Normal With Autism
Episode 44: The Catina Way

Episode 44: The Catina Way

September 16, 2020

Episode 44: The Catina Way 

Clinical social worker Catina Burkett joins us for a discussion about her experience as a Black, autistic woman. She explores how cultural stereotypes are dangerous for Black, autistic individuals. She joins her and our returning friend, Sean Inderbitzen to talk about their approach to helping autistic people who are seeking mental health services. 

Read Catina's article here 

https://www.spectrumnews.org/opinion/viewpoint/autistic-while-black-how-autism-amplifies-stereotypes/

Find the work of Sean and Catina for mental health professionals here 

http://seaninderbitzen.com/for-professionals/

Episode 43: Horrifyingly funny

Episode 43: Horrifyingly funny

August 31, 2020

Episode 43: Horrifyingly funny

So far this year has been a horror show. Sara and I are still trying to find the joy. Join us for a conversation about why we are so passionate about justice for our Black brothers and sisters and how that fight relates to equity and justice in our disabled community. 

Episode 42: E-learning, masks and county emergencies. Oh my!

Episode 42: E-learning, masks and county emergencies. Oh my!

August 4, 2020

Episode 42: E-learning, masks and county emergencies. Oh my!

 

Not sure what to do with your child at the start of this school year? We aren't either.  However, we have a wonderful friend who can shed some light on the tough questions we face as we stare down the 20-21 school year. 

What is the difference between e-learning and homeschooling?

What happens if your child has an IEP and can't wear a mask?

Do you have to use the e-learning platform proposed from your school?

Join our favorite advocate friend, Danielle as she holds our hands and takes lots of deep breaths with us and tries to remind us we can only do the best with the information we have. 

Find out more useful going to school in midst of the pandemic information from the advocates and legal eagles at Albeit Weiker, LLP http://www.awlawohio.com

 

Episode 41: Unique, like everyone else

Episode 41: Unique, like everyone else

July 22, 2020

Episode 41: Unique, like everyone else. 

Join Sara and Terra for a conversation with Sean Inderbitzen. Sean is a mental health therapist who was diagonised with autism at age 18. He has a passion for working with autistic clients and talks about alternative therapies to ABA. 

Episode 40: Autism in Black

Episode 40: Autism in Black

July 6, 2020

Episode 40: Autism in Black

What types of challenges do black children and families face in the autism community? Why is it important for the autistic community to center BIPOC disabled voices and their stories? Sara and I talk to Maria Davis-Pierre the president and CEO of Autism In Black, Inc. about these questions.  Maria is a licensed therapist in Florida and started her work in the autism community when her own daughter received an ASD diagnosis. She is passionate about working with black parents to help them increase acceptance and overcome barriers associated with raising an autistic child.  She is also the author of the Self-Care Affirmation journal available for purchase on Amazon.

                                                                                                    https://www.amazon.com/Self-Care-Affirmation-Journal-Affirmations/dp/1724073648/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1594054947&sr=8-3

 

 

Episode 39: Light bulb moments with Molly

Episode 39: Light bulb moments with Molly

June 22, 2020

Episode 39: Light bulb moments with Molly

Join us for a discussion on how to be a better human being and leadership. In the midst of this current chaos, injustice and grief many of us are turning inward doing the work to be better humans to lift up our brothers and sisters who are hurting. We checked in with Molly Grisham, a courageous and compassionate communicator. Molly works in her own business developing people and getting leaders and teams to reach new heights.  We discussed the Myers Briggs Inventory and the Enneagram. We talked specifically how to use those tools to step outside your window of tolerance, learn about yourself and be a better human to help lift up others. Find more of Molly's work at MollyGrisham.com 

Episode 38: The color of autism

Episode 38: The color of autism

June 8, 2020

Episode 38: The color of autism 

Please join in on the conversation with Camille Proctor and her discussion on the experience of being a caregiver to her black autistic son. She is also the founder and executive director of The Color of Autism Foundation. The the foundation, she supports autistic families in the African American community.  Black children are far more likely to be misdiagnosed or not dianognsed with autism until much later in life.  This makes it very difficult for black families to get the support they need.  Please consider donating to thecolorofautism.org and support her work locally and globally.  

Episode 37: School’s out forEVER!

Episode 37: School’s out forEVER!

May 18, 2020

Episode 37: School's out forEVER!

Join Sara and Terra and a couple of their mom friends Rebecca and Steph to discuss hopes and fears about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. We discuss the impacts the COVID-19 crisis have had on our families and our biggest decisions that we face going into the next school year. What will impact your decision making for your family and the upcoming academic year? The moms share some decision making skills that they use in these tough times. 

Steph joins us from the Strength in Sharing podcast.  Check her out at strengthinsharingpodcast.com.  

Episode 36: Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration

Episode 36: Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration

May 4, 2020

Episode 36: Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration

Join Sara and Terra and our legal eagle friends from Albeit Weiker, LLP as we discuss special education in the COVID crisis. You can find help for all your school law needs from the dedicated team at Albeit Weiker, LLP at awlawohio.com. 

Episode 35: When things fall apart and come back together again, maybe?

Episode 35: When things fall apart and come back together again, maybe?

April 20, 2020

Episode 35 

Things have fallen apart. In this episode, we talk about the biggest concerns we have when they come back together. We talk about the fear and uncertainty that is present when we think about our world opening back up. Terra talks about three things to help you become better friends with your fear. 

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