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Chats with people who deal with ASD and ADHD. I talk to those in the profession like therapist or even chats with mothers who have kids on the spectrum. Just honest chats with questions thrown in. Where two people can sit and share thoughts on the spectrum Come join us we I talk with people from all over the ASD and ADHD field. read less
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Unmasking Autistic Burnout: Spotting the Signs and Steps to Recovery
16-02-2024
Unmasking Autistic Burnout: Spotting the Signs and Steps to Recovery
Uncover the unexpected truth about autistic burnout and its impact on individuals in a revealing conversation with Larissa Minner. Learn how societal changes and individual strategies can prevent burnout and lead to a more inclusive world. Stay tuned to discover the eye-opening insights that challenge what you thought you knew about autism and burnout. Growing up as a neurodivergent individual, Larissa Minner’s journey to understanding autistic burnout was a rollercoaster of misdiagnoses and challenges. From being misunderstood and mistreated due to misdiagnoses such as intellectual disability and bipolar disorder, to finally finding clarity with a dual diagnosis of autism and ADHD, her story paints a picture of resilience and self-discovery. Through her own experiences and delving into extensive research, Larissa not only identified the signs of autistic burnout in herself but also recognized its pervasive impact on the neurodivergent community. Her compelling narrative sheds light on the importance of recognizing the individual nature of autistic burnout and the critical role of societal changes in prevention and management. Larissa’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of self-discovery and the urgency for inclusive environments that support the diverse needs of neurodivergent individuals.,Larissa Minner’s path to understanding autistic burnout is a poignant narrative of perseverance and self-discovery. From grappling with misdiagnoses of intellectual disability and bipolar disorder to finally receiving a dual diagnosis of autism and ADHD, Larissa’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of accurate identification. Her personal experiences and deep dive into research not only enabled her to recognize the signs of autistic burnout within herself but also fueled her passion for advocating societal changes to prevent and manage it effectively. Larissa’s compelling story underscores the individual nature of autistic burnout and the crucial role of inclusive environments in supporting neurodivergent individuals. Her unwavering resilience and commitment to fostering understanding and change serve as an inspiring call to action for creating environments that honor the diverse needs of the neurodivergent community. Larissa Minner’s LinkedIn page for more information on her work and advocacy efforts.Larissa Minner’s website, larissaminner.com, for access to infographics and video content related to autism and neurodiversity.Consider exploring resources on universal design and sensory-friendly environments to prevent and manage autistic burnout.Look into early education on disability and autism to foster understanding and inclusion from a young age.Explore self-advocacy strategies and tools for managing autistic burnout, such as visual schedules, apps for sensory support, and remote work options for inclusive environments. Contact Me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/https://aspergersstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudiohttps://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudiohttps://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudiohttps://www.instagram.com/insidetheaspergersstudio Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio
Journey of a Lifelong Gamer: One Developer's Path to Solo Success
07-02-2024
Journey of a Lifelong Gamer: One Developer's Path to Solo Success
In a world filled with challenges, one game developer's journey took an unexpected turn that changed everything. His resilience and determination were put to the test, but he refused to let anything stand in the way of his passion for creating 3D platformers. As his story unfolds, you'll witness the transformative power of pursuing one's passions, despite the obstacles that may arise. Are you ready to discover the remarkable twist that shaped Peter Lantz's game development journey? Peter Lantz, a game developer specializing in 3D platformers, has been immersed in the world of game development since the age of 13. His journey, marked by resilience and determination, began with humble beginnings. From experimenting with game development tools like Microsoft Word to honing his skills at a technical school, Peter's passion for creating games was ignited. His unique perspective, influenced by his experience with Asperger's, shaped his approach to storytelling and game design. Despite facing challenges, Peter's unwavering dedication to game development has not only empowered him but also inspired others in the industry. His story is a testament to the transformative power of pursuing one's passions, despite the obstacles that may arise.,Meet Peter Lantz, a game developer with a remarkable journey that began at just 13 years old. His passion for creating 3D platformers has been a driving force throughout his life. From early experiences with game development tools to his time at a technical school, Peter's determination to pursue his dreams has remained unwavering. Embracing his unique perspective, influenced by his experience with Asperger's, Peter has not only overcome challenges but also utilized them to infuse his games with empathy and depth. His story serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience and creativity that can flourish in the face of adversity, resonating with aspiring game developers and enthusiasts alike. https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio
Sliding Scale Model Enables Flexible Neurodiversity Services
31-01-2024
Sliding Scale Model Enables Flexible Neurodiversity Services
