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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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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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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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44: How to Navigate IEPs in Virtual School | Patty Maxwell
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44: How to Navigate IEPs in Virtual School | Patty Maxwell education special needs Dec 29, 2020

Some IEPs just don’t translate well to virtual schooling. Patty Maxwell, a licensed behavioral specialist, provides strategies for families to effectively engage the...

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39: Overcoming Negative Labels | Nathan Todd
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39: Overcoming Negative Labels | Nathan Todd special needs Nov 24, 2020

Nathan was born with Cerebral Palsy and turned his adversity into his advantage. He shares with Emily how negative labels often lead to loneliness. He wants everyone to know...

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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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33: Growing Up with Dystonia | Zak Weinstein
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33: Growing Up with Dystonia | Zak Weinstein special needs Oct 13, 2020

Zak Weinstein was diagnosed with Focal Dystonia at the age of 8, a condition that disrupts the communication between his brain and arms. Rather than focusing on his...

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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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7: Parenting Kids with ADD/ADHD | Joop Stroes add/adhd special needs top 10 episodes 2022 Apr 14, 2020

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Emily talks with a colleague, Joop Stroes, about parenting kids with ADD/ADHD. Joop lends and interesting – and surprising – perspective on...

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6: Parenting a child with Down Syndrome | Shawn Mundis down syndrome special needs top 10 episodes 2022 Apr 07, 2020

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Shawn Mundis shares the challenges and joys of parenting his son, Michael, who has Down Syndrome. Michael is certainly no ordinary kid, but Shawn...

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