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Finding Mikey - Parenting our kiddo with Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, Aspergers

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Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome have impacted our family, and this is the chronicle of our journey. We are Mike and Heather, and we share stories from our family, along with interviews from experts in the Autism community. We will talk with Authors, Specialists, Doctors, Activists and legal professionals to gather insight on how to better prepare our kids for full integration into school, society and independent adulthood. Our goal is to INSPIRE other parents, a little bit each day, so that they feel confident in their abilities as parents and to help them be the best advocate for their kiddos' growth. http://www.findingmikey.com

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Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome have impacted our family, and this is the chronicle of our journey. We are Mike and Heather, and we share stories from our family, along with interviews from experts in the Autism community. We will talk with Authors, Specialists, Doctors, Activists and legal professionals to gather insight on how to better prepare our kids for full integration into school, society and independent adulthood. Our goal is to INSPIRE other parents, a little bit each day, so that they feel confident in their abilities as parents and to help them be the best advocate for their kiddos' growth. http://www.findingmikey.com

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By amykinsNV - Feb 05 2019
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just subscrived to your podcast. 2018 over. Any new pods for 2019?

Jennifer

By JC, ASD Momma - Apr 26 2018
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Love the info on diet and supplementation for kids with autism and all kids!

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
0
1
0
1

Awesome

By amykinsNV - Feb 05 2019
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just subscrived to your podcast. 2018 over. Any new pods for 2019?

Jennifer

By JC, ASD Momma - Apr 26 2018
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Love the info on diet and supplementation for kids with autism and all kids!

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Cover image of Finding Mikey - Parenting our kiddo with Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, Aspergers

Finding Mikey - Parenting our kiddo with Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, Aspergers

Updated 2 days ago

Read more

Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome have impacted our family, and this is the chronicle of our journey. We are Mike and Heather, and we share stories from our family, along with interviews from experts in the Autism community. We will talk with Authors, Specialists, Doctors, Activists and legal professionals to gather insight on how to better prepare our kids for full integration into school, society and independent adulthood. Our goal is to INSPIRE other parents, a little bit each day, so that they feel confident in their abilities as parents and to help them be the best advocate for their kiddos' growth. http://www.findingmikey.com

Supplementation: The What and Why we chose to help our son with Autism/Aspergers/SPD/ASD/ADHD

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We are talking all about the things that go inside Mikey's body. These are simply our protocols, our results, and our observations

Feb 08 2017

36mins

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The Aspie Superhero diet - food's effect on our son with ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

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Today on the show I am joined by Heather, and we will be talking all about Mikey’s diet. We unpack exactly what we’ve chosen to put into his body and why we’ve chosen to do these things.

Jan 09 2017

39mins

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Our Autism Journey so far; We are #winning with our son with ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

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In this episode, Heather and I sit down and talk about our life with Mikey and how we got to where we are today.

Nov 06 2016

48mins

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Resources for Parents of kids with Austism/SPD/ASD/ADHD

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Resources for Parents of kids with Austism/SPD/ASD/ADHD by Mike "Pesh" Poeschl

Jan 31 2017

32mins

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Is Your Autistic Kiddo A Picky Eater - SPD/ASD/ADHD Eating Can Be A Challenge

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This is a topic that Heather is really passionate about and we wanted to share our experience with picky little eaters. With Mikey it started back when he was tongue-tied and only started eating finger-foods around 11 months. Mikey is a seeker type with sensory processing disorder and he actually craves crunchy, chewy textures.

Feb 27 2017

28mins

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Our parenting style: optimizing our approach when ASD/Autism/Aspergers is in the picture

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Our parenting style: optimizing our approach when ASD/Autism/Aspergers is in the picture by Mike "Pesh" Poeschl

Jan 23 2017

48mins

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Green at School, RED at home... #ICantEven - ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

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Quite a few years back, I met Lindsi at a Photography Conference and we stayed in touch since then. I learned last year (I believe) that she is a special education teacher and has a lot of experience with kids like Mikey. We share a conversation about how, as parents we can help through the use of accommodations.

Nov 09 2016

36mins

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Autistic Toddler Parkour, or "How did you climb THAT wall??" - ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

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Stories, stories, stories! There are so many funny, cute, endearing, sweet stories we could share about Mikey... we share some and invite you to share your own on our site http://findingmikey.com`

Dec 21 2016

43mins

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Meltdown at "Meet the Teacher" night! - welcoming a child with ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

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Heather and I continue our story of Mikey starting Kindergarten and where he is today.