In a world where neurodiversity is often misunderstood, Danielle Sullivan's journey took an unexpected turn. From a late autism diagnosis to becoming a beacon of support for neurodivergent individuals, her story is one of resilience and empowerment. But the real twist? It's how she's changing the narrative around neurodiversity, and the impact it's having on those seeking understanding and acceptance. Want to know how she's doing it? Stay tuned for the inspiring I think the most common things people come in with are just the 'I've just got identified and I'm freaking out' kind of feeling, which is pretty normal. - Danielle Sullivan Danielle Sullivan, the host of the Neurodivergent podcast and a neurodivergent coach, shared her journey and how it all began. After being late-identified as autistic in 2020, Danielle felt the need to connect with individuals who shared similar experiences. This led her to start the podcast, aiming to create a supportive community for those navigating neurodivergent paths. As the podcast gained traction, Danielle's inbox filled with queries from listeners seeking guidance. Simultaneously, her own journey as a parent to neurodivergent children fueled her desire to better support them. The experience of feeling adrift in understanding how to best assist her children prompted Danielle's venture into coaching. Her approach is rooted in the belief that neurodiversity is not a flaw but a unique and valuable aspect of humanity. Through her coaching practice, Danielle seeks to help individuals embrace their neurodivergent identities and navigate the world with confidence and pride.,Danielle Sullivan, the driving force behind the Neurodivergent podcast and a respected neurodivergent coach, embarked on her journey following her late autism diagnosis in 2020. Struggling to find relatable resources, Danielle launched her podcast to connect with like-minded individuals. The overwhelming response from her audience, coupled with the challenges of supporting her own neurodivergent children, sparked her transition into coaching. Danielle's approach centers on embracing neurodiversity as a natural and vital aspect of human variation. She passionately advocates for a paradigm shift that celebrates diverse cognitive styles and challenges societal misconceptions about neurodivergent traits. Through her coaching practice, Danielle endeavors to empower individuals to embrace their neurodivergent identities with confidence and self-assurance, fostering a positive and affirming environment for growth and self-discovery. Visit neurodiverging.com to access the Neurodiverging podcast, blog posts, free resources, coaching services, and courses on neurodiversity affirming practice, visual supports, mindfulness, beating procrastination, and alexithymia. Support the Neurodiverging community by joining the Patreon at patreon.com/neurodiverging, which offers perks, hot seat coaching, and body doubling groups. Your support helps fund coaching for lower income clients. Explore the certification program for becoming a neurodiversity affirming healthcare or coach practitioner, offered in collaboration with Dr. Robia Supani, a neurodivergent psychologist. Enroll in the From Defeated to Inspired six-week program for late identified autistic individuals, focusing on self-help support and tactics to take back control. Join the collaborative parenting six-week program, designed for parents of neurodivergent children struggling with challenging behaviors, to learn gentle parenting strategies and support their children's autonomy and independence. Contact Me: https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https:/...
Navigating Neurodiversity: An ADHD Coach's Journey
24-01-2024
Navigating Neurodiversity: An ADHD Coach's Journey
Feeling lost and misunderstood as a neurodivergent individual? Imagine finding a coach who not only understands your struggles but has lived through them herself. Vida Carey's journey from teacher to advocate takes an unexpected turn, and her personal revelation will leave you eager to hear more about her unique approach to self-advocacy. Vida Carey, a neurodivergent coach, draws from her experience as a former teacher and a mother of a child diagnosed with ASD. Her journey into coaching began with witnessing her mom advocate for her sister, which inspired her to level the playing field for neurodivergent individuals. Vida's deep understanding of the struggles faced by neurodivergent kids in public education led her to specialize in executive function coaching for college students and couples. Her unique perspective, having been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and OCD herself, allows her to empathize with her clients and offer practical solutions for everyday challenges. Vida's personal and professional evolution fuels her passion for helping others navigate autonomy and productivity, making her a relatable and insightful guide in the journey of self-advocacy.,Vida Carey's journey into neurodivergent coaching stems from her unique blend of personal and professional experiences. As a former public school teacher, she witnessed her mother's relentless advocacy for her sister diagnosed with ASD, igniting a passion to support neurodivergent individuals. Vida's own late diagnosis of autism, ADHD, and OCD has provided her with profound insights into the challenges faced by her clients. Her expertise in executive function coaching, particularly for college students and couples, is informed by her deep understanding of the transition to autonomy after graduating from a system that often lacks resources for neurodivergent individuals. Vida's relatable approach, coupled with her firsthand experience, makes her a trusted ally in empowering others to overcome obstacles and thrive in everyday life. Not every day is a gold star day. So there are days when all you're going to do is get up and make sure everybody eats, and that's it. And those days are completely valid. - Vida Carey Vida Resources: https://medium.com/@theneurodivergentteacher https://www.agavehealth.com/post/meet-the-coaches-vida-carey https://www.instagram.com/the.neurodivergentteacher/ Contact Me: https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio
Bringing Hydroponic Hope: Nonprofit Tackles Unemployment in Autism Community
17-01-2024
Bringing Hydroponic Hope: Nonprofit Tackles Unemployment in Autism Community
