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Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurodivergent guests from all walks of life!

Follow @21andsensory on Instagram for more content.

21andsensory By Emily @21andsensory

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Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurodivergent guests from all walks of life!

Follow @21andsensory on Instagram for more content.

    Episode 53: Special Guest...My Brother! A chat about FASD and being Autistic.

    Episode 53: Special Guest...My Brother! A chat about FASD and being Autistic.

    On today's episode I have a very special guest...my brother! We chat about his FASD and Autism diagnoses and a bit about his life and growing up. We also chat about his special interests and hobbies. This episode was recorded in mid 2021.

    If you haven't heard of FASD it stands for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. It is a term used to describe the permanent impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol during pregnancy resulting in a spectrum of physical, emotional, behavioural and neurological characteristics. I spoke on the podcast about my experiences growing up with my brother and how he made my parents realise my sensory processing difficulties. 

    I mention in this podcast that I was a guest on another podcast called Spotlight on FASD (@spotlightonfasd). We chatted about my brother who is adopted and has diagnoses of FASD and is Autistic. I also spoke about my Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism.

    Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/TcQNRbq7FdM

    More info on FASD: https://nationalfasd.org.uk/about-fasd/

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com

    • 17 min
    Episode 52: Special Guests, Dr Chris Papadopoulos and James Gordon from the London Autism Group Charity

    Episode 52: Special Guests, Dr Chris Papadopoulos and James Gordon from the London Autism Group Charity

    Hi everyone! Welcome to another 21andsensory Podcast. On today's episode I have Chris and James from the London Autism Group Charity!

    A quick intro to Chris and James:

    Dr Chris Papadopoulos is a Principal Lecturer in Public Health at University of Bedfordshire and director of health research in the School of Society, Community and Health. He teaches on a range of post-graduate health courses in particular the MSc in Public Health. He founded the London Autism Group in 2014 and London Autism Group Charity in 2017 and he is the Charity lead. Chris has 3 children, 2 of whom are Autistic.

    James Gordon is an Autistic adult and a London Autism Group charity trustee as well as a dad and carer to his own Autistic son. He is also the mastermind behind the London Autism Services Map which I'll get him to chat about in the episode!

    London Autism Group Charity links:


    London Autism Group Charity website: londonautismgroupcharity.org
    Facebook page: facebook.com/londonautismgroupcharity
    London Autism Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272747662886046/
    London Autism Services map (mentioned in the podcast): https://www.londonautismgroupcharity.org/london-map-of-services 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lagcharity
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lagcharity
    And if you can, please consider donating to the London Autism Group Charity (simply go to facebook.com/londonautismgroupcharity and click on the blue donate button - thank you from Chris and James!)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 51: Special Guest, Emily Katy!

    Episode 51: Special Guest, Emily Katy!

    On today's episode I have another another fellow Emily on! Today's special guest is Emily Katy who you might know from her Twitter @ItsEmilyKaty. Emily is a 20-year-old autistic student, mental health activist and autism advocate. She is also a Blogger, Trustee for Autistic Girl’s Network, Member of her trust’s CAMHS Young People’s Council, Public Governor for her NHS Trust and a National Autistic Society advisor. She is also a #NotAloneTalk Host on Twitter - all of which I'll be asking her more about. Emily has given talks in many different health settings and written many articles on her own experiences. 

    We chat about: 


    Emily's diagnoses including her autism diagnosis and being late diagnosed 
    Chat about mental health and autism Her journey writing on her blog and Twitter - what made her join the site and how she has managed with her pages growth. 
    We also chat about her hosting the #NotAloneTalk chat on Twitter. 
    Emily's amazing work as a speaker, Trustee for Autistic Girl’s Network, Member of her trust’s CAMHS Young People’s Council, Public Governor for her NHS Trust and National Autistic Society advisor...and how she juggles these commitments with her own life/studies. 
    Emily's hobbies and special interests! 
    How she has managed during the pandemic - mental health during lockdown, etc. 

    Emily's Links: 


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItsEmilyKaty 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsemilykaty/ 
    Website: https://www.authenticallyemily.uk 
    Buy Emily a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/itsemilykaty

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/ 
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory 
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory 
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com 
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 45 min
    Episode 50: A 50th Episode Celebration with me!

    Episode 50: A 50th Episode Celebration with me!

    EPSIODE 50! WOOP!

    To celebrate episode 50 of my podcast it's just me chatting today...

