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Autism Stories

By Autism Personal Coach/Doug Blecher

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

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Autism Stories: Demi Rivera
Autism Stories: Demi Rivera
“I personally am not an eye contact person. So, when I'm working with my clients it's nice that neither of us have that expectation that we have to make eye contact, we have to shake each others' hand, we have to have small talk. Realistically, we don't have to do that. We're both very comfortable with each other, and that alone has made it easier to work in my career because I know I am understood by my clients,” says Demi Rivera. Demi joins this episode to discuss running a hair salon that supports neurodivergent minds and what she does to make sure her business is inclusive. To learn more about Demi and Talking Hairs visit https://linktr.ee/talking_hairs. If you could subscribe on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:47
November 28, 2022
Autism Stories: Elizabeth Bonker
Autism Stories: Elizabeth Bonker
“There's so much work that needs to be done to gain communication for the estimated 31 million human beings who are locked in a silent cage. I want to make sure we focus on the initiatives that will help the greatest number of non-speakers to learn to type, so they may live full lives,” says Elizabeth Bonker. Elizabeth joins this episode to discuss her non profit that is empowering non-speakers to live meaningful lives and her commencement address that went viral. To learn more about Elizabeth and Communication 4 All visit https://communication4all.org. If you could subscribe on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
09:28
November 21, 2022
Autism Stories: Izabelle Azevedo
Autism Stories: Izabelle Azevedo
“I'd really like to tell more stories about women growing up not knowing that they are autistic, like finding out later in life, in their 20s 30s 40s. And exploring both sides of it. Not only the good part, but not only the bad part. I like to see both sides of the coin. I'd like to show what are the challenges, but if there is a good part, what is it?” says Izabelle Azevedo. Izabelle joins this episode to talk about her film Purple Heather, how solitude is helpful in her life, and stories she would like to tell in the future. To watch Isabelle’s film visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1p5_HS77QL4 . your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
42:38
November 14, 2022
Autism Stories: Taylor Heaton
Autism Stories: Taylor Heaton
“ know that I just love being alone; I love spending time by myself. I think that has been frowned upon, especially for girls, especially in high school. You wanna be social, and you wanna connect, and you wanna be at all the things and make the connections. Looking back, I wish I could've told myself, hey, it's okay to enjoy time by yourself and to be entertained by yourself. I would've let myself kind of chill,” says Taylor Heaton. Taylor joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how life would be different if she knew she was autistic in high school, her experience as a homecoming queen, and how finding resources that are actually helpful to autistics. To learn more about Taylor visit https://www.momonthespectrum.life. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
01:21:26
November 07, 2022
Autism Stories: Marianne Eloise
Autism Stories: Marianne Eloise
“ I think it helps the emotional thing, cause it's not just the logic of knowing about death and stuff. For me, it was more learning a lot more about death denial and how it impacts people, and how important grieving proper is. I think if I didn't have that foundation before I lost someone who meant so much to me, I would be even more lost,” says Marianne Eloise. Marianne joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss learning about things you are fearful of and her book Obsessive, Intrusive, Magical Thinking. To learn more about Marianne visit https://www.marianneeloise.com. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
44:02
October 31, 2022
Autism Stories: Matthew Lawrence
Autism Stories: Matthew Lawrence
"There's so many life coaches out there. Just like there's so many doctors, and there's so many psychologists and psychiatrists, and occupational therapists....but there's not a lot of autistic ones. And I thought, how amazing is it that I Can go out there, and I can speak to somebody, and I know what they're going through, and I can help them. There's not a lot out there, but it's such a necessary thing,” says Matthew Lawrence. Matthew joins this episode to discuss being a life coach, the autistic experience in different countries, and what autistic joy means to him. To learn more about Matthew visit https://www.theautisticcoach.com. 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
03:32:20
October 24, 2022
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
“I am telling the story one last time- my life leading up to my diagnosis, what it looked like before, and a little of what it looked like after- and that's pretty much it. I want to be hired for other things. Not that I won't still talk about my story, but I don't want it to be the focus of why people are hiring me. I want to be a part of the bigger conversations around disability in leadership,” says Becca Lory Hector. Becca joins the 200th episode of Autism Stories to discuss writing her new book, autistic burnout, and moving halfway across the United States. To learn more about Becca visit https://www.trulyinclusiveleadership.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episodes 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
57:38
October 17, 2022
Autism Stories: Jody O’Neil
Autism Stories: Jody O’Neil
"4 of the cast were autistic and 2 were not autistic. That I felt was important as well. I didn't want people to look at the play and be able to say, "oh look, there's the autistic people doing their thing over there." I wanted people to say, "It's okay for all of us to be in this room together, and look how much better it is,” says Jody O’Neil. Jody joins this episode to discuss her play "What I Don't Know about Autism", how the theatre can be more inclusive, and what she wants to continue to learn about autism. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episodes 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
01:13:46
October 10, 2022
Autism Stories: Angela Locashio
Autism Stories: Angela Locashio
“Sex is deemed an inappropriate subject. People either shut down or they start giggling, or maybe they just blurt out everything and say too much. It is deemed inappropriate and something to be ashamed of. There's so much shame in our country in the way that people think about sex. We are oversexualized when it comes to the media, but we're also very shamed when it comes to our personal selves. It really is confusing,” says Angela Locashio. Angela joins this episode to discuss being a clinical sexologist, the impact of sex on the lives of autsitics, and what it means to be an intersectional octopus. To learn more about Angela visit https://www.mamapistachio.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episodes 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
01:25:35
October 03, 2022
Autism Stories: Dominique Cyntryn
Autism Stories: Dominique Cyntryn
