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Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Oct 20, 2019

Episode 6: Make New Friends, But Keep The Old

In this episode, we discuss how family and friends reacted to the diagnoses of our children, some well and some poorly (read: unsupportive and invalidating). We talk about how coworkers reacted and which coworkers we chose to disclose to. We talk about how often we keep in...

Oct 20, 2019

Episode 5: Bonus Episode. Child and Parent Shaming.  

This is our second mini episode. We discuss child and disability shaming (especially through children’s books) as well as parent shaming. We also discuss the sad fact that some providers for children with special needs do not accommodate for the extra needs of the...

Oct 17, 2019

Episode 4: Financing Children's Medical Conditions
In this episode, Jessica discusses paying for treatments for the medical conditions of her children and the lack of public/government funding to assist with the incredible expense. She discusses how expensive it can be, even with insurance. She discusses applying for...

Oct 16, 2019

Episode 3: Getting a Diagnosis

In this episode, we discuss what kind of research we did to know who to go to with our concerns about our children (mostly searching the internet), and what type of doctors we went to in order to receive diagnosis for our children (developmental pediatrician, psychologist, physical...

Oct 16, 2019

Episode 2. Going Down the Doctor Rabbit Hole

In this episode, we discuss the totally different experiences we had noticing things were atypical with each of our kids and what the push was to take the leap and get them evaluated. We reflect on how stressful the wait was before they were able to obtain an evaluation, and...