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Sara Bradford Podcaster, aka SJ Childs

Sara Bradford is an Autistic woman and advocate and is the CEO of SJ Childs LLC, an autism consulting business to support families. She is a member of the Autism Council of Utah and also the owner of FB Autism Advocates Support Group. She is a mother of 2, and her husband and kids are also on the autism spectrum. She is a Global Autism Speaker, as well as a Podcast Host-The SJ Childs Show Podcast. She continues to strengthen her community through local university and hospital Autism partnerships, police training, corporate autism training programs, and more. Sara is a children's book author, pen name SJ Childs. Subjects such as autism, dyslexia, physical differences, anxiety, and more. Helping children understand themselves and support their peers with neurodiverse needs. Encouraging love and inclusion in every situation.

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Episode 282-The Dandelion Effect: Redefining Inclusivity With Laura Hope Whitaker Of Esp &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 282-The Dandelion Effect: Redefining Inclusivity with Laura Hope Whitaker of ESP

Send us a Text Message.What if you could challenge societal norms and change the world’s perception of individuals with disabilities? Join us in an inspiring conversation with Laura Hope Whitaker, C…

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Send us a Text Message.What if you could challenge societal norms and change the world’s perception of individuals with disabilities? Join us in an inspiring conversation with Laura Hope Whitaker, CEO of ESP, as she shares her incredible journey of leadership, community building, and the transformative metaphor of the dandelion. At just 19, Laura stepped into the role of CEO after the sudden passing of ESP’s founder, and she has since grown the organization to serve over 1,200 individuals. We uncover the often-overlooked beauty of dandelions, paralleling it with the misunderstood potential…

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Season 12-Episode 181-Transformative Parenting: Empowering Your Autistic Child With Confidence And Compassion Featuring Andrea Pollack &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Season 12-Episode 181-Transformative Parenting: Empowering Your Autistic Child with Confidence and Compassion featuring Andrea Pollack

Send us a Text Message.What if you could transform your approach to parenting an autistic child while shedding the burden of guilt and frustration? Join me for an illuminating conversation with Andrea…

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Send us a Text Message.What if you could transform your approach to parenting an autistic child while shedding the burden of guilt and frustration? Join me for an illuminating conversation with Andrea Pollack, a former lawyer turned autism educator and coach, who shares her compelling journey from the legal field to homeschooling her autistic son and founding Autism Parent Solutions. Andrea’s insights are not only eye-opening but also incredibly actionable, focusing on problem-solving strategies and the critical importance of reducing parental guilt. We discuss the multifaceted challenges of…

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Episode 280-Unlocking Family Wellness With Sharon Fillmore: Parenting, Self-Care, And Personal Growth &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 280-Unlocking Family Wellness with Sharon Fillmore: Parenting, Self-Care, and Personal Growth

Send us a Text Message.Get ready to unlock the secrets of family wellness with our special guest, Sharon Fillmore, known affectionately as the "Mary Poppins of family wellness." In this captivating ep…

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Send us a Text Message.Get ready to unlock the secrets of family wellness with our special guest, Sharon Fillmore, known affectionately as the "Mary Poppins of family wellness." In this captivating episode, we explore Sharon's incredible journey from a registered nurse with over 45 years of experience to a dedicated family wellness expert. Sharon's passion for helping families thrive and her transformative insights on breaking the cycle of dysfunctional parenting will leave you inspired and eager to apply her wisdom to your own life.Discover the humor and heartache of raising kids, e…

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Episode 279-The Transformative Power Of Gratitude: Carew Papritz'S Journey From Hollywood To Heartfelt Connections &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 279-The Transformative Power of Gratitude: Carew Papritz's Journey from Hollywood to Heartfelt Connections

Send us a Text Message.What if a simple thank you letter could change your life? Join us as we sit down with the award-winning author and filmmaker Carew Papritz to explore his remarkable journey from…

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Send us a Text Message.What if a simple thank you letter could change your life? Join us as we sit down with the award-winning author and filmmaker Carew Papritz to explore his remarkable journey from Hollywood's elite to the cowboy life in southern Arizona. Discover how Carew's diverse experiences with icons like Madonna and Marlon Brando have shaped his belief in the power of curiosity, kindness, and gratitude. From promoting literacy with National Thank You Letter Day to setting a Guinness World Record, Carew's initiatives are a testament to how small acts of kindness can rip…

