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When A Child with Autism Will Not Take Medicine

Today’s video blog is all about when a child with autism will not take medicine. As you know, I'm a behavior analyst and a mom to 2 adult sons, one with autism.  Some of you may not know that I’ve also been a Registered Nurse for over 3 decades. I feel that my nursing background has been extremely…


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Diagnosing Autism: An Interview with Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Tierney

#114: Diagnosing Autism: An Interview with Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Tierney Who can diagnose autism or evaluate apraxia? For almost 20 years, Dr. Cheryl Tierney has been diagnosing autism by taking information from parents and talking to…


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Live Q&A Call: Your Autism Questions Answered

#109: Live Q&A Call: Your Autism Questions Answered After my podcast listener survey last November, I learned that 70% of my listeners are parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with autism. As a bonus for filling out my survey, I…


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Teaching Body Parts to Children with Autism

Teaching Body Parts to Children with AutismTeaching children with autism to label and touch their body parts is one of the most important skills to teach. No matter if a child is very young and has no language or if a child is older and has some language. As both a parent of a son with autism, a…

Potty Training Autism

Potty Training Autism: Toilet Training Guide & Tips for Parents and Professionals

If you're having problems with potty training, you aren't alone, but it also means you are likely having struggles in other developmental areas. I created this free ebook on potty training autism, and I am going to take a few minutes to tell you what's inside the book in this video blog.…

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Having an Abundance Mindset in the Autism World with Julie Cairns

#105: Having an Abundance Mindset in the Autism World with Julie Cairns Julie Cairns works with clients to help them reprogram their belief system to have an abundance mindset. When there’s a battle between your subconscious and your conscious…


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Top 10 Best Autism Podcast Episodes of 2020

#104: Top 10 Best Autism Podcast Episodes of 2020 As my second year of podcasting comes to a close, I wanted to take some time and reflect on some of the best autism podcast episodes from this year.  I recently was able to survey over a hundred of my…


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Autism and Marriage: Successful Marriage Tips with Donna Tosky

#103: Autism and Marriage: Successful Marriage Tips with Donna Tosky On the same day that we received an autism diagnosis for Lucas, we also received a recommendation for marriage counseling. Autism, ADD, ADHD, and many other diagnoses in a child can…


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How to Resolve Autism Sleep Issues in Children

How to Resolve Autism Sleep Issues in Children Sleep problems are very common in children with autism. With my own son, Lucas, I struggled with getting him to sleep in his own bed through the night for ten years. Using ABA techniques though, I was finally able to establish a step-by-step…


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My Story with Epilepsy, Autism, and Depression with Rachel Barcellona

#096: My Story with Epilepsy, Autism, and Depression with Rachel Barcellona How soon should you tell your child about their autism diagnosis? When Rachel Barcellona was diagnosed at the age of three, her mother discussed it with her to help Rachel…