Autism moms, you’re in for a treat! My guest, Ann Bragg, is the creator or Autism Supermoms, a social media maven who provides support, encouragement and information to other autism moms. With a facebook group of over 4000 and an Instagram following of over 50,000, Ann has a gift for making others feel welcome, empowered and supported.
In this episode you will discover:
Why Anne decided to start Autism Supermoms.
Anne’s own autism parenting story with two affected children and how their differences informed her journey.
The most important lesson her children have taught her.
The difference between autism acceptance and awareness.
- How she re-frames behaviors to better understand her child.
Meet Anne Bragg
Autism Advocate and founder of “Autism Supermoms,” a magazine page for ASD caregiving families. Former educator (upper primary level; degrees in French & Education), Mom of 5 (ages 12 thru 22). 2 are diagnosed ASD/ADHD – 1 severe ASD/ADHD plus severe intellectual disability (diagnosed at age 3), and, one high functioning autism.
Her severely affected daughter is very extroverted and struggles with OCD, SPD, hoarding, hairpulling and anxiety. The other is struggling severely with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and misophonia (hatred of sound/hearing sensitivity). Both are opposites so it’s challenging, but they have meltdowns, rigidity and need for routine/predictability in common.
Her goal is taking time to make sure the sibs are ok and stepping up respite and self-care options.
Her other goal is to advocate more, spread more awareness and upliftment and create a website/magazine for the ASD community.
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