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To share, through raw authenticity, the often unseen world of special needs and disability.

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To share, through raw authenticity, the often unseen world of special needs and disability.

    S02 E06: Nutrition with Jaimie Cole

    S02 E06: Nutrition with Jaimie Cole

    In this episode, we talk with licensed registered dietician Jaimie Cole of Think Nutrition about the very important concept of NUTRITION and especially how it can help our children with disabilities and special needs (more about Jaimie’s education and experience below). We talk about what constitutes a balanced diet; probiotics vs. prebiotics; why food sensitivities and allergies are on the rise; the gut-brain connection; the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietician, how to make a nutrition expert a

    • 58 min
    S02 E05: Sleep Challenges

    S02 E05: Sleep Challenges

    In this episode, Talya and Joanna share their experiences with a familiar struggle for parents of children with special needs and disabilities: SLEEP! Not only are sleep disturbances and disorders common among this population, but they are also often harder to handle due to other complications such as intellectual disability. Solutions can be hard to find, and sometimes they are expensive and not necessarily covered by insurance. Join us as we share our stories about sleep (or lack thereof!) and

    • 47 min
    S02 E04: Nonprofit Spotlight – Face Autism

    S02 E04: Nonprofit Spotlight – Face Autism

    In our first episode of the Our Hidden Stories – Nonprofit Spotlight, a part of the Our Hidden Stories project, your host Joanna Kent speaks with Colleen Buccieri from the Sarasota, Florida-based nonprofit, Face Autism. Colleen tells us about the past, present and, future of Face Autism and how current events have changed but not stopped their programming and fundraising efforts. To learn more about Face Autism from their programming to volunteering, please visit their website at https://face-autism.org/. You can follow

    S02 E03: Accessible Travel

    S02 E03: Accessible Travel

    Even though we’ve put the brakes on many types of travel, with vaccines being distributed, a return to normalcy is on the horizon. But for families with members who have medical, mobility, and developmental challenges, even in normal times travel can be quite a challenge. Today our guest is Sarah Marshall, founder of TravelAble Vacations and a trained travel professional with a mission to empower families to live adventurously. TravelAble is a premier travel agency for accessible travel. Her mission

    • 54 min
    S02 E02: 2020 Holiday Season Debrief

    S02 E02: 2020 Holiday Season Debrief

    In the last episode of Season 1, recorded before Thanksgiving, Joanna and Talya discussed the challenges that “the Holidays” can pose to families with children living with special needs and disabilities. In today’s episode, they reflect on how each of their holiday seasons went: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The difficulties certainly didn’t disappear, but some things went better than expected, and they also learned a lot. As promised, you can see Talya’s son Asa in this video

    • 28 min
    S02 E01: Early Intervention and Children’s Therapy 101

    S02 E01: Early Intervention and Children’s Therapy 101

    Our guest today is pediatric physical therapist Cyndi Stedman. Cyndi is a knowledgeable and experienced therapist who thoroughly loves her work.  Cyndi received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. Since then, she has worked exclusively in pediatrics. She has experience working in the schools, doing in-home therapy, and in Early Intervention. She recently started her own practice, Starting Point Physical Therapy, in August of 2020, and she plans to hire a few PTs in the

    • 1 hr 6 min

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