62 episodes

We are a community of advocates that are linked by autism, but bound by strength.

Our mission is to spread autism awareness and acceptance in communities with communication platforms and educational resources. Our goal is to create a future where all individuals, regardless of how they think, feel and socialize, will be recognized for their gifts.

Simply put: We educate, support and empower.

WE ARE ONE VOICE MADE STRONGER.

My Autism Tribe Susan Scott

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

We are a community of advocates that are linked by autism, but bound by strength.

Our mission is to spread autism awareness and acceptance in communities with communication platforms and educational resources. Our goal is to create a future where all individuals, regardless of how they think, feel and socialize, will be recognized for their gifts.

Simply put: We educate, support and empower.

WE ARE ONE VOICE MADE STRONGER.

    Exceptional Minds on the Autism Spectrum

    Exceptional Minds on the Autism Spectrum

    EPISODE 62: EXCEPTIONAL MINDS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
    With guest Corinne Levitt
     
    INTRO:
    Hello, and welcome back! Today we’re speaking with Corinne Levitt, a special educator and author of a new book called “Exceptional Minds Across the Autism Spectrum”. Her background in learning disability psycholinguistics, and the arts has enabled her to “teach to the talent” while encouraging her students to discover and explore their potential. She’s a fascinating woman, and I’m excited for her to share her story. Stay tuned and follow us on our social media platforms to engage or ask questions. Thanks for listening!
     
    SEGMENT:
    Corinne Levitt wrote her latest book in recognition of the need to promote the important role an enriched educational experience can have on the lives of students who stand to benefit the most from best educational practices. Let’s welcome Corinne to our show today.
     
    CONCLUSION:
    As Corinne has stated, “more than money, resources, or even teaching methods, it is our attitude toward those who seem different that influences our expectations and limits learning opportunities for growth and development. It’s our attitude and understanding that shape our vision. But attitudes and mindsets can change, and when that happens, we can move closer to understanding the struggles and learning challenges of individuals with exceptionalities.” I hope this podcast finds you and your family safe and healthy. Keep up the great work, and I’ll talk with you soon!
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    www.teachexceptionalminds.com
     
     

    • 24 min
    CBD for Autism

    CBD for Autism

    EPISODE 61: CBD FOR AUTISM
    With guest Dr. Rachna Patel
     
    INTRO:
    Hi, everyone! First and foremost, I want to thank everyone out there who has been patient with me these last couple of months. It turns out that working a 9-5 job, homeschooling my son, and running a nonprofit with these podcasts is a lot harder than I thought. Just know, that I’m doing my very best to bring you the most relevant information, from people within the autism community, to the best of my ability.
    Today, I’m speaking with Dr. Patel, who is a world-recognized expert in the field of Cannabinoid Medicine. CBD is something that we hear about all the time, but maybe perhaps, we still have very limited knowledge on. Stay tuned to hear Dr. Patel share information on CBD products, what to expect when using CBD products, while also dispelling some of our fears that we may have. Thanks for listening!
    SEGMENT:
    I’ve personally looked into CBD products, not only for myself, but also for my son. I’ve had conversations with many families on their use of CBD. Dr. Patel is with a company called Doc Patels, a company that produces CBD products made from industrial hemp plants derived on American farms which produce 100% 0.00% THC Broad Spectrum CBD products through their patented process. Their team of 30 engineers, scientists, a psychiatrist and even a dentist, along with their manufacturing partner, consist of Doc Patels. Let’s welcome Dr. Patel to our show.
    CONCLUSION:
    As families are looking for natural, healthy ways to help their loved ones, and even themselves, I hope you find this information helpful in your decision-making process. Every path is different, but whatever path you choose, know that we are here to support you along the way. Thanks so much for listening, and I’ll talk to you soon!
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    www.DocPatels.com

    • 33 min
    Autism Isn't Black and White

    Autism Isn't Black and White

    EPISODE 60: AUTISM ISN’T BLACK AND WHITE
    With Erin Clemens
     
    INTRO:
    Hi, everyone! As you know, April is Autism Awareness month, as we continue to raise autism awareness, and promote autism acceptance and inclusion in our communities (although it may look a bit different now), I wanted to feature yet another autism advocate. This week’s episode features guest Erin Clemens. Erin is an awesome young woman on the autism spectrum. When she’s not working, she’s volunteering and helping others. She graduated from college last year, and is interested in pursuing a career in dog training. She’s an absolute pleasure to speak with, and full of so much knowledge and insight. Stay tuned to hear her story.
     
