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Autism Stories

By Autism Personal Coach/Becca Lory Hector
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: 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 5, 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 7, 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 3, 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 5, 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 8, 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 1, 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 8, 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 1, 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 4, 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 7, 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 9, 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 2, 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 5, 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 7, 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 3, 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 6, 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 8, 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 1, 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.
47:05
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
28:16
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
38:53
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.
25:37
May 4, 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
40:18
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
40:07
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
28:08
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
31:16
April 6, 2020
Autism Stories: Matthew Kaiser
"Comedy is a way to make me feel more comfortable with myself", says Matthew Kaiser. Listen to Matthew on this episode of Autism Stories talk about how being a comedian has been beneficial to him, but can be beneficial 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. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24". 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
33:11
March 30, 2020
Autism Stories: Jeff Joiner
"We never pushed him, but put him in a position to push himself" says Jeff Joiner regarding his son Logan's special interest of rollercoasters. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Jeff about how Logan's special interest of rollercoasters enhanced his life in so many different ways. 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. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
32:35
March 23, 2020
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
"It would be a lot of sensory overload, it would be alot of socializing I didn’t want to do, I would be uncomfortable the whole time, tired and overwhelmed,  and didn’t feel in alignment in the relationship with my soon to be husband", says Becca Lory Hector in thinking  about the planning of her wedding day. Listen to this episode as Becca explains how compromise and communication made her wedding and can make the wedding day of many other Autistic people a day they will fondly remember for the rest of 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. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
28:30
March 16, 2020
Autism Stories: Byran Dai
Satisfaction has become much more prominent at work with the creation of our special interest groups says Byran Dai co-founder of Daivergent. Listen to this episode to learn how these groups were created and why they are so important to the neurodiverse workforce at Daivergent. 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. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24". 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
22:22
March 9, 2020
Autism Stories: Swathi Chettipally
We need to see more positive stories about Autistic people says Swathi Chettipally. Listen as Swathi shares the story of  supporting her daughter Siri in creating a jewlery making business and how it has changed her families life in so many positive ways.  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. 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
19:18
March 2, 2020
Autism Stories: Rebecca Cavender
Intuition changes everything for Autistic people says Rebecca Cavender . Listen to this episode of Autism Stories as Rebecca explains why intutition is so important to access and some of the first steps you can go about doing just that. 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 platorm to listen to the podcast. 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
33:18
February 24, 2020
Autism Stories: Kim Clairy
Recent studies have reported that eating disorders effect almost 20% of those on the spectrum.  On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with occupational therapist Kim Clairy about why this happens and what can be done to support Autistic people with eating disorders. 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 platorm to listen to the podcast. 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
29:38
February 17, 2020
Autism Stories: Fergus Murray
The majority of the best known theories about Autism are centered around the deficits for those on the spectrum. Fergus Murray discusses on this episode of Autism Stories why that isn't helpful and why the theory of Monotropism is a much better way of understanding and supporting 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 platorm to listen to the podcast. 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
28:58
February 10, 2020
Autism Stories: Marcelle Ciampi
Autistic females often get a diagnosis later in life compared to their male counterparts . Marcelle Ciampi created the females with Asperger's non official checklist  in an effort to assist mental health professionals in recognizing Autism in females. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk about this with Marcelle and much more.  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 platorm to listen to the podcast. 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
31:46
February 3, 2020
Autism Stories: Tacy Traverso
The Autistic community  has struggled to be heard, to be seen, to be accommodated, to be accepted, and to feel like they have the space to be their authentic selves. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Tacy Traverso about bringing into light the need for more dialog between the Autistic and the non-Autistic world to change that.  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 platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
