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Living the Sky Life - Our Autism Journey

This podcast comes to you from a very tired, slightly slap happy and eternally hopeful warrior mom of a young adult son with severe, non-verbal autism.  My hope is to bring together parents of special needs children and professionals so we may share stories and experience to build a worldwide village of support for one another.  Living the Sky Life offers a personal connection and understanding from those who have likely walked in your shoes.  

info_outline S5: Episode 182 - Through his new book, this autism dad shares practical advice & hopes to be a voice for other fathers who may be struggling. 05/09/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 181 - Preparing but not stressing for adulthood & never losing hope that our kids will determine their own incredible future 04/04/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 180 - Uncovering GI issues with a nonverbal teen and beginning to plan for adulthood 03/21/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 179 - Keeping hope alive... and the power of 'yet' 03/14/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 178 - Turning those labeled as "low functioning" into higher functioning individuals through a successful life & job skills training program 03/07/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 177 - The importance of improving GI health to eliminate additional neurological effects caused by IBD/Crohn's/ Colitis 02/22/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 176 - Diving deep into the methods of toilet training 02/08/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 175 - Chatting with an OG of the Spelling Method for Communication and why it's important to always presume competence 02/01/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 174 - Sharing a love of the outdoors & spending quality time with each other has created an unbreakable bond between these sisters 01/25/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 173 - Appreciating her brother for his authenticity, ability to find enjoyment in the little things and naivety to negativity in the world 01/18/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 172 - Declaring that her brother is amazing, this little sister loves that he constantly tries to make everyone laugh 01/11/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 171 - A tremendous bond between brothers within a loving and supportive large family 01/04/2024
info_outline S5: Episode 170 - Now an adult, this younger sister reflects on the many ways her relationship with her autistic brother has grown and become stronger 12/28/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 169 - Today's guest takes her role as big sister & protector seriously as she shares with me all the ways she appreciates her autistic brother 12/21/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 168 - Two brothers join me for a discussion about life as an autism sibling 12/14/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 167 - My daughter shares her honest feelings about growing up with an autistic brother who has profound needs 12/07/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 166 - Both a sibling and a mom to loved ones on the autism spectrum, Kylie has spent her life advocating for less ignorance & bullying and more inclusion & resources 11/30/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 165 - Chatting with a special education teacher, who is also on the autism spectrum, about her new children's book 'Call Me Mosely' 11/16/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 164 - The importance of identifying the good moments in each day and finding happiness within yourself. Choose your hard! 11/09/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 163 - Choosing to put yourself first and having the strength to end an unhealthy relationship 11/02/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 162 - Learning to communicate more clearly and overcome our natural instinct as autism parents to live in 'fight or flight' mode in our marriage 10/26/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 161 - The importance of prioritizing your spouse and many other things a 33 year marriage has taught them 10/19/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 160 - Keeping laughter, communication and teamwork at the forefront of our marriage 10/12/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 159 - Navigating the minimal options available when our loved ones age out of traditional services 10/05/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 158 - Empowering your vision of 'home' and helping families coordinate future housing options for their loved ones 09/28/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 157 - Living by the motto 'what is standing in your way might just become the way' while enjoying and learning to navigate adulthood with her sons one day at a time 09/21/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 156 - An overview of the various housing alternatives for autistic adults 09/14/2023
info_outline S5: Episode 155 - Chatting with a Kentucky mom who decided to create a solution for adults with disabilities who have no options due to aging out 09/07/2023
info_outline S4: Episode 154 (Solo Episode) - Neurotypical milestones and managing emotions 06/08/2023
info_outline S4: Episode 153 - Sparked by a desire to encourage valuable conversations around kindness & inclusion, this incredible mom created a company to assist with her mission of Raising Rebels 06/01/2023