In this final episode of 2017, Odai and I mark the season by pulling out our magic hats and playing a game of Secret Hitler with some friends. CW: Some bad language (from Sarah, everyone else kept it together).
Audible Autism will now be going on hiatus until February, we’ve had a blast but we’ve now got a long list of administrative and technical tasks we need to get through so the next batch of episodes learns from the first. Please stay tuned.
If you would like to be on the next season of Audible Autism, please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you.
In this episode of Audible Autism, we have on Dr Robert Court, associate researcher at Edinburgh University. Listen to hear:
- How Robbie built his social skills through observation.
- His journey from electrical engineering apprentice to post-doctoral researcher with severe dyslexia.
- What Robbie thinks of psychological diagnostic tests.
- Are there autistic dogs?
- How should we be responding as a community to pre-natal testing for autism?
Next week’s episode will be our last episode before our winter break, if you would like to come on the show when we resume (not just for interview, do you have a special interest? Are you running an event?) please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you.
In this episode, Odai interviews Ben Rogen, a programmer from Sunderland who discusses his experiences growing up with a childhood diagnosis from Professor Tony Atwood, his thoughts on autistic stereotyping, and his interest in competitive fighting computer games.
In this episode, Sarah explains how she organises herself and the tools she uses.
Getting Things Done by David Allen – newly updated for 2015 to reflect that fact that the internet exists now.
Google Calendar – for events, if you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google Calendar.
Evernote – Note-keeping software, for which the browser clipper Sarah finds particularly useful.
Unroll.me – Automatic email subscription filter, which includes an unsubscribe function.
Simple Sticky Notes – For putting notes on your desktop.
This is our first sensory episode, which is intended to be a chilled out episode that you can just listen to.
In this episode, we have:
A short talk by Sarah on the concept of consent.
A selection of music by Odai
And a reading of Chapter 26 of Treasure Island by Sarah (Please be aware that there is background traffic noise on this recording including a couple of ambulance sirens and one antisocial guy revving his engine. We’re sorry about this and will ensure this doesn’t happen in future episodes.) You can read Chapter 26 here.
Setlist for the music segment:
A-Gon – Her Smile
Artificial.Music – Spring Autumn Sunset
A-Gon – Walked Away
Waking Dreams – Someone Else