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We’re in the craft room today talking about the importance of documenting the memories in your autism family and why it’s important.

In this episode, Janeen speaks with Katrine Strickland, the creator of Soulments, an app that helps you collect, document and store your family memories.

 In this episode you will discover:
  • The difficulties of documenting and saving memories while raising a child with special needs.
  • The challenges of memory-keeping and journaling in the digital age.
  • The importance of mindfulness & remembering to be present for your life and for the people who matter most.
  • The benefits of journaling and noticing the tiny moments in your parenting journey. 
  • The pitfalls of social media as our only source for sharing and storing memories.
  • How the Soulments app can help you organize and share memories, particularly as an autism parent.
 Meet Katrine Strickland

Katrine Strickland is a mom of two, a 15-year marketing and public relations professional, and passionate about living mindfully and capturing moments. She’s the creator of Soulments, a memory-capturing and journaling app designed to help people organize their moments in a private and thoughtful way.

www.soulments.com

Soulments is free to download from the Apple App Store with unlimited features and full functionality for 14 days.

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 Show Notes

7 Ways Autism Parents Can Use the Soulments App:

  1. create social stories
  2. store pics of people and places your child goes to help with transitions
  3. keep track of medical and therapeutic interventions
  4. store memories, pics and videos quickly and easily
  5. mark and celebrate progress of skills
  6. share progress with family and friends
  7. use as a journaling tool for your child to create their own photo memories and revisit them to encourage language & writing skills

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The post ABP Episode 55: Making Lasting Memories | How to save & document treasured memories with ease, & why we need to | A Conversation with Katrine Strickland of Soulments appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the medicine cabinet today talking about PANDAS and PANS and how the immune system can affect the brain.

In this episode, Janeen speaks with Dr. Roseann Capanna Hodge, a specialist in the field of how our brains and bodies are connected.

 In this episode you will discover:
  • What PANDAS and PANS are.
  • How infections like Lymes Disease can cause mental health symptoms.
  • How to tell if your child might have one of these infections.
  • How PANDAS and PANS are connected to autism.
Meet Dr. Roseann Capanna Hodge

Dr. Roseann is a renowned psychologist and the founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates. She is the founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates and originator of the 360° Reboot® Intensive Therapies Program. Her center is known for offering expert-level integrative mental health support and she has more than 25 years working with children, teens, adults, and parents.

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The post ABP Episode 54: PANDAS and PANS | How the Immune System Affects the Brain | A Conversation With Dr. Roseann Capanna Hodge appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the family room today talking about autism siblings. You know, the other kids in your house who you want so badly to be okay through all of the ups and downs in your home life? Well, it is possible for them to survive and thrive even the most chaotic of homes.

In this episode, Janeen shares the experiences of her own daughter, Rebekah, and reflects on her journey of motherhood; the ups, downs, mistakes and even triumphs.

In this episode you will discover:

  • What Janeen learned about herself during her parenting journey of 21 years.
  • Seven things you can give the other children in your house to ensure that they thrive.
  • How choices can help your child’s sense of self-efficacy.
  • Why being real is better than being perfect.
Mentioned on the podcast:

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Previous sibling episode mentioned: Interview with Janeen’s daughter, Rebekah.

Show Notes 7 Things To Give The Autism Sibs In Your Home:
  1. Clear Expectations: This includes defining the term “fairness” as well as setting rules for how your children treat one another.
  2. Control Through Choices: When kids have control over their personal space and choices about how they want to be involved in autism, their anxiety lessens.
  3. Time: Mommy or daddy dates are a great way to give your child the extra attention they crave.
  4. Realistic Expectations;  Be aware of your sib’s developmental stages  which could mean they will not have a complete understanding of the situation until much later in life.
  5. Communication; Invite your child to “check in” from time to time and make sure their needs are being met.
  6. Validation: Validate their experience and their feelings. This doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say, but it does mean is that they are free to have their feelings, regardless of what they are.
  7. Give your children a REAL parent rather than a perfect one: When you are REAL instead of perfect, you are modeling for both your children, what it looks like to be a healthy person.
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The post ABP Episode 53: Sibling Revelations | 7 Things To Give The Autism Sibs in Your Home appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the family room today talking about autism siblings. You know, the other kids in your house who you want so badly to be okay through all of the ups and downs in your home life? Well, it is possible for them to survive and thrive even the most chaotic of homes.

