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What’s ADHD? Adult ADHD or Attention -Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder where a person has difficulty concentrating, is hyperactive or restless and displays impulsive behaviors.   This previously recorded podcast is one of our favorites and offers some effective ways to manage Adult ADHD. In this episode, Annette has a conversation with David Greenwood, author of the book, Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with Adult ADHD. The book profiles many entrepreneurs around the country who have ADHD…
How To Make Communication Meaningful with Randi Sargent Communication is key, and being able to communicate with your loved ones and friends when they may not be able to use their voice can create challenges.  We wanted to release this extremely helpful, previously recorded podcast again to remind listeners there are alternate ways to communicate other than just speech and voice.  In this episode of Parenting Impossible, Host Annette Hines speaks with special needs mother…
The negative impacts of the pandemic have been talked about over and over for the past year.  Let’s talk about the positives, the good things that the pandemic has brought us.  In this episode Annette discusses the three positive lessons she has learned from the pandemic. The three positive changes that have happened: 1 – Observation, 2 – Collaboration, and 3 – Innovation. Annette starts off the episode with a mini review as to what…
Dyslexia is a common disorder that challenges your ability to read, spell, write and speak.  This neurological disorder is of particular interest to Annette as she discovered as an adult that she was dyslexic. In this podcast episode, Annette speaks with author Elizabeth Trudeau about her daughter’s journey with dyslexia, which inspired her new book “Brilliantly Dyslexic”.   Elizabeth’s daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia as a very young age leading to many learning challenges as…
Annette LOVES all the questions she gets because she LOVES doing these question and answer podcasts.  Making sure the disabled community has access to all the information they need is key to Annette.  This is one reason why in addition to being a successful attorney, Annette is a podcast host, speaker, author and blogger.   As an attorney, Annette does have an ethical responsibility though to not engage in a client /attorney relationship with someone…
Growing up deaf is a challenge, but what if you grew up deaf in a small area of India where there was no access to any disabled supports or facilities?  What if there was almost no support for your education as a disabled student?  Our guest this week is Tanisha Dayal, a young deaf woman and masters student.  Tanisha, who now lives in Ireland, speaks to us about growing up disabled in India and…
Language is often something that is debated in the disability community. Do we use the term “Disabled”, or do we use “Special Needs”? Should someone be shunned or shamed because they prefer to use one term over the other? Is there too much emphasis on the language and not enough focus on allyship and effecting change together as one group? In this episode, Annette brings back mom and author Julie Falcone to discuss how to…
Most assistance offered to disabled children and adults is for the disabled individual.  Not everyone may realize that their families may need assistance as well.  Parents and siblings can suffer from anxiety, fear, stress, and a host of other issues related to their loved one’s disability. In this episode, Annette speaks with Don Grothoff, a behavior transformation specialist, family coach and father of three about his personal experience dealing with “invisible disabilities” within his family…
As adults, most of us generally understand what being anxious or having anxiety means and how it feels.  Adults may understand what another adult, therapist or a doctor may tell them about anxiety, but what about your children? How do you tell your children about anxiety in a way that they will understand?    Summer Batte, an author, magazine editor and mother, faced her own challenges with this for many years.  Summer’s daughter…
The questions have been piling up in Host Annette Hines’ inbox so it is time to do a Q&A session.  Making sure the disabled community has access to all the information they need is key to Annette.  This is one reason why in addition to being a successful attorney, Annette is a podcast host, speaker, author, and blogger.   As an attorney, Annette does have an ethical responsibility though to not engage in a client…