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A weekly conversation with two dads, Shawn Francis (@iamshawnfrancis) and Brian Altounian (@brianaltounian), about raising children with special needs. Every Wednesday @ 11AM PT Live on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/wearejusttwodads

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A weekly conversation with two dads, Shawn Francis (@iamshawnfrancis) and Brian Altounian (@brianaltounian), about raising children with special needs. Every Wednesday @ 11AM PT Live on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/wearejusttwodads

    Episode 107: Love Amongst Men

    Episode 107: Love Amongst Men

    Shawn & Brian discuss the value of love & friendship in general but especially between men, amongst dads, the benefits & societal challenges regarding the expression of that love & above all, its effects & need among dads to children with special needs.





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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-GN4T9fkHEVR5R_16w_7bw



    #LoveAmongstMen #BrotherlyLove #justtwoDads

    • 56 min
    Episode 106: Dr. LaQuista Erinna - AuSome Mom Society

    Episode 106: Dr. LaQuista Erinna - AuSome Mom Society

    Dr. LaQuista Erinna is a licensed therapist, autism mom/advocate, and founder of The AuSome Mom Society (https://ausomemomsociety.com/). Mothers rely on her education and advocacy to confidently navigate the challenges they face during all stages of their children’s journey on the autism spectrum. Through her strategies, Dr. LaQuista helps autism moms forge stronger bonds with their children while prioritizing self-care so they can live happier, more fulfilling lives. She visits with Shawn & Brian to discuss her journey as a special needs parent, & the mission behind her venture to bring peace of mind to special needs mothers everywhere.



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laquistaerinna/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ausomemomsociety

    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@laquistaerinna

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LaQuistaErinna/



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    #DrLaQuistaErinna #AuSomeMomSociety #AutismWarriorMom

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 105: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh - Ask Dr. Doreen

    Episode 105: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh - Ask Dr. Doreen

    Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh (https://www.doreengranpeesheh.com/) stops by for a visit. She has dedicated over thirty years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy, productive lives. founded the Center for Autism & Related Disorders, also known as CARD (https://www.centerforautism.com/), which is one of the world’s largest providers of ABA-based treatment for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD has over 260 locations throughout the United States and internationally, employs over 1,000 highly skilled professionals, and is a leading employer of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Everyone is a story that once told, has the potential to inspire many. Join us!



    Book Reference: Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph Over Autism by Catherine Maurice 

    Resource: https://www.skillsforautism.com/

    Foundation: https://www.act-today.org/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askdrdoreen/

    Podcast: https://autism-live.com/list/author/Dr.%20Doreen%20Granpeesheh/Dr.%20Doreen%20Granpeesheh

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/askdrdoreen

    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@askdrdoreen



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    #AskDrDoreen #CenterforAutism #SkillsforAutism #InstituteforBehavioralTraining #ACTToday

    • 59 min
    Episode 104: Kate Swenson - Finding Cooper’s Voice

    Episode 104: Kate Swenson - Finding Cooper’s Voice

    Mother, Author, & Advocate, Kate Swenson stops by Just two dads for a visit with Shawn & Brian to share her journey & how being a mom to a son with Autism has inspired her & served as the impetus for her book, "Forever Boy, a Mother's Memoir of Autism & Finding Joy" (https://amzn.to/3691swl) which is available wherever books are sold.



    Website: https://www.findingcoopersvoice.com/

    The More Than Project Foundation: https://www.findingcoopersvoice.com/foundation/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findingcoopersvoice/

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    Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/becomesupporter/findingcoopersvoice/ 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZfCCbfnkfjlvtsRUuAFaQ





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    #FindingCoopersVoice #TheSecretWorldofAutism #ForeverBoy

    • 57 min
    Episode 103: Men, Vulnerability, Emotions, & Communication

    Episode 103: Men, Vulnerability, Emotions, & Communication

    Shawn & Brian have an open, honest, discussion about how men cope (or don't cope) with emotion, how that affects parenting, well being, & in particular, being a special needs parent. Real talk!





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    #justtwoDads #MenVulnerabilityEmotionsandCommunication #SpecialNeedsParenting

    • 1 hr
    Episode 102: Chris Wenger - Speech Dude

    Episode 102: Chris Wenger - Speech Dude

    Chris Wenger is an enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist and creator of the Dynamic Assessment of Social Emotional Learning, as well as the Neurodiversity Affirming IEP Course. He is an internationally-acclaimed presenter who loves to share the most current trends to help older Autistic students. A prominent thought leader in the field of speech pathology, and known on social media as “Speech Dude (https://www.speechdude.com/),” he motivates and entertains fellow educators and clinicians through his humorous and inspiring posts and videos & he joins Shawn & Brian to share his story.



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechdude/

    Link Tree:  https://linktr.ee/speechdude

    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@speechdude

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thespeechdude/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpeechDude



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    #ChrisWerner #SpeechDude #DynamicAssessmentofSocialEmotionalLearning

    • 1 hr 3 min

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Brian and Shawn are bringing the much needed voices of DADS in the community of special needs!! They bring on fabulous guests, expert guests. This podcast is truly an important resource! Thank you Shawn and Brian for your hard work and passion to serve!

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