Podcasts are primarily for parents and professionals who deal with children with Autism. They inspire, inform and support families and children with Autism. At times, they also highlight Autism related associations, apps and experiences.

Here is a list of Podcasts related to Autism.

We would love to get recommendations from you on any other podcasts for children with Autism that are not in this list. You could write to us at contact@autismconnect.com

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Total No. of Records: 107

Adventures in Autism

Megan Carranza

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About Podcast Adventures in Autism podcast by Megan is all about support and sharing our journeys with autism.

Sep, 2018

ASF Weekly Science Podcasts

Dr. Alycia Halladay

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The latest autism research news stories with ASF Chief Science Officer Alycia Halladay

Apr, 2019

Autism Blueprint Podcast

Janeen Herskovitz

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Whether you are a parent, raising a child with autism, a caregiver for an adult on the spectrum or a professional assisting those with autism spectrum disorder, the Autism Blueprint Podcast is here to help. Each week, this podcast focus on how you can live with autism more effectively and more peacefully. Host, Janeen Herskovitz shares her own insights as a therapist and autism mom to help your home become more peaceful, one room at a time

Feb, 2017

Parenting Autism

Chris and Sandy Colter

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The parents of Bryce share their Autism journey with stories about their five year old son who was diagnosed with ASD at age two. The podcast is designed to connect with families who have been touched by Autism. It also sheds light on the Mommy and Daddy perspective of parenting on the Spectrum.

Nov, 2018

Autism and Us

parent or close family member

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Autism and Us is an honest and relatable podcast around the topic of autism. Each episode invites a parent or close family member of someone with autism to share their story.

Sep, 2018

PODCAST SEASON 3, EPISODE 3: JAMES HUNT

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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This week I have a very special guest….ME! Many of you have been in touch over the last few months asking me to tell more of our story on here, so this week I’ve done just that. I’m answering questions from some of our Instagram followers, and some questions from previous podcast guests. I get to talk about The early years for Tommy and Jude, and what led to their diagnosis Therapies that have helped along the way The greatest challenges we’ve faced Worrying about the future What made me decide to start a blog And much much more…. I would love to get your feedback on this episode. If it’s something you enjoyed then I’ll definitely do this again in the future

Apr, 2019

PODCAST: SEASON 3, EPISODE 2: JILL POWELL

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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This week I get to talk to my first international guest, Jill Powell, all the way from South Carolina, USA I’ve been friends with Jill for a few years now, after getting to know her through her blog Walking With Drake. Jill is the mum of Drake, who is autistic, and it’s their story she shares with me. We talk about the early years, what led to Drake’s diagnosis, and how things differ in America compared to the UK when it comes to services and therapies. We also talk about ABA therapy, communication devices, and their autism service dog, Koda, and how much she has transformed Drake’s life. Jill talks very positively about autism, and is true to her feelings with all that she writes. I’m sure you’ll love getting to know more about her and Drake You can read more about Jill and Drake on her blog, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram To listen to the episode you can click on the player below, or download from iTunes or Stitcher

Mar, 2019

PODCAST SEASON 3, EPISODE 1: CARLY JONES MBE

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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We’re back! After a much longer than planned break, (2019 has been quite a challenge!) the podcast returns with the start of season 3. This week I’m joined by a very special guest, Carly Jones MBE. I found Carly on twitter last year and have been an avid follower ever since, keeping track of all of the projects she’s involved in, and loving the insights she shares about autism. Carly is a mum of 3 girls, 2 of whom are autistic. It was during their diagnosis that Carly actually realised that she herself was autistic, and received her own diagnosis soon after. We talk a lot about that time, how she felt as a mum when her daughter’s were diagnosed, and how she felt receiving her own diagnosis. What autism means for her and her family, and how she feels about her own diagnosis being missed.

Mar, 2019

PODCAST: SEASON 2, EPISODE 5: MIRIAM GWYNNE

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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This week I’m joined by Miriam Gwynne, mother of autistic twins, Isaac and Naomi. Miriam also who writes the blog Faith Mummy I’ve been reading Miriam’s blog since before I started my own, and have loved following Isaac and Naomi’s progress over the years, so was delighted to get the chance to talk with her about their story. Even though they are twins, autism means very different things for Isaac and Naomi, just like it does for Tommy and Jude. We get to talk all about their younger years, when the thought of autism first entered their lives, and also the many other diagnoses that Isaac would also receive. Then we talk about Isaac’s unique way of communicating, through Google Maps, and also about how he absolutely loves lifts (elevators) and how it led to being sent lift videos from around the world, and even from Holly and Phil on This Morning! We discuss Naomi’s selective mutism, and the strength of her bond with her brother. When their local park receive a makeover Naomi was able to campaign for them to make further changes and put in a swing that her brother could use.

Dec, 2018

PODCAST SEASON 2, EPISODE 4: SPIKEY MAMA

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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This week I’m talking to Caro Greenwood, who is a mum of 4, wife of Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, and runs the blog Spikey Mama Caro’s daughter Matilda is autistic, but getting a diagnosis has been far from straightforward. Caro shares all what they went through, and how they saw numerous specialists and professionals over the years before finally a diagnosis was given We talk all things autism, what autism means for their family, and in particular their experiences with school. They’ve struggled to find one that meets Matilda’s needs, especially as she has got older, and just when they thought they’d found the right place for her everything changed Caro’s also very honest, sharing some of the mistakes she’s made over the years as a parent, and just how much she’s evolved in the process. Lots of fascinating insight that I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to.

Nov, 2018

PODCAST SEASON 2, EPISODE 3: MARC CARTER – LITTLE BLUE CUP

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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A couple of years ago, whilst the world was reflecting on Donald Trump being elected as the new US President, another story went viral and was challenging it for the most read in the UK. That was the story of my guest, Marc Carter, his autistic son Ben, and a little blue cup! After following that story and seeing it take off around the world, I was lucky enough to get to meet Marc and knew that he’d be a great guest for the podcast. Marc introduces us to the story of his family, his three autistic children, and what autism means to their lives. We talk about their individual strengths and challenges, and how they all get on living under one roof. We discuss the provision that’s out there for autistic adults once they leave school (or lack of) and what the government should be doing to put things right. It’s something I’ve always shied away from looking at, but in a few years I know me and my boys will be in the same situation. We also speak about mental health, in particular Marc’s own story, and the mental health of carer’s in general.

Nov, 2018

PODCAST SEASON 2 – EPISODE 2: VICTORIA HATTON

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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I asked a question on my Instagram page a couple of months back about who you’d like me to speak to on the podcast. So many of you said you wanted to hear from teachers who work with our kids, and get their take on autism. So when I was thinking about who to have on first, I immediately thought of this week’s guest, Victoria Hatton. Not only is Victoria an autism specialist teacher, but a few years ago her daughter was also diagnosed as autistic. Victoria shares with me so much valuable information, tips and ideas, looking at autism as both a teacher and a parent I’ve been following Victoria’s blog Starlight and Stories for the last year, where she shares lots of helpful advice and strategies for parents to help their children, and we talk about some of them during an episode that I’m sure you will find very useful.

Nov, 2018

PODCAST SEASON 2 – EPISODE 1: MY BOY BLUE

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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After a prolonged absence thanks to the summer holidays, and having my hands full with Tommy and Jude, I’m back with season 2, and have some amazing guests lined up over the next few weeks. Kicking off the new season, I’m joined by Nicole Duggan, mum to Riley who is autistic, and who runs the Facebook page My Boy Blue. Earlier on this year I got talking to Nicole online, when she invited me to take part in an awareness and fundraising campaign she was putting together for Autism Awareness Week via Snapchat. It went incredibly well, raised thousands of euros for a local autism charity in Ireland, and we’ve remained friends ever since. So it was great to get to talk to Nicole properly and find out more about her and Riley.

Oct, 2018

PODCAST EPISODE 6 – STEPH’S TWO GIRLS

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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A few years ago I was talking about autism with somebody I had met and they advised me to read the blog Stephs Two Girls. Being relatively new to the online world of autism I set about reading it, and little did I know I’d become friends with the author, and then get the chance to do a podcast interview with them! What struck me about Steph’s blog at the time was not only was she was talking about autism in girls, but she was also writing about something called PDA (or Pathological Demand Avoidance) I had never heard of it before, and found it fascinating as it opened my eyes even more about autism. Then a couple of years ago I asked Steph to contribute a post for my blog, and even now it’s still one of my most widely read posts! It seems there are so many families out there whose lives are touched by PDA, yet it goes under the radar of most people

Jun, 2018

PODCAST EPISODE 4 – PURPLE ELLA

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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On the podcast I get to speak to people who are either a parent of a child with autism, an autistic adult, or who work with the autism community. In this episode my guest ticks all 3 boxes! I first met Ella (from the blog Purple Ella) a couple of years ago at a blogging event and shortly after she had received her own autism diagnosis. Ella is also a mum to two children with an autism, and works with the autism community giving talks and training too. You can listen on the player below, or on iTunes or Stitcher

May, 2018

PODCAST EPISODE 3 – KEVIN O’NEILL

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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This week I’m joined by a very good friend of mine, Kevin O’Neill, from the Facebook page Autism From A Dad’s Eye View I’ve known Kevin for a few years now, and was able to meet up with him for a few drinks twice last year, and talk all things autism and being a dad. Kevin is the dad to 3 children, and 2 of them are autistic. During this episode we get to talk about their diagnosis, how autism is so different for them both, the schools they attend, their love for their big sister, and how they all coped with a period of regression. We also get to talk about being non-verbal (Kevin tried it out for a day at work to understand better what life is like for his son), being pro-stim, and much much more. If you enjoy this interview and want to know more about Kevin and his family, definitely check out his Facebook page, Autism From A Dad’s Eye View

