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welcome to a parenting space actually designed for YOU! where you can get answers about navigating a life that includes autism.

I’m Dr. Tay, a licensed child psychologist and parental coach specializing in autism and neurodivergent affirming care. I have supported 100s of autistic children and their families and have been in the autism field for over a decade.

on this podcast, we focus on supporting your autistic child AND your whole family, including you! every topic is on the table, and your questions (which you can submit through my social media) inspire the episodes created. I share some of my personal stories growing up with a brother who was diagnosed at 23 months of age as well as feature other families' stories so you know you are not navigating this journey alone. this is a space for you to be SEEN. HEARD. SUPPORTED. and get reputable and reliable information about autism instead of searching Google endlessly for hours. I am so dang grateful that you are here.

***disclaimer: not clinical advice, for educational purposes only***

join the evolve Facebook community >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism for continued conversations about the podcast. AND subscribe to this podcast by hitting the plus or follow button so you don't miss an episode.

evolve with dr. tay | real conversations designed for autism parents Dr. Taylor Day

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

welcome to a parenting space actually designed for YOU! where you can get answers about navigating a life that includes autism.

I’m Dr. Tay, a licensed child psychologist and parental coach specializing in autism and neurodivergent affirming care. I have supported 100s of autistic children and their families and have been in the autism field for over a decade.

on this podcast, we focus on supporting your autistic child AND your whole family, including you! every topic is on the table, and your questions (which you can submit through my social media) inspire the episodes created. I share some of my personal stories growing up with a brother who was diagnosed at 23 months of age as well as feature other families' stories so you know you are not navigating this journey alone. this is a space for you to be SEEN. HEARD. SUPPORTED. and get reputable and reliable information about autism instead of searching Google endlessly for hours. I am so dang grateful that you are here.

***disclaimer: not clinical advice, for educational purposes only***

join the evolve Facebook community >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism for continued conversations about the podcast. AND subscribe to this podcast by hitting the plus or follow button so you don't miss an episode.

    109 | navigating and processing 3 autism diagnoses with parent Amber Arrington

    109 | navigating and processing 3 autism diagnoses with parent Amber Arrington

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
    Dr. Tay and Amber Arrington discuss:
    the emotional and practical journey of receiving and embracing 3 autism diagnoses, reflecting on the changes in understanding and approaches over timethe significance of community, self-education, and tailored support in navigating the autism parenting experiencethe evolving conversation around autism therapies, particularly ABA, and the shift towards a neurodiversity-affirming perspective that celebrates individual strengths and needs
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ Register for The Autism Savvy Summit: While You Wait Edition
    ⚡️ connect with Amber Arrington, autism mom and founder of Autism Savvy >>
    Instagram @autismsavvy
    TikTok @autismsavvy
    Order Amber's book Not Atypical Motherhood: The Guide For Navigating a Child's New Autism Diagnosis
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay

    • 44 min
    108 | neuroaffirming speech therapy with @sensory.slp and @speechdude

    108 | neuroaffirming speech therapy with @sensory.slp and @speechdude

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
    Dr. Tay, Chris Wenger, and Jessie Ginsburg discuss:
    the impact of embracing neurodiversity in speech therapy, focusing on intrinsic motivation and sensory integrationchallenges and solutions for implementing sensory-friendly practices in therapy and educational settingsadvice for parents on advocating for neuroaffirming approaches and navigating school systems
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ connect with Chris Wenger, CCC-SLP @speechdude on Instagram and TikTok >>
    DM the word “BANANAS” for his neuroaffirming resources
    ⚡️ connect with Jessie Ginsburg, MS, CCC-SLP @sensory.slp on Instagram and TikTok >>
    order Jessie's book Ready, Set Connect: A Sensory Based Approach to Accelerate Communication in Autistic Children
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay

    • 38 min
    107 | is there a cure for autism?

    107 | is there a cure for autism?

