132 episodes

Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with severe autism and other special needs that will require 24/7 care the rest of her life. Like many parents, Kim has a lot of important questions. She does not claim to know the answers for her child nor yours but does promise to search for them and share what she is discovering along the way. The show runs topical series deep diving into an issue for 10-12 episodes with interviews from expert guests, including self advocates who she believes are the true experts on disability.

LOMAH Special Needs Podcast LOMAH

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with severe autism and other special needs that will require 24/7 care the rest of her life. Like many parents, Kim has a lot of important questions. She does not claim to know the answers for her child nor yours but does promise to search for them and share what she is discovering along the way. The show runs topical series deep diving into an issue for 10-12 episodes with interviews from expert guests, including self advocates who she believes are the true experts on disability.

    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#5)

    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#5)

    Kim picked 5 episodes that have had the greatest influence on her approach to disability and future plans.
    Listen to this republished episode from season 2 where a new friendship was formed that has continued to present day. While not the topic of this episode, the conversation opened Kim’s eyes to a gaping hole in her circle of friends. 
    **Special Note**
    The next series will begin late January or early February of 2021. To ensure these episodes find their way to you, tap subscribe on your podcast app and follow @journey2lomah on instagram

    • 41 min
    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#4)

    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#4)

    This mini series revisits 5 previous published episodes. 
    The 4th is a republished episode from Season 2 and is without question a unicorn in the line up of over 125 shows.
    The LOMAH Podcast has earned a reputation of providing dense information and episodes so packed with resources that many listen to episodes more than once, and often take notes. This republished episode from season 2 is different and yet is Kim’s favorite interview that she has ever done. It was randomly tucked into the technology series (but completely unrelated) thus easy to miss. 
    Enjoy this unicorn republish of Kim’s favorite interview, ever!

    • 38 min
    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#3)

    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#3)

    This mini series revisits 5 previous published episodes that have had the greatest influence on Kim's approach to disability and future plans.
    The LOMAH Podcast has earned a reputation over 4 seasons, 4 years and 125 episodes of being a resource with high caliber guests providing dense information. Kim learns from the expert guests right alongside listeners.
    About this episode:
    If you, in any way, have an interest in creating lives of value, choice, and dignity for those with disabilities please listen to this republish of an episode from our advocacy series in season 2. It is one of the most important conversations we have had and focuses on considerations too many in disabilities circles are not even aware of nor taking into account. 
    Please, listen. Be informed.

    • 42 min
    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#2)

    5 Episodes That Changed Us (#2)

    This mini series revisits 5 previous published episodes that were game changers for Kim, Miranda, and the family.
    The LOMAH Podcast has earned a reputation over 4 seasons, 4 years and 125 episodes of being a resource with high caliber guests providing dense information. Kim learns from the expert guests right alongside listeners.
    Kim picked 5 episodes that have had the greatest influence on her approach to disability and future plans.
    What Kim learned from the guest in this previously published episode from season 2 hands down made the biggest difference in Miranda’s life and provided techniques for breakthroughs that were years in the making. She directs new listeners who message her to this episode all the time and uses daily what she, herself, learned.
    Unfortunately, it was published during the time episodes were kept under 40 minutes and it’s a shame because there was tremendous value in information the guest shared that didn’t make the episode. That information is, however, included on the LOMAH website show notes so do make sure to grab those resources. Click here.
    Find examples of Miranda & Kim using what they learned in this episode by following the IG stories @journey2lomah

    • 37 min
    5 Episodes That Changed Us

    5 Episodes That Changed Us

    This mini series revisits 5 previous published episodes that were game changers for Kim.
    The LOMAH Podcast has earned a reputation over 4 seasons and 125 episodes of being a resource with high caliber guests providing dense information. Kim learns from the expert guests right alongside listeners.
    Kim picked 5 episodes that have had the greatest influence on her approach to disability and future plans. If you follow Kim on instagram at journey2lomah you have seen several times in IG Stories how the topic discussed in this episode from season 2 is now part of Kim and Tom's current 5 year plan to have Miranda successfully living in her own space, at her own address, by the age of 22 despite her significant support needs which will require 24/7 supervision.

    • 32 min
    Complicated Behaviors Series Recap

    Complicated Behaviors Series Recap

    The LOMAH Podcast publishes 10 - 12 episodes with expert guests on a single topic creating an in depth topical series. This final episode in the Complicated Behaviors Series provides a quick overview and guest clips from each interview as well as what is coming next.
    Episodes in the Complicated Behavior Series Included:
    Episode 115 - Moving From What to Why
    Episode 116 - Touching of Self and Others
    Episode 117 - Vocal and Verbal Stimming
    Episode 118 - Motivation and Masking on the Spectrum
    Episode 119 - Hyperphagia (Food Obsession)
    Episode 120 - Families in Crisis
    Episode 121 - Addressing the Disability Advocacy Divide
    Episode 122 - Fecal Smearing and Ingesting
    Episode 123 - Co-Occurring Conditions and Crisis Intervention
    Episode 124 - Medication as a Treatment Tool for Emotional and Behavioral Challenges 
    Episode 125 - Parenting Support From the Actually Autistic Community

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Dadof2Ts ,

Wealth of knowledge and so engaging

This podcast is my go-to in sharing resources with parents and professionals. Thank you, Kim for sharing your experiences, curiosities, and insight with us!

Sheila220 ,

Roadmap for special needs

Very organized. Succinct, non emotional upbeat. Amazing. You are an inspiration

1_hope ,

Infinitely Helpful Resource for Adoptive Families

As an adoptive-family-to-be, this has been so unbelievably helpful for educating and comprehending our possible future. This just removes the fear and helps equip us for the unknown. I’m so thankful!

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