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Autistic Adults and Internet Safety

Autistic Adults and Internet Safety

Program Scripts and Interview Transcripts can be found on the Episode Index Page of todaysautisticmoment.com. There is no doubt about it, the internet is a lot of fun. Social media, chat rooms, texting, dating, and gaming can make social connections easier. However, the internet is full of predators who know more about us than we know about them. Tas Kronby will join me to give us some helpful advice about watc...

Autistic Adults: Substance Abuse Addiction

Autistic Adults: Substance Abuse Addiction

Tap or click for the Program Script and Interview Transcript. Substance abuse addiction is a dire problem for Autistics. Autistics can be nine times more likely to become addicted to alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs than non-autistic people. David Gray-Hammond joins me to share his moving story about how addiction has affected his life as an Autistic Adult. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.f...

Autistic Adults: Preparing for the Sensory Unfriendly Holidays

Autistic Adults: Preparing for the Sensory Unfriendly Holidays

Program Scripts and Interview Transcripts are available at the Episode Index Page.  The biggest holidays of the year are only weeks away.  Everyone must be so excited for the holiday season to arrive right?  Actually, many Autistics dread the arrival of the end of the year holidays.  The combination of lights, food smells, crowded homes or halls with many people at one time, extra socializa...

Autistic Adults: Coming Out as Autistic, Queer, Asexual and Nonbinary

Autistic Adults: Coming Out as Autistic, Queer, Asexual and Nonbinary

Go to https://todaysautisticmoment.com/podcast-episodes/ein/ for the Program Script and Interview Transcript. Discovering that we are Autistic and of a diverse sexual orientation or gender identity, can be a coming out process. As we begin October as National Coming Out Month for LGBTQIA+ people, it is only fair that we talk about coming out as Autistic too. My very special guest Yenn Perkis joins me to talk ab...

Autistic Adults: Let’s Talk About Consent

Autistic Adults: Let’s Talk About Consent

Program scripts and Interview Transcripts are available at todaysautisticmoment.com.  My guest Leah Bauman-Smith and I will have a frank conversation about the matter of consent and sexuality, with very sensitive content that may be triggering and therefore not appropriate for all audiences.  Listener discretion is advised.  Consent is more than just saying yes or no to sexual activity.  ...

Autistic Adults: Dating, Romantic Relationships and Sexuality

Autistic Adults: Dating, Romantic Relationships and Sexuality

My guest Leah Bauman-Smith and I have a very frank conversation about dating, romantic relationships and sexuality in this installment, with very sensitive content that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. There is a myth that all Autistic people are asexual and not interested in dating or having romantic relationships. The truth is Autistic Adults really do want to have hea...

Autistic Adults and Interdependence

Autistic Adults and Interdependence

Don't miss listening to my commentary about a recent article that appeared about Autistic Adults. Zephyr James joins me to talk about Autistic Adults and Interdependence. Interdependence is best understood as relying on each other for a sense of community belonging. Zephyr is working with The Autism Society of Minnesota to begin helping Autistics seek and find interdependence through healthy relationships, buil...

Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

A Program Script and Interview Transcript for this show can be found on https://todaysautisticmoment.com/podcast-episodes/ein/. Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality. Gaslighting occurs by lies and cover ups designed to suggest that the person experiencing the abuse has no understanding of themselves, who they are, what they...

Autistic Adults: Media Portrayal or Betrayal.

Autistic Adults: Media Portrayal or Betrayal.

Regardless of what group of people you are from that has a history of being “othered,” the media plays a powerful role in that it reflects what society looks like. The media is well known for getting everyone’s attention by whatever sensations they create. Autistic people are one group of people that are portrayed and betrayed by the media. Nicola Whiting, an Autistic Adult and Amazon best-selling author from t...

Autistic Adults and Our Diverse Gender Identities

Autistic Adults and Our Diverse Gender Identities

Today's Autistic Moment continues our celebration of Pride 2021 with my guest Enzi Tanner as we talk about Autistic Adults: Our Diverse Gender Identities. Enzi Tanner is a recently diagnosed Autistic Adult, who is a trans man, black and Jewish. Enzi joins me to talk about what being an individual who is part of many diverse communities. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support