In this episode Chris and Noah interview researchers Taylor Kalmus and Natalie Pottschmidt from the SPARK for Autism program at the University of Iowa. Taylor and Natalie provide some background on SPARK and how they got involved in the program (Hint - one of them has a sibling with autism). They also provide some insights into the potential outcomes of the research and offer some advice to other researchers in similar projects. We enjoyed the conversation and think you will, too.
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"We all have something to teach each other and we all have something to learn."
In this episode Chris and Noah interview psychologist, Dr. Paul Conditt. Dr. Paul works with autistic people and their families to help them navigate the challenges and embrace the blessings of autism. In this episode, Dr. Paul shares some of his experiences working with kids and families with autism, offers some insights into his world as a psychologist, and shares some advice for parents and individuals with autism.
"Be open to adapting your playbook to help people on the struggle bus."
In this episode Chris and Noah interview Angela Wittmer, junior high school counselor. Angela shares some of her experiences working with kids and families with autism (and special needs), offers some insights into her world as a school counselor, and shares some great advice for parents and teachers.