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Thriving Special Families is the perfect podcast for special needs families and caregivers...especially those impacted by Autism. Our weekly talk show is hosted by special education advocate, speech pathologist, and fellow special needs parent Crystal Sanford. While interviewing experts and caregivers alike, she offers insight, humor, and hope along your special needs journey. This is OUR show families...let's thrive!
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Are you parenting an autistic child? Do you wonder what the future holds for them? Can they really thrive in the midst of a diagnosis? Well there is much to learn and hope to be gained from our discussion from autism self-advocate Ayanna Davis (https://linktr.ee/Phenomenallyautistic).Ayanna DavisPhenomenally Autistic Ayanna, is an autism advocate born and raised in Westchester county, New York. Along with having Autism she has survived over 220 seizures, lives with chronic illness and has 2 auto immune disease disorders. But, she doesn't let that stop her from spreading her message of self love, joy and equality. She is an Autism advocate, children's book illustrator- 16 books to date, creator of 4 coloring books for girls to color and so much more!Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Has being a parent of a child with special needs added an extra struggle to your marriage? Is there hope? Definitely! Join us in a riveting conversation with Dr. Michael Barnes (licensed Professional Counselor and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress). Bring your questions and leave empowered!Michael F. Barnes, Ph.D., MAC, LAC, LPCDr. Michael Barnes is a Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Dr. Barnes comes to the Foundry after serving for five years as the Clinical Manager of Residential Services at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation) at the University of Colorado Hospital and 10 years as a full-time clinical professor in Counseling.  Most recently he served as the Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor in the MA Program in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barnes has developed trauma integrated clinical models for the treatment of individuals with co-occurring addiction and trauma and he speaks nationally on Families, Trauma, and Addiction, Trauma Integrated Addiction Treatment, and Compassion Fatigue. https://www.drmikebarnes.comCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Are you parenting a school-age child who is a little quirky? Maybe socially awkward? Let’s consider today...could they be quirky or is it Autism? Our host, Crystal Sanford, dives into some of the hallmark challenges and strengths for those identified with Autism. Learn more about how Autism presents for children K-12 and next steps if you’re considering a diagnosis for your child. Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Lets explore how to honor neurodiversity in children's literature. Join us in a discussion with author and neurodiversity ally, Bracha Goetz.Bracha Goetz, M.A. Bracha Goetz is the Harvard-educated author of 40 books that help children’s souls shine.  One of her picture books, Let's Appreciate Everyone!, teaches young children how to interact more sensitively with children with special needs. Two of her other picture books, educate about personal safety. This is a topic that is especially important for children with special needs to absorb since they can be more vulnerable.  All of her books can be found on the Bracha Goetz Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/spiritualkidsbooks-brachagoetzCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Part 2. Does your child demonstrate behavior challenges? Are you involved in ABA services? Learn along with us as expert Molly Moel, LMFT, BCBA helps to "unmask" ABA services for families.Molly Moel, LMFT, BCBAAs a dually licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 20 years of experience, Molly is passionate about working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, anchored in Applied Behavior Analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, and family systems theory, she provides individual & family therapy, parent training, social skills training, and Functional Behavior Assessments in home, school, and community settings.compasstherapueticsolutions.comCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal?Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Does your child demonstrate behavior challenges? Are you involved in ABA services? Learn along with us as expert Molly Moel, LMFT, BCBA helps to "unmask" ABA services for families.Molly Moel, LMFT, BCBAAs a dually licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 20 years of experience, Molly is passionate about working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, anchored in Applied Behavior Analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, and family systems theory, she provides individual & family therapy, parent training, social skills training, and Functional Behavior Assessments in home, school, and community settings.compasstherapueticsolutions.comCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Sensory Sensitivities

