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Nonprofit Fundraising with Norman Wasserman

Norman Wasserman is the founder of Friend Entertainment USA, and has been fundraising for nonprofits for over 35 years. He started Friend Entertainment to provide high-quality entertainment for nonprofit fundraising concerts. Norman says he understands the great need to make a difference in this world and is driven by the belief that we are here to help one another and have great fun along the way. 

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Spectrum Laboratory with Jason Weissbrod

Jason Weissbrod has a Bachelor’s degree in Directing and Acting for Film and Theatre and has directed, produced, written, edited and starred in many films, television shows, web series, commercials and theatre productions. Jason became involved with the neurodiverse and autism community over 15 years ago. Many neurodivergent and autistic artists told Jason they wanted to work in the entertainment industry and this inspired Jason and his colleague, Garth Herberg, to create Spectrum Laboratory. 

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Massage and CFT with Jojo Williams

Jojo Williams is a certified massage therapist who began working in the field in 2011 and in 2015, left her previous career of 24 years, supporting individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, to focus solely on massage. She opened her own business during the pandemic of 2020 and now serves many individuals & families with wellness support.  

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The Infinity Rainbow Club with Jen Malia

Jen Malia is an autistic mom of three autistic children. She is the author of The Infinity Rainbow Club series and Too Sticky! Sensory Issues with Autism. She is also a Professor of English and Creative Writing Coordinator at Norfolk State University. She joins me to discuss her journey, the inspiration for her books, and the insights she has gained along the way. 

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My Best Social Life with Jeremy and Ilana Hamburgh

Jeremy and Ilana Hamburgh are friendship and dating coaches who teach the strategies and skills that empower autistic and neurodivergent adults to find community, make friends, start dating, and build relationships.  Ilana has over 16 years of experience as a special education teacher in New York City and Jeremy has over 13 years of experience as a social coach for autistic and neurodivergent adults.  

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Educational Rights with Valerie Vanaman

Since entering private practice in 1980, Valerie Vanaman has become an acknowledged leader in providing representation for individuals challenged with disabilities and for their families, securing her clients’ educational rights. She served as a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School and is a member of numerous Bar associations, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and several at the Federal District and State Court levels. 

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Positive Development with Dr. Jennie Trocchio

Dr. Jennie Trocchio is an autism educator, advocate, and VP of Clinical Operations at Positive Development, which is a leading provider of developmental care for neurodiverse children and their families. We discuss the various therapies they provide and how families can access their services. 

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Learning Differently with David Wildkress

David Wildkress was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 6. He is a learning specialist who is passionate about supporting neurodivergent people and has developed expertise in supporting folks with complex profiles. David holds a master’s degree in education and a certificate in educational therapy, and has helped countless students and adults improve their executive function and metacognitive skills.

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Coaching the Parent with Christian Vinceneux

Christian Vinceneux has been in the neurodivergent space his entire life. He grew up as an anxious and shy kid with ADHD in a neurodiverse family. Professionally, he worked as an occupational therapist for over 30 years with neurodiverse families and has now transitioned as a parent coach. Christian has developed a unique approach to help parents navigate neurodivergence and identify practical solutions for everyday challenges while focusing on building a strong relationship with their child. 

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A Better Journey with Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones is the founder of Be Better Life and Media, a transformational life coach, and the mother of four kids, both neurodivergent and neurotypical. Through her coaching at Be Better Life and productions at Be Better Media, she helps people unlock their potential and grow through greater self-awareness that helps them create more flow in their lives.

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