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

Oct 21, 2021

Episode 112: Lia McCabe's Experience Raising Two Daughters With Autism


In this episode, guest Lia McCabe discusses her experience raising two children with autism, as well as giving back to the autism community. She noticed signs right away in her first daughter that something was amiss. However, the signs in her other daughter were totally different. She noted that it was hard to get the diagnosis of autism with her first daughter, because she didn’t know much about autism at the time. They had had all sorts of expectation for their children's futures, all of which now had to change. The diagnosis didn’t hit as hard when they got the diagnosis for the second child, as the systems for helping were already in place. Both children have done speech therapy and occupational therapy and her oldest daughter did physical therapy as well, due to hypotonia. They are currently both in a preschool speech and language/social skills program.



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