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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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Oct 15, 2018

How does Autism affect sibling?

Mar 17, 2018
This week, we talk about how does autism affect sleep.  Also a podcast says, Feral children from accient times were children with autism?
 
Also should Kirk but a motorcycle?
 
 
Feb 16, 2018

Study discusses the connection between autism and Bi-polar. 

 

Also Peter makes Graham dinner.

Dec 29, 2017

Spoilers: we talk about Star wars this week

Nov 21, 2017

Peter loses 2 pounds.  We talk about The Good Doctor and Atypical. 

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

Sep 30, 2017

This week, JJ has a epileptic seizure and discuss its connection to autism.

Sep 24, 2017

Ep. 105: Graham is on the high seas, JJ is blowing kisses to dad.

Aug 9, 2017

In the news, there are scams targeting people with Autism.  Also Graham does not want to go on a romantic getaway with Peter to the Bahamas and Graham is flustered with Kirk's disroganization

 

May 20, 2017
This week we interview Andreas Forsland the inventor of Smart stones.  Also we talk about the Grey Skull cup, Peter know everyone in town.
 
 
Andreas Forsland  |   Smartstones, Inc.
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May 16, 2017

Global accessibility awareness dayThis week talk to Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager of global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple. This is Part one of 3 interviews surrounding Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

 

Apple info:
Explore more about Apple accessibility and features like Guided Access at: apple.com/accessibility 
 
Explore great apps in our Autism Acceptance collection on the App Store www.appstore.com/autism, as well as iBooks and podcasts (including this one!).
 
If you have questions or feedback for Apple you can contact Apple’s accessibility support:
Phone: 877-204-3930

 

May 12, 2017

This weeks in the news we talk about Electroshock therapy.  Is this real?  What are the results like?

Apr 29, 2017

JJ's Seizures.  A new Swedish study about taking antidepressants durning pregnancy does not contribute to autism.  Also relationships with parents.

Apr 3, 2017

Kirk deals with some unexpected challenges traveling to Sweden on Short notice.  Graham extends his tour.  Continuing his adventures in Canada during pilot season.

Mar 12, 2017

Kirk’s in Saint John, Graham’s green card tour is coming to an end!

Feb 11, 2017

 

This week, new research on fecal transplants.  Peter doesn't like to be touched.  Graham fighting a pot belly. And Tweeting about Autism.

Jan 31, 2017

This week:  Looking into housing options for JJ.  Pete is taking all Grahams friends,  trying to keep Pete’s fish alive, breaking Luke Skywalker, Housing options for JJ

 
Nov 15, 2016

Graham and Kirk discuss one of the most famous Autism movies to date.  We talk about what we love and hate about it.

Nov 7, 2016

Channeling our buying power to Autism friendly businesses.  Also are businesses sometime guilty of taking advantage or disable people?  Support the good guys.

Sep 29, 2016

There are people selling snake oil to desperate people.  Is there a 7th ring of hell for for people trying to make money from desperate parents?

 
Targeting parents of autistic kids .  Monitizing someones pain.
 
And Graham is in the new Super Troopers 
Aug 30, 2016

This week, Kirk gives an update from the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival.  Graham is on leave.  And people have different opinions on Autism...surprise surprise.

May 23, 2016

 

Mark Twain crosses paths with Blind Thomas (Tom Wiggins) who was one of the more famous people with Autism of his day.  Also Jill Escher the president of the San Francisco Autism Speaks goes to an Autism Science conference and updates us on the latest research.

 

Sep 23, 2015

Jim Carrey has a point of view about autism...he is wrong.  Comedians Graham Kay and Kirk Smith discuss life...and Autism as it affects their family.

Sep 17, 2015

Special Edition of the Podcast Autastic. We recorded the podcast after the our live Comedy show, This is Crazy. Such a fun night with the very gifted Ian GutoskieMateen StewartGraham KayChinedu UnakaDan Prevette. Thanks for listening, liking, and sharing.

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