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Taking Authority Over Autism
7 minutes | 4 hours ago
"Mommy's going to work..."
Now that Sheletta's youngest son Daniel is finally talking after being non-verbal for years, he's being a little rascal. Instead of being sad when she goes off to work these days, he's singing and dancing around the house.
6 minutes | 21 days ago
Training tiny allies...
Sheletta joined a coalition of Black children's authors in Minnesota to hand out free copies of her children's book to white children visiting the site where George Floyd was murdered to offer diverse reading options and try to erase injustice through literature.
11 minutes | a month ago
Sheletta's new book defies the odds...
Sheletta's new autism children's book Daniel Finds His Voice defies the odds and sells out just two days after it's debut.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Daniel's book already a best seller!
Hours after Sheletta's new children's book about her son Daniel was featured on CBS This Morning with Gayle King, it became a best seller on Amazon.com. She talks about how God's goodness and grace made it happen in this emotional episode of her Taking Authority Over Autism podcast...
9 minutes | 2 months ago
Things can and will get better
Sheletta believes her appearance on a new cooking show called Family Dinner streaming on Discovery Plus will inspire and offer hope to other parents of special needs children.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Second verse, same as the first...
When Texas' governor lifted the mask mandate, Sheletta decided to cancel the book giveaways she'd planned for April at the elementary school she attended in Houston. This scenario is eerily similar to what happened when she released her first book last year when COVID-19 came on the scene and shut down all her promotional events...
8 minutes | 3 months ago
Daniel's book will have you dancin'...
Sheletta is excited that her second children's picture book will be out in April for Autism Awareness Month. Daniel Finds His Voice will help teachers and therapists rethink how they reach some children who are on the spectrum...
5 minutes | 3 months ago
Kids with autism are naughty, too...
When Sheletta tried to go into her home studio and record a quick live radio interview, her kids, who had been quiet for at least an hour, decided to turn things up a notch to make sure and provide the loudest distraction possible.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
Helping like Holly...
On the one year anniversary of her autism podcast, Sheletta Brundidge talks about her mission to help other parents of kids who have special needs like Holly Robinson Peete helped her when three of her four children were diagnosed on the spectrum...
7 minutes | 4 months ago
When Sheletta heard the story of how the inaugural poet Amanda Gorman used music to help her with a speech impediment, it reminded her of her son Daniel who learned to talk by singing Lil Nas X's Old Town Road. She reminds parents that music matters and may be a way to help your special needs child learn to talk...
13 minutes | 4 months ago
The importance of classroom inclusion
Sheletta's friend and fellow podcaster Reg Clark talks about the importance inclusion plays in educational success of children with special needs...
8 minutes | 5 months ago
Become the parenting paraprofessional...
After seeing the desperation of a fellow autism mom on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Sheletta is helping parents learn to become paraprofessionals so they can help their special needs children during this unprecedented pandemic...
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Miss Shannan shines in new role...
Sheletta's friend and fellow autism mom Miss Shannan Paul joins the show to talk about her new role at the Twin Cities Film Festival and how she uses her social media platform to encourage other parents during these difficult times.
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Things can and will get better...
On her son Daniel's 6th birthday, Sheletta shares the message with parents that things can and will get better for their children with special needs. Once the most severely autistic of all the Brundidge babies, Daniel is now the family's strongest reader and is a Lego master builder.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Help for kids who need it most...
Sheletta chats with her friend NBC anchor Lauren Leamanczyk about an investigative story she did that offers help and glimmer of hope to special needs students struggling with online learning at home.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
An autism treat for Halloween
Sheletta was blown away when she found out a family in Lake Charles, Louisiana was giving away copies of her autism book Cameron Goes To School to kids instead of candy for a Halloween treat.
6 minutes | 6 months ago
Special needs students in Texas can get $1,500
Sheletta's informing all her autism families down in The Lone Star State about a new $1,500 government grant that's available to buy school supplies and electronics for the home. After COVID-19 hit, many parents have to educate their children from home. Now they have access to free money to buy the things they need...
8 minutes | 7 months ago
Get therapy for your kid before you get the diagnosis...
With COVID restrictions, it's taking twice as long for some kids to get into testing centers to find out whether or not they have autism. How can parents get the insurance companies find therapy while they wait? Sheletta has the answer...
12 minutes | 8 months ago
Netflix needs to call Sheletta...
When Sheletta read Michael Schneider's story in Variety Magazine that Netflix was making a cartoon reboot of the 1970s sitcom "Good Times" she was outraged and said the network needs to call her to find uplifting Black families to spotlight.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
Autism building a bridge between police and the public...
Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey tells Sheletta how he's working with the autism community in his town to build a bridge between the police department and the public.
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