Connecting with the Hard Ones with Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
6d ago
We all would like to have meaningful connections with our children, teens, and young adults, and some of our young people are hard to connect with for various reasons. They require different approaches. The quality of our relationships impact our loved one's development and well-being. Discover some strategies for creating meaningful connections and learn how to attune to their unique needs, even when they're hard. ➡️ Join me for my upcoming workshop: How to Connect When They Make It Hard, Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT or catch the replay. ✔️ Join our NDM Circle $97/month mem ..read more
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Nurturing Independence with Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
2w ago
Independence isn't an age (18) or destination, it's having the skills to self-govern, self-advocate, and get needs met in healthy ways. Nurturing independence is important for toddlers to teens to twenty-somethings, and our autistic and neurodivergent young people often need more support. Providing either too much or too little support can impede development and sometimes finding a good balance can be tricky. On this episode of Autism & Neurodiversity I have some insights and practical tips to help you build your practice of nurturing independence so our young people can grow and develop ..read more
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Narcissism & Autism with Jason
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
1M ago
Autism is often confused with narcissism. Autistic traits are often misinterpreted as narcissistic. In this episode Jason delves into the complex relationship between autism and narcissism, highlighting the unique ways in which self-centeredness manifests in individuals on the autism spectrum. By exploring the neurological differences that contribute to these behaviors, Jason sheds light on the challenges faced by both neurodivergent individuals and their loved ones. He emphasizes the importance of understanding these differences without judgment or expectations of traditional social norms. Yo ..read more
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Time Blindness and It's Complexities with Jason
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
2M ago
The disabling effects of time blindness in neurodivergent individuals are often underestimated, overshadowed by more apparent symptoms. This common but often misunderstood trait in neurodivergent individuals, can have profound consequences on their daily lives and future prospects. Unlike mere forgetfulness or distraction, time blindness presents a unique challenge that affects how individuals with autism and ADHD navigate the world. By recognizing and addressing these cognitive hurdles, caregivers, educators, and therapists can offer tailored support and interventions to help neurodivergent i ..read more
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Developmental Focus: Why It's Important with Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Debbie Grygla
2M ago
Have you ever felt frustrated because you couldn't get your autistic or neurodivergent child, teen, or young adult to do something desirable or stop doing something undesirable? You've tried so many things and it's not working. Many parents and people working with young people get stuck in negative behavioral focused patterns. On today's episode of the Autism & Neurodiversity with Jason & Debbie podcast, I'm talking about why this may be happening and how to shift into a developmental focus... because it can make all the difference. You'll learn: The negative impacts of using behavior ..read more
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The Shift from Parent to Mentor: A Critical Transformation with Jason & Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
4M ago
Are you tired of trying to make traditional parenting approaches work for you? Ready to make a profound shift that fosters genuine connections and sustainable growth for your child, teen, or young adult?  In this episode, we  explore the transformative power of NDM™ NeuroDevelopmental Mentoring and how adopting a mentor mindset can revolutionize your parenting journey. Discover the key to alleviating pressure, fostering autonomy, and nurturing meaningful connections that lead to long-term positive outcomes. What You’ll Learn: Why it’s critical to shift to a mentoring mindset. How ..read more
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Big Announcement! Parenting to Mentor with Jason & Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason & Debbie Grygla
4M ago
Friends, Hello! We've got something exciting to share with you in this episode! You know, parenting can be a rollercoaster, especially when it comes to raising neurodivergent young people. But, guess what? It doesn't have to be a struggle without hope. In today's episode, we're peeling back the curtain on our personal transformation moments and the lessons that have led us to our big announcement this month. Let's dive straight in! We're thrilled to introduce the Parenting to Mentor mini-course – a game-changer designed for parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and all you amazing helping ..read more
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The Power in Choosing a Parenting Framework with Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Debbie Grygla
4M ago
Parenting neurodivergents and those who have struggles can be overwhelming, especially when faced with conflicting advice. In this episode, we dive into the transformative power of choosing a framework to operate from. Learn how selecting a clear direction can help you move beyond confusion and towards effective solutions. Discover the key to targeted goal-setting, adjustments, and consistent progress in your parenting journey. YOU'LL LEARN: The importance of choosing a framework to help you stay on track.   The hidden benefits of using a defined structure.   Why it’s important ..read more
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Stop Reacting and Start Nurturing Connection with Debbie
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Debbie Grygla
5M ago
Parenting can be hard, especially when you have an autistic or neurodivergent child, teen, or young adult.  It's easy to find yourself constantly reacting to your loved one's undesirable or challenging behaviors.    And... it's a stressful way to be parenting.    Reactive approaches fall short of addressing your young person's needs, and it's a damaging cycle to get trapped in. There are reasons you may be reacting and I have some tips to help you step back and change course.   Stop reacting and start nurturning connection so you can transform your impact on your ..read more
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Attachment & Autism Deep Dive Part 3 with Dr. Jack Hinman
Autism & Neurodiversity
by Jason Grygla
6M ago
Ever get discourage with trying to connect with your neurodivergent teen or young adult?  You're not alone. This 3-part episode series dives into the crucial, yet often overlooked, link between neurodiversity (like ADHD or autism) and attachment styles. Experts Jason Grygla, LCMHC, MA and Dr. Jack Hinman, with over 50 years of combined experience, unpack the surprising ways attachment impacts emotional well-being in neurodivergent individuals. The highlights: Unmask some of the mystery: Understand how attachment styles, secure or insecure, can act as a shield or a hurdle for emotional he ..read more
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