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SOS Sides of the Spectrum

SOS Sides of the Spectrum

By Aiden Lee
SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM, by Aiden Lee

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‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen who loves art, people and technology. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?

‘Nothing about us without us’. Is our credo. (That’s why this is not a podcast of NT’s telling you about autism, it’s about me on the spectrum taking you on a creative adventure of unplanned surprises and total entertainment.

It’s about real life - real issues - SOS
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SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Melanie - Episode 19
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Melanie - Episode 19 Melanie Taddeo is a passionate advocate who at the age of 21 suffered a massive stroke that left her completely paralyzed on her left side and legally blind. After years of therapy she was able to regain her independence. She went on to become the first legally blind teacher to graduate in Ontario, a certified special education teacher with over 20 years of experience in program development, fundraising, community outreach, volunteer management, and public speaking. Melanie founded Connect 4 Life and Voices 4 Ability based on her personal experience of the lack of programs for people with disabilities that promote independence. She has made it her goal to help empower others to achieve their dreams despite the challenges they may face. http://melanietaddeo.ca Welcome to SOS 'Sides of the Spectrum' a podcast series, where we talk about everyone and everything in our neuro-diverse universe. As someone who lives with autism, ADHD and anxiety, I advocate that our brains are different, we are constantly learning and developing skills and that EVERYONE has a story. This podcast is ever-evolving, offering interviews, stories, ideas, motivational/inspirational messages that will fill your heart with positive emotions. 
19:25
November 13, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with musician Bruce Petherick - Episode 18
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with musician Bruce Petherick - Episode 18 In this episode we interview Bruce Petherick who is a neurodiverse (ASD) musician, and a creator of Acoustic Spaces living in Calgary, Canada. He has performed music around the world playing various styles from Classical, Jazz, to Musical Theatre. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
34:44
October 22, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Truth and Reconciliation - Episode 17
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. In this episode we talk to our good friend Christine Joseph Davis about the tragic and painful history and impacts of resident schools in Canada. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
13:38
September 29, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Frances Pace - Episode 16
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Frances Pace - Episode 16 In this episode we interview Frances Pace, who is part of The Oakville Community Foundation, an organization who’s focus in the future of its Oakville community through long-term investments like its community initiatives and programs like the Community Classroom program to fund arts, heritage and culture programming for all of Oakville’s public funded elementary students. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
36:48
September 19, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Music Producer Alex Hanes - Episode 15
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Musician Alex Hanes - Episode 15 In this episode we talk to Alex, an accomplished Toronto based music producer with over 10 years of experience in the Canadian music industry. Alex founded The Production Project in 2021 after offering music courses through Project Autism. Alex shares his love and passion for music and he talks about how helping community can change the world.   Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
24:26
August 25, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Dr Margo Shuttleworth - Episode 14
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Dr Margo Shuttleworth HDSB Trustee, Professor & Researcher - Episode 14 Aiden interviews Dr Margo Shuttleworth, she is a HDSB Trustee, Education Professor & Researcher. She is also a mother and raises her family in the city of Burlington. She is actively involved with her community, from coaching her son's baseball team to founding a non profit in Burlington called the Age Friendly Initiative Margo is all about staying in touch and taking part as a community advocate.
14:02
August 12, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Director and Producer Chris Power - Episode 13
Today we are interviewing someone I not only admire, but I call my friend, he is an amazing actor, drama buff, creative writer/ producer and a dad to a cute 14 month baby boy named, BEN  PLease welcome to our show - Chris Power.  He is an inspiration for me and I am sure many of you will feel the same after listening to this great episode.
29:20
July 20, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Meet Special Olympics Athlete Zoe - Episode 12
In this episode we welcome Zoe to the podcast. Zoe and Aiden had met during their Special Olympics training for the 2018 Special Olympics National Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. They talk about Special Olympics, Marie Kondo and her love for swimming and alpine skiing. Zoe talks about her challenges growing up and learning to take one day at a time. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
25:36
June 23, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Meet Madeline - Episode 11
In this episode we welcome Madeline to the podcast. She is volunteering with Project Autism Canada as part of her cooperative education placement at school as she loves working with children and giving back to community she naturally is a perfect fit. Aiden and Madeline chat about covid and how it has changed her routine both at school and home. It was a blast getting to know Madeline and what she hopes to do once the world is back to normal.  Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
17:53
June 13, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Kevin (Part 4) - Episode 10
