Taking Authority Over Autism
Music matters…

Music matters…

January 24, 2021

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...

The importance of classroom inclusion

The importance of classroom inclusion

January 2, 2021

Sheletta's friend and fellow podcaster Reg Clark talks about the importance inclusion plays in educational success of children with special needs...

Become the parenting paraprofessional…

Become the parenting paraprofessional…

December 26, 2020

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...

Miss Shannan shines in new role…

Miss Shannan shines in new role…

December 12, 2020

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.

Things can and will get better…

Things can and will get better…

November 28, 2020

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.

Help for kids who need it most…

Help for kids who need it most…

November 21, 2020

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.

An autism treat for Halloween

An autism treat for Halloween

November 14, 2020

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.

Special needs students in Texas can get $1,500

Special needs students in Texas can get $1,500

November 1, 2020

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...

Get therapy for your kid before you get the diagnosis…

Get therapy for your kid before you get the diagnosis…

October 4, 2020

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...

Netflix needs to call Sheletta…

Netflix needs to call Sheletta…

September 20, 2020

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.