With a twist of fate, Jen Faust's journey into the world of vocational programs for autism began in a way that no one could have predicted. It was a path woven with unexpected turns and personal connections that led to a profound impact. As her story unfolds, you'll discover the unique twist that sparked her passion and set her on a course to change lives. Stay tuned to learn how this unconventional start paved the way for new opportunities and growth within the autism community. Jen Faust's journey into the world of vocational programs for individuals with autism began with a unique twist. Unlike many others who get involved due to personal connections, Jen's path was different. After her third child was born, she was eager to return to work. A friend, who also happened to be the vice president of development at Reed, introduced her to the idea. Jen's background in advertising and writing, combined with her passion for making a difference, led her to embrace this opportunity wholeheartedly. It was the beginning of an enriching and fulfilling experience that would ultimately change lives and open doors for individuals with autism. The unconventional start of her journey mirrors the unique and innovative approach she brings to her work, paving the way for new opportunities and growth within the autism community. Just be your best self, be true to yourself, be honest, and be the best you you can be. - Jen Faust Visit reedautismservices.org to learn more about Reed Autism Services, including their school, adult program, intensive behavioral clinic, and transition program for individuals on the autism spectrum. Follow @reedautismservices on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook for updates and information about their programs and initiatives. Explore GreensDoGood.com to discover more about Greens Do Good, an indoor hydroponic farm that grows sustainable produce and provides training and employment opportunities for individuals with autism in controlled environment agriculture. Connect with Greens Do Good on social media to stay updated on their initiatives and impact in the autism community. Support the mission of celebrating differences by engaging with and promoting the work of Reid Miles services and Greens Do Good to create a more inclusive and supportive world for individuals with autism. Contact me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://aspergersstudio.com/
Raising an Autistic Child: A Mother’s Candid Perspective
11-01-2024
Raising an Autistic Child: A Mother’s Candid Perspective
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Get ready to dive into the world of parenting a child with autism, as we follow Adrienne John's journey and the challenges she faces. From sensory issues to energy regulation, Adrienne's son's unique interests and struggles will keep you on the edge of your seat. But just when she thought she had found a solution, a new challenge arose, leaving her questioning what to do next. Adrienne John, a dedicated zookeeper and mother, shares her heartfelt journey of raising her energetic and hyperactive son, Xander, who has been diagnosed with autism. From the early signs of regression in language development to sensory challenges and hyperactivity, Adrienne vividly describes the struggles and emotional toll of parenting a child with autism. Her openness about the impact on family dynamics and the overwhelming nature of daily routines creates a relatable narrative. Adrienne's touching account of her son's journey, from early diagnosis to ongoing cognitive and behavioral studies, offers a raw insight into the complexities of raising a child with autism. Despite the challenges, Adrienne's determination and commitment to seeking support for Xander's development shine through, providing a beacon of hope for other parents navigating similar paths. Her story resonates with the emotional highs and lows of parenting a child with autism, fostering a sense of understanding and unity among those facing similar experiences.,Adrienne John, a devoted zookeeper and loving mother, shares her deeply personal journey of raising her vibrant and energetic son, Xander, who has been diagnosed with autism. With poignant candor, Adrienne recounts the early signs of Xander's challenges, from language regression to sensory sensitivities and hyperactivity, offering a heartfelt glimpse into the daily realities of parenting a child with autism. Her openness about the impact on family dynamics and the emotional strain of navigating Xander's unique needs creates a relatable and empathetic narrative. Adrienne's unwavering commitment to seeking support for Xander's development, from cognitive and behavioral studies to embracing school and therapeutic interventions, serves as a beacon of resilience and hope. Her story resonates with the emotional complexities of parenting a child with autism, fostering a sense of shared understanding and solidarity among those on similar journeys. Through Adrienne's account, readers gain a poignant glimpse into the triumphs and tribulations of navigating life with a child on the autism spectrum, reinforcing the power of empathy and community in facing these challenges. https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio
Stories: Behind the Scenes with Adrienne Wilkinson: From On-Set Bloopers to Current Projects
10-01-2024
Stories: Behind the Scenes with Adrienne Wilkinson: From On-Set Bloopers to Current Projects
Join the vivacious Adrienne Wilkinson as she shares her extraordinary journey from dancer to actress, navigating the highs and lows of Hollywood in pursuit of her dream, and the unexpected twists and turns that have shaped her career. My special guest is Adrienne Wilkinson Adrienne Wilkinson's illustrious career in the entertainment industry spans from her unforgettable roles in "Xena: Warrior Princess" to her ventures into voice acting and producing. Her journey is a testament to her passion for storytelling and her ability to breathe life into diverse characters. With a versatile skill set and a commitment to her craft, Wilkinson has carved out a distinctive place in the entertainment world. Her dynamic presence and dedication to her artistry continue to captivate audiences, making her a respected and influential figure in the industry. Wilkinson's career journey offers a wealth of experiences and insights, enriching the entertainment landscape and leaving an indelible mark on fans worldwide. I love the way we see the world. Connect with Adrienne here http://www.adriennewilkinson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/yo_adrienneW https://twitter.com/Yo_AdrienneW https://www.facebook.com/AdrienneWilkinsonOfficial http://www.planamediagroup.com/ Connect with me here: https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio
Stories: Unveiling the Path to Mental Health and ASD Awareness with Maryam Mogawer
