FC015 Autism, Acceptance and the Path Toward Independence — Guest: Amalia Starr
Knowing there’s something is wrong with your child and getting no confirmation or support from doctors can be the loneliest feeling in the world. Figuring out what’s wrong and how to help that child reach his potential can become a mission. In this podcast I talk with Amalia Starr, author of “Raising Brandon: Creating a Path to Independence for your Adult ‘Kid’ with Autism & Special Needs” (Mountain Star Publishing, 2009). Amalia’s memoir pulls no punches as she discusses the reality of raising a child with autism and what happens when that child becomes an adult.
About Amalia Starr
Amalia is a family consultant and motivational speaker who specializes in supporting parents of children with special needs through workshops, seminars, and private sessions. Her results-based approach focuses on empowering both parents and their children to reach their full potential. As a mom, she has devoted more than thirty-six years to creating a path to independence for her son, Brandon.
More info at: http://amaliastarrspeakerautism.com
About Annie Fox, M.Ed.
Annie is a parenting expert with 30+ years experience. She’s been an online adviser to tweens, teens and parents since 1997. Her award-winning books include: “Teaching Kids to Be Good People” and the groundbreaking Middle School Confidential™ book and app series. More information about Annie at: http://AnnieFox.com
About Family Confidential
Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting is a weekly podcast about 21st century parenting joys and challenges. Hosted by Annie Fox and produced by Electric Eggplant, Family Confidential provides practical parenting advice through down-to-earth interviews with parenting experts, educators, therapists, and entrepreneurs. These recorded discussions help parents strengthen family connections by providing tips, child-rearing insight and practical tools for guiding your kids through the tween years and beyond. http://FamilyConfidential.com