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Episode 278-Empowering Parenting: Navigating Motherhood, Authenticity, And Community Support With Alena Turley &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 278-Empowering Parenting: Navigating Motherhood, Authenticity, and Community Support with Alena Turley

Send us a Text Message.Could raising a profoundly gifted autistic child change your perspective on parenting forever? Join us as Alena, a resilient mother of three, shares her remarkable journey of na…

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Send us a Text Message.Could raising a profoundly gifted autistic child change your perspective on parenting forever? Join us as Alena, a resilient mother of three, shares her remarkable journey of navigating life's transformations with authenticity and grace. We journey through the lush beauty of Sydney's Northern Beaches, drawing parallels between these scenic treasures and other iconic beaches worldwide. Alena's story is a testament to the power of showing up authentically and finding the right support systems to thrive as parents.Motherhood is a delicate balance of fostering…

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Episode 277-Nurturing The Mother-Daughter Bond: Expert Tips From Hilary Mae &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 277-Nurturing the Mother-Daughter Bond: Expert Tips from Hilary Mae

Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered why mother-daughter relationships are so complex yet crucial for development? Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Hilary Mae, a former family therapi…

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Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered why mother-daughter relationships are so complex yet crucial for development? Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Hilary Mae, a former family therapist who now dedicates her expertise to unraveling the intricate dynamics of these bonds. Hilary's journey from general family therapy to focusing exclusively on the mother-daughter connection is both inspiring and eye-opening. Through her professional experiences, she recognized a recurring disconnect between moms and their teenage daughters, compelling her to dive deeper into these unique rel…

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Episode 276-The Intricate Dance: Transforming Children'S Lives With Once Upon A Dance With Teacher Terrell &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 276-The Intricate Dance: Transforming Children's Lives with Once Upon a Dance with Teacher Terrell

Send us a Text Message.Can dance transform a child's entire world beyond just physical fitness? Join us on this enlightening episode of the SJ Child Show, where we sit down with Terrell from Once…

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Send us a Text Message.Can dance transform a child's entire world beyond just physical fitness? Join us on this enlightening episode of the SJ Child Show, where we sit down with Terrell from Once Upon a Dance to uncover the myriad ways dance can enhance children’s lives. From boosting brain and body coordination to enhancing social skills and mental health, Terrell shares her incredible journey from being a dance teacher to becoming an author, crafting interactive stories that get kids Moving and thinking creatively. Her personal anecdotes reveal the profound impact of dance on confiden…

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Episode 275-Transformative Chiropractic Care: Enhancing Child Development And Family Well-Being With Dr. Travis Arrington &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 275-Transformative Chiropractic Care: Enhancing Child Development and Family Well-being with Dr. Travis Arrington

Send us a Text Message.Prepare to transform your understanding of chiropractic care as we welcome Dr. Travis Arrington, a pioneering chiropractor with a remarkable journey from battling addiction to m…

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Send us a Text Message.Prepare to transform your understanding of chiropractic care as we welcome Dr. Travis Arrington, a pioneering chiropractor with a remarkable journey from battling addiction to mastering brain-based treatments. Discover how Dr. Arrington, alongside his wife, a dedicated marriage and family therapist, combines mental and physical healthcare into a holistic approach that’s changing lives. Learn about the neurological scans and home-based programs they use to enhance cognitive and motor skills, providing a comprehensive care plan that integrates seamlessly with mental heal…

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Episode 274-A Conversation About Generational Wisdom: Parenting, Leadership, And The Power Of Community With Victoria Leech &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 274-A Conversation about Generational Wisdom: Parenting, Leadership, and the Power of Community with Victoria Leech

Send us a Text Message.Have you ever wondered how the stories of our grandparents can shape our approach to modern parenting? Join us on the SJ Child Show as we sit down with Victoria, the Chief of St…

