176 episodes

Welcome to Adventures in Autism! This podcast was created as a safe place to come together and share our journeys with autism.

Host, Megan Carranza, shares her family’s experience with her son, Logan, and speaks with a variety of incredible guests. From fellow autism parents, to siblings, to experts in the field and individuals on the spectrum themselves! It’s all about support and finding a sense of community. These are people who just “get it”.

If you’re familiar with autism, then you know everyday is an adventure, you’ll hear all about those adventures here! Thanks for listening!

Adventures in Autism Megan Carranza

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 211 Ratings

Welcome to Adventures in Autism! This podcast was created as a safe place to come together and share our journeys with autism.

Host, Megan Carranza, shares her family’s experience with her son, Logan, and speaks with a variety of incredible guests. From fellow autism parents, to siblings, to experts in the field and individuals on the spectrum themselves! It’s all about support and finding a sense of community. These are people who just “get it”.

If you’re familiar with autism, then you know everyday is an adventure, you’ll hear all about those adventures here! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 175- Part 2 of our PANDAS journey with Logan.

    Episode 175- Part 2 of our PANDAS journey with Logan.

    Picking up where I left off (a month ago…but who’s counting!) and sharing Part 2 of our PANDAS journey with Logan. What saga this has been. Thank you so much for support and patience! I hope you enjoy listening.

    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp
    To get 10% off your first month go to:

    https://www.betterhelp.com/adventuresinautism

    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod & megan.carranza
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    • 56 min
    Episode 174- PANDAS: A whole new diagnosis for Logan. (Part 1)

    Episode 174- PANDAS: A whole new diagnosis for Logan. (Part 1)

    I’m back today after a looong break with Part 1 of our PANDAS journey. I wasn’t planning on making this a two parter but there is SO MUCH to discuss with this story. This episode is extremely raw and vulnerable. I had wanted to wait and share all this til we had some kind of resolve with this situation, but as time goes on, I realized I might be waiting forever. So this episode covers the lead up to Logan’s PANDAS diagnosis. Once I had recorded almost an hour of audio and barely scratched the surface of this saga, I realized it would take more than one episode to explain everything. So stay tuned for Part 2! I want to say again a very heartfelt THANK YOU to this incredible community. I have truly felt all your support, love and prayers over these last several weeks and it means so much to me and our family!


    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp
    To get 10% off your first month go to:

    https://www.betterhelp.com/adventuresinautism

    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod & megan.carranza
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message

    • 57 min
    Episode 173- It’s April once again! Let’s talk autism awareness.

    Episode 173- It’s April once again! Let’s talk autism awareness.

    Today I’m coming at you solo and talking about April and how I feel about autism awareness month. I’ve done an episode dedicated to this every year since AIA started so I decided to keep the tradition alive! I’m sharing my feelings on what this means to me- especially since it’s now been five years since Logan was diagnosed. I’m also talking about ways that I have (and plan to continue!) advocated for autism in April while the spotlight is shining on autism. I think even the small things we can do to keep things moving forward really can make a big difference! So Happy Autism Awareness/Acceptance/Celebration/Advocacy month! (Which as we know is really EVERY month for us!) I hope you enjoy listening!


    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp
    To get 10% off your first month go to:

    https://www.betterhelp.com/adventuresinautism

    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message

    • 34 min
    Episode 172- Hot Topics: Medication. (Sharing our experience with everything related to meds.)

    Episode 172- Hot Topics: Medication. (Sharing our experience with everything related to meds.)

    Today I’m coming at you with another installment of Hot Topics! On this episode, I’m sharing our journey with medication. Logan started meds a little over two years ago. This topic has been HIGHLY requested but I was hesitant to talk about until now because I wanted to this episode to be as informative and responsible as it could be. Now that we have two (plus) years under belt, I’m ready to share! We also seem to (finally!) be in a good spot with meds so this episode is coming at an appropriate time. I’m covering many frequently asked questions including: why we decided to start Logan on meds (and what led us to that decision), how old he was, the type of doctor we work with and A LOT more. I honestly surprised myself with how much I had to say on this topic! I hope you find this episode helpful. Enjoy listening!

    (Also one disclaimer: this episode (and really every episode but especially the Hot Topics) are NOT meant to be a “how to” guide. It’s simply me sharing my own perspective on topics that we have dealt with. I never want listeners to think I’m dishing out advice on the “right” way to do things. That is always true of AIA but I felt it was really important to share that ahead of this episode all about medications. The only advice I truly feel confident giving is find a doctor you trust and consult with them on anything related to meds. Thanks again!)


    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp
    To get 10% off your first month go to:

    https://www.betterhelp.com/adventuresinautism

    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message

    • 1 hr
    Episode 171- Putting everything into perspective. With autism mom, Kellee

    Episode 171- Putting everything into perspective. With autism mom, Kellee

    Today I’m chatting with autism mom, Kellee, all about her journey with her daughter, Selby. Selby was diagnosed with ASD in 2021 when she was 8 years old. Kellee shares how looking back, a lot of Selby’s behaviors could have been seen as “red flags”, but at the time autism was not on her radar. It wasn’t until Selby’s anxiety worsened during quarantine that Kellee felt comfortable moving forward with an evaluation which resulted in Selby’s diagnosis. Kellee says after initially feeling surprised, the diagnosis actually came as relief because now they had answers and could better help Selby with her challenges. Kellee is a gem and I loved chatting with her! I hope you enjoy listening!

    This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp
    To get 10% off your first month go to:

    https://www.betterhelp.com/adventuresinautism

    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message

    • 37 min
    Episode 170- Back at it! Life updates & answering listener questions

    Episode 170- Back at it! Life updates & answering listener questions

    I’m back baby! Today I’m sharing some life updates and talking about what we’ve been up to while the podcast was on hiatus. I’m also answering listener questions which is always fun! I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that continues to support the pod (and the new listeners as well!) whether I’m showing up or not. You guys are truly the best and I’ve missed you! I hope you enjoy listening!


    Connect with Megan:
    IG: @adventuresinautismpod
    FB: @Adventures In Autism Podcast
    Email: adventuresinautism2018@yahoo.com

    Enjoying the show? I would so appreciate your rating & review!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

mmdmmd1989 ,

Great podcast

Highly suggest listening to Megan’s podcast. She’s real and is vulnerable during many podcasts. She doesn’t just share the rainbows and sunshine. As a first time mom and autism mom she has helped tremendously. I look forward to the new episodes each week.

pulm/cc fellow ,

Megan is so relatable.

I am so grateful to have found this podcast. Megan reminds me that we are not alone. I get so many great ideas from her guests. Listening to this podcast has helped me learn how to be a better parent to our son with autism. Thank you for all that you do to shed light on this world.

LIeastmom ,

Sliver lining when I need it

Newly diagnosed Autism mom here. Megan has been a bright light in this overwhelming time for our family. I don’t have anyone in my life right now that knows what it is like to be a parent to young child with ASD. This podcast feels like my support group.

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