Over the past several years, podcasts have become an increasingly popular way to hear different perspectives and receive information on a variety of topics. There are many podcasts available for parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children. Listening to a podcast can be incredibly informative for families, but podcasts can also provide a unique way of feeling connected. Feeling connected to others within the special needs community is especially important as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and public schools remain virtual.
Here are 8 podcasts for families of neurodiverse children to consider adding to their playlists:
Available on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts, In It is a podcast from Understood.org. Recent episodes cover topics on everything from ADHD in girls to the emotions of IEP meetings. This podcast has strong reviews from its listeners.
ADDitude’s ADHD podcast is available across a variety of platforms, including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Podcast. Parents of children with ADHD will appreciate the focused content and advice.
Available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and other popular platforms, the ACAMH’s podcast is consistently filled with important, relevant episodes that parents will find extremely helpful. Fussy eating, autism diagnosis trends, Tourette syndrome, and mental health in childhood are all recent topics covered in the series.
This special series on NPR covers a variety of topics on dyslexia, from neuroscience to parenting tips. Many families who have listened to this series have found it as inspiring as it is informative.
This well-reviewed podcast offers in-depth parenting advice, family tips (including regarding sibling issues), and legal insight. You’ll also love the show’s many guest speakers. The host of this podcast, Annette Hines, is an attorney who founded the Special Needs Law Group in Massachusetts.
While it’s been a couple of years since this podcast was updated, its episodes are invaluable for parents who are raising children with profound disabilities and special needs. Families will undoubtedly feel less isolated after listening to these episodes.
This is a well-planned podcast series from the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Down Syndrome Center. Healthcare recommendations and guidelines, COVID-19 advice, and toilet training tips are all recent episodes in the series. This series has also explored dual diagnoses, including autism and Down syndrome, as well as ADHD and Down Syndrome.
While not specifically a podcast for children with special needs, Quiet still offers parents relevant conversations. It’s been a few years since this series was updated, but families will find the content valuable with topics on raising a highly sensitive child, parent/child temperament compatibility, and the potential connection between introversion and giftedness.
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