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Are you the parent of an upcoming high school graduate and new college student with a disability? Is your child planning a college, technical, or trade school higher education? Get an insider’s look from a college Learning Disability Specialist who can help you plan and ask the right questions to Disability Services! Find tips and resources to arrange accommodations and overcome barriers to your future.
 
Two physicians, through dialogue and interviews, take a critical look at medical training and the culture of medicine and explore how interpersonal boundary clarity and the capacity to fully engage are essential to effective medical practice, mentoring, medical education, and a nourishing career. This podcast builds on Dr. Weiner’s book, On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). Hosted by Saul J. Weiner MD, and S ...
 
This weekly podcast is your go-to resource for real answers to parenting, working with or being neurodiverse. With the right information you will better understand neurodiverse brains, develop the skills to parent or mentor more confidently, and get better outcomes addressing neurodiverse challenges. Join Jason Grygla, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Director of TechieForLife, a specialized mentoring program for neurodiverse young adults and his wife, Debbie Grygla, Certified Life Coach ...
 
Discover In It, a podcast from Understood for and about families of kids who learn and think differently. Hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham hear from families of kids who struggle with reading, math, focus, and other skills. Parenting kids who learn and think differently can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind ...
 
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It can be really challenging to know if we're parenting too much or too little. Especially when we have a son or daughter, that's neurodiverse and has some developmental delays or extra challenges. When your child enters the adulting transition, it can get even more complicated. How much should we support and how much should we back off? What's hel…
 
Today's episode guest is a former college student who talks about some of his experiences at both the community college and university as a student with a learning disability. Jimmmy talks about his academic struggles and how he worked to succeed in his classes. He describes his experiences with several professors, and the importance of reaching ou…
 
In Episode 21, you (or your parents) will learn the importance of the entrance exams like the SAT and the ACT, and how those scores can impact your ability to register for college-level courses. You will discover how sometimes students who make last minute decisions to take college classes can still be admitted to a community or junior college with…
 
Join us for this in-depth discussion with Travis Slagle, the Clinical Director at Evoke Therapy Intensives. Parenting is challenging, especially if we haven't worked through our own issues. Parenting a neurodiverse child adds additional stressors into the mix, often bringing our personal issues into the equation. We go into specifics of how that ca…
 
Making Career Plans examines resources that will help an adult with a disability or parents of teens with disabilities explore career options. In this session you will learn the value of O'Net, a free planning resource that provides tons of information about careers. The importance of O'Net is that it covers all skill levels, educational levels, em…
 
Why is maintaining good physical health and hygiene such an issue for some autistic and neurodiverse young people? In this episode, Jason gets real about the challenges and negative outcomes some of them experience. This is not an easy or fun topic to discuss but it's a relevant one and the struggle is real! Jason offers insights into understanding…
 
On this Memorial Day, we take a moment to reach out to wounded warriors who are thinking about returning to college on the GI Bill. Episode 19 shares insights into college supports and challenges for our veterans with a disability. You will learn what barriers may happen and how you might handle documentation challenges and limitations you might ru…
 
Join us as we have a conversation with Eric Pedersen, the Dean of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Dixie State University in Southern Utah, who sits on the board of several technology companies, and is a founding partner at our program for neurodiverse young adults, TechieForLife. Eric gets candid about the patterns he sees among neurodivers…
 
Today’s we’ll be speaking with Dr. Robin Edge, PhD, CCC-SLP Dr. Robin Edge is a Licensed and Certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Tenured Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Jacksonville University where she teaches fluency disorders, healthcare ethics, counseling, professional issues, and international rehabilitation policy/c…
 
Episode 18 shares four topics that college students with disabilities need to clearly understand: faculty POV regarding testing security, accommodations that contradict the syllabus, ADA law and program standards, and learning from your test mistakes. Each of these areas can easily become a source of conflict with professors, and this podcast offer…
 
For part three of Parenting with Confidence, I share a simple yet effective parenting tool and process to help you have the confidence to weather the inevitable bumps and challenges that come with parenting. Join me as I encourage you to examine where you focus your time and energy and consider if it's actually in areas you have control over or not…
 
Episode 17 contains tips and insights regarding your college faculty discussions around your disability and the accommodations you are requesting. You will learn information to help a new college student avoid some of the common mistakes students make when sharing their accommodations with the professor. You will also gain some insights into whethe…
 
Clarice Jackson is the founder of Voice Advocacy Center in Omaha NE where she serves as the Executive Director of the Literacy and Dyslexia Screening and Teaching Program. She also serves as a Councilwoman for The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy County. She is a sought-after national presenter on the topics of dyslexia, black literacy matte…
 
Learn about creating an environment where your neurodiverse child, teenager, or young adult has motivation to grow and develop rather than staying comfortably stuck and miserable. In this episode, Jason draws on examples from mentoring students at TechieForLife to illustrate balancing discomfort with growth, building relationships of influence, and…
 
In this episode, we chat with Betina Wildhaber, the author and creator of neurodiversitynetwork.net that consolidates various neurodiversity resources into one place with the goal of enhancing awareness and acceptance for neurodivergents to find meaningful employment and educational experiences. We discuss specific things neurodivergent job seekers…
 
In part two of Parenting With Confidence, Debbie explains why many parenting strategies give us mixed results and what you can do to improve results. Our best parenting comes from high-quality relationships and that always starts with us and the way we show up for our kids. Get full show notes and more information here: https://JasonDebbie.com/17…
 
