#61: Autism (with guest Tammy Morris)
Published July 31, 2018
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    Autism touches just about everyone, even if your child isn’t diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Knowing what to look for in your own children and knowing how to help a friend or family member with a child that has been diagnosed is key to promoting solutions for a better tomorrow. In light of these things, Dr. Meeker talked with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis. Tammy oversees all of AAOM’s programming and operational activities, and because she’s a known expert in this field, she is ideal to speak on autism spectrum disorder. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

     

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    2:24 – WELCOME

    Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Autism”. She also teases her conversation with Tammy Morris, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

     

    4:16 – PARENTING RESOURCES

    Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

     

    4:50 – POINTS TO PONDER

    Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about autism.

     

    10:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 1)

    Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

     

    31:23 – AD – SUNBASKET

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    35:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 2)

    Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

     

     

    44:50 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

    Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Julie about raising an only-child and Hannah about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

     

    49:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

     

    49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

    Thanks for listening to Episode 61, Autism and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

     

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    Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

     

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