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Welcome to the Special Needs Kids are People Too! Podcast with Amy Bodkin, EdS. Amy is an Autistic adult who also happens to be a School Psychologist turned Special Needs Consultant and Public Speaker! Amy is an Advocate for seeing every child as a person, not a diagnosis because a special needs kid is just like any other child, just more so! You can find out more about Amy’s advocacy work at AmyBodkin.com.
 
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ABA has been under fire from Autistic adults because the bodies that govern the field of ABA are not living up to their sacred responsibility to protect children from unethical treatment. So what do we do with ABA? Do we advocate that every child receive ABA? Or do we say ABA is evil and should be banned? Or...is there a more nuanced approach? I be…
 
Real inclusion is all about connection! It's not about having everyone in the classroom doing the exact same work. It's about helping everyone find the way that they can connect with the topic of the day best! In this episode, I talk about how I manage this in my online classes where I teach Woodworking and Family Yoga through The Charlotte Mason C…
 
It's tough being a teenager, period! There are so many changes to go through, and if you add sensory processing issues to that, it can be even more difficult! Join me today as we talk about how we can show up as the adults and support our children through these changes!! Show Notes: https://amybodkin.com/podcast-episode-14…
 
Join me today as we talk about LOVE on the Spectrum! I will be sharing me and my daughter's perspective on the first season of the TV show, "Love on the Spectrum," and then I will be sharing some of the things that I have learned along the way about dating and relationships from an Autistic perspective! Show Notes at: https://amybodkin.com/podcast-…
 
I am a HUGE fan of the Teal Pumpkin Project! In fact, not only do we have a Teal Pumpkin sign in our yard, but I am also a Neighborhood Captain, which means I encourage others in my neighborhood to consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! The Teal Pumpkin Project is a great way of making sure that children with allergies feel supported o…
 
I have had the privilege of knowing some pretty fantastic teachers!! But for all of us who are part of an IEP team – whether we are a teacher, parent, administrator, advocate, etc. – it is essential that we make certain that each child's IEP does what it was intended to do: guarantee children that we are prepared to provide them the support they ne…
 
Words are Power: The Importance of Examining the Language We Use Have you ever wondered why I titled my podcast "Special Needs Kids are People Too" when there is a push to stop using terms like "Special Needs"? There is a reason!! Find out in this episode! Show notes at: https://amybodkin.com/podcast-episode-10…
 
Who gets to decide which people have value and which don't? Who gets to decide what kinds of diversity are acceptable and what kinds aren't? What would happen to our creativity and ingenuity as a society if we prevent the existence of certain types of diversity? What happens to our well-being as a society when we choose to exclude people in our liv…
 
I had the opportunity to talk this week with Amber O'Neal Johnston from Heritage Mom - Homeschooling Children With Mirrors and Windows about diversity and neurodiversity!! This is a topic that is very important to me, and I love Amber's story and her message! We need mirrors in our lives to reflect what is beautiful about who we are, but we also ne…
 
I am planting my flag on the side of ABA Reform with this episode. It's the release of our highlights reel from our ABAI symposium, Toward Applied Behavior Analysis Reform: What It Means to "Do No Harm." Generally speaking, people don't go into a service profession hoping to hurt other people, but we do need to constantly be checking ourselves. Whe…
 
This podcast is all about healing trauma through yoga and how it was helpful in my healing journey. I also discuss common misconceptions about yoga, it's history, and it's underlying philosophy and connection to world religions and philosophies. For show notes and resources, go to: https://amybodkin.com/podcast-episode-5…
 
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. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs gives us a great map on how to do this. All we have to do is identify where we are and what we need to take the next step up…
 
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 result…
 
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. Often…
 
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