    SEGMENT:
    Today, we’re providing a stronger voice to another powerful autism advocate, Erin Clemens. She’s a public speaker, and author of a book called “I Have Asperger’s”. Let’s give a warm welcome to this delightful young woman.
     
    CONCLUSION:
    It’s important that we listen to those voices that can provide personal experiences. There are varying opinions, and often times, these opinions may not align with another person’s opinions. That’s ok, because autism isn’t black and white…it’s a spectrum…and we are all on different journeys, and I’m so glad that Erin was able to share her’s. Thanks so much for being a part of my army…My Autism Tribe. Stay healthy, stay safe, keep your chin up, and I’ll see you here next week!
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ERIN:
    Website: https://erinclemens.wixsite.com/erin-clemens
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erin.clemens.58
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AspergerSadie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aspergersadie/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/erinclem

    • 36 min
    A Conversation with my Son

    A Conversation with my Son

    EPISODE 59: A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON
     
    INTRO:
    Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s podcast. Hope you guys are hanging in there and staying healthy. I’ve definitely had small moments of anxiety these last several weeks, but am trying to stay positive and trying to keep a routine as much as possible. As many of you, I’m working my 9-5 job from home, while homeschooling my son, and producing this podcast. The last couple of episodes, you might have even heard my son in the background as I’ve been recording from my kitchen table instead of my makeshift and more sound-proof studio off of my bedroom, otherwise known as a closet. Lots of glamour here folks. Try to remain calm. So, as I’ve recorded these podcasts out in the open, my son has become more and more curious as to what in the world I’ve been doing. We’ve had our own little recording sessions with the microphone where he sings his favorite song, talks in different cartoon voices. It’s super cute, and so I thought I might try to actually interview him, and I use the word “interview” extremely loosely. So, bear with us, and thanks for listening!
    SEGMENT:
    There was a point in time where I didn’t know if I would ever truly know my son’s voice. I remember actually walking through a store one time and hearing a parent tell their child to shut up, and it took every ounce of mama bear energy in me to not go over to them and tell them our family’s story. And maybe I should, but I didn’t. Instead, my heart broke knowing that I would do absolutely anything to hear my son say anything, and here was this parent telling their child they didn’t want to hear what they had to say. Anyway, as I’ve said before, the My Autism Tribe platform was started because I made a promise to my son that I would be his voice and that voice I wanted to become stronger. Fast forward several years later, and my son is speaking, and there hasn’t been one time…I don’t exaggerate, not ONE time where I wished that he would not speak. His voice is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard, and so without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to my son, Alex.
    Hi, honey. I thought that maybe everyone would like to get to know you better, so I’m going to ask you some questions, ok?
    What’s your name? Alex
    What’s your favorite color? Red
    What’s your favorite food? Bacon
    Do you have a favorite dinosaur? Brachiosaurus
    Who’s my favorite boy in the whole world? Me
    Would you like to sing a song? What about that song that you made up the other day? The Scoop song? (sings)
    CONCLUSION:
    Thank you for sharing this experience with me. I know this isn’t the lengthy podcast that I’m used to doing, but I thought, “Why not? Why not take advantage of this quarantine to do something that is new?” Thank you for sharing this special moment with me, and for listening to the sweet sound of my son’s voice. A sound that I will never once take for granted, but will do my best to make stronger. I hope everyone out there is staying healthy at home. Thanks for listening, and I’ll see you next week!

    • 5 min
    Autism as a Stress Adaptation

    Autism as a Stress Adaptation

    EPISODE 58: Autism as a Stress Adaptation
    With Lori Hogenkamp
     
    INTRO:
    Hi there, everyone! Welcome to this week’s podcast episode featuring autism advocate and consultant Lori Hogenkamp. Lori is on the autism spectrum, and has studied neuroscience and stress-related behaviors for over 20 years. Her love of science drives her passion for understanding the complex patterns of abilities and disabilities of those on the autism spectrum. Stay tuned to listen to her incredible story, and so much great information from her research.
     
    If you’re enjoying this podcast, can I ask you of a favor? Could you rate and review My Autism Tribe wherever you listen to podcasts. It allows us to make our voices stronger by extending our reach. Send me a message if you want, and let me know if there is a subject that you’d like to hear about. Don’t forget to check us out on all of the My Autism Tribe social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
     
    SEGMENT:
    Lori Hogenkamp explores the idea “Autism as a Stress Adaptation” and publicly speaks to parents, adults, teachers and healthcare professionals about using advanced physics to develop Stress Models to help understand and create innovative solutions for autistics, their environment and their families. She uses her knowledge to develop innovative Stress Management programs and seminars for professional, education and health organizations.
     
