Neurodivergent ABA Therapist - Episode 29 of the Special Needs Kids Are People Too Podcast with Amy Bodkin

Neurodivergent ABA Therapist Today I talked with Julie Angstadt, Owner of Hummingbird ABA Therapy, about how, as a Neurodivergent person, she created Hummingbird ABA Therapy Center to support children in the development of self-advocacy skills and partner with kids to help them learn things that are of interest to them! Listen Here: Show Notes: Hummingbird ABA Therapy Center I hope you enjoyed 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! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print <<< Back to the Main Podcast PageRead More →

On the Job Training - Episode 28 of the Special Needs Kids Are People Too Podcast with Amy Bodkin

On the Job Training In this episode, I talked with Kalli Clement, Owner of Perfect Blend Coffee Company, about how she provides opportunities for young adults with disabilities to not only get job training, but to also work, collect a paycheck, and find other opportunities in the community! Listen Here: Show Notes: Perfect Blend Coffee Company I hope you enjoyed 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! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print <<< Back to the Main Podcast PageRead More →

Finding Therapists Who Honor Personhood - Episode 27 of the Special Needs Kids Are People Too Podcast with Amy Bodkin

Finding Therapists Who Honor Personhood In this episode, I talked with Melissa Goolsby, Owner of Across the Board Therapy Center, about how to find therapists who will honor the personhood of your child and family! Listen Here: Show Notes: Across the Board Therapy Center I hope you enjoyed 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! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print <<< Back to the Main Podcast PageRead More →

Creating Supportive Local Groups - Special Needs Kids Are People Too Podcast

Creating Supportive Local Groups In this episode, I talked with Kendra Booth, President of Emerald Coast Exceptional Families, about how they created a nonprofit organization to support families with exceptional needs. Listen Here: Show Notes: Emerald Coast Exceptional Families I hope you enjoyed 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! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print <<< Back to the Main Podcast PageRead More →

Encanto, Trauma, and Autism - Episode 25 of Special Needs Kids Are People Too Podcast

Encanto, Trauma, and Autism In this episode, Jessica and I talk about the movies Encanto and Turning Red and how they relate to generational trauma. Listen Here: Show Notes: Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Encanto Turning Red Soul Mister Rogers  Horton Hears a Who I hope you enjoyed 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! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email PrintRead More →

A Place to Belong with Amber O'Neal Johnston - Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast

A Place to Belong with Amber O’Neal Johnston Join me today as I talk to Amber O’Neal Johnston about her new book, A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in Our Homes and Beyond. I absolutely LOVE her message about learning to love who we are and where we come from and how that opens us up to being able to see what is beautiful in other people! This is SUCH an important message for our Special Needs Families where children often struggle with appreciating themselves when they are surrounded by people who aren’t like them! AND Amber will be joining my Special NeedsRead More →

Why You Don't Need a Special Needs Math Curriculum

Episode 23: Why You Don’t Need a Special Needs Math Curriculum Does your child hate math? Is it the subject they struggle with most? Are you searching for the Special Needs Math Curriculum that will solve all of your woes? If you want to see real progress with math, the key is not a curriculum targeting a specific learning disability.. the key is helping your child see the beauty in math and to find a curriculum that teaches the way your child learns best. A curriculum designed for a specific disability isn’t going to work because we aren’t a diagnosis. We are people, which meansRead More →

Internet Safety for Teens - Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast

Episode 22: Internet Safety for Teens Join me today as my daughter, Jessica, and I talk about the importance of internet safety, including some of the measures we have put in place over the years to protect them. Spoiler! It has not included software or guardian tech! It has mostly depended on building and maintaining a trusting relationship with our children and using that as a place to build online relationship skills. Like so many things in life, learning to communicate safely online is something that you learn as you go with the support of people who love you most! Listen Here: Show Notes: SpecialRead More →

Profiles in Personhood - Meet Austin!

Episode 21: Profiles in Personhood Meet Austin! Join me for another episode of our series: Profiles in Personhood! Today you will get to meet my son, Austin, and learn a little more about what is important to him! Get ready to laugh along with us as we talk about Hyperlexia, NonVerbal Learning Disability, classic video games, music, and humor! And we get to hear Austin do some of his voice impressions for us!! Listen Here: Show Notes: Special Needs Homeschooling Membership with Amy Bodkin, EdS When Babies Read by Audra Jensen Building Narration Skills One Picture at a Time: Online Course by  Lynne Moore NonVerbalRead More →

Sex Education, ABA, and Autism – How We Can Do Better

Episode 20: Sex Education, ABA, and Autism How We Can Do Better My guest today is Madison Holcomb, an Autistic adult whose work focuses on offering an Autistic perspective to families and professionals. Madison was a recent guest speaker at SEXABA, a conference focused on the importance of thinking ahead to the needs of not only the child but also the adult the child will become! This must include giving thought to sex education. Oftentimes we think of sex education as this “big thing.” But in reality, sex education is often just taking ideas experienced in other platonic relationships and generalizing those ideas to aRead More →