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Author: Brigitte Shipman

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This podcast is to inspire, support, and build community for mothers raising children with autism. Brigitte Shipman is the host and creator of this podcast and it has been inspired by her son Joseph who has been living with autism for the last 31 years. Together, Brigitte and Joseph hope to offer mothers of autistic children hope for the future. They will be sharing what they have learned in their journey as well as have expert guests on the show to give you knowledge, resources, insights, and inspiration. 

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Melissa Doman is a sleep coach exclusively for children with special needs. She is back on Mother's Guide to dive deeper into the strategies and how-to’s of sleep for your kids!In this episode, she shares:- the important prep work to set you and your kids up for success- the one-change-at-a-time approach to ensure long-term success- troubleshoots for when things don’t go as planned- and more!Enjoy!Melissa Doman Sleep Consultinghttps://www.melissadomansleepconsulting.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: "Look at the clouds" by Tristan Lohengrintristanlohengrin.bandcamp.com
Jaime A. Heidel, The Articulate Autistic, is a late-diagnosed autistic/ADHD writer, advocate, consultant, and communication translator. In this revealing episode, Jaime shares:- her struggles of growing up autistic and not knowing- the common misunderstandings that happen between autistic and neurotypical individuals- how she helps autistic and neurotypical couples/families to understand each other better- and more!Enjoy!The Articulate Autistic:https://www.thearticulateautistic.com/Jaime's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thearticulateautistic/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: "Look at the clouds" by Tristan Lohengrintristanlohengrin.bandcamp.com
Jeremy and Charity Rochford are Certified Life Coaches who specialize in helping Neurodivergent and Neurodiverse Families understand communication, culture, and their own unique family dynamic. They are a Neurodivergent/Neurotypical couple who have been happily married for over 20 years and have two Neurodivergent children.In this episode, Jeremy and Charity share:- advice on how to work through differences in “mixed-neurotype” relationships- Jeremy’s autism diagnosis and how it helped to bridge the gap for their kids- tips on how to help your autistic kids harness the benefits of their uniqueness- and more!Enjoy!Neurofam Family Coachinghttps://www.ourneurofam.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: "Look at the clouds" by Tristan Lohengrintristanlohengrin.bandcamp.com
Nicole DeWard is a wife and mom of 4 amazing kids. She started RISE coffee & tea in 2020 for those like her daughter, Bekah, who has Down Syndrome. She wanted to create a safe work environment for adults with special needs and to give them a bigger stage to SHINE their light. In this episode, Nicole talks about:- what it’s like to have a daughter with Down Syndrome, a son with autism, a neurotypical son, and an adopted daughter- how her daughter Bekah’s perspective brings more joy to her family- what we can learn from having special needs individuals in our lives- and more!Enjoy!Nicole's Websitehttps://nicoledeward.com/RISE coffee & teahttps://rise-coffeetea.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: "Look at the clouds" by Tristan Lohengrintristanlohengrin.bandcamp.com
Becky Large is nationally and internationally recognized for her support of people and families living with autism and the creation of the innovative Autism Travel Club program and Autism Traveler app. Becky was instrumental in having the Town of Surfside Beach declared The First Autism Friendly Travel Destination, anywhere, in 2016.In this episode, Becky talks about:- the adjustment she had to make about college to improve her son’s mental health- how Autism Travel Club is changing the hospitality industry and supporting families with autism- practical travel tips- and more!Enjoy!Champion Autism Networkhttps://championautismnetwork.com/Autism Travel Apphttps://autismtravel.club/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Carrie Cariello is the author of What Color Is Monday? Someone I’m With Has Autism, and Half My Sky. She speaks regularly about autism, marriage, and motherhood, and writes a weekly blog at carriecariello.com.In this episode, Carries talks about:- what it’s like to have 5 kids with one on the spectrum- the sibling dynamic with autism- how to say no- “untethering” as her son Jack transitions into adulthood- and more!Enjoy!Carrie's Website:https://carriecariello.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Gina Kavali is a syndicated radio personality and host of "Life With the Spectrum" on YouTube. Gina is also a proud mother to an 11-year-old son, Lyric, who is on the spectrum and the inspiration for everything she does now.Based in Atlanta Georgia, Gina Co-Founded Atlanta's first premier speed dating event for young adults on the spectrum called "Table Talk."   