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This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by
 
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In this episode, we are going to be talking about how to let others care for your special needs child. The reason why this is an important topic is because as special needs moms, we wear all the hats. We take care of our children, the house, our marriage, other kids, work, cooking, cleaning, errands, doctor’s appointments, and the list goes on. I u…
 
Okay. I hear you. Hiring a babysitter is too expensive. No one can take care of your kids as well as you can. How could you trust someone or find the time to find someone? How do you know if they are treating your kids well when you aren't there? I get it and I hear you. These are things I used to tell myself. But I am doing this episode because I …
 
On this Q&A episode of the podcast, I am responding to a question I got on Instagram that was really really good! It's all about how offended we are when we hear the R word. In the special needs arena, that is very hurtful. I have a lot of thoughts about this because it's something I’ve struggled with over the last few years, and I’ve finally come …
 
In this episode, it's going to be a little different. I have had the idea of adding a second episode a week. I get a lot of questions from people, a lot of questions that are really good and important to me and to the special needs community, so I really want to discuss them with all of you. In this episode, and for future Q&A's, I am just going to…
 
Today we are talking about acceptance. It is my biggest dream for every parent that has a child with special needs because what you can do with acceptance can change the world. You cannot be the best, most effective, and most loving parent until you get to this phase. The journey is you discovering what that purpose is. And I believe that your chil…
 
When my daughter Remy was diagnosed with autism, I had ALL the feels. I struggled and I felt alone. I didn’t know how I was going to be the kind of mother that Remy needed, and I didn't understand why she had special needs. How could God do this to a child? Why did God choose me? What did I do to deserve this? But I had SUCH a radical transformatio…
 
Today’s topic is ALL about bargaining. The word bargaining is confusing for a lot of people, and whenever we talk about the stages of grief, we don't even know what it really is and want to move on to the “better” stages, because who needs bargaining? But it's one that will actually keep us stuck the longest. I don't think we even realize we are do…
 
This episode is a heavy topic, but I am really excited about it. It is about anger and grieving what your old ideas or thoughts were for your child. It is a previously recorded episode and it's one of the first one I've ever done. I wanted to play it because the discussion of the stages of grief still rings true for any mom or any parent who is pro…
 
This episode is about denial and it is one of THE most important episodes of this entire podcast. What I know now is that when you are raising a child with special needs, there is a part of you that has to die. And I know that sounds a little crazy, but raising a child with special needs requires you to change. It requires you to become a better ve…
 
Currently, I am going through a season of depression in my life. This is not a comfortable topic for me to talk about, but I realize how important and crucial this discussion is right now. I also know that one of the BEST ways to overcome it is to talk about it. So, that's what I am doing in this episode. This is just coming from my own experience …
 
On this episode, I am talking with Sherilyn Toro who is an amazing mama of two kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was ten years old, and her son, Gabe, was recently diagnosed with Autism. She is so incredible and openly shares about her hopes and fears surrounding her son’s diagnosis, how important Early Intervention was…
 
I am speaking today with Heather Cadenhead, who is the incredible mama and home-school teacher of two boys. Her 8 year old son Milo is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum. Heather and her family have been on the autism journey for a few years now and she has learned a lot throughout her journey. She talks about finding resources for her son, getti…
 
This is a very different episode then the ones I’ve done in the past. I have had a lot on my mind and I wanted to share that with you. I believe that it really ties in to special needs parenting and has given me clarity about why I am even here, doing this podcast, and why I have such a passion to talk to parents with kids that have special needs. …
 
I am so excited to have Stephanie Hanrahan on the podcast for this episode because she is so vulnerable and unafraid to talk about the hard areas of her life. She shares the personal story of having a husband with a chronic illness, what its really been like being a mom of two kids on the spectrum, and how she achieved success by opening up and una…
 
I am really excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Valerie Brooks who is the mother of three kids, and currently a caretaker for her daughter Jess, an adult who is blind and has autism. People like Val and her daughter Jessica help me to see how amazing life can be, even when it is really hard. Val shares all of her struggles with…
 
In this episode, I am interviewing Nicole Gottesmann, who shares her powerful story of overcoming the tragedy and grief of losing her husband, her experience with getting an autism diagnosis for her son Gabe, dealing with breast cancer, and through it all, how she was able to find love again. Nicole's story is so beautiful and she is such an amazin…
 
