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Mentoring the Mentors: Training Professionals to Empower Neurodiverse Lives

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Matthew Bogenschutz, director of the Virginia Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (VA LEND), shares his lifelong journey of being surrounded by individuals with disabilities, stemming from his parents’ direction of a summer camp for kids with physical disabilities. This early exposure ignited his passion for supporting individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives within their communities. Throughout his career, Matthew has worn multiple hats, from being a mental health counselor and disability advocate to now serving as a professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. His commitment to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities led him to initiate the VA LEND program, addressing the critical need for qualified professionals in various disciplines to serve people with disabilities. Through his experiences and dedication, Matthew’s journey exemplifies the transformative power of early exposure in shaping one’s lifelong mission and purpose.,Matthew Bogenschutz, the director of the Virginia Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (VA LEND), embarked on his journey of advocacy and support for individuals with disabilities from a young age. Growing up with parents who directed a summer camp for children with physical disabilities, Matthew’s formative years were immersed in an environment that fostered empathy and understanding. This early exposure instilled in him a deep-seated passion for empowering individuals with disabilities to thrive within their communities. With a diverse background as a mental health counselor, disability advocate, and now a professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University, Matthew’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities culminated in the creation of the VA LEND program. Through his unique experiences and dedication, Matthew’s story exemplifies the profound impact of early exposure in shaping a lifelong dedication to disability advocacy and support.

Autism is so diverse. If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. The next person with autism who you meet may be completely different, and that’s another thing that we try to impress upon people. – Matthew Bogenschutz

  • Virginia Lend program website – For more information about the Virginia Lend program and its offerings, visit their official website by searching Virginia Lend on any search engine.

  • Virginia Lend Facebook page – Stay updated with the latest news and updates from the Virginia Lend program by following their official Facebook page.

  • AUCD.org – To find out about other Lend programs across the United States, visit aucd.org and click on the Lend map in the upper left corner to access a list of all Lend programs throughout the country.

  • Matthew’s upcoming book – Keep an eye out for Matthew’s upcoming book about his life experiences. Stay tuned for updates on its release and availability.

  • Virginia Commonwealth University – To explore more about the educational and research opportunities at Virginia Commonwealth University, visit their official website for detailed information.

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Allies in Action: Supporting and Empowering the Autism Community

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Reid Miles is joined by Tony Mantor and Katie Griswold, two individuals dedicated to raising autism awareness through personal stories. Tony, a renowned producer, delves into his unexpected journey into advocating for autism awareness, sparked by a video for first responders and a subsequent collaboration with a speech therapist for autistic children. Katie’s introduction to the cause came through her mother reaching out to Tony, leading to her inspiring involvement in music and pageantry. Both guests share their unique experiences, shedding light on the diverse spectrum of autism. Through this captivating narrative, Reid aims to foster understanding and empathy, ultimately driving increased support for individuals with autism.,In this episode, Reid Miles engages in a heartfelt conversation with Tony Mantor and Katie Griswold, who bring their personal experiences to the forefront in advocating for autism awareness. Tony’s unexpected journey into raising awareness began with a video for first responders and led to collaborations with individuals in the autism community. On the other hand, Katie’s involvement was sparked by her mother’s connection with Tony, igniting her passion for music and making a difference. Through their touching stories, Reid aims to deepen understanding and compassion for the autism community, fostering a supportive environment for individuals on the spectrum.

  • Check out Tony Mantor’s podcast Why Not Me? The World to listen to more inspiring stories and interviews about autism awareness and acceptance.

  • Explore resources and support for autism acceptance and understanding through organizations like Autism Speaks and other autism advocacy groups.

  • Discover Katie Griswold’s music and support her passion for spreading a positive message through her songs by following her on social media and staying updated on her upcoming releases.

  • Educate yourself and others about autism spectrum disorder to promote understanding and acceptance within your community and social circles.

  • Consider supporting initiatives and events that promote autism awareness and inclusion, such as pageants and dance studios for individuals with special needs.

