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Autism Mastermind Malinda Dalton-Cook & Vanessa Surprise

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Let's come together as autism parents, care providers and professionals and discuss ways to make our lives and our children's lives exceptional.
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    S4: Episode 24: Katie Krimitsos, Creator, The Women's Meditation Network

    S4: Episode 24: Katie Krimitsos, Creator, The Women's Meditation Network

    Wow, is all we can say about Katie. We wanted to chat with Katie about all of her amazing meditation content and how she is helping us get through our hectic days of parenting children on the spectrum. Those few moments of self care are really important to schedule in our lives on a daily basis. 
    The Women’s Meditation Network has 7! Free podcasts. Seven, updated daily! Start your mornings like I do with an 8 minute Morning Affirmations Meditation for Women and throughout the day pick any category, seriously, anything you are feeling there is a free meditation podcast. 
    https://womensmeditationnetwork.com/
     
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    • 36 min
    S4: Episode 23: Communication for Education

    S4: Episode 23: Communication for Education

    Communication for Education is a collaboration among the Autism and Communication Center at California Lutheran University, Reach Every Voice, and Autistically Inclined. Together, we aspire to empower individuals to choose and use alternative forms of communication to realize their educational and civic potential and to become meaningfully included in school and community settings.
    Just for our listeners:  
    https://www.communicationforeducation.com/podcast
    Thank you Julie and Lisa!
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    • 34 min
    S4: Episode 22: Dawn Barclay, Author, Traveling Different

    S4: Episode 22: Dawn Barclay, Author, Traveling Different

    Traveling with children is always challenging, but for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or mood and attention and distraction disorders, it can be especially intimidating. How should parents of children experiencing meltdowns deal with clueless and judgmental onlookers? What are the best methods to alleviate motion sickness when your child might already be on a cocktail of drugs? Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse answers these and many other questions parents may have when traveling with their children.
    Dawn M. Barclay presents travel strategies and anecdotes from Certified Autism Travel Professionals (TM), parents of special needs children, associations and advocates, and mental health professionals, broken down by mode of transportation and type of venue. The heart of the book outlines suggested itineraries for spectrum families and venues—such as museums—that cater to the unique special interests that are characteristic of individuals with autism. Barclay also discusses less common accommodations, such as dude ranches and houseboats, as well as vacations involving sports that readers might not immediately associate with ASD, such as diving, skiing, and golf.
    Find more information: www.dawnbarclayink.com
     
     
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    • 31 min
    S4: Episode 21: Catherine M. Michael, Education Attorney

    S4: Episode 21: Catherine M. Michael, Education Attorney

    Catherine M. Michael is licensed and practices throughout the state of Indiana, Texas, and Michigan. She represents students and their families in a variety of education and personal injury matters including Special Education Due Process, Section 504 matters, expulsion, disciplinary issues, personal injury of children including injury, sexual abuse, molestation, and rape cases both in and out of school environments, private school issues and discipline as well as other civil rights and disability claims experienced by students. She possesses extensive knowledge regarding special education due process, teacher and student discipline and dismissal matters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), personal injury of children in schools, and other civil rights matters.
     
    Catherine Michael has been featured hundreds of times in both the national and local media. She is a frequent guest on syndicated radio and television shows for her education law expertise. Her nearly two decade career in education has focused on ensuring that the needs of children in schools are met. She has represented school shooting victims, children abused in school, and hundreds of special needs children who families needed a voice.
     
    Law practice: https://cmklawfirm.com/
    Book: The Exceptional Parent's Guide to Special Education Law and Advocacy https://www.amazon.com/Exceptional-Parents-Special-Education-Advocacy-ebook/dp/B08RSNKYW4
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMKlaw
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    • 55 min
    S4: Episode 20: Dr Norrine Russell, PhD - Founder of Russell Coaching for Students

    S4: Episode 20: Dr Norrine Russell, PhD - Founder of Russell Coaching for Students

    We had a wonderful conversation with Dr Russell! Her coaching is really helping students (and parents) navigate the education system. She has a forthcoming book: Asking the right questions before, during and after the ADHD diagnosis. 
    More information: https://russellcoaching.com/dr-norrine-russell-founder-1
     
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    • 59 min
    S4: Episode 19: Are you feeling burnout?

    S4: Episode 19: Are you feeling burnout?

    Sometimes it is very difficult parenting a child with a developmental disability. Every day is go, go, go, repeat, hit a wall, start again, try something new, try something you’ve tried before. All of the day to day gets very exhausting. 
    Burnout happens, it’s ok. Tomorrow is a new day, the next hour is a new hour, even the next 15 minutes is new. Give yourself some time to process. Hang in there! We are here with you. 
     
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

JaniceMFT ,

Grateful

So grateful for these ladies and their commitment to making sure we all have the opportunity to be part of a community in autism world. It is so easy to get isolated in the day to day grind with work, family, life… it is essential to know other autism families and connect. Thank you mamas for doing this! XoJanice

mom2g8kids ,

Perfect for those with older family members on the Autism Spectrum

Lots of great info given by two moms with older children on the Autism Spectrum. These ladies give the honest truth and real solutions to living and thriving after an Autism diagnosis. Appreciate all their insight and willingness to share their experiences. It is hands down one of the absolute best podcasts for parents of children and young adults with Autism.

Hannah Nicole wilson ,

Autism sibling

This is a great podcast for all autism siblings out there.🤩

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