Sensory Sensitivities

2021-10-0126:48

Does your child struggle with sensory issues? Join Amanda Lee, M.A.Ed, Center Director of Brain Balance San Diego/Chula Vista, to discover when your child’s sensory sensitivities should be a concern... from overreaction to bright lights and sounds to itchy clothing to picky eating to risk-taking to lack of focus.Amanda Lee, M.A.Ed Amanda is the Center Director at Brain Balance San Diego. Her background is in Education, STEM, and Wildlife Conservation. Daily she aims to inspire and be inspired, and coaches students and parents to actualize their full potential. As a lifelong learner, she’s a sponge for information and active in promoting equity and access to quality education. Previous workshop topics she has presented on include dyslexia, defiance, distance learning, executive functioning, early childhood development, outdoor learning, and more. https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/locations/california/san-diego Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered! Support the show
Did your child experience significant learning loss last year during distance learning? Has your child been denied access to their free and appropriate education? If so, they may be eligible to receive compensatory education services (comp ed).Join us in our informative conversation regarding updates in the area of comp ed. Our guests will be special education attorneys: Vickie Brett, Esq. and Amanda Selogie, Esq. from the Inclusive Education Project (https://www.inclusiveeducationproject.org/).Amanda Selogie, ESQ.Amanda Selogie received a degree in Child and Adolescent Development, specializing in Education from California State University, Northridge and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School. While at WLS, Amanda was a Fellow in the prestigious Center for Children's Rights Fellowship Program, served in the school's pro-bono Special Education Legal Clinic, and as Research Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Vickie Brett, ESQ.Vickie Brett was born and raised in Southern California. Vickie attended UC Riverside and received a Bachelor Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy before becoming a very active Whittier Law School student and alumnus. Through the law firm, Selogie & Brett, LLP Vickie is committed to strengthening her clients who come to her disheartened and beaten down by the current education system. Because Vickie is bilingual, she represents and empowers many monolingual Spanish-speaking families living in Southern California. Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered! Support the show
The Magic of Music

The Magic of Music

2021-09-2225:03

Music has the power to change lives, especially for those on the autism spectrum. Learn how "the magic of music" may be able to change your child's life!John Vento Since the 1980s, John has enjoyed success in business as owner of CIS Office Installers.  His love of music led him to a second career as front man for Neid’s Hotel Band, which in 2016 was voted Pittsburgh’s best bar band.  Through his performances, he has helped raise more than a quarter of a million dollars for area charities. His leadership, generosity and work ethic are well known throughout the Pittsburgh music scene.  He loves to perform and wants to create opportunities for others to share in that experience. https://bandtogetherpgh.org/Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting(https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal atinfo@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more:https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Getempowered!Support the show
Is your child with an IEP struggling in public school? Do you wish there was another alternative for their education? Maybe there is...Learn more about non-public school options for children with unique needs. Our special guest will be Lauren Donatelli, licensed Educational Psychologist.Lauren DonatelliLauren is a licensed educational psychologist, providing services of assessment, intervention, and consultation in a private practice setting. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of Oregon, at which time she had the opportunity to serve children and their families as a child victim advocate. During her graduate training at San Diego State University, Lauren participated in two grants: one focusing on professionals collaborating to better assist children with autism, and another focusing on serving native youth. Following the completion of her graduate program, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Education, and Education Specialist Degree, Lauren worked as a school psychologist for 5 years. During her last years working in schools, Lauren had the role of assessing the students in the district who were being served in non-public school settings. After starting a family of her own, Lauren decided to begin transitioning into a private practice setting, where she continues to provide services to children today. In the last year she began her own practice in Pacific Beach, serving children from all backgrounds in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Lauren is committed to completing assessments that consider the whole child, and in helping families to feel heard, and supported along the way (https://LDonatelli-LEP.com)Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism  Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com)​, a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistanceand help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more:https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered! Support the show
Has stress and anxiety got you down? What will happen to my child this school year...will the IEP team ever listen to my concerns??? These are the thoughts of many parents/caregivers just like you. Learn how to dissolve your worries and stress with our guest Katie Nall, Ph.D. Katie Nall, Ph.DDr Nall is a Florida mathematician, a TEDx speaker, a professional member of National Speakers Association, and an Accredited Master Trainer and Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT or Tapping. Dr. Nall shows how to dissolve WAFFLES – worries, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion, and STRESS! As a mother of three grown children, she experienced one child with chronic illness on 27 different medications – and gave over the medications to her child with an unsettling ending. In in a long-term institution of marriage, she has maintained her miserable skills in housekeeping and cooking with no desire for rehabilitation, and yet he stays (https://www.nalledgeco.com/).Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting(https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parentempowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystalspecializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other uniquechallenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistanceand help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal atinfo@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more:https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Getempowered!Support the show
Superhero Siblings

