Episode #26: Celebrating 25 Episodes of the Podcast

Show Notes:

Episode #26 marks the midway point in our first season of the Water Prairie Chronicles, and it seemed appropriate to do a little reflecting on what we’ve accomplished so far this season. This episode includes a sample of the interviews we’ve provided for you as a way to let you meet our guests and sample the different topics we’ve covered. It’s been an exciting journey so far, and we can’t wait to see who else we get to introduce to you in the coming months!

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Episode #25: Diversity on the Podcast

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As a way of celebrating the first 25 episodes of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast, we created this episode as a compilation of all the Speed Rounds from the guests featured in episodes 1 through 24. The podcast may feature guests who represent different types of disabilities and support for those living with disabilities, but we’ve found through the Speed Round portion of our interviews that we’re alike in many ways.

Listen through the responses to the 10 Speed Round questions and see who you can connect with and check out some of the books our guests have read recently from the list below. Tonya is an Amazon Associate and might receive a benefit if you click on the links, and any income received by using these links will go to help support the creation of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast.

For a list of books mentioned during question 2 of the Speed Round, visit https://waterprairie.com/2022/07/22/episode25/.

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Episode #24: Successful School Breaks for Special Needs Kids

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Do breaks from school cause stress and anxiety for you or your child? In this episode of the Water Prairie Chronicles, Kristin Faith Evans continues her talk with Tonya about some of the techniques she uses to keep peace in the family during breaks from school and even on the weekends. Kristin is the author of the Special Needs Moms Blog, and this part of her interview was inspired by an article she posted on her blog.

See the blog post here: https://specialneedsmomsblog.com/how-to-maintain-structure-for-children-with-disabilities-over-summer-break/

This is the second episode of a 2-part series with Kristin, and we think you’ll enjoy meeting this author, speaker, mother, wife, and mental health specialist! Be sure to check out the first episode at: https://waterprairie.com/2022/07/01/support-for-caregivers-of-special-needs-children/

Kristin would love to hear from you! Connect with her through the Special Needs Moms Blog at specialneedsmomsblog.com and let her know you heard about her blog on the Water Prairie Chronicles!

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Episode #23: Support for Caregivers of Special Needs Children

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Being a caregiver for special needs children is not an easy path, and our mission on the Water Prairie Chronicles is to come alongside disability families and give them support. In today’s episode, Kristin Faith Evans joins Tonya to share her story of being a medical mama and caregiver for special needs children. Kristin talks about how her journey began with her first child and how her parenting path changed after her second child entered the family.

This is the first episode of a 2-part series with Kristin, and we think you’ll enjoy meeting this author, speaker, mother, wife, and mental health specialist!

Kristin would love to hear from you! Connect with her through the Special Needs Moms Blog at specialneedsmomsblog.com and let her know you heard about her blog on the Water Prairie Chronicles!

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Episode #22: Autistic Friendship

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Autistic Friendship: How to help your autistic child make friends

A popular search topic for autistic adults is, “How to make friends as an autistic person.” Many parents of autistic children want to find out how to help your autistic child make friends. Why is this a difficult topic to find help with?

In this episode of the Water Prairie Chronicles, Tonya talks with Praveen Sriram about the topic of “Autistic Friendship.” Praveen shares how his life was as a child and some of the tips he has found that help him make friends as an autistic adult. He’s found some creative ways to meet others even during the Covid 19 pandemic and has some suggestions for children and parents who are looking for help with how to find friends as an autistic person.

Questions for Praveen can be sent to info@waterprairie.com with “Episode 22″ or “Friendship” in the subject line.

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Episode #21: Swimming Blind

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Have you ever wondered how do blind swimmers know to flip on their turns or how do blind swimmers know when to dive on relays? In this interview with Evan Wilkerson, Tonya learns about his journey of learning to swim as a blind athlete and what his goals are for the future. Evan shares some of the tips he’s learned about training in the pool when you can’t see the lines at the bottom of the pool and talks about what it takes to qualify for the Paralympics.

Questions for Evan can be sent to info@waterprairie.com with “Episode 21” in the subject line.

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Survive The Wild Video Game: http://www.samtupy.com/games/stw/

USA Swimming: https://www.usaswimming.org/

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Episode #20: How Volunteerism Can Change Your World

How can one encounter change your world? Meet Coach John, a volunteer coach for the Miracle League of the Triangle, and hear how one simple conversation changed his life and led to the start of the UB4ME Foundation.

In this episode, Tonya talks with John Davison, a volunteer with the Miracle League of the Triangle for over ten years. John tells what first brought him to the Miracle League and why he continues to volunteer with the organization. He also shares how that experience has led him to form the UB4ME Foundation to support other non-profit organizations as well as encourage more community support for the Miracle League.