21-12-2023
Stories: Unveiling the Path to Mental Health and ASD Awareness with Maryam Mogawer
Join us as we delve into the world of mental health and ASD awareness with a compelling interview featuring Maryam Mogawer. As she shares her personal journey and aspirations, we are left wondering what challenges she will face next, leaving us eager for more. Tune in for a thought-provoking and suspenseful exploration of personal growth and emotional experiences. My special guest is Maryam Mogawer Maryam Mogawer, a cognitive coach at ASD life coaches, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the forefront. With a background in psychology, mental health, and disability management, Maryam has dedicated herself to contributing to the field through research and practical application. Her multicultural upbringing in Kuwait, where she was born and raised, adds a unique perspective to her work. Maryam's commitment to continuous growth and her empathetic coaching approach reflect her passion for promoting mental health and ASD awareness. Her professional background and personal dedication make her a valuable asset in the field, inspiring others to embrace their individuality and pursue happiness. Life is so much easier if you think of things that way. Just let things roll off your back. - Maryam Mogawer Connect with me here: https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio
Overcoming Social Indoctrination Trauma: Making Better Decisions with Christopher Fern
21-12-2023
Overcoming Social Indoctrination Trauma: Making Better Decisions with Christopher Fern
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Empower yourself to make better decisions Helping neurodivergent individuals make better decisions is at the heart of Christopher Fern's work. He underscores the role of self-discovery and understanding one's responses to various situations, advocating for a shift away from societal expectations towards personal growth. Christopher's insights inspire listeners to find strength in their unique experiences and empower themselves to make decisions that align with their individual capacities and aspirations. At 36, Christopher Fern discovered that he had Asperger's, shedding light on the sense of alienation he had felt for most of his life. His journey was marked by struggles in school, failed classes, and societal misunderstandings. Battling trauma and societal stigma, he witnessed his mother's financial struggles, igniting his determination to thrive, not just survive. Despite initial setbacks in his early career, Christopher continued to seek unconventional methods to bridge the gap between societal expectations and the reality of neurodivergent experiences. His unique perspective as a computer science enthusiast, coupled with profound insights into neurodivergent thinking, has led him to create counterintuitive methods to empower individuals to make better decisions. Through his personal experiences and unwavering commitment to helping others, Christopher is on a mission to revolutionize the understanding and support for neurodivergent individuals, providing practical solutions and free resources to positively impact millions of families.,Throughout Christopher Fern's life, he grappled with a sense of being different, leading to a diagnosis of Asperger's at 36. Enduring alienation, school struggles, and societal misconceptions, he witnessed his mother's financial hardships, sparking a determination to not just survive, but thrive. Christopher's unique journey, coupled with his analytical mindset, led him to uncover unconventional methods to bridge the gap between societal expectations and the reality of neurodivergent experiences. By leveraging his expertise in computer science and delving into the intricacies of neurodivergent thinking, he has developed counterintuitive strategies to empower individuals in making informed decisions. Through his relentless commitment, Christopher aims to revolutionize the support and understanding of neurodivergent individuals, offering practical solutions and free resources to positively impact millions of families. Join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulmoney to connect with me directly and learn more about my philosophies and principles regarding neurodivergence. Visit mindfulwaytraining.com to learn about the psychology and neurology of neurodivergence and gain valuable insights into the topic. Explore Christophertopher Fern's practice and resources for neurodivergent individuals to find practical solutions and unconventional methods for making better decisions. Connect with Christophertopher Fern to explore the tools and coaching services available to help thrive and not just survive in today's society. Follow Christophertopher Fern on social media to stay updated on the latest insights and perspectives on neurodivergence and autism. https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.Instagram.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio
Navigating Autism: Martin Slyngstad’s Inspirational Story
07-12-2023
Navigating Autism: Martin Slyngstad’s Inspirational Story
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio In a world where understanding and acceptance are often overlooked, one man's journey of overcoming the challenges of autism will inspire and move you. From struggles with self-esteem to founding an advocacy organization, his dedication to creating a more inclusive society is truly awe-inspiring. But just when you think his story couldn't get any more remarkable, a surprising twist unfolds, leaving us all eager to discover what comes next. Martin Slyngstad, a DJ and author, shares his journey growing up with autism. Diagnosed at the age of five, Martin faced challenges such as nonverbal communication and a lack of support, leading to self-esteem and confidence issues. His determination and compassion are evident in his efforts to promote autism acceptance through his book, which encapsulates both his and his mother's perspectives. Martin's commitment to advocacy led him to found Spire Autism, aiming to create acceptance and support in the autism community. His recent success in petitioning the city of San Jose to recognize April as Autism Acceptance Month is a testament to his dedication. Martin's story is not only about personal growth but also about inspiring others to embrace their uniqueness. He continues to spread awareness through