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Uniquely Human: the Podcast expands the conversation on autism and neurodiversity by amplifying the voices of autistic individuals and thought leaders in providing insightful, cutting-edge and practical information about the autistic experience. Hosted by Barry Prizant and Dave Finch.

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Uniquely Human: the Podcast expands the conversation on autism and neurodiversity by amplifying the voices of autistic individuals and thought leaders in providing insightful, cutting-edge and practical information about the autistic experience. Hosted by Barry Prizant and Dave Finch.

    Physical Wellness for Autistic Children and Adults: with Belden Long and Kara Wilkinson

    Physical Wellness for Autistic Children and Adults: with Belden Long and Kara Wilkinson

    A recognized significant challenge for autistic and neurodivergent families and individuals and families is maintaining a lifestyle that supports physical health and well-being. Belden Long and Kara Wilkinson, as professionals and with expertise in addressing physical health, report on findings of their research as well as their personal experience in supporting autistic individuals and families. From their work, they provide practical suggestions.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Executive Function and Other Crucial Developmental Issues in Childhood and the Teen years: with Ellen Galinsky

    Executive Function and Other Crucial Developmental Issues in Childhood and the Teen years: with Ellen Galinsky

    Ellen Galinsky is a respected and renowned expert in child development, and in this episode, she discusses crucial issues she has researched and worked on directly in supporting healthy cognitive, social and emotional development in children and teens. Barry and Dave discuss a range of developmental issues with Ellen and their relevance in understanding and supporting autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families.
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    • 50 min
    Creating Connections Through Interactive Music, with Bob Bloom

    Creating Connections Through Interactive Music, with Bob Bloom

    Creating Connection in Drumming and Rhythm-based Activities: A Discussion with "Master Teaching Artist" Bob Bloom.
    As a “Master Teaching Artist”, Bob Bloom uses drumming, rhythm and singing to create fun and engaging experiences for children and their families, and adults. Specifically, he provides programs to help all children, neurotypical and neurodivergent, become connected to others and their own internal rhythms in activities in schools, community settings and in a variety of venues. In this episode, Bob, Barry and David, all of whom are drummers and musicians discuss the various uses of percussion and rhythm in supporting engagement and learning, with particular consideration for children and individuals who may need extra support.
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    • 55 min
    Supporting Siblings of Children and Family Members with Disabilities: with Emily Holl

    Supporting Siblings of Children and Family Members with Disabilities: with Emily Holl

    Siblings of children and family members with autism and other conditions live and grow up in a unique space in their relationships within the family. Their lived experience may present challenges, as well as unique opportunities for growth in supporting their autistic or neurodivergent sibling. Barry and Dave engage in a wide-ranging discussion with Emily Holl, who is both a sibling and a professional who has focused on sibling issues for much of her life.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    About "Ezra": with Director Tony Goldwyn, Writer Tony Spiridakis and Casting Consultant, Elaine Hall

    About "Ezra": with Director Tony Goldwyn, Writer Tony Spiridakis and Casting Consultant, Elaine Hall

    Ezra is a major motion picture that tells the story of a family, across generations, that has a deep love for a young autistic boy. The film authentically conveys the challenges that a family faces when confronted with societal expectations and insensitive professionals who has little understanding or respect for a child that sees the world through a different lens. It also beautifully portrays those rarefied times when other people, even strangers, see the beauty, the honesty, and the inspirational qualities of a young child who has a strong sense of self, and approaches life with eyes wide open. Barry and Dave explore themes of Ezra with Tony Goldwyn, its director, Tony Spiridakis, writer of the screenplay, and Elaine Hall who is a casting consultant for the film.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    De-pathologizing Series EP 4 – Autism: A Blessing?? A Tragedy?? with Barry and Dave

    De-pathologizing Series EP 4 – Autism: A Blessing?? A Tragedy?? with Barry and Dave

    The history of autism is replete with diametrically opposed representations of the autistic experience as either a blessing, or a tragedy. These varying beliefs may be held by professionals, family members, and even autistic individuals themselves. Of course, such extreme views do not accurately portray the complexities involved, which often fall somewhere between these two extreme representations. Barry and Dave discuss such complexities with a goal of honoring the experience of each individual, as well as family members.
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    • 57 min

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