Autism advocates spend much of their energy exampling and asking for acceptance and understanding. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad is no exception! She travels the world working in the homes of families struggling to help a loved one with autism, she speaks at conventions and schools helping professionals know what to do when helping adults and kids with mental health issues, she writes books and articles, she hosts a popular podcast, has the one woman musical comedy show CRAZY TO SANE, and is a fabulous and fun guest on many radio and television programs. She is a tireless and passionate advocate!
Her intention is to teach herself out of work. The goal, according to Lynette, has always been to offer parents and autistic individuals the answers she fought a lifetime searching for so that she can finally stay home and enjoy her own family. “This is how I’ve run all of my businesses. I know I’m a success when I can quit.” Lynette admits.
This desire to share everything she knows, the efficacy of play therapy, family dynamics and neurofeedback in every single home she visits around the globe, led to a fantastic idea. A reality series, so audiences could follow and see and listen and learn. FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD is an idea hatched out of Lynette’s desire to share her tools of change with volume!
THE IDEA: Five families, five days, five countries, five different mental health issues.
By offering her services as an international reality show, Lynette will be able to give families who are willing to be on camera a free five day life changing therapy marathon. At the same time audiences will be gifted with answers, entertainment and an exampling of living life with creativity and intention. Lynette is in touch with her silly side which is useful for teaching kids. She is also in touch with her dorky side which has an unmatched passion for the brain, and its disorders. Whether it’s depression, dyslexia, ADD, OCD, autism, Parkinson’s etc., she has an analogy and answer that makes change easier, and even a little bit fun!
During the filming of the pilot episode, Lynette got a good head-butt from an autistic teen she was working with and lost a tooth. With this event (which brings blood and action to the series!) there was a huge learning for both mom and son. Lynette explains, “You can’t walk gingerly. You have to say I’m going to love you with gusto and we are going to get to the end of this.” Audiences will love FIX IT IN FIVE with gusto.
It was important to Lynette Louise from the very beginning that each of the families chosen be drastically different, and that they live in different parts of the world. Though each home will likely be touched by autism, there will also always be other challenges that the family and Lynette will work together toward solving while embracing-and sometimes questioning-cultures and society.
It was also very important to Lynette that her integrity and message never be compromised. Because of this she was unwilling to sell the show to large networks who immediately began suggesting changes and edits that would highlight sadness or make the families who were willingly allowing themselves to be seen and judged by an audience look bad or inept. This is exactly what Lynette is teaching against, and so finding a home for FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD where honesty, answers and kindness would always be the star was a priority.
The show now has that home! The Autism Channel is not only allowing Lynette Louise to call the shots and choose the edits, they are honored and thrilled to have her do so! Their executive producer of programming had this to say about the show: “Lynette Louise we are blown away by your production! Everything about it is perfect. We are thinking of holding it back a short while and promoting the hell out of it. Then breaking it into segments and releasing one a day. Would you have any problems with that?”
Exhausted, excited and broke, Lynette Louise did not have a problem with that! The first episode aired on April 12, 2013, and is now available for anyone with access to The Autism Channel. The folks at The Autism Channel put together this teaser. To find out how to see FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD, along with other original programming, visit www.TheAutismChannel.tv.
Once Lynette Louise has been able to visit five families in five different countries with five different brain challenges, while inviting the audience to learn while they watch, she can successfully quit!
Now that is a beautiful kind of success!
*Authors note: Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad is also my mother. Yes, I’m very lucky!!