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Autism Stories

By Autism Personal Coach/Doug Blecher
Autistic people are the true experts of the autistic experience. Autism Stories will help you to live your best autistic life by interviewing autistic people and others in the autism community who share their experiences, stories, and advice with you.

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Autism Stories: Carole Jean Whittington
“These are all components we experience that vary from the neuromajority sexual experience. The more we can talk about the more we can start having dialogue around this and sharing with one another what we experience and don’t like frees us up from internalized Shane and empowers us to live our best thriving life what serves us or aligns with us especially sexually,” says Carol Jeane Whittington. Carole Jean joins this episode to talk about autistics and sex, her podcast for late identified autistics, and how to flip the script on a high conflict conversation online. To learn more about Carol Jeane visit https://socialautie.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
27:38
June 20, 2022
Autism Stories: Vikram Kumar
“In our quest for perpetual comfort, we grab at every resource to enhance our short life. This selfish exploitation is directly creating it. We are already in a state of happiness if our thoughts move beyond material and physical comforts. We are in paradise and need to preserve it,” says Vikram Kumar. Vikram joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his poetry, spelling to communicate, and learning multiple languages. To learn more about Vikram find him on twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/SilentPoetVik or read the article his dad wrote about him at http://bit.ly/3wfsUm4 .To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
11:52
June 13, 2022
Autism Stories: David Crisp
“Particularly in the medical profession, sometimes the answer is to want to physically do something, to fix something, to want to make something better. It’s not meant in a negative way, but sometimes the answer is to stand back, give it a couple of minutes, and see what happens. If they calm down on their own, they don’t need medication,” says David Crisp. Davis joins this episode to discuss autism-specific training for frontline staff in the health and social care sectors. He also talks about over 109 trainings that he has completed in learning to support other autistic people. To learn more about David and Wired 4 Autism visit https://wired4autism.co.uk. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:21
June 06, 2022
Autism Stories: Christele Gassant
“I was so fascinated with human interaction and emotions, of course from having to mask and study that. I really enjoyed how words on a page can make me feel and how I can use those to express myself better and to have others understand what I want to express,” says Christele Gassant. Christele joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her collection of poetry and the factors that led to him not getting an autism diagnosis until adulthood. To learn more about Christele visit https://instagram.com/wild_ambrosia?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autismpersonalcoach. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:17
May 30, 2022
Autism Stories:Colleen Harrison
"Astrology I now know is undoubtedly my special interest. It was bringing me back to life while I was learning about it, and learning about it was unpacking all my trauma and helping me see parts of myself that I'd never been able to either acknowledge at all before or was seeing in a much more healthy light,” says Colleen Harrison. Colleen joins this episode to discuss how astrology has allowed her to have a better relationship with herself. She also discusses how astrology can be helpful with dealing with autistic burnout. To learn more about Colleen visit https://www.Instagram.com/a neurodivergentastrologer. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
36:57
May 23, 2022
Autism Stories: Purple Ella
“I've lived a really long time not knowing that I'm autistic. Since people weren't being diagnosed with autism when I was a child, that must mean there's actually loads of people like me out there who are autistic and either haven't realized or are just finding out. Maybe it would be useful if I talk about it on the internet?” says Purple Ella. Ella Ella joins this episode to discuss being a digital content creator in regards to discussing her autism, ADHD, and chronic illness. We also discuss with Ella about the strategies she has developed to self regulate. To learn more about Ella please visit https://www.purpleella.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:07
May 16, 2022
Autism Stories: Olivia McAdams
"In many anime and manga, there are characters with disabilities, but for the majority, either they're used as a reason for the main character to protect the evils of the world from. Usually, as the stories progress, they fade into the background. That wasn't the case with Code Gease,” says Olivia McAdams. Olivia joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss disability and autonomy in anime characters, learning Japanese, and her recent admittance into a masters program for disability and human development. To read Olivia’s article that we referenced in this episode visit https://www.cripcrapmedia.com/blog/blog-post-title-one-rlaje-ee6x8-j2efw. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
25:26
May 09, 2022
Autism Stories: Sonny Hallet
"We noticed at that point there were, anecdotally, trends in the community, which both I'd experienced and other people have experienced around not being able to access mental health services, and also, having very negative experiences if they had access to mental health services. We wanted to see, basically, how much that was anecdotal or how much that was a trend,” says Sonny Hallett. Sonny joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being part of a committee that developed a report regarding the problems with mental health support for autistic people, their work as a counselor, and how to identify training that is helpful to autistic people. To learn more about Sonny visit https://autisticmentalhealth.uk. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:23
May 02, 2022
Autism Stories: Rohit Dixit
“The most and biggest hurdle is communication, because of my sensory, mind, and body issues which distract my actions. RPM helps me to communicate and provide a means to learn academics. Being an autistic adult itself is a hurdle. In spite of all these challenges, I try to focus and do my best to become a journalist,” says Rohit Dixit. Rohit joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss communicating through RPM, his desire to be a journalist, and his 15 years of blogging. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
11:02
April 25, 2022
Autism Stories: Jude Morrow
“One of the sexist marketing words in the world people view is neurodiversity, but it's so much more than that. It's more than a marketing word, it's more than just a nice concept to put in your advertising in a bid to get more people in. Because you can see very quickly the people that have taken this approach: oh, let's just scribble out autism and just put neurodiversity there,” says Jude Morrow. Jude to discuss businesses that are truly supporting autistic and neurodivergent minds, changing careers from a social worker to a CEO, and about the NYC Autism Tech, Innovation, and Career Expo in which he will be a keynote speaker for the event this May. To learn more about the NYC Autism Tech Innovation, and Career Expo and get tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-autism-tech-innovation-career-expo-tickets-264306657327. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:46
April 18, 2022
Autism Stories: Danny Whitty
“My podcast arose because I wanted to share more stories about real, authentic people working to conserve the ocean, and to share its wonder with a diverse audience. I wanted to share my own journey learning to become a water person. And I wanted to see if hosting a podcast as a minimally-speaking autistic was possible,” says Danny Whitty. Danny joins this episode to discuss his podcast The Ocean & Us, his sister as his communication regulation partner, and strategies he uses when he becomes dysregulated. To learn more Danny Whitty and his podcast visit https://Dannywithwords.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:54
April 11, 2022
Autism Stories: Christiana Koch, Joe Wells, and R3llie.