“One of the main things that I'm in charge of is granting ADA requests. I want an employee to be super comfortable with me, and know that I will go after their manager looking for approval for an ADA accommodation. I just had to do so a couple weeks ago. There was a lot of back and forth with the manager, but I really stick to my guns- I'm here to help employees out,” says Dominique Cyntryn. Dominique joins this episode to discuss granting her fellow employees ADA requests as well as her other responsibilities as a benefits analyst. To learn more about Dominique visit https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/dominiquecytryn. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episodes 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
56:07
September 26, 2022
Autism Stories: Vanessa Quinn
Autism Stories: Vanessa Quinn
"I also use self disclosure as a therapist. I am very open about being neurodivergent and struggling with that myself, which I think makes a big difference. Because I've learned that neurodivergent people tend to build relationships and share information through storytelling. I tell my stories, they tell their stories, we share special interests to build rapport. Everything is custom to the neurodivergent client's experience “ says Vanessa Quinn. Vanessa joins this episode to discuss being a neurodivergent therapist and inclusive waiting rooms. To learn more about Vanessa and her services visit https://www.bloomtherapycincinnati.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episodes 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 are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
33:23
September 19, 2022
Autism Stories: Gregory Tino
Autism Stories: Gregory Tino
"I am partial to children's books because I feel children have an open mind. To me, autism needs children to understand us because they are in school with autistics everyday. I want autistics to feel understood and accepted. My childhood would've been much better if that had happened for me,” says Gregory Tino. Gregory joins this episode to discuss his new book “The Autistic Boy in the Unruly Body: Autism and I Series" and the experiences of apraxic autistics. To learn more about Gregory visit https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCtb4PV6YCEtrrSyeZ2ZeTMA and search for his books on Amazon. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
53:32
September 12, 2022
Autism Stories: Jackie Schuld
Autism Stories: Jackie Schuld
“Running my own art therapy private practice has been one of the greatest vehicles for self growth I've ever had, because I have to take ownership of every single decision in my practice. Do I want to maintain my policies? It's been such a process of looking at myself and standing true to my values, and designing my practice in a way that both really meets my clients' needs, but also meets my own needs,” says Jackie Schuld. Jackie Schuld joins this episode to discuss how art therapy can be helpful to autistics. Jackie also talks with us about coaching other therapists who are running their own private practice and coaching them to achieve the goals with their businesses. To learn more about Jackie visit https://www.jackieschuld.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would like to learn more about the personal development course for autistics please visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com/selfdefinedliving
31:09
September 05, 2022
Autism Stories: Mara McLoughlin
Autism Stories: Mara McLoughlin
“The first 15 minutes of class, we are teaching about the brain. We are teaching about the autistic neurotype and the strengths. It's a strengths-based approach, because you gotta play to the strengths. It's not fun to be in a situation where like oh, here's something that you're not good at, let's just keep on doing that, because you're not good at it. That's so deflating,” says Mara McLoughlin. Mara joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss teaching social skills taking a neurodiversity affirming approach. Mara also talks with us about being appointed to Oregon Commission for Autism and the interventions subcommittee. To learn more about Mara visit https://irlsocialskills.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would like to learn more about the personal development course for autistics please visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com/selfdefinedliving
02:47:17
August 29, 2022
Autism Stories: Jaime A. Heidel
Autism Stories: Jaime A. Heidel
"I don't understand when someone gives me something that's more than three steps, I can't do it and I just panic, but I can write you a book in three days. It's one of the reasons that I have trouble with functioning labels, and why the autistic community in general, has trouble with functioning labels. Because you can't call someone like me high-functioning because that's not accurate, and you can't call me low-functioning because that's not accurate. They're both accurate depending on what's going on,” says Jaime A. Heidel. Jaime joins this episode us to discuss “The Articulate Autistic”, step by step instructions, and setting boundaries. To learn more about Jaime and her blog visit https://www.thearticulateautistic.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would like to learn more about the personal development course for autistics please visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com/selfdefinedliving
01:05:44
August 22, 2022
Autism Stories: Ziale Evans
Autism Stories: Ziale Evans
"I've been preparing to move and I know it's gonna be a big change, so I've been prepping myself, sort of, and trying to prepare what in my routine is gonna stay the same. That's brought me a lot of comfort. I also went to a support group for late-diagnosed autistis last week, and I got some amazing advice from them. They said to have all your comfort items easily accessible,” says Ziale Evans. Ziale joins this episode to discuss how moving takes a toll on her mental health, the sensory nightmares of shopping, and creating videos on social media. To learn more about Ziale find her at https://www.TikTok.com/@zialeevans . To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would like to learn more about the personal development course for autistics please visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com/selfdefinedliving
27:48
August 15, 2022
Autism Stories: Neisha Hirsch
Autism Stories: Neisha Hirsch
“Design, and art as a larger umbrella, is storytelling. Just like music is storytelling, even without lyrics. I think that we all tell stories. I really feel that every single thing we experience is some sort of story. We tell ourselves stories; everything that comes out of our mouths is a story. It's how we navigate the world,” says Neisha Hirsch. Neisha joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss the impact of storytelling on our lives, her business Shadow Sage Designs, and how tarot has been helpful to her. To learn more about Neisha and Shadow Sage Designs visit https://www.shadowsagedesigns.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:10
August 08, 2022
Autism Stories: Iris Warchall
Autism Stories: Iris Warchall
“Sometimes autistic movement differences can cause pain or functional limitations, and sometimes they are truly just differences. They may look different from the "reference norm," but they actually work just fine for that person and their body. It takes a lot of teamwork between the patient and the provider in order to tease that out,” says Iris Warchall. Iris joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss autistic movement differences, being a physical therapist, and anti-ableist and neurodiversity-affirming healthcare. To learn more about Iris visit http://iriswarchall.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
31:11
August 01, 2022
Autism Stories: Heini Natri
Autism Stories: Heini Natri
