In Episode 6 of The Oxygen Mask we talk about wading through the mountain of information, options, advice, and opinions that come along with an autism diagnosis. Where do you begin?! Often we parents feel the need to jump in … Continue reading →
Why do we need an oxygen mask? How you parent your child matters for life! But autism is intense and challenging for our children and that makes parenting a unique challenge too. In this episode we dive into how we … Continue reading →
In this episode, we talk about why autism can be so hard to recognize, to grasp, to identify, and to accept. We name “four S’s” to consider why it is so discombobulating: Spectrum, Systems, Stigma, and Self. We know each journey is … Continue reading →
We are listening. We heard a sense of hope but also overwhelm from some of our Episode 2 listeners. You took the conversation further, asking, “How do we hold up our children’s strengths when we are navigating systems that need … Continue reading →
In our second Oxygen Mask episode, “They’re Listening,” we have an honest conversation about the power of words in shaping how our children see themselves. Setting aside guilt, we step into the power we hold as parents to make a … Continue reading →
The inaugural episode of The Oxygen Mask podcast is now available!! We are so excited to be sharing our knowledge this way. We know parents, especially special needs parents, are busy and our hope is to give you a short … Continue reading →
During this month of autism awareness and acceptance, we are excited to announce our freshest new endeavor: The Oxygen Mask Podcast. A collaboration between CEA’s Executive Director, Beth Dierker, and Tera Girardin, author & photographer of “Faces of Autism,” the … Continue reading →
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