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It Takes a Village: An ABA Podcast

It Takes a Village: An ABA Podcast

By Kadiant

Sheila Parmar and Amanda Scoggins invite the wonderful individuals who surround the autism community--caregivers, behavior therapists, parents, and previous clients--to share their experiences and knowledge with listeners.
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Ep. 22 - Interview with Cyndi and Mark of Breathing Spaces

It Takes a Village: An ABA PodcastJun 04, 2021

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Ep. 26 - Interview with Dr. Svetlana Dani
Jul 16, 202156:19
Ep. 25 - QUILTBAG Panel

Ep. 25 - QUILTBAG Panel

"QUILTBAG" is queer (or questioning), undecided, intersex, lesbian, trans, bisexual, asexual (or allied) and gay (or genderqueer). It's a reimagining of LGBTQIA+ and was coined by Sadie Lee as an inclusive self-designation for minority sexual and gender identities. To round out Pride Month, we were honored to be able to host this panel made up of a few of our amazing team members, to discuss topics and issues that are important to the LGBTQIA+ community. You can also watch the audio on our Youtube channel! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎

Host: Amanda Scoggins (she/her/hers)

Panelists: Nikki Robinson (she/her/hers), Jeremy Roberts (he/him/his), and Shosh Cohn (they/their/theirs)

Thank you to everyone who participated in this panel and to those who listen as well! If you have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to info@kadiant.com.

Jul 01, 202101:31:16
Ep. 24 - Special Pride Month Interview with Nikki Robinson and Jeremy Roberts

Ep. 24 - Special Pride Month Interview with Nikki Robinson and Jeremy Roberts

On our 2nd episode during Pride Month, Amanda is joined by Nikki and Jeremy, two of the hosts of Black in Behavior and members of the Black Queer community. Together, they discuss the intersection of being Black and Queer, the history of Pride Month and the Stonewall Riots, and ways families, companies, and supervisors can support the marginalized and the autistic queer community.

Jun 15, 202101:25:55
Ep. 23 - Interview with Shosh Cohn (They/Them)
Jun 08, 202101:08:37
Ep. 22 - Interview with Cyndi and Mark of Breathing Spaces

Ep. 22 - Interview with Cyndi and Mark of Breathing Spaces

On this episode of It Takes a Village: An ABA Podcast, Amanda interviews Cyndi Mariner, founder of Breathing Spaces, and her trusted advisor and business partner, Mark. Breathing Spaces is a support network for family caregivers in the Bay Area. Together, they discuss maintaining balance during hectic or challenging times, finding a support network that works for you, and the benefits of Breathing Spaces' online asynchronous program.

Jun 04, 202154:26
Episode 21 - Interview with Alexandria Darden

Episode 21 - Interview with Alexandria Darden

On this episode, Amanda is joined by Alexandria Darden, a law student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, to talk about human rights and how BLM and Autism Acceptance/Disabilities Acceptance are ALL a part of the larger civil rights movement. They also discuss how law guides culture which guides day to day interactions, and how getting informed about your local legislation in important in order to enact the decolonization and the deconstruction of our ableist society.

If you'd like to recommend a topic or a guest, please email info@kadiant.com!

May 27, 202101:07:33
Episode 20 - Interview with Samantha, Rudy, and Robert of Options for All—Film and Media

Episode 20 - Interview with Samantha, Rudy, and Robert of Options for All—Film and Media

On this episode of It Takes a Village, Amanda is joined by Rudy, Samantha, and Robert, three of Options for All's Film and Media (OFA-FAM) students! OFA-FAM is an amazing organization that exists to create more opportunities for individuals with development disabilities to live their lives to the fullest. Together, the four of them discuss OFA, working in the film and media industry and all the barriers and joy that comes with it, disability acceptance, and the importance of being people centered.


Our Guests' Social Media Accounts:

Samantha

Robert

Rudy

May 14, 202101:13:39
Episode 19, Part 2 - Interview with Nina Duncan

Episode 19, Part 2 - Interview with Nina Duncan

On this episode, Amanda is joined by Nina Duncan, executive director of Angels on Stage, an organization located in the Bay Area whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs by breaking down stereotypes and empowering them to develop friendships, independence, confidence, self-esteem, and general life skills through the medium of professional performing arts. Nina shares with us on her experiences with autism acceptance, something we in the autism community celebrated in the month of April. Nina also has a plethora of advice for parents/caregivers on how to set their kiddos up for adulthood success!

To join us on ITAV or to suggest a topic or guest, please email infokadiant.com

May 11, 202127:35
Episode 19, Part 1 - Interview with Nina Duncan

Episode 19, Part 1 - Interview with Nina Duncan

On this episode, Amanda is joined by Nina Duncan, executive director of Angels on Stage, an organization located in the Bay Area whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs by breaking down stereotypes and empowering them to develop friendships, independence, confidence, self-esteem, and general life skills through the medium of professional performing arts. Nina shares with us on her experiences with autism acceptance, something we in the autism community celebrated in the month of April. Nina also has a plethora of advice for parents/caregivers on how to set their kiddos up for adulthood success!

