New! Podcast series: “Views from the inside”
Welcome to my new podcast page.
In this series of podcasts, I will be interviewing people that are either on the autistic spectrum, or have a lot of experience of working with, or caring for people on the spectrum.
The autistic adults I will be interviewing, talk about their everyday experiences of having autism. Their stories go way beyond the headline definitions of autism as found on many websites. We hear about the reality of trying to live independently as an autistic person in a difficult neural-typical world.
In this first interview in the series, I talk to Lucy. She is a thirty year old woman that was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of nineteen. This diagnosis came after years of depression, anxiety, auditory processing and social problems. I have worked with Lucy at the National Autistic Society in London for the past six years, and have always admired her for the care, expertise and compassion she brings to the autistic adults we work with.
Like me, Lucy has been able to use her own experience as an autistic person, combined with years of experience and training to make a real difference to many adults struggling with autism.