If you missed Stimmy Vibrations here is a chance to listen to the Autism Stories episode for the event. Christiana Koch joins this episode to discuss working remotely, her journey moving away from STEM, and her essential role in making Stimmy Vibrations a reality. We also feature the comedy of Joe Wells and R3llie on this episode. To learn more about Christiana Koch you can find her on LinkedIn. To learn more about Joe Wells and R3llie you can find them on Instagram. e updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
54:16
April 04, 2022
Autism Stories: Lindy Treece
"What I find a lot with the autistic community, is that it's really hard for us to break through that, what I nicknamed, the puzzle piece ceiling. There are just so many spaces that are designed to not have autistic input, that it can be really distressing and exhausting having to push against them all the time," says Lindy Treece. Lindy joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her activism, why she prefers to to be called an activist instead of a self-advocate, and what led her pursue a masters degree in social work. To learn more about Lindy visit https://lindytreece.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:06
March 28, 2022
Autism Stories: Ezekiel-Bethany Goff
"I do have to say that getting aide support is difficult in the current climate. Even though I have 15 hours a week approved by insurance, I am looking at hiring less-experienced aides out of pocket through the internet and word of mouth because we spent nearly a year trying to find an agency to cover my 15 insurance hours," says Ezekiel-Bethany Goff. Ezekiel-Bethany joins this episode to discuss their experiences with interdependent living and how  speaking ability can very easily change based on circumstances.  To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:23
March 21, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Sarai Pahla
"There's probably a company or a person in the world who wants to be active in a field that has to do with your special interest, who wants to globalize their service, and that's the key thing. The fact that we're all so connected  means that having subject matter expertise in something, and having the ability to express that expertise in more than one language is an extremely valuable skill that will only become more valuable with time," says Dr. Sarai Pahla. Dr. Pahla joins this episode to discuss being a medical translator and communication for autistic women. To learn more about Dr. Sarai Phala  visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarai-pahla/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:04
March 14, 2022
Autism Stories: CJ LaFontaine
"It surprised me how many things I could find once I was able to kind of organize them. I didn't expect to be able to find that many books, especially written by autistic folks themselves. It didn't seem like there would be a lot out there, and there really is a lot," says CJ LaFontaine. CJ joins this episode to discuss creating The Autistic Book Masterlist, an extensive database dedicated to finding autistic authors and stories. To learn more about The Autistic Booklist visit https://autisticbooklist.wordpress.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:52
March 07, 2022
Autism Stories: Noah Seback
"Many times, well-intentioned people, so-called "experts," chart our course, but we are the experts on us. That's why I call myself a lived-experience expert. Non-speakers need to be consulted, and ultimately, be empowered to decide on issues that affect them," says Noah Seback. Noah Seback joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about dispelling myths about non-speakers, starting his business, and  the importance of occupational therapists in the lives of non-speakers. To learn more about Noah and his business visit https://quirkthrives.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:33
February 28, 2022
Autism Stories: Ludmila Praslova
"When we look at things that specifically are needed for autistic people- clear communication, transparent practices, flexibility- those things for some autistic people are absolutely necessary to be able to work. Those are also things that make everyone else much happier in the workplace. So, if you design for the margin, then really all people are going to benefit," says Ludmila Praslova. Ludmila Praslova joins this episode to talk about designing workplaces at the margins, how leadership may look different from neurodivergent minds, and the impact of flow and boundaries for autistics.  To learn more about Ludmila visit her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ludmila-praslova/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:51
February 21, 2022
Autism Stories: Mary Nixon-Hahn
"I'm the kind of person, I come alongside people. You learn more walking together instead of standing there pointing fingers from a distance. I'm a side by side leader. I always tell my crew, "It's never about me, it's about we," says Mary Nixon-Hahn. Mary joins this episode to talk about being an autistic woman in the US military, her experiences of working in customer service, and authoring a book on creating inclusive employment. To learn more about Mary visit her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-nixon-hahn-4a295492/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:56
February 14, 2022
Autism Stories: Gabrielle Hailstone
"Growing up, not knowing that I was on the spectrum, it was very, very easy just to people please your way through everything, and not understand, or even recognize your own voice, your own internal dialogue. I think for me, it's about learning how to recognize that internal dialogue that's me, instead of like what I've projected to be me," says Gabrielle Hailstone. Gabrielle  joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about how she uses her music to discuss her autistic identity. Gabrielle also talks with us about ballet as a special interest and what accommodations could be helpful for autistics. To learn more about Gabrielle visit https://www.instagram.com/r3llie/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:59
February 07, 2022
Autism Stories: Scott Allen
"In fact, being able to have some respect for another person, and to feel understood by them, is really important from a clinical perspective, therapeutically. I often tell clients that if you don't like one counselor, find another one. It should be like looking for breakfast cereal. That if you don't like one just find another one that suites you better," says Scott Allen. Scott joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about his job as a counselor. We also discuss his role in organizing a conference for autistic adults and their allies. To learn more about Scott and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin visit https://autismsouthcentral.org/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:56
January 31, 2022
Autism Stories: Elisabeth Wiklander
"Now I understand that my main issue all the time has been ignorance both with myself and my surroundings. And my real medicine, which is truly helping me to flourish as a human being, is to educate my environment about these cognitive differences and to accept and embrace them as a natural part of human diversity and celebrate them," says Elisabeth Wiklander. Elisabeth joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss embracing her autistiic identity, performing in the London Orchestra, and being the featured cellist on the " The Reason I Jump" soundtrack. To learn more about Elisabeth  visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-wiklander-she-her-991a37157/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
39:15
January 24, 2022
Autism Stories: Cole Sorensen
"That's one of the big things that special education programs can do. Design your curriculum with the assumption that some of the people you're talking about might actually be in the classroom with you. If you think that your curriculum might be uncomfortable for a disabled person to sit through, that's a sign that there's an issue with your curriculum, not that the disabled student doesn't belong there," says Cole Sorensen. Cole joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his experience of studying special education in college and some of the myths of independent living. To learn more about Cole  visit https://twitter.com/semispeaking To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
34:11
January 17, 2022
Autism Stories: Rebecca Faith Quinn
"I decided that I really wanted to write a film that explains autism, but shows it in a normal light, like it's something that's no big deal. Because, yes, even though the selling point of my film is that she is autistic, it's still a normal relationship. And I don't feel like a lot of media surrounding autism presents autism in that way," says Rebecca Faith Quinn. Rebecca joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss the film she wrote and acted in about an autistic woman going out on a first date. To watch Rebecca's film visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTVC5UdeItA&t=20s Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:07
January 10, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Aimee Grant
""Although it's a biological function, it's not something straight forward. It's not that you just hover the baby somewhere near the breast and it works. There's a complex range of positioning, attachment, the baby's suck needs to be right. Often, babies are born with an extra little piece of skin under their tongue. That means that their tongue can't move enough to actually help release milk," says Dr. Aimee Grant. Aimee joins us to discuss her research on breastfeeding, executive functioning and sensory challenges in breastfeeding, and the advantages autistic researchers have. when they do qualitative research. To learn more about Aimee visit https://twitter.com/DrAimeeGrant Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
