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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, an Autistic & ADHD 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, Instagram, and YouTube @AutismWish.

Disclaimer: We are not doctors or therapists, so please always consult with your child's physician before taking any of our advice. We try our absolute best to get everything right but we are only human, so please make sure to consult with an expert. If you feel anything has been misrepresented or inaccurate, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at podcast@autismwish.org.

Embracing Autism AutismWish

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 39 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, an Autistic & ADHD 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, Instagram, and YouTube @AutismWish.

Disclaimer: We are not doctors or therapists, so please always consult with your child's physician before taking any of our advice. We try our absolute best to get everything right but we are only human, so please make sure to consult with an expert. If you feel anything has been misrepresented or inaccurate, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at podcast@autismwish.org.

    EP 704 – Failure to Thrive

    EP 704 – Failure to Thrive

    Tune in as we get personal and share our family's struggles with the public education system, thoughts on how the current system often fails the special needs community, and how we plan to tackle it.



    This episode is sponsored by The Exceptional Learning Institute (E.L.I.), learn more about their customized academic programs for autistic children at exceptionalinstitute.org.

    • 28 min
    EP 703 – The Mind-Body Disconnect

    EP 703 – The Mind-Body Disconnect

    Join us as we talk about interoception and how the mind-body signals get disrupted in autistics. We chat about how this disconnect can result in bathroom accidents, fecal smearing, as well as poor awareness of sickness, hunger, thirst, emotional states, and beyond.



    This episode is sponsored by Kawaii Slime Company. Get 15% off your order while also supporting our channel by using the code AutismWish15 at kawaiislimecompany.com.

    • 27 min
    EP 702 – Too Late To Apologize

    EP 702 – Too Late To Apologize

    Why is apologizing so difficult for autistics? Today we talk about the challenges autistic children (and adults) face when asked to say "I'm Sorry", how inappropriately labeling your child as "proud" may do more harm than good, and what alternatives you can use for a successful apology.



    For a comforting sensory experience, check out Galaxy Lamps while also supporting our programs by using our special link: https://galaxylamps.co/?ref=AutismWish

    • 28 min
    EP 701 – Our Year In Review

    EP 701 – Our Year In Review

    Today Lia goes solo as Matt recovers from Covid-19 and chats about Our Year in Review for 2022 and goals for 2023!



    Check out the Sensory Theraplay Box while also supporting our programs by using our special link: https://shrsl.com/3tqle

    • 16 min
    EP 700 – Seasons of Change

    EP 700 – Seasons of Change

    Join us as we discuss how the Embracing Autism Podcast is evolving in the new year.

    • 18 min
    Bonus EP – Transforming Christmas

    Bonus EP – Transforming Christmas

    Join us as we chat about how to provide your child with an autism-friendly holiday and lessons we've learned from past Christmases.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Key101213 ,

Wonderful information and honest talk

This has been such a great source of information from a couple that is easy to listen to. They break down some of the key things that I didn’t understand as i was starting to understand my child's diagnosis.
I am very glad I found this podcast.

Sweetpeaslee22 ,

My first and favorite Podcast!

I’ve never been a podcast person until I found this one. Very informative! ❤️

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Must listen to

This was the first podcast I found on the asd journey and it was so helpful in helping me get my son the services he needed!

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