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The Science Behind Weighted Pillows: Deep Pressure for Dopamine and Sleep

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Mikey Goldman, the founder of Quiet Mind, shared a compelling journey about his personal experience living with ADHD and sensory processing disorder. From his childhood struggles to the challenges of finding effective coping mechanisms, his story resonates with those managing similar mental health conditions. Mikey’s journey took an unexpected turn when he discovered the calming effects of weighted blankets. However, he found them to be cumbersome and impractical for daily use. This realization ignited a spark, leading him to develop the world’s first weighted pillow. His passion for creating a solution that could benefit not only himself but also others in the neurodivergent community and those struggling with mental health issues is evident. Mikey’s dedication to providing a simple yet effective tool for improving well-being and managing symptoms has resulted in a product that has positively impacted the lives of many. His genuine commitment to making a difference shines through as he continues to expand his offerings to cater to a wider audience, including the development of a kids’ version to help children benefit from the comfort and support of a weighted pillow.,Mikey Goldman’s journey into the world of weighted pillows began with a personal struggle with ADHD and sensory processing disorder. His poignant account of growing up with these challenges, navigating through misdiagnosis, and experimenting with medication resonates deeply with those facing similar mental health battles. It was during his quest for natural remedies that he stumbled upon the comforting effects of weighted blankets. However, he found them to be inconvenient for everyday use. This realization sparked a remarkable idea – to create a more practical and versatile solution, thus giving birth to the concept of the world’s first weighted pillow. Mikey’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of individuals in the neurodivergent community and those grappling with mental health issues is truly inspiring. His relentless pursuit of a product that offers simplicity and effectiveness has led to the development of a tool that has positively impacted numerous lives. As he continues to expand his range, including plans for a kids’ version, Mikey’s dedication to providing a source of comfort and support remains unwavering, offering hope and relief to many.

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Stories: Trading the Rat Race for Paradise: A Coach Finds Balance in Hawaii

If you’re feeling trapped in the rat race of the corporate world, striving to become someone you’re not, then you are not alone! Dana Mahina’s journey from Silicon Valley to executive coaching in Hawaii will inspire you to embrace authenticity and find your true purpose.

My special guest is Dana Mahina

Meet Dana Mahina, an accomplished executive coach, author, and podcast host. With a successful career in Silicon Valley, she made a courageous shift to pursue her true calling of helping others combat burnout and achieve work-life balance. Through her own experiences and expertise, Dana advocates for authenticity and well-being, offering valuable insights on navigating the corporate world while prioritizing personal fulfillment. Her down-to-earth approach and commitment to empowering others make her a relatable and influential voice in the quest for a more balanced and joyful life.

I really believe that we’re all differently abled. You have to really harness what you’re great at and dump what you are terrible at. And no one teaches us that that is not a subject in school. – Dana Mahina

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Raising a Neurodiverse Family: A Pediatrician's Journey

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle the challenges of raising a neurodiverse family, constantly struggling to meet your child’s unique needs, then you are not alone! The frustration of not being able to provide the right support for your child’s well-being can be incredibly disheartening. Despite your efforts, you may find yourself feeling lost and uncertain about the best way forward. But there’s hope! Implementing individualized support for your child’s well-being can make a significant difference in your family’s journey.

Dr. Mary Holden, a pediatrician, life coach, and autism advocate, shares her personal journey raising a neurodiverse family. Married to a man on the spectrum and with a son on the spectrum, as well as other children with ADHD, Dr. Holden’s experience is multifaceted. She candidly discusses the challenges and triumphs, emphasizing the need for patience, adaptability, and the value of individualized support. Her foray into podcasting was inspired by a mutual friend, Dr. Stephanie Holmes, and the founder of the network she joined, Kristen Walker. Dr. Holden’s compassion and expertise shine through as she delves into the importance of early intervention, access to services, and the disparities faced by the black community in autism diagnosis and support. Her unique perspective, coupled with her commitment to advocacy, offers an inspiring narrative, resonating with parents navigating similar paths.,Dr. Mary Holden, a pediatrician, life coach, and autism advocate, invites listeners into her world as a mother of a neurodiverse family. With a husband and son on the spectrum and other children with ADHD, she brings a deeply personal touch to her insights. Her unexpected journey into podcasting, sparked by a friend’s encouragement, has allowed her to share invaluable guidance and support. Dr. Holden’s passion for advocating early intervention and equitable access to services, particularly within the black community, is both enlightening and heartening. Her dedication to empowering parents and caregivers reflects her own experiences and resonates with those facing similar challenges. Dr. Holden’s narrative is not just informative but also deeply moving, embodying the strength, resilience, and unwavering love that defines the neurodiverse family experience.

