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30 Kelley Fitch | On episodes 1-29 - a quick guide

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Release Date: 05/03/2014

36 Jessica Kupferman | On ADHD, autism, and comb-overs. show art 36 Jessica Kupferman | On ADHD, autism, and comb-overs.

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Hold onto your comb-overs, people! Today we're chatting with entrepreneur, business coach, and fellow podcaster Jessica Kupferman. Jessica has a teenaged son with high functioning autism, and she is VERY funny.

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35 Jen Turrell | On ABA, staffing up, and first plane rides show art 35 Jen Turrell | On ABA, staffing up, and first plane rides

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

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34 Officer Matt Brown | On why registering our kids saves lives, and on summertime safety on the spectrum show art 34 Officer Matt Brown | On why registering our kids saves lives, and on summertime safety on the spectrum

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Hey guys! So summer is coming, even though you wouldn't really be feeling it yet if you are up in Maine with us, and I wanted to do an  episode about safety issues and autism. This is super important because statistically, most accidents involving people on the spectrum happen in the warmer months. I'm excited to be speaking today with Federal Law Enforcement Officer, autism parent, and autism first responder trainer Matt Brown. ...

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33 Kid Gigawatt | On 3 things that made us better autism parents, plus 5 coping tools for bumpy days show art 33 Kid Gigawatt | On 3 things that made us better autism parents, plus 5 coping tools for bumpy days

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Thrilled to be joined by my husband to discuss three things we feel have made us better autism parents people. I hope listening to these will get you thinking about how your past experiences relate to the spectrum. ...

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32 Patty Pacelli | On preparing younger kiddos for the workforce, what makes some people with autism fantastic hires, some of the best and worst jobs for people with autism, and about helpful work accommodations.  show art 32 Patty Pacelli | On preparing younger kiddos for the workforce, what makes some people with autism fantastic hires, some of the best and worst jobs for people with autism, and about helpful work accommodations.

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Today I'm excited to speak to author Patty Pacelli, whose young adult son has autism. She advocates for people on the spectrum to achieve their career dreams and contribute their exceptional talents to the workforce, and has just written a book entitled Six Word Lessons for Autism Friendly Workplaces. ...

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31 Kyle Crawford | On his new autism book, customized education, inclusion, laughing, and magical moments. (<--dolphins included!) show art 31 Kyle Crawford | On his new autism book, customized education, inclusion, laughing, and magical moments. (<--dolphins included!)

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Kyle's work in autism spans direct services, research, and administration. He worked one-on-one with adults on the spectrum in Santa Barbara, CA, focusing on improvements in quality of life, employment, health, and social networks. For two years, while pursuing his Master's of Social Work, he worked for a multi-million dollar state and federally funded psychosocial intervention research project at the University of Pittsburgh for adults with autism that aims to be a new standard in adult autism services. And he's author to the recent book, Connect: Findings for a New Era of Autism.Here are all...

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30 Kelley Fitch | On episodes 1-29 - a quick guide show art 30 Kelley Fitch | On episodes 1-29 - a quick guide

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Today's episode is a bit different, because I won't be doing any interviewing - I'm flying solo. It's been a rough week for us all, because my father-in-law died on Monday afternoon, and he was just a great guy. A coach, a teacher, a veteran, a lifelong athlete, and a kind and gentle man. ...

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29 Julie Cole | On labels, raising 6 kids, and running a successful business show art 29 Julie Cole | On labels, raising 6 kids, and running a successful business

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Today, I'm so excited to speak to Mabel's Labels founder, blogger, and mama to many, Julie Cole. Julie's business has been featured on the Huffington Post, The View, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, and many others, and her oldest of 6 kids has autism. ...

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28 Cynthia Lord | on her Newberry award-winning book, Rules, and what's next show art 28 Cynthia Lord | on her Newberry award-winning book, Rules, and what's next

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Today I am super excited to speak to fellow Mainer and Newberry award-winning author of the book Rules, Cynthia Lord. We chat about writing a book with autism at the center, her new books coming out this year, and some ideas for making libraries more inclusive for kiddos on the spectrum. ...

