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Partnering for Independence with Carol Baltazar

February 13, 2021 Carol Baltazar Season 2 Episode 4
Embracing Holland
Partnering for Independence with Carol Baltazar
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Embracing Holland
Partnering for Independence with Carol Baltazar
Feb 13, 2021 Season 2 Episode 4
Carol Baltazar

In this episode, we explore what it’s like to raise a child with Aspergers to be as independent as possible, and how to advocate for and alongside them. Carol is an internal medicine physician who has a specialty practice in non surgical cosmetic procedures. She’s also the host of the Autism Mom MD Podcast, and an amazing advocate for her children and others! 


We talk about:


  • Raising a son with Aspergers
  • Finding the right kind of support for your child
  • Learning how to motivate and encourage with the goal of independence
  • Navigating driving, medical appointments, college and employment
  • Raising expectations and setting the bar high
  • Deconstructing and teaching independence skills
  • Encouraging self-advocacy
  • Partners in Policymaking 
  • Starting a podcast
  • Creating community
  • Being an innovator, she is the creator of TheraPearls!
  • Creating space for yourself and your marriage



Related episodes


Others who have completed Maryland’s Partners in Policymaking program


Families That Advocate Together Stay Together with Laura Hatcher


An Alternative Approach with Diana Wingate-Gaiser


The World According to Jake's Mom with Jenn Lynn


Groomed for This with Eva Queen


Take Me to Church (Stephanie Watkins)


Guests who have completed PA’s Partners program


Ausome Advocate and Author Catherine Hughes


Changing Spaces and Creating Hope with Christina Abernethy


Links

Autism Mom MD Podcast

Maryland Partners in Policy Making Program


Life 360 - Family Locator and GPS Tracker


Maryland internist finds inspiration in her grocer's freezer


Ark Therapeutic Lip Blok Mouthpiece


Kids Slurp Straw 9 Pack


Stackable Stainless Steel Kids Cups for Toddlers



Show Notes

In this episode, we explore what it’s like to raise a child with Aspergers to be as independent as possible, and how to advocate for and alongside them. Carol is an internal medicine physician who has a specialty practice in non surgical cosmetic procedures. She’s also the host of the Autism Mom MD Podcast, and an amazing advocate for her children and others! 


We talk about:


  • Raising a son with Aspergers
  • Finding the right kind of support for your child
  • Learning how to motivate and encourage with the goal of independence
  • Navigating driving, medical appointments, college and employment
  • Raising expectations and setting the bar high
  • Deconstructing and teaching independence skills
  • Encouraging self-advocacy
  • Partners in Policymaking 
  • Starting a podcast
  • Creating community
  • Being an innovator, she is the creator of TheraPearls!
  • Creating space for yourself and your marriage



Related episodes


Others who have completed Maryland’s Partners in Policymaking program


Families That Advocate Together Stay Together with Laura Hatcher


An Alternative Approach with Diana Wingate-Gaiser


The World According to Jake's Mom with Jenn Lynn


Groomed for This with Eva Queen


Take Me to Church (Stephanie Watkins)


Guests who have completed PA’s Partners program


Ausome Advocate and Author Catherine Hughes


Changing Spaces and Creating Hope with Christina Abernethy


Links

Autism Mom MD Podcast

Maryland Partners in Policy Making Program


Life 360 - Family Locator and GPS Tracker


Maryland internist finds inspiration in her grocer's freezer


Ark Therapeutic Lip Blok Mouthpiece


Kids Slurp Straw 9 Pack


Stackable Stainless Steel Kids Cups for Toddlers