This podcast brings listeners the inside view of our autism community and how passionately we all work for the same mission - to better understand autism together.
Come along with Barb in this blog, as she takes the journey into not only sharing her knowledge and experience but also that of our diverse autism community.
Episode #30: Interview with Autistic Advocate Jonathan Chase on Protesting for the BLM MovementSynergy Autism Podcast · Episode #30: Interview with Autistic Advocate Jonathan Chase on Protesting for the BLM Movement Jonathan has admirably chosen to accept, work with, and manage his sensory sensitivities in order to do the important work of protesting the rights of people who have been marginalized for far too long. He goes out into the crowds of activists approximately 2x per week to share his solidarity. He has encountered kindness, generosity, and community-building-energy from those protesting as well as repeatedly witnessed unjust brutality. Listen in to this podcast to hear how he not only has navigated downtown Portland during these protests but also found ways to grow personally and morally. Photos by David Gonzalez, 2020
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS INFORMATIVE PODCAST or go to anywhere you find your podcasts and search for "Synergy Autism Podcast."Listen in to the interview by Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak of myself and the fabulous Dr. Dan Siegel regarding his book: The Power of Showing Up. We discuss how attachment theory interweaves with autism and brain development. I think I learn something every time I listen to this again. If a child is not seen by others, they will lack attachment. If your emotions or sensory experiences are so overwhelming not only to you and others, you may have trouble connecting. You can read more about the book by clicking HERE.
Barb is joined by Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak in this fabulous episode where we go deep into the complex issue of inclusion. We ask listeners to consider the law while also viewing inclusion through the lens of social justice. Listen in. We think you will feel validated and inspired.
"Progress does not take place like a shot out of a pistol; it takes the labor and suffering of the negative. How to use the negative as a way to advance the positive is our challenge." ~ Grace Lee Boggs
In this podcast, Barb explains the why behind giving people on the autism spectrum processing time then into how. There are neurological reasons not to mention the emotional benefits of feeling heard and your ideas respected.
And as always, if you have any thoughts, questions, or comments, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autistic people have fabulous ideas, amazing and wicked senses of humor at times. We need to raise our expectations of their contributions to the world in the smaller day to day moments so that they can thrive. Listen in to hear why and how to assume intent and raise expectations.
The book by Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel Siegel is called The Power of Showing Up. It helps us understand the importance of showing up for our kids by highlighting attachment science. The simple acts of showing up and creating secure attachments ensures success in future relationships and life in general. So how does this play out with children with autism? Here I share my thoughts on the 4 Ss: Safe, Soothed, Seen, and Secure and how each can easily be ensured for children with autism.
Guiding someone with autism (or anyone for that matter) requires you taking care of you! Listen in to this absolute essential core need and WHY it is important for those on spectrum/autistic individuals.