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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: Category: self help
Jul 14, 2018

Tools to autism stress and your brain fingerprint.

Graham's telling us about traveling to Philly.

Jul 7, 2018

NPR covers stimming.  Also let the guilt go, it probably not your fault .

Jun 17, 2018

This week we talk about Fathers days and Peter calls in.

 

 

Jun 14, 2018

JJ's computer is almost toast, Graham is on the high see, and we have an interview.

 

This week we interview Andreas Forsland the CEO of a Company called Cognixion.

The app is Speakprose.

It will be available in the Apple App Store soon.

http://www.cognixion.com/speakprose/

 

FAQ:

It's free to download and use all the basic conversational features including:

- Academy - a group of chatbots that simulate different real world social scenarios for practicing communication using Speakprose

- Basics - a super intuitive way to assemble sentences with tiles

- Gestures - ability to speak quickly using pre-programmed swipe gestures

- Custom - ability to customize your gesture phrases

- Profile - ability to track communication performance (words per day, trending over time)

 

 

 
Jun 7, 2018

This week Kirk travels to WWDC for interviews:

 

What’s new from Apple - Sarah Herrlinger, director of accessibility programs at Apple
- Sarah shares the latest accessibility tech features available to the ASD community.
- Discussion about why Apple is so focused on accessibility.
- Insight on the importance of designing products for users of all abilities.
 
App Development for the Autism Community - David Niemeijer, CEO of AssistiveWare (maker of Proloquo2Go)
- In addition to being a great app developer, David has also become a thought leader in terms of inclusion around Autism and giving a great voice to Autistic adults, etc. 
- How AssistiveWare is impacting families
- Ways AssistiveWare goes about developing apps; how do they incorporate perspective from the Autism community.
- Ways ACC is changing communication and engagement
- Possibly a quick demo / show-and-tell of how app works
 
John Ciocca, app developer for MyVoice https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myvoice-tap-or-type-to-talk/id1111359925?mt=8 and youBelong https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youbelong/id1209864878?mt=8
 
 
About WWDC
Below is how Wikipedia describes WWDC. Think of the event as essentially the Super Bowl for apps.
 
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a conference held annually in California by Apple Inc., primarily in San Jose, but also in Silicon Valley (WWDC was held in San Francisco from 2003 to 2016). The event is used by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers. Attendees can participate in hands-on labs with Apple engineers, and in-depth sessions covering a wide variety of topics.

Until 2007, the number of attendees varied between 2,000 and 4,200; however, during WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs noted that there were more than 5,000 attendees. The WWDC events held from 2008 to 2015 were capped, and sold out at 5,000 attendees (5,200 including special attendees).
Jun 5, 2018

Scientists can measure the level of zinc and copper in teeth and can tell a lot about Autism.  Also we talk a little about the connection of epilepsy and autism. 

Planning a vacation for JJ so we can repair the floors and wall.

Graham gets a new nickname.  Pete is watching the dog this week.

 

 

May 28, 2018

This week we have Elaine Hall who created the Autism Musical.  A documentary was made of it that was nominated for an Emmy.  

 

She also wrote the book, Now I see the moon.

 

 

May 15, 2018

This week we discuss people with Autism benefiting society from the very beginning.  Art work done by people with autism??

 

 

Also Graham hosts an event and JJ is getting wood floors.

May 8, 2018

This week Jill Escher talks about having the difference between having a boy and girl with autism.  She has a girl and boy with autism and talks about the differences.  

Apr 30, 2018

Julia the Sesame Character from their online website transitions to the big screen.  Also Graham is in the #1 movie in the country!  

Apr 24, 2018

Pro Baseball player with Autism signs with the Royals.  Reggie Sanders was integral in putting together a program for people with autism.

 

Also a Chicago genetics study allows you to participate in a new study.

 

Apr 18, 2018

New studies into pain receptors and Peter calls in.

Honestly this just highlights the need for more research.

 

Apr 9, 2018

Letter we get letters, we get lots and lots of letters.

 

Rooms in the NBA for people with Autism.

 

Mar 23, 2018

Whose autism diagnosis get overlooked the most?

 

Also JJ loves his Spark and Peter tries lemon water.

 

 

Mar 12, 2018

This week we cover an article from a mother who refuses to call her son high functioning.

Mar 5, 2018

This week we talk about life expectancy of people who are severely ASD.

Mar 1, 2018

Study on Ultrasounds and autism shows there is not a connection.

 

Also we read your letters.

Feb 20, 2018

This week someone else gives their child bleach as a treatment for Autism.  PLEASE do not do this.

Feb 9, 2018

This week Peter's Mom Constance Graham stops but and we chit chat.

Jan 31, 2018

Being bilingual helps improv your mind according to the news.

Also, Peter moving to Alcohol free beer?

Jan 27, 2018

This week Kirk is on a Spanish Radio Program about Autism in Guayaquil Ecuador.  

 

Next week we will be back with a regular autastic episode.

Jan 27, 2018

Scientist discover genes play a roll in weight gain and Autism.

Jan 8, 2018

We interview a couple that runs a radio program about autism in Ecuador.

Dec 21, 2017

This week is the Christmas episode and Peter has a boys night out.

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