35:13
January 03, 2022
Autism Stories: Sydney Edmond
"It wasn’t until I was 10 years old that I was introduced to supported typing and Alternative Augmented Communication, or AAC. By having the tactile input I needed, I was able to point to letters on a letterboard, to say exactly what I wanted to say, how I wanted to say it. For the first time, I was able to fully express myself. I soon learned to type on a keyboard with voice output, so it would speak aloud what I had typed. Then I began taking mainstream classes, and I took poetry, and speaking at conferences. And now, at last, I became a contributing member of society. I want to say that, in spite of my great love for writing and painting, my greatest passion is to speak out, to make AAC a mainstream part of the school system so it will be available for everyone. This is where my autism story began to have wings," says Sydney Edmond. Sydney joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her advocating work  for the use of AAC , her love of painting and writing, and being a contributor to the book "Life after Lockdown" that resets perceptions of autism. To learn more about Sydney visit https://www.facebook.com/sydney.edmond.9 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:26
December 27, 2021
Autism Stories: Ben Breaux
"When looking for a communication partner, I need to see if I connect with them, and I can tell if I will connect with them almost instantly, because I need to trust them with so many important aspects of my life. They become more than just a CRP; they become my family. They need to be patient, but also push me to do the most I can do," says Ben Breaux. Ben joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk discuss what making a good communication regulation partner, why he decided to take the homeschool route, and what he plans to study in college. To learn more about Ben visit https://www.facebook.com/benbreauxautisticspeakshismind/ Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
13:34
December 20, 2021
Autism Stories: Charlie Hart
"We should ask rather than making assumptions. For example, I've had managers say to me, "I've got an autistic member on staff. Does this mean I shouldn't Teams call them?" And my answer to that is, "Please go away and ask that member of staff because we're all individuals," says Charlie Hart. Charlie joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her experience working in human resources, being an ally to autistic co-workers,  and how running has been helpful in her life. To learn more about Charlie visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/ausomecharlie/ Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
27:33
December 13, 2021
Autism Stories: Dawn-joy Leong
"My work is very sensory. I experience and respond to the world very directly through my senses, and as I'm speaking to you or when I write, it is actually a translation. My words are not directly from my immediate experience. I feel that my work and my work with Simon expresses the rich and abundant ecology that is outside neurotypical expression. We want to validate our autistic sensory communication as a real, valuable, and important communication style," says Dawn-joy Leong. Dawn joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her art exhibit that engages you in the sensory world. To learn more about Dawn please visit https://dawnjoyleong.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:36
December 09, 2021
Autism Stories: Andrew Ackner
"I wasn't a natural athlete at 4 years old. I'm still not a natural athlete to this day. It's all about understanding and being able to speak in the language that your students understand, and that's a language that is inherent. Being autistic is my natural language, so it definitely is an advantage comparing to people who are not on the spectrum. There's more of a learning curve, whereas it just naturally clicks for me when someone on the spectrum needs an instruction," says Andrew Ackner. Andrew joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss sports and fitness programs he created by autistic athletes for autistic athletes. To learn more about Andrew and Autastic Athletics please visit https://autastic-athletics.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:03
December 06, 2021
Autism Stories: Audra Sisak
""I know how to write a research paper basically. I don't know how to creatively sit and just write feelings, that's not my thing. Its difficult, he'll give me a topic. I find it helpful if he gives me something  first. He'll say tell me about your worst vacation then I'm able to flow out ideas from there. Now I've started doing that at home myself where I'll pick out my own ideas from home and write them down," says Audra Sisak. Audra joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about doing stand up comedy, dating for the autistic and disabled community, and her work as a therapist. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:42
November 29, 2021
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
"We stay committed and consistent in these jobs or in these situations, whether it's a living situation or a relationship. We stay in them in that dedicated, committed-consistent way, and sometimes we need to just let things go. It is not so easy for us to let things go, or to recognize that we're enjoying the habit of it," says Becca Lory Hector. Becca makes her return to Autism Stories to discuss the concepts of commitment and consistency in relation to the challenges and triumphs of this for autistics. To learn more about Becca please visit https://beccalory.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:34
November 22, 2021
Autism Stories: Kristy Forbes
"There is so much more to being a PDAer than just demand avoidance. There's this incredible, insistent, inherent drive for equity, equality, social justice. There's this beautiful sensitivity, and, again, this incredible, persistent drive for autonomy and freedom. The one thing I will say though is I really respect the way the research is conducted around PDA. There is an active involvement with those who identify or are recognized as PDAers," says Kristy Forbes. Kristy joins this episode to discuss those with a PDA profile, supports that can be helpful to those with this profile, as well as we talk about autistic culture and why understanding about this is so important. To learn more about Kristy please visit https://www.kristyforbes.com.au/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:03
November 15, 2021
Autism Stories: Luka Brave
"I think in the autistic world especially, there's sort of a stereotype that an adult autistic person is either going to be unemployed or in IT. Those are kind of our only options. But that's not true at all! We're such an incredibly diverse group of people with so many different skill sets that if you can throw a dart at any field, you're gonna find some autistics there," says Luka Brave. Luka Brave joins this episode to discuss their diverse experiences inside and outside of the autistic community that led to them coaching other autistics. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
28:04
November 11, 2021
Autism Stories: Manuel Diaz
"As a kid, I faced many struggles due to being different, including the fact that I didn't learn to read as a kid until I was nine years old, and I had trouble making friends and had to deal with feeling isolated. When people try to discourage me from going into physics, saying it was hard and it would involve a lot of struggles, actually only helped push me further in the direction of physics. Struggle was what I had always known, so why not struggle with something that seemed worthwhile?" says Manuel Diaz. Manuel joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his passion for physics and  spanish language resources that benefit the autistic community. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that.  If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:31
November 08, 2021
Autism Stories: Rachel Dorsey
Rachel Dorsey joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her goal writing course for autistic students, how masking affects this process, and what strengths based learning truly means. To learn more about Rachel visit https://dorseyslp.com. Br updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:21
November 01, 2021
Autism Stories: Kelly Londenberg
Kelly Londenberg joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss why accepting her autistic identity was so important in her life, being a certified occupational therapy assistant and the benefits of occupational therapy, and how volunteering greatly helped her on her employment path.
17:45
October 25, 2021
Autism Stories: Phillip Reyes
“Non-speakers with apraxia need people to believe in their intelligence and give them opportunities to show it. They need to be taught in a more engaging way. I like the back and forth teaching style of Soma. She gives a few sentences of instruction and then asks about it. It isn’t just a series of commands,” says Phillip Reyes. Phillip joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss what you should know about apraxia according to a non-speaker, the importance of friendships in his life, and his goals for the future.
