Inspiring life despite a diagnosis

Inspiring life despite a diagnosis


Latest Episodes

Denise: Autism and Epilepsy
July 01, 2020

Denise shares how her son, Matt, who is on the autism spectrum inspired her to create two amazing companies that strive to better the lives of people with disabilities.

Katherine: A Guardian For Her Sister With Profound Disabilities
June 03, 2020

Katherine has a sister she never knew existed until she was 12 years old. A sister, who is profoundly disabled was placed in an institution as a young child. Katherine reconnected with her and has become her guardian.

Sock Talk: Special Needs International Adoption
May 20, 2020

Dr. Gerald Nebeker talks about a few adoption agencies that help facilitate international adoptions for children with disabilities. In this podcast you will also hear from Michelle, the CEO of Reece’s Rainbow as well as Kecia and Chris who have adopted...

Sock Talk- Early Intervention with Kristin Mancuso, PT, DPT
April 23, 2020

Dr. Gerald Nebeker talks about early intervention services that are available to children with developmental delays and disabilities.  Gerald speaks with Kristin who is the director of the Early Intervention program at RISE.

Christie and Eric: Epilepsy, Autism, Mood Disorder, Developmental Disability.
April 04, 2020

As soon as the neurologist saw Elie, he knew she had a serious condition and soon after diagnosed Elie with infantile spasms, which is considered a medically catastrophic seizure disorder. "It was heartbreaking," Eric said.

Sock Talk- Employment and People With Disabilities
March 23, 2020

Even though the country has a record low employment rate of 2-3 percent, people with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 65 percent. Why is this?  In this Podcast Gerald talks about with proper training, coaching, and job matching,

Jessica and Jonathan: Growth Hormone Deficiency
March 02, 2020

Jessica and Johnathan were shocked and relieved to receive a diagnosis for their son Trenton. Jessica struggled for years to find a doctor who would help her. Her journey in advocacy led her to start a nonprofit organization called Collaborative Corne...

Maria Update: From a Fatal Diagnosis to Thriving
February 25, 2020

All Maria wanted was to be able to get the chance to tell Serenity how much she was loved. She said, “I just prayed and I asked God if he could just give me fifteen minutes to love her. To tell her how much I loved her.

Sock Talk- NIPT
February 20, 2020

In this episode Dr. Gerald Nebeker talks about NIPT prenatal testing and how the results are often misinterpreted.  NIPT Testing What is NIPT? NIPT stands for noninvasive prenatal testing. Doctors often use NIPT to screen for genetic abnormalities.

Janalen and Rocky: Prader-Willis Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Adoption, and Down Syndrome
September 04, 2019

Rocky admits that at first he had worries and concerns about raising a child with special needs, but these concerns quickly dissolved. He tells us "The joy that comes when you sacrifice for other people and other things...