Episode 24: Dr. Jenny Kimes, Psy.D. (Parent Experience Series/ Dual Diagnosis)

25 May 2015 by Developing Courage, Comments Off on Episode 24: Dr. Jenny Kimes, Psy.D. (Parent Experience Series/ Dual Diagnosis)
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Dr. Jenny Kimes and friend

When Dr. Jenny Kimes was a young psychologist in training, she never dreamed her professional knowledge would be put to the test in her personal world.  Then her oldest child was prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome.  After Tabitha was born she tried to find support among other families whose children had Down Syndrome.  But… something about her story seemed different from the other stories she was hearing and eventually she called upon her diagnostic skills to deduce Tabitha also fit the criteria for autism.  Jenny describes how she artfully navigates her world of parenting multiple children, one of whom has a dual diagnosis.  She currently works as the Director of Children’s Programming for Down Syndrome of Louisville (serving Kentucky and Indiana) and continues to advocate for effective treatments for Tabitha, now a teenager.  Below, Jenny shares her favorite resources mentioned in the podcast.

Sponsor: Minds-In-Motion www.mimlearning.com

Resources:

Down Syndrome of Louisville: www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org

The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be by Martha Herbert (2012)

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery by Karyn Seroussi and Ph.D. Bernard Rimland (2002)

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders by Kenneth Bock and Cameron Stauth (2008)

Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder by Ms Jaquelyn McCandless, Jack Zimmerman and Teresa Binstock (2009)

A Child’s Journey out of Autism: One Family’s Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen (2009)

Hope for the Autism Spectrum: A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention by Sally Kirk (2008)

Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians by Bryan Jepson, Katie Wright and Jane Johnson (2007)

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