speaking engagements and his website, spireautism.com, providing a platform for sharing his experiences and knowledge. His journey resonates with those facing similar challenges, offering hope and courage to embrace their individuality.,Martin Slyngstad, a multifaceted individual with a passion for music and photography, shares his remarkable journey of overcoming the challenges of autism. Diagnosed at a young age, Martin faced various obstacles, including struggles with self-esteem and sensory issues. His determination and resilience shine through as he not only authored a book about his experiences but also founded Spire Autism to advocate for acceptance and understanding in the autism community. Martin's recent achievement of getting the city of San Jose to recognize April as Autism Acceptance Month reflects his unwavering commitment to creating a more inclusive society. Through his speaking engagements and online platforms, such as spireautism.com, Martin continues to inspire and empower others to embrace their uniqueness. His story serves as a beacon of hope for those navigating similar challenges, reminding them that their individuality is something to be celebrated. Visit Martin's website at spireautism.com for more information about his organization and to purchase his book Chatterbox co-authored with his mother. Follow Martin on Instagram at Martin's Autism Life for updates and insights into his journey with autism. Subscribe to Martin's YouTube channel, Martin's Autism Journey, for videos and content related to his experiences and advocacy for autism acceptance. Stay tuned for updates on Martin's speaking engagements and appearances, including the Convergence Autism Summit, to hear more about his inspiring story and message. Keep an eye out for Martin's upcoming movie role, where he will be showcasing his talent and spreading awareness about autism. https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio
Understanding IEPs: Expert Insights with Shelley Kenow
07-12-2023
Understanding IEPs: Expert Insights with Shelley Kenow
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio From the classroom to the consultant's chair, Shelley Kenow's journey took an unexpected turn. Her passion for special education evolved into a mission to empower parents of children with diverse learning needs. But how did she make the transition, and what led her to become an IEP coach? Stay tuned to discover the inspiring twist in Shelley's story. Shelley Kenow, a veteran special educator with over 30 years of experience, shares her journey from a special education classroom to becoming an IEP consultant. She emphasizes the importance of understanding individual learning paths, advocating for students with disabilities, and breaking through societal limitations. Shelley's passion for promoting acceptance and inclusion led her to create the podcast "Hashtag No Limits," where she highlights stories of individuals overcoming challenges. Through her book, "Those Who Can't Teach," she aims to spread awareness about the diverse experiences of special needs families. Shelley's dedication to supporting children with special needs and empowering parents is evident in her approach to IEP coaching and professional development for schools. Her unique perspective challenges traditional education paradigms and inspires others to embrace individual differences.,Shelley Kenow, a seasoned special educator, transitioned into her role as an IEP consultant after spending years in special education classrooms. Her journey is driven by a deep understanding of the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities. Through her podcast, "Hashtag No Limits," Shelley shares inspiring stories of individuals defying societal constraints. Her book, "Those Who Can't Teach," delves into the real-life experiences of special needs families, promoting empathy and inclusion. Shelley's commitment to empowering parents and advocating for children with special needs is evident in her coaching and professional development work for schools. Her unique approach challenges traditional educational norms, encouraging a shift towards embracing individual differences. Shelley's passion for creating a more inclusive and understanding environment for students with diverse learning needs shines through in her work and storytelling. There's nothing wrong with your child that they need this extra education. It's just their brains were built differently, and that's okay. - Shelley Kenow Visit Shelley Kenow's website at www.shelleykenow.com to learn more about her IEP coaching services and to purchase her book. Email Shelley at shelley@shelleykenow.com to inquire about her services or to schedule a consultation. Purchase Shelley Kenow's book Those Who Can't Teach: True Stories of Special Needs Families to Promote Acceptance, Inclusion, and Empathy on her website, Amazon, or other book retailers. Connect with Shelley Kenow on social media to stay updated on her latest podcast episodes, speaking engagements, and professional development opportunities. https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAsperersStudio https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/
Finding Support and Guidance: A CEO’s Journey with Autism - Heather Florio
30-11-2023
Finding Support and Guidance: A CEO’s Journey with Autism - Heather Florio
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Step into the world of Heather Florio, as she unveils the unexpected twist that shaped her journey of self-acceptance. A twist that shattered her belief that something was inherently wrong with her, and instead revealed the beauty of her unique neurodiversity. Brace yourself for a tale of resilience, as Heather shares the captivating story of how she found solace in the pages of books and used her insatiable thirst for knowledge to navigate the labyrinth of social interactions. Get ready to be inspired, as the open loop begs the question: How did Heather's newfound understanding forever change her trajectory? In this episode of "Inside the Aspergers Studio," Heather Florio, CEO of Desert Harvest, shares her personal journey and strategies for navigating life with autism. From excelling in college through distance learning to finding solace in meditation, Heather's experiences offer valuable insights for individuals with autism. She discusses her challenges with sleep and hyperfocusing tendencies, providing practical tips and tools she uses