On this week's episode, Erin Gruwell speaks with Jayden Braddock, a student author who shares his journey of navigating an autism diagnosis and finding his voice through writing. Joining them is Jayden's mother, Dr. Freda Braddock, an educator who advocates for inclusive classrooms. Dr. Braddock offers advice to parents seeking accommodations for neurodivergent children. Together, they explore the power of language, harmful labels versus empowering words, and the importance of embracing neurodiversity with empathy and compassion.

Freedom Writers Podcast

Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers

#105: "Turning Stigmas into Strength" w/ Dr. Freda and Jayden Braddock

JUL 26, 202350 MIN
Freedom Writers Podcast

#105: "Turning Stigmas into Strength" w/ Dr. Freda and Jayden Braddock

JUL 26, 202350 MIN

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On this week's episode, Erin Gruwell speaks with Jayden Braddock, a student author who shares his journey of navigating an autism diagnosis and finding his voice through writing. Joining them is Jayden's mother, Dr. Freda Braddock, an educator who advocates for inclusive classrooms. Dr. Braddock offers advice to parents seeking accommodations for neurodivergent children. Together, they explore the power of language, harmful labels versus empowering words, and the importance of embracing neurodiversity with empathy and compassion.