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Send us a Text Message.Have you ever wondered how the stories of our grandparents can shape our approach to modern parenting? Join us on the SJ Child Show as we sit down with Victoria, the Chief of Staff at Phoenix Hydrogen, who brings her expertise in renewable energy and a heartfelt commitment to Coaching others through life's significant changes. We share personal anecdotes about the profound impact of mentors and the necessity of a tiered support system, specifically for parents raising children with unique challenges like autism. Listen in as we reminisce about our grandparents, high…

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Bonus Author Episode-Unleashing Creativity: A Guide To Distraction-Free Writing And The Power Of Storytelling With Rochelle Melander &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Bonus Author Episode-Unleashing Creativity: A Guide to Distraction-Free Writing and the Power of Storytelling with Rochelle Melander

Send us a Text Message.Ever felt the itch to pick up a pen or open a fresh document and pour your heart onto the page? This episode's conversation with Rochelle Melander will not only scratch tha…

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Send us a Text Message.Ever felt the itch to pick up a pen or open a fresh document and pour your heart onto the page? This episode's conversation with Rochelle Melander will not only scratch that itch but offer a soothing balm for those struggling to find their creative flow amidst a world abuzz with distraction. We journey with Rochelle from her second-grade writing roots to her life as a coach and author, unpacking how simple practices like Journaling and embracing Julia Cameron's morning pages can kickstart the writing process. For adults and children alike, especially those navi…

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Episode 273-The Call For Educational Reform In The Neurodiverse Landscape With Dr. Matthew Zakreski &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 273-The Call for Educational Reform in the Neurodiverse Landscape with Dr. Matthew Zakreski

Send us a Text Message.When Matthew Zakreski, with his unique blend of ADHD and giftedness, sits down to share his story, the conversation inevitably turns into a masterclass on neurodiversity advocac…

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Send us a Text Message.When Matthew Zakreski, with his unique blend of ADHD and giftedness, sits down to share his story, the conversation inevitably turns into a masterclass on neurodiversity advocacy. From navigating personal challenges to championing inclusive workplace practices, his insights offer a beacon of hope for individuals and families alike. Our discussion with Matthew takes a deep and meaningful look at the evolving landscape of neurodiversity, emphasizing the critical roles that education, community support, and policy play in creating environments where everyone thrives.The jou…

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Episode 272-Navigating The Voyage From High School To College: A Guide For Students And Their Families With Shellee Howard &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 272-Navigating the Voyage from High School to College: A Guide for Students and Their Families with Shellee Howard

Send us a Text Message.Embark on a critical exploration of how individuals and students can successfully transition from high school to college, with Shellee Howard from College Ready guiding the way.…

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Send us a Text Message.Embark on a critical exploration of how individuals and students can successfully transition from high school to college, with Shellee Howard from College Ready guiding the way. You're promised a treasure trove of insights on early planning for college readiness, beginning as early as middle school — a strategic approach to choosing the ideal college environment, and the financial gymnastics of balancing savings and aid to sidestep debt. This episode is a navigational beacon for parents plotting their child's academic voyage and students setting sail toward t…

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Bonus Episode-The Art Of Adventure In Middle-Grade Literature With Author Geoffrey Wells &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Bonus Episode-The Art of Adventure in Middle-Grade Literature with Author Geoffrey Wells

Send us a Text Message.Once upon a time, Geoffrey Wells went from orchestrating the airwaves as a broadcasting executive to spinning tales as a full-time writer. This episode invites you into a riveti…

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Send us a Text Message.Once upon a time, Geoffrey Wells went from orchestrating the airwaves as a broadcasting executive to spinning tales as a full-time writer. This episode invites you into a riveting chat with Geoffrey, who takes us on a journey through his literary metamorphosis and the vibrant worlds he creates for middle-grade readers. Channeling his childhood, steeped in the written word thanks to his father's influence, Geoffrey uncovers the power of storytelling and how a fleeting suggestion from his editor opened the doors to adventure-filled thrillers for younger audiences.Amid…

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Episode 271-Harmonizing Potential: Championing Neurodiversity In Education And Employment With Tact Founder Danny Combs &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 271-Harmonizing Potential: Championing Neurodiversity in Education and Employment with TACT Founder Danny Combs

