A podcast about autistic adults by an autistic adult. Join me and my guests as we discuss the social challenges for autistic adults. This podcast is informative and designed to help bring the issues autistic adults into a more public conversation. Transcriptions for new episodes will be added on February 22nd. Go to todaysautisticmoment.com for the transcriptions.
Autistic Adults and Autism Acceptance
April is Autism Acceptance Month. Ellie Wilson, the Executive Director at The Autism Society of Minnesota joins me to talk about the importance of Autism Acceptance.
Autistic Adults and Social Narratives
Autistic Adults have a lot of challenges with executive functioning, self-care management and dealing with the unexpected. There is one tool that can be very helpful for Autistic Adults to manage their lives and that is social narratives. Eric Ringgenberg the Director of Educational Programs at the Autism Society of Minnesota joins me to talk about what social narratives are and how Autistic Adults can use them.
Autistic Adults: Our Own Brand, Make and Model
Each autistic adult is unique. Our individual neurology is why every autistic adult has abilities and challenges that differ from other autistic adults. The word for those differences is neurodiversity. My dear friend Robyn DeCourcy talks about the history of neurodiversity and how it brings a greater acceptance of the diversity among people with neurological differences.
Aging Autistic Adults: What We Needed Yesterday
Autistic adults age differently because of our unique neurology. Our bodies and brains have challenges such as communicating our needs to others more challenging. As we age, our needs for medical help as well as our daily self care increases. However the information as to what to understand as we age, and how to communicate our needs to medical professionals is more difficult. Dr. Theresa Regan joins me to talk about Aging Autistic Adults: What We Needed Yesterday. Thank you for listening to Today's Autistic Moment: A Podcast for Autistic Adults by An Autistic Adult.
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Autistic Adults and Ableism
While great strides for people with disabilities have been made through the Americans with Disabilities Act, and research have brought great advances for autistic adults: there remains one common stigma: Ableism. Ableism often comes in the form of micro-aggression and/or very good intentions. Sue Swenson joins me to talk about ableism in terms of human rights and respect for the dignity of disabled individuals.