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Kids Like You And Me

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories from children about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences.

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Autism
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"The myth is that autistic kids sometimes don't feel emotion, and that is just not true at all. I can say from personal experience that autistic kids have emotions," says Logan, who joins Annie to clear up some misconceptions you might have about autism.

Listen to this installment of "Kids Like You And Me" on "The Pea Green Boat" Friday, July 13, 2018, between 4:00 - 4:55pm.

Today's show is different from other episodes of "Kids Like You And Me:" Annie gets some help from Betta and Harry, who are members of the Health Occupations Students of America Club at Missoula's Big Sky High School. They created a project to help young kids who have a relative living with dementia.

Recently, "Pea Green Boat" Skipper Annie Garde took a tour of Silver Summit, a "playground for everyone" in Missoula's McCormick Park. It's an all-abilities playround that invites children excited by the brightly-colored equipment and welcoming atmosphere to discover nooks, crannies and equipment that can accommodate their bodies, their mobility devices, and their ways of playing. Listen as Heath, Jenny, Logan, Adam, Lisa and Mataya show Annie their favorite spots at Silver Summit.

Kids Like You And Me: Type I Diabetes

Jan 13, 2017
PracticalCures.com

Type 1 diabetes is "a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy" (Mayo Clinic).  There's no cure for type 1 diabetes. So what does a kid with this disease do everyday to keep himself healthy? It's complicated! And how does his family help him? And how does he explain insulin injections to his friends? This week, Annie talks to Robby, and his dad, Bob, about what it's like to live with type I diabetes.  

Kids Like You And Me: Williams Syndrome

Sep 9, 2016
Williams Syndrome Association

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie talks to Claire Carmody, a teenager with Williams Syndrome, and her mom, Jen Carmody, about the advantages and challenges of the disorder.

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