Speaking without vocalising – Two Interviews with Autistics

After hearing one too many times from a parent that they are amazed to think that autistic individuals who are non verbal are of the same intelligence, or even higher as someone who is verbal, this reporter decided to take a closer look. It is important for non verbal autistics to show neurotypical people, in particular parents […]

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Podcast: A Father’s Perspective & Autism Employment with Derek Volk

Derek Volk is a businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, philanthropist, and author of the book: Chasing the Rabbit – A Dad’s Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with employees who have disabilities. His own company currently […]

Short Film Documentary – WIZARD MODE

Canada – WIZARD MODE is an exciting short documentary film that shares with the world the story of Robert Gagno, a young man with autism who is ranked as the fourth best pinball player in the world. Released earlier this year, SALAZAR, the producers of the film, hope that WIZARD MODE will soon become a full length […]

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Reaching for the Sky – An Interview with an autistic balloon pilot

Today I was lucky enough to speak to Charlie Timbrell, an inspirational young man who was diagnosed Autistic aged seven, who has just achieved his life long dream of owning his own hot air balloon! Charlie was keen to explain that in his words: “ I felt since I have been become a hot air […]

Podcast: A Different Way of Seeing Autism with Dr. Barry Prizant

Barry Prizant is one of the world’s leading authorities on autism, with more than 40 years experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant for individuals with autism and their families. He’s an adjunct professor at Brown University and author of Uniquely Human. How is Barry’s new book, Uniquely Human, helping people better understand autism? […]

Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), one of the first things mentioned when your child receives a diagnosis of Autism. The paediatrician may recommend it and you are sure to read glowing reports about it. The ultimate goal of ABA? To make your child indistinguishable from their peers. To stop all self stimulating behaviour and enforce eye […]

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Podcast: Play Therapy & Relationship Approach for Autism with Dr. Robert Jason Grant of Autplay

We’re talking to Dr. Robert Jason Grant creator of AutPlay® Therapy – a play therapy based approach to working with children. It combines the therapeutic powers of play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development in a collaborative model to help kids and teens. Hear more about Robert’s journey to start the Autplay program for kids […]

Podcast: Kickstarter T-Shirts with Robert Thornton of Paper Clouds Apparel

Robert Thornton is the Founder of Paper Clouds Apparel. They have provided the shirts for the Autism Activities Handbook Kickstarter Campaign. Only a few days left to get your Paper Clouds Apparel T-shirt too! Robert’s mother was a bus driver for children with special needs. One of the little girls on her route would spend […]

Podcast: Kickstarter Launch & Interview with Andrea Bull author of Animal Appetites

Andrea Bull is the author of the Animal Appetites ABC book for kids and an advocate for her autistic brother, Robert. Robert provided the illustrations for Animal Appetites and is currently working on the illustrations for the Autism Activities Handbook (now on Kickstarter). Andrea started a project- a picture book with her brother’s drawings, initially […]

Podcast: Understanding Neurodiversity with Hackie Reitman author of Aspertools

Harold “Hackie” Reitman is an orthopedic surgeon, former professional heavyweight boxer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, filmmaker, neurodiversity advocate and author of the book Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity. Hackie’s entire interest in Neurodiversity was inspired by his daughter Rebecca, a successful mathematician. Her bravery inspired Hackie to write, […]