Category: Family

Episode #23 | Perspectives Over Time

Episode #23 | Perspectives Over Time

In this weeks podcast, I was very fortunate to have an autism mom veteran join me.  Clara’s daughter Sophie, now in he early twenties, was diagnosed in a time when there were very little knowledge and resources available to families.  It’s moms like Clara that helped pave the way for better services and inclusion for the younger generation of children diagnosed with ASD.   In this podcast you will learn about her journey and advice she wish she would have had when Sophie was younger.

Episode #22 | Having another child after the autism diagnosis

Episode #22 | Having another child after the autism diagnosis

While the decision to have more children may be easy for some families, it can become complicated for others – especially when you have a child touched by autism.  Statistics tell us that parents who have a child with autism only have a 2-18% chance of having a second child affected, this information does weigh into some family’s decision as to whether they want to add more biological children to their family. In this podcast, a group of us shared our experiences and thoughts when we made the decision to have more children.

Episode #21 | What to do when you suspect autism, but their parents don’t see it

Episode #21 | What to do when you suspect autism, but their parents don’t see it

This is a question that I am often asked by teachers and close friends.  What do you do when you notice red flags for autism in a child, but the parents don’t seem to notice or are in denial?  A group of parents joined me in this podcast episode to explain ways they’ve encountered these complicated questions and how they handled the dilemma of whether to tell or remain silent.

Episode #19 | Autism Bloopers

Episode #19 | Autism Bloopers

Over the years, my friends and family have enjoyed reading many of my hysterical stories that I affectionately call my Adventures of Sockpants & Super Heroes.  In this episode, a group of parents joined me to share some of their personal autism bloopers from months and years past.

This is an topic that we will continue to record. There are just so many bloopers that will help you feel even more connected to your autism tribe of parents.

Episode #18 | Sleep Issues

Episode #18 | Sleep Issues

I don’t know about you, but I’ll do just about anything to get a decent night of sleep.  In this episode of ISAAC’s Autism in the Wild you’ll find that you’re not alone if you have unconventional strategies to encourage sleep as well as hear more about:

  • How anxiety effects sleep
  • The pros and cons of Melatonin
  • Discussion of prescription sleep aids
  • School conflict regarding missing school or arriving late
  • Pros and Cons to strict sleep routines
  • Possible sleep triggers you may not have thought about
  • Successful sleep strategies
Episode #13 | Extended Family Conflict

Episode #13 | Extended Family Conflict

Conflict is never easy, especially when it arises within your own family.  In this podcast a couple of dads spent time with me talking about how conflict within their extended family arose related to:

  • Denial of the autism diagnosis by extended family members;
  • How family members dealt with food aversions and limitations of their child’s diet;
  • Adjustments family members had to learn in their interactions with their child with autism;
  • Therapies and diets that family members didn’t agree with;
  • Regrets in how these conflicts were handled; and
  • Suggestions shared for how better to navigate these conflicts within the extended family.