Nov 17 2016

36mins

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Neglecting your non-autistic kids??

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Grace is not on the spectrum, how does SHE feel? She shares some of her thoughts on being a sister to someone with autism and about daddy-daughter dates and mommy-daughter dates!

Dec 01 2016

30mins

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2018 and a TON of NEW(s)

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There is a lot of new coming in 2018! Updates amor the road trips, how to deal in the car, in the snow, at theme parks, and in the car... did we mention the car? Also, 2 cool announcements at the end of the show!

Jan 13 2018

38mins

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What Is Happening In My Son’s Brain? An Interview With Dr. Carlton

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On today’s episode, I have a very special interview with Dr Ed Carlton. He is our doctor. Heather goes to him for chiropractic care. Mikey goes to him for neurofeedback training and I just started and have had two sessions with him of my own for neurofeedback training. He treats children and adults to improve their performance and relieve symptoms from brain based disorders. He's a certified neurofeedback provider and he's a member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. He graduated from the Texas Chiropractor College and is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He's the author of the book “The Answer: the Book for Anyone with A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, P.T.S.D. or Traumatic Brain Injury” and you can get that for free by going to www.findingmikey.com/theanswer. Today we learn about neurofeedback training, that a brain map measures the electricity generated by the brain and the treatment that follows after the mapping, as well as, what can be expected after further treatments.

Oct 31 2017

40mins

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Give them a wall to bounce off of! - Home Sensory Gym

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Today we are going to dive into the topic of using sensory tools for treatment. We only really became aware of the concept of a sensory gym after getting involved with Mikey’s Occupational Therapy sessions. There are more than just your five senses; there are other senses called proprioceptive and vestibular sense as well. In his sessions we learned what those sense are and how they can help regulate Mikey by getting those senses back in balance. When Mikey started doing Occupational Therapy, he was three and half years old. He was not diagnosed with autism at this point, only early onset ADHD and sensory processing disorder. He also had low muscle tone in his core and in his wrists. In occupational therapy they had him do agility courses to work on his core muscles in a fun way, and way that a kid would enjoy! Stay tuned as we go into more detail about creating your own sensory room and the purpose of each piece of equipment for your child. All this and more inside today’s episode.

Oct 11 2017

37mins

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It's been a YEAR - Anniversary Episode

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Today’s show is the Anniversary Show and the podcast has been a great way for us to share our journey. We’ve been asking for all of you in the audience to provide some feedback and we’ve gotten it in so many different ways. One area we hadn't paid attention to in quite a long while has been on our actual reviews page. So we’re giving some shoutouts today.

It’s the anniversary of Mikey’s diagnosis. There is a lot to go through and you’ve been with us for the most part, the highs and the lows, but we figured it would be a good opportunity for us to just wrap it all up. We are talking about what this year has been like, what we have done, what the observations have been and surprisingly, Heather has pages of notes. We are celebrating the wins today, so join in with us as we go through it all with you!

Sep 19 2017

59mins

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Nonverbal To College Grads - Interview With Collins Foster

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On today’s episode we welcome Collins Foster. She is a friend of a co-worker of mine and has almost 20 years of experience in the higher education system in Georgia. She has worked with both the technical college system and the university system of Georgia. Although her background is in marketing and alumni relations, in the past few years she has realized her true passion. Which is advocating for and with a group of non-speaking students with autism in the Atlanta Metro area who really want to graduate from college with a degree. Collins is currently working for her Masters in Social Work and when she gets her license, will be transitioning into the disability services arena within higher education. She lives outside Atlanta, has a husband named Chris and 8 year old daughter named Emerson. Today we hear Collins journey, learn more about the non-verbal communication methods that are revolutionizing higher ed for autism students and the growing opportunities for students with autism who want to be accepted into college.

Sep 05 2017

1hr 29mins

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Planes, Trains And Rollercoasters!

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We spent fourth of July in Washington DC and we definitely learnt some lessons and I’ll share them with you. Firstly, get there on the 3rd of July, they do a concert dress rehearsal and it’s must less people than the main show. Second, skip the parade, there’s no personal space at all but definitely plan to be out by the Washington Memorial to watch the fireworks at night. If you’re ever in DC let us know and we’ll give you some more tips.

Aug 25 2017

54mins

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Labs, Labs, Labs!: Fundamental Lab Testing For Children With Autism

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We are diving into the topic of doing fundamental lab testing for your child with autism. After making our big family move and enrolling Mikey in a new public school, we also took on another new adventure. We took Mikey to see a Medical Academy Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) Doctor.

