Conversation with Shadia Hancock
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Ginny Grant with Reframing Autism
2y ago
In this eleventh episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces Shadia Hancock, who is a young Australian Autistic advocate.      In the conversation, Shadia reflects on their Autism journey after learning of their Autistic identity at eight years of age. Shadia explains that they were connected in with older Autistic mentors early in their journey, which helped to foster a positive sense of identity. Shadia discusses their initial steps in advocacy, beginning with a presentation to their teacher ..read more
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Conversation with Medha Gupta
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Ginny Grant with Reframing Autism
2y ago
In this ninth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces Medha Gupta, who is a young Australian Autistic advocate.      In the conversation, Medha reflects on her journey of Autism acceptance after receiving a diagnosis at the age of twenty-one. She discusses how she connected with the neurodivergent community online and face to face and the important role this had in her understanding of her identity. She discusses some of the ways in which she has contributed to the Sydney Autism Lions Club ..read more
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Conversation with Damon Kirsebom
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Ginny Grant with Reframing Autism
2y ago
In this seventh episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces Damon Kirsebom, who is a young Canadian nonspeaking Autistic advocate.     In the conversation, Damon reflects on his journey from not having a reliable form of communication throughout his younger years to learning to communicate via a letterboard, then an iPad at the age of fourteen. He discusses his experiences of segregation, discrimination and isolation in high school and how these led him to develop an interest in advocacy. He also d ..read more
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Conversation with Sam Rose
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Sam Rose
3y ago
In this sixth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny introduces Sam Rose, who is an Autistic advocate, mentor and student. Sam is a program facilitator, mentoring Autistic youth with the I CAN Network, and is currently undertaking an internship with Reframing Autism. Sam is soon to complete a Bachelor of Arts/Psychology where they have been developing academic interest in the intersection of Autism and mental health, and the concept of neurodiversity more broadly. As a member of the Queer community, Sam is also interes ..read more
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Conversation with Tigger Pritchard
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Tigger Pritchard
3y ago
In this fifth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny introduces Tigger Pritchard, who is an Autistic advocate, trainer and consultant,.  Tigger has devoted the past thirty years to working with neurodivergent individuals in many capacities. He consults to individuals, families and organisations, sharing his extensive skills, knowledge and lived experience. Tigger is the longest-serving Makaton (keyword sign) tutor in the United Kingdom. He’s also involved with the National Autistic Society in the county of Cornwal ..read more
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Conversation with Stevie Lang
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Stevie Lang
3y ago
In this fourth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny introduces Stevie Lang, who is an Autistic trans advocate and writer. Stevie writes about Autism, gender, sexuality and relationships. They have a large, engaged Instagram following at their account @_steviewrites.  In the conversation, Stevie reflects on their late diagnosis, having discovered their Autistic identity at 28 while reading about Autism. Stevie discusses how they became involved in education and advocacy around disability and sexuality and what co ..read more
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Conversation with Kathy Isaacs
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Kathy Isaacs
3y ago
In this third episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny introduces Kathy Isaacs, who is an Autistic advocate and activist. Kathy is Reframing Autism's chairperson and also a director of the charity, The Autistic Realm Australia, or TARA, which facilitates connections and education through Autistic people. Previously, Kathy was the chair of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand.  In the conversation, Kathy reflects on her late diagnosis, having discovered her Autistic identity while reading a ..read more
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Conversation with Yenn Purkis
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Yenn Purkis
3y ago
In this second episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces Yenn Purkis, who is an Autistic and non-binary advocate, presenter, and author and co-author of 10 books. Yenn's advocacy work began in 2005, and since that time they have been prolific, producing memes, blogs, videos, and undertaking many speaking engagements.  In the conversation, Yenn reflects on their diagnosis during their twenties and they fact it took quite some time to accept their Autistic identity. Yenn also discusses what spurred on t ..read more
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Conversation with Dr Melanie Heyworth
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Dr Melanie Heyworth
3y ago
In this first episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny then introduces Dr Melanie Heyworth, who is an Australian Autistic woman, a self and systemic advocate for the Autistic community, Reframing Autism’s founder and CEO, a PhD candidate, and proud mother and educator to her three Autistic children.   In their conversation, Melanie reflects on her late identification as Autistic, and how that led her to a growing interest in advocacy. Melanie also discusses the evolution of Reframing Autism from a small passion pro ..read more
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Conversation with Sam Rose
Amplified: Autistics in Conversation with Reframing Autism
by Sam Rose
3y ago
In this sixth episode Ginny Grant begins by introducing the show and providing context about herself and Reframing Autism. Ginny introduces Sam Rose, who is an Autistic advocate, mentor and student. Sam is a program facilitator, mentoring Autistic youth with the I CAN Network, and is currently undertaking an internship with Reframing Autism. Sam is soon to complete a Bachelor of Arts/Psychology where they have been developing academic interest in the intersection of Autism and mental health, and the concept of neurodiversity more broadly. As a member of the Queer community, Sam is also interes ..read more
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