Monthly Archives: May 2010

What’s Stress Got To Do With It?

by Shannon Penrod

Let’s face it parenthood and stress go hand in hand.  If you are a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum chances are that you are stressed and wishing you could find a solution to your stress that won’t take you away from your child’s needs.  On this week’s Everyday Autism Miracles we are going to be talking with Marla Tabaka.  She is a certified EFT practitioner who is going to share with us how EFT is helping parents of kids on the spectrum manange and reduce their stress!

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, sometimes referred to as tapping is a therapy tool that has been around for decades helping patients to overcome traumas and phobias.  Through gentle tapping on specific points of the body in specified sequence negative emotions can be released and eradicated.  This simple, drug-free technique can easily be learned (even over the phone/internet radio waves!) and practiced in the comfort of your own home.

If you would like to reduce your stress without taking a pill that “fuzzes you out” you’ll definately want to check out this show.  Everyday Autism Miracles airs live every Friday at 2pm Eastern Time, 1pm Central Time, Noon Mountain Time and 11am Pacific Time!  The live show can be found at  To call in during the show for comments and questions dial 877.864.4869

The live shows are recorded and available as a free download at  The recorded shows are also available as a free podcast on iTunes by visiting: Subscribe to the show to recieve free weekly podcasts and you will never miss another episode!


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Autism and the IEP

UGGGGHHHHHH!  It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to strap on your armor and walk into one of the most important meetings you will attend as a parent, the dreaded IEP, which is short for Individual Education Plan.  The outcome of this meeting will have a large influence on whether the next year of your child’s life will be productive, safe and happy.  Try not screw anything up.  Seriously, no pressure though!

Do you ever feel like it shouldn’t be that hard?  It shouldn’t!  On Friday May 7th, Bonnie Yates of the Bonnie Z. Yates Law Firm is going to join us on Everyday Autism Miracles to give us all the info we need as parents to get the most out of our child’s IEP meeting.  That’s right, the lawyer is in!  She’s taking your calls and giving free advise on IEP’s.  Don’t miss out!  The live show will air on Friday May 7th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, at that time you can call in with questions at 887-864-4869, listen in at  Download the free podcast of the show on Saturday by visiting or you can subscribe to the free podcast on iTunes at

Shannon Penrod is the host of Everyday Autism Miracles on the HerInsight Network.  She is an author, speaker and coach and most importantly the mother of a six year old recovering from Autism.  You can subscribe to the free podcast of Everyday Autism miracles on iTunes or download it here.

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