“The last commissions paper about the future of clinical autism research I think is a very good example of how there is mismatch between the priorities and needs of autistic people and the priorities of researchers. Autistic people should be included as equal partners in autism research, but that is currently rarely happening,” says Heini Natri. Heini joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her career as a computational biologist and functional genomics as well talk about research that benefits the autistic community. To learn more about Heini visit https://www.heinimnatri.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
13:28
July 25, 2022
Autism Stories: Amanda Hebert Hughes
Autism Stories: Amanda Hebert Hughes
“The lines are so meaningful. Whenever you're capturing something, the lines alone can trigger the mind to know what you're looking at- just the lines. Using clean lines and just spotlighting certain colors, I'm filtering out all of that extra information that even neurotypical minds have to sort through,” says Amanda Hebert Hughes. Amanda joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss creating art that caters to neurodivergent minds as well as being an author and illustrator for a children's book. To learn more about Amanda visit https://www.amandaheberthughes-americanartist.com. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:59
July 18, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Wenn Lawson and Fergus Murray
Autism Stories: Dr. Wenn Lawson and Fergus Murray
“There are so many community priorities that have just not had anywhere close to adequate research, and I think that part of the reason why the research hasn't gone further, is because they haven't, for the most part, they have not had an adequate theory of autism. They're trying to make sense of this phenomena without a uniform theory to ground it on.” Dr. Wenn Lawson and Fergus Murray return to Autism Stories to discuss their website which is a central resource for learning about monotropism. To learn more about monotropism please visit https://monotropism.org. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
01:19:51
July 11, 2022
Autism Stories: Denielle Rose
Autism Stories: Denielle Rose
“There are certain things that neurotypical researchers are doing that I appreciate, but they get things wrong. Fundamentally they don’t understand the experiential side of things. Then experience alone doesn’t always work because a lot of us are living with multiple diagnoses so I love the idea of teaming up and finding patterns and themes and starting to understand,” says Denielle Rose. Denielle Rose joins this episode to discuss critical psychology, neurodivergent households, and autism assessments. To learn more about Denielle visit https://www.Instagram.com/autistic_prose. To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
27:48
July 04, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Beckie Akroyd
Autism Stories: Dr. Beckie Akroyd
“When I came back off my period of time out with burnout I suddenly realized we need a top down disclosure approach to mental health problems. If senior doctors aren’t disclosing, if patients get that doctors don’t get that then it becomes more stigmatized. If we don’t disclose nobody else will disclose. Openness means that somebody else who is struggling may feel like they can talk about their mental health problems too. Autism is not a mental health problem, but may come with mental health problems too,” says Dr. Becky Akroyd. Dr. Akroyd joins this episode to discuss being a medical doctor, why waiting rooms are overwhelming, and the work of Autistic Doctors International. To learn more about Autistic Doctors International visit https://autisticdoctorsinternational.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
28:36
June 27, 2022
Autism Stories: Carole Jean Whittington
Autism Stories: Carole Jean Whittington
“These are all components we experience that vary from the neuromajority sexual experience. The more we can talk about the more we can start having dialogue around this and sharing with one another what we experience and don’t like frees us up from internalized Shane and empowers us to live our best thriving life what serves us or aligns with us especially sexually,” says Carol Jeane Whittington. Carole Jean joins this episode to talk about autistics and sex, her podcast for late identified autistics, and how to flip the script on a high conflict conversation online. To learn more about Carol Jeane visit https://socialautie.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
27:38
June 20, 2022
Autism Stories: Vikram Kumar
Autism Stories: Vikram Kumar
“In our quest for perpetual comfort, we grab at every resource to enhance our short life. This selfish exploitation is directly creating it. We are already in a state of happiness if our thoughts move beyond material and physical comforts. We are in paradise and need to preserve it,” says Vikram Kumar. Vikram joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his poetry, spelling to communicate, and learning multiple languages. To learn more about Vikram find him on twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/SilentPoetVik or read the article his dad wrote about him at http://bit.ly/3wfsUm4 .To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
11:52
June 13, 2022
Autism Stories: David Crisp
Autism Stories: David Crisp
“Particularly in the medical profession, sometimes the answer is to want to physically do something, to fix something, to want to make something better. It’s not meant in a negative way, but sometimes the answer is to stand back, give it a couple of minutes, and see what happens. If they calm down on their own, they don’t need medication,” says David Crisp. Davis joins this episode to discuss autism-specific training for frontline staff in the health and social care sectors. He also talks about over 109 trainings that he has completed in learning to support other autistic people. To learn more about David and Wired 4 Autism visit https://wired4autism.co.uk. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you are looking for extraordinary support support to live self-sufficient and purpose-driven lives through customized coaching then visit https://www.autismpersonalcoach.com. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:21
June 06, 2022
Autism Stories: Christele Gassant
Autism Stories: Christele Gassant
“I was so fascinated with human interaction and emotions, of course from having to mask and study that. I really enjoyed how words on a page can make me feel and how I can use those to express myself better and to have others understand what I want to express,” says Christele Gassant. Christele joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her collection of poetry and the factors that led to him not getting an autism diagnosis until adulthood. To learn more about Christele visit https://instagram.com/wild_ambrosia?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autismpersonalcoach. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:17
May 30, 2022
Autism Stories:Colleen Harrison
Autism Stories:Colleen Harrison
"Astrology I now know is undoubtedly my special interest. It was bringing me back to life while I was learning about it, and learning about it was unpacking all my trauma and helping me see parts of myself that I'd never been able to either acknowledge at all before or was seeing in a much more healthy light,” says Colleen Harrison. Colleen joins this episode to discuss how astrology has allowed her to have a better relationship with herself. She also discusses how astrology can be helpful with dealing with autistic burnout. To learn more about Colleen visit https://www.Instagram.com/a neurodivergentastrologer. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
