55 episodes

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Although autism is becoming more widely recognized, there is still a lack of understanding and awareness surrounding the condition. As a result, many individuals and families affected by autism struggle to find the support and resources they need. Why Not Me The World podcast aims to bridge that gap by providing valuable information and insights into autism, fostering empathy and understanding, and promoting acceptance and inclusion. Nashville based Music Producer Tony Mantor explores the remarkable impact his guests make by empowering their voices in spreading awareness about autism and helping break down the barriers of understanding. Join Mantor and his guests as they delve into the world of autism and explore topics such as diagnosis, treatment, research, and personal stories. Together, we can create a more informed and compassionate society for individuals with autism. 

Tony Mantor: Why Not Me the World Tony Mantor

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Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Although autism is becoming more widely recognized, there is still a lack of understanding and awareness surrounding the condition. As a result, many individuals and families affected by autism struggle to find the support and resources they need. Why Not Me The World podcast aims to bridge that gap by providing valuable information and insights into autism, fostering empathy and understanding, and promoting acceptance and inclusion. Nashville based Music Producer Tony Mantor explores the remarkable impact his guests make by empowering their voices in spreading awareness about autism and helping break down the barriers of understanding. Join Mantor and his guests as they delve into the world of autism and explore topics such as diagnosis, treatment, research, and personal stories. Together, we can create a more informed and compassionate society for individuals with autism. 

    Kate and Missy: Empowering Neurodiverse Individuals – Navigating Social Dynamics, Mental Health, and Inclusive Employment Strategies

    Kate and Missy: Empowering Neurodiverse Individuals – Navigating Social Dynamics, Mental Health, and Inclusive Employment Strategies

    Send us a Text Message.Unlock the secrets to navigating the neurotypical world as we sit down with Kate and Missy from Social Connections, a pioneering Nashville-based organization. Discover how their journey, which began in 1993 at Vanderbilt's psychiatric hospital, has evolved to support the unique social and dating needs of young autistic adults. Kate and Missy share invaluable insights on helping neurodiverse individuals thrive without altering their inherent traits, offering a fresh...

    • 34 min
    John Brown: Bridging Autism Awareness and Transforming First Responder Training – A Father's Deeply Personal Advocacy Journey

    John Brown: Bridging Autism Awareness and Transforming First Responder Training – A Father's Deeply Personal Advocacy Journey

    Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered how to navigate the challenges of raising a child with autism? Join us for an eye-opening conversation with John Brown, the First Responder Program Manager for the Autism Society of America, and an autistic dad to Wyatt, his non-speaking 8-year-old son. John shares his heartfelt journey, from recognizing the early signs of autism to Wyatt's use of an AAC device for communication. We touch on Wyatt's unique sensory preferences, the hurdles with te...

    • 24 min
    Danny Combs and the TACT Story: Crafting New Paths for Autistic Individuals

    Danny Combs and the TACT Story: Crafting New Paths for Autistic Individuals

    Send us a Text Message.What does it take to turn frustration into a thriving nonprofit that changes lives? Meet Danny Combs, a devoted father whose journey of supporting his autistic son, Dylan, led to the creation of TACT, an organization that empowers autistic individuals through trades and crafts. Discover the deeply personal story of Dylan's early autism diagnosis and the signs that led to it, as Danny shares the unique challenges Dylan faces as a teenager, from navigating social sit...

    • 35 min
    Barry Prizant: Shaping Compassionate Autism Understanding Through Passion, Research, and Personal Narratives

    Barry Prizant: Shaping Compassionate Autism Understanding Through Passion, Research, and Personal Narratives

    Send us a Text Message.Discover the profound journey of Barry Prizant, one of the leading voices in autism research, as he shares his rich experiences and insights on "Why Not Me." From his early days at residential summer camps for individuals with disabilities to becoming a pivotal figure in the field, Barry's story is one of passion and dedication. Learn how his academic training in speech and language pathology and psycholinguistics, coupled with hands-on experience, helped shape a m...

    • 32 min
    Tom Iland: Shattering Autism Myths – From Diagnosis to Diverse Advocacy and Empowerment

    Tom Iland: Shattering Autism Myths – From Diagnosis to Diverse Advocacy and Empowerment

    Send us a Text Message.Unlock the secrets to overcoming personal challenges and finding your voice with Tom Iland, an extraordinary autistic coach, author, and Toastmasters accredited speaker. In this episode of "Why Not Me, the World?", Tom takes us through his transformative journey from his autism diagnosis at age 13 to becoming a beacon of inspiration for many. Learn how he navigated early signs of autism, including lining up toys and sensory sensitivities, and how he cultivated...

    • 31 min
    Iko Edward Fish: Transforming Self-Perception and Building Genuine Connections – A Journey of Late Autism Diagnosis and Personal Growth

    Iko Edward Fish: Transforming Self-Perception and Building Genuine Connections – A Journey of Late Autism Diagnosis and Personal Growth

    Send us a Text Message.What if realizing you were autistic as an adult could change not only your self-perception but also your life's mission? Meet Iko Edward Fish of Enlightened Consentment, who received his autism diagnosis at 38. His path from struggling with social interactions to becoming a beacon of hope for others on the spectrum is nothing short of inspiring. Listen to his story of growth, spurred by a TEDx talk, which led him to a deeper understanding of himself and a...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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361 Ratings

361 Ratings

Kmickelsen ,

Amazing

Tony Mantor is a wonderful host of the Why not me the world podcast! His show has helped so many Autism Parents and other family members form a community that understands each other. This wonderful podcast also gives others a deeper look into what Autism really is and how others around can help support autism families.

samanthafredfu14 ,

Love your episodes!

I love the variety in your episodes! Thank you for so many healthy living tips! You two are so awesome and I look forward to listening each week!

Ethaiam ,

An Inspiring Journey of Autism Awareness and Acceptance.

Listening to this podcast has given me a newfound perspective on the challenges that individuals with Autism face and the incredible strength they possess. It has also shown me that no matter where we are in the world, we can find common ground and support one another.

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