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Smearing 102: From Devastation to Innovation Season 2 Episode 17 Player We continued our chat about smearing with our guest, Jennifer Sheppard, who created an adaptive clothing line out of a dire need for an alternative to wet suits for her own son who struggles with the behavior. We also shared a bit more of …

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Smearing 101: What to do about poo Season 2 Episode 16 Fecal smearing and ingesting are taboo topics that often elicit a considerable amount of shame for families. We felt like it was time to give this topic some attention to those who are struggling in the dark and aren’t comfortable reaching out for suggestions …

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Creating a Game Plan with Joya Van Der Laan Season 2 Episode 15 This week we chat with Joya Van Der Laan, a functional medicine family nurse practitioner whose curiosity and her own daughter’s autism diagnosis lead her down the biomedical path. We learn how she has used her personal and professional experience to create …

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Holistic Healing with Megan Martin Season 2 Episode 14 For this episode we speak with Megan Martin, personal trainer, health coach and purveyor of holistic wellness who used lessons learned from her own health journey to help her son with autism. She shares with us what the biomedical approach means and how she used it …

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Travel Tips with Kristy Kargel Season 2 Episode 13 \ Does the thought of traveling with your children and family members with disabilities and complex medical needs intimidate you and make you shy away from leaving the house? This is the episode for you! Join our friend of the show and fellow complex medical needs …

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Sleep Matters with Andrea Faris Roberts Season 2 Episode 12 Andrea Faris Roberts, renaissance woman, innkeeper, two-time non-profit starter, and mother of two children, including a son with Down syndrome. She graciously invited us to her flagship inn called the Terrace Guest House to tell us the story of its inception and discuss the importance …

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Still Standing with Shelley Kramm Season 2 Episode 11 Shelley Kramm went from designer to special needs mom, to advocate then to non profit organization founder, then blogger, and she shares with us how she made her way through each of those roles as she focused on inclusive play and empowering women.    We talk …

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Finding Hope in Holland with Jackie Buzek Season 2 Episode 10 Jackie Buzek, rare disease mom, doctorate-level BCBA, and executive director of the Rise School Of Denver wrote a piece for the Mighty about her follow up on Welcome to Holland, where she shares what life has been like for her in this new, foreign …

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Joy in Suffering with Bekah Bowman Season 2 Episode 9 Bekah Bowman, mother, and author with a heart for ministry shares with us what it looks like to do the hard work of stepping into the church community to show them how to love kids with disabilities and to see the incredible gifts God has …

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Changing the Narrative with Kalani Brown Season 2 Episode 8 This week we chat with Kalani Brown, mother of a son with Down syndrome and chair of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, among many other roles. She shares with us the importance of inclusion and raising expectations for people with developmental disabilities. We talk about: …

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