32 episodes

A first-hand account of parenting severe autism, this podcast is hosted by a parent, NOT a medical professional. This podcast aims to give superhero parents of special-needs kids with severe autism a community, an outlet - a voice. Your host, Shannon Chamberlin, wants to help you cope with the unbelievable pressure that comes with this job. Shannon will be talking about all things severe autism, raising these kids from early childhood into adulthood and beyond. 

Parenting Severe Autism Shannon Chamberlin

    • Kids & Family
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A first-hand account of parenting severe autism, this podcast is hosted by a parent, NOT a medical professional. This podcast aims to give superhero parents of special-needs kids with severe autism a community, an outlet - a voice. Your host, Shannon Chamberlin, wants to help you cope with the unbelievable pressure that comes with this job. Shannon will be talking about all things severe autism, raising these kids from early childhood into adulthood and beyond. 

    EP.32: Family Dynamics and Autism A Tale of Love and Patience

    EP.32: Family Dynamics and Autism A Tale of Love and Patience

    As the sun sets on another April, we welcome a time of acceptance that extends far beyond a single month. Imagine shifting this conversation to the heart of summer, when the world is in full bloom, or perhaps as we turn the page to a new school year—moments ripe for the seeds of awareness to take root. Today, I'm going to share a lunar eclipse story, one that unveils the unexpected beauty and chaos of parenting a child with severe autism. It's a tale that might sound familiar to those who wal...

    • 31 min
    EP 31. Behind the Scenes of Autism Parenthood and Perseverance

    EP 31. Behind the Scenes of Autism Parenthood and Perseverance

    Every year as I prepare for the daunting task of legal guardianship reporting, I'm reminded of the unique and enduring challenges that come with raising my son, Jacob, who lives with severe autism. This episode peels back the layers of our daily life, from bureaucratic headaches like insurance verifications and PUNS list updates to the heartache of realizing the unchanging nature of Jacob's condition. I offer a raw look into the emotional landscape of a family navigating the complex world of ...

    • 18 min
    EP. 30. Finding Laughter Amid Autism Struggles

    EP. 30. Finding Laughter Amid Autism Struggles

    Welcome, friends, to another episode where we unmask severe autism, one layer at a time. What do you do when your child develops a new tick - like trying to talk with his mouth closed? Well, that's the recent challenge we've been facing with our son. Aside from the obvious communication difficulties this poses, it's also just one of many OCD tendencies he exhibits - tendencies that the medical field often dismisses as mere byproducts of autism. But we're not letting that deter us. It's our ho...

    • 33 min
    EP. 29 Firing Family

    EP. 29 Firing Family

    Are you ready to be part of a journey that is filled with family turmoil, vacation disaster, and the harsh reality of parenting a child with severe autism? This is a candid recount of our recent family vacation that transformed from a much-needed break into an exhausting ordeal that tested our patience and resilience. We grappled with the disappointing behavior of a family member whose unpreparedness and lack of support turned our exciting getaway into a nightmare. We had to deal with a non-f...

    • 17 min
    Ep. 28. In the Trenches of Autism Healthcare: A Parent's Story

    Ep. 28. In the Trenches of Autism Healthcare: A Parent's Story

    Navigating the healthcare system for a child with autism and learning disabilities is no easy task. Join me, Shannon Chamberlin, as I relay my journey of finding appropriate care for my son, battling with insurance and medical coding, and dealing with the lack of attention given to his condition. This episode is filled with real stories, frustrations, and revelations from my own experience.Ever grappled with a dental visit gone awry? Or discovered a new behavioral disorder while seeking help ...

    • 34 min
    EP 27. All The Great Things Our Kid Can Do

    EP 27. All The Great Things Our Kid Can Do

    Parenting Severe Autism podcast host and mom Shannon Chamberlin celebrates 1 year of podcasting with a full list of all the things her son is good at, along with short stories or descriptions illustrating these abilities. Shannon and her husband encourage all special needs parents to recognize the talents their children have, and to recognize that as special needs parents, everyone does their best but they're not going to be perfect or know everything. They are also encouraging parents to fig...

    • 32 min

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