Season 2

Online Dating: What Autistics Need to Know

Online Dating: What Autistics Need to Know

Go to todaysautisticmoment.com to listen to the show and/or find the transcript. The convenience of the internet might seem like a great way to that perfect person to date. However, many Autistics find it difficult not to fall into certain social traps that can include but not be limited to dating someone who is abusive, and/or finding someone who does not respect our boundaries, or just rejects us. Come hea...

Self-Care During an Election Year
August 21, 2022x
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01:06:4061.71 MB

Self-Care During an Election Year

Tap or click on ---> Episode Index Page <--- for the Program and Interview Transcripts Election years bring with them a lot of stress to add on to our stressful lives. Newspaper and/or blog articles, social media ads, television ads, emails are coming at us one after another with negative messages that bombard our senses. We become so overwhelmed, frustrated and burned out. Each effort to turn things o...

Self-Care During a Crisis
August 07, 2022x
15
01:07:4262.66 MB

Self-Care During a Crisis

Tap or click to get the Program and Interview Transcripts . Crises for Autistic Adults comes from things like not getting hired for a job.  Getting rejected by someone you were dating. Maybe you got a notice that your support services were cancelled.  Your pet needs to go to the Vet.  Maybe you are facing the real threat of homelessness.  Autistics face more crises for various reasons, an...

Self-Care During Sensory Overload/Meltdown

Self-Care During Sensory Overload/Meltdown

Please go to the Episode Index Page for the Program and Interview Transcripts Zephyr’s understanding of their own sensory limitation needs makes Zephyr a fantastic guest to talk about this topic.  Many non-autistic people just cannot grasp that sensory overload/meltdown is a very painful and traumatic episode that wipes out our energy to a point where we must rest and become better regulated.  Zeph...

Self-Care During Seasonal Depression

Self-Care During Seasonal Depression

Please go to the Episode Index Page on todaysautisticmoment.com for the program script and the interview transcripts. Why should we talk about seasonal depression at the beginning of the summer and the 4th of July? Because the 4th of July can be one of the worst days for Autistics. A lot of Autistics are the opposite of the general population in that our seasonal depression is worse during the summer and bette...

Intersection of LGBTQ, Disability and Autistic Pride

Intersection of LGBTQ, Disability and Autistic Pride

Go to the Episode index Page of todaysautisticmoment.com for the Program and Interview Transcripts. Today’s Autistic Moment continues the celebration of Pride Month on this episode The Intersection of LGBTQIA+ Pride & Disability & Autistic Pride that will take a slightly different turn. I will be joined by Andrew Gurza who is a gay queer person with cerebral palsy, and an exceptional advocate for all disabled p...

The Intersection of LGBTQ & Autistic Pride

The Intersection of LGBTQ & Autistic Pride

Go to The Episode Index Page for the Program and Interview Transcript. It's June which means we are celebrating Pride for LGBTQIA+ people. June 18th is Autistic Pride Day. It is no accident that both Pride celebrations fall during the same month. LGBTQIA+ Pride and Autistic Pride share an intersectional relationship as people who experience similar issues. Yenn Purkis, a Queer, Nonbinary and Autistic advocate a...

Overcoming Internalized Ableism

Overcoming Internalized Ableism

Looking for the Program and Interview Transcripts? Go to the Episode Index Page at todaysautisticmoment.com. 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. Eric Garcia the author of the book We're Not Broken: Changi...

Autistic Masking and Burnout

Autistic Masking and Burnout

Looking for the Program and Interview Transcripts? Go to Podcast Episodes One of the reasons many Autistics find it difficult to celebrate Autism Acceptance is because of having to mask our Autism because of a society that has not accepted us. What is masking? How does burnout happen? Listen to this exceptional conversation between Lyric and myself and get the answers with some tips about what you can do to liv...

Autism is Not A Curse

Autism is Not A Curse

Program scripts and Interview Transcripts are available at this link . Ben Levin is the author of the book In The Hole . Ben’s novel is a story depicting a child’s experience with homelessness. Ben has been in love with stories ever since he was a little boy. Ben is also proud to be Autistic and wants to use his status as an author to be an example of how Autism is not a setback, but a gift. “Autism is Not A...