14:46
October 18, 2021
Autism Stories:Ryan Steiner
“It’s This shared special interest with my daughter. It’s so parallel play, because she does her own thing, I do my own thing, we’re not bothering each other, but we’re together. It’s the best,” says Ryan Steiner. Ryan Chinese this episode of Autism Stories To discuss her running has grown the relationship with him and his daughter in my life only got better as he entered his 30s. To learn more about Ryan find him on Instagram at running_with_kala. Yo be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:56
October 11, 2021
Autism Stories:Anderson North
“When I started to wrestle more regularly, I always wanted to make a point of being openly autistic because you hear a lot of autistic people in other fields, and predominantly in sciences and maybe mathematics. That seems to be quite a common misconception as well with autistic people are all mathematical savants, and that kind of thing. I always wanted to make a point of being openly autistic because it's an unusual field for an autistic person to be in,”says Anderson North. Anderson joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being as a pro wrestler and how being autistic effects that experience.To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:29
October 04, 2021
Autism Stories: Amanda Harrinauth
""I did some time at university, and everything was really structured and regimented- you have to write it this way, you need to have an outline, you need to have a thesis, you need to have your three main points, and it all needs to flow together...and I'm like, "What? I'm really, really struggling." But I think with poetry, it didn't call for any of those things. It called for me to get out of my own way, my heart to open up, to let my heart do the talking and, more importantly, the writing," says Amanda Harrinauth. Amanda joins this episode to discuss why poetry is so important to her and how being legally blind has intersected with her autism. To learn more about Amanda visit http://www.poetmandy.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:56
September 27, 2021
Autism Stories: Dr. Wenn Lawson
"When we're overwhelmed, people try to talk, and have us walking and looking and lots of other things that we're trying to attend to, and that's too overwhelming, too much. It closes us down, cause they're not working with our learning style. They're not working with the way our brains are actually attuned. Monotropism is a theory unlike any other because it totally explains autism in every facet," says Dr. Wenn Lawson. Wenn oins this episode to discuss why understanding monotropism explains autism, upcoming research that will benefit the autistic community, and speaking with the United Nations about ageing and autism. To learn more about Wenn visit http://www.buildsomethingpositive.com/wenn/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:56
September 20, 2021
Autism Stories: Kaye Baugher
"Modeling is significant because I'm that representation I didn't really get growing up. I'm autistic, I'm queer, I'm curvy, and there weren't a lot of people like me that I got to see modeling.....being able to model and being able to express myself and just feel pretty and feel like I'm making an impact means the world to me," says Kaye Baugher. Kaye joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how the modeling industry can benefit the autistic community. She also discusses September being suicide prevention month and what you should absolutely not do in regards to those that may be interacting with that may be suicidal. To learn more about Kaye visit https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallykaye/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:39
September 13, 2021
Autism Stories: Michael Gilberg
"Prior to Covid, a lot of what I've seen was schools tightening their belts, being less inclined to pay for out of district placements, even if those would be more appropriate for the student, because of money. Covid has been a real game-changer because so many kids are on remote instruction, and we still don't know what the effects of that are gonna fully be," says Michael Gilberg. Michael joins this episode of Autism Stories to joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how he advocates for the needs of children through disability rights law. To learn more about Michael visit https://www.michaelgilbergesq.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
14:59
September 06, 2021
Autism Stories: David Hall
"Some autistic people do not need certain life skills. We need to be careful with that, we need to base it on the unique needs of the person. I call it interdependent living skills versus independent living skills, because we live in community," says David Hall. David  joins this episode of Autism Stories as we discuss the coaching he provides to the autistic community. To learn more about David and Neuroguides visit https://neuroguides.org/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
30:24
August 30, 2021
Autism Stories: Kayley Whalen
"Goths were doing mad pride for a very long time, before it became seen as a political movement, because goths talk about depression. Our music's often about depression. Our music's about not fitting the social norms, and what is more about not fitting social norms than being autistic?," says Kayley Whalen. Kayley joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss to talk about the neurodivergent experience in the goth scene. To learn more about Kayley check her out on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGP_x1NccUPU-vkYkkkCFgg To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
38:09
August 23, 2021
Autism Stories: Summer Farrelly
"If someone were to have high anxiety at school and need to be able to go for a walk, get a drink, and relax to actually listen. Rather than forcing the person to mask their anxiety which later on will effect their mental state in deteriorating over time. It's the fact that when you empower voices you have be prepared to listen and take into consideration of what their saying," says Summer Farrelly. Summer joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about how people can do a better job of supporting younger autistic voices, what humans can learn from animals, and so much more.  To learn more about Summer visit https://www.facebook.com/Chickens2love  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:01
August 16, 2021
Autism Stories: Greg Boheler
"Because I was diagnosed late, and stayed busy with work through school, I never really had the opportunity to connect with the disability community and create that positive neurodivergent identity. This was also one of my first exposures to a group of individuals with disabilities.That's really what pulled me in eventually. I found my people," says Greg Boheler. Greg joins this episode to discuss B3 Coffee,a non-profit pop-up coffee stand dedicated to bringing people together with carefully crafted, specialty coffee. Greg also talks about improving occupational therapy for neurodivergent folks and much more. To learn more about B3 Coffee visit https://b3coffeestand.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:52
August 09, 2021
Autism Stories: Ira Eidle
"I saw some more experienced people in the neurodiversity movement say that we need a better archival of what's come before us. There are a lot of people who don't know the history of the neurodiversity movement in the autistic community," says Ira Eidle. Ira  joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about the history of the neurodiversity movement in the autistic community, Autistic Inclusive Meets USA, and much more. To learn more about the Autistic Archive visit https://sites.google.com/view/autistic-archive/home?fbclid=IwAR0uC71m8s19-gunJ98yTqEArkuIu3-WJCxyBXCAWXfxNObZpGid81Gfy8Q To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:53
August 02, 2021
Autism Stories: James Shirley
"I learned some things about myself, and just about people in general, and how the mind and emotions work. I think peer support is a great thing for anyone to get and of course NAMI is very understandable and accessible," says James Shirley. James joins this episode of Autism Stories to James Shirley joins this episode to discuss with us peer support, being a truck driver, and the connection of religion and truck driving. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:18
July 26, 2021
Autism Stories: Carly Jalowiec
"I have had a variety of jobs. I was a lighting and sound technician at a theater, I was a real estate agent, I worked in retail, I was a phone operator for a wholesale crafting company, I was a veterinary assistant working with animals. I mean, pretty much everything you can think of. I was trying to figure out what worked for me," says Carly Jalowiec. Carly joins us to discuss her path to finding employment that works for her. We also talk about her passions outside of work that make her life so much better.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:52
July 19, 2021
Autism Stories: Haley Moss and AJ Link
"Everything should be in plain language when it comes to the law. I don't think you should need a law degree to understand what the supreme court does. For clients that have intellectual disabilities, differences in processing, I think its super helpful. It's not making it age appropriate per se. I think there's this thing that happens in plain language where we think that it basically means that we can't talk about adult things. It means that anyone can understand a very adult thing," says Haley Moss. Haley and AJ Link  join this episode of Autism Stories to discuss Haley's new book "Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals. To learn more about Haley's book and purchase it visit https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/413499755/ To learn more about AJ find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jabarilink/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
43:06
July 12, 2021
Autism Stories: Amelia Slama
"I posted a question about being out about my diagnosis professionally because at the time I wasn't and how clients might perceive that. Some of the people I was talking to said you definitely need to do this we need more people that are. Someone recommended that if I made a directory of (neurodivergent therapists) this would be accessible for other people all across the country," says Amelia Slama. Amelia joins us to talk about her experience as a therapist and creating a directory of neurodivergent therapist in the United States and beyond.   To learn more about Amelia, telesana, and the neurodivergent therapists visit https://telesanaohio.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:55
July 05, 2021
Autism Stories: Rachel Hawkins
