Hello listeners, as this is October, the team thought it was important to put out an episode in honour of Black History Month.
On this episode you will hear a discussion between Odai, William Vanderpuye and Alex Mason on the black community and autism, including interacting with the police, difficulties in getting a diagnosis and how so often black autistic people slip through the cracks.
We hope you find this episode interesting and enlightening on a part of the autistic community that is little represented and rarely gets a platform to be heard.
William Vanderpuye is an Autism activist and board member of Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM), we here on the team would like to thank William for his participation in this discussion.
If you would like to be on an episode of Audible Autism, please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you.
Hello listeners, we’re back with another exciting episode of Audible Autism, this one is special, as it is the first 2 parter episode we’ve had for the podcast.
On this episode Odai goes solo to interview streamer, video editor/ephemera collector Alex. Alex is one half of streaming duo “The Retro Pals”. On this episode, you get to hear talk about the differences between living in Texas and California, life as an autistic trans man, and also a touching discussion on being in a relationship with a non-autistic partner.
Fun fact: if you listen closely you can hear Odai’s barely contained excitement during the interview
On this first episode our hosts Sarah and Odai have an interview with psychologist Ditte Rose Andersoen looking into Ditte’s interests and research into the sensory aspects of autism. Both Sarah and Odai came away feeling like their heads were swimming with loads of new information and perspectives in regards to communication and better understanding in what people with autism want and how they’re not as disinterested as neurotypicals may first assume. We think this is a great start to the season. If you would like to be on an episode of Audible Autism, please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you.
“In her search for approaches based on the individual, particular individual with his or her interests, abilities and preferences, Ditte encountered Intensive Interaction, which she has been working on since 2012.
She is today Intensive Interaction Institute’s Danish partner. She founded Intensive Interaction Denmark in 2014 in order to be able to offer education, courses, training and guidance in the approach to parents, relatives and professionals. In addition, she has a private psychologist practice with a special focus on communicative disabilities. She has spoken at several conferences (SIKON, Skive, the Aarhus Conference, Disability Studies Conference, Intensive Interaction Conference) and professional companies in Denmark and England about, among other things. autism, disability understanding and Intensive Interaction. For five years, Ditte has been a member of the board of the Psychological Association for Autism under the Danish Psychological Association.
In 2016, Ditte received the Demetrious Haracopos Scholarship, which is awarded by the Foundation Center for Autism and the Sofieskolen for work in the spirit of Haracopos: “Every human being has the right to be seen and heard”. She received the award for her work in finding more sensitive and developing approaches to autism and for her work in communicating and disseminating Intensive Interaction in Denmark.”