Why This O.T. Provider for Autism is So Unique

Why is O.T. Provider Kendra Garcia so unique? Not only does she provide occupational therapy services, but she also has a son who is living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Kendra talks through her experience of her son's diagnosis, her own learning process as a result of the diagnosis, the treatments she provides, the treatments her son was provided, and how her son is doing now.

Kendra walks us through:  

  • The story of her son's diagnosis
  • How her son is just like any other kid 
  • Her son's relationship with his "neurotypical" siblings
  • The misconceptions people have when they learn her son has autism
  • The specific challenges he faces
  • The most challenging part of being a parent
  • The most rewarding part of being a parent

Kendra ends the interview by sharing her #1 tip for parents who are dealing with a new autism diagnosis.


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