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Welcome to the Autism Mom MD podcast. This podcast is for you if you are a parent, caregiver or an individual who has Autism. Episodes will strive to promote empowerment, growth and inclusion. Interviews will cover topics ranging from special education information from experts to real stories from families living with Autism. Continue Reading >>
Welcome to the Autism Mom MD podcast. This podcast is for you if you are a parent, caregiver or an individual who has Autism. Episodes will strive to promote empowerment, growth and inclusion. Interviews will cover topics ranging from special education information from experts to real stories from families living with Autism. << Show Less
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Episode 27 - Neuropsychological Testing, with Dr. Katherine Lewitzke My guest today is Dr. Katherine Lewitzke. She is the founder and clinical director of Bright Pine Behavioral Health in Michigan. Dr. Lewitzke specializes in neuropsychological testing as well as assisting individuals diagnosed with autism, ADHD, academic difficulties, behavioral concerns, emotional difficulties, and giftedness.Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
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Episode 27 - Neuropsychological Testing, with Dr. Katherine Lewitzke My guest today is Dr. Katherine Lewitzke. She is the founder and clinical director of Bright Pine Behavioral Health in Michigan. Dr. Lewitzke specializes in neuropsychological testing as well as assisting individuals diagnosed with autism, ADHD, academic difficulties, behavioral concerns, emotional difficulties, and giftedness.Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #26 - In His Own Words, with Bruno Youn Happy New Year!! My guest today is Bruno Youn. Bruno was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was 3 years and 7 months old. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College shortly before the pandemic and majored in philosophy, politics and economics. Bruno currently lives in Utah and has been working non-technical roles in the tech industry for the past 2 years. His journey  is a story of hope and the power of believing in yourself! AMMD DisclaimerDisclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode 25 - Ahead of Her Time, with Dr. Josette Thompson My guest today is Dr. Josette Thompson. Dr. Thompson is a Family Medicine physician and is teaching faculty for Kaiser Permanente Family Residency Program. She currently precepts in the Behavioral Medicine part of the curriculum. Dr. Thompson is also an ASD mom. Her first child was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at age 3 years 7 months. AMMD DisclaimerDisclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode 24 - Autism and ADHD, with Dr. Dion Metzger Today’s episode highlights Autism and ADHD. Clinically significant symptoms of ADHD have been reported in 16% to 66% of children with Autism. And yet, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder were not formerly recognized diagnostically as co-occurring conditions until DSM 5 was published in 2013.My guest today is Dr. Dion Metzger. Dr. Metzger is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who manages her own practice in Atlanta, Georgia and is an autism mom. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed medical research at Stanford University School of Medicine and the CDC.  Dr. Metzger is currently on faculty as a professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a health expert who has been featured on The Doctors, Oprah Winfrey Network, ABC, NBC, HLN, and in the New York Times.  Dr. Metzger’s motto of better mind, better life encourages audiences to prioritize their mental health in life’s balance. She also is the co-author of &quot;The Modern Trophy Wife: How To Achieve Your Life Goals While Thriving at Home&quot;, a book that gives women the tools to strengthen, deepen or revitalize themselves and their relationships. Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #23 - Finding A Voice Through Painting, With Jen Drucker My guest today is Jen Drucker.  Jen is a single parent and mom to Cassie, her soon to be 21 year-old autistic daughter.  Cassie is nonverbal, but she has found her voice through painting. On this episode Jen shares her autism journey and how it led to Cassie’s Creations. Click on link for Cassie’s Creationshttp://cassies-creations.comAMMD DisclaimerDisclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #22 - Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine, with Jenny Crawford My guest today is Jenny Crawford.  Jenny is an autism mom, and the Executive Director with Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine. The magazine provides information, expert advice, stories, research and amazing content to help parents who are raising a child with autism. It’s applicable to both seasoned and new parents raising a child on the autism spectrum. On this episode Jenny shares her autism journey and how it led to the Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine. Click on link for Autism Advocate Parenting Magazinehttps://www.autismadvocateparentingmagazine.com/free-giftDisclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #21 - Co-parenting and navigating the autism spectrum, with Jane Wu My guest today is Jane Wu. Jane is an autism mom to her daughter, Haylie, a storyboard artist, director and producer. Jane had an upbringing bound by Chinese traditions with big expectations for education and success from her family. With her interest in action movies Jane studied Wushu as a young adult. This along with her extensive knowledge and interest in comic books led to her entry in the Film/TV industry. She has storyboarded action sequences for a total of 8 Marvel films to date as well as the current Disney remake of “Mulan.” Jane is currently Producing, directing on a Netflix animated series for adults called Blue Eye Samurai which will air Fall of 2022.Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #20 - A Parent’s Experience With ABA Therapy, with Dr. Mamta Kumar Today’s episode highlights ABA therapy.My guest today is Dr. Mamta Kumar. Dr. Kumar is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine Physician. She is also a wife and mom of two girls, a neurotypical 9 yr old and a former micro preemie born at 24 weeks daughter who is now 6.5 yrs old with autism. On today’s episode, Dr. Kumar shares her family’s journey with ABA therapy. Disclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
Episode #19 - Adulting on the Spectrum, with Samuel Huber Today’s episode highlights adulting on the spectrum.My guest today is Samuel Huber.  Samuel is an autism self advocate and public speaker. Samuel provides an autistic perspective on various topics relating to adulthood on his YouTube channel and Instagram.AMMD DisclaimerDisclaimer: The podcast is intended for educational purposes only and isn’t medical advice. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. The views and opinions expressed by me are my own personal opinions.Join us on the Autism Mom MD Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/autismmommd/) Visit our website at www.AutismMomMD.com
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