20:49
January 27, 2020
Autism Stories: Haley Moss and Amy Gaeta
There are many challenges to inclusion in all aspects of community for Autistic and Neurodiverse people. The Americans with Disablities  Act was created as a piece of civil rights legislation that makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone with a disability in all aspects of community. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Haley Moss and Amy Gaeta about the  importance of the ADA 29 years later and what changes could be made in the future to improve this law.  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 platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
28:03
January 20, 2020
Autism Stories: John Truitt
When you don't get a good night's sleep your day is probably going to much more challenging to navigate. That only intensifies when you have sleep apnea.  During this episode of Autism Stories we talk with John Truitt about how sleep apnea effects so many Autistic people and what he is doing to try to combat these challenges.  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 platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
18:06
January 13, 2020
Autism Stories: Chris Hall
Becoming an entrepreneur can certainly be very challenging, but it can also change your life for the better in so many ways. In this episode we talk with Chris Hall about how creating Computers for the Autistic Foundation has not only changed his life,  but so many others in the Autism community. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic adults and teens become more independent and 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 platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
16:05
January 6, 2020
Autism Stories: Emily Casanova
What is Ehler's Danlos Syndrome and what can this teach us about Autism? We discuss this and much more with Emily Casanova, Research Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina Medical School at Greenville. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic adults and teens become more independent and successful. To learn more about Emily visit her blog at https://scienceoveracuppa.com/. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode  subscribe on your favorite platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
43:07
December 30, 2019
Autism Stories: Dane and Krista Capo
There are many Autistic people who are talented artists, but finding employment with  art can be challenging.  On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Dane Capo and his mother Krista about how they have been able to develop his art into a viable source of income. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic adults and teens become more independent and successful. To learn more about Dane or to purchase his art visit https://www.danecapo.com/. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode  subscribe on your favorite platorm to listen to the podcast. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
20:22
December 9, 2019
Autism Stories: Mikhaela Ackerman
Open office spaces can be stressful for just about any employee and a challenge to do your work succesfully, but especially when you are Autistic.  On this episode of Autism Stories we talk  with Mikhaela Ackerman, author of Edge of the Playground, about what strategies Autistic and neurodiverse employees can employ to make these spaces less challenging. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
19:51
December 2, 2019
Autism Stories: Dr. Sarah Zate
Medical appointments can be stressful for just about anyone, but even more so to Autistic patients. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Dr. Sarah Zate about why  these appointments are so anxiety producing and what strategies medical practices can employ  to make them less overwhelming. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
22:08
November 25, 2019
Autism Stories: Dr. Michael Hannon
Research on the experiences of fathers whose children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is limited, but especially for African-American fathers.  On this episode we discuss this with Dr. Michael Hannon who wrote his dissertation "Love him and everything will fall into place" on this very important topic. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
48:23
November 18, 2019
Autism Stories: Kelly Bron Johnson
It is ongoing challenge to make businesses and events in the community more inclusive to all people. In this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Kelly Bron Jonson, the founder of Completely Inclusive, on how her organization is helping to make this more of a reality. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
27:20
November 11, 2019
Autism Stories: Karissa Johnson
Next year there will be much interest in watching gymnastics at the Olympics, but it can be a great sport to participate in with so many positive benefits.  On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Karissa Johnson of Spectra Gymnastics. Karissa tells us how she and Spectra make gymnastics a sport that is inclusive for all people so they can receive the positive benefits this sport provides.   Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Learn more about Karissa and Spectra Gymanastics by visiting http://spectrapdx.com/. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24". Sponsorships: off for this episode
19:45
November 4, 2019
Autism Stories: Sara Earhart
Figuring out who we are and what we want is a  lifelong quest. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Sara Earhart about how being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder led her  to start a blog, Seeking Sara, and helped to give her a much better understanding of who she is.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful.  Visit https://seekingsara174.com/ to read Sarah's blog.  Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
28:59
October 21, 2019
Autism Stories: Alec Frazier
Peer mentorship can have a profoundly positive affect on the lives of its participants . On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Alec Frazier who shares with us how this type has been beneficial to him and can be to other Autistic people in helping them reaching their goals and improving their mental health. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful.