It was just featured on season two of Love On The Spectrum on Netflix.In this episode, Brigitte and Gina talk about:- how we need more schools that can teach to each kid the way they learn- “Table Talk” speed dating for adults on the spectrum- how to bring out the best in our kidsEnjoy!Gina's Website:https://gkasts.com/Life with the Spectrum:https://www.youtube.com/@lifewiththespectrumPurchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Spencer Doman is the director of Doman International, author of The Doman Method: From Special Needs to Wellness and Answering Autism, and coach to parents on how to help their children reach their fullest potential and express their innate intelligence.In this episode, he shares:- What Doman International does to help kids with special needs- What sets the Doman Method apart from other therapeutic approaches- Why you should never give up on your child- and more!Enjoy!Doman International:https://www.domaninternational.org/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Deborah DiMare is a renowned interior design consultant, author, and educator. She is a leading authority in designing environments that promote optimal mental and physical health for the special needs population including Autism, ADHD, and sensory difficulties.Design for Autism was born out of the experience of creating a space for one of Deborah's daughters who is autistic. In this episode, she shares:- how toxic most of our homes are and what this means to our kids- top 3 things we can do to make our home less toxic- tips on how to make our space sensory-friendly- and more!Take 35% off Deborah’s Non-Toxic/Sensory Kids Room Design Course:https://dimaredesign.com/online-babies-and-kids-room-design-course/Use code MOTHERSGUIDE35 at checkout. Enjoy!Deborah's Websites:www.deborahdimare.comhttps://www.vegandesign.org/https://dimaredesign.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this special episode of the Mother's Guide Through Autism Podcast,  Maureen Brice, author, autism expert, and certified health coach, hijacks the mic to have a lively conversation with Brigitte about her book A Mother's Guide Through Autism. In this episode, they discuss:- how the book is a toolkit for moms raising kids with autism- the vulnerability and emotions that moms are afraid to talk about- what you need to know to make this journey lighterListen to Maureen Bryce talk about her own autism parenting journey in our previous episode:https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-130Maureen's Website:https://www.hopedreambelieve.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Melissa Doman is a sleep coach exclusively for children with special needs. She has helped hundreds of families by providing lasting solutions for their child's sleep struggles. In this episode, she shares:- the most common sleep struggles families with autistic kids face and what to do about it- practical steps families can take for sleep struggles- and more!Enjoy!Melissa Doman Sleep Consultinghttps://www.melissadomansleepconsulting.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Dr.  Sally Fryer Dietz is the Founder and Director of Integrative Pediatric Therapy andIntegrative Concussion Therapy. Dr. Sally explains why sensory integration is key to child development and why CranioSacral Therapy works so well for children with autism.Listen to some of her success stories and find out how CranioSacral Therapy helped a kid who used to eat furniture!Enjoy!Integrative Pediatric Therapyhttps://iptkids.com/homeUpledgerhttps://www.upledger.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this special episode, we put together some of the most helpful advice we received from the three moms we had in our previous episodes.  ***Please note: this is an audio-only episode***This episode includes topics on:- perspective shifts that make the journey easier- must-have on the autism parenting journey- how to set your child up for success- and more!You can listen to the original episodes below:My Son Is Not a Tragedy: Miracles that Autism Helped Us to See with Tulika Prasadhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-14Sabita Finds Her Voice—One Mom’s Journey to Help Her Autistic Daughter and Others Alike with Dr. Stephanie Vavilalahttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-62Mom on a Mission: Changing Lives One Gluten-Free Snack at a Time with Jennifer Wiesehttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-83Enjoy!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Autism parenting can be hectic on regular days but throw in the holidays, things can quickly get out of hand!Tune in to this episode for my best advice for the holiday season so you can be prepared and actually enjoy the holiday season a little more!Happy Holidays!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
