140 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, 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 Lia & Matt McCabe

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 62 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 741 – The Harm of “High Functioning”

    EP 741 – The Harm of “High Functioning”

    Today we discuss the unique challenges faced by those of us diagnosed with high-functioning or level 1 autism and why it's problematic to perceive this category of individuals as requiring fewer supports than are actually needed.



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    • 28 min
    EP 740 – Murphy’s Law

    EP 740 – Murphy’s Law

    Does it feel sometimes like everything is going wrong and at the worst possible moment? Today we discuss how parenting an autistic child can lower your mental and emotional threshold for dealing with hard times, what this looks like in our family, and how we continue learning healthier ways to manage the stress.



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    • 29 min
    EP 739 – Bittersweet

    EP 739 – Bittersweet

    It's that time again when our kids are graduating, extracurriculars are wrapping up, and it seems as though everything is reminding you of what progress (or lack thereof) your child has made over the past year. Today we discuss the highs and lows of end-of-school-year celebrations, how grief can often sneak up on you unexpectedly, and the importance of embracing beauty in the unconventional.



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    • 26 min
    EP 738 – The Blame Game

    EP 738 – The Blame Game

    Is it just us, or are parents of autistic kiddos constantly blamed for their child's diagnosis? From the refrigerator mom theory to the helicopter parent theory, we can't even tell you how many times we've heard accusations hurled towards parents blaming them for their child's autism diagnosis. Are they all bogus? How should we respond? We'll dive into this and more in today's episode.



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    • 27 min
    EP 737 – Summer Livin’

    EP 737 – Summer Livin’

    Summer is just around the corner and we are so ready! Are you? Today we discuss how we prepare for summer and the complications it can bring such as a disruption of routine, learning loss, behavioral challenges, and more. We also share how taking certain precautionary steps can help create a smoother summer transition.



    Support our mission, become a member: patreon.com/autismwish

    • 26 min
    EP 736 – Birthday Bash or Blunder?

    EP 736 – Birthday Bash or Blunder?

    Birthdays can be tricky to navigate with autistic kiddos. From sensory overload, to sudden changes in routine, these celebrations often result in meltdowns and overwhelm. Today we'll chat about how we create an autism-conscious birthday experience for our girls and share our tips on how to reduce the overwhelm and enhance the fun.



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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

CupCakeSwirl999 ,

Amazing podcast!

I love this podcast because it spreads awareness for people who aren’t aware of autism in a very calm way! <3

KM98654 ,

Important topic

Such a great podcast with relevant episodes that are relatable for anyone who has an autistic family member. Thank you!

brownwraith ,

Gem of a podcast

It's like a warm, reassuring hug in audio form. The hosts are empathetic and knowledgeable, effortlessly blending insights with personal anecdotes. Each episode peels back another layer of the autism experience, helping us understand and celebrate our neurodiverse friends and family. It's beautifully crafted, filled with touching moments and practical advice. Anyone interested in autism, whether personally or professionally, will find this podcast a powerful resource. In a nutshell, it's a heartfelt journey of understanding, acceptance, and, ultimately, love. It's not just a podcast, it's a lifeline.

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