"Appreciating that if you are neurodivergent thats what makes you different. Recognize the strengths and positives that come with that because it gives a unique perspective that the other neurotypical therapists don't have. I'm not a loud and cheery therapist, but I have the relationship with my clients that I'm able to understand where they are coming from," says Rachel Hawkins. Rachel joins us to discuss being an occupational therapist and working with LIghts on the Spectrum. To learn more about Rachel connect with her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-hawkins-20003b27/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:53
June 28, 2021
Autism Stories: Cody McLain
"I just have spent more time thinking about this problem than other businesses. I think again that is a strength that we all share in the autistic community is an ability to think about things to a truly intense level as long as we care deeply about those things. When you can do that and apply it to a business I think the possiblities are endless," says Cody McLain. Cody joins us to talk about entrepreneurship for autistic people  and his book Fostercare to Millionaire. To purchase one of Cody's books or read his blog visit https://www.codymclain.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
45:43
June 21, 2021
Autism Stories: Joshua Schwartz
"It was an unintended consequence of the pandemic for me. I came into this confidence about rejecting handshakes and hugs. It just made me comfortable saying I don't want to shake your hand because now I can lean more on other excuses other than my hyperhydrosis," says Joshua Schwartz. Joshua joins us to talk about hyperhydrosis and what people can do to help manage this invisible disability. Check out Joshua's blog Starving Autist at https://starvingautist.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:49
June 14, 2021
Autism Stories: Antonio Myers
"It's a thought clarifier. It clarifies things in the past that I had struggled with when I wasn't podcasting. It has helped with my communication skills, my marketability, truly speaking peoples thoughts and when you do that they are really appreciative," says Antonio Myers. Antonio joins us to discuss being a high school valedictorian and the benefits of podcasting in his life.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:53
June 07, 2021
Autism Stories: Robyn Steward
"Definitely being aware and working out when your executive functioning is most impaired by your menstrual cycle is a really good thing to do. Then trying to schedule that particular week or two week period with less demands in it, you might find using more visuals too," says Robyn Steward. Robyn joins us to discuss her book The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods and how periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:42
May 31, 2021
Autism Stories: Autistic Selves
"It's a space to explore what autism and D.I.D. is like for me and it's a place where I can learn about the other people inside of me because I know I have alters. I also don't always remember who they are so it's sort of a way where we can get to know each other," says Autistic Selves. Autistic Selves joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being autistic and having dissocative identity disorder.  To learn more about Autistic Selves you can find on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpjFljTFCDKy5xPDAk15yg, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/autisticselves/, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/AutisticSelves .  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:26
May 24, 2021
Autism Stories: Eric Endlich
"In this group specifically we absolutely saw a lot of positive changes after 50, people being less likely to  after 50 be suicidal, less likely to be on medication for depression, more likely to have positive experiences overall personally and interpersonally. They were more likely to celebrate their differences than try to hide them," says Eric Endlich. Eric joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being the co-author of the book "Older Autistic Adults, In Their Own Words: The Lost Generation".  To learn more about the book  "Older Autistic Adults, In Their Own Words: The Lost Generation" visit https://www.aapcautismbooks.com/products/older-autistic-adults-in-their-own-words-the-lost-generation To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:28
May 17, 2021
Autism Stories: Kirsty Clark
"The struggle, I try to share a lot of humor as well, what I'm hearing a lot from the community is how disenfranchised they are and they are tired of validating their experience. They are feeling like this is a safe place they can all come together," says Kirsty Clark. Kirsty joins us to talk about her popular Neurodiversally Unbroken page on facebook and why so many autistic people have found it to be helpful in their lives.  Check out Neurodiversally Unbroken on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Neurodiversally To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:45
May 10, 2021
Autism Stories: Carrie Hall and Louise Stone
"SAP has a really good mentoring program. However, it was really based on neurotypicals doing the mentoring of autistic employees. When I ran a women's group at SAP, I thought we (autistics) could be doing peer mentoring. We could do it better," says Carrie Hall and Louise Stone. Carrie and Louise join us to discuss the creation of the Autistic Women's Alliance and how they are encouraging autistic women to think about, craft, embrace, and express their self-defined individuality within and beyond the workplace. To learn more about the Autistic Women's Alliance visit https://www.autisticwomensalliance.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:11
May 03, 2021
Autism Stories: Sarina Gregoire
"The amount of pain we are in is often grossly underestimated by providers. So many of us deal with chronic pain that we are so used to a certain level of pain in our bodies at all times.  Autism does create difficulties in communication so we don't often communicate pain in a conventional way, if we communicate it at all," says Sarina Gregoire. Sarina joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss medical treatment for autistics, how it can improved, as well as discuss research that can better help the autistic community.   To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
31:27
April 26, 2021
Autism Stories: Jeff Snyder
"Animation is a gateway to a different reality if you will, as autistics they got bogged down by the reality of the world we live in. I think animation is not only a visual representation, but also an internal representation of what people with autism want to be as they live their lives," says Jeff Snyder. Jeff joins us to talk about how the world of animation helps autistics and discuss  his presentations he gives on this topic. To learn more about Jeff and to book him for a presentation visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-snyder-71254135/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:13
April 19, 2021
Autism Stories: Wanda Deschamps
"I was almost 47 when I was diagnosed. How can you advocate for yourself, how can you know your needs if you don't know yourself? I didn't know myself. I say self awareness is the greatest gift you can give yourself," says Wanda Deschamps. Wanda joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her work on increasing the participation level of the neurodiverse population in the workforce. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
26:37
April 12, 2021
Autism Stories: Dennis Hammers
"I didn't even know what an instructional designer was. I did my own research and from what I read thought this would actually be a pretty interesting field. When you don't learn like everyone else you feel left out. I realized as an instructional designer I might be able to help shape curriculum or instructional materials for people on the spectrum," says Dennis Hammers. Dennis joins us to talk about being an instructional designer as well as his experience of being an autistic actor in a film.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:21
April 05, 2021
Autism Stories: Amy Root
"Nothing about us without us. We must include those people that we are creating policies, making decisions, they have to be at the table in equal seating. Alot of these programs are born out of a deep desire for the community, but if you don't include neurodivergent people when you doing neurodivergent hiring programs or any of these initiatives you are greatly undermining your own success,"says Amy Root. Amy joins us on this episode to discuss the pros and cons neurodivergent hiring programs and much more.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call.  If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
25:57
March 29, 2021
Autism Stories: Kieran Rose
"A whole lifelong developmental embodying experience, when you look at the black community and they talk about passing, the LGBTQIA community and they talk about the closet. These are notions that marginalized groups talk about all the time. The autistic experience to this is often unique to autistic people in terms of how we do that. This the narrative of masking that is completely missed because we can pick it up, put it back on, and take it off again. The exhaustion that takes is not taken into account properly, says" Kieran Rose. Kieran joins us to talk about the impact of masking, burnout, and the concept of  monotropism to the autistic community.  To learn more about  Kieran and The Autistic Advocate visit https://theautisticadvocate.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:13
March 22, 2021
Autism Stories: Sam Warner
"It's just a lot easier for everyone to be given one task at a time. The person giving the task might think oh thats a real pain because the person has to come back to me and then I have to tell them the next task. That may be inconvenient for you, but its your gift to that person youo can give only one task at a time and why wouldn't you give them that gift?" says Sam Warner. Sam joins us to talk about better communication to support autistic people at work and in all areas of their lives.    To learn more about what Sam does visit https://get-your-message-across.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
33:51
March 15, 2021
Autism Stories: Nicole LeBlanc
"We need more self directed services, our society needs to start planning and designing for disability. It shouldn't have to happen to you for it to matter to you," says Nicole LeBlanc.  Nicole joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how she has supported the disability community in advocating for their wants, needs, and rights throughout her career. To get in contact with Nicole email her at nleblanc677@gmail.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
16:04
March 08, 2021
Autism Stories: Carly Fulgham
"The big factor that people don't think about is that it eliminates anxiety over the environment. If you are doing a remote interview you can get control over your environment and thats really huge" says Carly Fulgham. Carly joins us to discuss about her work at Bank of America, how remote meetings are helpful to some autistics, and her work on a national non-profit board.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
25:28
March 01, 2021
Autism Stories: Kelly Martinez
"There are  pretty good amount of autistic people out there who would like to learn to read tarot, but are convinced they won't be able to do it. I think a lot of that comes from non-autistic people not understanding what we are capable of because even if we can do it, we don't do it the same way they do," says Kelly Martinez. Kelly joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about her experience as a tarot reader and the strengths that some autistic people have that would make them good tarot readers as well.  To learn more about Kelly as well as get a tarot reading from her go to https://spiralkey.blogspot.com/  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
31:25
February 22, 2021
Autism Stories: Johnny Knapp
"It turns out its a lot easier than I thought. Remembering those things as a kid that made me happy, walking outside in nature, looking at ants under a microscope, starring at the stars at night.  Walking through the world with a sense of wonder, very focused on the moment isn't that cool that is autistic joy," says Johnny Knapp. Johnny joins us for this episode to discuss autistic joy and then at the end of the episode discusses the systemic problem of being autistic and interacting with police.  To learn more about Johnny you can find him on linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnny-profane-knapp-8695a464/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
31:14
February 15, 2021
Autism Stories: Dr. Lamar Hardwick
"Sometimes because of the challenges we stay away and I understand that, but a real change can only happen if we persist and insist that we have something to offer to church. The church is not complete without the voices of the disability community. We have to know our value and say we belong," says Dr. Lamar Hardwick. Dr. Hardwick joins us on this episode to discuss his new book "Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion". To purchase Dr. Hardwicks book visit: https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Church-Vision-Diversity-Inclusion/dp/0830841601 To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:37
February 08, 2021
Autism Stories: Dr. Laura Weldon
"The medical community needs to get a lot better at sorting difference from distress and disorder. We have to stop pathologizing difference," says Dr. Laura Weldon. Dr. Weldon joins us to talk about the trauma-informed care she provides to neurodivergent clients and people living with chronic illness.To learn more about Dr. Weldon visit https://www.weldonwellness.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:30
February 01, 2021
Autism Stories: Evaleen Whelton
"Everything in the world is lined up, we organize things, thats what we do as human beings. I think the autistic child probably starts doing these things at a different time, thats the difference. We are doing something at age 3 that a non-autistic kid isn't doing and vice versa.  Nobody is looking at that because of the negative narrative around autism and deficit model.  It's always like the child isn't doing this at age 3 or 5, but they aren't looking at what the child is doing," says Evaleen Whelton. Evaleen joins us to talk about the negative stereotypes around autistic play and what her organization Ausome is doing to change that.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need , then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:44
January 25, 2021
Autism Stories: Abby Brooke
"Walking has always been my meditation. As I'm walking its given me the much needed meditation especially when I'm sharing so much on this project. I'm sharing vulnerable parts of myself. I hadn't opened up much about my autistic story before, by doing this the walking gives me a chance to relax, kind of regroup, and of course time to think about how I can improve the next talk," says Abby Brooke. Abby joins us to talk about how she is bringing autism awareness and acceptance of adults to Kenya. To learn more about Abby and the Walking Autism Project visit https://gogetfunding.com/sponser-a-kilometre-summit-to-sea-a-2000kms-walk-in-kenya-for-autism/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need , then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:31
January 18, 2021
Autism Stories: Tiffany Joseph
"When I hear autistic people having struggles and I hear parents having struggles, they are almost always the same struggles.  What it is, is the system isn't helping us so I'm trying to get us all  on one side to fight the system that isn't working for us," says Tiffany Joseph. Tiffany joins us to discuss being an autistic parent and to talk about  her instagram  account nigh functioning autism. To learn more about Tiffany visit https://www.instagram.com/nigh.functioning.autism/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need , then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:57
January 11, 2021
Autism Stories: Shea Belsky
"There are some difficulties that people like me have with websites, technology, and with other things that often don't get addressed.  I say have you considered this, considered that, can we do this? They are like oh we didn't think of that. I think because I have autism my voice, my opinion is more meaningful in these conversations," says Shea Belsky. Shea joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his work as an engineer dealing with user experiences.  To learn more about Shea visit https://www.sheabelsky.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need , then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
45:09
January 04, 2021
Autism Stories: Michelle Baughman
"Even in stores, this time of year with christmas music, there's no reason for it be at that level over and over again. There's no need for that constant input of noise.  If autistics ran the world we wouldn't have piped in music, big bight lights in box stores and open space," says Michelle Baughman. Michelle joins us to discuss autism through the lens of trauma theory.  To learn more about Michelle visit https://www.autisticwomeneverywhere.com/michelle-baughman To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and get the things you want , then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
30:26
December 28, 2020
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector and Andrew Komarow
"I don't think there is anyone that specializes in money and autistics. If there is a money topic, its a general or  boring money topic thats usually directed more at parents of children with high support needs. There was a gap and I think that gap comes from the way autistics learn, pick up information, and the way we are not taught towards that," says Becca Lory Hector and Andrew Komarow. Becca and Andrew return to Autism Stories to discuss their new podcast Two Autistics Talk Money. Listen to Two Autistics Talk Money: https://www.meetup.com/ProjectCASY/events/mqtvbsybcqbvb/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Do you want to see if coaching would help you then book a free call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
44:42
December 21, 2020
Autism Stories: Tom Moloney
"It might take a little more training, but if you have someone neurodiverse they might have new ways of doing that position and it might  end up being more efficient and better for the company," says Tom Moloney of Blue Star Recyclers. Tom joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about being a disabled senior level employee and the benefits Blue Star Recyclers receives from this. To learn more about Tom and Blue Star Recyclers visit http://www.bluestarrecyclers.org/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your life then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:18
December 14, 2020
Autism Stories: Marcus Boyd
"We have to stop looking at vocabulary as the main source of communication. If you talk with  a person with autism you need to learn their communication. There is writing, sign language, there are other ways to speak to you.  If someone is making a loud noise they are trying to tell you what is going on," says Marcus Boyd. Marcus joins us to talk about his career as a rapper, producer, and discuss autism acceptance.  To learn more about Marcus Boyd visit  https://autismactivistmarcusboyd.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your life then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com. 
16:05
December 07, 2020
Autism Stories: Seavie Bodeen
"The medical model is really set up for non-disabled people to access healthcare. One of the biggest things is communication. It's sort of assumed that speaking words and hearing them without delay is preferred by everyone. It's just not true. Asking the person how they best process information and asking their preferred method of  communication is so often missed. Its good to know this upfront because otherwise their will be a  barrier," says Seavie Bodeen. Seavie joins us to talk about the first 100 epsiodes of Autism Stories, advocacy, and medical appointments for autistic people.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your life then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
25:00
November 30, 2020
Autism Stories: Bernard and Burnett Grant
"When you learn you are autistic or accept you are autistic you learn you have been correct your whole life. You have ways you need to start doing things and they need to be individualized. Learn how to be you and you can't be you if your not practicing autism or living an autistic life engaging in your special interests, observing only material that is logical and beneficial to you in some way," says Bernard and Burnett Grant. The Grant sibilings join this episode of Autism Stories to discuss their careers, living in a non-binary world, and how to embrace your autistic identity,  To learn more about Bernard visit https://bernardgrant.com/ To learn more about Burnett visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/burnett-g-2156231ba/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your life then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
30:07
November 23, 2020
Autism Stories: Ronald Kearns
"In 2016 with the AMA I was named the chapters volunteer of the year for the graphic design work I did for them.  Autistic people don't typically get acknowledged much. So getting acknowledged in that way was mind blowing", says Ronald Kearns. Ronald joins us to talk about his  career as a graphic designer and his advice on how autistic people can become more successful in this field.  To learn more about Ronald and Studio Kearns visit https://www.studiokerns.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
23:10
November 16, 2020
Autism Stories: Andrew Arboe
"It can look really different. I know for some people video game music or listening to music can help. Just having some sort of fidget you can use when you are at the stop sign. My philosophy is that as long as it doesn't distract you from driving, looking at the front, side, or rear mirrors everything else is fair game", says Andrew Arboe. Andrew joins us to give his  tips on helping autistic people to drive.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
24:23
November 09, 2020
Autism Stories: Hannah Petry
"That is the entire goal of what I do and what I want my studio to be is this place for people to come as they are as their neurodiverse selves and just grow to a better version of themselves," says Hannah Petry. Hannah joins us to talk about her music studio and the positive benefits music brings to autistic people.  To learn more about Hannah and Diatonic music visit https://www.diatonicmusic.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
25:10
November 02, 2020
Autism Stories: Amy Li Baksh
"As far as sensory issues warmth is your best friend on your period. Thats why people recommend warm pants, putting on socks, a bunch of clothes, wrapping up in a blanket and thats been helpful to me to cut down on the sensory experiences as i'm going through the period itself," says Amy Li Baksh. Amy joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss starting a project to help autistics with their  menstrual cycles. To learn more about Amy and the Lilypads Project: https://www.instagram.com/lilypadstt/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10  
23:49
October 26, 2020
Autism Stories: AJ Link
"Actively recruiting disabled attorneys,  those different ways of problem solving and approaching situations can be really helpful in cases and litigation. Having those different perspectives can be so vital to your business," says AJ Link. AJ joins us to talk about neurodiverse attorneys and the value they bring to any law firm.  To learn more about AJ and the National Disabled Law Students Association: https://ndlsa.org/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
25:43
October 19, 2020
Autism Stories: Nicodemus and Janelle Harding
"I do a self check in around 10am, have you ate yet? If I haven't ate by 10am and I haven't turned the tv on and haven't really done much that is when I know my spoon level is low.  I check back in by 1 and did I take my medicine today? You didn't take your medicine, oh yeah I'm not doing well," says Janelle Harding. Nicodemus and Janelle join this episode of Autism Stories to talk about their life as a married couple living in a spoonie house.  To learn more about Nicodemus and Janelle: https://www.instagram.com/handinhandplus1/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. Looking for coaching to reduce the overwhelm or to find purpose in your lives then schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min?month=2020-10
20:56
October 12, 2020
Autism Stories: Bill Clifton Tole
"Its liberating to explore where the tangents will talk you. In a way being autistic in some ways is going down a rabbit hole. You go inward, you go in your head and see where it takes you. The Sitar is the vehicle by which I get to those places in some ways. Being able to let me take it where it will instead of trying to play Beethovens 5th Symphony on it is freshing to just go with the flow," says Bill Clifton Tole. Bill joins us on this episode to talk about how autistics can amplify the good and overcome the negative noise in their lives.  To listen to "Amplify the Good" visit: https://anchor.fm/bill-clifton-tole. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that.
48:22
October 05, 2020
Autism Stories: Hunter Hansen
"Nobody likes surprises. When people say hey you got a second? I almost want to say no. However, if someone says I want to run this really interesting thing by you I may need your expertise to discuss. Now I can process, I can take all the social anxiety out. I can assess what I want to say and start planning and framing the index of possibilities," says Hunter Hansen. Hunter joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss ways to better work with autistics and talk about his blog and youtube channel "The Life Autistic".  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
33:37
September 28, 2020
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
"Practice the pause. I know for those of us that are autistic we feel this social pressure in many different scenarios to answer people in a certain set amount of imaginary time before people make that face, are you listening? I don't like that face because I was listening and was thinking and now your face distracted me from thinking.  What we need to do as autistics we deserve that right to take that pause," says Becca Lorry Hector. Becca once again returns to Autism Stories to talk about the results of her course "Self Defined Living: A Path to a Quality Autistic LIfe" . Becca also talks about a new project called the "Info Dump Files"  about autistic interests that we will be working on together that debuts on audio and video this week! Learn more about Becca at https://beccalory.com/. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
31:48
September 21, 2020
Autism Stories: Tracey Cohen
" I can be influenced very easily, i'm constantly questions myself. Despite all that, no matter how different from the norm, my gut will just tell me what to follow. When I stick to my gut I find that I make the right decision. I feel like I've always had an intuitive right or wrong, a moral compass. No matter what the influence is I won't compromise that," says Tracey Cohen. Tracey joins us to talk about her new book "My Life on the Autism Spectrum: Misunderstandings, Insight, and Growth" and what she has learned since being diagnosed as an adult.  To purchase Tracey's book visit: https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Autism-Spectrum-Misunderstandings/dp/1933750669/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tracey+cohen+my+life+on+the+autism+spectrum&qid=1600027609&sr=8-1 Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
24:50
September 14, 2020
Autism Stories: Haley Moss
"It hammers something home in representation that is really not true, that we only date autistic people. I don't love to talk about my dating life . When I tell people I'm autistic they ask do you only date autistic people? Of course the answer is no, good people are good people", says Haley Moss. Haley returns to Autism Stories to discuss what she liked and what the  documentary on Netflix "Love on the Spectrum" could have done better in regards to representing autistic people.  Haley also shares with us details about the newest book! To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
28:42
September 07, 2020
Autism Stories: Michael Andolsek
"I found a fun world, the glitz and glam,  I kind of escaped the difficulties I was going through because I hadn't been diagnosed yet. There were a lot of challenges I didn't know how to cope with, I latched on and never looked back.", says Michael Andolsek. Michael joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about how his special interest of fashion has helped him and could help  other autistic people.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
22:25
August 31, 2020
Autism Stories: Catina Burkett
" How to talk to kids like me who were quiet, abnormally quiet,  we are over compliant. You wouldn't get the average hard working managing the household black  parent who has this good kid to focus on them as an issue. Especially with the distrust of mental health and it's history. You now, it's like why are you going after my good kid?", says Catina Burkett. Catina  joins us on this episode to talk about how professionals can best support black autistic people.  Check out Catina's article on how professionals can best support black autistics: http://seaninderbitzen.com/blog/ Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
22:36
August 24, 2020
Autism Stories: Andrew Komarow
"We as a community are more suited to be entrepreneurs. We have the assumptions all wrong with neurodiversity and hiring, we have all these employment initiatives and assuming they want jobs in tech, what if they don't?", says Andrew Komarow. Andrew joins us on this episode of Autism Stories to discuss why self employment may be a great idea for some autistics as well as discussing financial planning that works best for their lives.  To learn more about Andrew and the services he provides visit https://planningacrossthespectrum.com/ .  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
19:23
August 17, 2020
Autism Stories: Crystal Rapoza
"Through all those years of misdiagnosis and not really having the words to describe what is going on, bodybuilding emerged as the first thing that helped", says Crystal Rapoza. Crystal joins us on this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how bodybuilding helped her and how to could other autistic people. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
25:41
August 10, 2020
Autism Stories: Phillip McGruder
"I showed that a black man who has autism, who has a different perspective can be a voice to inspire", says Phillip McGruder about his college experience as a black autistic man at the University of Kansas. Phillip joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss intersectionality as it relates to the college experience for autistic people.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Check out our free groups on the autistic experience and intersectionality in August: Spectrum Saturdays August 8th, 12:30-1:30pm At Autism Personal Coach, we have seen the positive benefits that people receive when we have created groups to address a person’s multiple identities that are often marginalized. To help autistic people connect to another important identity- being transgender. In this month’s group we will be discussion your 8 sensory systems and supports you have found that are helpful with those systems. https://meet.jit.si/SpectrumSaturdays8820 Autistic BIPOC Group August 21st, 6pm EST At Autism Personal Coach, we have seen the positive benefits that people receive when we have created groups to address a person’s multiple identities that are often marginalized. To help autistic people connect to another important identity- being black, indigenous and/or a person of color we have created this group. In this month’s group we will discuss developing relationships that embrace all of your identities. https://meet.jit.si/APCBIPOC821