to manage her company and daily life. Heather's passion for her work and dedication to helping others with chronic health conditions shine through, emphasizing the importance of finding meaningful work that aligns with personal values. Her story highlights the difficulties individuals with autism and ADHD face and the importance of finding coping mechanisms and support. Whether you're seeking self-acceptance or strategies for navigating social situations, Heather's journey offers relatable experiences and practical advice that can benefit you in various aspects of life, including education, careers, and social interactions.,In this episode of "Inside the Aspergers Studio," Heather Florio, the CEO of Desert Harvest, shares her personal journey and strategies for navigating life with autism. Heather's experiences, from excelling in college through distance learning to finding solace in meditation, offer valuable insights for individuals with autism. She discusses her challenges with sleep and hyperfocusing tendencies, providing practical tips and tools she uses to manage her company and daily life. Heather's passion for her work and dedication to helping others with chronic health conditions shine through, emphasizing the importance of finding meaningful work that aligns with personal values. Her story highlights the difficulties individuals with autism and ADHD face and the importance of finding coping mechanisms and support. Whether individuals are seeking self-acceptance or strategies for navigating social situations, Heather's journey offers relatable experiences and practical advice that can benefit them in various aspects of life, including education, careers, and social interactions. Heathers Resources: https://desertharvest.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-florio-468822a4/ Contact me here: https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio
Referee Resilience Unleashed: Strategies for Mental Well-being in the Field
23-11-2023
Referee Resilience Unleashed: Strategies for Mental Well-being in the Field
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Join us as we delve into the world of professional refereeing with guest Nathan Sherratt. He shares his experiences and challenges as a referee, including dealing with pressure from parents and criticism from players and spectators. But just when Nathan thought he had found his stride, a shocking incident leaves him questioning everything. Will he find the support and resilience to overcome this setback? Tune in to find out. Autistic individuals, when allowed to work in a way that suits them, can be one of the most valuable assets to an organization. – Nathan Sherratt In this episode of Inside the Asperger Studios, host Reid Miles and co-host Michelle Michelle Markman interview Nathan Sherratt, a business owner and football referee from England who is on the autism spectrum. Nathan shares his journey to understanding and accepting his autism diagnosis and how it has impacted his life. From his experiences as a referee to his work in the mental health field, Nathan provides valuable insights and perspectives on supporting mental health in referees. His story is relatable and inspiring, showcasing the importance of self-acceptance, managing sensory sensitivities, and the need for support and accommodations. Whether you’re a referee seeking resilience in the mental health field or simply interested in learning more about autism and its impact on individuals, this episode offers valuable perspectives and practical advice. Tune in to Inside the Aspergers Studio and gain a better understanding of mental health in referees and the importance of support in their well-being and performance. Contact me: YouTubeInstagramLinkedINAspergers Studio WebsiteFaceBookTwitter Contact Michelle: https://michellemarkman.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/ndrelationshipsupport/https://www.facebook.com/MichelleNMarkman Nathans References: https://thethirdteam.co.uk/https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-third-team/https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheThirdTeam
Empowering Neurodiverse Individuals: Harnessing the Power of Personal Motivation
18-11-2023
Empowering Neurodiverse Individuals: Harnessing the Power of Personal Motivation
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio In a world that often felt like an uphill battle, Zachary Wyman found solace and purpose in the vibrant city of Seattle. But little did he know that his personal journey would lead him to unexpected places, unveiling a true passion within. Now, as he embarks on a remarkable endeavor to empower and support neurodiverse individuals, Zachary's story takes an unforeseen twist. Brace yourself for the unexpected as we delve into the life of a man who defied the odds and embraced his calling. What lies ahead for Zachary Wyman in his quest to make a lasting impact? Stay tuned for the remarkable to a journey that will leave you inspired and hungry for more. My special guest is Zachary Wyman Zachary Wyman is a passionate individual based in Seattle, Washington, who is on a mission to empower and support the neurodiverse community. At 33 years old, Zachary has embarked on a new endeavor in his life, pursuing a career as an autism life coach. With a desire to make a difference and provide the support that neurodiverse individuals often struggle to access, Zachery is dedicated to fostering a sense of empowerment and helping others reach their full potential. Through his own personal growth and the guidance of influential figures in his life, Zachery has developed a deep understanding of the importance of motivation and support. With his boundless enthusiasm and commitment, Zachary aims to create a positive impact in the lives of those he coaches. The world needs me, and I believe that I have something unique to offer. I am proud of the person I have become, and I am ready to empower others in the neurodiverse community. - Zachary Wyman Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.instagram.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio
Breaking Boundaries: Empowering Autistic Individuals in Work & Education
08-11-2023
Breaking Boundaries: Empowering Autistic Individuals in Work & Education
