The Sweetest (and Toughest) Job

The Road to An Autism Diagnosis with Hayley Augusta

February 04, 2021 Rachel Olson/Hayley Augusta Season 4 Episode 61
The Sweetest (and Toughest) Job
The Road to An Autism Diagnosis with Hayley Augusta
Show Notes

Hayley Augusta is the host of "No Sex in the Suburbs," a podcast dedicated to everything that happens after happily ever after. She is married and has two little boys, one is neurotypical and the other has autism and hyperlexia. Hayley left behind her career in media when her son was diagnosed to focus on her family and riding the wave of an ASD diagnosis and all it entails. Hayley believes in keeping it real and having fun. She lives with her family in the deep burbs of Los Angeles, CA. 

On this episode, Hayley openly shares what it was like navigating specialists and opinions that ultimately led to her son being diagnosed with autism and hyperlexia.  She shares their challenges and what worked for their family, we also discuss how to be a friend to another parent with a child that has an ASD diagnosis.

Highlights from the episode include:

  • Advocating for your child
  • Hayley’s experience trying to find the right evaluations, diagnosis and therapy
  • Understanding Autism and the diagnosis
  • How to be a friend and supportive to a parent of a child with special needs

To connect with Hayley follow her on IG @nosexinthesuburbs

Listen to her Podcast No Sex In The Suburbs wherever you get your podcasts.

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