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
    Dr. Tay discusses:
    the complex issue of seeking a cure for autism, including the risks and ethical concerns of treatments like chelation and hyperbaric oxygen therapythe shift towards acceptance and neurodiversity, highlighting the value of unconditional love and present parenting in the autism communitydebunking myths around autism recovery, such as reducing screen time, and stressing the importance of accurate information and holistic family support
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ your next episode >> 96 | key autism parenting mindset shifts
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay

    • 32 min
    106 | insights from autistic voices: the Aut2Ask survey

    106 | insights from autistic voices: the Aut2Ask survey

    Dr. Tay and Elizabeth Duttera from @aut2ask discuss:
    Elizabeth's personal advocacy sparked by her late diagnosis and how individual stories can highlight broader issues within the autism community.insights from the Aut2Ask survey struggles with accessing affordable support and the necessity for systemic and policy changes to provide better resources for autistic individuals.
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ complete the Aut2Ask Survey
    ⚡️ connect with Elizabeth >>
    Instagram @aut2ask
    X @aut2ask 
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay

    • 51 min
    105 | navigating homeschooling for your autistic child with Malia Phelps Waller

    105 | navigating homeschooling for your autistic child with Malia Phelps Waller

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
    Dr. Tay and Malia Phelps Waller discuss:
    transitioning to homeschooling: Malia's journey from public schooling to a play-based homeschooling approach during the pandemic.homeschooling methodologies: discussions on unschooling, Montessori, and eclectic styles, emphasizing child-centered education.practical homeschooling aspects: navigating state regulations, curriculum choices, and integrating real-world experiences for learning.
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ connect with Malia Phelps Waller homeschool mama, special educator and BCBA
    Malia's Website
    Instagram @maliaphelpswallerhomeschool
    Facebook @maliaphelpswallerhomeschool
    Download Malia's Homeschool Toolbox
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay
    *please note: in this episode, many terminologies and phrases are used to describe autism. Dr. Tay honors what each child and family prefers, and intentionally chooses to use affirming and identity-first language after listening to autistic adults and their preferences. various guests on the podcast are likely to use the language that they have been exposed to the most.

    • 40 min
    104 | why sensory experiences impact your autistic child’s eating with Brittyn Coleman

    104 | why sensory experiences impact your autistic child’s eating with Brittyn Coleman

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇
    Dr. Tay and Brittyn Coleman, Registered Dietitian, discuss:
    the overlap between sensory experiences and eating for autistic childrensensory-friendly strategies to diversify diets and support gut healthoffering practical advice for parents on supporting their autistic children with feeding therapy and neurodivergent affirming approaches
    RESOURCES
    ⚡️ connect with Brittyn Coleman
    visit her website (including her 5-day workshop + membership)
    Instagram @autismdietitian
    TikTok @autismdietitian
    Facebook @autismdietitian
    YouTube @autismdietitian
    ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay's Whole Family Approach and current services offered? schedule a free consult call here or email admin@drtaylorday.com if you have questions.
    ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism
    ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future episode] >>
    Instagram @the.dr.tay
    TikTok @the.dr.tay
    LinkedIn @the-dr-tay
    *please note: in this episode, many terminologies and phrases are used to describe autism. Dr. Tay honors what each child and family prefers, and intentionally chooses to use affirming and identity-first language after listening to autistic adults and their preferences. various guests on the podcast are likely to use the language that they have been exposed to the most.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

AutismBoyMom ,

Dr Tay is awesome

I’m kinda new to Dr Tay’s Instagram following, and even newer to her podcast, and she is amazing, and her podcast is amazing. I’m an autism mama x2 (maybe x3 in the near future), and for me her podcast is so informative, I love the education component, and I also love how she normalizes everything (which is huge for me as a neurodivergent parent), and I love the tips she gives. Dr Tay is really easy to listen to and learn from. I definitely recommend her podcast to anyone wanting to learn more about autism and neurodiversity.

Axarring ,

Fan Girl for Dr. Taylor Day

If every parent receiving an autism diagnosis for their child could be given the education understanding and care that she provides, the narrative around autism would be turned on its head! It would no longer be scary and parents would feel empowered from the get go! Great podcast! Great information!

KLars488 ,

Helpful and Upbeat

I am so glad to have found this podcast. Dr Tay has done a great job supporting parents of PDA children…. We have been searching for a resource to help us navigate the challenges of raising a PDA child and this is it! She is personable, organized and delivers incredibly helpful content. Thank you Dr Tay!

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