Understanding Comorbid Diagnoses in Autism (S7E26)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
3w ago
Introduction: In this insightful episode, we welcome Dr. Suzanne Goh, a pediatric neurologist and behavior analyst, to discuss the complexities of comorbid diagnoses in children with autism. Dr. Goh shares her expertise on the role of pediatric neurology, the importance of a holistic approach, and how parents can better advocate for their children. Guest: Dr. Suzanne Goh Dr. Suzanne Goh is a renowned pediatric neurologist and behavior analyst based in San Diego, California. Specializing in autism, Dr. Goh leads a comprehensive practice that integrates medical, behavioral, and developmental car ..read more
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Understanding ARFID: Insights from Michelle of My ARFID Life (S7E25)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
1M ago
In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) with Michelle from "My ARFID Life." Michelle shares her personal journey of parenting a child with ARFID, the challenges they face, and the incredible support they receive from their online community. This episode is packed with valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories for parents, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding ARFID better. Key Topics Discussed: Introduction to ARFID: What is ARFID, and how does it differ from picky eating? Michelle’s Story: The journey of ..read more
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Autism Parenting Challenges and Strategies (S7E24)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
1M ago
In this episode of "The Autism Dad" podcast, Rob Gorski welcomes Lisa Candera, also known as The Autism Mom Coach. Lisa, a solo mother of a teenage son with severe autism and OCD, is a practicing attorney and certified life and grief coach. She shares valuable insights and practical strategies to help parents navigate challenges such as meltdowns, sleepless nights, and sensory issues. Join us for actionable advice and heartfelt encouragement on creating a supportive environment that fosters growth and resilience for you and your child. About Lisa Candera: Lisa Candera, The Autism Mom Coach, is ..read more
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Accessible Meditation for Neurodivergent Kids (S7E23)
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by Rob Gorski
1M ago
In this enlightening episode, Rob Gorski sits down with Jan Gioia, a dedicated meditation teacher and the founder of WeeMeditate. With a background in special education and extensive experience teaching meditation to children of all abilities, Jan shares her insights on how meditation can benefit neurodivergent kids. She discusses the misconceptions around meditation, practical tips for introducing it to children, and the unique features of her inclusive meditation platform, WeeMeditate. Key Topics Discussed: - Common challenges parents face in helping their neurodivergent children self-regula ..read more
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Zaneta Barton’s Autism Parenting Story (S7E22)
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by Rob Gorski
1M ago
Zaneta Barton, a mother of six, shares her journey as a parent of a child with autism and her pursuit of a degree in deaf communication. She discusses the challenges of accepting the diagnosis and the impact on her family. The conversation also touches on the dynamics of a large family and the importance of self-care. The conversation covers the challenges of burnout, self-care, and the transition to adulthood for children with special needs. Zaneta and Rob share their experiences and insights, emphasizing the importance of self-care and the complexities of parenting children with special need ..read more
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Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) S7E21
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
2M ago
In this episode, Rob Gorski is joined by Amber Arrington from Autism Savvy. They delve into the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), an often misunderstood profile within the autism spectrum. Amber shares her personal experiences as a mother of three autistic children, including a daughter who exhibits PDA traits. The discussion covers the challenges of navigating PDA, strategies for support, and the importance of educating both parents and educators. Takeaways Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile of autism that is not officially recognized in the United States but is mor ..read more
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Autism Parenting Perspectives (S7E20)
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by Rob Gorski
2M ago
In this episode, Rob Gorski speaks with Susie Liberator, an entrepreneur and dedicated mother who shares her journey of balancing a thriving business career with raising a son diagnosed with autism. Susie opens up about the challenges and triumphs of leaving the corporate world to support her son's needs and offers valuable insights and advice for other parents on similar paths. About Susie Liberatore: Susie Liberatore is an entrepreneur and devoted mother, who left the corporate world to support her son after his autism diagnosis. She built a successful marketing agency and a software company ..read more
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Empowering Neurodivergent Learners: Inclusive Tools and Free Resources (S7E19)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
2M ago
Summary Super Duper Publications offers a wide range of products for speech language pathology, occupational therapy, and other skills. They have card decks, books, games, and interactive software that target various skills, including problem-solving, social skills, articulation, and occupational therapy. While their products are marketed to clinicians, they are also designed to be user-friendly for parents. Super Duper Publications emphasizes play-based learning and the importance of analog approaches, but they also offer a digital library for those who prefer digital resources. Their product ..read more
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Travel Planning for Special Needs Families (S7E18)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
2M ago
Summary Stephanie Peters and Shelby Knopp are the co-owners of Wishes and Co Travel Planning, a travel agency that specializes in special needs travel. They provide resources and support for families with special needs children to plan successful vacations. They offer services such as social stories, visual schedules, and personalized recommendations for accommodations and activities. Their goal is to make travel accessible and enjoyable for families with special needs. They work with various budgets and can plan vacations all year round. Their services are complimentary and they are dedicated ..read more
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Expert Tips For Navigating Dental Care for Kids with Autism (S7E17)
The Autism Dad Podcast
by Rob Gorski
2M ago
Episode Summary: In this episode, Rob Gorski sits down with Dr. Usman Ali to discuss the nuances of pediatric dentistry, especially in relation to children with special needs such as autism and sensory processing disorders. Dr. Ali shares his insights on preventive care, strategies for reducing dental anxiety, and the options available for sedation and general anesthesia in a pediatric setting. About the Guest: Dr. Usman Ali is a dedicated pediatric dentist who has been practicing for over seven years. After completing his residency at the University of Rochester, he joined Akron Children's Ho ..read more
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