27 episodes

Your child is autistic, now what? Parenting a child is often rewarding, but for parents of autistic children, it can be a struggle when communication, finances, or behavior is a barrier. Join hosts Lia & Matt McCabe, a neurodiverse couple raising two autistic daughters and the founders of the charity project AutismWish, in weekly discussions to provide parents with guidance, tips, resources, and a newfound perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each week we will share our experience raising special needs children and tackle difficult or taboo subjects in the Autism world with encouragement and guidance on how to broaden your perspective while learning to understand and empathize with your autistic child, from weathering the storm to Embracing Autism. Learn more at www.autismwish.org or follow us on Facebook @AutismWish.

Embracing Autism AutismWish

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Your child is autistic, now what? Parenting a child is often rewarding, but for parents of autistic children, it can be a struggle when communication, finances, or behavior is a barrier. Join hosts Lia & Matt McCabe, a neurodiverse couple raising two autistic daughters and the founders of the charity project AutismWish, in weekly discussions to provide parents with guidance, tips, resources, and a newfound perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each week we will share our experience raising special needs children and tackle difficult or taboo subjects in the Autism world with encouragement and guidance on how to broaden your perspective while learning to understand and empathize with your autistic child, from weathering the storm to Embracing Autism. Learn more at www.autismwish.org or follow us on Facebook @AutismWish.

    EP 212 – Struggling to Focus

    EP 212 – Struggling to Focus

    We discuss ADHD and how it may impact your child’s ability to focus and stay on task as well as some tips to help your child manage their inattentiveness or hyperactivity while sharing our firsthand accounts of growing up with ADHD.

    • 26 min
    EP 211 – Preventing Elopement

    EP 211 – Preventing Elopement

    Tune in as we chat about the dangers of elopement, steps you can take to minimize this risk, and where to find supportive community resources.

    • 26 min
    EP 210 – Perceiving My Body

    EP 210 – Perceiving My Body

    Tune in as we discuss proprioception, or the body’s sense of balance and spatial awareness and its relationship with autism as well as what you can do to help your child if they struggle with balance, movement, and body awareness.

    • 26 min
    EP 209 – Easing Transitions

    EP 209 – Easing Transitions

    We share insights on how to make transitions easier for your child to include tips on making holidays more autism-friendly as well as how to prepare your child for road trips, travel and more.

    • 28 min
    EP 208 – Distinguishing Meltdowns from Tantrums

    EP 208 – Distinguishing Meltdowns from Tantrums

    We will walk you through how to identify the differences between a meltdown, tantrum, and shutdown as well as tips on how to work through meltdowns and how to prevent them in the future.

    • 26 min
    EP 207 – Understanding Aphantasia

    EP 207 – Understanding Aphantasia

    We explore what it means to have Aphantasia, how it relates to autism, and how it may overlap with the other senses. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Leila Madonna ,

ASD Mom of 2 Boys

Just this first episode has me in tears. Your story sounds EXACTLY as mine. I’m so glad to have found this podcast! I’m only one episode in but I’m so excited to binge listen

Gabe from Red Hot ,

Good quality information!!

I love how Lia and Matt break down autism in children and help us parents understand the ins and outs of embracing autism. They are a down-to-earth couple and amazing resources. I’ll definitely come here when I need advice or encouragement.

hlsmomma ,

First episode-

I’m only on the the first episode and I’m in tears…..when he says he had to have a talk with family about his child possibly NOT growing out of these behaviors and it may be a struggle!!!! That right there is the hardest part. It’s been a struggle to talk with family and tell them information without them trying to ‘fix’ the situation instead of just supporting us.
Thank you for sharing and being so open!! ❤️❤️❤️

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