Living an Authentic Autistic Life in 2022
Join us for month 2 of 12 in this series about living an authentic autistic life. Join moderators Toni Boucher and J.R. Reed with parent advocates Cynthis Ramsey and Jenna Gensic as we discuss raising autistic kids and supporting the families of those on the spectrum.
Advocacy--How You Can Help Promote Autism Awareness & Acceptance
Join J.R. & Toni along with Noor from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in the United States and Marie from Neurodiverse Self Advocacy in the U.K. as we discuss autism advocacy, what these great organizations do and what you can do to get involved.
Not Weird, Just Autistic, with J.R. Reed | EDB 242
J.R. Reed shares his journey to becoming an autism self-advocate J.R. is a late diagnosed adult who was diagnosed with Asperger’s nine years ago. Since then he has taken a twenty + year freelance writing career and changed focus to developmental disabilities and mental health. In 2012 he created the website/blog Not Weird Just Autistic, as he spent the first 45 years of his life thinking he was weird, but now knows he’s just autistic, with still a smidge of weird in there. He currently writes for The Mighty, Different Brains, and Not Weird Just Autistic. J.R. also teaches online classes, speaks to groups as small as 15-20 or as large as 1,500 in the Missouri State Capitol. J.R. sits on the board of three autism charities. The author of “An Asperger’s Guide To Dating Neurotypicals”, J.R. works with those high school age through adult to help them live better lives as well as educates NT’s on who we really are. He’s currently working on two more books. For more about J.R.: https://www.notweirdjustautistic.com/ Follow Different Brains on social media: https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ https://www.instagram.com/diffbrains/ Check out more episodes of Exploring Different Brains! http://differentbrains.org/category/edb/
Autism on the Job: Navigating Neurodiversity in the Workplace | DB Speaker Series
DifferentBrains.org is excited to present the live virtual panel: Autism on the Job: Navigating Neurodiversity in the Workplace. This virtual panel looks at topics related to autism in the workplace, including: tips and tools for navigating co-workers and supervisors, discussion on receiving accommodations, suggestions for how workplaces can do better, and a look at self-employment. --OUR PANELISTS-- TIM GOLDSTEIN https://www.TimGoldstein.com/ https://LinkedIn.com/in/TimGoldstein/ PATRICIA LI https://LinkedIn.com/in/patricia-li-13415633/ MAISIE SOETANTYO, M. Ed. https://www.autismcareerpathways.com/ https://www.instagram.com/autismcareerpathways/ LYRIC (HUMAN FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHRISTA) HOLMANS https://www.NeuroDivergentRebel.com/ https://www.NeuroDivergentConsulting.org/ https://FaceBook.com/NeuroDivergentRebel/ https://www.instagram.com/NeuroDivergentRebel/ https://twitter.com/NeuroRebel/ J.R. REED https://www.NotWeirdJustAutistic.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Different Brains on social media: https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ https://www.instagram.com/diffbrains/
Before Autism was a Thing: Insight from an Autism Self-Advocate
Autism is now one of the most prevalent diagnosis for children in the US. But, what about 20 years ago, before "Autism was a thing"? Join us to learn about one man's extraordinary journey with Autism. J.R Reed Is a late-diagnosed autism and neurodiversity self-advocate with Asperger's. He was out of high school for a decade before autism began being diagnosed in children, and, as he likes to say, he, "Grew Up Without a Spectrum To Be On." Now, J.R. advocates for others with autism and developmental disabilities along with his service dog and faithful companion, Tye. J.R. Reed preaches Neurodiversity and does it all from a log cabin in the Missouri Ozarks. J.R. blogs, speaks, and writes on a wide variety of topics affecting adults with developmental disabilities. He’s spoken to groups, companies and at the Missouri State Capitol. You can find out more about J.R., see some of his writing, and what he has in the works at NotWeirdJustAutistic.com. Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP Is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to connect with Crystal? Schedule your consult today! https://sanfordautismconsulting.as.me/?appointmentType=9594743
Not Weird Just Autistic (JR Reed)
Author/blogger JR Reed tells us about his life as an adult with a late diagnosis of Asperger's, his book "An Asperger's Guide to Dating Neurotypicals," and his blog Not Weird Just Autistic. Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive Sign up for Autism Live’s free newsletter at: http://www.autism-live.com/join-our-email-list.aspx Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, and with offices throughout, the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com