    Links to everything I spoke about:

    Sensory Street (Oxford University Project):


    https://sensorystreet.uk
    https://www.instagram.com/sensory_street/
    https://twitter.com/sensory_street

    The Autism Friendly Cookbook:


    Lydia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journo_lydia/
    Lydia's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Journo_Lydia

    My BBC Bitesize work:


    I was commissioned to create two illustrations and two TikTok videos for the BBC in June 2021. One on summer holidays here and one on sensory struggles in schools here

    Megan Rhiannon (Illustrator):


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petite_gloom
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/petite_gloom/posts
    Shop: https://www.megan-rhiannon.com/shop
    AOI: https://theaoi.com

    Holly Smale and Sara Gibbs talk:


    https://www.stories.standard.co.uk/programme-desc/writing-from-the-spectrum-how-a-late-autism-diagnosis-shaped-my-work

    Borrowmydoggy.co.uk

    Books I've read:


    'Geek Girl' by Holly Smale
    'Odd Girl Out' by Laura James
    'The Electricity of Every Living Thing' by Katherine may
    'Camouflage the hidden lives of autistic women' by Sarah Bargiela
    'Stim An Autistic Anthology' by Lizzie Huxley Jones
    'A Kind of Spark' by Elle McNicoll
    'A Different Sort of Normal' by Abigail Balfe
    'Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels' by Sara Gibbs
    'Approaching Autistic Adulthood, A Road less Travelled' by Grace Liu

    London Autism Group:


    Website: https://www.londonautismgroupcharity.org
    Podcast (On Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Podbean): https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-autism-podcast/id1440829884

    My Christmas Gift Guide:


    Instagram

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 40 min
    Episode 49: Special Guest, Sarah O’Brien

    Episode 49: Special Guest, Sarah O’Brien

    On today's episode I have special guest Sarah O’Brien. Sarah is an autistic writer and engagement professional currently working within the charity sector. She is known for her witty remarks and commitment to giving those who face disadvantage a voice.

    Sarah lives and works in London and in her free time she can be found reading, crafting and planning future projects. She is currently writing a post-diagnostic book for Jessica Kingsley publishers which is super exciting and something I am definitely going to ask her more about!

    This episode is marked as explicit due to a couple of occasions where we said swear words!

    We chat about:


    Sarah's Autism diagnosis (the process she went through, waiting times, etc). We talk about late diagnosis, other diagnoses Sarah has and more about Autism and co-morbid conditions.
    Sarah's studies - she has studied a BSc in Psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology and is currently doing a PhD! We talk more in-depth about why she chose this subject area and how it's a special interest for her.
    Her journey writing on her blog, for media and on Twitter and how she started up her presence online.
    The autism community online
    Sarah's post-diagnostic book she is currently writing for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. We through the process of pitching the idea to where she is now? (It's due out Spring 2023).
    Her hobbies and special interests, favourite fidget toys and stims.

    Sarah's Links:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sarahmarieob
    Website: https://www.sarahmobrien.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmarieobrien

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 55 min
    Episode 48: Special Guest, Pete Wharmby

    Episode 48: Special Guest, Pete Wharmby

    On today's episode I have special guest Pete Wharmby. Pete is an Autistic writer, speaker, parent, teacher, tutor and advocate who has immersed himself in working to improve autistic awareness, acceptance and making the world a more suitable place for the neurodivergent community. Pete is most active on Twitter where he has over 45,000 followers, which is how I reached out to him. His first book on autistic special interests is out next spring so we will definitely be having a chat about that!

    We chat about: 


    A bit of background on Pete and his life right now
    His Autism diagnosis - the process he went through, waiting times, whether he disclosed his autism diagnosis at work, etc
    What it was like being a secondary school teacher and how /when he became a speaker and transitioned to doing talks and conferences
    How the world doesn't feel set-up for autistic people. We chat about this is regards to education settings and workplaces and how Pete thinks these places could be better set up and more inclusive
    Pete's journey writing on his autism and teaching blog and his presence on Twitter - and how he has managed with it's amazing growth!
    Pete's special interests and more about the book he is writing on his own special interests
    His lego collection!

    Pete's Links:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/commaficionado
    Website: https://petewharmby.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/PeterWharmby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autismpetew
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-wharmby-58a2131b2

    My 21andsensory links:


    @21andsensory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/21andsensory/
    @21andsensory on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@21andsensory
    21andsensory on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/21andsensory
    21andsensory Blog - https://21andsensory.wordpress.com
    @21andsensory on Twitter - https://twitter.com/21andsensory 

    • 52 min

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