Superhero Siblings

2021-09-0828:21

Your family is diverse. Maybe you have a child with unique needs as well as "neurotypical" kiddos. How do you maintain balance in your parenting?Learn tips from a superhero sibling! Karishma Bali is a consultant, author, and successful entrepreneur (https://pulseathleticapparel.com). But, most importantly she shares her insight as a typical sibling of a sister with unique needs.Karishma BaliKarishma was born and raised in Chicago, IL USA. Karishma has lived inEurope and Asia for her studies, has completed several startup internshipsnationally and internationally, has consulted, developed and led many research projects, been a professor of entrepreneurship and is a published author in her series on academic strategy. Karishma is bilingual, completed her undergraduate studies from Loyola University Chicago, a tri-city Master’s in Global Entrepreneurship from the University of San Francisco , Master’s in Biology/Medical Physiology from Case Western Reserve University and is currently a consultant, the founder of Pulse Athletic Apparel, an athletic apparel company and co-founder of Onedrus, a company commercializing an air filtration technology developed by NASA.Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more:https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get Empowered!Support the show
You are your child's best advocate parents/caregivers. Learn more about how to support them in their mental health care at school.Dena TibsheranyDena is the host of the Empower 2 Heal Podcast and founder of One World Empowered (Empower2heal.com) . She is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker with 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working specifically with children with complex mental health diagnoses. Dena not only provided direct care to children and their families but also trained and lead hundreds of employees and lead/developed multiple programs in doing the same. Since leaving the mental health system, she spends her time empowering people on their own healing journeys through podcasting, leading interactive courses and coaching for parents of children with unique needs and mothers in their postpartum journey. Her passion in this field is to honor each individual person’s journey and story while providing education, insight, and inspiration for them to harness their power within and experience the joy and happiness they desire in life.Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
When our kiddos hurt, we hurt. Learn more about the secondary trauma experienced by some parents/caregivers of children with unique needs.Michael F. Barnes, Ph.D., MAC, LAC, LPCDr. Michael Barnes is a Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Dr. Barnes has developed trauma integrated clinical models for the treatment of individuals with co-occurring addiction and trauma and he speaks nationally on Families, Trauma, and Addiction, Trauma Integrated Addiction Treatment, and Compassion Fatigue. https://www.drmikebarnes.com/familiestraumaaddictionCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLPCrystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting(https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parentempowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystalspecializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other uniquechallenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal atinfo@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more:https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how:Want to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered! Support the show
Did you know that 1% of the world is identified with autism? Did you know that 1 in 54 children in the U.S. will be identified with autism by age 8? Let’s share and learn about autism with our host Crystal Sanford, autism mom, Speech Pathologist, and Special Education Advocate. Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Caregivers need care, too. Learn how to refocus and refuel with our special guest, Sabrina Thomas. Sabrina Thomas Sabrina is an empowerment coach, author, special needs mom, and advocate who loves her work with families. She has become a strong voice in her field and will provide many helpful tips for prioritizing yourself along your parenting journey. Hoping to broaden the scope of her work and in line with her vision--she has started an empowerment community called “Girl Don't Count Yourself Out”.This inclusive community of mothers, businesswomen, entrepreneurs--and more--was built around the hope of providing an opportunity to empower, support and uplift every woman. https://www.sabrinatspeaks.com/Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Need help parents/caregivers? Access our free IEP guide and much more: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/resourcesWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Get started by scheduling your 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal: Get empowered! Support the show
Autism and TSC

