Taking Authority Over Autism
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.

Autism building a bridge between police and the public…

Autism building a bridge between police and the public…

September 13, 2020

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.

Cameron’s coming along just fine…

Cameron’s coming along just fine…

August 30, 2020

When Sheletta's daughter Cameron was diagnosed with autism at just two years old, her symptoms were so severe experts said she'd never be able to learn. Cameron joins this week's show to prove them wrong and invite listeners to her Facebook live pajama jam story times reading her new children's book about her journey to kindergarten. 

Sheletta’s autism book helps kids going back to class amid COVID-19

Sheletta’s autism book helps kids going back to class amid COVID-19

August 17, 2020

Sheletta wrote Cameron Goes To School, the story of her daughter's autism journey, to inspire young black girls on the spectrum. The new author had no idea hundreds of schools and dozens of community groups would use the book to encourage students heading back to class during COVID-19.

Autism, while black…

Autism, while black…

August 2, 2020

Elna Hall, a psychologist in the San Francisco area has a teenage son with autism who is black. She joins Sheletta on the Taking Authority Over Autism podcast to talk about her fear for her special needs son should he encounter police...

Andrew got a law passed to help kids with autism!

Andrew got a law passed to help kids with autism!

July 21, 2020

After four years of working with Minnesota Senator Kari Dziedzic, my son Andrew helped pass a law that requires the police officers to be trained for interactions with people who have autism. I am so proud of my son and so grateful to Senator Dziedzic for her committmentemnt to families with special needs children.

Need help? We’ve got you covered…

Need help? We’ve got you covered…

June 24, 2020

Sheletta gets dozens of calls a week from parents who need money or resources for their special needs children. This week, she talks to Morgan Traynor from The Shooting Star Foundation, an organization that pays for therapy and prescriptions for low income families who have kids with autism.

Camping for a cause…

Camping for a cause…

June 14, 2020

Sheletta and her children got the opportunity of a lifetime when host of The Profit Marcus Lemonis ask her to be the new celebrity spokesperson for his company Camping World. She tells her friends Susie Jones and Steve Thomson from WCCO Radio that in addition to that, she'll get a free RV and a new reality show out of the deal.

Teaching your autistic child how to handle police encounters…

Teaching your autistic child how to handle police encounters…

June 2, 2020

Don't think just because your child has autism that they don't need to know how to handle police encounters. Even with limited language and comprehension, Sheletta teaches parents how to equip their special needs children with a healthy fear of law enforcement.

Sheletta gets a BIG blessing and makes a surprise call…

Sheletta gets a BIG blessing and makes a surprise call…

May 24, 2020

Sheletta was overwhelmed when she found out one of her Twitter followers bought an entire case of her new book to give out as a gift to children with special needs, so she put in a surprise call to Eleanor to say thank you for being so generous and for helping to spread autism awareness.