The Autistic Me Podcast
Featuring autistic individuals speaking about their experiences and their identities — including and beyond autism. We will also speak to family members, support providers, experts, and others interested in joining an autistic-centered conversation.
info_outline Driving as The Autistic Me 10/28/2019
Driving as The Autistic Me Driving requires a lot of cognitive focus, which isn't easy with constant sensory input. Autism complicates what some people take for granted. In the United States, driving can be nearly essential for education, work, and medical care.
info_outline A Need for Order and Routines 10/15/2019
A Need for Order and Routines My theory is that a need for order and predictability corresponds to a desire to reduce cognitive overhead. I seek to control my workspace, my spaces at home, and my belongings. I don't seek to organize spaces that are not mine, unlike some of the OCD individuals I know. Your space can be messy - but not mine. You can use whatever pencil you want - I'll use my favorite brand.
info_outline Jennifer Jordan of Unabridged Press 02/25/2019
Jennifer Jordan of Unabridged Press Unabridged Press is changing media for good (double meaning intended), expanding and elevating digital media, first, and primarily by creating high-quality audio podcasts about topics, people, and places previously underrepresented.
info_outline Missing Obvious Health Signs 11/01/2018
Missing Obvious Health Signs Do autistics have more health problems and injuries? I believe so, based on my experiences. It is difficult for me to notice warning signs that might alert neurotypical individuals. With sensory overload, new inputs are ignored or unnoticed because we process so much input. When we don't "hear" what our bodies are trying to express, we end up with medical emergencies.
info_outline Summer Parenting 07/21/2018
Summer Parenting Success requires cultural knowledge expected of the middle and upper classes. We're doing a lot of summer enrichment to give our daughters every opportunity we can for them to "fit in" with peers. That we can provide such experiences is also a privilege.
info_outline Autistic Burnout 06/12/2018
Autistic Burnout Summer demands a lot of social energy, especially for parents. For autistics, the never-ending social calendar of summer can cause serious autistic burnout. Host C. S. Wyatt discusses his need to find a balance between social demands and self-care.