Episode 23 – Alex (Retropals) – Part One

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

Retropals.club link to Twitter, Patreon etc: https://retropals.club/

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/retropals

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.

Episode 22 – Ditte Rose Andersen

Ditte Rose Andersen – Intensive Interaction Coordinator

Hello listeners, Season 3 is here!

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.

Show notes

http://ditterose.dk/ (Danish)

“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.”

https://intensiveinteraction.dk/om-stifter-ditte-rose-andersen/ (Danish)

Episode 21 – Joseph Redford and Autistic Pride

Hello listeners, we are currently at work on Season 3, but Audible Autism is back with a special and important episode.

The Autistic Pride Online Celebration 2020 is happening on June 20th and in this episode, we speak with Joseph Redford, the organiser of London Autistic Pride, about why Autistic Pride is important to him.

For more information about the history of Autistic Pride, visit our page at the Autistic Empire.

Watch Autistic Pride Online Celebration 2020 livestream on YouTube.

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

With special thanks to Marilee Goulet, who answered an urgent request for technical help and kindly edited this episode for us.

The Autistic Pride Alliance supports anyone interested in how to create their own pride event. Please click on the photo for more information.

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.

End of Season Announcement

To everyone who has ever heard an episode of Audible Autism – hi!

It has been quite a journey for the podcast. We’ve now produced just over 20 episodes of content, from how to organise oneself to being an autistic dancer, from a documentary on the impact of music therapy on autistic children to a multi-guest episode on dealing with social isolation.

Our production process has improved dramatically over the last two years. For the first few episodes, Odai and Sarah would edit the episodes themselves in Audacity, with mixed results. We then got a sound editor, Jason, who professionalised us substantially. Jason had to resign very suddenly last summer for personal reasons, and we put out a desperate call to get our remaining episodes edited and out the door, and a wonderful Citizen, Kenny, stepped up and has been filling in for the remainder of the season. Our deepest thanks to him.

We had another episode left but as Christmas has now come and gone, we are going to push that back to the next set of episodes and conclude with twenty episodes so that we can properly prepare for our next release date. For the last two years, we have been using a Just In Time approach that saw us trying to get out a new episode every two weeks, a schedule that regularly didn’t work out if a guest dropped out, changed interview date, the content of the episode was harder to develop than we had anticipated, personal circumstances intervened, etc.

We’re therefore now going to try to move to a batching model, where we will be trying to plan all of our episodes in advance in the first half of this year with a view to recording them in the summer, and then releasing them on time in the autumn/fall.

This will also give us the time to finish and promote our half-written Patreon. The running costs of Audible Autism are very reasonable, but take up dozens of hours of unpaid labour from a team of people. We are also very conscious that audio content is inaccessible to a lot of people, particularly autistic people, and we really want to be able to provide transcripts for every episode from now on and, in time, for our entire archive. This, however, would cost roughly five times what each episode costs now, and our supporting body, the Autistic Empire, doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to make that happen as it stands. That is our current priority as the next stage of development for the podcast, but it will need YOU to help out when the moment comes. We’ll hope you’ll step up too.

We’re therefore working to a current timeframe that by the second half of 2020, we will be able to get a bunch of new episodes of interesting questions and interesting facts out regularly and on time, and with sufficient financial support to be able to make that content accessible as a transcript as well. Fingers crossed!

If there is a topic you would like us to cover in the new series, please comment below or email us at team@audibleautism.com.

If you would like to be a guest on the Audible Autism podcast, please fill in our Guest Questionnaire here and someone will get back to you in due course. https://goo.gl/forms/JcXPCUNRELX46xPs1

See you then!

Sarah and Odai

Episode 20 – Dealing with Isolation

Hello listeners, apologies for the lengthy delay but this one has been in the works for a long time now and we feel that we have a very special episode here for you.

Former guests Rebecca Cavender, Ted Rogers – and one of our own listeners Maegan Snell – talk about their experiences dealing with social isolation as autistic adults. We would like to thank the guests for having the confidence and willingness to talk about what is usually a difficult subject and for putting out their time to contribute to this episode.

For those of you who prefer to listen to podcasts via streaming we are happy to announce that we are now on Spotify as well as all the usual locations to listen to the podcast.

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.

For more information about Rebecca and her services, visit RebeccaCavender.com
(Scholarships available for the autistic community!)

All the places where Ted and his work is available: