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Mothers of Misfits
88: A Pediatrician's Perspective on Advocating for Misfits | Dr. Alisa Minkin, MD
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88: A Pediatrician's Perspective on Advocating for Misfits | Dr. Alisa Minkin, MD autism special needs Jan 04, 2022

Dr. Alisa Minkin is a pediatrician and mother to six adult children, one of whom has a rare diagnosis. She shares her journey of getting answers for her daughter, finding...

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Mothers of Misfits
79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill
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79: The Link Between Executive Functioning and Self Esteem | Sara-Louise Ackrill add/adhd autism behavior special needs Nov 02, 2021

Sara-Louise Ackrill, founder of Wired Differently, talks about the connection between executive functioning and self-esteem. She also shares personal stories of managing autism...

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Mothers of Misfits
69: Parenting on Your Terms | Ashley Farrar
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69: Parenting on Your Terms | Ashley Farrar add/adhd autism special needs Jun 22, 2021

Ashley was diagnosed with ADHD soon after her daughter was diagnosed with autism. After receiving conflicting advice from doctors, Ashley talks about her decision to trust her...

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Mothers of Misfits
61: How to Pick Your Battles | Lindsay Lapaquette
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61: How to Pick Your Battles | Lindsay Lapaquette autism special needs Apr 27, 2021

As the parent of a misfit, you’re on a the “frontlines” of advocating for your child. That can mean a lot of tough conversations. Lindsay Lapaquette, a mom of...

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Mothers of Misfits
55: How to Parent Like an Autistic | Kelly Bron Johnson
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55: How to Parent Like an Autistic | Kelly Bron Johnson autism special needs Mar 16, 2021

Kelly Bron Johnson is an Autistic and Hard of Hearing self-advocate, speaker, author, and founder of Completely Inclusive and the Autistic Entrepreneurs Network. She and Emily...

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Mothers of Misfits
54: Multigenerational Autism | Lola Dada-Olley
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54: Multigenerational Autism | Lola Dada-Olley autism special needs Mar 09, 2021

Lola Dada-Olley‘s adult brother and two kids are on the autism spectrum. Lola shares how she went through parentification as a child. She draws on those difficult...

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Mothers of Misfits
53: How to Embrace Being Different | Andrew Komarow
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53: How to Embrace Being Different | Andrew Komarow autism special needs Mar 02, 2021

Andrew Komarow is a Certified Neurodiversity Professional and Financial Planner to those who think differently. Diagnosed with autism later in life, he shares how he’s...

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Mothers of Misfits
43: The Importance of Neurodiversity | Corey Hollemeyer
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43: The Importance of Neurodiversity | Corey Hollemeyer autism education Dec 22, 2020

Corey Hollemeyer is an HR & Inclusion Consultant and mother of two beautiful girls. Her oldest is autistic and her youngest is likely autistic as well. Corey shares how...

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Mothers of Misfits
38: The Life Autistic | Hunter Hansen
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38: The Life Autistic | Hunter Hansen autism special needs Nov 17, 2020

Hunter Hansen was diagnosed with autism at age 16. Today, he is a full-time data visualization professional, husband, and father. He shares his personal journey of...

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Mothers of Misfits
28: Giving a Voice to People with Disabilities | Jordyn Zimmerman
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28: Giving a Voice to People with Disabilities | Jordyn Zimmerman autism special needs Sep 08, 2020

Imagine going through primary and secondary school without the ability to speak. That is exactly what Jordyn Zimmerman overcame. Diagnosed with autism at an early age,...

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12: It Takes a Village: A Mother’s Drive to Help Her Autistic Son | Dr. Crystal Morrison autism special needs May 19, 2020

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For Dr. Crystal Morrison, the term “misfit” applies in a lot of ways. In this episode, Emily and Crystal focus on the story of her autistic...

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