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PeerKnect: Building Social Connections for Children of All Abilities

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Emily and Victoria about a revolutionary app – PeerKnect. PeerKnect is an app that parents and therapists may download and use in order to build social connections by posting playdates and events for children of all abilities. Emily Bruce is the CEO and Founder of Determinism, LLC, the developer of the platform PeerKnect. She is a Board Certified and licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA, LBA) in the State of Tennessee with an M.S., in Psychology. Victoria Williams is a mother to a four year old daughter diagnosed with autism. She is an Inclusion Advocate for PeerKnect.

Special Needs Advocacy with MUHSEN: Building an Environment of Support In the Muslim Community

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Joohi Tahir, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding & Helping Special Education Needs). MUHSEN is a revolutionary non-profit founded by Shaykh Omar Suleiman. As a leader of this organization, Joohi advocates and markets the needs for which MUHSEN implements programs and services across North America promoting inclusion of all members of the community impacted by special needs through awareness, accommodation and acceptance.

Collaborative Care: ABA, Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Samara Shalom (Mrs. Sami) and Elina Mehrabi about the benefits of Collaborative Care when ABA, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and any other therapy for that matter work, together in assisting a child with their goals. Sami is a Speech Language Pathologist and Founder of SpeechLeap. SpeechLeap provides speech and language evaluations and treatments to children and young adults up to age 21 in Baltimore MD. Elina Mehrabi is the lead OT with SpeechLeap. Elina started her career working with both adults and pediatrics with neurological and orthopedic conditions in an outpatient setting. As a mother, Elina enjoys integrating play-based activities to make therapy fun, and goal-oriented for children.

Essential Resources for Children with Special Needs

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Eric Jorgensen, Founder of Special Needs Navigator and host of the ‘ABCs of Disability Planning’ podcast. As a consultant with Special Needs Navigator, Eric helps families, individuals and professionals across the country navigate the maze of disability benefits, resources, and services available to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Autism & Zoom-Schooling: A Parent’s Perspective

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Mel McSherry, International Business Guide, Speaker, Author, & Mom to a wonderful ten year old on the spectrum.

As an entrepreneur since 2010, Mel has launched two successful businesses, become a 2x published author, and lives her life by design all while raising a ten year old son. Tune in to hear about some of the challenges Mel and her family faced with zoom-schooling and how she approached those challenges. Mel shares a few useful tips for caregivers who are zoom-schooling their child. You may find Mel on Instagram @mel_mcsherry. Visit her website for more details about her upcoming events, and consultation services Mel McSherry.

Special Needs Advocacy with MUHSEN: Building an Environment of Support In the Muslim Community

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On this episode of Life at EASe we are speaking with Joohi Tahir, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding & Helping Special Education Needs). MUHSEN is a revolutionary non-profit founded by Shaykh Omar Suleiman. As a leader of this organization, Joohi advocates and markets the needs for which MUHSEN implements programs and services across North America promoting inclusion of all members of the community impacted by special needs through awareness, accommodation and acceptance. Visit MUHSEN’S website www.muhsen.org and follow them on FB, IG and Twitter @Muhsenorg for more information on their programs and services and to get involved. You may send questions or requests to info@muhsen.org . Check out our presentation on Education for Welcoming Families with Children with Autism to a Worship Community: https://youtu.be/GxSntzpCOoc . We look forward to being able to assist your place of worship in creating a more inclusive space for families with neurodivergent children.