Season 1 Episode #1- Janice Kern

We are so excited to announce the brand new TACA Podcast! This is an expansion of our intentional dialogue that we long to have with families around the country about real life, challenges, triumphs, best practices, and best therapies that exist today. It is our hope that we will be able to reach more families, spread hope in new ways and encourage all of you through the podcast! We are aiming to interview a variety of different experts, family members and friends who will be able to share their unique experience with Autism and encourage all of us to think outside the box, push ourselves (even when we want to give up), and believe that anything is possible for our kids!

Janice Kern and her amazing family!
Janice Kern and her amazing family!
This first episode is going to be an awesome way to kick everything off. In the show, we interviewed Janice Kern, North Dakota Chapter Coordinator and National Conference Guru! Janice is a rock star leader, friend, and cheerleader for so many families around the country. If you have ever met Janice we are certain you feel the same. We loved what she had to share about life, living with autism for nearly 14 years and the importance of sharing your story. She had us crying a few times and we are not ashamed!

We also talked about the Friends & Family Campaign that launches every April to spread awareness and raise money for TACA!! We enjoyed hearing her share about how this campaign has touched her family and how it allows TACA to continue to support and encourage North Dakota families that might otherwise be lost on their journey! With the hashtag social media campaign of #AutismTough we made sure to talk about some of the tough things about her story and even how she and her family have found their TOUGH through TACA and other amazing resources in her area!

So make sure you listen HERE  & Subscribe here on iTunes to make sure you don’t miss an episode!
We ask you to consider jumping in with us all as we share our stories, spread awareness and raise money for TACA so we can help the next family out there along their Autism Journey! #AutismTough We would also love if you share this with your friends and family using the FaceBook and Twitter links at the bottom of this post!
F&F
Show Links
Family + Friends Campaign website: 2016ff.tacanow.org
General family resources: www.tacanow.org
Janice’s Favorite Reads:
Victory over Autism by Mary Romaniec
Engaging Autism by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.
Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, PhD
Janice’s Favorite family activities:
Janice and her family literally conquering a mountain! You can conquer mountains, too!
Janice and her family literally conquering a mountain! You can conquer mountains, too!
Family Movie— Check with your local TACA chapter and see if they may be doing a sensory friendly showing of a new release or call your local theater to ask if maybe they have ever considered doing a sensory friendly showing of a new movie!

Family Ski Trip— You never know what might be out there for adaptive programs with your next family vacation as Janice said—don’t be afraid to ask—don’t be afraid to go first. Big shout out to Bottneau Winter Park for being awesome and showing us all that together we can make a way for everyone to experience exciting, life changing actives if we just say yes!

Have a great week friends—

Team TACA

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