36:57
May 23, 2022
Autism Stories: Purple Ella
Autism Stories: Purple Ella
“I've lived a really long time not knowing that I'm autistic. Since people weren't being diagnosed with autism when I was a child, that must mean there's actually loads of people like me out there who are autistic and either haven't realized or are just finding out. Maybe it would be useful if I talk about it on the internet?” says Purple Ella. Ella Ella joins this episode to discuss being a digital content creator in regards to discussing her autism, ADHD, and chronic illness. We also discuss with Ella about the strategies she has developed to self regulate. To learn more about Ella please visit https://www.purpleella.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:07
May 16, 2022
Autism Stories: Olivia McAdams
Autism Stories: Olivia McAdams
"In many anime and manga, there are characters with disabilities, but for the majority, either they're used as a reason for the main character to protect the evils of the world from. Usually, as the stories progress, they fade into the background. That wasn't the case with Code Gease,” says Olivia McAdams. Olivia joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss disability and autonomy in anime characters, learning Japanese, and her recent admittance into a masters program for disability and human development. To read Olivia’s article that we referenced in this episode visit https://www.cripcrapmedia.com/blog/blog-post-title-one-rlaje-ee6x8-j2efw. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
25:26
May 09, 2022
Autism Stories: Sonny Hallet
Autism Stories: Sonny Hallet
"We noticed at that point there were, anecdotally, trends in the community, which both I'd experienced and other people have experienced around not being able to access mental health services, and also, having very negative experiences if they had access to mental health services. We wanted to see, basically, how much that was anecdotal or how much that was a trend,” says Sonny Hallett. Sonny joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being part of a committee that developed a report regarding the problems with mental health support for autistic people, their work as a counselor, and how to identify training that is helpful to autistic people. To learn more about Sonny visit https://autisticmentalhealth.uk. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:23
May 02, 2022
Autism Stories: Rohit Dixit
Autism Stories: Rohit Dixit
“The most and biggest hurdle is communication, because of my sensory, mind, and body issues which distract my actions. RPM helps me to communicate and provide a means to learn academics. Being an autistic adult itself is a hurdle. In spite of all these challenges, I try to focus and do my best to become a journalist,” says Rohit Dixit. Rohit joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss communicating through RPM, his desire to be a journalist, and his 15 years of blogging. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
11:02
April 25, 2022
Autism Stories: Jude Morrow
Autism Stories: Jude Morrow
“One of the sexist marketing words in the world people view is neurodiversity, but it's so much more than that. It's more than a marketing word, it's more than just a nice concept to put in your advertising in a bid to get more people in. Because you can see very quickly the people that have taken this approach: oh, let's just scribble out autism and just put neurodiversity there,” says Jude Morrow. Jude to discuss businesses that are truly supporting autistic and neurodivergent minds, changing careers from a social worker to a CEO, and about the NYC Autism Tech, Innovation, and Career Expo in which he will be a keynote speaker for the event this May. To learn more about the NYC Autism Tech Innovation, and Career Expo and get tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-autism-tech-innovation-career-expo-tickets-264306657327. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
24:46
April 18, 2022
Autism Stories: Danny Whitty
Autism Stories: Danny Whitty
“My podcast arose because I wanted to share more stories about real, authentic people working to conserve the ocean, and to share its wonder with a diverse audience. I wanted to share my own journey learning to become a water person. And I wanted to see if hosting a podcast as a minimally-speaking autistic was possible,” says Danny Whitty. Danny joins this episode to discuss his podcast The Ocean & Us, his sister as his communication regulation partner, and strategies he uses when he becomes dysregulated. To learn more Danny Whitty and his podcast visit https://Dannywithwords.com. To updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:54
April 11, 2022
Autism Stories: Christiana Koch, Joe Wells, and R3llie.
Autism Stories: Christiana Koch, Joe Wells, and R3llie.
If you missed Stimmy Vibrations here is a chance to listen to the Autism Stories episode for the event. Christiana Koch joins this episode to discuss working remotely, her journey moving away from STEM, and her essential role in making Stimmy Vibrations a reality. We also feature the comedy of Joe Wells and R3llie on this episode. To learn more about Christiana Koch you can find her on LinkedIn. To learn more about Joe Wells and R3llie you can find them on Instagram. e updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
54:16
April 04, 2022
Autism Stories: Lindy Treece
Autism Stories: Lindy Treece
"What I find a lot with the autistic community, is that it's really hard for us to break through that, what I nicknamed, the puzzle piece ceiling. There are just so many spaces that are designed to not have autistic input, that it can be really distressing and exhausting having to push against them all the time," says Lindy Treece. Lindy joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her activism, why she prefers to to be called an activist instead of a self-advocate, and what led her pursue a masters degree in social work. To learn more about Lindy visit https://lindytreece.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:06
March 28, 2022
Autism Stories: Ezekiel-Bethany Goff
Autism Stories: Ezekiel-Bethany Goff
"I do have to say that getting aide support is difficult in the current climate. Even though I have 15 hours a week approved by insurance, I am looking at hiring less-experienced aides out of pocket through the internet and word of mouth because we spent nearly a year trying to find an agency to cover my 15 insurance hours," says Ezekiel-Bethany Goff. Ezekiel-Bethany joins this episode to discuss their experiences with interdependent living and how  speaking ability can very easily change based on circumstances.  To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:23
March 21, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Sarai Pahla
Autism Stories: Dr. Sarai Pahla
"There's probably a company or a person in the world who wants to be active in a field that has to do with your special interest, who wants to globalize their service, and that's the key thing. The fact that we're all so connected  means that having subject matter expertise in something, and having the ability to express that expertise in more than one language is an extremely valuable skill that will only become more valuable with time," says Dr. Sarai Pahla. Dr. Pahla joins this episode to discuss being a medical translator and communication for autistic women. To learn more about Dr. Sarai Phala  visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarai-pahla/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:04