To join us on ITAV or to suggest a topic or guest, please email infokadiant.com

May 11, 202125:38
Episode 18 - Interview with Melissa Welch, PhD of the Arc of Larimer County
Apr 27, 202158:25
Episode 17, Part 2 - Interview with Patti Weiss
Apr 19, 202142:47
Episode 17, Part 1 - Interview with Patti Weiss
Apr 19, 202140:13
Episode 16 - Interview with Dr. Melinda Docter, BCBA, of Northcentral University
Mar 19, 202135:57
Episode 15 - Special Hosts: Nikki Robinson's Discussion with Jeremy Roberts and Sharon McCollum

Episode 15 - Special Hosts: Nikki Robinson's Discussion with Jeremy Roberts and Sharon McCollum

On this very special episode of ITAV, special host Nikki, a Lead Behavior Tech in Portland, is joined by Jeremy, a Program Supervisor in Atlanta, and Sharon, a BCBA in Sac. Together, they share their experiences working for Kadiant, working in healthcare during the COVID era, their thoughts on the term "BIPOC," and on being unapologetically, vulnerably, and authentically Black.

These 3 had many pages of topics they wanted to speak on, and they only were able to touch upon a few! Keep an eye out for them as they return to talk more about being Black professionals in the ABA field, the accessibility of ABA in the Black community, and a variety of other important topics.

Feb 26, 202141:49
Episode 14 - Interview with Nichole "Nikki" Robinson

Episode 14 - Interview with Nichole "Nikki" Robinson

On this episode, Amanda interviews Kadiant team member Nikki Robinson, a senior behavior technician in our Pacific Northwest region. She shares with Amanda and our listeners her experiences of being a Black professional in the ABA field, the barriers she's had to overcome to get where she is now, and how far many agencies and other professionals in the field have come in helping create a more equitable environment. She also candidly shares her personal thoughts on what else needs to change in order to reach that equity.

Please note: we understand Nikki is only one individual, and we don't expect her to speak for the entire Black community. We encourage our listeners to do the work and listen to your Black friends and coworkers in order to help address some of the important issues discussed in this episode.

If you have any questions or would like a specific topic discussed on our podcast, please reach out to info@kadiant.com.

Feb 19, 202101:11:03
Episode 13 - Interview with Larry Aldridge III

Episode 13 - Interview with Larry Aldridge III

Today, ITAV host Amanda is joined by Larry Aldridge III, an RBT in Kadiant Georgia, to discuss the importance of companies putting in the work to ensure their work spaces are safe and inclusive for all individuals from all walks of life. They also discuss the need for diversity of voice and thought, and ways Kadiant and other companies can do better.
Feb 05, 202156:19
Episode 12 - Interview with Derek Jones from Kadiant
Jan 15, 202101:05:49
Episode 11 - Interview with Jesse Beasley, a Kadiant SLP
Jan 08, 202117:35
Episode 10 - Interview with Saba, a Parent from Georgia
Jan 08, 202144:31
Episode 9 - Interview with Danielle Peters, LMFT

Episode 9 - Interview with Danielle Peters, LMFT

On this episode, BCBA Amanda Scoggins guest hosts and interviews our friend, Danielle Peters, an LMFT in California! Together, the two discuss the importance of self-care, as clinicians and as parents, building her practice while raising a family, and a host of other topics! This episode and all previous ITAV episodes can be found on all podcast listening platforms. If you or anyone you know has a topic or guest in mind for future episodes, please let us know at info@kadiant.com!
Dec 04, 202048:37
Episode 8 - Interview with Dr. Tracy Guiou and Dr. Allison Womack
Nov 13, 202034:59
Episode 7 - Interview with Michelle San Jose, Kadiant Clinical Supervisor
Nov 06, 202021:59
Episode 6 - Interview with Halee Royal, BCBA, from DataFinch
Oct 23, 202028:52
Episode 5 - Interview with Amy and Hannah from Atlanta

Episode 5 - Interview with Amy and Hannah from Atlanta

On this episode, Sheila interviews Amy and Hannah from Atlanta, a mother-daughter duo and past clients of Kadiant legacy company IBS who have a plethora of knowledge to share with our listeners about their experiences with ABA therapy. Tune in to hear about their challenges, successes, and everything in between, and keep an eye out for more from Hannah to see where her passion for writing takes her.
Sep 23, 202056:30
Episode 4 - Interview with Diana Baekey
Jul 13, 202026:14
Episode 3 - Interview with Ashley Hamilton
Jun 26, 202019:08
Episode 2 - Interview with Steven "Stevie" Martinez
Jun 12, 202019:29
Episode 1 - Interview with Sarah Empey
Jun 05, 202022:12