If you’re looking for a Miracle League baseball program near you, see the links below for contacts with the National office of the Miracle League, and get connected as a player, coach, or volunteer. It will change your life!

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Contact John:

UB4MEFoundation.com

Miracle League of the Triangle (NC) Contact Information:

Website: Mltriangle.comYouTubeInstagram: @mlofthetriangleTwitter: @mlofthetraiangleFacebook: @MiracleLeagueOfTheTriangle

Find a Miracle League near you: https://www.miracleleague.com/find-a-miracle-league/

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Episode #19: How to Start a Miracle League Baseball Program

Show Notes:

Hear the story about how the Miracle League of the Triangle in North Carolina got started and how you can start a program in your area.

In this episode, Tonya talks with Robin Rose, one of the co-founders of the Miracle League of the Triangle about some of the things he did to help get their program started. During the interview, Robin gives tips for others who might want to start a program.

If you’re looking for a Miracle League baseball program near you, see the links below for contacts with the National office of the Miracle League, and get connected as a player, coach, or volunteer. It will change your life!

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Miracle League of the Triangle (NC) Contact Information:

Website: Mltriangle.com

YouTube

Instagram: @mlofthetriangle

Twitter: @mlofthetraiangle

Facebook: @MiracleLeagueOfTheTriangle

Episode #19 Chapters:

00:00:00 Introduction

Photos used with permission from Miracle League of the Triangle and Cary Magazine.

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The Miracle League of the Triangle

The Miracle League of the Triangle is a special place for kids with disabilities! This program of baseball for special needs children offers teams for kids from age 5-65 and has teams playing in Cary, Raleigh, and Durham, NC.

Join Tonya as she interviews Benjy Capps, the Executive Director of the Miracle League of the Triangle, and learn more about what Miracle League baseball is all about.

If you’re looking for a Miracle League baseball program near you, see the links below for contacts with the National office of the Miracle League, and get connected as a player, coach, or volunteer. It will change your life!

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Miracle League of the Triangle (NC) Contact Information:

Website: Mltriangle.com

YouTube

Instagram: @mlofthetriangle

Twitter: @mlofthetraiangle

Facebook: @MiracleLeagueOfTheTriangle

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Episode #18: Miracle League Baseball for Special Needs Children

The Miracle League of the Triangle is a special place for kids with disabilities! This program of baseball for special needs children offers teams for kids from age 5-65 and has teams playing in Cary, Raleigh, and Durham, NC.

Join Tonya as she interviews Benjy Capps, the Executive Director of the Miracle League of the Triangle, and learn more about what Miracle League baseball is all about.

If you’re looking for a Miracle League baseball program near you, see the links below for contacts with the National office of the Miracle League, and get connected as a player, coach, or volunteer. It will change your life!

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Miracle League of the Triangle (NC) Contact Information:

Website: Mltriangle.com

YouTube

Instagram: @mlofthetriangle

Twitter: @mlofthetraiangle

Facebook: @MiracleLeagueOfTheTriangle

Photos used with permission from Miracle League of the Triangle and Cary Magazine.

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Episode #17: Brody the Lion Books for Children

Tonya continues her interview from last week’s episode with Dr. Kristin Wegner, a clinical psychologist who works with autistic children along with children who may have other sensory needs to help them unlock the door and experience the world around them. During this part of the interview, Dr. Wegner introduces the Brody the Lion book series. The series of books for autistic children was written as a way to help any child who needs to prepare for change and may have difficulty when things don’t go as they expected them to go and include a special section of tips for parents to help them teach their child and prepare them for different challenges they may face.

The Brody the Lion series is an excellent addition to your library for your child, and, after meeting Brody and watching this video, we think you’ll want to get these books for your children and grandchildren! We’ve included the links below for anyone who wants to purchase through Amazon or Dr. Wegner’s website.

If you missed Episode #16 with Dr. Wegner, you can find it HERE. She gave some fantastic tips for parents of young children on who to call if you think you see autistic traits in your child so you can get started with early interventions and help your child open the door to the world around them as well as how to know if the therapy you’re starting will be a positive experience for your child.

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Brody the Lion Books: (As an Amazon Associate, I may receive a commission if you make a purchase. This is a way you can help support the podcast!)Sometimes I ROAR! – https://amzn.to/3OyeioYI Can Do it, Yes I can! – https://amzn.to/37HoDONThe Shopping Flip – https://amzn.to/3v5r8n6Meets the Doc – https://amzn.to/3k5L8zGGet a FREE 30 Day Trial for Kindle Unlimited! – https://amzn.to/3EErPqw

Dr. Wegner’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brody.the.lion/

Dr. Wegner’s website: https://www.brodythelion.com/

Brody the Lion Shopping Page: https://brodythelion.shop/ (Books, plush animals, stickers, and book bundles are available)

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