Sheila Parmar and Amanda Scoggins invite the wonderful individuals who surround the autism community--caregivers, behavior therapists, parents, and previous clients--to share their experiences and knowledge with listeners.
Ep. 26 - Interview with Dr. Svetlana Dani
On this episode of It Takes a Village, Amanda is joined by Dr. Svetlana Dani, a board-certified sports medicine physician in San Jose, CA. Together, they talked about what exercise is and how it is different for everyone, not just people with autism. They also discuss how families can encourage or increase physical activity by breaking things down and making them fun, and the need for coaches, PE teachers, and doctors to receive more education on how to support autistic individuals with their physical activity.
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Ep. 25 - QUILTBAG Panel
"QUILTBAG" is queer (or questioning), undecided, intersex, lesbian, trans, bisexual, asexual (or allied) and gay (or genderqueer). It's a reimagining of LGBTQIA+ and was coined by Sadie Lee as an inclusive self-designation for minority sexual and gender identities. To round out Pride Month, we were honored to be able to host this panel made up of a few of our amazing team members, to discuss topics and issues that are important to the LGBTQIA+ community. You can also watch the audio on our Youtube channel! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎
Host: Amanda Scoggins (she/her/hers)
Panelists: Nikki Robinson (she/her/hers), Jeremy Roberts (he/him/his), and Shosh Cohn (they/their/theirs)
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Ep. 24 - Special Pride Month Interview with Nikki Robinson and Jeremy Roberts
On our 2nd episode during Pride Month, Amanda is joined by Nikki and Jeremy, two of the hosts of Black in Behavior and members of the Black Queer community. Together, they discuss the intersection of being Black and Queer, the history of Pride Month and the Stonewall Riots, and ways families, companies, and supervisors can support the marginalized and the autistic queer community.
Ep. 23 - Interview with Shosh Cohn (They/Them)
On our first Pride Month episode of It Takes a Village, we had the honor of speaking with Shosh Cohn, a Lead Behavior Tech for Kadiant Ohio. Together, Shosh and Amanda discuss a few very important topics: the gender spectrum, how imperative it is that supervisors respect their team's identities, and how to change our interactions, thinking, and behavior to respect others in order to make ABA a more inclusive practice.
Keep an eye out for our other special Pride Month podcast episodes, and check out www.anchor.fm/blackinbehavior to catch Jeremy, Sharon, and Nikki's Juneteenth episode!
Ep. 22 - Interview with Cyndi and Mark of Breathing Spaces
On this episode of It Takes a Village: An ABA Podcast, Amanda interviews Cyndi Mariner, founder of Breathing Spaces, and her trusted advisor and business partner, Mark. Breathing Spaces is a support network for family caregivers in the Bay Area. Together, they discuss maintaining balance during hectic or challenging times, finding a support network that works for you, and the benefits of Breathing Spaces' online asynchronous program.
Episode 21 - Interview with Alexandria Darden
On this episode, Amanda is joined by Alexandria Darden, a law student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, to talk about human rights and how BLM and Autism Acceptance/Disabilities Acceptance are ALL a part of the larger civil rights movement. They also discuss how law guides culture which guides day to day interactions, and how getting informed about your local legislation in important in order to enact the decolonization and the deconstruction of our ableist society.
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Loved all the episodes
I would love to hear about how to navigate through anxiety of a new diagnosis. What steps to take after that and possibly listen from another parents about their experiences.