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A new podcast from autism research charity Autistica exploring subjects important to autistic people and those working in autism research
Dec 16, 2020
Episode Twelve: Christmas Traditions
In this episode, Cat speaks to Louisa Harrison - a PACT therapist and a parent to an autistic son. As an autistic adult and parent, they chat about how autism has shaped how they celebrate the holiday season and they offer some tips to help you negotiate festive challenges.
Nov 12, 2020
Episode Eleven: Autism and Menopause
In this episode, Laura speaks to researcher, Dr Rachel Moseley from Bournemouth University about the research she's been doing with Professor Julie Turner-Cobb, to help us to understand the impact of menopause for autistic people.
Oct 5, 2020
Episode Ten: Employment & Games
In this episode Colin chatted to writer and game developer, Helen Carmichael. They discussed the importance of finding the right way of working to support your mental health and the happiness that games can bring.
Oct 5, 2020
Episode Nine: Autism & the Arts
In this episode, Laura James chat's to author Katherine May about her latest book, "Wintering", and what autistic culture means to her.
Sep 17, 2020
Episode Eight: Sensory Differences - Part Two
In this episode, Cat speaks to Occupational Therapist, Susan Madigan about her work supporting university students to understand and work with their senses.
Sep 17, 2020
Episode Seven: Sensory Differences - Part One: Sensory differences & anxiety
Colin chatted to researcher Isabelle Verhulst about the research she was doing around sensory reactivity and anxiety.
Jun 23, 2020
Episode Six: Sleep
In this episode, Cat speaks to Debbie Spain and Tasos Galanopoulos, a CBT therapist and a consultant psychiatrist, respectively. They have decades of experience working with autistic adults, and sleep has been a constant feature. Join our chat if you'd like to hear some tips for better quality sleep.
May 7, 2020
Episode Five: Relationships During Lockdown
In this episode, Cat speaks to Dori Zener an individual, couple and family therapist based in Toronto. She specialises in working with autistic clients and here she discusses how autistic adults can manage their relationships during lockdown. We have some handy tips for anyone in a relationship – whether you’re autistic or not!
Apr 24, 2020
Episode Four: Supporting each other from afar
Joan McDonald of Irish autism group, Autistic Paddies, talks to Cat about setting up an online autistic community, and about how things are being adapted now to support people through lockdown. Learn more about Autistic Paddies here: www.facebook.com/autisticpaddiescommunitypage/ Learn more about Joan here: www.facebook.com/posautive.support/
Jan 30, 2020
Episode Three: Employment
Many autistic people struggle to find work or get a job to match their skills. We talk to researcher Brett Heasman who is gathering data on people’s experiences and working with employers to change working practices. We also talk to Moana from Harry Specters who employ autistic people to create award winning chocolates, and to Helen an autistic scientist who switched careers, taking a leap of faith to better suit her needs.
Dec 18, 2019
Episode Two: Relationships
*may not be suitable for young listeners* Many autistic people find social interaction difficult but does it affect their friendships or romantic experiences? We explore how communication and sensory differences might help and challenge relationships. (77 mins)
1 hr 17 min
Dec 18, 2019
Episode One: Anxiety
Uncertain situations can be a major cause of anxiety in autism. We talk to researcher Jacqui Rodgers about the evidence, and to professionals and autistic people who have developed ways of coping with uncertainty and anxiety in their everyday lives. (56 mins)