42:58
August 03, 2020
Autism Stories: Lisa Morgan
"There are so many professionals that listen simply to reply, but listening to understand requires an open mind, cultural understanding and presumed competence," says Lisa Morgan. Lisa joins this talks with us on this episode of Autism Stories to talk about identifying suicide risk factors in autistic people and  crisis supports that can truly benefit them.  To purchase Lisa Morgan's upcoming book visit https://www.amazon.com/Living-Ptsd-Autism-Spectrum-Applications/dp/1787750507/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ptsd+autism+lisa+morgan&qid=1595775344&sr=8-1 Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
20:36
July 27, 2020
Autism Stories: Miriam Sachs
"None of my identities exist in a vacuum,. I'm always going to be non-binary, autistic, have vater it's all going to co-exist," says Miriam Sachs. Miriam joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about intersectionality and the importance of discussing and embracing all aspects of our identities especially ones that are marginalized.   Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more self sufficient and find their purpose. To learn more about Miriam visit https://youtube.com/mynontraditionallife/ and https://www.instagram.com/mynontraditionallife/ .  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
25:54
July 20, 2020
Autism Stories: Super Spectrum Girl
“When you put time into something and people are seeing you being vulnerable it creates this intimacy and even though we have never met before its really amazing how people start to trust each other,” says Super Spectrum Girl of the importance of her illustrations on social media for the autistic community. Super Spectrum Girl joins us for this episode of Autism Stories to discuss the impact of social media in spreading autism acceptance. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To learn more about Super Spectrum girl and see her fantastic illustrations find her at https://www.instagram.com/superspectrumgirl/.  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
19:22
July 13, 2020
Autism Stories: Becki Parker
“I always feel more safe with rules as this is the way to do it,” says professional dancer  Becki Parker in talking  of the many ways dance plays into her strengths as an autistic person . Becki joins us to talk about her dance career and how  dance can be helpful to so many other autistic people.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
16:47
July 06, 2020
Autism Stories: Kelly Bron Johnson
"“It’s really about thinking outside of the box and starting to think more about who is using your site and if they are going to get the best experience out of it”, says Kelly Bron Johnson when thinking about website accessibility.  Kelly returns to Autism Stories to talk with us about how to determine how accessible your website is and what changes you can make to make it much more usable for everyone. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
19:42
June 29, 2020
Autism Stories: Sam Theriault
“When you go into a museum there are things like objects that make learning very concrete. If you can see it,feel it,and touch it you can start to understand it. So I think thats part of ways that Autistic people might learn better in museums,” says Sam Theriault. Sam joins us to talk about how museums can be beneficial  and what we need to do to make them more accessible to Autistic people.  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
33:08
June 22, 2020
Autism Stories: Emanuel Frowner
"I learned that being part of that movie is not the end all and I want to be in a variety of acting roles going forward. I also want to see more autistic actors of various ethnic backgrounds star in movies so that they can show what they can do when given a chance," says Emanuel Frowner. Emanuel was in the film "Keep The Change" a film that starred many disabled actors and he joins us to discuss that film and much more. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To view the transcript of this episode visit: https://autismpersonalcoach.wordpress.com/autism-stories-emanuel-frowner/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
18:12
June 15, 2020
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
“Thats the piece that Autistics like about routine. It keeps us grounded in reality and we don’t get floated off with all our worries, concerns, and depression and don’t get stuck in a loop,” says Becca Lory Hector. Becca returns to Autism Stories to discuss the importance of creating a mindful morning routine as well as her upcoming course Self Defined Living: A Path to a quality Autistic Life. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To register for Becca's course, Self Defined Living: A Path to a quality Autistic Life visit https://beccalory.com/webinars/ Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
27:14
June 08, 2020
Autism Stories: Joshua Collins
"Autistic people feel like people don't represent them and like seeing someone who is  genuinely working hard and doing well at something actually proud to say they are Autistic," says Joshua Collins. Joshua joins us to talk about his campaign to become the first Autistic member of Congress.Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To learn more about Joshua and his campaign visit https://www.joshua2020.com/ Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
17:16
June 01, 2020
Autism Stories: Dinah Murray
"Autism can be much better described in this model and maybe Autism is all about interests," says Dinah Murray.  Dinah joins us to talk about monotropism a theory she created with MIke Lesser and Wenn Lawson that was published in 2005 that states a monotropic mind is one that focuses its attention on a small number of interests at any time, tending to miss things outside of this attention tunnel. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To learn more about Dinah and the wonderful work she has done please visit https://productiveirritant.org/ Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
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May 25, 2020
Autism Stories: Kristopher Jones
"Having a coach going into the community with me, who could help me identify my strengths and weaknesses, and communicating with people would help me flourish," says Kristopher Jones. Kristopher joins us to talk about how his recent  article about how having a social coach in the community would be an ideal scenario as it could help him and many other Autistic people develop community.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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May 18, 2020
Autism Stories: Haley Moss and Dr. Lamar Hardwick
"I would hope to encourage people to make space for a variety of stories and use it as a map for a place for where they want to go in life" says Lamar Hardwick about his upcoming keynote at the Milestones National Autism Conference regarding  diversity in neurodiversity. Haley Moss is our  guest interviewer on this episode to talk with Lamar about his keynote, fatherhood, marriage, and much more. Join us for a fantastic conversation between Haley and Lamar. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. To learn more about Haley visit https://haleymoss.net/ To learn more about Lamar visit https://autismpastor.com/ Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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May 11, 2020
Autism Stories: Robin Jax
"Its long term goal is out there advocating for musicians who have been bypassed by the industry because of neurodivergence", says Robin Jax regarding his record label Tiergarten Records. Robin joins Autism Stories to discuss how Tiergarten Records is helping give talented Autistic and Neurodiverse musicians opportunities for their music to be heard and sold to the masses.  Robin concludes the interview with a live performance. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. Learn more about Tiergarten Records by visiting https://www.tiergartenrecords.com/. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.
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May 04, 2020
Autism Stories: Joshua Corwin
"Vulnerability is in fact my greatest strength. I think that leads me to connect with my humanity which is where I am able to be most of service," says Autistic poet Josh Corwin. Join us as Josh discusses how vulnerability and poetry can be such beneficial tools for Autistic people in their lives. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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April 27, 2020
Autism Stories: Haley Moss
"Disability is the only minority group you can join at any point of your life", says Haley Moss. Haley points this out and makes so many other important points  as we discuss  the documentary about the disability rights movement, Crip Camp, and the significance of this film. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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April 20, 2020
Autism Stories: Rob Senderoff
"What drew me to him was how vocal he was, how enthusiastic he was, and how good of a teammate he was," says coach Kent State mens basketball coach Rob Senderoff about recruiting and now coaching the first openly Autistic Division I college basketball player in Kalin Bennett . Listen to this episode as coach Sendoroff discusses how he is helping Kalin to be more successful as a basketball palyer and what he has learned in the process from Kalin. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that. Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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April 13, 2020
Autism Stories: Alex Earhart
“They are consciously making an effort to show me you matter, i believe, your identity is valid, I see you, and I love you”, says Alex of others efforts to use the name they chose to better reflect their gender identity. Listen to this episode of Autism Stories as we discuss the important dual identities of being Autistic and non-binary with Alex Earhart.Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic adults and teens become more successful. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode  subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us positive rating and review on your listening platform we would really appreciate that.  Schedule an intake meeting with Autism Personal Coach today and take the first step to decrease your daily overwhelm, develop community, or to find purpose in your lives: https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min
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April 06, 2020