Mom Autism Money

Mom Autism Money

On Mom Autism Money, Joyce and Brynne address the financial and cultural realities of raising an Autistic child through interviews with some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field.

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Researchers Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS and Kristy Anderson, PhD of Drexel University’s Autism Institute join us today to talk about Medicaid nationwide. We learn about some specific types of waivers, the history behind them, and those dreaded waitlists. We also learn about some important areas where there needs to be more funding for this type of policy research. Today we’ll be discussing a couple different resources for parents in Pennsyvlania as a tangential part of our larger discussion about Medicaid access across the country. In Season 2, we will start delving further into Medicaid accessibility across individual states.   Get 30% off with our sponsor, Safety Sleeper: https://safetysleeper.com/MAM The Autism Institute's Website - https://drexel.edu/autisminstitute/ Join the MAM Facebook Group to access the Medicaid State-by-State Guide - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney OR sign up for the Femme Frugality Newsletter to access the Medicaid State-by-State Guide - https://femmefrugality.com/state-by-state-medicaid-children-autism/ Kaiser Family Foundation Waitlist Estimates for 1915c Waivers- https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/waiting-lists-for-hcbs-waivers/ Pennsylvania Health Law Project - https://www.phlp.org/en/ Find your state's protection and advocacy group at the top of this page under 'Find your P&A'- https://www.ndrn.org/ ASERT Collaborative for resources in Pennsylvania - https://paautism.org ASERT Collaborative phone number (availabe in English & Spanish) - 877-231-4244 Philadelphia Autism Project - https://phillyautismproject.org Subscribe to the MAM newsletter on https://momautismmoney.com Full episode transcript: https://tinyurl.com/medicaidmam  

Dec 7

59 min 24 sec

Today, we sit down with Sam Crane, the legal director of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, to discuss guardianship and its superior alternative: supported decision making. Sam takes us way back to Ancient Rome to the roots of guardianship, all the way through present day cases like Britney Spears and Nichelle Nichols. Guardianship is often for life, and often results in someone outside of your family ultimately making decisions for your child, whatever you initial intentions may have been. It can affect your child's long-term job prospects, or even end with them institutionalized. You'll want to listen to this episode and check out the resources suggested by Sam to take the better path of supported decision making. Get 30% off with today's sponsor, The Safety Sleeper: https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Learn about supported decision making laws and precedents in your state, and reach out for financial assistance in legal settings: http://supporteddecisionmaking.org/ More financial and educational resources about supported decision making: https://www.ndrn.org/ Even more financial and educational resources about supported decision making: https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/ The Right to Make Choices - Resource from ASAN: https://autisticadvocacy.org/actioncenter/issues/choices/ Healthcare Transition to Adulthood Toolkit from ASAN: https://autisticadvocacy.org/policy/toolkits/healthtransition/ Find your local People First Chapter: https://www.peoplefirst.org/usa/ Find your local ASAN groups/Affiliate Chapters: https://autisticadvocacy.org/get-involved/affiliate-groups/ Find your local Centers for Independent Living: https://acl.gov/programs/centers-independent-living/list-cils-and-spils Sign up for the Mom Autism Money email list: https://momautismmoney.com/ Join the Mom Autism Money FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney Get a full transcript of this episode: https://tinyurl.com/mamguardianship

Nov 30

1 hr 6 min

This Black Friday, Mom Autism Money makes it easy for you to support Autistic-owned businesses and businesses owned by parents of Autistic children. Be sure to listen to find exclusive sales and promo codes -- just for Mom Autism Money listeners. Support the community as you shop for the holidays this year! Get 30% off with our sponsor, the Safety Sleeper: https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Tosha's Tees - https://www.toshastees.com - 10% off Nov 26-28 with code PINKONFRIDAY Taking One Step - https://www.etsy.com/shop/TakingOneStep - Include code MOMAUTISM10 when you message on Etsy for $10 off orders of $40+. Free shipping on all orders, no code required. Mythic Books - https://www.etsy.com/shop/MythicBooks - 10%-20% off select items + free shipping through December 15. No promo code required. ASPIE-R - http://www.aspie-r.com/contact-us/ - 25% off with code 'Mom Autism Money Podcast' when you send your intial message to Blake on his website. The Autistic Innovator Shop - https://shop.autisticinnovator.com/ - 10% off with code BLACKFRIDAY21 through Nov. 30. Tiffany Landry - https://tiffany-landry.com/homecoming - Winter Promo Package of 4 sessions + Voxer support listed on website. Open through end of December. No promo code required. The Autistic Travel Goddess - IG: https://www.instagram.com/autistictravelgoddess/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0X_dp-gi39M-RUkR4FGVWg Consultations: https://catch-all-consultations.as.me/schedule.php   PillJoy shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/PillJoy   Jr's Java & More - https://jrsjavaandmore.com/  - Free shipping on orders $35+ with code FREESHIP35 Joyce's Cash Envelope & More Shop: https://mystayathomeadventures.com/blackfriday 50% off with code HALFOFF Brynne's Irish Sayings Gift Guide: https://femmefrugality.com/irish-sayings-gift/ The Feminist Financial Handbook: https://amzn.to/2s0utTt Full episode transcript here: https://tinyurl.com/blackfridayautistic  