Autism and TSC

2021-08-1025:53

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to form across the entire body. As the leading genetic cause of autism and epilepsy, TSC impacts 1 million people nationwide. But, in addition to the lasting health problems the complex creates, what's most troubling is the lack of understanding of the disease ... and its relation to autism.Join us to learn more from the TSC Alliance CEO, Kari Rosbeck and the Alliance's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Steve Roberds. https://www.tscalliance.org/ Kari Luther Rosbeck, President & Chief Executive OfficerKari joined the TSC Alliance in June 2001 and became President and CEO in November 2007. She is responsible for the overall management and administration of the organization. This includes strategic planning, implementation of organizational strategies and evaluation of results, in conjunction with the board of directors, to ensure the organization meets its mission to find a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected. During Kari’s tenure as President and CEO, the TSC Alliance established a comprehensive research program fostering collaboration with industry and academia to move treatments for TSC forward in a more expedited way. Steven L. Roberds, PhD Chief Scientific OfficerSteve joined the TSC Alliance staff in 2011 as Chief Scientific Officer. In this role, Steve leads the development and execution of the TSC Alliance’s research strategy through partnerships and conversations with all stakeholders, including individuals and families affected by TSC, basic and clinical researchers in academia and industry, healthcare providers, government agencies involved in medical research, and other non-profit organizations. Steve led the implementation of the 2012 TSC Clinical Consensus Conference and an update to the consensus guidelines in 2021.  Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Download your freebie! Special education parent rights as easy as 1...2...3: https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/know-your-iep-rightsWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Become your child’s IEP hero by taking Crystal’s online video class on demand, at your convenience:https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/CrystalClearIEPCourseMonthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/crystal-clear-iep.html. Get inside tips and more in Crystal’s monthly newsletter: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/contact.htmlWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered! Support the show
Is your child with unique needs entering middle school this year? Are you concerned about their ability to navigate this transition? Get the help you need with our expert, ADHD Specialist and Coach, Dr. Cindi Britton.Dr. Cindi BrittonPersonal Coaching is her second career. Her first career, of over 38 years, was in K-8 public education serving as a School Principal and Teacher.  Throughout her career she served as a “coach” to parents, teachers and students. She has met the challenge of raising a son with ADHD, and participating in numerous parent/teacher conferences in various roles - parent, teacher and principal. Feel free to contact Dr Britton at:Website: http://coachbrittonadhd.comEmail: cindi@coachbrittonadhd.comCrystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Download your freebie! Special education parent rights as easy as 1...2...3: https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/know-your-iep-rightsWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Become your child’s IEP hero by taking Crystal’s online video class on demand, at your convenience:https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/CrystalClearIEPCourseMonthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/crystal-clear-iep.html. Get inside tips and more in Crystal’s monthly newsletter: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/contact.htmlWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered!Support the show
Do you know how to tap into your gut instinct? Do you know how this can positively impact your parenting? Do you believe that beneath all the layers of armor we’ve built up from all that life throws at us, there is an UNLIKELY GURU patiently waiting. Well join us to learn more from our special guest Jaime Mazza.Jaime MazzaJaime is an Early Intervention Speech-Language Pathologist, Instructor of Neuroscience and Communication, boy mom, and mindful parenting blogger. Jaime is also an expert at helping parents discover their UNLIKELY GURU.Follow Jaime on her BLOG www.theunlikelyguru.com and check out her UNLIKELY GURU posts on her IG account @the_unlikelygurus.Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Download your freebie! Special education parent rights as easy as 1...2...3: https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/know-your-iep-rightsWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Become your child’s IEP hero by taking Crystal’s online video class on demand, at your convenience: https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/CrystalClearIEPCourseMonthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/crystal-clear-iep.html. Get inside tips and more in Crystal’s monthly newsletter: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/contact.htmlSupport the show
Summer IEP Prep

Summer IEP Prep

2021-07-2314:24

Do you hate going to your child's IEP meeting? Do you wish there was something you could do now, to set yourself up for IEP success? Check out this week's episode with our host Crystal Sanford for helpful IEP tips.Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at info@sdautismhelp.com.Download your freebie! Special education parent rights as easy as 1...2...3: https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/know-your-iep-rightsWant to work with Crystal? Here's how: Become your child’s IEP hero by taking Crystal’s online video class on demand, at your convenience:https://iep.sdautismhelp.com/CrystalClearIEPCourseMonthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/crystal-clear-iep.html. Get inside tips and more in Crystal’s monthly newsletter: https://www.sdautismhelp.com/contact.htmlWant to schedule a 20-minute FREE consultation with Crystal? Get empowered!.Support the show
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