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

Overcoming Challenges: NASCAR’s First Driver with Autism

Susan Scott

Audio

Despite the challenges associated with autism, there are so many individuals on the spectrum that are inspiring us all and proving that challenges can indeed be overcome.​ One such individual is Armani Williams. He was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of two-years-old and was considered nonverbal. He is now the first openly diagnosed autistic NASCAR driver. To date, Armani has 18 wins and two championships.

Feb, 2019

10 Simple Strategies for Inclusion

Susan Scott

Audio

Inclusion is a popular topic in the autism community, and for good reason. Often times, inclusion is mentioned in the educational setting, however it is much more than that. The definition of inclusion, when paired with diversity, is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity and creating an environment where all different kinds of people can thrive and succeed. Put simply, diversity is what you have. Inclusion is what you do.

Feb, 2019

Autism Interventions and Family Logistics

Susan Scott

Audio

Heather Sutcliffe is a working mom of two sons, who both have an autism diagnosis. For more than 12 years, she has advocated fearlessly to ensure her sons receive robust and consistent programming to make progress and achieve. A strong believer in coming at this diagnosis from all angles, she never takes her foot off the gas and continually looks at ways to fine tune her sons’ interventions. To honor the progress ABA therapy has made possible for her family, she recently launched a non-profit organization to support ABA for autism. Her first campaign running through 4/2/19 is to raise $5,000 that will go toward covering tuition for Simmons University students studying ABA. In addition, to reduce the ramp up time for parents and families dealing with a recent diagnosis, Heather is in the process of creating a website and blog to share what she has learned on this journey so far. Heather is passionate about giving her sons the best possible chance to overcome the challenges they face while inspiring and empowering other families to do the same.

Feb, 2019

Autism and Inclusion in the Classroom

Susan Scott

Audio

Many autism families struggle with making the choice on inclusion in the school classroom. Is inclusion the right choice for your autistic child? Some children will really thrive in an inclusive setting, but inclusion may not always be the best choice. Inclusion may also work well for a period of time, but then become more difficult as the child grows older. Perhaps a child needing a specialized autism support classroom when they’re young, may mature to the point where inclusion is a great option.

Feb, 2019

Why It’s Important to Find Your “Tribe”

Susan Scott

Audio

"I'm a wife and mom, former ER nurse to CEO of our household. I have 3 beautiful children. You might be wondering why I'm here....welp me too? But really it's because 4 years ago we received life changing news "your sweet, precious, angel, baby boy has autism spectrum disorder". Okay they didn't quite say it in those words, but that's what I heard. I don't really have any specific qualifications other than being a mom with a fierce love for her child/children."

Jan, 2019

#21 GRADUATION

Chris and Noah

Audio

After a short break, we are back with a new episode. The reason for the break? Well, since our last episode Noah has graduated from high school! In this episode, Chris and Noah talk about graduation, some of Noah's experiences in high school, and peek at what's to come in the next chapter of his life.

Jun, 2019

#20 SARAH AND THE AUTISTIC RAINBOW MAGAZINE

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode Chris and Noah interview Sarah, founder and editor of the Autistic Rainbow Magazine. Sarah talks about the magazine and the inspiration behind the creation of the magazine. We talk about some experiences with school, learn about something called “The Autism Hour”, and learn about her family.

Mar, 2019

#19 TO TOUCH THE MOON - A PLAY BY GRETTA BERGHAMMER

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode, our friend, Gretta Berghammer, makes a second appearance on the podcast. Noah and Chris talk to her about her new upcoming play called To Touch The Moon, which debuts in April at the University of Northern Iowa. The production, which combines drama and science, is focused on an experience where the audience is part of the production. The play is geared towards younger people with autism. This production has also included many different groups across the university to make this show happen.

Mar, 2019

#18 UNCOMMON SENSE WITH ANDY AND ANUSHKA

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode, Chris and Noah interview Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris, writers and directors of the play, Uncommon Sense. This play, which premiered in January, 2017 at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, showcases how individuals and families are affected by autism. In the interview we discuss some of the ups and downs of the play making process, how the play impacted Andy and Anushka, and how the play impacted those who were part of the play.

Feb, 2019

#17 AN INTERVIEW WITH JOE - UNCLE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

Chris and Noah

Audio

​In this episode Chris and Noah interview Joe, who is an uncle to Noah and Isaac. In his day job, Joe is an optometrist, specializing in vision therapy. Joe works with patients with all types of different abilities, including autism, to assess and help improve their vision. Joe shares some insights from his experiences in working with patients on the autism spectrum and offers his perspective on being an uncle to Isaac and Noah.

Mar, 2019

#16 AN INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT - UNCLE AND PROFESSIONAL

Chris and Noah

Audio

Don't refer to a person as their diagnosis, refer to them as a person first. In this episode Chris and Noah interview Scott, who has a lot of experience with autism and people with disabilities. In his day job, Scott helps individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment by providing support and training for both employers and individuals. Scott is also an uncle to Noah, Isaac, and one other nephew with a disability. Scott offers some great insights, real-life stories, and asks Chris and Noah a few questions as well.

Jan, 2019

#15 SPARK FOR AUTISM

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode Chris and Noah interview researchers Taylor Kalmus and Natalie Pottschmidt from the SPARK for Autism program at the University of Iowa. Taylor and Natalie provide some background on SPARK and how they got involved in the program (Hint - one of them has a sibling with autism). They also provide some insights into the potential outcomes of the research and offer some advice to other researchers in similar projects. We enjoyed the conversation and think you will, too.

Dec, 2018

#14 INSIGHTS FROM PSYCHOLOGIST, DR. PAUL

Chris and Noah

Audio

"We all have something to teach each other and we all have something to learn." In this episode Chris and Noah interview psychologist, Dr. Paul Conditt. Dr. Paul works with autistic people and their families to help them navigate the challenges and embrace the blessings of autism. In this episode, Dr. Paul shares some of his experiences working with kids and families with autism, offers some insights into his world as a psychologist, and shares some advice for parents and individuals with autism.

Dec, 2018

#13 - INSIGHTS FROM A SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Chris and Noah

Audio

"Be open to adapting your playbook to help people on the struggle bus." In this episode Chris and Noah interview Angela Wittmer, junior high school counselor. Angela shares some of her experiences working with kids and families with autism (and special needs), offers some insights into her world as a school counselor, and shares some great advice for parents and teachers.

Dec, 2018

#12 AN INTERVIEW WITH CARRIE

Chris and Noah

Audio

"Connect with your kid. Build a relationship. Join in with what they like to do." ​In this episode Chris and Noah interview Carrie, mother of two children with special needs. Carrie shares some of her experiences raising two kids with different abilities, offers some insights into her world, and shares some advice for parents and teachers.

Nov, 2018

#11 DR. KEVIN DROE - SPECTRUM PROJECT

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode, Chris and Noah interview Dr. Kevin Droe, Associate Professor of Music in Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Our family met Kevin through his wife, Shelley, who was Noah's music teacher in elementary school. In the interview we discuss the origins of Spectrum Project, how it has evolved over the past several years, insights from Kevin, and advice to educators, parents, and students regarding this type of project. ​

Oct, 2018

#10 AN INTERVIEW WITH KELLI - SIBLING, CAREGIVER, AND PROFESSIONAL

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode Chris and Noah interview Kelli, who has a lot of experience with autism. She is a sibling to a younger brother, Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when she was 13. She was also a caregiver to our guys for two summers. In addition to all of that, she worked with autistic kids as a behavioral specialist. Kelli offers some great insights, fun stories, and tips that could apply to everyone.

Oct, 2018

#9 ANDREW VOSS - INSIGHTS FROM AN EDUCATOR

Chris and Noah

Audio

"Everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have". ​In this episode Chris and Noah interview Andrew Voss, a teacher at River Hills School in Cedar Falls. Andrew talks about his path into teaching in special education, shares some insights from his experience as a teacher, and tells a few fun "Isaac" stories. Be prepared to be educated and entertained!

Sep, 2018

#8 MIKE DIERDORFF - AUTISM ADVOCATE

Chris and Noah

Audio

"Give us a chance. If we have everything we need, we'll do a great job for you." In this episode Chris and Noah interview Mike Dierdorff, an autism advocate and adult with autism. Mike talks about his experience being an advocate for people with autism in the community and the workplace. Mike offers some great insights and tips that could apply to everyone.

Sep, 2018

#7 AUTISM - A MOM'S PERSPECTIVE

Chris and Noah

Audio

In this episode Chris and Noah interview Tyann (Wife and Mother) to get her answers to the same questions answered by Chris in episode 5. The discussion covers several topics, including the diagnosis, challenges as a parent, opportunities because of autism, and some fun stories as well. Tyann's Blog Post about Hy-Vee can be found here.

Aug, 2018

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