Nov 23

23 min 32 sec

Autism mom Shanté Nicole is a credit expert. In Episode 5, we're joined by the dynamic owner of Financial Common Cents to talk all things credit: Scores, reports, and all those myths and misconceptions that can actually derail your progress. Get 30% off from today’s sponsor: The Safety Sleeper – https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Watch Shante's amazing cover of Cardi B's Up – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaTIjCgZJ4 Check out Shante's website – https://www.financialcommoncents.org/ Join the Financial Common Cents FB community – https://www.facebook.com/groups/financialcommoncents/ Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list – https://momautismmoney.com Join the Mom Autism Money FB community – https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney/ Credit Karma: For free reports ONLY! Transunion and Equifax - https://www.creditkarma.com/ Experian NOW: For free Experian credit report - https://Experian.com/NOW Free credit report from all 3 credit bureaus through gov't website (weekly for now thanks to pandemic) - https://www.annualcreditreport.com Get free Experian FICO 8 score from Discover even if you don't have an account - https://creditscorecard.com Discover Card holders have access to their free TransUnion FICO 8 score. Full episode transcript here - https://tinyurl.com/creditmam  

Nov 16

1 hr 38 min

Today, technology journalist Bob Sullivan joins Mom Autism Money to teach us some of the most common patterns when it comes to financial scams. Please note that this episode does tangentially reference abuse, which means it may not be the best episode to listen to in front of a younger audience. You can then teach these financial scam patterns to your child, and you'll also want to take note of them for yourself. Learning these patterns is likely to be of just as much use to neurodivergent individuals and neurotypical individuals. When it comes to online scams, we’re all in similar boats.     Get 30% off from today's sponsor: The Safety Sleeper - https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Subscribe to Bob's newsletter - https://redtape.substack.com/ Learn more about The Perfect Scam Podcast - https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/ Catch a glimpse of all of Bob's work - https://bobsullivan.net/ Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list - https://momautismmoney.com Join the Mom Autism Money FB community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney Submit a question - https://forms.gle/YYtz4Pq6kF3LVkWx9 Get the full transcript of this episode here - https://tinyurl.com/mambob

Nov 9

56 min 40 sec

In Episode 3, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu visits Mom Autism Money to educate us on the best ways to teach boundary-setting skills to our children. Please be aware that this episode does tangentially address topics such as abuse, so it may not be the best one to listen to with your children. But it's an extremely important one to listen to as a parent. Morénike is an educator, advocate, scholar, parent and Autistic adult, and brings deep perspective to topics such as ABA therapy and alternatives, empowering your child to own their own 'no,' and helping them prepare to protect themselves from a world that is almost assuredly going to subject them to abuse. At the end, Morénike provides us with financial literacy resources and ways to teach your child internal boundaries when it comes to money management skills.   Enter to win a free trial from today's sponsor: The Safety Sleeper - https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Learn more about Morenike - https://morenikego.com/ Keep an eye out for Neurodiversity en Noir, which you'll be able to preorder in coming weeks - https://us.jkp.com/ Get Sincerely, Your Autistic Child today - https://bookshop.org/a/7523/9780807025680 Familiarize yourself with AWN - https://awnnetwork.org/ Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library - https://neurodiversitylibrary.org/ Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list - https://momautismmoney.com Join the Mom Autism Money FB community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney Submit a question - https://forms.gle/YYtz4Pq6kF3LVkWx9 Get the full transcript of this episode here - https://tinyurl.com/boundariesmam Ally Wallet Wise - https://www.allywalletwise.com/ NEFE's Cash Course - https://www.cashcourse.org/  

Nov 2

1 hr 19 min

Financial advisor Brenton Harrison and attorney Jill Zacks join Mom Autism Money to decode a particularly complicated topic: Special Needs Trusts. In this episode, we’ll talk about first-party, third-party and pooled special needs trusts, Medicaid clawback provisions, the importance of life insurance for parents of disabled children, and how you might want to plan your retirement savings differently after listening to this episode.   Get 30% off with today's sponsor, the Safety Sleeper - https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Connect with Jillian: https://mcandrewslaw.com/our-attorneys/jillian-zacks/ Connect with Brenton: https://www.brentonharrison.com/ Learn more about life insurance: https://lifehappens.org/ Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list - https://momautismmoney.com/ Join the Mom Autism Money FB community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney Submit a question - https://forms.gle/YYtz4Pq6kF3LVkWx9 Get the full transcript of this episode here: https://tinyurl.com/sntsmam

Oct 26

1 hr 17 min

In the very first episode of Mom Autism Money, Joyce & Brynne sit down with Paul Curley, CFA, Director of Market Research at ISS Marketing. We talk about ABLE Accounts, how they can help disabled individuals and their families manage their finances, and recent legislative efforts to watch in this space.   Check out today's sponsor, the Safety Sleeper - https://safetysleeper.com/MAM Find your elected officials - https://tinyurl.com/72vtxjsu Paul's newsletter - https://www.529conference.com/newsletter/ ABLE NRC - Compare 3 different plans - https://www.ablenrc.org/compare-states/ MEFA Podcast - https://www.mefa.org/mefa-podcast Subscribe to the Mom Autism Money email list - http://momautismmoney.com Join the Mom Autism Money FB community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/momautismmoney Submit a question - https://forms.gle/YYtz4Pq6kF3LVkWx9 Get the full transcript of this episode here: https://tinyurl.com/abletranscript1

Oct 19

59 min 9 sec