Jul 18 2017

35mins

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When Siblings just #Can'tEven and How to Deal

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Sometimes they are fine, most times she "Can't even" deal with him :) Here is a special episode with Mike and Grace, and she has a list of tips to share with other kids who have siblings with autism. It all started with a conversation that Grace had with a lady at the car wash, who asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Grace answered by saying that she wanted to help people with special needs, specifically autism. So she decided to come on the podcast to share some of the top tips that she has personally related with, having a sibling with autism. These 10 tips are all centered around patience, and shows that if you can be patient and understand how to make your sibling comfortable, then interactions and daily life will be a lot smoother.

Jul 11 2017

24mins

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The First Few Weeks of School in VA

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Today’s podcast is all about the first few weeks of school. Since our move to Virginia we have had quite a few changes taking place. We have been able to enjoy the first day of school three times this year, with Mikey in particular. As he left Terra Vista Elementary School and we transitioned him over to Empower School, which was full on, full fledged, deep ABA therapy 7 hours a day. He’d get two therapists and very dedicated coverage. We loved it and he was benefitting very well. The timing was right for Mikey to transition over to a traditional school.

Jun 27 2017

42mins

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Cross-Country road tripping' with your Aspie / kiddo on the Autism Spectrum

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It's not the easiest thing to do, even with neurotypical kids but taking across-country trip CAN be done! The Pesh Family moved from Texas to Virginia and we'll share our experience. Mikey, being on the Autism Spectrum and having Sensory Processing Disorder was a super trooper!

Jun 19 2017

46mins

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Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe - Protecting Your Kid With SPD/ASD/ADHD/Aspergers

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This journey that we are on with Mikey has made us re-evaluate sooooooo many things, especially securing our home to keep him safe.

Mar 08 2017

25mins

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Is Your Autistic Kiddo A Picky Eater - SPD/ASD/ADHD Eating Can Be A Challenge

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Read more
This is a topic that Heather is really passionate about and we wanted to share our experience with picky little eaters. With Mikey it started back when he was tongue-tied and only started eating finger-foods around 11 months. Mikey is a seeker type with sensory processing disorder and he actually craves crunchy, chewy textures.

Feb 27 2017

28mins

Play

Supplementation: The What and Why we chose to help our son with Autism/Aspergers/SPD/ASD/ADHD

Podcast cover
Read more
We are talking all about the things that go inside Mikey's body. These are simply our protocols, our results, and our observations

Feb 08 2017

36mins

Play

Resources for Parents of kids with Austism/SPD/ASD/ADHD

Podcast cover
Read more
Resources for Parents of kids with Austism/SPD/ASD/ADHD by Mike "Pesh" Poeschl

Jan 31 2017

32mins

Play

Our parenting style: optimizing our approach when ASD/Autism/Aspergers is in the picture

Podcast cover
Read more
Our parenting style: optimizing our approach when ASD/Autism/Aspergers is in the picture by Mike "Pesh" Poeschl

Jan 23 2017

48mins

Play

The Aspie Superhero diet - food's effect on our son with ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

Podcast cover
Read more
Today on the show I am joined by Heather, and we will be talking all about Mikey’s diet. We unpack exactly what we’ve chosen to put into his body and why we’ve chosen to do these things.

Jan 09 2017

39mins

Play

Autistic Toddler Parkour, or "How did you climb THAT wall??" - ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

Podcast cover
Read more
Stories, stories, stories! There are so many funny, cute, endearing, sweet stories we could share about Mikey... we share some and invite you to share your own on our site http://findingmikey.com`

Dec 21 2016

43mins

Play

Neglecting your non-autistic kids??

Podcast cover
Read more
Grace is not on the spectrum, how does SHE feel? She shares some of her thoughts on being a sister to someone with autism and about daddy-daughter dates and mommy-daughter dates!

Dec 01 2016

30mins

Play

Meltdown at "Meet the Teacher" night! - welcoming a child with ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

Podcast cover
Read more
Heather and I continue our story of Mikey starting Kindergarten and where he is today.

Nov 17 2016

36mins

Play

Green at School, RED at home... #ICantEven - ASD / SPD / Autism / Aspergers

Podcast cover
Read more
Quite a few years back, I met Lindsi at a Photography Conference and we stayed in touch since then. I learned last year (I believe) that she is a special education teacher and has a lot of experience with kids like Mikey. We share a conversation about how, as parents we can help through the use of accommodations.

Nov 09 2016

36mins

Play