Martha Engber Author of Bliss Road
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
3w ago
Originally recorded 14 June 2023 About Bliss Road: In this sometimes funny, often devastating memoir, Martha Engber describes the arduous journey toward discovering the invisible roadblock that ran her life off course: her psychological distress is the result of being the neurotypical daughter of a dad with undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder, a condition that affects over 75 million people worldwide. Martha uses personal anecdotes and research about the emergence of ASD as a diagnosis to explain the psychological, emotional and social challenges she faced as a child, then as an adult and par ..read more
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Alex Plank and Jenny Palmiotto discuss "An Eventing with Ezra"
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
3w ago
The film Ezra follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne). Alex Plank, Associate Producer Alex Plank is a trailblazing autistic self-advocate and a pioneering leader in the autistic human rights. As an associate producer of the critically acclaimed movie 'Ezra,' Alex has made significant strides in both behind-the-scenes and on-camera roles. He is a champion of authentic and humanistic representation of autistic individuals in ..read more
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Sarah Stelmach-Brown, Host of Caregiver Chronicles
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
2M ago
Note: Recorded 7 June 2023 Originally Scheduled for September 2023 Sarah Stelmach-Brown is a caregiving advocate with a major focus on autism and Alzheimer’s disease and the host of the podcast “Caregiver Chronicles.” She is the mother of two boys on the autism spectrum. Sarah worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and  Certified Medication Technician at assisted living facilities, nursing homes and in-home care before leaving in July of 2021 after experiencing caregiver burnout. She is raw and passionate as she speaks about her experiences as a caregiver in both personal and professiona ..read more
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Scott on Fall 2023
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
6M ago
Normal life has made it difficult this fall to maintain the podcast, my blogs, and my social media accounts. I have no idea how other working parents with podcasts and blogs manage to produce any content during a school year. Trying to produce episodes at least monthly proved beyond my stamina. After months like November, I find myself envying full-time creators who earn a living producing quality podcasts, videos, blog posts, and social media. They have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of subscribers and followers. Their podcasts have sponsors. Many of them have small teams or ..read more
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The Autistic Tiger
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
8M ago
David Villec is the neurodiverse father of Tiger, a 10-year-old autistic savant. Dave discusses his personal challenges and those of Tiger. The Autistic Tiger is 10-year-old Tiger Villec and his namesake character, also known as “TAT.” Tiger is a world-renowned artist with the unique ability to draw upside down and draw with incredible detail. You may have seen him on TV or your favorite comic-cons. Recorded in late May 2023. https://www.instagram.com/tigervillec/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092294232399 https://www.facebook.com/theautistictiger/ https://www.youtube.com/c ..read more
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Mark Lyons and SammySocksEtc
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
10M ago
How can parents support their disabled children into adulthood? Will our children find meaningful places in society? Sadly, workplaces don’t always accommodate differences. Mark Lyons and his wife are former teachers. With their son Samuel, they operate SammySocksEtc, an online store offering cozy socks, coffees, and teas. Like many disabled adults, Samuel struggled with traditional employment. The Lyons sought to provide Samuel with a safe and supportive work environment. SammySocksEtc is online at: https://www.sammysocksetc.com   https://sammysocksetc.com https://www.facebook.com/Sammy ..read more
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Dr. Bibi Pirayesh on Social Justice
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
11M ago
Dr. Bibi Pirayesh is an educational therapist and learning rights advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. She has spent the last 15 years working with hundreds of children, parents, teachers, and schools to enhance the lives of children with learning disabilities. She regularly speaks on neurodiversity, educational therapy, and learning disability as a social justice issue on podcasts and stages and as a university lecturer. As a first-generation immigrant and English language learner, she draws on a unique multicultural perspective, years of specialized education on these topics, and over a decade ..read more
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Elizabeth Bennett on Challenging Conversations
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
1y ago
Elizabeth Bennett, Life Coach for Families With over 35 years of teaching, administration, and coaching experience, Elizabeth offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and vast knowledge background. She is a retired award-winning school principal with a relentless passion for empowering people to take on their lives with joy and love.  Elizabeth is dedicated to sharing her desire to create positive and connected relationships, focusing on community and business leaders, educators, and especially parents.  (and yes, I even work with teens to help them see alternative perspectives ..read more
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Marinda Dennis on Autistics and Loss
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
1y ago
From Marinda K Dennis: I wanted to share my story in hopes of helping others who are struggling with grief right now, especially those on the spectrum. My 15-year-old daughter took her life this past year. She was bright, vibrant, and full of life. Her 12-year-old brother, Andrew, is autistic. It has been quite the journey attempting to navigate my own grief while helping him through his. She was his world. He was her little shadow who followed her everywhere and wanted to be just like her in everything he did. He is now lost without her. I want to share what I have learned, what we have been ..read more
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Surj on The Light Between the Oceans
The Autistic Me Podcast
by C. S. Wyatt
1y ago
SURJ BIO: For as much as he’s known for creating soundtracks to people's daily lives, SURJ asserts himself as a storyteller, first and foremost. His songs engage audiences everywhere by converting the magic around him into anthems we can all sing. After introducing himself with his debut album All Things True, he landed a global smash with band Space Between Us in the form of “Filter” & "Paris In Spring" SURJ is kicking off 2023 with a new chapter of music that celebrates the importance of living in the now and untangling the complexities of life. Hear his most personal story yet ..read more
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