25:16
October 14, 2019
Autism Stories: Dylan Dailor
What is it like to be an openly Autistic political candidate? We discuss this with Dylan Dailor, who is running for state assembly,  and how he wants to make New York a better place if elected. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helpingAutistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. To learn more about  Dylan's campaign please visit https://www.dailorforassembly.com/.   Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
26:42
October 7, 2019
Autism Stories: Nicole Ryan and Virginia Smedley
Vacation can be one of the great pleasures of this world, but for many Autistic people getting to these destinations can be extremely stressful due to navigating an airport. On this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Nicole Ryan and Virgina Smedley of Melbourne Airport how they make this a less stressful experience through the Hidden Disability Program. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helpingAutistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
17:32
September 23, 2019
Autism Stories: Andrew November Returns
Can your social media use be looked at to deny you disabilities benefits?  Andrew November returns to Autism Stories to talk about how social security may be looking at your social media accounts in the future to determine your eligibility for disability benefits. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helpingAutistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
22:32
September 16, 2019
Autism Stories: Mark Fremmerlid
What does successful entreprenership  for Autistic people look like?  In this episode of Autism Stories hear from Mark Fremmerlid how he helped his son Brad start his own business, Made by Brad.   Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helpingAutistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
26:30
September 9, 2019
Autism Stories: Jillian Nelson
Who are the true experts about the Autistic experience and how can they change the world?  In this episode we have a discussion about this subject with Jillian Nelson, the Community Resource and Policy Advocate for the Autism Society of Minnesota. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
31:00
August 26, 2019
Autism Stories: Katie Oswald
Many Autistic people have places they would like to visit, but it can be very overwhelming and as a result decide to travel . On today’s episode we talk with Katie Oswald, founder of The Autistic Travel Coach, about how Autistic adults can overcome these obstacles and find great personal growth through travel. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24". 
27:49
August 19, 2019
Autism Stories: Dr. Jen Malia
 Autistic characters in modern media  are important because they can educate neurotypical people about the experiences of Autistic people,  if it is a well thought out character. In this episode we discuss this and much more with Dr. Jen Malia,  english professor at Norfolk State University. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24". 
30:09
August 12, 2019
Autism Stories: April Stephens
Too often Autistic African-Americans don't get the support they need from organizations that provide supports to those with Autism. On today's epsiode we talk with April Stephens, the founder of Autism from Another Spectrum, about why this happens and what can be done to change that. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
21:47
August 5, 2019
Autism Stories: Chris Bonnello
 Many Autistic people are very talented writers, but why is that and what can be learned from the writing experience? We tackle these questions on today’s episode with Chris Bonnello of “Autistic Not Weird”. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping  Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
21:24
July 22, 2019
Autism Stories: Sal Spinelli
If you are a fan of America's Got Talent than this episode of Autism Stories is for you! We will talk with   Sal Spinelli who is the vocal coach of the first golden buzzer winner of the season , the phenomonal Kodi Lee. In this episode Sal will discuss how he has supported  Kodi on his path to AGT. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
18:41
July 15, 2019
Autism Stories: David Weiss
On this episode we continue our discussion about running with occupational therapist David Weiss. David talks about how he has helped Autistic people get involved in running and the life changing results he has witnessed . Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
01:00:48
July 8, 2019
Autism Stories: Tracey Cohen
 On this episode we talk with Tracey Cohen about how running can have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of Autistic people in so many different ways. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
30:57
July 1, 2019
Autism Stories: Alex Manners
Sports is a passion for many Autistic people, but going to these sporting events can be very overwhelming. In this episode we talk with our first guest from England,  Alex Manners. Alex discusses with us his campaign "Autism and Football" which is to make football matches in the United Kingdom more accessible to Autistic people. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
15:21
June 17, 2019
Autism Stories: Jason Gepperth
Many Autistic people are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. However, finding employment in these areas  can be challenging. On this episode we talk with Jason Gepperth,  a Disability and STEM Resource Specialist at Wright State University, about how they help their talented students find success in these fields. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
40:38
June 10, 2019
Autism Stories: Anne Tapia Returns
Healthy Relationships are vital to the existence of all of us,  but can be challenging to find and nuture.. In this episode, Anne Tapia, of the Regional Autism Advisory Council, returns to Autism Stories to preview The Spectrum of Healthy Relationships and Sexuality in Autism Conference coming June 24-26 to Cincinnati, Ohio. In this episode we talk with Anne about ten sessions you don't want to miss! Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
44:59
June 3, 2019
Autism Stories: Haley Dunn
In this episode of Autism Stories will be talk about a great educational opportunity coming up on June 11th and 12th which is  the Milestones National Autism Conference. We will preview ten sessions at the conference we are really excited about with Haley Dunn, the teen and adult manager for Milestones Autism Resources. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
27:20
May 27, 2019
Autism Stories: Nathan Morgan
On this episode of Autism Stories we have an important discussion about the intersection of Autism and the LGBT community with Nathan Morgan of Milestones Autism Resources.  Nathan is a self-advocate who has shared his experiences on panels, at events, and on the local news. He is passionate about teaching and Autism related research. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
37:49
May 20, 2019
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
Storytelling exists in every culture as a way to educate and entertain. In this episode we talk with Becca Lory Hector about how Geek Club Books gives people with Autism an opportunity to share their voices and essential stories.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
19:36
May 13, 2019
Autism Stories: Tim Goldstein
In this episode we discuss the technical  interview process for those with Autism with Tim Goldstein. Tim is the author of  Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Technical Type.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
41:18
April 29, 2019
Autism Stories: Megan Metzelaar
It's time for some music.  In this episode we talk with Megan Metzelaar, the writer and performer of the Autism Stories theme song "Who am I" about how  music can be beneficial for those with Autism. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".
