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January 2022The Medical and Social Models of Autism
Guest: Dr. Scott FrasardProgram ScriptInterview Transcript
On January 10th, the premier of Season 2 will be The Medical and Social Models of Autism with my guest Dr. Scott Frasard. In the medical model, Autism is a neurological developmental disorder. In order to receive disability benefits, support services and social supports, Autistics are known by a medical pathology. A pathology that makes us second class citizens. In the social model we have the movement for Neurodiversity. Autistics and other individuals with conditions like ADHD are capturing our diversity as Neurodivergents to work towards a society of equality and equity. Dr. Scott Frasard will talk with me about why the medical and social models are important, and how the Neurodiversity movement is helping Autistics reach for our full potential in life.
Episode Date: January 10, 2022
Chronic Pain Management for Autistic Adults
Guest: Erin Brandel DykhuizenProgram ScriptInterview Transcript
Erin Brandel Dykhuizen who is a licensed social worker who specializes in helping Autistics to deal with Chronic Pain Management. Autistic people have very different responses to pain in large part due to our sensory processing disorders. Some Autistic Adults may be hypo-sensitive to pain in that they do not know how much pain they are actually in. Other Autistic Adults who are hypersensitive have pain that is so intense that managing day to day activities is almost impossible. There are many Autistic Adults who live with chronic pain due to conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, physical injuries, and of course trauma. Erin will join me to talk about how Autistic Adults can manage their pain in ways that work for them.
Episode Date: January 24, 2022
February 2022Eating Disorders and Autistic Adults
Guest: Tas Kronbytasthoughts
According to different researchers, Autistic Adults are 4.9-22.9% higher risk of developing an eating disorder. Sensitivity to food textures, digestive issues, and interoception play a significant role that impacts Autistic Adults experiencing eating disorders. Tas Kronby joins me to talk about the challenges of eating disorders for Autistic Adults with some helpful advice.
Episode Date: February 7, 2022
Trauma: An Unavoidable Consequence
Social stigmas. Sensory processing disorder(s). Abusive relationships. Rejection. Unemployment. Ableism. All of these and many more than can be mentioned means that trauma is an unavoidable consequence for Autistic Adults. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is among the most common forms of trauma. Tas Kronby will join me to talk about trauma and some crucial tips for self care.
Episode Date: February 21st, 2022
Women's History MonthAdult Autistic Women
Guest: Rosemarie Carreiro
There are those who still think that women cannot be Autistic. A myth like this makes it difficult for many women to get evaluated and diagnosed. The myth along with misogyny and a system of patriarchy can mean that Adult Autistic Women are not taken seriously. Rose will join me to talk about her experiences and thoughts about Adult Autistic Women.
Episode Date: March 7, 2022
Autistic Post-Menopausal Women
Guest: Michele Neuman
There are many women who are diagnosed as Autistic in their post-menopausal ages. As with any Autism diagnosis in adulthood, their life's history gets rewritten. The services available for Autistic post-menopausal women are not as many as they should be. Michele Neuman is an Autistic who was diagnosed in her post-menopausal years who faces many deep obstactles in her local community. Her story is powerful and is all the more reason why advocacy on behalf of Aging Autistic Adults is so overdue.
Episode Date: March 21, 2022
April 2022Autism Acceptance MonthWe're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
Guest: Eric Garcia
If you have not yet read Eric Garcia's book We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, you really should get a copy and read it. Eric Garcia is an Autistic Adult who wrote about an excellent book from his perspective. Eric will join me for a special edition episode on Autism Acceptance Day to talk about his book and ways that Autistic Adults can view themselves as wholesome individuals.
Episode Date: Autism Acceptance Day, April 2nd, 2022
Autism is Not A Curse
Guest: Ben LevinBen Levin: Author
Ben Levin is the author of the book Autism is Not A Curse. Autism is a neurological developmental disorder according to the DSM-5 published in 2013. When someone is diagnosed with Autism there are stigmas that come with it. Autistic people are stereotyped as selfish, rude, cannot have healthy social relationships, dating relationships, cannot be employed and much more. Ben will join me to talk about how Autistics add so much to society because of the gifts and talents that Autism brings. The Neurodiversity movement is to help recreate a better world where Autism Acceptance is celebrated and advanced.
Episode Date: April 18, 2022
Autistic Masking and Burnout
Guest: Lyric HolmansNeurodivergent Rebel
Many Autistics mask their Autism and try to appear as neurotypical. They do so because we live in a world there neurodiversity is not expected, accepted or embraced. Masking our Autistic identity to get into relationships, jobs and to fit in with others around us requires a lot of negativity that impacts our personal health in numerous ways. Among the results of masking is burnout. Burnout occurs when we have been trying to mask our Autistic identity to the point that we cannot continue to do so, because of the personal damage we sustain. Lyric Holmans joins me to talk about masking and burnout with some great advice to help us work through the affects.
Episode Date: May 9, 2022
Overcoming Internalized Ableism
Guest: David Gray-HammondEmergent Divergence: Addiction, Mental Health, and the Autistic Experience
There are many unavoidable consequences to being Autistic in an ableist society. One of those consequences is internalized ableism. Autistic Adults tend to doubt ourselves to the point that ableism takes over our own attitudes towards ourselves. David Gray-Hammond returns to Today's Autistic Moment to talk about how Autistic Adults can overcome our internalized ableism.
Episode Date: May 23, 2022
Go to the Episode Index page for all 24 episodes of season 1 in 2021.