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NeuroDiverse Relationships & the Blended Family


Join Certified Autism Specialist, Dr. Stephanie Holmes, as she interviews blended family expert, Ron Deal as they talk about nuances of blending families when an adult is on the spectrum. Dr. Holmes is an internationally known specialist in NeuroDiverse Relationships. Today is part 2 of a Blended Family with Autism series where Dr. Holmes joins her expertise in NeuroDiverse relationships with Ron Deal’s expertise in blended families.

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

You can find out more about Dr. Holmes’ podcast also on Mental Health News Radio at NeuroDiverse Christian Couples:

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