Taking Authority Over Autism
A brother‘s love…

A brother‘s love…

October 18, 2021

Sheletta chats with Omar Mohamed about his new book When Stars Were Scattered and how it was inspired by his younger brother who has special needs...

How sickle cell is impacting kids

How sickle cell is impacting kids

September 29, 2021

Sheletta talks to Dr. Derrick Goubeaux from Children's Minnesota about how sickle cell disease and the trait are impacting children. 

Safety tips for kids to wander…

Safety tips for kids to wander…

September 11, 2021

After a two year old girl with autism was found dead in a lake after wandering off from her parents at a park, Sheletta is offering tips to parents about how to keep their special needs children safe.

My melancholy movie…

My melancholy movie…

August 28, 2021

On her CBS Radio show, Sheletta chatted with screenwriter Keith Sharon about his new movie on Prime about the struggles of raising a child with autism. The conversation was so moving she moved the discussion to her podcasting platform. Enjoy...

Brandon leaves speech therapy behind

Brandon leaves speech therapy behind

August 21, 2021

Sheletta's son graduated from speech therapy after meeting or exceeding all his goals shortly after his 9th birthday. Brandon was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. Sheletta shares the keys to finding success along his journey...

Autism adaptive clothing

Autism adaptive clothing

August 10, 2021

Sheletta sits down with Washington Post columnist Abha Bhattarai about how retailers are making sensory friendly clothing for kids with special needs for this edition of Taking Authority over Autism podcast...

Autism Vacation Adventures

Autism Vacation Adventures

July 24, 2021

Sheletta helps autism moms and dads find the best summer vacation destinations for their kiddos.

It CAN be done…

It CAN be done…

June 19, 2021

Angry about the focus of the negative struggles of parents who have kids with autism during the pandemic in an NPR story without sharing success stories, Sheletta talks about how, like her, many parents pressed through and their children made progress.

Autistic kids say the darndest things…

Autistic kids say the darndest things…

June 12, 2021

If you think kids say the darndest things, Sheletta's kids, who have autism, take it to the next level, especially when her son Brandon let's all his classmates and his teacher know that she doesn't brush her teeth every morning.

Is it bedtime or a bank robbery?

Is it bedtime or a bank robbery?

May 29, 2021

With daylight savings time, Sheletta's having a hard time getting her kids to sleep at night. Bedtime around The Brundidge House sounds a lot like a bank robbery...