Family and Friends living with Autism- How it affects their lives

November 2, 2017
Hosted by Debby Montgomery Johnson

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

Families are important and when something affects one member of the family, it affects them all. Our guests today share at least one DEFINING MOMENT and their experiences with Autism will change your life forever. Each lives with Autism daily. WHAT IS AUTISM? — Autism spectrum disorder, which includes a range of disorders from autism to Asperger syndrome, is a development brain disorder, not a mental illness. Like most children with this developmental brain disorder, the twins were born “perfect,” Candi says. How their lives changed when the boys turned 18 months old will be one of our topics. Sean is young man who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Growing up with Autism was very hard and tiring. He had few friends and many peers would get pleasure and enjoyment in teasing, making fun and even hurting him physically! He now STANDS UP for himself and is sharing his story so the world can understand how incredibly talented and strong he is.

Defining Moments

Defining Moments

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel

Many of us have something, something we’re hiding, something we’re ashamed of, something that through no fault of our own or through our own making, something that we keep hidden and that, in turn, keeps us hidden, from each other and the world. Defining Moments will show you how to STAND UP in your power and no longer experience the terrible feeling of being a victim of fraud or betrayal. Good people go through terrible situations, wise people know when and how to let it go. Everything that happens to us helps us grow. While it may be hard to see it right away, the most important thing to do is to change your perception about your circumstances! Debby is dedicated to encouraging you to remove the mask of embarrassment and shame and to putting an end to victimization. Debby will help you STAND UP and become the victor not the victim. You will learn how to acknowledge what happened and forgive yourself first and then move on with power.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Debby Montgomery Johnson

Debby Montgomery Johnson

Debby Montgomery Johnson is a woman on a mission. In her book, “The Woman Behind the Smile,” she shares her personal experience with a love that turned into betrayal and financial disaster and she removes the mask of shame and shows others how do to the same.

From Vermont and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Debby is the President of Benfotiamine.Net, Inc, a vitamin supplement company that provides an alternative for the pain of neuropathy, a nerve disorder. Benfotiamine makes an extraordinary difference especially for diabetics and their families. Products and educational information can be found at www.BenfoComplete.com.

Her background is diverse, from working as a paralegal and bank branch manager to being a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as an Intelligence Officer at the Pentagon, the Defense Intelligence Agency and in Wiesbaden, Germany. Debby is just like you. She is a woman on a mission to live an authentic, joyful life as the Woman WITH the Smile rather than behind it. Debby is an award winning number one Amazon Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, and Business Woman.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

December 2017

November 2017

  • 11/30/2017: How can you be 'The One' for yourself and the world? Listen Now
  • 11/16/2017: Hidden by Grief then Shared with Courage Listen Now
  • 11/9/2017: The Power of The Stories Within Listen Now
  • 11/2/2017: Family and Friends living with Autism- How it affects their lives Listen Now

October 2017