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Neurodiversity Nation: Amplifying Voices

  • K24 TV LIVE: Health and Wellness Empowering Autistic Individuals

    8 MAY. 2024 · The podcast featured Doctor Sylvia Moraa, founder of Andy Speaks for special needs persons, discussing empowering individuals with Autism. The conversation focused on Doctor Sylvia's experience raising two children with Autism, particularly highlighting her son Bradley's progress in communication and learning. The importance of early intervention, support groups, and therapy centers for children with Autism, especially in informal settlements, was emphasized. Doctor Sylvia emphasized the need for community support, awareness, and resources for parents of children with special needs. The podcast highlighted the challenges faced by parents and the importance of inclusive education and therapy centers within schools. Viewers were encouraged to support and advocate for children with special needs, with resources provided for further information and engagement. The podcast aimed to raise awareness and promote support for individuals with Autism and their families.
    23m 42s
  • Dr. Sylvia Moraa Akinsiku Founder of Andy Speaks - Dreams In Motion

    1 MAY. 2024 · A conversation between two speakers discussed various topics related to personal growth, mentorship, advocacy, and raising awareness for persons with disabilities. The speakers emphasized the importance of learning from experiences, having mentors in different aspects of life, and knowing when to walk away from situations. They also highlighted the need for self-improvement, acceptance, and understanding in advocating for persons with disabilities. The conversation touched on the challenges faced by caregivers and the importance of community support and awareness. The speakers mentioned various projects and initiatives aimed at providing resources, support, and opportunities for persons with disabilities to thrive and become independent. Overall, the discussion emphasized the importance of empathy, education, and empowerment in creating a more inclusive society. The podcast took place at an unspecified time and is important for raising awareness and promoting understanding of issues related to disabilities and advocacy.
    45m 2s
  • Autism Awareness Month

    14 ABR. 2024 · Join us for an exclusive interview with Paul Mugi, an autistic law student, as we delve into his remarkable journey during Autism Awareness Month. Paul shares his experiences, challenges, and triumphs, offering valuable insights into the world of law school from a unique perspective.In this video, we explore Paul's determination, resilience, and passion for pursuing his dreams despite facing obstacles associated with autism. Discover how Paul's story inspires others to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and embrace neurodiversity.
    24m 12s
  • Being KAMBUA _ I Know He Has A Voice (Dr. Syliva Mochabo)

    8 MAR. 2024 · • The video discusses the challenges faced by the speaker's son, who was bullied after moving from a private school to a government school. • The speaker's son also experienced seizures, specifically febrile seizures, which required immediate intervention to prevent brain damage. • The speaker shares her experiences of dealing with her son's health issues and the emotional toll it took on her. • The speaker emphasizes the importance of being present and actively listening to the show, as there is much to learn from the discussion. • The speaker reflects on the difficulties of parenting a child with special needs, highlighting the delicate balance between supporting their independence and ensuring their safety.
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    5 MAR. 2024 · https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/kenyantrendsetters https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/moversandshakers https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/kenyaandbeyond Having two sons across the spectrum, what's there not to know about Autism? Dr. Sylvia Moraa wears many hats but this Beauty Queen is best known for advocating for the rights of people with special needs. And she cant help it, children are at the core of it all especially those with Autism and Neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her foundation (inspired from her experience) known as "Andy Speaks 4 Special Needs Persons"; continues to spread it's wings beyond advocacy; to become a resource hub, support system for special needs families and a link to therapy centers for children with Autism. Do Join, support, donate and spread the word to help a family today. "Some disabilities are on the outside, Thank you for showing us those on the inside Sylvia! They are different, not less!" https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/kenyantrendsetters https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/moversandshakers https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/kenyaandbeyond https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/bizzhub https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/impactfulcontent https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/inspirationalvideos https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/kenyanssharing https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/goafrica https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/gokenya https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/meilovekenya
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  • How to enroll_transition an Autistic child to school

    1 FEB. 2024 · Join us on the next episode of "Andy Speaks 4 Special Needs Persons Africa" as we delve into a crucial topic: "Back to School for Special Needs Kids: Navigating the Transition."For typical parents, enrolling in school might be as easy as 123, but for families with special needs kids, it's a whole different ball game. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the intricate world of transition plans, making the enrollment process smoother for children with neurodevelopmental and psychosocial disabilities. Don't miss out! Subscribe and listen on our Neurodigest platforms. Let's champion for inclusive education together! #SpecialNeedsEducation #InclusionMatters #BackToSchoolJourney
    24m 12s
  • My life as a Dyslexic Youth - Nick Ndungu, Mr Autism Kenya shares his life story

