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Sociability Books: Lou Knows What To Do (with Kimberly Tice & Venita Litvack)

The Special Needs Connection Podcast

Check this bio out below, see their three newly released titles from their social book series "Lou Knows What To Do" & much more on their website:

Kimberly Tice, M.S, CCC-SLP has over 10 years experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a certified special education teacher and speech-language pathologist in both New York and Florida. She has experience in providing individual and group interventions in the areas of literacy, social skills, feeding, and language in a variety of settings. In 2013, Kim opened a private practice to focus on providing social language skills intervention to children with ASD. Re-directing her efforts to being the ultimate speechie mom, she currently holds a part-time position at a charter school that primarily serves students ages 5-18 with ASD. Aside from her professional background, Kim enjoys running marathons and spending time with her family.


Venita Litvack, M.A., CCC-SLP has over 5 years experience working with individuals with  ASD as a behavioral assistant and speech-language pathologist. She has delivered several presentations at the national American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention and has assisted research projects targeting literacy-based interventions. For leisure, Venita enjoys spin class and cycling with her husband in addition to seeking out new places to visit.

The Eye Love Mission: ENDING PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS with Dr. Travis Zigler

Caring for Aging Parents Podcast

Dr. Travis Ziglar

Dr. Travis Ziglar

"With every product you purchase. Eye Love gives an eye exam, glasses, and sunglasses to someone in need. Join the mission to end needlessly blind. " Check out the Eye Love story on their website below!


Free Bottle of Heyedrate Lid & Lash Cleanser:

 Eye Love:

 Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community:

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 Eye Love Cares Foundation:

Alzheimer’s Speak Radio & Dementia Chats (with Lori La Bey)

Caring for Aging Parents Podcast

Lori La Bey is a passionate advocate who searches for ways to shift our dementia care culture from crisis to comfort. She was recognized by Sharecare and Dr. Oz. as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's.  As a professional speaker  and daughter of a mother with dementia for over thirty years, Lori gets it! Change is needed on multiple levels.

As host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio and the webinar series Dementia Chats Lori connects people to best practices and facilitates conversations regarding needs for dementia care worldwide. She addresses large and small groups as a recognized calming force with insights. She does this in a fun, enlightening way.  Audience members say, “Lori has changed my perspective and empowered me to care better.”



Suggested Resources from Lori:

-> Dementia Resources - People Diagnosed with Dementia: Blogs, Websites or Resources

-> Lori La Bey Resources and Services

-> Lori La Bey Bio

-> Tips and Resources to Prevent Emergency Situations

Contact Information:

Alzheimer's Speaks, LLC

P.O. BOX 13733

Roseville, Mn  55113- 3733

651-748-4714 Office

866-398-5916 Fax



Designing Senior Living with Lisa M. Cini

Caring for Aging Parents Podcast

"Lisa frequently speaks on topics ranging from Alzheimer and dementia care to technology at senior living industry conferences as well as general business forums. She has been published worldwide and is a monthly contributor to national senior living websites and magazines.  Considered a visionary in her field, she is credited with developing repeatable, sustainable and durable designs that save her clients time and money because they can use them at all of their facilities." Check out more information including resources, podcasts, videos and her book: "The Future is Here...Senior Living Reimagined" on Lisa's website below:

(Augmentative and Alternative) Communication is Key with Vicki Clarke

The Special Needs Connection Podcast

Vicki Clarke is the CEO, Lead SLP, AAC Specialist, DTA Schools Consultant for Dynamic Therapy Associates (DTA). Check out their website below! This podcast highlights Augmentative and Alternative Communication used in one of DTA's main services: Clinic-Based Speech Language & Communication Therapy. Check out their website to see what else they do!

Ms. Clarke and her team are a force to be reckoned with in Kennesaw, GA. Among the designations mentioned above, she is an advocate to many children and to her surrounding community. She is growing awareness and providing so much value and learning experiences for parents and professionals alike. Check out what Vicki and DTA are doing to help improve COMMUNICATION:

Parents: Regain Control of Your Life with Samantha Moe

The Special Needs Connection

I have been on a mission to help others restore themselves to a vibrant and healthy state, using holistic approaches that empower you to take back your life. I firmly believe that just because you have a challenging child doesn’t mean you have to be “sick” with stress, worry, or despair. You can find emotional well­being, peace, and happiness again.

To learn more about Samantha Moe, please check out the website below:

Maria Rickert Hong: Almost Autism – Recovery for Kids, Support & Community for Moms

The Special Needs Connection Podcast:

My approach in health coaching helps you recover your child from symptoms of:

▪           Autism

▪           ADHD

▪           Sensory Processing Disorder

▪           “Almost autism”

▪           PDD-NOS

"This type of coaching supports your child’s adrenal health and thyroid health while controlling inflammation, which is a hallmark of neurodevelopmental disorders.

I can teach you which diet, lifestyle and therapy choices can help recover your child’s health as well as how they affect gut dysbiosis and immune dysregulation.

In addition, each child is different, so I help you understand the pros and cons of each type of intervention as it relates to your child.

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your child’s life are connected."

For more information about Maria Rickert Hong, please check out her website below:

Advocacy: Collaborating For Success with Rich Weinfeld

The Special Needs Connection Podcast

"Rich Weinfeld is the Director and Founder of Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, (WEG) a group of 50 educational consultants, psychologists, and a variety of other providers of related student services, dedicated to helping all students reach their potential."

Mr. Weinfeld describes the importance of collaboration between parent and school staff when planning for students with special needs; his online training program for parents and professionals who want to learn to be more effective advocates for student with special needs. He also discusses the yearly Diamonds in the Rough Conference that trains professionals and parents about interventions that work for these students. You are encouraged to visit his website, listed below, to learn more about all of these endeavors.