13:52
April 22, 2019
Autism Stories: Tara Regan
In this episode we  discuss how personal and family indicators effect those with Autism in developing self determination in their lives.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
21:56
April 15, 2019
Autism Stories: Ivette Sarkar
In this episode we will talk with Ivette Sarkar about the challenges those with Autism and their families face when they don't fluently speak English. Ivette is a multicultural specialist for the  Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
18:18
April 8, 2019
Autism Stories: Armani Williams
What is it like to have Autism and be a NASCAR driver? On this episode we talk with Armani Williams, the first NASCAR driver that is diagnosed with Autism.  Armani shares with us his start as a race care driver, how NASCAR has helped him become the person he is today, and much more. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
16:14
April 1, 2019
Autism Stories: Boaz Santiago
Finding and keeping  a job you love is not easy for anyone, but particularly for those with Autism. In this episode we talk with Boaz Santiago about how self employment could be a pathway for some people with Autism in finding and keeping a job they love. Boaz is the co-founder of PicEin Works, an organization that provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to obtain meaningful employment by pursuing their passions.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
32:06
March 25, 2019
Autism Stories: Katie Hatmaker
Life can be so challenging prior to someone getting an Autism diagnosis. On this episode we will talk about getting an Autism diagnosis with Katie Hatmaker. Katie is a clinical assistant and part of the Autism evaluation team of  the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
14:46
March 18, 2019
Autism Stories: Molly Dann-Pipinias
On this episode we discuss with Molly Dann how sensory processing impacts so much of what we do. Molly D. Dann-Pipinias is a self-advocate with a passion for bringing awareness and advocacy to the Cleveland area. She works at Milestones Autism Resources as an administrative assistant. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To learn more about Molly and Milestones Autism Resources please visit http://milestones.org. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
14:45
March 11, 2019
Autism Stories: Beth Thompson
On this episode we talk with Beth Thompson about  developing successful internships for those with Autism.  Beth is the program services director for Milestones Autism Resources in Cleveland, Ohio. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To learn more about Beth and Milestones Autism Resources please visit http://milestones.org. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
22:01
March 4, 2019
Autism Stories: Sondra Williams
On this episode we talk about how to effectively communicate to have your needs met with Sondra Williams.  Sondra is a publish author, national speaker, and  member of the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Advisory board. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
25:39
February 25, 2019
Autism Stories: Maverick Crawford
On this episode we talk with Maverick Crawford  about how people with Autism can find their personal strength and become successful. Maverick is the author of the book "Overcoming the Odds:  My Journey to Finding Personal Strength and Triumph. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
37:01
February 24, 2019
Autism Stories: Thomas Edwards
On this episode we will talk with Thomas Edwards about removing employment barriers to help Autistic people be successful at work. Thomas is the author of a soon to be released book "Leading Team Members with Superpowers: How effective leadership of the neurodiverse can unleash their potential to improve your company and make you a better leader". Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
26:47
February 18, 2019
Autism Stories: Mike Sweetin
On this episode we talk about how you can best work with your counties support administrator with Mike Sweetin. Mike is the transition services coordinator and previously a support administrator for Butler County in Ohio.   Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
47:11
February 4, 2019
Autism Stories: Bill Fenbers
On this episode we will talk with Bill Fendbers, the social media facilitator for the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, about the power of volunteering for those with Autism.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
43:29
January 28, 2019
Autism Stories: Kelly Mahler
On this episode we discuss the sensory system you need to know more about with occupational therapist Kelly Mahler. Kelly discusses why its so important to know and be aware of your interoception system on a daily basis. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To learn more about Kelly and interoception please visit http://mahlerautism.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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
24:33
January 21, 2019
Autism Stories: Mary Ellen Greacen
On this episode of Autism Stories Mary Ellen Gracean, the Vice President of Operations at the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, discusses the importance of  employment, mentoring, and social opportunities. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
22:05
January 14, 2019
Autism Stories: Haley Moss
On this episode of Autism Stories we will talk about life for college students with Autism with Haley Moss. Haley is the author of  "A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders". Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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
24:05
January 7, 2019
Autism Stories: Dr. Lamar Hardwick
In this Christmas Eve edition of Autism Stories listen to our interview with Dr. Lamar Hardwick. He will discuss being diagnosed with Autism as an adult as well as being a pastor, father, and husband.  Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. If you would like to learn more about Lamar please 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 Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted).