    2 ENE. 2024 · Dyslexia is one of the learning disabilities under the https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/neurodiversity spectrum that is affecting many learners. More often than not the children are branded as stupid or slow yet it is simply an invsible disablity which learniers can overcome & still thrive / succeed with the necessary support in place. Our 2023 Mr Autism Kenya, Nicholas Ndungu shares his story of navigating the Kenyan https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/education system, overcoming stigma to rising above it to become an advocate of https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/dyslexia https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/asdawareness https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/inclusion and a https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/farmer
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  • Being a Special Needs Teacher for children with Autism _ Dyslexia

    12 DIC. 2023 · In this podcast, Dr. Sylvia Moraa AkinSiku hosts a conversation with Innocent Modi, a special needs teacher. They discuss the challenges and strategies of teaching students with autism and dyslexia. The conversation focuses on individualized education programs (IEPs) and the importance of patience and differentiation in teaching these students. They also discuss the role of shadow teachers in helping students settle into the classroom and the need for support both in school and at home. Innocent shares her personal motivation for working in special needs education, including her experiences with family members who have autism and her desire to understand their unique perspectives. The conversation takes a somber turn as Innocent shares the tragic story of her cousin, who was a nonspeaking adult with autism and was sexually assaulted. The lack of justice in the case highlights the need for changes in the justice system and better support for individuals with disabilities. The podcast also discusses the importance of teachers being careful with their words when interacting with students, especially those with special needs. The impact of negative words on a student's self-esteem and future prospects is emphasized. The conversation highlights the success story of a student who was initially written off by a teacher but later excelled in sports and represented Kenya in a volleyball team. This podcast sheds light on the challenges and experiences of individuals with special needs and emphasizes the need for inclusive and supportive education systems. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive education and the potential of students with special needs.
  • Medical aspects of Epilepsy _ Special Needs with Dr Oyieke Kate

    21 NOV. 2023 · In this podcast, Dr. Kate Oye, a pediatric neurologist, discusses epilepsy and seizures in children with special needs. She explains that epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes epileptic seizures and affects 20 to 40 million people worldwide. Dr. Oye highlights that environmental factors such as poverty, accidents, and infections contribute to the higher prevalence of epilepsy in lower and middle-income countries. She also discusses the challenges of diagnosing seizures in children with disabilities. Dr. Oye explains that seizures can be focal onset or generalized onset, and they can have various causes including genetic abnormalities, structural problems in the brain, metabolic disorders, immune conditions, infections, and unknown factors. She emphasizes the impact of epilepsy on the overall well-being of children with disabilities, including behavioral issues, sleep disturbances, psychiatric disorders, feeding challenges, and sensory issues. The podcast transcript also features Dr. Sylvia Mora Motha Insik and Dr. Katee from Aga Khan Hospital, who discuss the importance of medication in managing epilepsy. They highlight that consistent medication intake for 2 to 3 years can lead to remission in over 70% of children with epilepsy. However, they express concern about the financial burden of purchasing medication and the recent stock outs of anti-seizure medicines due to COVID-19 restrictions. The podcast aims to raise awareness and support for children with epilepsy and special needs, and the speakers call for more affordable and accessible medication, suggesting the possibility of local production. They emphasize the importance of medication compliance for better outcomes and encourage stakeholders and decision-makers to take action on these issues.
    21m 48s

- Neurodiversity Nation: Amplifying Voices podcast, hosted by Dr. Sylvia Mochabo Akinsiku, a passionate advocate for neurodiversity and founder of Andy Speaks for Special Needs Persons, you’ll find diverse voices...

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  • Neurodiversity Nation: Amplifying Voices podcast, hosted by Dr. Sylvia Mochabo Akinsiku, a passionate advocate for neurodiversity and founder of Andy Speaks for Special Needs Persons, you’ll find diverse voices sharing their experiences and perspectives. Notable guests include:

    1. Neurodivergent Individuals:
      • These guests provide firsthand insights into their unique neurodivergent experiences.
      • They discuss their divergence, life journeys, careers, and how they navigate a neurotypical society.
    2. Caregivers:
      • Caregivers play a crucial role in supporting neurodiverse individuals.
      • They offer valuable insights, strategies, and perspectives on caregiving and understanding neurodiversity.
    The podcast serves as a platform for meaningful conversations, fostering empathy, awareness, and acceptance. For more episodes and inspiring discussions, you can explore the Neurodiversity Nation podcast. 🌟References: 4. Neurodiversity Nation: Amplifying Voices - Health Podcast - Podchaser 🌸

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