Send us a Text Message.When former Nashville musician Danny Combs stepped into the world of autism advocacy, he uncovered a symphony of potential within the neurodiverse community. His own son Dylan&a…

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Send us a Text Message.When former Nashville musician Danny Combs stepped into the world of autism advocacy, he uncovered a symphony of potential within the neurodiverse community. His own son Dylan's autism diagnosis became the opening note to a life-changing movement, a tale of embracing unique abilities and transforming challenges into opportunities. In our conversation, Danny articulates the importance of shifting our perspective, acknowledging the individual strengths that every autistic person brings to the table. We also extend a heartfelt thanks to Harri James O'Kelly for orc…

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Episode 270-Jennifer House And Transforming Mealtimes: Strategies For Picky Eaters And Building Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 270-Jennifer House and Transforming Mealtimes: Strategies for Picky Eaters and Building Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits

Embark on a journey to transform mealtimes with your little ones as we host Jennifer House, a registered dietitian and mother of three who is an expert in navigating the challenges of feeding picky ea…

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Embark on a journey to transform mealtimes with your little ones as we host Jennifer House, a registered dietitian and mother of three who is an expert in navigating the challenges of feeding picky eaters. Discover the secret to a peaceful dinner table as we unpack Ellen Satter's division of responsibility in feeding. Jennifer brings her profound insights into why allowing kids to control their food intake is pivotal in preventing negative eating habits and fostering a healthy relationship with food. Together, we shine a light on the intricate dance between addressing underlying issues be…

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Episode 269-Dj Stutz And Embracing The Imperfect Journey Of Parenting: Strategies For Nurturing Family Dynamics And Child Development &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 269-DJ Stutz and Embracing the Imperfect Journey of Parenting: Strategies for Nurturing Family Dynamics and Child Development

Parenting is an art form, a science, and a marathon all rolled into one – and none of us are handed a manual at the start. But what if you had a guide, someone who could shine a light on the path ah…

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Parenting is an art form, a science, and a marathon all rolled into one – and none of us are handed a manual at the start. But what if you had a guide, someone who could shine a light on the path ahead? Enter DJ Stutz, an early childhood specialist who joins us with a treasure trove of insights. Together, we unravel the intricacies of instilling core values, managing tantrums, and nurturing the unique brilliance of children with special needs. From the heartwarming to the practical, our dialogue traverses the full landscape of raising kids, ensuring you walk away with strategies to fortify y…

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Episode 268-Triumph Over Autism Misconceptions: An Attorney'S Journey From Underestimated To Advocate-Micheal Gilberg &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
Episode 268-Triumph Over Autism Misconceptions: An Attorney's Journey from Underestimated to Advocate-Micheal Gilberg

Once underestimated due to his undiagnosed Asperger's, special education attorney Michael Gilberg joins us to shatter the outdated narratives surrounding autism, sharing his riveting story of tri…

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Once underestimated due to his undiagnosed Asperger's, special education attorney Michael Gilberg joins us to shatter the outdated narratives surrounding autism, sharing his riveting story of triumph and the transformative power of recognizing the abilities within the spectrum. His journey from being misunderstood to advocating for others like him is a testament to the potential that lies in every individual's story. As we unravel Michael's personal and professional insights, we also confront the misconceptions that often clip the wings of those with autism, paving the way for a…

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Bonus-Uniting Voices: The International Virtual Autism Summit On Empathy, Community, And Inclusion &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921
BONUS-Uniting Voices: The International Virtual Autism Summit on Empathy, Community, and Inclusion

Discover the power of empathy and the strength of a global community with the International Virtual Autism Summit. As your host, Sarah Bradford, I'm inviting you into a transformative conversatio…

Discover the power o…

Discover the power of empathy and the strength of a global community with the International Virtual Autism Summit. As your host, Sarah Bradford, I'm inviting you into a transformative conversation where we unite voices from across the world—self-advocates, professionals, caregivers—all dedicated to championing the cause of autism. We're not just talking about autism; we're amplifying the voices of those who live with it every day. Gain an authentic understanding of the spectrum, where challenges are met with compassion and where every story matters in our collective journey …

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