Once Upon a Gene is a podcast that explores the world of raising children with disabilities and rare genetic disorders. Host, Effie Parks shares her own personal story of raising a child with CTNNB1 syndrome, while trying to find the non-existent rule book of bringing up such a special kid. This podcast features interviews with fellow parents, therapists, doctors and anyone else who wants to share their story.
Parenting: Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast is a podcast dedicated to giving compassionate advice for all stages of life. Our conversations revolve around the entire special needs community including those with autism, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and more.
Parents and experts (and sometimes parents who are experts!) discuss a whole host of issues facing the special needs community including raising children with different abilities, transitioning into adulthood, sibling challenges and how to effectively navigate the complex systems in our world.
Everyone hits a bump in the road. What do you do with it? Be inspired as we explore the ways people experience, navigate and manage the ups and downs and twists and turns in this road trip called life.
Energy In Action by MitoAction will consist of conversations with patients, families, researchers and thought leaders in the mitochondrial disease communities. These podcasts will give you a glimpse into the lives of families affected by mitochondrial disease and the latest in clinical trials, diagnosis, research and the advancement of therapies.
RARECast is a Global Genes podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Daniel Levine. It focuses on the intersection of rare disease with business, science, and policy.
A fortnightly podcast from the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, where authors discuss recent publications from the journal. The podcast is intended for specialists and interested clinicians but is also intended to increase the accessibility of this work for patients and families. Supported by Wiley.
We talk about issues affecting people rare and underdiagnosed conditions and interview advocates from across the community. We’re definitely not doctors, and we can’t give you medical advice. We’re just here to chat and laugh and learn about issues that impact people living with diseases our doctors can’t to spell.
I am Adam Johnson, a dad and rare disease patient advocate, a self-proclaimed Dadvocate. From the onset of symptoms and after the diagnosis of a progressive mitochondrial disease with no treatment or cures, the isolation was almost as excruciating as the symptoms. I felt alone in so many ways, but in particular as a parent. I knew I couldn’t be the only person with a rare disease who was trying to raise children, but it felt like I was. Without the community I was seeking, I decided to build it myself. Living life as a parent with a rare disease can be paradoxical. We laugh and cry, we’re vulnerable and scared, we’re brave and afraid- all at the same time. Parents As Rare, a series brought to you by the Energy In Action podcast, is a community where parents who have a rare disease or chronic illness can connect, share, support and be supported.
I Don't Know How You Do It. By Jessica Fein.
Meet the people who stretch the limits of what we think is possible and are faced every day with people saying to them, "I don't know how you do it." Each week we talk with someone whose life seems unimaginable from the outside. Some of our guests were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Others chose them voluntarily. They share their stories of challenge and success and dive into what makes them able to do things that look undoable. You'll leave each candid conversation with new insights, ideas, and the inspiration to say, "I can do it too," whatever your "it" is.