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Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism

Autism is not all gloom and doom. A weekly podcast about the lighter side of living with Autism. The Autastic Podcast is hosted by Graham Kay and Kirk Smith who are both comedians living in Los Angeles. Kirk has a teenaged son with Autism and Graham has an autistic adult brother. Together they talk about the lighter side of living with and coping with autism.
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

This week we talk about addiction as it related to Autism.

Oct 20, 2017

This week we talk to the CEO of Exceptional Minds Ernie Merlan and student there Andrew Turney.

Ernie Merlan, Executive Director Exceptional Minds received “Excellence in Education Award”
Andrew Turney, student of the program (Dee can you fill in a description of Andrew here?) 
 
web site: http://www.exceptionalmindsstudio.org
Twitter handle: @ExMinds
 
Videos: 
Animation Reel 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=WovIZBTrVXM
Oct 15, 2017
We interview Jeanette Betancourt from Sesame St. , who's show was just recognized for their work with the disabled community.
 
Sesame Workshop received “Community & Progress Award”
 
Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President for U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop 

o   She directs the development and implementation of community and family engagement initiatives making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Dr. Betancourt created programs in adult learning and early childhood education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is a licensed bilingual speech and language pathologist and educational therapist. 

o   For nearly fifty years, Sesame Workshop has developed educational programs and resources for children from low-income families. Grounded in research, the organization has led the way for educational and entertainment industries to celebrate inclusion. Through the show Sesame Street, the organization has provided the tools and language for children and adults to talk about disability and diversity in a way that promotes acceptance. 

Meet Julia video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKCdV20zLMs

Oct 13, 2017
This week we attend the DRLC event at Fox Studios.
 
We interview Maronel Barajas, Director of Litigation at the DRLC (Disability Rights Legal Center) and Sarah Herrlinger from Apple.

o   Maronel supervises all litigation efforts by DRLC. Throughout her career, she has worked on complex civil rights cases in the areas of disability law, housing, education and employment and has been litigating disability rights cases exclusively for approximately 10 years.

web site link: http://drlcenter.org
Twitter handle: @DisabilityRLC
 
Sarah Herrlinger, Director, Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives
Apple was awarded the “Business and Technology” Award from DRLC (Disability Rights Legal Center)

o   For more than 30 years, Apple has provided innovative solutions for people with disabilities. Apple’s built-in accessibility features make them powerful and affordable assistive devices, drastically simplifying the buying process and learning curve for users with disabilities. By including these features within mainstream products, Apple has cleared the way for more advancements in this important field, opening up countless possibilities for people to be creative, collaborative and independent. We cannot be more honored to recognize them for their commitment to the disability community.

 

 
Apple Videos links:
 
Sady - Accessibility 
 
Designed for Meera P. 
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