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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast

Jul 28, 2022

“Adversity is not an excuse - it is a thrive and to push ourselves to excel,” writes Mindy Henderson, podcast guest, author, motivational speaker, and advocate as well as the editor in chief of QUEST magazine of the national Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  Despite the adversity...

Jul 21, 2022

How might climate change affect your world? What is a disaster readiness plan? Host Annette Hines discusses these timely topics with her guest, Alex Ghenis who is the deputy director of Sustain Our Abilities (SOA). His advocacy work within climate change and disaster preparedness highlights the needs and voices of the...

Jul 14, 2022

A severely traumatic or unusual birth experience, weeks spent in the NICU, and harsh lectures from a neurologist about your child's chances of survival or living a good life are common starting points of the parenting journey that unites many special needs families. Host Annette Hines notes how her guest, Kelly Speck,...

Jul 7, 2022

How does your child's diagnosis affect your family? Where do you find other parents or caregivers facing similar joys and challenges? Kate Swenson writes that autism "affects the whole entire family," and notes that it was nearly impossible for her to find an autism community when her son Cooper was first diagnosed.