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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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Aug 20, 2017

This week, Peter gets more jobs and is doing great.  Kirk is in Sweden to see JJ.  JJ decides to shave his own head, pictures on Kirk's instagram.

Aug 14, 2017

Unbelievable we have done 100 episodes,  This week we talk about some of our favorite moments.  Thank you so much for the support, we love you guys.

Jul 28, 2017

This week we talk about the link between grandma's smoking and their grandkids autism.

 

Also we talk about links between autism and Schizophrenia. 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-shops-fall-quiet-autism-autistic-people-toys-r-us-clarks-national-autistic-society-a7855956.html

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-tissue-study-deepens-autism-schizophrenia-link/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-social-ties-between-autism-and-schizophrenia/

Jul 25, 2017

This week, Naoki Higashida the author of The Reason I Jump.

 

http://time.com/4856602/autism-nonverbal-book-naoki-higashida/

Jul 10, 2017

Graham talk about Peter (Kirk is on Hiatus). Also we interview Peter.  

Jul 5, 2017

This week we have terrible news.  Lorena JJ's mom passed away unexpectedly.  Hug your family.

Jun 12, 2017

Our final interview from the conference, Jill interviews Renee Gardner, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  Also Kirk is sick and does not make any sense.

Jun 3, 2017

This week Jill Esher travels to San Francisco to attend the International meeting for Autism research.  We have interviews of:

Dr. Tom Frazier, new chief science officer for Autism Speaks

 

Dr. David Amaral, research director at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Dr. Thomas Avino, UC Davis, discussing Autism BrainNet

I hope you enjoy this weeks special episode about the brain.

 

 

May 27, 2017

This week we discuss a new genetic study identifying 40 new intelligence genes and makes a connection to Autism.

May 18, 2017

Part 2 of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This week we interview the CEO of Enuma, Sooinn Lee.

 

 

May 5, 2017

We hear Lorena's side of the story.  She tells us her side of this.

Apr 24, 2017

Sesame Street gets a character with Autism: Julia. We talk about Frank Campagna who writes a blog called Autism dad.

Apr 22, 2017

🎶Letters, we get letters, we get lots and lots of letters. 🎶 Leeetttttters. 🎵🎶.  We read your letters and we also we talk to Peter

Apr 17, 2017

JJ's new places great!  Talking Swedish accents.  Peter is journaling/calendaring.  Swedish accents. Dating resources for people on the spectrum. 

Apr 10, 2017

Kids not appreciating parents, Peter beats Graham at Bowling…again and again.

 

Being friends with people from different backgrounds.

 

Mar 2, 2017

This week we score a short interview with Temple Grandin courtesy of Jill Escher.

Feb 23, 2017

Kirk gives an update of one man show in Australia.  Graham braves the frozen tundra of the north.  Graham and Peter go Bowling...Peter wins then chats up a girl.

Teaching Improv to people with Autism.  When JJ’s tried he’ll say, “Good day to you" and leave.Letters we get letters

 

 
Jan 19, 2017

This week JJ drives with his dad from Sweden to Germany taking the Ferry in Denmark.  Peter reviews Rouge One with Graham...And Graham remind his mom he is a grown man.

Jan 8, 2017

This week Kirk interviews Meg Fields who talks about her recreational center for adults with Autism.  Also she discusses with boys shower if there are girls around.

Jan 1, 2017

This week Kirk interviews Dana Hooper.  Dana is setting up housing in the bay area.  

Dec 25, 2016

This week Kirk interviews Emily Iland who helps train people with Autism to interact with people and Police to understand people with Autism.  

Dec 18, 2016

This week Kirk interviews Matt Omelagah who runs an organization for Autistic people who are also Ex-convits who are starting over.  This episode covers a very interesting topic that is often overlooked.

Dec 14, 2016

This week Kirk travels to Stanford University to cover the San Francisco Autism Society.  This week we talk to Jill Escher.  

Dec 8, 2016

Rosie O'Donnell calls Donald Trumps son Autistic.  Also Peter also completes his Star Wars collection.

Nov 28, 2016

JJ picks out his clothes.  The internet helps find sippy cups. Peter meets more comedians.

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