Is It REALLY The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Autism Canada’s Dominique Chabot and Bruce Petherick
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
A conversation with Dominique Chabot, Autism Canada Family Services Manager and parent to two autistic children, and Bruce Petherick, Autistic Advocate around how to better navigate the holiday season, including tips for attending and hosting gatherings, shopping, Santa visits, ugly sweaters, gift ideas and more. The music from today's podcast was composed and performed by Bruce Petherick, autistic advocate and neurodivergent musician. To hear more, visit Bruce's website at www.brucepetherick.com ..read more
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Megan Pilatzke: Neurodiversity in the Workplace (from Au-Some Conference 2022)
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
Recording from Au-Some Conference 2022 Megan Pilatzke was formally identified as autistic on May 19, 2021 at 31 years old. Since then, she has become a passionate advocate and public speaker for autism education and acceptance. She focuses her advocacy efforts on quality of life and supports for autistic adults. She also advocates for employment inclusion for all neurodiverse individuals. To date, Megan has been featured in a CBC article and on CBC’s The Current radio show where she discussed her personal experience with late identification and autism assessments. She is a proud member of the ..read more
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Kara Dymond: Late Diagnosis and Next Steps
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
As presented at Au-Some Conference 2022, Kara discusses what led her to seek diagnosis and how she navigated the process. Kara Dymond (PhD) is a late diagnosed autistic and ADHD advocate. Growing up, Kara began thinking about differentiation and the potential in every student while working on homework with her younger brother, Danny, who is autistic. She realized the extent of her own neurodivergencies as an adult, often from relating to her students and other neurodivergent adults. Today, Kara is a student-centred educator who teaches autistic children in the Toronto Catholic District School ..read more
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Back to School Episode 3: All About IEP’s and IPP’s with Dominique Chabot, Kara Dymond & Bruce Petherick
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
(Note that this was initially recorded as a video webinar) A conversation about the ins and outs of heading Back to School with tips and tricks for navigating the transition from our expert panel. PANEL: Kara Dymond is a neurodivergent elementary school teacher, a teacher instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and an autistic autism consultant with a Canadian school board. Connect with Kara at www.karadymond.com Bruce Petherick is an Autism Canada team member, autistic advocate, neurodivergent musician, teacher and parent to neurodivergent children. Connect with Br ..read more
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Back to School Session 2: Tips & Advice for the Transition with Dominique Chabot, Kara Dymond & Bruce Petherick
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
(Note that this was initially recorded as a video webinar) A conversation about the ins and outs of heading Back to School with tips and tricks for navigating the transition from our expert panel. PANEL: Kara Dymond is a neurodivergent elementary school teacher, a teacher instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and an autistic autism consultant with a Canadian school board. Connect with Kara at www.karadymond.com Bruce Petherick is an Autism Canada team member, autistic advocate, neurodivergent musician, teacher and parent to neurodivergent children. Connect with Br ..read more
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Back to School Session 1: Tips and Advice for the Transition with Kara Dymond, Bruce Petherick & Dominique Chabot
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
1y ago
(Note that this was initially recorded as a video webinar) A conversation about the ins and outs of heading Back to School with tips and tricks for navigating the transition from our expert panel. PANEL: Kara Dymond is a neurodivergent elementary school teacher, a teacher instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and an autistic autism consultant with a Canadian school board. Connect with Kara at www.karadymond.com Bruce Petherick is an Autism Canada team member, autistic advocate, neurodivergent musician, teacher and parent to neurodivergent children. Connect with Br ..read more
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Jude Morrow & Luke Silinski Talk Autism
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
2y ago
In this episode, we welcome guest Jude Morrow and guest host Luke Silinski to the podcast. Jude is an autistic entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, consultant, philanthropist, and the founder of Neurodiversity Training International, the world’s premier neurodiversity-led training and consulting firm (neurodiversity-training.com). In 2001, Jude was diagnosed autistic at the age of eleven, after having been viewed as having communication and social difficulties. Jude’s journey to becoming a proud autistic adult is chronicled in his first book Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?, which also ..read more
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Katie Emde: A Journey for Avery
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
2y ago
Loved chatting with Katie Emde this episode. She is a no-holds- barred mom who is as honest as she is inspiring. We talk about her kids, their autism, and how and why she does "all the things". Katie lives in Saskatchewan with her husband and three kids Avery, Natalie and Jackson, and is known to people across Canada as the face and voice behind the popular Facebook page A Journey for Avery. Her boys Avery and Jackson are both diagnosed with autism; Avery with severe non-verbal autism and Jackson with autism, ADHD and pica. She writes about her family honestly and without holding back on her F ..read more
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Blake Priddle on Getting his Dream Job & Writing a Book
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
2y ago
Blake "Crash" Priddle is an accomplished radio host, artist and author. His book Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay is a compelling and inspiring account of his life from childhood to current day. In this episode of Sharing the Spectrum, Blake and I talk about his life on the Autism Spectrum, his success, some of the challenges he faced and how and why he wrote his book.  To learn more about Blake and his book: https://www.blakecrashpriddle.com ----more---- The music from today's podcast was composed and performed by Bruce Petherick, an autistic advocate, ne ..read more
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Jason Weppelman on Inclusivity in the Workplace: Matching Individuals on the Spectrum to Inclusive Employers & Opportunities
Sharing the Spectrum: An Autism Canada Podcast
by Autism Canada
2y ago
Jason is the Client Program Manager at Rangam Consultants where he works with organizations to create more inclusive hiring and employment. Join us as we discuss the hiring process and the work Rangam is doing to support businesses and individuals on the spectrum connect and work together.   About Jason: Jason develops disability integration programs for corporations, government agencies, non-profits and national funders. He works with clients to understand their work culture and needs, then matches them with disability industry resources. He combines his experience with a focused passion ..read more
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