In this episode, I am talking to Katie Poirier who was a former physician’s assistant and is now a stay-at-home mom to two kids under two. She talks about the birth of both of her children, Everett and Isla, Postpartum Depression, and her story about recently getting an autism diagnosis for her first child, Everett. It is an amazing conversation ab…
 
In this episode, I am interviewing Andrea Andrade who is the mother of 3 children, ages 22, 18, and 16. Her middle child, Teddy, was diagnosed with autism when he was just 2 years old, so she has almost 17 years of experience of being an autism mom. She talks about receiving an autism diagnosis, motherhood, raising three children, self-care, having…
 
So, this week I intended to put out a different podcast episode, but it just didn’t feel right. There are so many things going on in our world right now that it felt like it was important to address what is happening. The two big controversial topics that are discussed in this episode are the racism and injustice surrounding the story of George Flo…
 
Download my free guide. 11 areas to focus on after an autism diagnosis ASDparenting.com/autism I got a DM asking me how I have such peace with Remy doing ABA right now with the COVID crisis still happening. I decided to record an episode on how I have that peace. I give you steps for you to take to create that peace too. Don't forget to subscribe t…
 
Today, we are finishing up the topic about 11 Areas to Focus on After an Autism Diagnosis. I wanted to talk about this because when Remy was diagnosed with Autism, we didn’t have a manual, directions, or any type of instructions. I didn't have a guide, so I created one. It has been about 5 years now, and I can really see what has worked and what ha…
 
I am SO excited about this topic. In this episode, I am talking about the eleven MOST important areas that should be focused on after an autism diagnosis. These are all things that I have really thought about over the years and have first-hand experience with after 5 years of being a mom to a daughter with autism. This is a breakdown of the FREE GU…
 
This podcast episode is an amazing Zoom Call Meetup that I had with Sasha Long who is a BCBA, M.A., and the founder and president of The Autism Helper, along with a bunch of parents from the Accepting the Unacceptable Facebook Community. Sasha talks with us about her emergency homeschooling curriculum that she created, answers our questions, and br…
 
In this episode, we are talking about how to turn panic into purpose. Whether you are processing a special needs diagnosis, an autism diagnosis, or you are in the middle of a COVID-19 situation, whatever it is, I am going to be talking about four steps that you can take in order to use what you are going through as fuel to bring a sense of purpose …
 
This episode is all about the seasons of life. I think this topic is SO important right now because we are in a season of life where a pandemic has caused the whole world to pretty much be locked in their houses. We may be in a difficult season right now, but trust me when I say no season lasts forever. The more we accept this, the easier it is to …
 
We are in the middle of a pandemic. Our lives are changing and life is going through a massive shift for every single one of us. We just want to know that we’ll be okay. So, in this episode, I am going to tell you how we are all going to get through this and why we'll be okay. If you'd like to be a part of the Autism Hope Focus Group https://go.jod…
 
I am SO excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Julieann Hartley who is a board-certified neurologic music therapist. We are going to be talking all about how we can use music therapy to help support emotional resilience, coping skill development, communication, and auditory processing disorders in children, adults, and people that…
 
I am so excited to have Brittany Crabtree on my podcast today to share her story. So many of us are scared when you think about getting an autism diagnosis. It feels like we're alone on an island and no one could possibly understand. Brittney is the mother of 4, 2 of which have autism. Brittney was one of the first moms I met after Remy was diagnos…
 
In today's episode, it's going to be a bit different because I am going to be talking about parenting teenagers. I will be explaining what happened recently with my son, why I decided to go public on social media, opening up a discussion about the challenges of raising teens, and where I am currently at with everything. I am loving connecting with …
 
In today's episode, I am joined by my husband Zach, and we are going to be talking all about how to advocate for your special needs child. We will be sharing the struggles and experiences that we have gone through in order to build an incredible team around our daughter Remy and how we've been able to give her the resources that she needs to thrive…
 
In the world of special needs, comparison can be extremely painful. When our child isn’t able to do something that they should be doing, it’s natural to wish that they weren’t struggling. It’s normal for us to want to make things better in our life when everything isn’t going well. The problem starts when we begin comparing ourselves and our childr…
 
Have you ever been worried about what people would say or think if they knew your child had autism? If you are, your not alone. One of the many worried we have around raising a child with autism is what others think of them. I'm talking today all about the judgment of others and why it might be time to start letting others into your journey. Email:…
 
This episode is all about how to get to a place of accepting the things in our minds that we find unacceptable. If that's accepting a child's illness or autism diagnosis or just accepting something you always thought shouldn't be happening. I am loving connecting with you. Find me on social media or email me Email: jody@jodywarshawsky.com FB Group …
 
In this episode, I want to talk about the difference between preparing for something and planning for something. We all want the plan. When we walk out of the psychologist's office who just gave us the paper that says the word "autism" on it, we want the plan. We want the map that tells us where to go, what to do, what the right diet is or the righ…
 
I am really excited to be talking about today's topic, which is mostly about my weight loss journey. I wanted to do this episode because it's New Year, and so many of us want this year to be the one that we change and experience amazing things. One of those things is self-care! A lot of times, we give so much to our families, friends, our job, and …
 
The holiday episode. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we all have those traditions that we want to hold on to. I want to give you permission to adjust as necessary to fit the needs of your family. Christmas is known to cause anxiety and overwhelm, but when you throw in a new diagnosis, medical issues, or a child that doesn't fit into the reg…
 
In this episode, Im really excited to be joined by my friend Brittany Joseph who is a 26-year-old mother of five children that are between the ages of nine and two. She's married to her high school sweetheart, who is currently employed in the Air Force. She walks us through her experience with becoming a mom at a young age and what it was like goin…
 
Are you someone who tends to be anxious, feel like you are never settled, or constantly experience fear and depression? Do you ever think you are not enough? If so, there is a chance that you could be a perfectionist. Being a parent of a child with special needs is a very challenging task. You might be fearful that you aren’t doing enough and as a …
 
Today, I am joined by Leah Behrens who is the author of the blog The Behrens Den and an amazing wife and mother to three children. Two of which have autism. Leah shares her journey into motherhood, dealing with an autism diagnosis for both of her children, how to make your marriage work, experiencing a miscarriage, and advice for anyone who is thin…
 
Every single one of us holds beliefs that we believe are true. Do you know that our beliefs shape both our happiness and our misery? What we believe can help us to raise our child with autism and special needs to be strong and independent and happy, or it can help them to grow up feeling like a victim and that there is something wrong with them. In…
 
How should you respond when your child is consistently exhibiting negative behaviors, like a meltdown or tantrum? What types of curricular help are out there for parents that want to homeschool their child? What can you do to be an advocate for your child? Ensuring they get the help that they need both inside and outside of the classroom? These que…
 
One of the scariest parts of parenting a child with special needs is knowing that the direction you are leading your child is the very best one. We fear that we wont meet the needs of our kids because we don't know how to navigate this special needs world. We want to give our children the best we can but its often difficult to know what the best is…
 
Do you ever feel like your inadequate? that you don't know if you're cut out for this parenting stuff? I had a little pity party this week so I totally understand. In this episode, I talk about how you can keep your head up even though you can't see the road in front of you.By Jody Warshawsky
 
We never forget our child's first cry, first smile or the first time they start walking. Those are the milestones we dream of when picturing our future children. But we also never forget the first time we look at our child and wonder if we should be concerned with their development. Today I am talking to Megan Carranza from Adventure In Autism Podc…
 
ABA therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a common type of therapy offered to people on the spectrum. But what is ABA therapy? Today I am speaking with Ashleigh Guich, BCBA all about ABA therapy and how it's used for people with autism as well as anyone else who can benefit from changing behaviors and learning good communication skills If you like…
 
Hey there, do you ever get into weird funks in life? I totally get it, Im there right now. It just seems like sometimes life gets heavy In this episode, I talk about a bunch of things. Depression, IEPs, Vaccines, Acceptance. All the stuff on my mind. But what's really on my mind is what does acceptance really mean? Can you accept your child but? I …
 
We all want to be the best parents. I remember when I was pregnant with my first son, I was going to be the best mom there ever was. I wasn't going to make all those mistakes that everyone else did. But then he was born and I realized that there is a lot of things out of my control. I wasn't able to be perfect and felt it in a way I hadn't anticipa…
 
Zach Warshawsky shares what he has learned about marriage and how hes managed to put his marriage first despite the medical diagnosis of our daughter Remy. Here are some of the links mentioned in the episode The router we use to manage parental controls for our teenagers. https://jodyslinks.com/disneycirclerouter It allows us to manage the amount o…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, bitter and resentful at doing the mother thing? When your kids act up or have a meltdown and you have only had 2 hours of sleep, how does that make you feel? I know for me that when I don't practice self-care, that's when the stress and overwhelm come in. Today we are talking about the importance of self-care…
 
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