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Choice Works App is and has been our go to scheduling app for years. However, we have made some alterations to the way we use it after episode 69 of the #lomahpodcast on self determination (swipe and turn on sound) Link in bio.
Awareness & acceptance is going to require more than wearing a blue shirt. On the podcast this week we did a recap of the advocacy series which ran for 3 months. I shared my biggest take aways one of which was every outing is an opportunity to spread awareness. I now feel more comfortable and confident regardless of what may happen because now, rather embarrassment or trying so hard to control what may go down, I am proud of my crew for the awareness they are spreading about families such as ours. *pictured - our outing to the container store which included awareness opportunities such as loud vocal stems, grabbing things from the shelves, and sitting on the floor to test containers. Disclaimer - we bought anything we licked
*Parenting* *Sistering* *Daughtering* *Spousing* It all somehow comes together as this masterpiece of mess and structure, of supporting and separating. We are all better because of each other. #nationalsiblingday #specialneedssiblings #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdads
I could write a book on how these 2 bring out the best in one another #specialneedssiblings #nationalsiblingday #specialneedsfamily
Wow. What a year! The final episode of season 2 published today. Season 3 begins mid May so now is a great time to get caught up before we hit you with more great guests and episodes!
Link in bio or search LOMAH Special Needs Podcast in your fav app.
I’m a day late on this but.... Awareness leads to acceptance and as much as I wish it was as easy as wearing blue, what I have come to learn is it takes us being brave. It takes us doing the hard thing of showing up.
How else will others be aware and eventually accepting of the flavor we bring to the room?
Here we are this morning getting an oil change at the car dealership (and eating breakfast, and vocally stemming, and grabbing everything in sight). Could I have done this with out Miranda? Could we have sat in the more secluded lobby? Yes and Yes.
But it would have been a missed opportunity to spread autism awareness and acceptance.
No blue required, not even a blue chewey
Go to the restaurant. Go to the ball game. Do the hard thing. Let people stare and judge. That is just them becoming aware.
There was a time @meeshellsullivan did not believe her voice had any power but now she is a leader in the disability community bringing change and empowering others to do the same via @littlest_warrior and @advocatelikeamother all while staying true to her personality and voice.
She shares her advocacy story on this week's #lomahpodcast Link in bio.
Rest & Recovery~
I handed over the kids last night and snuck away for an hour.
As the schedule has intensified I have found it is super important to replicate the restorative rhythms found in creation. 🌿We are not created to go without periods of rest.
@brdgtwnchrch has an excellent series on this topic called “Sabbath”. Give it a listen. (and yes, that is a deer pooping in the last photo 😂)
#specialneedsmom #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #autismmom #specialneedspodcast #lomahpodcast #lomah #disability #selfcare
We’ve been doing a little homeschooling experiment the last 4 weeks. I even bought a laminator and Velcro dots so it’s getting serious 😜
Watch our IG stories to watch our lessons.
#specialeducation #specialneedshomeschool #specialneeds #autism #specialneedsmom
Who needs an advocacy pep talk? 🙋♀️
Laura Hatcher of @littlelobbyists is on the podcast this week to encourage and equip us.
Link in bio or on your favorite podcast app as episode 71 of The LOMAH Podcast.
#disabilityawareness #disabilityrights #disabilityadvocate #disability #specialneeds #specialneedsadvocate #specialneedspodcast #lomah #lomahpodcast
My email has been flooded with positive feedback about this week’s episode w a self advocate living w #cerebralpalsy She shares how we can best come alongside others w a #disability
The link is in our bio.
#specialneedspodcast #lomahpodcast #disability #differentnotless #disabilityadvocate #specialneedsfamily #cerebralpalsy #differentandable #slp
Who is rocking their socks for #worlddownsyndromeday2019 ?
Last summer we did a safety series on the #lomahpodcast and my big take away was the importance of cultivating communication in our kiddos. !TOP PRIORITY! Sooo...I no longer expect literacy and best AAC practices are happening at school. It’s too important to “orphan out” these skills.
Today I had to brush out tangles in my daughter’s hair which presented great opportunities. By the time the last tangle was removed, she was able to form “no thank you you hurt me see you later”
The 12 episode safety series can be found on the LOMAH Special Needs Podcast and ran last summer. We discussed trauma indicators, sexual assault, wandering, and so much more. Link in bio or search your podcast app.
Using her communication device paired with her own voice and an interpreter, Angela West shares her thoughts on two topics:
1) What are we unknowingly doing as parents, providers, and supporters of individuals with disabilities that may come across as disrespectful?
2) What types of things did Angela’s parents and supporters do well when she was young to bring her to a place of accomplishment as an adult?
Link in bio or search “LOMAH Special Needs Podcast” your favorite podcast app
#monday #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsmom
Thank goodness for Miranda’s teenage sister.
Picture 1: Our reading program has a picture match exercise. I couldn’t figure out how to draw funny. Teenage sisters, on the other hand, know exactly how.
Picture 2: The bedroom redecorating continues as Miranda’s sister claims it needs to be more “teen”
#specialneedssiblings #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsparenting #autism #edmarkreadingprogram
Shout out to all the #specialneedssiblings who bring dignity to their brothers and sisters! Miranda’s sister was insistent we have an outing to redecorate Miranda’s bedroom to look more “teenage” complete with supporting her sister in choosing the decor. She also polices the way I dress her. “Mom stop dressing her like you dress yourself. She looks like an old lady.” Sibs are the best!
#specialneedsfamily #specialneedssiblings #autism #autismfamily #specialneedspodcast #lomahpodcast #lomah
Self care is a way to set ourselves up for success. In a recent podcast w @sandrapeoples we discussed how bubble baths or more sleep simply are not possible for many of us. However, drinking more water is.
Next week has the potential to be a doozy around here and the hubs will be out of town and unable to talk me down if/when needed so self care (setting up for success) looks like tossing a bouquet in the grocery cart, getting a music playlist ready, and ensuring there are matches for the scented crackling candle.
Take care of yourselves, folks.
#specialneedsparent #specialneedsmom #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #lomah #specialneedspodcast #lomahpodcast
The daddy daughter cuteness is off the charts tonight. #autismdad #autismdaddy #autism #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsdad #specialneedspodcast #lomah #lomahpodcast