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Episode 28: Two little girls, one with autism, one a neurotypical child, form a long-lasting friendship and enjoy a day at the zoo



Episode 28
July 15, 2021

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Emma and Harper enjoy a day at the zoo

According to autismspeaks.org, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

“We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.”

Our guest, Lisa Jacovsky, is a PhD candidate who specializes in autism. She has written Let’s talk! A story of Autism and Friendship. Her new book is Let’s Talk: Going to the Zoo. The books look at the friendship of two little girls, Emma and Harper. To learn more about the book and to follow Lisa, visit http://www.lisajayauthor.com/

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Lisa was a guest on Episode 6: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e06.html

Elong Musk and Dan Aykroyd have autism
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/snl-no-elon-musk-isnt-the-first-host-with-aspergers-video/ar-BB1gwqPo

Amy Bockerstette has earned her nickname Amazing Amy. She is the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amy-bockerstette-golf-college-championship/

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Two of my grandsons talk about the fun they have while enjoying multi-generational vacations.

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Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?



Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?

Guests: Suzette Perez-Tate and Anissa Delaluz

The Book
Created by Suzette Perez-Tate and co-authored by Anisa Delaluz, The Grands is a children’s book series intended to break stereotypes of what it means to be a grandparent in the 21st century. Today’s Grand is active, career-minded, stylish, and tech-savvy while still maintaining the age-old essence of being a grandparent. This series will also feature the role Great Grandparents, Great Aunts & Uncles have in a child’s life. Many stories will be told focusing on these intergenerational relationships showcasing a diverse variety of families. The series hopes that many families will see themselves as they read the many adventures of the Grands and their grandchildren!

Suzette Perez Tate is a modern-day grandmother from Southern California. She and her husband have a blended family and share five children, 5 grandchildren and a black Labrador named Bentley Boo.

Suzette and her granddaughter Charlotte share a special bond. One of the activities they enjoy together is reading. Suzette noticed right away that none of the books she was reading reflected their relationship. For starters, the grandmothers in the stories did not look like her, act like her and many times they were sick or dying, so after working in the telecommunications industry for almost 30 years, she decided to add the title children’s book author to her credentials and create a series of books that reflect modern day grandparents.

Her co-author is Anisa Delaluz, a post-production manager in the film and television industry. The mother of two sons, she hopes if she becomes a grandmother, she will live up to the standards set by her own super-hero grandmothers.

https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/gorgeous-grandma-day/

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https://www.facebook.com/thegrandsmdg

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E-Mail
thegrandsmdg@gmail.com

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https://www.target.com/p/the-grands-by-anisa-delaluz-suzette-perez-tate-paperback/-/A-83323003

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Episode 24. Silly YaYa finds inspiration from her family



Violet Favero has nine granddaughters! No grandsons! Lots of glitter and bows when the girls visit their grandparents.

The medical administrator turned children’s picture book author/illustrator gathers inspiration for her stories from her every day life … her immigrant grandfather, her family’s Sunday dinner tradition, her brother … who one granddaughter thinks lives at the zoo …. and more!

Visit the links to learn more about this fascinating second-generation Greek American!

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=violet+favero&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

https://www.sillyyaya.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheSillyYaya

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2086555261632067

https://www.instagram.com/SillyYaya/

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To learn more about the Adventures with Grammy podcast, or to be a guest, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

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Episode 23. Dyslexia: A Special Kind of Smart



Show notes: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e23.html

Our guests have first-hand experience with dyslexia. Tricia Cook embraces her gift of dyslexia. She has learned strategies to help her brain compensate for its learning differences, and she teaches others how to learn effectively.

Our second guest is Tracy Peterson, a veteran teacher who along with her former student, Sloane LeFrance, wrote Cartwheels: Finding Your Special Kind of Smart, a lively look at a real student who would rather do cartwheels than read because reading frustrates her.