34:34
December 24, 2018
Autism Stories: Barb Rutt
In this episode of Autism Stories, Barb Rutt discusses self advocacy, human sexuality, and how to work best with families .She has been advocating for adults and children with disabilities for over 25 years and is currently the Disability & Outreach Advocate for Genesis House Domestic Violence Center. To learn more about Genesis House visit their website at http://www.genesishouseshelter.org. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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December 17, 2018
Autism Stories: Eric Metzger
In this episode of Autism Stories, Eric Metzger discusses the different aspects of community and how we must think differently about them in order to best support people with Autism to reach their true potential. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To get in touch with Eric and learn more about Integration and Advocacy from Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services email Eric.Metzger@hamiltondds.org or call (513) 559-6695. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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December 10, 2018
Autism Stories: Debbie Picker
In this episode of Autism Stories, Debbie Picker of Fare Cle discusses how her organization is finding ways to help people with Autism meet their transportation needs. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To get in contact with Debbie and learn more about Fare Cle visit https://fare-cle.org/. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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December 3, 2018
Autism Stories: Anne Tapia
Did you know that the neuroscience community believes that those with Autism may be at greater risk for trauma than the rest of our population? On this episode of Autism Stories Anne Tapia of the Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio discusses the important work she does as well as dealing with trauma for people with Autism. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who help teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. To get in touch with Anne and learn more about the Regional Autism Advisory Council email anne.tapia@cchmc.org or call (513) 636 7616. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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November 26, 2018
Autism Stories: Cathy Hughes
Autism Stories connects you with amazing people in the Autism community. On this episode of Autism Stories Cathy Hughes of Achieving True Self discuss her dramatic entrance into the Autism community and the importance of people with Autism developing community. To get in touch with Cathy and learn more about Achieving True Self visit http://achievingtrueself.com or call (866) 287-2036 ext. 101. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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November 18, 2018
Autism Stories: Andrew November
Autism Stories connects you with amazing people in the Autism community who help teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. In this episode Andrew November, of Liner Legal, educates us on social security disability and the importance of this for many with Autism to live independently. To learn more about Andrew and Liner Legal visit https://linerlegal.com or call (216) 282-1773. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two casts that liver at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" (however, she is waiting for songs to be copyrighted). 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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November 11, 2018
Autism Stories: Amanda Tipkemper
Autism Stories connects you with amazing people in the Autism community. Learn how they help teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful. In the first episode of Autism Stories hear our interview with Amanda Tipkemper, Autism Services Manager at the Childrens Home of Cincinnati. Listen as Amanda discusses employment and the importance of learning from adults with Autism. To get in contact with Amanda and learn more about the Children's Home of Cincinnati visit https://www.thechildrenshomecinti.org/, email asd@thechildrenshomecinti.org, or call (513) 272-2800. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 26 year old part time college student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house(BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance and watch movies with her husband in her free time. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel like she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24" made (however, sheis waiting for her songs to be copyrighted). 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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November 4, 2018