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April 16th, 2024

Episode 268-Triumph Over Autism Misconceptions: An Attorney's Journey from Underestimated to Advocate-Micheal Gilberg

  1. Episode 268-Triumph Over Autism Misconceptions: An Attorney's Journey from Underestimated to Advocate-Micheal Gilberg Sara Gullihur-Bradford aka SJ Childs 34:59

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underestimated due to his undiagnosed Asperger's, special education attorney Michael Gilberg joins us to shatter the outdated narratives surrounding autism, sharing his riveting story of triumph and the transformative power of recognizing the abilities within the spectrum.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 discussion that promises to reshape our understanding and approach to special education.

Navigating the labyrinth of special education legalities can be daunting for parents fighting for their children's rights. Through a candid conversation with Michael, we shine a light on the financial barriers, systemic challenges, and the short-sighted strategies that can hinder the growth of children with disabilities. This episode emphasizes the importance of long-term planning and the need for parents to arm themselves with knowledge and advocacy skills. Michael's expertise guides us through complex issues like cyberbullying and the evolving responsibilities of schools to protect their students in a digital world.

Join us as we explore the potential for systemic change through tax reform and legislative advocacy, with Michael Gilberg expressing his readiness to join forces with concerned parties. This is more than a call for better special education; it's a beacon for empowerment and hope for parents, guardians, and advocates seeking guidance. Michael's dedication to the cause is palpable, as he extends an invitation to listeners eager to make a difference, offering his expertise and support in the shared mission to ensure a brighter, more equitable educational landscape for our children.

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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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