Podcast 2

Podcast

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 autismvarying perspectives about PDAco-occurring conditions and their overlap with PDAsupport strategies and how to continue learningRESOURCES⚡️ download…

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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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98 | why my love life applies to you + your autism parenting journey

in this mini episode, Dr. Tay discusses lessons learned from her dating experience the importance of vulnerability and growth RESOURCES ⚡️ No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz ⚡️ 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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97 | tantrums vs. meltdowns: what’s really the difference?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Gabriele Nicolet, MA, CCC-SLP discuss: understanding tantrums vs meltdowns child communication and coping strategies importance of parent regulation during meltdowns RESOURCES ⚡️ connect with Gabriele Nicolet, MA, CCC-SLP. she is a parent coach and founder of Orchid Kids. Instagram @speechkidsdc LinkedIn @gabriele-nicolet Facebook @…

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96 | key autism parenting mindset shifts

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay discusses: emphasizing flexibility in parenting autistic children, adapting to their unique needs. encouraging parents to accept uncertainties and learn alongside their child. understanding and embracing neurodivergent perspectives over conventional expectations. RESOURCES ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay’s Whole Family Approachᵀᴹ and current services…

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95 | an autistic PDA parent’s journey towards self-discovery with Katherine L’Etang

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Katherine L’Etang of @theneurodiversitymom discuss: The journey of self-realization as an autistic woman and navigating life with autistic children. Learning about neurodiversity and how to become an advocate. Insights into PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), a profile of autism, and adopting a neuroaffirming low demand…

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94 | understanding psychiatry, medication, and autism: a deep dive with Dr. Arielle Rubin

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Dr. Arielle Rubin, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, discuss: the field of psychiatry and its role in diagnosing autism and co-occurring conditions treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD in the context of autism different options and considerations when it comes to medication RESOURCES ⚡️⚡️Connect…

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93 | navigating your relationship: parenting and neurodivergence with Pasha Marlowe, MFT

93 | navigating your relationship: parenting and neurodivergence with Pasha Marlowe, MFT ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and Pasha Marlowe, marriage and family therapist / neurodiversity coach, discuss: challenges in family relationships when children or partners are neurodivergent the role of communication and balancing individual needs in neurodivergent families insights…

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92 | getting “delulu” in autism parenting: the power of self-belief

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay discusses: the concept of getting “delulu” in the context of autism parenting believing in your autistic child’s communication and developmental potential through various methods the transformative effect of applying ‘getting delulu’ to personal growth and aspirations RESOURCES ⚡️ want to learn more about Dr. Tay’s…

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91 | manifestation, slowing down, and loosening expectations with autism parent Marisa Hohaia

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇 Dr. Tay and anti-hustle coach + autism parent Marisa Hohaia discuss: her family’s autism journey, the impact of her son’s diagnosis on her work, and her philosophy of living that helps them navigate through their life the importance of enjoying the present moment and letting go of…

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