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Daniel Sansing on Autism Disclosures

Daniel Sansing discusses the complications of disclosing an autism diagnosis. When do we tell friends, family, schools, and employers? What are the risks and benefits of disclosing we are autistic? 
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Heather Conroy of Evolve Coaching

Heather Conroy, the co-founder of Evolve Coaching, discusses coaching autistic individuals as they develop life and employment skills. Visit Evolve on the web at https://www.evolve-coaching.org
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Missing Obvious Health Signs

Do autistics have more health problems and injuries? I believe so, based on my experiences. It is difficult for me to notice warning signs that might alert neurotypical individuals. With sensory overload, new inputs are ignored or unnoticed because we process so much input. When we don't "hear" what our bodies are trying to express, we end up with medical emergencies. 
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Dayna Goldstein on Houses

We discuss house hunting with Prof. Dayna Goldstein. For the neurodiverse, spaces need to meet our distinct needs. The wrong space can cause stress and make it difficult to decompress. 
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Joe Farrell of Evolve Coaching

Joe Farrell discusses the Joey Travolta Film Camp, Arts for Autism, and Evolve coaching.Joe moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to pursue his Master's of Science in Education and Community Agency Counseling degree from Duquesne University and began working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorders. His main focus is empowering individuals to live independent and integrated lives. Joe incorporates techniques from Behaviorism, Cognitive Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy into his Coaching. Joe enjoys hiking, biking, and backpacking and he is also a member of the Steel City Beard and Moustache Club, where he gets to talk about having facial hair and host charitable events for local Non-profit Organizations.
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Reflecting on Three Years

Three years as parents, and questions about if an autistic person should be a parent still confound me. 
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Dayna Goldstein

Prof. Dayna Goldstein discusses diversity within the neurodiversity community. She reminds us that neurodiversity isn't limited to autism and includes women.Apologies for low-quality phone interview audio.
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