135 episodes

Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

Have a question or story for us? E-mail us at SpectrumlySpeaking@gmail.com

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Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

Have a question or story for us? E-mail us at SpectrumlySpeaking@gmail.com

    Episode 133 - Autistic Masking in College, with Esperanza Padilla

    Episode 133 - Autistic Masking in College, with Esperanza Padilla

    (38 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts speak with Esperanza Padilla. Esperanza is a self-advocate who discovered her Autism/ADHD later-in-life, fueling her passion for sociological research on Neurodiversity. Esperanza has extensive experience with self-advocacy to promote inclusion and support of Neurodivergent students at UC Berkeley through her tenure as Executive of Education (2020-2021) and Co-President of Spectrum: Autism at Cal (2021-2022). At Cal Esperanza conducted research investigating the causes/consequences of masking for Autistic adults and how to foster unmasking. Now she is excited to expand on this line of research as an incoming graduate student for a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco!

    For more about Esperanza’s work:
    http://espiology.com/ (site may not yet be active)
    Or email Esperanza at: pranza.dia@berkeley.edu

    FOR A TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS EPISODE: https://www.differentbrains.org/autistic-masking-in-college-with-esperanza-padilla-spectrumly-speaking-ep-133/

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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 132 - Autism & Eating Disorders, with Brenda Grund

    Episode 132 - Autism & Eating Disorders, with Brenda Grund

    Content warning: discussion of eating disorders

    (36 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts speak with Brenda Grund. Brenda is a Psychosocial Therapist and the Project Manager of Centrum Spectra: Expertise in Restrictive Eating Disorders in Women on the Autism Spectrum. Being on the Spectrum herself, she had been working in the field of Mental Healthcare for over 10 years when she noticed the the lack of specialized care for autistic women with eating disorders. So, she decided to take matters into her own hands and started Centrum Spectra. She now trains Mental Healthcare professionals, and provides individual guidance for woman with restrictive eating disorders on the autism spectrum.

    For more about Brenda’s work: https://centrumspectra.com/

    For a transcription of this episode: https://www.differentbrains.org/autism-eating-disorders-with-brenda-grund-spectrumly-speaking-ep-132/

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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 131 - Mentoring

    Episode 131 - Mentoring

    (27 mins) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts discuss mentoring: how to be a mentor, and how to find one.

    For more about the Different Brains Mentorship Program: https://www.differentbrains.org/mentorship/

    To view the transcript of this episode: https://www.differentbrains.org/mentoring-spectrumly-speaking-ep-131/

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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

    Follow Different Brains on social media:

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    http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

    • 27 min
    Episode 130 - Advocating for Autism & Women, with Jennifer Cook

    Episode 130 - Advocating for Autism & Women, with Jennifer Cook

    (43 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts speak with Jennifer Cook. Jennifer was identified as being on the spectrum in 2011, just after her three children. She is now the author of eight bestselling books --the Asperkids collection, Sisterhood of the Spectrum, and Autism in Heels -- which include a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book" title winner, and three of BookAuthority's "Best-Selling" and "Top Autism Books of All Time." Jennifer is a multi-award-winning international speaker, and has keynoted at the White House and the National Institutes of Health. She sits on the Advisory Board to the Sesame Street Workshop and the Panel of Self Advocates to the Autism Society of America, among others. Most recently, she is the founder of a brand-new venture called belong, a virtual wonderland of enrichment and community, empowering neurodiverse individuals worldwide. Jennifer can also be seen in the new US version of Love on the Spectrum, which is currently streaming on Netflix!

    For more about Jennifer:
    https://www.jenniferotooleauthor.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/jennifercook.author
    https://twitter.com/Asperkids

    FOR A TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS EPISODE: https://www.differentbrains.org/advocating-for-autism-women-with-jennifer-cook-spectrumly-speaking-ep-130/

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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

    Follow Different Brains on social media:

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    • 44 min
    Episode 129 - Autistic Peer To Peer Support, with Katie Oswald

    Episode 129 - Autistic Peer To Peer Support, with Katie Oswald

    (38 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts speak with Katie Oswald. Katie is a nonprofit founder, facilitator, and autistic self-advocate. She founded Full Spectrum Agency for Autistic Adults in 2018. Through Full Spectrum Agency, she facilitates peer support groups, discussion groups, and many other programs for over 500 autistic group members. Katie partners with organizations in Michigan to teach sexuality education, social and communication skills for relationships, and self-determination. She also advocates for autistic adults through corporate workshops, conferences, and community presentations. An avid traveler, Katie learned the majority of her self-advocacy and leadership skills through world travel. She has visited 17 countries on all seven continents, including two years in Uganda with the U.S. Peace Corps.

    For more about Full Spectrum Agency for Autistic Adults: https://fullspectrumasd.org/

    Information about the Full Spectrum Agency’s meet-up groups can also be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Autistic-Adults/

    FOR A TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS EPISODE, VISIT: https://www.differentbrains.org/autistic-peer-to-peer-support-with-katie-oswald-spectrumly-speaking-ep-129/


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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

    Follow Different Brains on social media:

    https://twitter.com/diffbrains

    https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/

    https://www.instagram.com/diffbrains/

    http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

    • 38 min
    Episode 128 - Autistic Identity with Terra Vance

    Episode 128 - Autistic Identity with Terra Vance

    (47 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts speak with Terra Vance. Terra is an industrial and organizational psychology consultant and founder and CEO of NeuroClastic, Inc. Her passions are in the intersections of social justice, equity, literature, Truth, and science. Neuroclastic is a collective of Autistic people responsive to the evolving needs and trajectory of the Autistic community.

    For more about Neuroclastic: https://neuroclastic.com/

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    Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

    Follow Different Brains on social media:

    https://twitter.com/diffbrains

    https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/

    https://www.instagram.com/diffbrains/

    http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Dancing Denman ,

Thank You!!!!

Great podcast. Thank you so much Becca and Dr. K!
I have been binge listening to this podcast since discovering it a few weeks ago. It's so amazingly wonderful to be able to hear other Autistic women's voices and perspectives.

So much great information you provide and tips to help point me in the directions I need to better understand myself after 50 years of being "weird"!

If you are Autistic then this is one of the podcasts you really want to subscribe to!

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