The ADA defines disabilities as a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and this Episode 13 discusses that definition and including the meanings of substantially limits and major life activities. In this episode you will also learn how to get a copy of the spring newsletter, "Getting Ready for Co…
 
In this episode, Jason and Debbie invited two of TechieForLife's graduates to talk about their experiences growing up and coping with ADHD and ADD diagnosis. They share some of their struggles, what was helpful, what would have been more helpful in school, and advice and tips for other neurodiverse young people. Get full show notes and more informa…
 
Episode 12, Shares 8 valuable math techniques students have used to help them successfully pass math classes. The strategies include before-class previews, notetaking and disabilities, answer-key tips, white space frames, color coded steps, whiteboards first, using your voice, and learning from mistakes.…
 
Is it outright defiance or something else entirely? Knowing the difference can make all the difference in how you approach your neurodiverse loved one. Listen in as Jason explains Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), it's prevalence in neurodiverse individuals, and why it's different from Oppositional Defiant Disorder. They can look very similar bu…
 
In this episode, Doug takes us on a deep dive into the latest cutting-edge research on neurodevelopment. We discuss the similarities and differences between ADHD and Autism and the prevalence of having both. Doug explains the importance of understanding cognitive fatigue, how it impacts classroom performance, and answers why and what to do about yo…
 
In part one, of parenting with confidence, Debbie talks about what parenting with confidence looks like and where that confidence needs to come from to actually be helpful when you need it the most. When you love your kiddos, you want to show up as your best self. Listen in to this episode to hear a simple way to practice getting in to a confident …
 
Chaz Perez is a Servant-leader, traveler, TEDx speaker, and Founder of BrilliantChildren.org and today he speaks with Asher about growing up with dyslexia and woking with the youth. This show is sponsored in part by: Learning Ally: www.learningally.org 3 Dudes Design: https://3dudesdesign.com/ Learning Ally Demo https://learningally.org/Solutions-f…
 
We love working with Josh and you're going to appreciate the perspectives he shares with us in this episode. Josh is an educational consultant who helps families and young people when they're in crisis and things aren't working. He matches young people with the best programs for their needs. He shares important things to consider when you create a …
 
In today's episode, Jason explains why neurodiverse young people are so susceptible to screen addiction and overuse. He talks about what the real problem is and why taking a sobriety approach to gaming and screen addiction isn't realistic or sustainable. Jason shares what actually helps neurodiverse young people find balance in their screen use and…
 
Tom Bergeron is the co-founder of InventiveLabs, a career and business incubator focused on college-aged adults with dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. The Lab runs a hands-on program helping individuals find their path forward by exploring career and school options, or maybe even starting their own business. Tom experienced many challenges in school, but by…
 
Episode 7 shares 6 techniques any student can use to improve testing and reduce the anxiety that often tags along with testing. You will learn about avoiding the door people, doing a data dump at the test, previewing tests, using scantrons correctly, writing short answer and long answer essays, and reviewing your errors.…
 
Have you ever felt like you were a bad mom or dad? Have you ever had a professional tell you your child is normal and he will "grow out of it?" We're delighted to share with you this conversation we had with Patricia & Maximilian. They talk openly about their struggles and share some important realizations they made along the way that helped their …
 
Life can feel like one big juggling act, especially when you’re parenting a neurodiverse son or daughter. Do you ever “drop the ball” sometimes or... a lot of the time? If you ever think it’s too much and feel overwhelmed, this episode is for you. Listen in as Life Coach, Debbie Grygla, shares a simple way to lessen your stress and free yourself up…
 
In this episode, Caitlin shares her insights and tips for better supporting neurodiverse females from her experience as a therapist working at Aspiro Wilderness Program. Neurodiverse females can present a little different from their male counterparts, which may contribute to why they're so often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This makes it even more …
 
In today's episode, part 2, Jason continues to draw from a presentation he gave at a Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) conference. (In case you missed part one, you can hear it on episode 5.) Jason gets to the heart of why we need to throw out the usual timelines for neurodiverse teens and young adults and makes the case for a high school r…
 
S3E1 Part 1 Married with Dyslexia. Join Amy and I as we hope this talk will be encouraging, insightful and funny as we navigate what it's like to be Married with Dyslexia! This show is sponsored in part by: Learning Ally: www.learningally.org Learning Ally Demo https://learningally.org/Solutions-for-School/Schedule-Demo Texas Education Association …
 
In this first solo episode with Debbie, she talks about some of the challenges in neurodiverse parenting. You love your son or daughter and want them to be happy. You want the best for them, but it's hard to figure it out what to do. There's a lot of conflicting advice and approaches out there. How do you know if you're doing it right? How do you k…
 
Listen in to our interview with well-respected psychologists Abby and Todd. Find out what goes into a comprehensive psychological evaluation, why is it worth investing in a good one, and hear what they say to those wanting to avoid a diagnosis because of fears around labeling their child. Get full show notes and more information here: https://Jason…
 
For our first episode, we explain what neurodiversity is, who falls under this description and one of the most important things we’ve learned parenting and working with this population. Join us, as we share why we’re doing a podcast and what you can expect from listening in each week. Get full show notes and more information here: JasonDebbie.com/1…
 
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