  • Dr. Mary Holden’s website: Dr. Marycoaches.com – This is where you can find more information about Dr. Mary Holden and her coaching services.

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  • Mental Health Radio Network – Dr. Mary Holden hosts a podcast on the Mental Health Radio Network, where you can listen to her discussions and insights on various mental health topics.

  • Resources for autism advocacy and support – Dr. Mary Holden provides valuable information and resources for families and individuals dealing with autism, including guidance on handling sensory issues, accessing services, and advocating for support.

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Misunderstandings to Mutual Understanding: An Unlikely Friendship Born in Court

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Uncover the shocking truth about a defense attorney’s mission to make a compelling case for an autistic client. What unexpected discovery led to a groundbreaking trial outcome? Join us to delve into a legal journey that challenges misconceptions and reveals the power of understanding neurodiversity in the justice system. Stay tuned to uncover the eye-opening twist that changed everything. [BIGREVEAL] Interested to find out the surprising revelation that transformed the case? Keep reading to uncover the unexpected truth that could reshape your perspective on autism in the legal world.

McCracken Poston Jr, a seasoned defense attorney and the author of Zenith Man: Death, Love and Redemption in a Georgia Courtroom, is the esteemed guest on this episode of Inside the Asperger Studios. With over 15 months of legal representation for his client, McCracken’s expertise offers a comprehensive understanding of advocating for neurodiverse individuals in the legal system. His extensive experience in the complexities of legal representation for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as his compassionate and pragmatic approach, establishes him as a reputable voice in the discourse surrounding the support of neurodiverse individuals within the realm of law.

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  • To learn more about McCracken Poston Jr.’s book Zenith Man: Death, Love and Redemption in a Georgia Courtroom, visit the official website or search for it on major online book retailers.

  • For those interested in understanding more about autism and the justice system, consider exploring resources and organizations dedicated to advocating for neurodiversity and justice reform.

  • If you’re looking to support individuals with autism or seeking resources for understanding and navigating the spectrum, consider reaching out to local autism advocacy groups or seeking guidance from professionals in the field.

  • To explore content related to autism, legal advocacy, and personal experiences, consider engaging with podcasts, blogs, and literature that delve into these topics.

  • For those interested in engaging with the autism community and gaining insights from personal experiences, consider connecting with online forums, support groups, and social media communities focused on autism awareness and advocacy.

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Stories: Being diagnosed late

Do you know anyone in your family who was diagnosed late with ASD or were you diagnosed late yourself. Well that was the case with my next guest Alisa. She was diagnosed late, and when she got her diagnoses it explained so many things in her life.

So sit back, relax and grab your favorite beverage as we dive in and find all about Alisa and what makes her who she is today.

Funny, differnt, and a ASPIE like the rest of us.

Autism and Relationships

Hello.

Have you ever been stuck in a toxic relationship and not know it. Would you like know what the red flags are to look for, before you get into a relationship.  Have you also wondered if those of us should stick to dating those on the spectrum or should we try dating those that are NT.

Lara has first hand experience dealing with a toxic relationship and shares her views on everything.

This is an important episode. So please listen.

Stories: Beating Addictions and Dealing with ASD

In this Episode I talk with David Wyatt from the UK. He talks about about he beat 3 major addictions (gambling, alcohol and drug addictions) and how he turned his life around found the right person to make him realize that all his issuse are due to the fact that maybe he has ASD and once he got diagnosed he began to change his life for the better and help those around him in his community.

David talks about what he attributes his life change too. He got lucky to find the right women to help him get past his addictions, because so many fall down the hole and can never get out.  This just goes to show you, all you need is that right someone to see past your flaws and guide you the rest of way.

Not only has he beat his addictions he has lost weight and but has found how to deal with depression and anxiety as well as taking his learned experiences to help others out there going through the same things he is not know if you are on the spectrum or not.

When you change the way you see your world, your world changes! – David Wyatt

Stories: Man of Many Hats

Meet Michale Fortune Sr.  A man of many hats. Michael has worked many jobs in life time from Metro Police to Police to becoming the first minority police captain to even working in the funeral business. He now how many podcasts one just being a music podcast playing mowtown music.

So sit back, relax and grab you favorite beverage you in for treat. I learned so much about Michale and all the work he does and what he plans to do in the future and stay tuned he plans to have me on one of his shows, I will keep you guys informed.

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/allmusicradiopodcast

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