Guests

Amy Jacobs Schroeder

Amy started in the field of ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis in 1996 and worked in the field of early autism treatment for many years. She climbed the ladder from tutor to consultant, supervisor, and program director, earning my BCaBA along the way. https://www.happyladders.com/ https://www.facebook.com/parentledrev https://www.twitter.com/parentledrev https://instagram.com/parentledrev https://www.linkedin.com/company/happyladders/

Avery Hamill

https://studentsdemandaction.org/ https:///twitter.com/averyhamill

Bill Kerlik

Bob Kerlik is vice president of media relations for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and executive editor of Blue Sky News. Bob has more than 15 years of experience in communications, including a dozen years as a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Duquesne University, where he …

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Chris Martin Bio: Chris Martin is the author of The Falling Down Dance (Coffee House, 2015), winner of the 2016 Midwest Independent Booksellers Choice Award; Becoming Weather (Coffee House, 2011); and American Music (Copper Canyon, 2007), chosen by C.D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He has been a writer-in-residence at the Minnesota History Center’s Gale Library, a Bartos fellow at United World …

Cory Singer

NJ Native Cory Singer is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician and theater performer. Cory has performed in arenas before thousands nationwide. He starred in BRAVO TV’s singing Competition The Kandi Factory, winning the grand prize, taking home a song penned by Grammy Award Winning Artist Kandi Burress, “I Can Do Anything”. Cory is an exceptional songwriter, and …

Cristen Reat

Cristen Reat Biography: Cristen Carson Reat is the Co-Founder, and Program Director of BridgingApps.org, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston. Cristen holds a M.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and is certified through the Assistive Technology Applications Program at California State University. …

Dawn Barclay

Dawn M. Barclay is an award-winning author who has spent a 30+ year career working in different aspects of the travel industry. After attending Tufts University, she worked in sales, marketing, and management for her parents’ firms, Barclay Travel Ltd. and Barclay International Group Short Term Apartment and Villa Rentals. Next, she branched out into …

Dennis Procopio

Dennis is the founder of Man-UP! Life Coaching (MULC), I’m often asked about my background and how I got into the profession of coaching men. That’s a long story that I will begin to answer below, but the one quick thing I can say about myself as a coach is this: After 30-some-odd years of …

Dolly Lowery

Dolly Lowery

Dolly is always looking for ways to make the world a better place. She had a successful 20+ year career selling software and services in the US and Europe and co-founded and launched Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a place for families living with Cancer. With over 1200 clinic visits for her kids, she knows firsthand …

Dr. Jason Kahn

Dr. Jason Kahn Bio: Dr. Jason Kahn is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Neuromotion. He combines his expertise in developmental psychology and mental health to create video games that help children build emotional strength: the ability to harness their emotions to overcome behavioral challenges. Dr. Kahn also holds an appointment at Boston Children’s …

Dr. Searcy-Pate

Dr. Searcy-Pate

Dr. Searcy-Pate earned both her graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and Jackson State University. In addition, she completed specialized training in child/pediatric psychology at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota as well as the Department of Defense. As a Child/Pediatric Health Psychologist and credentialed diabetes mental health provider by the American …

Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. She was fortunate to get early speech therapy. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of Thinking …

Eileen Lamb

Eileen Lamb, author of “All Across The Spectrum” and “Be The One,” is the founder of The Autism Cafe. She’s also a writer, photographer, and podcast host. Born in France, Eileen now lives in Austin, Texas, with her two sons, Charlie (9) and Jude (6), and their soon-to-be little sister. On her blog, she shares …

Herman Lintvelt

Herman Lintvelt has over 20 years of experience in creating software products and in growing productive software teams. He has been involved in various startups over the last number of years. He specializes in initiating projects; growing the software architecture and team structure so both can start lean, and scale when it needs to. He …

Jacqueline Carrillo

Hello! My name is Jacqueline and I’m 39 years old. Divorced Special Needs Mom of beautiful 13-year-old autistic twin young ladies. I’d describe myself as driven, communicative, and creative.

Kate Swenon

Kate Swenson

Bio: Kate is Cooper’s mom, the founder of Finding Cooper’s Voice, and the author of the new book Forever Boy. Kate Swenson. is a proud working mama of four living in suburban Minnesota, although she will forever call the North Shore home. She lives for coffee, preaches kindness like her life depends on it and …

Kim Bass

Kim Bass

Kim Bass was born on February 16, 1956 in Frankfort, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for HeadShop (2022), Sister, Sister (1994) and Tyson’s Run (2022). Episode:

Major Dodson

Major Dodson was born on July 8, 2003 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Tyson’s Run (2022), The Walking Dead (2010) and American Horror Story (2011). Episodes:

Mckell Smith

Mckell Smith Biography: Mckell is a speech-language pathologist and mom to 4 kids (3 with special needs). She has been practicing speech therapy for over 12 years and is very passionate about helping families advocate to get the best services possible for their children. She loves connecting with others, especially families that are also very …

Michael van der Linde

Michael van der Linde

Michael has 11 years of technology product management and entrepreneurship experience. During this period he has managed various local and international technology product portfolios ranging from digital health and telematics. He also has extensive experience in managing technology product roadmaps within various company maturity levels, from start-up, scale-up and NYSE listed company environments. Episodes:

Mike Rowley

CEO at Springbrook Behavioral Health. Springbrook is a 112-bed facility offering short-term acute psychiatric services for adults (44 beds) and a residential treatment center for children with autism and behavioral challenges (68 beds). Episodes:

Mitch Leppicello

Mitch Leppicello

Bio: Mitch Leppicello holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in New York and has nearly 30 years of experience providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He helps parents and caregivers navigate the countless challenges associated with parenting individuals of all ages with …

Paul Cimins

Paul Cimins

Paul Cimins Biography: Paul Cimins is the father of an autistic child, host of the Hope Saves The Day Podcast, and the CEO and founder of Autism Radio™. Started in 2007, Autism Radio™ is dedicated to raising public awareness about autism, as well as helping individuals, and families, with autism. Its mission is to provide …

Risa Stein

Risa Stein

Bio: My name is Risa Stein and I am mom to a neurodivergent son and I’m also a child and health psychologist. I fully appreciate the challenges inherent in raising, serving, and working with vulnerable kids. My parenting experiences combined with my background in psychology prompted me to address glaring pain points I experienced and …

Sam Mitchell

Sam Mitchell

Bio: Sam is a 19-year-old young man who is college bound, majoring in media and entrepreneurship. He found his niche and love in podcasting in high school when he joined his high school’s media club. Podcasting became his passion and he started his own, Autism Rocks and Rolls. What started out as a hobby soon …

Shelly Kenow

Shelley Kenow

Bio: Shelley Kenow is a wife of 30 years, a mom for 22 years, a trained human to a Chihuahua for 13 years, a special educator for 30-plus years, author, Education Consultant, and live streamer for #nolimits and Friday with Fran, provider of professional development for school districts, and Master IEP Coach®. An Individualized Education …

Tiffany Hamilton

Tiffany Hamilton

Tiffany Hamilton Bio: Mom and Founder of Victor Wear, an inspirational activewear brand, with her amazing teenage son. Its mission is to inspire triumph over obstacles and empower underserved communities to be victorious. 10% of every product sold goes to Special Olympics VA Additional Background: Storyteller and Content Marketing rock star with over a decade of …