    CONCLUSION:
    I hope that everyone out there is staying safe and healthy. If you need someone to listen, if you have a question or concern, we’re here for you. Let us know how we can help…how I can help. I know that everyone is doing a great job, even though we may not feel like it sometimes. Keep up the great work, and I’ll see you next week! Be well.
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/peripheralminds?lang=en
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-hogenkamp-44205410
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeripheralMindsofAutism/   
    Blog: https://peripheralmindsofautism.com/presentation/  
     

    • 31 min
    Adjusting to a New Normal

    Adjusting to a New Normal

    EPISODE 57: ADJUSTING TO A NEW NORMAL
     
    INTRO:
    Hi there! Welcome to this week’s My Autism Tribe podcast. To be honest, I’m struggling to remember what day it is, and who I was before this COVID19 quarantine existed. I’m almost positive that I’m a day late in posting this podcast, and 100% sure that I have a pile of clean clothes still in the dryer from 3 days ago that I have yet to fold and put away. The struggle is so real. I hope everyone out there is adulting at least a little better than me right now. Stay tuned as I share how we’re trying to find our new normal.
    And if you have a couple of minutes and aren’t watching the latest episode of Tiger King, or Frozen 2 for the 100th time, might you give our podcast a rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts? We could sure use some cheering up right about now. I kid…no, but seriously. It would be greatly appreciated.
    SEGMENT:
    It has been a little over two weeks since I’ve been working 100% from home, and since my son has been homeschooled. And I’m just being real…I’ve been struggling with feelings of anxiety as a single mama in keeping it all together. The first week was SUPER tough, for both my son and myself. We picked up a packet of homework from my son’s school, and I pulled all my files from my office so I could migrate under my home’s roof. I thought at the time that this wouldn’t be so bad, and it’s not because it could be a lot worse…I know that…but the anxiety starts settling in when I begin thinking about the unknown timeline. How long will we be in quarantine? How much will my son regress? How in the world am I going to work at full capacity, while also homeschooling my son, while also maintaining some of his therapy sessions, and while also making sure that my son doesn’t feel neglected because I’m not able to spend the amount of time that I would like with him? So many questions!
    Other parents and I have been having conversations about this, and there’s one common theme. We all feel like we’re failing…every single day. Even though this temporarily makes me feel better about my current situation, it also makes me sad and frustrated. Now, more than ever, we parents are being tasked we rise above all doubt in our parenting efforts. We’re taking on roles that we don’t have degrees or certifications for. We’re wearing multiple hats all day, changing them up as needed to fill the title that we’ve been given in any given hour. We’re more than parents. We’re teachers, therapists, playmates. I woke up this morning and again felt anxious about fulfilling my roles today, and I heard these words. “Susan, the more you feel anxious, the more you feel stressed, the more you feel in despair, the less you will be able to give.” I felt a calmness come over me. I’ve been able to approach today with a new set of lenses. Maybe this is just me making the adjustment to my new sense of normal. So, I made a list of things that I miss…not because I want to dwell on the things that I can’t have right now, but to give me something to look forward to.
    Taking my son to the park. There are only so many days that I feel like these walls will be standing. That at any moment, my son will morph full-on into a flying squirrel. If not him, most undoubtedly me. Our space is beginning to feel extremely small.
    Seeing the faces of other family members…actually their faces…not on FaceTime…not on Zoom…but being able to touch their sweet faces and give them kisses.
    Hanging out with friends. Meeting up with them for dinner at our favorite restaurants, and getting my son together with his friends for play dates.
    Going to the movies. I’m a big fan of Netflix, and Hulu, and Disney Plus…but there’s something that I’m craving about going to the big screen and catching the latest flick.
    Hanging out at the pool. Well, we’re

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Skykenmom ,

Fantastic podcast!

Susan is a thoughtful and resourceful warrior mom who has made it her mission to promote acceptance, compassion and inclusion for all individuals with special needs. She’s an excellent host with inspirational guests!

Denise Voight ,

Fantastic podcast

Susan is such an amazing advocate and is doing so much for the community and this podcast let’s it show. She is so passionate and inspiring and is always providing great information. Highly recommend

Ldechica ,

Must listen!

This is a great podcast! Susan offers a great community/tribe for parents of children with autism to find their support network and to gain resources to survive! She has great and informative guests and has lots of tips to help you cope with burnout and stress!

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