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Emily Bourke MLC is a distinguished guest on this episode of Inside the Asperger Studios. As the Assistant Minister for Autism in Australia, Emily holds a unique position as the only individual in the world dedicated solely to advocating for the autistic and autism community within the government. Elected to the Upper House in the South Australian Parliament in 2018, Emily has been actively involved in formulating and implementing policies to promote autism inclusion in education and the workforce. Her initiatives include the placement of autism inclusion teachers in public primary schools, with 99% of schools now benefiting from this program. Additionally, Emily has spearheaded efforts to enhance teacher training at universities, ensuring educators have the necessary skills to support students with disabilities. Through her unwavering commitment and dedication, Emily has made significant strides in advancing opportunities and empowerment for individuals with autism. Her work continues to be instrumental in fostering a more inclusive society for all. Emily Bourke, Assistant Minister for Autism in South Australia, is a passionate advocate for autism inclusion in the workforce and education. Her journey began when she was elected into the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament in 2018. Recognizing the need for a dedicated focus on autism, Emily was appointed to the unique position of Assistant Minister for autism, the first of its kind in the world. This position was created in response to years of advocacy from the autistic and autism community, highlighting the challenges faced by individuals with autism in areas like education and employment. Emily’s role allows her to represent the entire state of South Australia and work towards creating policies that promote inclusivity and empower individuals with autism. She is committed to making a lasting impact by implementing initiatives such as the introduction of autism inclusion teachers in public primary schools and incorporating autism education modules in teacher training programs. Emily’s efforts have garnered attention not just within Australia, but also internationally, as she strives to bring about positive change and improve the lives of individuals with autism. The Resources Emily Mentioned: https://sa.alp.org.au/alp_people/emily-bourke/https://www.officeforautism.sa.gov.au/autism-workshttps://twitter.com/emsbourkehttps://www.facebook.com/EmilyBourkeMLC/ Contact me: https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudiohttps://www.instagram.com/InsideTheAspergersStudiohttps://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudiohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudiohttps://aspergersstudio.com/
Stories: Unlocking Success: Sara Bradford’s Journey as a Dynamic Consultant
25-10-2023
Stories: Unlocking Success: Sara Bradford’s Journey as a Dynamic Consultant
Does this sound familiar? You have embarked on a journey to become a successful consultant, seeking inspiration and guidance to achieve personal fulfillment and success. But you've been told that the key to your dreams lies in following a specific formula or strategy that promises instant results. Yet, despite your efforts, you find yourself trapped in a cycle of disappointment and frustration, wondering why these actions haven't brought you the desired outcome. The pain of investing time and energy into ineffective actions, only to see limited progress, can be disheartening. But fear not, as there is a more fulfilling and successful path to consulting, and it starts with Sara Bradford's journey as a consultant. My special guest is Sara Bradford Sara Bradford, a highly accomplished consultant, joins us today as our guest. With her diverse skill set and expertise, Sara has established herself as a sought-after professional in the field. In addition to her consulting work, she is also a renowned speaker and author of children's books. Notably, Sara is the founder of a non-profit organization, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact on her community. Through her personal experiences and reflections, Sara has gained valuable insights, particularly from her past failures in relationships. These experiences have led her to prioritize self-love and making more informed choices. Influenced by her father, a retired major general, and inspired by the works of thought leaders like Barry Prusant and Jack Canfield, Sara has developed a unique perspective that emphasizes the significance of effective communication and the transformative power of kindness. As the CEO of her consulting business and a dedicated wife and mother, Sara continues to inspire others with her professionalism, compassion, and unwavering dedication to her work. I want people to feel safe when they know me, and I think that's the ultimate gift you can give someone. - Sara Bradford Saras Resources: https://sjchilds.org/https://www.facebook.com/sjchildsshow/ Connect with me here: https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudiohttps://www.instagram.com/insidetheaspergersStudiohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudiohttps://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudiohttps://aspergersstudio.com/ Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio
Building Stronger Family Connections Through Autism: A Late Diagnosis Journey - Sara Bradford
18-10-2023
Building Stronger Family Connections Through Autism: A Late Diagnosis Journey - Sara Bradford
Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio A late autism diagnosis brings a family closer together, but what happens when the unexpected strikes? Tune in as Sara Bradford shares her journey of discovery, love, and growth, leaving us wondering: will their newfound bond withstand the challenges ahead? Sara Bradford is a remarkable individual whose journey of self-discovery and late diagnosis has brought her to the forefront of the autism community. As a mother, wife, and late-diagnosed autistic herself, Sara brings a unique perspective to the table. Her experience of raising a son on the spectrum, combined with her own personal journey of self-discovery, led her to dive into the world of children's book authorship, podcasting, and founding a non-profit organization. With her warm and relatable personality, Sara is dedicated to celebrating and elevating the voices of individuals with autism. Her insights on family bonding and navigating life on the spectrum are invaluable for late-diagnosed adults and parents alike. Join us on Inside the Asperger Studios to hear Sara's inspiring