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65. Waiting for the Lightbulb - Sharing Your Story as an Autism Parent (w/ Dr. Lisa Peña)

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Autism Grown Up Podcast
Duration: 52:58
Dr. Lisa Peña is a Today Show Parenting Team contributor and the founder of the nonprofit The M.o.C.h.A.(TM) Tribe which stands for (M)oms (o)f (C)hildren that (h)ave (A)utism. She directs a one day wellness retreat for special needs mommas each year called The Ultimate M.o.C.h.A. Session. She is th
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Dr. Lisa Peña is a Today Show Parenting Team contributor and the founder of the nonprofit The M.o.C.h.A.(TM) Tribe which stands for (M)oms (o)f (C)hildren that (h)ave (A)utism. She directs a one day wellness retreat for special needs mommas each year called The Ultimate M.o.C.h.A. Session. She is the writer behind the blog The M.o.C.h.A. Tribe Diaries and the author of the book, "Waiting for the Light Bulb". She is a rookie author but a professional mother of a child with an incredibly unique subset of autism called, pathological demand avoidance (PDA). Dr. Peña is also a proud coach’s wife, a clinical pharmacist, passionate public speaker and a busy mom of three who happily resides in South Padre Island, TX.
In this episode, you will learn:

Lisa’s work with her non-profit, the M.o.C.h.A.(TM) Tribe, and collaborating with other autism moms

About the writing process and creation of her first book, “Waiting for the Light Bulb”

About pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and how Lisa put the pieces together about this diagnosis with her child


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