FASD Conference. She has been invited to participate in numerous panels including the 2019 Inclusion Alberta Conference. Robbie has designed and delivered training for Sunday School teachers to equip them to meet the neurodiverse needs in their classrooms. She has also initiated Peer Support groups for parents raising children with diverse, neurodevelopmental challenges in schools and churches.
     
    In this EXCITING episode, Robbie and Natalie (podcast host) explore the following topics: Robbie's familial history and her family's FASD journey, how she became a parent advocate to FASD trainer, her FASD advocacy experiences, what inspired her to become a podcaster, her hopes for 2021 and words of hope for parents and caregivers in the FASD community.
     
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES -
    Robbie's new podcast, "FASD Family Life", can be found wherever you find your podcasts!
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robbie.seale.1
    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbie-seale-92954b169/
    Clubhouse- @fasdfamilylife
    Email - fasdfamilylife@gmail.com
     
    FASD Hope -
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    Natalie Vecchione (podcast host) - info@fasdhope.com
    Instagram - @fasdhope
    Facebook - @fasdhope1
    Pinterest - @fasdhope1
    Clubhouse - @natalievecc

    • 51 min
    46 -Proof Alliance Virtual Benefit 2021

    46 -Proof Alliance Virtual Benefit 2021

    FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 46 highlights the "Proof Alliance Virtual Benefit 2021" and this episode's guests are Sara Messelt and Adrienne Oesterle.  Sara Messelt is the Executive Director of Proof Alliance (formerly MOFAS) and she has served as the Executive Director for Proof for 20 years. Adrienne Oesterle has been extensively involved with Proof Alliance since 2018 and she currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors and chairs the annual fundraising event.  This year's Proof Alliance Benefit will be Virtual and held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm Central Time and the benefit will be held via YouTube livestream. During the one hour virtual event, attendees will hear from individuals and families whose lives have been affected by FASD.
     
    In this episode, Sara and Adrienne discuss the following: Adrienne's work with Proof Alliance, updates on Proof Alliance virtual events and building a Virtual FASD community, details about the 2021 Proof Alliance Benefit, how this benefit will be different than previous years, how to sign up to participate in the 2021 Proof Alliance Virtual Benefit and words of hope for those in the FASD Community.
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES - 
    Proof Alliance 2021 Benefit-
    https://www.proofalliance.org/benefit/
     
    Proof Alliance -
    https://www.proofalliance.org
     
    FASD Hope -
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    info@fasdhope.com
    Instagram -  @fasdhope
    Facebook -  @fasdhope1
    Pinterest -  @fasdhope1
    Clubhouse-  @natalievecc
     
     
     

    • 26 min
    45 - Adjusting the Legacy: The Dadcast

    45 - Adjusting the Legacy: The Dadcast

    FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 45 of FASD Hope is titled "Adjusting the Legacy: The Dadcast". John Vecchione (FASD Hope Co-Founder) speaks with Dave Devine, a teacher and the dad of a daughter with an FASD. Dave discusses his family's journey and the challenges involved in shifting from traditional parenting to the brain based / neurobehavioral approach of parenting a child with an FASD (or other brain-based diagnosis). Dave and John also discuss this challenge when coming from familial backgrounds which have very strong, traditional foundations. Later in this episode, John and Natalie (podcast host) explore what is involved when shifting from traditional parenting to the neurobehavioral approach of parenting. Finally, John gives dads (and moms, too) some words of wisdom for making that shift in parenting in a way that focuses accommodations and thinking about "brain first", when it comes to FASD (and other brain-based diagnoses).
     
    "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:34
     
    FASD Hope-
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    info@fasdhope.com
    Instagram - @fasdhope
    Facebook - @fasdhope1
    Pinterest - @fasdhope1
    Clubhouse - @natalievecc

    • 40 min
    44 - SPED Homeschool: A Conversation with Peggy Ployhar

    44 - SPED Homeschool: A Conversation with Peggy Ployhar

    FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 44 features Peggy Ployhar, Founder and CEO of SPED Homeschool. Peggy is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on specialized education homeschooling topics. After working as a special needs consultant for both the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) and the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017, an organization that empowers families across the globe to homeschool children with specialized educational needs. Peggy also hosts the popular live broadcast and podcast, "Empowering Homeschool Conversations", a weekly talk show where her guests address relevant topics and issues related to homeschooling for unique learners.
    In this REASSURING and HOPEFUL episode, Peggy and Natalie (podcast host) discuss the following topics: Peggy's background and her connection with the FASD community, what led her family to homeschool, when she went from homeschool mom to special needs homeschool leader, resources offered by SPED Homeschool and words of hope and encouragement. 
    "He must increase, but I must decrease." - John 3:30
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES -
    SPED Homeschool
    http://spedhomeschool.com/
    Peggy Ployhar, Founder and CEO
     
    SPED Homeschool on YouTube-
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZXj7jqL2ooiwe46bm-G4A
     
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SPEDHomeschoolPage
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/spedhomeschool/
     
    FASD Hope -
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    Natalie Vecchione (podcast host)
    natalie@fasdhope.com
    Instagram - @fasdhope
    Facebook - @fasdhope1
    Pinterest - @fasdhope1
    Clubhouse - @natalievecc
     
     
     

    • 33 min
    43 - Looking Forward One Step At A Time: A Conversation with Sara Swan

    43 - Looking Forward One Step At A Time: A Conversation with Sara Swan

    FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
     
    Episode 43 highlights Sara Swan, a returning guest (and a favorite guest of Natalie Vecchione, FASD Hope podcast host). Sara Swan is the founder of Looking Forward Life Coaching, a nonprofit organization that provides person-centered, life coaching. Sara has been teaching for over twenty years and her specialty, throughout her extensive teaching career has been transitioning students (in special education) out of high school and into the community. She has also mentored several high school and college-age individuals as they headed into adulthood and still remains a part of their lives. Sara is the guardian of her uncle, who is a person with intellectual disabilities, and helps him make decisions to better the quality of his life. Sara created Looking Forward Life Coaching because she saw a need with her students that were falling between the cracks. Looking Forward Life Coaching changes the stumbling blocks of life into stepping stones towards success.
    In this ENGAGING and ENCOURAGING episode, Sara and Natalie discuss the following topics: update since last interview, their experiences of being moms to young-adult sons, how parents can help teens with brain-based diagnoses learn their skills / gifts, reassurance for parents of teens / young adults with FASD / brain-based diagnoses, how parents can encourage those teens and young adults to make "baby steps" towards their futures, the benefits of having a Gap Year and her words of hope.
     
    "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10: 24-25
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES - 
    Looking Forward Life Coaching
    https://lookingforwardlc.org/
    Sara Swan, Founder and Executive Director
    info@lookingforwardlc.org
    Facebook @lookingforwardlc
    Instagram @lookingforwardlc
    CAREER INVENTORY LINKS-
    https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Careers/interest-assessment.aspx
    https://uhcc.hawaii.edu/jobcenter/riasec_multiLang.php
     
     
    FASD Hope-
    https://www.fasdhope.com/
    Natalie Vecchione (podcast host) - natalie@fasdhope.com
    Instagram - @fasdhope
    Facebook - @fasdhope1
    Pinterest - @fasdhope1
    Clubhouse - @natalievecc
     
     
     

    • 52 min

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