Episode 26: An interview with Oksana Sergeyovich
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode Oksana shares her experience raising her 5 year old son Arthur, who has a diagnosis of autism and GDD (Global Developmental Delays) Connect with Oksana on IG @xeniathestranger ..read more
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Episode 25: An Interview with Allison Harvey-Griffin
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode Allison shares her experience raising her 6 year old son Jackson who has a diagnosis of Diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism. Connect with Allison on: Instagram @allie0126 and @jackharveyg Email: harv79@gmail.com ..read more
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Episode 24: An interview with Gina Evans D'Angelo
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode Gina Evans D’Angelo shares her experience raising her daughter Jackie who has a diagnosis of Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Gina lives with her two children in Farmington, Connecticut. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Parents of Little People support group Little People of America Connect with Gina on Facebook. The book she wrote for is also available online: Special Delivery From Pregnancy to Toddlerhood https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JV97Z97/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_PATN17BGJDMZJ2S8PM9Z ..read more
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Episode 23: An Interview with Jill Pratt
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Jill Pratt, mother of Jiselle and co-founder of the Jisellle Lauren Foundation.  Jill is a mother of 3 young children and her oldest, Jiselle, has a diagnosis of Rett's syndrome a rare neurological condition.     Resources mentioned in this episode include: Katie Beckett program www.rettsyndrome.org www.jisellelaurenfoundation.org Rett University Connect with Jill on IG: @pratt_partyof5 Follow the Jiselle Lauren Foundation on IG: @thejisellelaurenfoundation Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/gVwYeNKVTG4 ..read more
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Episode 22: An interview with Effie Parks
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode Effie Parks shares her experience raising her son Ford who has CTNNB1, a rare neurological syndrome.  Effie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children. She is the host of the award winning podcast: Once Upon A Gene. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Every Life Foundation Podcasts: The Two Disabled Dudes Global Genes Once Upon A Gene The Courageous Parents network The Disordered Channel Connect with Effie here: https://effieparks.com ..read more
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Episode 21: An Interview with Jeanine Lynn Arlene Blair
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode, Jeanine shares her experience raising her daughter Ami ("Aim-mee") who has a diagnosis of arthrogryposis as well as hearing impairment due to bacterial meningitis at the age of 6 months old.  Ami has 3 siblings and lives in Calgary Canada.  Get in touch with Jeannine or follow her accounts at  Facebook:  Jeannine Lynn Arlene Blair  Instagram: @jeanninelynnarleneblair TikTok: @jeannineblair2  Resources mentioned in this episode include:  Children's Hospital of Calgary  Duet Bike  ..read more
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Episde 20: An interview with Sasha Albright
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode, Sasha Albright, shares her experience raising her 3-1/2 year old daughter Kai'Lani or "KK" who was diagnosed with achondroplasia dwarfism at the age of 3 months old.  Sasha is a single mother of 3 daughters, author, poet, and advocate for inclusion.  Her writing was featured in the book Special Delivery: from Pregnancy to Toddlerhood by Angela Singletary as well as in Different Abilities, a collection of letters from those who love some one with special needs.   Sasha has several platforms on social media including her personal FB page, KK's FB page: A Pint Size ..read more
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Episode 19: An interview with Carlos Labrada
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode, Carlos Labrada shares his experience raising his children, two of whom have special needs.  His youngest child Leo, has a diagnosis of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease and his middle child, Carlitos, has a diagnosis of Fibrous Dysplasia.  Carlos lives with his wife and three children in San Diego, CA and serves on the board of the PMD Foundation.  Listeners can connect with Carlos via email: clabrada@pmdfoundation.com  Resources mentioned in this episode include:  HOPE Foundation - San Diego, CA https://www.sdcoe.net/student-services/early-education/Pages ..read more
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Episode 18: An Interview with Gary Martinez Jr.
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this informative episode, Gary Martinez Jr. shares his experience raising his daughter, Monica, who has a diagnosis of autism & sensory processing disorder.  Gary is a resourceful and imaginative father who is also an author and creator of the Autism STAR program.    Connect with Gary online:  IG @gary_martinez_jr FB: Gary Martinez Jr.  Tik Tok: @garymartinezjr  Resources from this episode:  Gary's book:  Living Life Through Their Eyes: Our Journey on the Autism Spectrum   https://www.amazon.com/Living-Through-Journey-Autism-Spectrum/dp/17980 ..read more
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Episode 17: An interview with Heather Griswold-Reed
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by April Hammon
10M ago
In this episode, Heather Griswold-Reed shares her journey as Timmy’s mother. Timmy is a 15 year old young man with a diagnosis of autism and intellectual disability. Connect with Heather on Facebook or on Instagram @slofamilylife ..read more
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