Transforming the Parent Experience

with Jen Schonger

09/23/2020

episode 10

Jen Schonger is the Program Manager at the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence and the mom to two daughters, one of whom is autistic. She is so insightful and is an incredible advocate for parents and for autistic children. Listen to this episode as we:

– Explore the surprising blindspots many OTs have when working with parents

– Learn about the concrete things that helped Jen develop a positive, empowering understanding of autism, and how we can help other parents to do the same

– Discover the shifts that therapists can make to transform the parent experience starting from the very first session and continuing through their work together

– Get Jen’s savvy advice about working with parents who want something different than the neurodiversity approach

– Dive into Jen’s suggestions for school-based OTs about the most important thing they can be doing to support autistic students

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