29 episodes

Big Abilities is a podcast dedicated to helping parents of children with developmental disabilities understand how to help their child overcome their struggles while also focusing on their strengths.

Big Abilities - Autism, ADHD, and Other Developmental Disabilities Amy Nielsen

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Big Abilities is a podcast dedicated to helping parents of children with developmental disabilities understand how to help their child overcome their struggles while also focusing on their strengths.

    How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 2

    How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 2

    Explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder to children can be challenging as ASD is so complex. So I created a resource to help make it easier. I took the familiar story of Goldilocks, giving her characteristics that someone on the spectrum might exhibit. This free resource includes an audio version of the story, a free downloadable PDF of the story and a detailed Discussion Guide. Continue reading How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 2 →

    • 7 min
    How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 1

    How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 1

    Explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder to children can be challenging as ASD is so complex. So I created a resource to help make it easier. I took the familiar story of Goldilocks, giving her characteristics that someone on the spectrum might exhibit. This free resource includes an audio version of the story, a free downloadable PDF of the story and a detailed Discussion Guide. Continue reading How to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to Children – Part 1 →

    • 13 min
    Podcast 29: Jessica Barisano of Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children

    Podcast 29: Jessica Barisano of Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children

    In this episode, Amy shares her interview with Jessica Barisano, founder of Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children.Continue reading Podcast 29: Jessica Barisano of Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children →

    • 42 min
    Podcast 28: Helping a Child With Autism Tolerate Wearing a Face Mask

    Podcast 28: Helping a Child With Autism Tolerate Wearing a Face Mask

    In this episode, Amy shares the program her son's behavior therapy team developed to help him tolerate wearing a face mask.Continue reading Podcast 28: Helping a Child With Autism Tolerate Wearing a Face Mask →

    • 16 min
    Podcast 27: Hitting the Pause Button

    Podcast 27: Hitting the Pause Button

    In this episode, Amy shares why she is temporarily hitting the pause button on her blog and podcast. She also offers tips and suggestions for how you can also hit the pause button on what may be impacting your ability in filling the needs of your child while also protecting your mental health during this unique and challenging time. Continue reading Podcast 27: Hitting the Pause Button →

    • 15 min
    Podcast 25: Vacationing With Children With Autism Featuring “The Autism Dad” Rob Gorski (including a review of DoubleTree Orlando at Sea World and Sea World)

    Podcast 25: Vacationing With Children With Autism Featuring “The Autism Dad” Rob Gorski (including a review of DoubleTree Orlando at Sea World and Sea World)

    Amy interviews "The Autism Dad" Rob Gorski about their recent shared experiences at the DoubleTree Orlando and Sea World to review both facilities' Certified Autism Center accreditation in addition to talking about the challenges of vacationing with children with autism and how children who are prone to wondering add a layer of concern to being outside your families comfort zone.Continue reading Podcast 25: Vacationing With Children With Autism Featuring “The Autism Dad” Rob Gorski (including a review of DoubleTree Orlando at Sea World and Sea World) →

    • 32 min

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