28 episodes

Exclusively for Autism Moms and female caregivers raising a child with Autism where we talk ALL things about Autism that go hand in hand with our journey.

Not Your Average Autism Mo‪m‬ Shannon Urquiola

    • Parenting
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Exclusively for Autism Moms and female caregivers raising a child with Autism where we talk ALL things about Autism that go hand in hand with our journey.

    28. Let's Talk Autism in Girls

    28. Let's Talk Autism in Girls

    This week, we are giving our moms of girls some extra well-deserved attention and talking all things autism in girls.  I address some of the reasons why they are oftentimes under-diagnosed and how their brains may actually differ.  

    I talk about things to look for early on as well as what to be mindful of as they grow into their teenage years and beyond.

    We want to give our moms of girls extra love and we know that their challenges are not any lesser than us moms of boys!  

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    • 16 min
    27. Special Education Things That You Should Know

    27. Special Education Things That You Should Know

    Special Education is a great unknown for so many parents.  Years ago, special education meant a separate classroom for special students of varying physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. But now, special education is integrated more than ever before and it is constantly changing.

    I want you to know is that Special Education is for any student who requires additional support and services in order to learn. It is not only for students who have severe physical or intellectual disabilities. Many students who receive special education services, learn right alongside their peers in typical inclusion classroom settings. Many of these students, and maybe even your child, go on to live independently and obtain employment or continue their education into college and go on to live very productive lives.

    If your child qualifies for special education services, that DOES NOT mean that they will have to be in a separate classroom or ride the “special bus”. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around this and it is simply not true. Every child who qualifies for special education services will have an IEP or 504 plan developed for their individual needs.

    • 19 min
    26. Sleep Struggles are Common in our World

    26. Sleep Struggles are Common in our World

    You are not alone! In this episode, I talk about things that you may be dealing with when it comes to getting your little one (or bigger one) to fall asleep or stay asleep.  Things that you may be doing or not doing that could be impacting them getting a good night's sleep.  

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    • 18 min
    25. What You Might Not Know About Echolalia

    25. What You Might Not Know About Echolalia

    In this episode, I talk in detail about echolalia.  The two different ways echolalia presents itself and when it should become a concern.  

    Figuring out the meaning behind echolalia can be tricky but with a little detective work, it is possible.  

    • 15 min
    24. STOP Taking Other People's Opinions Personally

    24. STOP Taking Other People's Opinions Personally

    In this episode, I talk about the fact that you have the choice to believe or not believe anyone else's opinion.  Along your autism journey, you will likely come in contact with people who will have an opinion, or who will do or say something that you don't agree with.  When that happens, you have a choice to believe them or not.  Your thoughts about what they do or say are what create how you feel.  

    Interesting isn't it?  Go ahead, listen and it may open your eyes to an entirely new way of thinking!

    You can choose to think things on purpose and ultimately feel better!  

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    • 20 min
    23. What Kind of Mom do you Want to be in 2021?

    23. What Kind of Mom do you Want to be in 2021?

    In this episode, I talk about all of the judgments we place on ourselves about being a Mom.  How we never feel like we measure up and other moms are doing so much better than we are.  Why your thoughts of feeling overwhelmed and that you simply just can't do it are not serving you and what you can do to change those thoughts.  

    Just imagine what it would feel like if you actually took credit and celebrated how much you actually DO.  Stop worrying about other people's opinion about HOW you parent and just focus on what works for your family.  

    In 2021, I want you to be proud of the mom that you are and believe that you truly are doing an AMAZING job!  

    • 22 min

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JSWG Tampa ,

Autism parenting - I’m not alone!

As a mom raising a young man with Autism, I am so glad I found this Podcast and then the wonderful community of moms who are a part of the group. It’s comforting to find women who are sharing the same frustrations, questions, doubts, and fears as I am.
The episode about sibling relationships helped me understand the impact of my sons diagnosis on his sister.
I highly recommend this show and look at the website and the group on social media.
Thank you Shannon!

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For Moms of children with Autism

Being the Mom of a child with Autism can be a very lonely path. It’s complicated , frustrating, and a learning curve that could make every parent cringe. I happen to have two best friends with Sons on the Spectrum. I also know that they have a unique ability to support each other. This podcast is a resource to improve the lives of Mothers of children with Autism. Not all Mothers have a safe place to go for understanding. It’s going to be incredible to find so much help and support in one place.

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