144 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 • 180 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 143- Hot Topics: Dealing with difficult & challenging behaviors

    Episode 143- Hot Topics: Dealing with difficult & challenging behaviors

    Today I’m flying solo with another installment of Hot Topics! This topic came highly requested and it’s dealing with difficult/challenging behaviors. I’m sharing some of the behaviors Logan has struggled with and how we’ve dealt with them. This topic was important for me to talk about on the podcast because as autism parents, it can be really tough to deal with these behaviors. There was definitely a time when I felt very isolated and like I was the only parent dealing with behaviors like this. I know now (because of this wonderful community!) that is not true and there are so many of us dealing with difficult behaviors! In addition to talking about the behaviors that we’ve seen from Logan, I’m also sharing some of the behaviors that listeners have shared as well. I hope this episode is helpful and at the very least reminds you that you are not alone with these behaviors. Enjoy listening!


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

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    • 38 min
    Episode 142- Sharing the other side of the story, with Jenny McCarthy

    Episode 142- Sharing the other side of the story, with Jenny McCarthy

    Today I am chatting with the one and only, Jenny McCarthy! Jenny and I talk all about the early days with her amazing son, Evan. Everyone knows the public side of their story, but today Jenny is sharing the more personal side. We talk about Evan’s very scary seizure as a toddler and his eventual diagnosis of ASD. Jenny and I also discuss her feelings at that time, especially because when he was diagnosed in 2002, there was so little known about autism and there was hardly anything on the subject in the media. Nowadays, so much has changed! Evan actually just graduated from high school and Jenny talks all about how he’s become an incredible self advocate. This is the first interview where Jenny has discussed autism in several years. I’m so honored that she chose to share it with me! It was truly a thrill to have her on and we had such a great time chatting. It really gave me a whole new perspective on their autism journey. I hope you enjoy listening!


    Connect with Jenny:
    Instagram: @jennymccarthy

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

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    • 37 min
    Episode 141- Sister Chats: It’s been one year since Mel’s brain cancer diagnosis

    Episode 141- Sister Chats: It’s been one year since Mel’s brain cancer diagnosis

    For this episode, I am once again bringing my sister, Melissa, on the pod for a sister chat! Today (May 26) marks one year since Mel had a massive seizure that led to her brain cancer diagnosis. We’re talking about how she’s doing now, and how it feels to be one year out from that life changing event. (If you are a newer listener, check out episode 94 to hear more details on that.) Mel shares how she’s feeling both emotionally and physically. We also talk about the decision for her to move out of my house, which she did in March. Overall it’s been a doozie of a year (to say the least) but more than anything I am grateful for my sister and I love her immeasurably. Here’s to Mel continuing to kick cancers ass! I hope you enjoy listening to this episode.

    Connect with Melissa:
    Instagram: @thezill

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

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 140- Comparison is The Thief of Joy, with Emily Comer

    Episode 140- Comparison is The Thief of Joy, with Emily Comer

    Today I’m chatting with autism mom Emily Comer, all about her adorable son, Levi. Levi is 4 years old and was just recently diagnosed with ASD in September. Emily details their journey leading up to the diagnosis and shares how they’re doing since. Emily and I talk about the differences of having both neurotypical children and kiddos on the spectrum. Emily also shares that once Levi was diagnosed, she really understood the meaning of the phrase “comparison is the thief of joy”. She talks about how that point she was able to let go of the timelines and milestone charts and really just celebrate Levi for the amazing person he is. Emily is a delight and I truly loved our conversation and her perspective. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode!

    Connect with Emily:
    Instagram: @learningwithlevi_

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

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    • 52 min
    Episode 139- Navigating a diagnosis during the pandemic, with Alexys Berry

    Episode 139- Navigating a diagnosis during the pandemic, with Alexys Berry

    Today I’m chatting with autism mom and photographer, Alexys Berry. Alexys shares her journey with her daughter, Charlotte, who was just recently diagnosed with ASD in 2020. Alexys talks about the early signs that led them to seek a diagnosis. She also explains how the pandemic made the process more difficult. She actually received Charlotte’s diagnosis over Telehealth. Alexys also talks about her photography business and how she caters to families with kiddos on the spectrum so they too can have precious family photos. I really enjoyed our conversation, especially when we discussed both our children’s desire to eat/chew non edible items. This has come up on the show before, but it was great to talk to another mom who really “gets it” and understands just how dangerous that can be. Alexys is such a sweetheart and I loved chatting with her. I hope you enjoy listening!

    Connect with Alexys:
    Facebook: Alexys Berry
    Instagram: @alexys.berry13 & @alexysberryphotography


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

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    • 49 min
    Episode 138- Life Updates: Tough times, planning for summer & Logan’s anxiety

    Episode 138- Life Updates: Tough times, planning for summer & Logan’s anxiety

    Today I’m flying solo and sharing some life updates. First, I’m talking about some of the more difficult stuff I’ve been dealing with lately. There has been a lot going on and I’m truly just so thankful for this community. You guys really are the best! Next I’m talking about how we’re planning for summer break which is right around the corner! I tend to dread summer and the lack of structure for Logan- but this year I feel differently! We’re going in with less lined up then usual but I’m ok with that. Here’s hoping for a relaxed and fun summer! (Famous last words?!) Lastly I’m talking about Logan’s anxiety and how we’ve been dealing with that. In the past couple months, we’ve seen his anxiety peak and it’s just heartbreaking. I’m sharing how we cope (the best we can) with his anxiety and how it seems to be getting better lately. (*Knock on wood*) This episode is about as REAL as it gets. Thank you again for all your support and I hope you enjoy listening!



    Sponsored by:

    Audible
    audibletrial.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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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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180 Ratings

BJYW ,

Awesomeness!

Thank you so much from a fellow autism mom!

Hayley Augusta ,

My go to ASD Podcast

My son was diagnosed 1.5 years ago, and I basically knew nothing about autism. This pod was and is my go to. I have learned so much! I love how Megan always “takes it back to the begging,” because that part of the story is so important as a parent as well. Her topics are great and love to feel like I am connecting to the ASD mom community when it otherwise can feel so isolating.

DRusso1012 ,

A must listen for Autism Moms

Thank you Megan for this amazing podcast and community! A couple weeks before my daughter was officially diagnosed I found this podcast and in about 2 months time I have binge listened to about half of the episodes so far. I have not only learned so much but I have gained new insight on Autism. I no longer feel alone and scared of my child’s future. I cannot thank Megan and the moms I have met through this podcast enough. ❤️

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