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27 Chris Brogan | On being a freak, a misfit, and a weirdo - and how that can make you a successful entrepreneur show art 27 Chris Brogan | On being a freak, a misfit, and a weirdo - and how that can make you a successful entrepreneur

Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Named one of Forbes' top 30 Twitter influencers in 2013, social media rockstar, best-selling author, publisher, speaker, business consultant and super nice guy Chris Brogan is today's guest. We chat about the inspiration behind his new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators. ...

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Today's episode is a bit different, because I won't be doing any interviewing - I'm flying solo. It's been a rough week for us all, because my father-in-law died on Monday afternoon, and he was just a great guy. A coach, a teacher, a veteran, a lifelong athlete, and a kind and gentle man.

I'm feeling nostalgic, so I wanted to give a look back and give you guys a quick guide to our previous episodes to help you find a good one you might have missed. 



The episodes from the parent perspective are:
           

Numbers 4 & 5 with Keri Bowers, fillmaker and art therapist on raising a son on the spectrum
               
Number 7 with Dan Korins on his son, who has an amazing voice
              
Number 8 with Rupert Isaacson, NYT best-selling author and filmmaker of "The Horse Boy"   
Number 12 with my husband Jeff Waites, on raising the Romanator
          
Number 14 with Wayne Gilpin, author, and autism book and magazine publisher
   
Number 18 with Kara Wilson, on raising a daughter with Asperger's
               
Number 21 with Margret Ericsdottir, filmmaker and mom of a nonverbal teenaged boy
   
Number 28 with Cynthia Lord, NYT best-selling children's author, and mom to a young adult son with autism   
Number 29 with Julie Cole, entrepreneur and mother of 6 kids, the oldest of whom has autism



Writing from the first-hand perspective of autism    

Episode 2 with Temple Grandin, autism rock star   
Episodes 9 & 10 with Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie and author   
Episode 23 with Tom Angleberger, Aspie, NYT best-selling author of a series of kids books with Aspie main characters



The sibling perspective is highlighted with my own kids in episode 6



Authors- we have a bunch in the parent category (Rupert Isaacson, Wayne Gilpin, Cynthia Lord), but also:
               

Episode 3 with James Ball, chair of the national Autism Society and autism behavioral consultant
              
Episode 20 with scholar, NYT best-selling author and speaker Andrew Solomon
   

And then there are therapists and therapies on
               

Episode 13 with Alisa Anderson on adaptive ski
               
Episode 16 with Sarah Bronson on therapeutic horseback riding   
Episode 17 with Jill Schacht on occupational therapy
               
Episode 19 with Elizabeth Mortati on art therapy
               
Episode 25 with Rachel See on music therapy



School & Home focused:
               

We talk in-home support in number 11 with Lauren O'Neil
              
We talk school inclusion in episode 24 with Tim Villegas



Episode 22 with Eric Tivers is about how ADHD tends to co-occur with autism



And then there are two episodes not specifically related to autism, but to being different:

Episode 1 with NYT best-selling author, wine expert and social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Episode 27 with NYT best-selling author, magazine publisher, super nice guy, and business consultant Chris Brogan



And the last episodes I haven't mentioned are about Kid Gigawatt (that's us!)
   

Number 15 is about why we sell t-shirts to microfund therapies for kiddos with autism
   
Number 26 is about the road trip documentary movie we're making this summer



And today is episode 30, so there you have it! And after 4 planes and a funeral, what I'd really love more than anything, is to hear from you. Please email me your funny stories from Autismland, I'd love to put together an episode together just with some of the bright spots. So when we're feeling a bit blue, we can have a good laugh. Email me at [email protected] I'm counting on you! :)


Kelley

PS Here's a link to the blog post I mentioned on the podcast, Remembering Opa.