Apr, 2018

PODCAST EPISODE 2 – CHARLIE BESWICK

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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Welcome to another epsiode of the Stories About Autism podcast! This week I get to talk to Charlie Beswick who writes the blog Our Altered Life. Charlie is the mum to twin boys, Harry and Oliver, and Harry is autistic. Often autism can be one of a number of diagnoses, and Harry’s story is unique in that he is also diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome I had no idea what Goldenhar Syndrome was until I started following Charlie’s blog, and now I’m addicted to her stories. So it was really great to get to talk to Charlie about it and learn more about Goldenhar, as well as what autism means for Harry and the rest of his family. We talk about some of the challenges that Harry has, how he’s progressed over the years, and how he’s developed a really strong relationship with his twin brother Oliver. We also get to talk about how one Instagram post of hers caused so much controversy she ended up on news outlets all over the world challenging Instagram! To follow Charlie and Harry’s daily stories make sure to check out their Facebook or Instagram pages, or her blog where you can also download the first chapter of Charlie’s book for free! Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes, or Stitcher. I really want to help raise more autism awareness in the world, and your review helps more people find the podcast.

Apr, 2018

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM PODCAST – EPISODE 1 – DEAN DEVONPORT

STORIES ABOUT AUTISM

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Here it is, the first ever episode of the Stories About Autism podcast!! You can listen to it in the player below, or find it on iTunes, or Stitcher. It’s a project I’ve been working hard on in my spare time for the last couple of months, and finally it’s live! As you know if you’ve been following me for a while, I’m really passionate about interacting with other people within the autism community, as I feel we have so much that we can learn from each other. Essentially we are all after the same thing, improved awareness and understanding from the world as a whole, and greater acceptance for all. Writing this blog has allowed me to speak and interact with thousands of people around the world and learn more about autism, all with the hope of being the best dad I can be for my boys, Tommy and Jude. So, I decided that a great thing to do would be to interview some of these people, and find out their own autism story. Autism is such a diverse spectrum that everyone’s story is different, and that’s what I hope to show you through these interviews. My first guest is Dean Devonport, who writes the Facebook page, A Year In the Life of Autism. Dean is the dad to 3 children, and one of them, Charlie, is autistic. We get to talk about what life is like for Charlie, and for them all as a family. A few years ago Dean also received a diagnosis of autism. So we find out what difference that’s made to his life, how a diagnosis could have helped him when he was at school, and how autism means different things for him and his son

Apr, 2018

Ashley Rose: Teaching Social Skill Groups

Dr. Mary Barbera

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Ashely Rose is the owner and director of Mission Cognition, a social skill development center in New Jersey that not only works with children with autism but also children with ADHD and speech delays. She’s also a teacher and has a background in psychology, applied behavior analysis, and special education. She’s been working in the autism and ABA field for 15 years. Ashley is an expert when it comes to teaching children social skills, especially through group work. During her interview, she shares some of her methods for socializing children, as well as what not to do when teaching social skills. In her free time, Ashley is also the administrator of the Facebook group, ABA Skillshare. The group is public and she encourages both parents and professionals to join the group and become involved in the community. When asked what she thinks parents and professionals can do to lead happier, safer lives, Ashley advised to relax and remember to have fun and don’t let the big picture overwhelm you. I certainly learned a few things from my interview with Ashley Rose, and I know you will too.

Dec, 1969

Social Skills: When and How to Teach Social Skills

Dr. Mary Barbera

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Social skills are necessary to function in society. Children or adults with autism are no exception, and that is why we must teach these skills. However, teaching social skills isn’t as simple as it might sound; that’s why I’m naming the three biggest mistakes that parents and professionals make when teaching social skills to their children or clients. The first mistake is that parents and professionals don’t always tailor a child’s goals to their individual assessments. If a child is still learning greetings, you wouldn’t try to teach them synonyms. So, you don’t want to waste time by putting them in social situations and expecting them to pick up these skills on their own. We cannot rush a child because another child is further along than they are; each child is unique and learns at their own rate. Failing to assess, plan, intervene and take data and then use that data to evaluate and make decisions is a common mistake I see. We can’t just expect children with autism to develop social skills as they age, or if we continue to throw them in typical situations. This could potentially do the child more harm than good. Patience is a virtue here. In society, social skills are vital in order for our children and clients to lead their happiest, healthiest, and safest lives. So, if that truly is our ultimate goal, then we must teach those necessary social skills in the most effective way possible.

Dec, 1969

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