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Today’s episode highlights adulting on the spectrum. My guest today is Samuel Huber. Samuel is an autism self advocate and public speaker. Samuel provides an autistic perspective on various topics relating to adulthood on his YouTube channel and Instagram. AMMD Disclaimer Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t m…
 
Today's episode highlights wandering and elopement. My first guest is Shelly McLaughlin. Shelly is the parent of a teenage son with Asperger’s Syndrome and is a Program Director at Pathfinders for Autism in Maryland. Shelly has developed and conducted Autism and Intellectual/Developmental Disability (ASD/IDD) Trainings for various organizations inc…
 
When Mike Shelah learned in March 2008 that his three year old son Mikey was diagnosed with Autism it changed his life and the lives of every member of his family. Shortly after, Mike wanted to do something to contribute to the autism community and he began a fundraiser. Because of his volunteer work, Mike was asked to join the Board Of Directors w…
 
My guest today is Diana Lee Inosanto. She is truly an autism warrior mom. On today’s episode, Diana shares her Autism journey with her son Sebastian. Diana is the daughter of martial arts legend, Dan Inosanto and is also the goddaughter of global icon, the late Bruce Lee. She is a martial artist, stuntwoman, children’s book author, actress, directo…
 
This episode highlights non-public special education and how it’s different from private school. If you have a child with a disability and you are concerned that specialized education needs are not being met in your public school, you have the right to request that the IEP team consider a non-public special education school placement. My guest toda…
 
My guest today is Dr. Jen Trachtenberg and is known to her patients as Dr. Jen. She is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board-certified pediatrician, author, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Autism mom. Dr. Jen has appeared numerous times on NBC, the TODAY show, CNN, Fox News, ABC World News Tonight as well as on Th…
 
Today’s episode highlights Autism and seizures. Research suggests that about 15-30% of people with Autism experience seizures. Besides headaches, seizures are the most common neurological disorder in kids. My guest today is Gail Rand. Gail has been passionately involved in the Maryland cannabis laws and regulations since 2013 as a parent advocate o…
 
Today’s episode highlights siblings of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Siblings face unique challenges and often times play an important role in the long-term care and support of their brother or sister with these disabilities. My guest today is Carolyn Chen. Carolyn was the Sibling Support Coordinator for the Maryland Dev…
 
My guest today is Bobby Rubio. Bobby is an Autism dad and Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios. He’s worked on “Cars 2,” “Monsters University,” “The Good Dinosaur,” and “Incredibles 2.” Bobby also worked on Academy Award®-winning feature films including “Up,” “Brave,” and “Inside Out.” He’s recently worked on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-wi…
 
My guest today is Mai Hall. Mai is an Early Childhood Specialist at The Parent’s Place of Maryland. She is also a former educator and mentor in preschool and grades K-6, a program manager, and grant writer for nonprofits. Her two children both have Autism and are her reason for advocating for parents. Parentcenterhub.org Ppmd.org Disclaimer: The po…
 
My guest today is Dr. LaTamia White-Green. She is an autism mom and a medical physician double board certified in pediatric and adult psychiatry. Dr. Green is also the founder of GET FIT SIS, a health and wellness community where she has helped women improve their physical and mental health. In this episode, Dr. Green discusses her family’s autism …
 
My guest today is Angie Auldridge. Angie an ASD mom, College Disability Support Services Advisor and Behavioral Intervention Team member as well as a blogger and podcaster. She serves on numerous committees and boards with the hope of improving the quality of life and services for people with disabilities. Connect with Angie Auldridge at: Blog - ww…
 
My guest today is Catherine Hughes. Catherine, also known as The Caffeinated Advocate, is a best-selling author, blogger, editor, and public speaker. Her long-awaited memoir, "Imprisoned No More: A Mother and Son Embrace Autism and Journey to Freedom" has just been released. She is a passionate advocate, innovative storyteller, and community strate…
 
Dr. Nick Bennett is a pediatric infectious disease expert, who trained in the UK before meeting his American wife and moving to the United States. He realized that he’s an Aspie during medical school. In this episode Dr. Bennett shares his personal ASD journey. Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advi…
 
Today’s episode highlights navigating the financial challenges of raising 2 ASD kids. My guest today is Milicent Santos. Milie is an ASD mom to 2 college students, a parent advocate, a case manager at The Arc Baltimore, a graduate of the Arc of Maryland’s Partners in Policymaking Program, and a Filipino immigrant. https://www.autismspeaks.org/autis…
 
Today’s episode highlights Autism and fatherhood. I often hear stories of autism and motherhood. And even though my podcast is called Autism Mom MD, I want to give kudos to all the superhero dads out there who are some of the strongest advocates for individuals with Autism. My guest today is Rico Winston. Rico is a committee member of the Friends o…
 
My guest today is Jenn Lynn. Jenn is the mom of a teenage son, Jake, with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder and Executive Function Disorder. Lynn serves on the Commission for People with Disabilities of Montgomery County, All Clear Education Services, the Arc US Diversity Committee, and is the Executive Director at Upc…
 
This episode highlights special education law and parental rights. My guest is Deeannah Taylor. Deeannah has a master's degree in Special Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She has developed trainings to specifically educate parents on special education law and the value of partnership with their school teams. IDEA broken down by sections…
 
Welcome to the Autism Mom MD Podcast where we discuss empowerment, growth and inclusion for individuals with autism. I’m Dr. Carol Baltazar, but my patients call me Dr. B. I’m a wife, mom of 3 amazing kids, and an Internal Medicine physician. My oldest son has autism spectrum disorder. I created the Autism Mom MD podcast as a resource for parents, …
 
A brief podcast to highlight what's in store on the journey to become a more effective advocate for people with Autism. Commonly Seen Acronym brochure available on: Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RXGHzEYvOi-arARBFRMhlHoJwPvIvzrK/view?usp=sharing) Please join the Autism Mom MD Facebook group to download the file (https://www.facebook…
 
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