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Olivia Martinez-Hauge is a marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of families, couples, and individuals who are caregiving for children or adults with neurodiversity. She is also a licensed occupational therapist with over two decades of experience helping children and their families.
She is also a mother of three children, two with neurodiversity.
In this "Fresh Take" interview, Olivia explains
- the grief and isolation that might come with special needs parenting
- her own journey moving past those emotions by parenting "from a place of present"
- the team of support that a parent of a special needs child needs
- how we can change our friend groups, schools, and societies to be more supportive of families with children who have special needs
Whether you're a parent of a special needs or neurodiverse child, or just want to be a better friend to someone who is, you'll learn so much from this interview.
Find out more about Olivia and her work at The Center for Connection and Neurodiversity here: https://www.thecenterforconnection.org/
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