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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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Nov 14, 2018
Does meditation work ?  Also we discuss Graham Kay's modeling career. What??
 

 

Nov 9, 2018

JJ has a seizure and we talk about it.

Nov 1, 2018

Today we talk jobs 

Oct 23, 2018

This week we interview Alycia Halladay, PhD, chief science officer, Autism Science Foundation.

Oct 19, 2018

new pill for autism behavior is being tested on mice.

 

Oct 5, 2018

We have a clarification from the study of the "MDMA for Autistic people " study.  

Also Peter has a secret and we read your letters.

Sep 28, 2018

warning: discussion about drugs.  New Study talks about MDMA for people with Autism.

 

 

Sep 27, 2018

Protein organization to blame for autism?  Identifying woman with autism.

Also discussing Micro Seizures, Colbert report, and if time is an artificial construct.

 

Sep 12, 2018

Big News! Graham is on Colbert!

Sep 1, 2018

New science into why some siblings not develop autis. 

Aug 31, 2018

WHAT?

 

Can the song itsy bitsy spider detect Autism?

Aug 29, 2018

JJ goes on a cruise and Peter stops drinking!

Also Kirk is in Edinburgh at the Fringe festival.

Jul 28, 2018

Kirk is building a house in Ecuador for a boy with Autism.

Shout put Chris Franklin the bloke from Australia. 

Peter is going to a family reunion.  

Jul 21, 2018

This week we build a house for a boy with autism.  This family is a single mom, 7 children.  Four boys and three girls.  One of the boys  is severely autistic, has ms, and epilepsy .  We are going to build this family a house!  You can get involved.  ALL OF YOUR AUGUST PATREON DONATIONS GO TO BUILD THIS HOUSE!

 

Love you guys.

 

 

 

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!  

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