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118 | how to support sensory regulation at home with occupational therapist Courtney English

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Courtney English discuss: importance of sensory systems introduction to sensory profiles how to support sensory regulation at home RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Courtney English on Instagram @courtneyenglish.ot and on TikTok @courtneyenglish.ot ⚡️ get access to Courtney’s resources here, including learning about your child’s sensory…

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117 | exploring DIRFloortime in autism care with parent and advocate, Dr. Daniella Boyd

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Daniella Boyd discuss: Daniella’s personal and parental journey in navigating neurodivergence An explanation of DIRFloortime, including engagement in play and relationship-based activities. Supporting BIPOC neurodivergent children and the adaptability of Floortime to meet culture-specific needs RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Dr. Daniella Boyd through…

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116 | nurturing growth through relationships: an introduction to RDI with Dr. Sarah Wayland

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Sarah Wayland discuss: her journey and insights into using relationship-based dynamic intelligence (RDI) to enhance family bonds and your autistic child’s growth the role of co-regulation and autonomy in parenting your autistic child practical advice for parents on integrating RDI principles into daily…

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115 | PDA and IEPs: bridging the gap between home and school for autistic learners

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay, Jessica Hanzo, and Lisa Baskin Wright discuss: navigating the IEP process working with your child’s school to have a shared understanding of PDA (pathological demand avoidance), a theorized profile of autism proposing appropriate accommodations and support strategies for PDA learners RESOURCES ⚡️ keep learning and…

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114 | beyond stereotypes: recognizing autism in females

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay discusses the highly requested topic of how autism often presents in females, particularly those with low support needs. This episode would still be an informative listen if you have a son who presents with high masking autism, as the more nuanced traits are discussed. RESOURCES…

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113 | the art of low demand parenting: redefining connection and shifting expectations with Amanda Diekman

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Amanda Diekman discuss: what a low demand lifestyle is the three layers of a demand how to find joy in this parenting journey RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Amanda Diekman Instagram @lowdemandamanda  Facebook @lowdemandamanda www.amandadiekman.com Get the book ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr….

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112 | a parent’s path to supporting her PDA teen with Steph Curtis

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Steph Curtis discuss: the nuances of raising a child with pathological demand avoidance (PDA), emphasizing early detection, adapting parenting techniques, and understanding unique needs. the journey to find the right educational setting for a child with PDA, dealing with societal pressures, and the critical…

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111 | unraveling sleep challenges in autistic children: expert insights with Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, a pediatric sleep medicine physician, discuss: what sleep medicine is and how a sleep medicine physician can help the three buckets of sleep issues – medical, behavioral, and 24-hour factors education about medications that impact sleep RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Funke…

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110 | what is PDA?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay provides an introduction to PDA (pathological demand avoidance, also known as persistent or pervasive drive for autonomy). In this episode, we discuss: what PDA is as a theorized profile of autism varying perspectives about PDA co-occurring conditions and their overlap with PDA support strategies and…

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109 | navigating and processing 3 autism diagnoses with parent Amber Arrington

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Amber Arrington discuss: the emotional and practical journey of receiving and embracing 3 autism diagnoses, reflecting on the changes in understanding and approaches over time the significance of community, self-education, and tailored support in navigating the autism parenting experience the evolving conversation around autism…

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108 | neuroaffirming speech therapy with @sensoryslp and @speechdude

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay, Chris Wenger, and Jessie Ginsburg discuss: the impact of embracing neurodiversity in speech therapy, focusing on intrinsic motivation and sensory integration challenges and solutions for implementing sensory-friendly practices in therapy and educational settings advice for parents on advocating for neuroaffirming approaches and navigating school systems…

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107 | is there a cure for autism?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay discusses: the complex issue of seeking a cure for autism, including the risks and ethical concerns of treatments like chelation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy the shift towards acceptance and neurodiversity, highlighting the value of unconditional love and present parenting in the autism community debunking myths…

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106 | insights from autistic voices: the Aut2Ask survey

Dr. Tay and Elizabeth Duttera from @aut2ask discuss: Elizabeth’s personal advocacy sparked by her late diagnosis and how individual stories can highlight broader issues within the autism community. insights from the Aut2Ask survey struggles with accessing affordable support and the necessity for systemic and policy changes to provide better resources for autistic individuals. RESOURCES ⚡️…

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105 | navigating homeschooling for your autistic child with Malia Phelps Waller

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Malia Phelps Waller discuss: transitioning to homeschooling: Malia’s journey from public schooling to a play-based homeschooling approach during the pandemic. homeschooling methodologies: discussions on unschooling, Montessori, and eclectic styles, emphasizing child-centered education. practical homeschooling aspects: navigating state regulations, curriculum choices, and integrating real-world experiences…

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104 | why sensory experiences impact your autistic child’s eating with Brittyn Coleman

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Brittyn Coleman, Registered Dietitian, discuss: the overlap between sensory experiences and eating for autistic children sensory-friendly strategies to diversify diets and support gut health offering practical advice for parents on supporting their autistic children with feeding therapy and neurodivergent affirming approaches RESOURCES ⚡️ connect…

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103 | how to discuss your child’s autism diagnosis with Dr. Liz Angoff of Explaining Brains

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Liz Angoff, an educational psychologist, discuss: the importance of parents embracing and understanding neurodiversity and how they can help their child understand how their brain works empowering strategies and how-tos for parents to discuss autism with their child, including relatable metaphors and AI…

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102 | an autism vocabulary list with Dr. Donna Henderson

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Donna Henderson define the following: PDA interoception and emotions neurocrash autistic burnout RSD autigender RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Dr. Donna Henderson, clinical neuropsychologist https://www.drdonnahenderson.com/ her book along with Drs. Sarah Wayland and Jamell White “Is This Autism? A Guide for Clinicians and Everyone…

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101 | a behind-the-scenes of my entrepreneurial journey (and a sneak peek!)

in this mini episode, Dr. Tay discusses: her journey from graduate school and D1 athletics to specializing in autism, highlighting her personal and professional experiences that shaped her focus. a sneak peek of a new 12-week course on PDA, developed in collaboration with Katherine L’Etang, @theneurodiversitymom, to better serve the autistic community RESOURCES ⚡️ get…

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100!!!!!! | celebrating 100 episodes of autism education: the importance of consistency + a HUGE giveaway announcement

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 this is a special episode to celebrate 100 episodes of autism education here on the podcast. I emphasize the parallel of how consistency and time got me here and how that perfectly describes the autism parenting journey! at the end, I announce a big giveaway – a…

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99 | is Taylor Swift neurodivergent? and why it matters

In this mini episode, Dr. Tay discusses: Taylor Swift’s potential neurodivergence and its relevance to your autistic child. embracing neurodivergence in parenting and advocating for acceptance. RESOURCES ⚡️ join the Evolve Facebook community to participate in the episode Q+As >> facebook.com/groups/evolveautism ⚡️ learn from me and submit your questions [could be featured on a future…

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