Kelly Beins is a sensory parent and seasoned Occupational Therapist with over 28 years of clinical experience, including 18 years with certification in sensory integration.Kelly explains to us what Polyvagal Theory is, how it revolutionized the way we view the body’s response to stress, and how it can be applied therapeutically to help a wide range of people including children with autism.Find out how a powerful listening therapy can help your child with sensory processing and emotional regulation. Enjoy!Safe and Sound Protocol:https://www.whatisthessp.com/Kelly Beins Consulting:https://www.kellybeins.com/Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this special compilation episode, we put together information about 3 alternative therapies you might want to try for your autistic child. This episode includes topics on:- equine-assisted therapy and oxytocin - how music therapy can help with building skills- creating connection through meditation- and more!You can listen to the original episodes below:Equine Therapy to Empower Your Child and Yourself with Kristy Newstromhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-27Is Music Therapy Right for Your Child? with Marissa Scotthttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-30Calm and Connected Kids with Meditation with Lorraine Murrayhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-35Enjoy!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this eye-opening compilation episode, we put together the most helpful information about vision and autism from the past episodes we had with our 3 expert guests.This episode includes topics on:- why a vision exam is a must for kids with autism- how a vision exam is different from an eye exam- how inflexible/inefficient vision affects behavior- what to look for in your kids- and more!You can listen to the original episodes below:Why Every Child with Autism Needs a Vision Exam with Patricia Lemerhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-43Could Vision Problems Be Causing Difficulties in Your Child’s Learning? With Dr. Sarah Lanehttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-50Why Vision Therapy is a GAME CHANGER for Your Child's Future with Patti Andrichhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-106Enjoy!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this special compilation episode, we put together the most helpful information we received on holistic treatments from the 3 experts we had previously on our podcast. This episode includes topics on:- nutrition- brain inflammation- genetic epigenetic mismatch - 4 foods to avoid- toxicity- and more!You can listen to the original episodes below:Providing a Roadmap for Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Maria Rickert Honghttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-46Functional Medicine Approach to Autism with Dr. Will Colehttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-42Toxic Factor in Autism and Working with Homotoxicology with Mary Coylehttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-47Enjoy!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this super helpful compilation episode on behavior issues, we put together the best advice we got from the 3 experts we had on our podcast. This episode includes topics on:- social skills- meltdowns and their triggers- toilet training- reasons kids hit- and more!You can listen to the original episode below:No More Meltdowns with Dr. Jed Bakerhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-26Autism Logistics - How to Work with Challenging Behaviors with Kate Wildehttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-29How to Reduce Daily Battles with Your Child with Madeleine Woolgarhttps://www.mothersguidethroughautism.com/podcast/episode-65Enjoy!Purchase my book A Mother's Guide Through Autism:https://amothersguidethroughautismbook.com/bookSign up to get news and updates from me: https://www.mothersguidethroughautism.comTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrinhttps://soundcloud.com/tristanlohengrin/look-at-the-clouds
In this special compilation episode, my son Joseph shares what he remembers about growing up on the autism spectrum. Please note: this is an audio-only episode. Enjoy!You can listen to the original episodes below:Insight from the One Who Lived It What Joseph Remembers of "Waking Up" Patience Goes a Long WayDealing with Confusion of Reading Social Cues and Other Pains of Growing Up with AutismPurchase my book A Mother's Guide Through AutismSign up to get news and updates from meTheme song: Look at the Clouds by Tristan Lohengrin
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Heidi Volltrauer

The perspective of a Mother, and her grown son with Autism is very interesting. I highly recommend this podcast for better understanding, and appreciation for Mother's and their children with Autism.

Aug 1st
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