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect (Part 4) Ep. 10 SOS host Aiden Lee interviews the crew of Youth Connect, a new Youtube original show about neurodistinct youth connecting during covid. They bring you the latest in video game, entertainment, local and world news. We welcome Kevin Aruja from Youth Connect. Kevin covers both the local Canadian news and weather as part of our news and entertainment crew. Tune in, learn more about these amazing individuals and the challenges they face as a news crew in producing this community inspired show. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
11:10
June 5, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Nibras (Part 3) - Episode 9
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Nibras (Part 3) - Episode 9 News and entertainment is a huge deal for our YOUTH CONNECT crew. Each member works hard to collect information, research and then write their individual piece to add to this group production. Practice takes a huge portion of time and although we have done over 35 weeks of YOUTH CONNECT - it is still a learning curve. But for today’s special guest. Nibras -public speaking has always been his passion. He is a poet, a writer and a speaker and has won a few awards for his excellent work. https://apoetsworkshop.mystrikingly.com/ Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
22:00
May 27, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Joshua (Part 2) - Episode 8
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Joshua (Ep. 8) This episode we have another member of the YOUTH CONNECT team - Joshua. So many of you know YOUTH CONNECT is a news/entertainment show that is streamed live on Fridays at 3:00pm EST. The team is made up of youth of all abilities for the purpose of producing current news and entertainment to keep other youth and adults up-to date, informed and connected. Joshua talks about his love for broadcasting and his hope to one day work for CBC. Having autism does not stop Joshua from being the best he can be. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
08:15
May 21, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect's Jeffrey (Part 1) - Episode 7
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Interview with Youth Connect Part 1 Ep. 7 We are back! To jump start 2021, SOS host Aiden Lee interviews the crew of Youth Connect, a new Youtube original show about neurodistinct youth connecting during covid. They bring you the latest in video game, entertainment, local and world news. Our first guest is Jeffrey a musician, and a rockstar. He is our musical inspiration that completes our live shows and brings joy to all the viewers. Tune in, learn more about these amazing individuals and the challenges they face as a news crew in producing this community inspired show. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
11:40
May 14, 2021
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Pride Month Interview Episode 6
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Pride Month Interview Episode 6 In our first ever SOS Interview series, Aiden invites a special guest his good friend Marcus Logan, who is a YMCA Peace Medal recipient and an active member of the LGBTQ+ community. June is National Pride Month. They talk about the origins of gay pride movement locally and help people can learn more and support this movement and how to become a trusted ally. We need to push for more equality and acceptance and stress the importance of being one community. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
20:20
June 20, 2020
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Time Travel Episode 5
SOS Sides of the Spectrum Podcast - Episode 5 Time Travel In Episode 5 Aiden and Bill discuss their favourite time travel movies and video games as well as the ramifications of time travel, the allure of this particular genre and reflecting on the past and how those experiences helped shape them into becoming who they are now.  Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
19:48
May 10, 2020
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Social Distancing Ep. 4
Social Distancing - Sides of the Spectrum Ep. 4 What is Social Distancing? Social distancing means staying away from busy places like malls, movie theatres or airplanes. Activities or events may be cancelled to keep people safe and healthy. You may get upset or frustrated about not being able to do the things you normally do. But understanding why we practice social distancing will help keep everyone safe and healthy. For many of us, it means a change to our routine which is not always easy. I interview Bill over the phone and ask him how he's adjusting to the social isolation and we discuss what works and doesn't work for many in our community. Join us for another episode of SOS Sides of the Spectrum!
19:44
April 1, 2020
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Creepy eyes Ep. 3
In our third episode we talk about the 'Creepy eyes' and making eye contact when talking to people. Looking someone in the eyes while talking can be very uncomfortable without a bit of practice. Our hosts Aiden and Bill discuss why it makes them uncomfortable and what techniques they both use to help them overcome eye contact anxiety.  Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
15:35
March 17, 2020
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Try try again Ep. 2
SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM, by Aiden Lee and Bill Connolly In our second episode we talk about 'Try try again'. It's not about the first try. It's about how we practice to get things right and the satisfaction of trying and getting better at things. Our dynamics hosts Aiden and Bill talk about improving no matter what your age or ability the key is not giving up and trying out new things. Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter?
15:13
March 16, 2020
SOS Sides of the Spectrum - Video Games Ep. 1
SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM, by Aiden Lee and Bill Connolly Our podcast series, ‘Sides Of the Spectrum’ addresses what’s it like living with autism, ADHD and anxiety for an exuberant teen and a self-diagnosed adult. What goes on behind the scenes of the spectrum? What works and what doesn’t? Who is who and why does it matter? ‘Nothing about us without us’. Is our credo. (That’s why this is not a podcast of NT’s telling you about autism, it’s about two guys on the spectrum taking you on a creative adventure of unplanned surprises and total entertainment. It’s about real life - real issues - SOS “ I know both Aiden and Bill and let me tell you these are two dynamic, funny individuals. They will bring you creative content that will have you learning, laughing and ready to tackle anything that comes in your way. “ Jenna Hung
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March 11, 2020