March 14, 2022
Autism Stories: CJ LaFontaine
Autism Stories: CJ LaFontaine
"It surprised me how many things I could find once I was able to kind of organize them. I didn't expect to be able to find that many books, especially written by autistic folks themselves. It didn't seem like there would be a lot out there, and there really is a lot," says CJ LaFontaine. CJ joins this episode to discuss creating The Autistic Book Masterlist, an extensive database dedicated to finding autistic authors and stories. To learn more about The Autistic Booklist visit https://autisticbooklist.wordpress.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:52
March 07, 2022
Autism Stories: Noah Seback
Autism Stories: Noah Seback
"Many times, well-intentioned people, so-called "experts," chart our course, but we are the experts on us. That's why I call myself a lived-experience expert. Non-speakers need to be consulted, and ultimately, be empowered to decide on issues that affect them," says Noah Seback. Noah Seback joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about dispelling myths about non-speakers, starting his business, and  the importance of occupational therapists in the lives of non-speakers. To learn more about Noah and his business visit https://quirkthrives.com/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:33
February 28, 2022
Autism Stories: Ludmila Praslova
Autism Stories: Ludmila Praslova
"When we look at things that specifically are needed for autistic people- clear communication, transparent practices, flexibility- those things for some autistic people are absolutely necessary to be able to work. Those are also things that make everyone else much happier in the workplace. So, if you design for the margin, then really all people are going to benefit," says Ludmila Praslova. Ludmila Praslova joins this episode to talk about designing workplaces at the margins, how leadership may look different from neurodivergent minds, and the impact of flow and boundaries for autistics.  To learn more about Ludmila visit her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ludmila-praslova/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 In partnership with ND Renegade, we bring you a limited edition tee for "Stimmy Vibrations: A Day to Celebrate Autistic Voices."It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch, and it does NOT come with an itchy tag. It's comfortable and flattering for men, women, and non-binary folks.100% of profits will go to The Autistic People of Color Fund and other autistic-run organizations. Order yours today at: https://loom.ly/athoSjg Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:51
February 21, 2022
Autism Stories: Mary Nixon-Hahn
Autism Stories: Mary Nixon-Hahn
"I'm the kind of person, I come alongside people. You learn more walking together instead of standing there pointing fingers from a distance. I'm a side by side leader. I always tell my crew, "It's never about me, it's about we," says Mary Nixon-Hahn. Mary joins this episode to talk about being an autistic woman in the US military, her experiences of working in customer service, and authoring a book on creating inclusive employment. To learn more about Mary visit her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-nixon-hahn-4a295492/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:56
February 14, 2022
Autism Stories: Gabrielle Hailstone
Autism Stories: Gabrielle Hailstone
"Growing up, not knowing that I was on the spectrum, it was very, very easy just to people please your way through everything, and not understand, or even recognize your own voice, your own internal dialogue. I think for me, it's about learning how to recognize that internal dialogue that's me, instead of like what I've projected to be me," says Gabrielle Hailstone. Gabrielle  joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about how she uses her music to discuss her autistic identity. Gabrielle also talks with us about ballet as a special interest and what accommodations could be helpful for autistics. To learn more about Gabrielle visit https://www.instagram.com/r3llie/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
23:59
February 07, 2022
Autism Stories: Scott Allen
Autism Stories: Scott Allen
"In fact, being able to have some respect for another person, and to feel understood by them, is really important from a clinical perspective, therapeutically. I often tell clients that if you don't like one counselor, find another one. It should be like looking for breakfast cereal. That if you don't like one just find another one that suites you better," says Scott Allen. Scott joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about his job as a counselor. We also discuss his role in organizing a conference for autistic adults and their allies. To learn more about Scott and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin visit https://autismsouthcentral.org/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
37:56
January 31, 2022
Autism Stories: Elisabeth Wiklander
Autism Stories: Elisabeth Wiklander
"Now I understand that my main issue all the time has been ignorance both with myself and my surroundings. And my real medicine, which is truly helping me to flourish as a human being, is to educate my environment about these cognitive differences and to accept and embrace them as a natural part of human diversity and celebrate them," says Elisabeth Wiklander. Elisabeth joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss embracing her autistiic identity, performing in the London Orchestra, and being the featured cellist on the " The Reason I Jump" soundtrack. To learn more about Elisabeth  visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-wiklander-she-her-991a37157/ To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
39:15
January 24, 2022
Autism Stories: Cole Sorensen
Autism Stories: Cole Sorensen
"That's one of the big things that special education programs can do. Design your curriculum with the assumption that some of the people you're talking about might actually be in the classroom with you. If you think that your curriculum might be uncomfortable for a disabled person to sit through, that's a sign that there's an issue with your curriculum, not that the disabled student doesn't belong there," says Cole Sorensen. Cole joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his experience of studying special education in college and some of the myths of independent living. To learn more about Cole  visit https://twitter.com/semispeaking To learn more about and register for Stimmy Vibrations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stimmy-vibrations-tickets-238011417557?keep_tld=1 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
34:11
January 17, 2022
Autism Stories: Rebecca Faith Quinn
Autism Stories: Rebecca Faith Quinn
"I decided that I really wanted to write a film that explains autism, but shows it in a normal light, like it's something that's no big deal. Because, yes, even though the selling point of my film is that she is autistic, it's still a normal relationship. And I don't feel like a lot of media surrounding autism presents autism in that way," says Rebecca Faith Quinn. Rebecca joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss the film she wrote and acted in about an autistic woman going out on a first date. To watch Rebecca's film visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTVC5UdeItA&t=20s Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:07
January 10, 2022
Autism Stories: Dr. Aimee Grant
Autism Stories: Dr. Aimee Grant
""Although it's a biological function, it's not something straight forward. It's not that you just hover the baby somewhere near the breast and it works. There's a complex range of positioning, attachment, the baby's suck needs to be right. Often, babies are born with an extra little piece of skin under their tongue. That means that their tongue can't move enough to actually help release milk," says Dr. Aimee Grant. Aimee joins us to discuss her research on breastfeeding, executive functioning and sensory challenges in breastfeeding, and the advantages autistic researchers have. when they do qualitative research. To learn more about Aimee visit https://twitter.com/DrAimeeGrant Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
35:13
January 03, 2022
Autism Stories: Sydney Edmond
Autism Stories: Sydney Edmond
"It wasn’t until I was 10 years old that I was introduced to supported typing and Alternative Augmented Communication, or AAC. By having the tactile input I needed, I was able to point to letters on a letterboard, to say exactly what I wanted to say, how I wanted to say it. For the first time, I was able to fully express myself. I soon learned to type on a keyboard with voice output, so it would speak aloud what I had typed. Then I began taking mainstream classes, and I took poetry, and speaking at conferences. And now, at last, I became a contributing member of society. I want to say that, in spite of my great love for writing and painting, my greatest passion is to speak out, to make AAC a mainstream part of the school system so it will be available for everyone. This is where my autism story began to have wings," says Sydney Edmond. Sydney joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her advocating work  for the use of AAC , her love of painting and writing, and being a contributor to the book "Life after Lockdown" that resets perceptions of autism. To learn more about Sydney visit https://www.facebook.com/sydney.edmond.9 Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:26
December 27, 2021
Autism Stories: Ben Breaux
Autism Stories: Ben Breaux
"When looking for a communication partner, I need to see if I connect with them, and I can tell if I will connect with them almost instantly, because I need to trust them with so many important aspects of my life. They become more than just a CRP; they become my family. They need to be patient, but also push me to do the most I can do," says Ben Breaux. Ben joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk discuss what making a good communication regulation partner, why he decided to take the homeschool route, and what he plans to study in college. To learn more about Ben visit https://www.facebook.com/benbreauxautisticspeakshismind/ Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
13:34
December 20, 2021
Autism Stories: Charlie Hart
Autism Stories: Charlie Hart
"We should ask rather than making assumptions. For example, I've had managers say to me, "I've got an autistic member on staff. Does this mean I shouldn't Teams call them?" And my answer to that is, "Please go away and ask that member of staff because we're all individuals," says Charlie Hart. Charlie joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her experience working in human resources, being an ally to autistic co-workers,  and how running has been helpful in her life. To learn more about Charlie visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/ausomecharlie/ Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
27:33
December 13, 2021
Autism Stories: Dawn-joy Leong
Autism Stories: Dawn-joy Leong
"My work is very sensory. I experience and respond to the world very directly through my senses, and as I'm speaking to you or when I write, it is actually a translation. My words are not directly from my immediate experience. I feel that my work and my work with Simon expresses the rich and abundant ecology that is outside neurotypical expression. We want to validate our autistic sensory communication as a real, valuable, and important communication style," says Dawn-joy Leong. Dawn joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her art exhibit that engages you in the sensory world. To learn more about Dawn please visit https://dawnjoyleong.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:36
December 09, 2021
Autism Stories: Andrew Ackner
Autism Stories: Andrew Ackner
"I wasn't a natural athlete at 4 years old. I'm still not a natural athlete to this day. It's all about understanding and being able to speak in the language that your students understand, and that's a language that is inherent. Being autistic is my natural language, so it definitely is an advantage comparing to people who are not on the spectrum. There's more of a learning curve, whereas it just naturally clicks for me when someone on the spectrum needs an instruction," says Andrew Ackner. Andrew joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss sports and fitness programs he created by autistic athletes for autistic athletes. To learn more about Andrew and Autastic Athletics please visit https://autastic-athletics.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:03
December 06, 2021
Autism Stories: Audra Sisak
Autism Stories: Audra Sisak
""I know how to write a research paper basically. I don't know how to creatively sit and just write feelings, that's not my thing. Its difficult, he'll give me a topic. I find it helpful if he gives me something  first. He'll say tell me about your worst vacation then I'm able to flow out ideas from there. Now I've started doing that at home myself where I'll pick out my own ideas from home and write them down," says Audra Sisak. Audra joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about doing stand up comedy, dating for the autistic and disabled community, and her work as a therapist. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:42
November 29, 2021
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
Autism Stories: Becca Lory Hector
"We stay committed and consistent in these jobs or in these situations, whether it's a living situation or a relationship. We stay in them in that dedicated, committed-consistent way, and sometimes we need to just let things go. It is not so easy for us to let things go, or to recognize that we're enjoying the habit of it," says Becca Lory Hector. Becca makes her return to Autism Stories to discuss the concepts of commitment and consistency in relation to the challenges and triumphs of this for autistics. To learn more about Becca please visit https://beccalory.com/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:34
November 22, 2021
Autism Stories: Kristy Forbes
Autism Stories: Kristy Forbes
"There is so much more to being a PDAer than just demand avoidance. There's this incredible, insistent, inherent drive for equity, equality, social justice. There's this beautiful sensitivity, and, again, this incredible, persistent drive for autonomy and freedom. The one thing I will say though is I really respect the way the research is conducted around PDA. There is an active involvement with those who identify or are recognized as PDAers," says Kristy Forbes. Kristy joins this episode to discuss those with a PDA profile, supports that can be helpful to those with this profile, as well as we talk about autistic culture and why understanding about this is so important. To learn more about Kristy please visit https://www.kristyforbes.com.au/. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:03
November 15, 2021
Autism Stories: Luka Brave
Autism Stories: Luka Brave
"I think in the autistic world especially, there's sort of a stereotype that an adult autistic person is either going to be unemployed or in IT. Those are kind of our only options. But that's not true at all! We're such an incredibly diverse group of people with so many different skill sets that if you can throw a dart at any field, you're gonna find some autistics there," says Luka Brave. Luka Brave joins this episode to discuss their diverse experiences inside and outside of the autistic community that led to them coaching other autistics. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
28:04
November 11, 2021
Autism Stories: Manuel Diaz
Autism Stories: Manuel Diaz
"As a kid, I faced many struggles due to being different, including the fact that I didn't learn to read as a kid until I was nine years old, and I had trouble making friends and had to deal with feeling isolated. When people try to discourage me from going into physics, saying it was hard and it would involve a lot of struggles, actually only helped push me further in the direction of physics. Struggle was what I had always known, so why not struggle with something that seemed worthwhile?" says Manuel Diaz. Manuel joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss his passion for physics and  spanish language resources that benefit the autistic community. Be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that.  If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:31
November 08, 2021
Autism Stories: Rachel Dorsey
Autism Stories: Rachel Dorsey
Rachel Dorsey joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss her goal writing course for autistic students, how masking affects this process, and what strengths based learning truly means. To learn more about Rachel visit https://dorseyslp.com. Br updated on the latest Autism Stories episode by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help get your needs met and desires fulfilled then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:21
November 01, 2021
Autism Stories: Kelly Londenberg
Autism Stories: Kelly Londenberg
Kelly Londenberg joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss why accepting her autistic identity was so important in her life, being a certified occupational therapy assistant and the benefits of occupational therapy, and how volunteering greatly helped her on her employment path.
17:45
October 25, 2021
Autism Stories: Phillip Reyes
Autism Stories: Phillip Reyes
“Non-speakers with apraxia need people to believe in their intelligence and give them opportunities to show it. They need to be taught in a more engaging way. I like the back and forth teaching style of Soma. She gives a few sentences of instruction and then asks about it. It isn’t just a series of commands,” says Phillip Reyes. Phillip joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss what you should know about apraxia according to a non-speaker, the importance of friendships in his life, and his goals for the future.
14:46
October 18, 2021
Autism Stories:Ryan Steiner
Autism Stories:Ryan Steiner
“It’s This shared special interest with my daughter. It’s so parallel play, because she does her own thing, I do my own thing, we’re not bothering each other, but we’re together. It’s the best,” says Ryan Steiner. Ryan Chinese this episode of Autism Stories To discuss her running has grown the relationship with him and his daughter in my life only got better as he entered his 30s. To learn more about Ryan find him on Instagram at running_with_kala. Yo be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
22:56
October 11, 2021
Autism Stories:Anderson North
Autism Stories:Anderson North
“When I started to wrestle more regularly, I always wanted to make a point of being openly autistic because you hear a lot of autistic people in other fields, and predominantly in sciences and maybe mathematics. That seems to be quite a common misconception as well with autistic people are all mathematical savants, and that kind of thing. I always wanted to make a point of being openly autistic because it's an unusual field for an autistic person to be in,”says Anderson North. Anderson joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss being as a pro wrestler and how being autistic effects that experience.To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:29
October 04, 2021
Autism Stories: Amanda Harrinauth
Autism Stories: Amanda Harrinauth
""I did some time at university, and everything was really structured and regimented- you have to write it this way, you need to have an outline, you need to have a thesis, you need to have your three main points, and it all needs to flow together...and I'm like, "What? I'm really, really struggling." But I think with poetry, it didn't call for any of those things. It called for me to get out of my own way, my heart to open up, to let my heart do the talking and, more importantly, the writing," says Amanda Harrinauth. Amanda joins this episode to discuss why poetry is so important to her and how being legally blind has intersected with her autism. To learn more about Amanda visit http://www.poetmandy.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:56
September 27, 2021
Autism Stories: Dr. Wenn Lawson
Autism Stories: Dr. Wenn Lawson
"When we're overwhelmed, people try to talk, and have us walking and looking and lots of other things that we're trying to attend to, and that's too overwhelming, too much. It closes us down, cause they're not working with our learning style. They're not working with the way our brains are actually attuned. Monotropism is a theory unlike any other because it totally explains autism in every facet," says Dr. Wenn Lawson. Wenn oins this episode to discuss why understanding monotropism explains autism, upcoming research that will benefit the autistic community, and speaking with the United Nations about ageing and autism. To learn more about Wenn visit http://www.buildsomethingpositive.com/wenn/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:56
September 20, 2021
Autism Stories: Kaye Baugher
Autism Stories: Kaye Baugher
"Modeling is significant because I'm that representation I didn't really get growing up. I'm autistic, I'm queer, I'm curvy, and there weren't a lot of people like me that I got to see modeling.....being able to model and being able to express myself and just feel pretty and feel like I'm making an impact means the world to me," says Kaye Baugher. Kaye joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how the modeling industry can benefit the autistic community. She also discusses September being suicide prevention month and what you should absolutely not do in regards to those that may be interacting with that may be suicidal. To learn more about Kaye visit https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallykaye/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
17:39
September 13, 2021
Autism Stories: Michael Gilberg
Autism Stories: Michael Gilberg
"Prior to Covid, a lot of what I've seen was schools tightening their belts, being less inclined to pay for out of district placements, even if those would be more appropriate for the student, because of money. Covid has been a real game-changer because so many kids are on remote instruction, and we still don't know what the effects of that are gonna fully be," says Michael Gilberg. Michael joins this episode of Autism Stories to joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss how he advocates for the needs of children through disability rights law. To learn more about Michael visit https://www.michaelgilbergesq.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
14:59
September 06, 2021
Autism Stories: David Hall
Autism Stories: David Hall
"Some autistic people do not need certain life skills. We need to be careful with that, we need to base it on the unique needs of the person. I call it interdependent living skills versus independent living skills, because we live in community," says David Hall. David  joins this episode of Autism Stories as we discuss the coaching he provides to the autistic community. To learn more about David and Neuroguides visit https://neuroguides.org/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
30:24
August 30, 2021
Autism Stories: Kayley Whalen
Autism Stories: Kayley Whalen
"Goths were doing mad pride for a very long time, before it became seen as a political movement, because goths talk about depression. Our music's often about depression. Our music's about not fitting the social norms, and what is more about not fitting social norms than being autistic?," says Kayley Whalen. Kayley joins this episode of Autism Stories to discuss to talk about the neurodivergent experience in the goth scene. To learn more about Kayley check her out on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGP_x1NccUPU-vkYkkkCFgg To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
38:09
August 23, 2021
Autism Stories: Summer Farrelly
Autism Stories: Summer Farrelly
"If someone were to have high anxiety at school and need to be able to go for a walk, get a drink, and relax to actually listen. Rather than forcing the person to mask their anxiety which later on will effect their mental state in deteriorating over time. It's the fact that when you empower voices you have be prepared to listen and take into consideration of what their saying," says Summer Farrelly. Summer joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about how people can do a better job of supporting younger autistic voices, what humans can learn from animals, and so much more.  To learn more about Summer visit https://www.facebook.com/Chickens2love  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
19:01
August 16, 2021
Autism Stories: Greg Boheler
Autism Stories: Greg Boheler
"Because I was diagnosed late, and stayed busy with work through school, I never really had the opportunity to connect with the disability community and create that positive neurodivergent identity. This was also one of my first exposures to a group of individuals with disabilities.That's really what pulled me in eventually. I found my people," says Greg Boheler. Greg joins this episode to discuss B3 Coffee,a non-profit pop-up coffee stand dedicated to bringing people together with carefully crafted, specialty coffee. Greg also talks about improving occupational therapy for neurodivergent folks and much more. To learn more about B3 Coffee visit https://b3coffeestand.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
18:52
August 09, 2021
Autism Stories: Ira Eidle
Autism Stories: Ira Eidle
"I saw some more experienced people in the neurodiversity movement say that we need a better archival of what's come before us. There are a lot of people who don't know the history of the neurodiversity movement in the autistic community," says Ira Eidle. Ira  joins this episode of Autism Stories to talk about the history of the neurodiversity movement in the autistic community, Autistic Inclusive Meets USA, and much more. To learn more about the Autistic Archive visit https://sites.google.com/view/autistic-archive/home?fbclid=IwAR0uC71m8s19-gunJ98yTqEArkuIu3-WJCxyBXCAWXfxNObZpGid81Gfy8Q To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:53
August 02, 2021
Autism Stories: James Shirley
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
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
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
Autism Stories: Amelia Slama
"I posted a question about being out about my diagnosis professionally because at the time I wasn't and how clients might perceive that. Some of the people I was talking to said you definitely need to do this we need more people that are. Someone recommended that if I made a directory of (neurodivergent therapists) this would be accessible for other people all across the country," says Amelia Slama. Amelia joins us to talk about her experience as a therapist and creating a directory of neurodivergent therapist in the United States and beyond.   To learn more about Amelia, telesana, and the neurodivergent therapists visit https://telesanaohio.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
20:55
July 05, 2021
Autism Stories: Rachel Hawkins
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
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
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
Autism Stories: Antonio Myers
"It's a thought clarifier. It clarifies things in the past that I had struggled with when I wasn't podcasting. It has helped with my communication skills, my marketability, truly speaking peoples thoughts and when you do that they are really appreciative," says Antonio Myers. Antonio joins us to discuss being a high school valedictorian and the benefits of podcasting in his life.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
15:53
June 07, 2021
Autism Stories: Robyn Steward
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
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
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
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
Autism Stories: Carrie Hall and Louise Stone
"SAP has a really good mentoring program. However, it was really based on neurotypicals doing the mentoring of autistic employees. When I ran a women's group at SAP, I thought we (autistics) could be doing peer mentoring. We could do it better," says Carrie Hall and Louise Stone. Carrie and Louise join us to discuss the creation of the Autistic Women's Alliance and how they are encouraging autistic women to think about, craft, embrace, and express their self-defined individuality within and beyond the workplace. To learn more about the Autistic Women's Alliance visit https://www.autisticwomensalliance.com/ To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
21:11
May 03, 2021
Autism Stories: Sarina Gregoire
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
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
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
Autism Stories: Dennis Hammers
"I didn't even know what an instructional designer was. I did my own research and from what I read thought this would actually be a pretty interesting field. When you don't learn like everyone else you feel left out. I realized as an instructional designer I might be able to help shape curriculum or instructional materials for people on the spectrum," says Dennis Hammers. Dennis joins us to talk about being an instructional designer as well as his experience of being an autistic actor in a film.  To be updated on the latest Autism Stories episode subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. If you could give us a positive rating and review on your favorite listening platform we would really appreciate that. If you want  to reduce your overwhelm and help getting all the things you need ,then book a free zoom call now with Autism Personal Coach https://calendly.com/autimspersonalcoach/60min. If you are not comfortable with video then we can turn your video off for the call. If you would be interested in being interviewed on Autism Stories or would like to be a sponsor send an email to doug.blecher@autismpersonalcoach.com.
29:21
April 05, 2021
Autism Stories: Amy Root
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
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
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 favor