In this episode, Janeen shares the experiences of her own daughter, Rebekah, and reflects on her journey of motherhood; the ups, downs, mistakes and even triumphs.

In this episode you will discover:

  • What Janeen learned about herself during her parenting journey of 21 years.
  • Seven things you can give the other children in your house to ensure that they thrive.
  • How choices can help your child’s sense of self-efficacy.
  • Why being real is better than being perfect.
Mentioned on the podcast:

Join the conversation in our private Facebook group: Our Autism Blueprint Private Facebook Page  

Previous sibling episode mentioned: Interview with Janeen’s daughter, Rebekah.

Show Notes 7 Things To Give The Autism Sibs In Your Home:
  1. Clear Expectations: This includes defining the term “fairness” as well as setting rules for how your children treat one another.
  2. Control Through Choices: When kids have control over their personal space and choices about how they want to be involved in autism, their anxiety lessens.
  3. Time: Mommy or daddy dates are a great way to give your child the extra attention they crave.
  4. Realistic Expectations;  Be aware of your sib’s developmental stages  which could mean they will not have a complete understanding of the situation until much later in life.
  5. Communication; Invite your child to “check in” from time to time and make sure their needs are being met.
  6. Validation: Validate their experience and their feelings. This doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say, but it does mean is that they are free to have their feelings, regardless of what they are.
  7. Give your children a REAL parent rather than a perfect one: When you are REAL instead of perfect, you are modeling for both your children, what it looks like to be a healthy person.
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The post ABP Episode 53: Sibling Revelations | 7 Things To Give The Autism Sibs in Your Home appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the art room today talking with Zenaviv founder, Harish Bikmal about how artists with autism can show and sell their work. Harish is an autism dad who shares his personal story and journey that led to creating this online platform where artists with unique abilities can be taken seriously about their work.

In this episode you will discover:
  • How Harish’s experience as a father led to the creation of Zenaviv and has helped so many families.
  • How siblings can help provide encouragement and grow in their own right as a result of living with autism.
  • Biomedical interventions that helped both of our children grow and develop more effectively.
  • How to encourage your child’s talents as an artist.
Mentioned on the podcast:

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Info about PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated With Strep

Janeen’s son, Benjamin’s artwork can be seen on his Instagram page.

Meet Harish Bikmal:

Harish Bikmal lives in Virginia with his family, is the co-founder of Zenaviv, and has in his career launched cutting-edge technology products that improve the lives of children with autism. He holds an MBA from Duke University and an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania. Harish and his family, wife Sandhya and son Saket, were motivated to create Zenaviv after witnessing the way that painting empowered his youngest son Himal, now a teenager, who was diagnosed with profound, non-verbal autism at the age of two.

To learn more about Zenaviv (www.zenaviv.com) check out this brief video: https://youtu.be/Wns5UCgjpVQ

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The post ABP Epsiode 52: Artists With Autism | How Harish Bikmal helps artists with unique abilities to show and sell their work appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the therapy room today, talking with Puzzle Peace Counseling’s Katherine Lycke about Autism Awareness Month.

In this episode we dive into our perspectives about this controversial month surrounding autism. We dive deep into the issues and topics that surround this month, and sh*t gets real as we talk about what it’s really like on the inside and outside of an autism family.

In this episode you will discover:
  • How host, Janeen’s view of autism awareness has changed throughout her 20-year journey.
  • Katherine’s view of autism and how it continues to grow and change as she works more with this population.
  • Feedback we have received from our clients’ and their families about autism awareness month.
  • The issue of shame and judgement that is so prevalent in our autism community.
  • How perspectives differ if you have autism, and how they differ is you don’t.
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Autism Awareness Month Blog post, The 8 Senses and Their Role In Autism Spectrum Disorder written by Katherine.

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Our NEW Autism Blueprint Mastermind Groups start May 2019. Meet Katherine Lycke, M.Ed/Ed.S, Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Katherine Lycke with her horse, “Sadie”

Katherine Lycke earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community sciences, and a Masters and Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Florida. She is a certified equine-assisted psychotherapist through the EAGALA model, and is also a level 1 certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy clinician.

She works primarily with kids, teens and families dealing with autism spectrum issues, anxiety, ADHD at Puzzle Peace Counseling in Ponte Vedra, Florida, where she also grew up.

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The post ABP Episode 50: Psychotherapists’ Perspective On Autism Awareness Month | A Conversation With Katherine Lycke appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the home office today, talking with The Autism Oasis creator, Heather Anderson.

Heather’s story as both an entrepreneur and single mom will inspire and encourage you to view your autism journey with a positive perspective.

In this episode we dive into her experiences as well as her online support program for autism parents.

In this episode you will discover:
  • Heather’s advice to single moms and what made her journey unique.
  • How the single parent journey is different.
  • How she homeschools her son while working from home.
  • How embracing a growth mindset can strengthen your parenting skills.
  • Why she describes autism as the best thing that ever happened to her.
  • How Heather took her current skill set and expanded it into a business to help other parents.
  • An exclusive offer just for our listeners!
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Special offer for our listeners!
  • The Cabana: Heather’s membership community just for autism moms, where she shares support, insight, monthly courses, facebook live interviews with professionals in the field, and so much more. Heather is offering a lifetime membership discount of $5 off per month.
  • CLICK THIS LINK and enter the discount code: BLUEPRINT at checkout to receive this awesome offer.
Meet Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson is a blissfully happy autism mom and lover of life in Southern California who is on a mission to help parents rediscover their happy place. She is the creator of The Autism Oasis, an online support community for autism parents.

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The post ABP Episode 49: Autism Parenting With A Growth Mindset | A Conversation With Heather Anderson of The Autism Oasis appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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We’re in the home office today, talking with TACA National Program Director, Jackie Moore.

Jackie will be sharing her experience as an autism mom, in addition to how TACA (The Autism Community In Action) helps support parents on their autism journey.

In this episode you will discover:
  • How Jackie turned her fear for her daughter’s future into hope with a t-shirt and a specific job skill.
  • How TACA supports parents all over the United States.
  • How you can gain support from a TACA chapter in your area.
  • Info about the upcoming TACA East Coast conference.
  • How you can best navigate a new diagnosis of autism.
  • How the balance of neurodiversity, acceptance, and addressing the medical issues of autism can provide the best outcome for your child.
Mentioned on the podcast:

Join the conversation in our private Facebook group: Our Autism Blueprint Private Facebook Page  

The TACA East Coast Conference: https://tacanow.org/conference/east-coast/

TACA Website, where you can find a local chapter: https://tacanow.org/

TACA Facebook group for parents

To see or purchase one of her daughter’s “Be Kind To Everyone” Shirts: Jordyn’s Summer Shirt Project

Meet Jackie Moore Jackie Moore (right) with her family.

Jackie Moore is the National Program Director for TACA – The Autism Community in Action and a volunteer coordinator for the TACA Georgia Chapter. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Central Missouri. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Ben, daughter Jordyn and son Hudson. Jordyn is 18 and has autism.

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The post ABP Episode 48: The Autism Community In Action | How An Autism Organization Can Help You | A Conversation With Jackie Moore of TACA appeared first on Puzzle Peace Counseling.

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