story and gain a fresh perspective on family relationships and autism. Sara Bradford, a late-diagnosed autistic and mother of two, shares her journey of self-discovery and how it strengthened her family bonds. After her son's autism diagnosis, followed by her husband and daughter, Sara began to question her own place on the spectrum. Curiosity led her to get tested, and the results brought a sense of relief and unity to their already close-knit family. As a stay-at-home mom, Sara found new purpose in advocating for autism awareness through her podcast, the SG Child Show, and writing children's books. She discovered a passion for uplifting voices and shifting perspectives, both within her family and the world. Through her upcoming nonprofit, SJ Child Global Network, Sara aims to provide resources and employment training for individuals on the spectrum, including her son. Her journey of self-discovery has not only deepened her understanding of autism but also strengthened the love and connection within her family. Sara's story serves as an inspiration for late-diagnosed adults seeking to strengthen their own family relationships and find their place in the world. Saras Resoures: https://sjchilds.org/ https://linkfly.to/30124nzS2q5 Contact me here: https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio
Stories: Inside the Musical Journey of Autistic Violinist Stuart Carlson
11-10-2023
Stories: Inside the Musical Journey of Autistic Violinist Stuart Carlson
On this episode of Inside the Aspergers Studio, we have the pleasure of chatting with the incredibly talented Stuart Carlson. Known worldwide as a world-renowned violinist, Stuart's musical journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Growing up in Dexter, Michigan, Stuart discovered his love for music at an early age. What sets him apart is his unique perspective as an individual with autism, which adds an extra layer of depth to his performances. With a focus on composition and arranging, Stuart finds solace in the space around him, allowing him to create his best work. His dedication and passion have not gone unnoticed, with legendary violinist Itzak Perlman himself praising Stuart's talent. Guided by influential figures like Lisa Bardeck and Rodney Friend, Stuart continues to push boundaries and touch hearts through his music. Join us as we dive into the extraordinary life and musical journey of Stuart Carlson. I want to be remembered for expressing joy and care through my music. - Stuart Carlson Stuart Carlson, a world-renowned autistic violinist, invites us into his life and musical journey on the podcast "Inside the Aspergers Studio." Growing up in Dexter, Michigan, Stuart found solace and joy in music, particularly through his love for the violin. His passion for composition and arranging allowed him to create music that truly speaks to his soul. Stuart's talent caught the attention of legendary violinist Itzak Perlman, who praised his YouTube videos, leaving Stuart in disbelief. While he acknowledges that he has faced challenges, such as not being fully prepared for performances, Stuart's determination drives him to continuously improve. With the guidance of his coach, Lisa Bardeck, and the invaluable tips from legendary violinist Rodney Friend, Stuart has honed his skills and found his voice through music. Supported and inspired by his parents, Stuart feels most alive when performing alongside other musicians, blending harmonies and melodies to create a symphony of emotions. His journey has taught him the importance of kindness and self-care, and he hopes that his compositions and arrangements touch the hearts of those who listen. Looking to the future, Stuart envisions a world that is not only technologically advanced but also kinder and more compassionate. Through his music, Stuart aims to express joy, care, and kindness, leaving a lasting legacy as a talented musician who touched the hearts of many. To experience Stuart's incredible talent, visit his website and listen to his compositions and arrangements that will surely captivate your soul https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://aspergersstudio.com/ Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio
Breaking the Stigma: Bethea Coppola Rios on the Power of Therapy for Mental Health - Bethea Coppola Rios
11-10-2023
Breaking the Stigma: Bethea Coppola Rios on the Power of Therapy for Mental Health - Bethea Coppola Rios
In the world of mental health, there are stories that have unexpected twists, revealing hidden struggles and inspiring journeys of self-discovery. Bethea Coppola Rios, a seasoned professional counselor, had her own surprising revelation during the pandemic. Little did she know, buried within her was a secret that would change everything. Join us as we delve into Bethea's remarkable journey of self-discovery, uncovering a twist that will leave you questioning what lies beneath the surface. Therapy is hard. If you walk out of a therapy session thinking, that was easy, you're not doing it right, and you need a new therapist. - Bethea Bethea Coppola Rios is a highly experienced trauma specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a master's degree and is licensed as a professional counselor, as well as a certified clinical trauma professional. With a deep passion for her work, Bethea has worked across various levels of care, including inpatient settings. Currently, she runs her private practice, Be Well Mental Health Counseling, where she provides individual therapy to clients and witnesses the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship. Bethea's commitment to improving mental health experiences extends beyond her practice, as she is also working towards a certification in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) - a highly effective therapeutic approach. With her wealth of knowledge and dedication to helping others, Bethea is a valuable resource in the field of mental health. Betheas Resources: https://www.bewellnj.com/meet-our-owner https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethea-coppola-rios-b7902470 Contact me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidmiles/ https://www.twitter.com/AspergersStudio https://aspergersstudio.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@AspergersStudio https://www.instagram.com/InsidetheAspergersStudio https://www.facebook.com/InsideTheAspergersStudio Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio