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Empowering Autistic Students: Cultivating Strengths for Lifelong Success – Sarah Wayland

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Meet Sarah Wayland, an accomplished researcher-turned autism advocate whose life was forever changed when she realized that her children were interacting with the world in ways uncharted by textbooks. Inspired by their journey, Sarah founded Guiding Exceptional Parents, utilizing her expertise to assist others navigate the often confusing landscape of autism. A certified Relationship Development Intervention consultant, she dedicates her time to fostering connections between parents and their children. With the publication of…

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Empowering Growth: Youssef Mogawer’s Inspirational Journey as an ASD Life Coach – Youssef Mogawer

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Today, we’re featuring a conversation with the genuinely inspirational Yousseff Mogawer. Yousseff is a certified ASD life coach from the Middle East and has spent a considerable amount of his life in Kuwait. Yousseff has a unique perspective to share as he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level One while pursuing a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. After his diagnosis, he developed a greater degree of self-awareness that…

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Effective Communication and Self-Expression: Elad “Al” Pines’ Advice for Navigating Social Interactions

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Elad “Al” Pines is no stranger to adversity and change. Born in Israel, his formative years included relocation to the United States, coping with bullying, and a late-stage diagnosis of Asperger’s and other cognitive nuances. These circumstances have honed Al’s unique perspective towards accepting and overcoming life’s challenges. As he continued to push against the odds, Al’s journey led him to explore different spiritualities and engage in continuous self-growth, which uniquely equipped him…

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Stories: Unlocking Untapped Potential: Daniel Isham Empowers ASD Gamers through an Innovatively Designed Game

Join host Reid Miles as he delves into the captivating world of autism and gaming with the dynamic and determined Daniel Isham, a game developer on a mission to create an immersive gaming experience while battling societal expectations and the struggle to fit in. My special guest is Daniel Isham Our guest today is Daniel Isham, a true testament of creativity meeting gaming. While taking care of his daughter and working as a full-time janitor, Daniel managed to co-develop a…

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Stories: Striking a Balance: Embracing Individuality with Jeff Howard and Andy Mullins

My special guests are the Co-founders of iddeate, Jeff Howard and Andy Mullins. Jeff Howard and Andy Mullins are the dynamic duo behind iddeate, a nonprofit crowdfunding platform focused on empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their goals. iddeate’s mission is to empower adults with IDD toward growth, autonomy, and career success.  In this episode, you will be able to: Learn more about iddeate’s model and how their platform works Delve into the inspiring Founder’s story and…

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Embracing Differences: An Autistic Teacher’s Perspective

Christopher Wheat is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who has spent over two decades working as a special education teacher. After being diagnosed with autism at age 35, Christopher embarked on a journey to better understand and embrace his condition. Alongside managing his own unique challenges, he used this experience to support his twin daughters, who both received autism diagnoses from an early age. His deep dedication to family and advocacy led Christopher to explore the impacts of medication…

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Breaking Barriers: Jack Richardson’s Journey to Trying New Foods

Our guests today are Jack and Amy Richardson, a remarkable mother-son duo who have embarked on a journey of personal growth and celebrating small milestones. Facing the challenges of autism and a limited diet, Jack has been breaking through his comfort zones and trying new foods, while documenting his experiences on YouTube. Their story is an inspiring reminder to parents of children with autism that small victories can lead to big breakthroughs and should be celebrated. Support the show via…

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Andrea Pollack’s Journey: From Lawyer to Autism Mom & Advocate

Andrea Pollack, a devoted mother and former lawyer, has been on quite the journey with her 24-year-old son who has autism. After noticing a lack of adequate support for her son in school, she left her 19-year career and homeschooled him for eight years. Andrea’s dedication didn’t stop there; she went back to school and earned her Master’s in education to better assist other parents facing similar challenges. Now, as the founder of Autism Parent Solutions, Andrea offers education and…

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Inside the Mind of an Executive Function Coach: Chris Fugelsang

Chris Fugelsang is an experienced New York-based executive function coach who has dedicated his career to helping students with ADHD and ASD reach their full potential. With over 18 years of teaching experience in public, private, and international schools, Chris truly understands the unique challenges faced by students with learning differences. He specializes in teaching life skills, study techniques, and self-advocacy, empowering students to navigate the complex world of academia with confidence. Having taught in various countries like Japan, Chris…

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Unlocking Executive Functioning Secrets with Dr. Bibi Priyesh

Meet Bibi Priyesh, a skilled educational therapist and learning specialist devoted to aiding individuals with diverse learning needs. Operating out of West Los Angeles, Bibi works with students ranging from first grade to college, offering personalized remediation and championing a more comprehensive understanding of neurodiversity. With an education that spans three countries, Bibi brings a distinctive understanding of different educational systems and their teaching methods. Focusing on executive functioning, she guides parents and teachers in recognizing executive function difficulties and…

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