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Behind the Breakthroughs

May 28, 2019

In this episode we chat with a mother who describes her journey of juggling school, being a wife, mother, but most importantly sharing her life with others on social media in hopes of connecting with and inspiring other autism parents. She explains that life on the spectrum can often times be lonely and if she can help one person not feel alone by sharing her experiences, then she has done her part.


Meet Shannon Biancamano, the Mother behind the Instagram entitled, "Life With a Side of Spectrum." Through her IG posts and stories she connects with other parents by showing both the highs and lows of life and parenting a child with autism.  Shannon's wit, deep insight, and vulnerability, has led her to capture an audience from around the world.  With each new post she is teaching parents to not be ashamed of the diagnosis, but rather to embrace autism.  This episode will leave you feeling inspired and not alone!

MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. We are not always promised tomorrow.
  2. Love others and see them for their best selves, in their worse moments.
  3. Look at people with empathy and sit and join them in their pain and joyful times. Embrace every moment you can with people and be willing to be open to learning new things.
  4. Just because we don’t understand something doesn’t mean we can’t be taught how to understand it. In doing so, we can connect better and learn from one another.
  5. Pay attention to children because they are our ultimate teachers.