How Do We Help Children Recover from a Pandemic (and Other Childhood Trauma)? Part 2

Episode 4: How Do We Help Children Recover from a Pandemic (and Other Childhood Trauma)? Part 2 Welcome to episode #4 of Special Needs Kids are People Too! This episode is Part 2 of “How Do We Help Chidren Recover From a Pandemic (and other childhood trauma).” You can listen to Part 1 here. In this episode I discuss the specific ways we can support children to help them  process trauma and move forward in a positive direction.  #1: We have to reduce pressure and provide positive support. 1) We have to reduce pressure and provide positive support. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs gives us aRead More →

How Do We Help Children Recover from a Pandemic (and Other Childhood Trauma)? Part 1

Episode 3: How Do We Help Children Recover from a Pandemic (and Other Childhood Trauma)? Part 1 Welcome to episode #3 of Special Needs Kids are People Too! This episode discusses the 2020-2021 school year, what trauma is, how trauma can impact us, and why it is so important to address and heal trauma. Listen Here: Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa I hope you had fun listening to today’s episode and gained some new insights into the wonderful variety of people in our world!  And remember, Special Needs Kids are People Too! Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitterRead More →

Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast with Amy Bodkin, EdS - Episode #2: Welcome to Club 299 - My Autistic Diagnosis

Episode 2: Welcome to Club 299 – My Autism Diagnosis I did not receive my Autism diagnosis until my children were being diagnosed, and it took me a while to be ready to receive those diagnoses. When we did finally receive those diagnoses, we had a lot of challenges to work through—from finding the right supports for my youngest, who was also Hyperlexic, to addressing the health challenges that resulted from chronic masking and unaddressed mental health issues. Be sure to listen to the previous episode in which I talk about my autistic childhood. You can listen to that episode here: Episode #1: My AutisticRead More →

Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast with Amy Bodkin, EdS - Episode #1: My Autistic Childhood

Episode 1: My Autistic Childhood Welcome to the first episode of Special Needs Kids are People Too! My core mission is that every special needs child should be seen as a person, not a diagnosis – because a special needs kid is just like any other child, just more so! So today I will be talking about my Autistic childhood and how it might help you see behavior in a new light. Oftentimes people think that the behavior of Autistics is weird or unusual, but it isn’t really if you understand how to read the behavior. In this episode, I share some snapshots from myRead More →