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Allies in Action: Supporting and Empowering the Autism Community

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Reid Miles is joined by Tony Mantor and Katie Griswold, two individuals dedicated to raising autism awareness through personal stories. Tony, a renowned producer, delves into his unexpected journey into advocating for autism awareness, sparked by a video for first responders and a subsequent collaboration with a speech therapist for autistic children. Katie’s introduction to the cause came through her mother reaching out to Tony, leading to her inspiring involvement in music and…

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The Science Behind Weighted Pillows: Deep Pressure for Dopamine and Sleep

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Mikey Goldman, the founder of Quiet Mind, shared a compelling journey about his personal experience living with ADHD and sensory processing disorder. From his childhood struggles to the challenges of finding effective coping mechanisms, his story resonates with those managing similar mental health conditions. Mikey’s journey took an unexpected turn when he discovered the calming effects of weighted blankets. However, he found them to be cumbersome and impractical for daily use. This realization…

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Stories: Trading the Rat Race for Paradise: A Coach Finds Balance in Hawaii

If you’re feeling trapped in the rat race of the corporate world, striving to become someone you’re not, then you are not alone! Dana Mahina’s journey from Silicon Valley to executive coaching in Hawaii will inspire you to embrace authenticity and find your true purpose. My special guest is Dana Mahina Meet Dana Mahina, an accomplished executive coach, author, and podcast host. With a successful career in Silicon Valley, she made a courageous shift to pursue her true calling of…

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Building Confidence and Self-Love: A Neurodivergent Therapist’s Approach

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio If you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious, struggling to find a therapist who truly understands your neurodivergent experience, then you are not alone! Seeking therapy can be frustrating when you’re not getting the understanding and empathy you need, leaving you feeling unheard and disconnected. Karla Pretorius, a seasoned therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of neurodiversity, brings a holistic and personalized approach to her practice. With a master’s in psychology…

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Unmasking Autistic Burnout: Spotting the Signs and Steps to Recovery

Uncover the unexpected truth about autistic burnout and its impact on individuals in a revealing conversation with Larissa Minner. Learn how societal changes and individual strategies can prevent burnout and lead to a more inclusive world. Stay tuned to discover the eye-opening insights that challenge what you thought you knew about autism and burnout. Growing up as a neurodivergent individual, Larissa Minner’s journey to understanding autistic burnout was a rollercoaster of misdiagnoses and challenges. From being misunderstood and mistreated due…

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Journey of a Lifelong Gamer: One Developer’s Path to Solo Success

In a world filled with challenges, one game developer’s journey took an unexpected turn that changed everything. His resilience and determination were put to the test, but he refused to let anything stand in the way of his passion for creating 3D platformers. As his story unfolds, you’ll witness the transformative power of pursuing one’s passions, despite the obstacles that may arise. Are you ready to discover the remarkable twist that shaped Peter Lantz’s game development journey? Peter Lantz, a…

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Sliding Scale Model Enables Flexible Neurodiversity Services

“You’re Not Alone” In a world where neurodiversity is often misunderstood, Danielle Sullivan’s journey took an unexpected turn. From a late autism diagnosis to becoming a beacon of support for neurodivergent individuals, her story is one of resilience and empowerment. But the real twist? It’s how she’s changing the narrative around neurodiversity, and the impact it’s having on those seeking understanding and acceptance. Want to know how she’s doing it? Stay tuned for the inspiring I think the most common…

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Navigating Neurodiversity: An ADHD Coach’s Journey

Feeling lost and misunderstood as a neurodivergent individual? Imagine finding a coach who not only understands your struggles but has lived through them herself. Vida Carey’s journey from teacher to advocate takes an unexpected turn, and her personal revelation will leave you eager to hear more about her unique approach to self-advocacy. Vida Carey, a neurodivergent coach, draws from her experience as a former teacher and a mother of a child diagnosed with ASD. Her journey into coaching began with…

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Bringing Hydroponic Hope: Nonprofit Tackles Unemployment in Autism Community

With a twist of fate, Jen Faust’s journey into the world of vocational programs for autism began in a way that no one could have predicted. It was a path woven with unexpected turns and personal connections that led to a profound impact. As her story unfolds, you’ll discover the unique twist that sparked her passion and set her on a course to change lives. Stay tuned to learn how this unconventional start paved the way for new opportunities and…

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Raising an Autistic Child: A Mother’s Candid Perspective

Support the show via my Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AspergersStudio Get ready to dive into the world of parenting a child with autism, as we follow Adrienne John’s journey and the challenges she faces. From sensory issues to energy regulation, Adrienne’s son’s unique interests and struggles will keep you on the edge of your seat. But just when she thought she had found a solution, a new challenge arose, leaving her questioning what to do next. Adrienne John, a dedicated zookeeper and mother,…

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