“I am me. I don’t pretend to be like everyone else. I don’t want to be like everyone else. And I will not change who I am just to ‘fit in.'” Meet Mary Nixon-Hahn, a strong woman on the autism spectrum and mother to three sons who are also on the spectrum. She is the author of An Autistic Person’s Journey To Creating Inclusive Employment and Autism in the Workplace: A Guide to Integrating Autism in the Workplace. You can get in touch with Mary on her website, https://includingeveryone.org.
Original Recording Date: January 4, 2021
Passion counts for a lot and joy is found when we overcome limiting beliefs. Leslie Crowe is the creative founder of Unexpected Me, https://unexpectedme.com, which creates awesome-sauce tee-shirts that speak to unique interests such as trains and building. Leslie is also the mom an 18-year old son on the autism spectrum and a 15-year old neurotypical son.
Original Recording Date: December 27, 2020
I actually wrote a chapter in my book, The Clouds That Chase Us: A Journey into Autism, about a birthday party that Nicole hosted for her son. This party was a transformative experience for both Nicole and me. In this conversation, you’ll hear how stepping into bravery as an autism mom transformed me into being fearless about what others perceived about me and my son. You’ll hear about stinky, sweaty birthday party games, the moment Nicole actually learned that I wrote about her in my book, and why bravery is so vital to life.
Nicole Trick Steinbach lives the skill of bravery and the joy of failure while inspiring others to find the courage to do the same. Before stepping into her genius as the international BRAVE coach, she grew up in a struggling single-parent family and overcame a speech impediment. Today she has over 20 years in technology including global executive roles, is bilingual, and has a track record of coaching and advising all levels of professionals in over 25 countries.
More information about Nicole can be found at https://www.tricksteinbach.com/ and on social media.
Original Recording Date: December 28, 2020
Join Amanda Irtz, host of the Empathy, Joy & Autism Podcast, as she creates a more empathic understanding of autism. Amanda is the #1 Best-Selling Author on Amazon of The Clouds That Chase Us: A Journey into Autism, an advocate for all abilities, and a professional educator and administrator with more years than she is willing to share. And more important than any of these mentions and her morning smoothie, Amanda is a mother to her 10-year old son and 7-year old daughter. For more information about Amanda and this podcast please visit https://autismaptitude.com.
Original Recording Date: January 24, 2021