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Author: Megan Carranza

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Hi! I’m Megan and this is my podcast Adventures in Autism :) this podcast is all about support and sharing our journeys with autism. Enjoy!
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In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and advocate, Jacqueline Laurita. You may be familiar with Jacqueline from her time on the Real Housewives of New Jersey! Jacqueline very bravely and honestly shared their family’s journey with her son Nicolas, who is on the spectrum, while on the show. As a die hard Bravo fan I followed their story from the very beginning and I am so thrilled to welcome Jacqueline on Adventures in Autism! We talk all about her time on the show and the decision to share Nicholas’s diagnosis and treatments so publicly. We also talk about how Nick is doing now and Jacqueline’s incredible work as an autism advocate! She also shares how she became part owner in Simple Spectrum Supplement after seeing what positive changes the supplement brought out in Nicolas. Jacqueline has truly been an inspiration to me throughout this journey and we had such an amazing conversation! Enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and podcaster, Susan Scott. Susan and I connected several months back when I was guest on her show, My Autism Tribe. Susan is such a kind and genuine person, I’m so excited to bring her on Adventures In Autism now! We talk all about her adorable son Alex who is extremely gifted and on the spectrum. Susan then shares very openly about her experience as a single mother. We also chat about her amazing advocacy work and some exciting new projects- one of which I am honored to be collaborating on! This episode runs the gamut and we talk about EVERYTHING! I’m so thrilled to welcome Susan as a guest, enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m flying solo and keeping it very real about what we’ve had going on lately. First, I’m discussing Logan’s recent regression with potty training. I’m not gonna lie, it’s been tough! But we are doing everything we can to get through this phase and I’m sharing all of it. Next I’m talking about how important self care is and how I’m really making an effort to put it into practice for myself. I share all the little things I’m doing to help myself feel better in a manageable way. Still a work in progress but improving! Lastly I’m giving all the details on Logan’s new speech device (AAC)! It’s been home with us for about two weeks now and we are learning A LOT about everything that goes into it. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about his device so hopefully this answers most of them. Thank you for all your support- enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism sibling, Natalie Castro. Natalie opens up about her journey with adult sister, Angie, who is on the spectrum. Natalie shares how she recently became Angie’s legal guardian along with their mother, and what led to that decision. We also talk about Natalie’s work with her platform, Pieces of Inspiration. Natalie’s goal is to provide other autism families support and resources in their journey. Natalie and Angie have such a special and unique relationship- you can really feel the love in this episode! It was such a joy to talk Natalie, I am so touched and inspired by her story. I hope you enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with Dr. Mary Barbera. Mary is an autism mom, a behavioral analyst, an author and a fellow podcaster! Mary and I talk all about her journey with her son Lucas, who is on the spectrum and in his twenties now. Mary shares how his diagnosis at age 3 lead her to her career as an autism professional. Through her work Mary has been able to help countless families, sharing her knowledge through her book ‘The Verbal Behavior Approach’ as well as her online courses. Last year, Mary expanded her repertoire even further and started her podcast, ‘Turn Autism Around’. On her show, Mary shares her insights for both parents and professionals. Mary is truly an expert in the field and I’m thrilled to have her on today’s episode! Enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with not one, but two guests! Sandy and Chris Colter are parents to their adorable son Bryce who is on the spectrum. They are also fellow podcast hosts of their show “Parenting Autism”. Together we discuss some of the challenges their marriage has faced on this journey and Chris shares very openly his struggles with his own mental health. We also talk about how parenting a child with special needs can be tough when both parents aren’t the same page- and how they’ve worked through that. I had a great conversation with Sandy and Chris and it was so fun to welcome my first couple to the show! I hope you enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
It’s the ONE YEAR anniversary of Adventures in Autism! On today’s episode I’m welcoming my first co-host...my sister Melissa! Melissa is the best aunt to Logan and a huge part of my support system. If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile then you’ve definitely heard me mention her! We chat about how autism has affected our family as a whole and what she’s learned in this journey from an aunts perspective. Then we get to the fun stuff- listener questions! We cover everything from self care, to dealing with difficult family members, to my favorite housewives! This was such a fun episode and I am SO EXCITED that Adventures in Autism is celebrating one year! Thank you so much to each and every one of you for listening and for all your support. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism dad, Kyle Jetsel. Kyle is a father of six children and he has two sons on the spectrum. Kyle shares very openly about his journey and especially how it affected his family and marriage. After struggling for years with the challenges autism can bring, he and his wife decided to really change their mindset and bring joy back to their family. And they did just that! Through his coaching series ‘Autism: Thrive in Choas’, Kyle has been able to help many more families find joy as well. Kyle and I had an amazing and emotional conversation- we were both in tears! I’m so thrilled to welcome Kyle as a guest and I hope you enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and fellow podcaster, Jody Warshawsky. Jody and I connected through Instagram several months back and at this point she feels like an old friend! Jody and I talk all about her adorable daughter Remy, who has autism and epilepsy. Jody shares their journey with Remy’s medical needs and how it was affecting her school situation. Jody and her husband recently made the decision to homeschool Remy and we chat all about how they came to that conclusion and why it’s best for Remy right now. Jody and I talked about how as parents we put so much pressure on ourselves to “get it right” for our kids in terms of school or services- but it’s ok for plans to change. We also discuss family dynamics and how autism affects the entire family- as a mom of four she definitely has some experience in this area! I had the pleasure to be a guest on Jody’s podcast, Accepting the Unacceptable, back in May and I’m thrilled to welcome her on Adventures in Autism today! Enjoy listening!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
In today’s episode I’m chatting with autism mom and author, Julie Hornok. Julie shares her journey with her daughter, who is now 16 and completely flourishing. Their story is so hopeful and inspiring! Julie also talks about how her daughter inspired her to reach out within the autism community and provide support for other autism moms. This lead her to start hosting events and eventually to write her amazing book, ‘United in Autism’, which actually has a forward written by none other then Temple Grandin! Julie is a delight and we had a great conversation. I hope you enjoy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/megan-carranza/message
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