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Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

Kelley Fitch: Kid Gigawatt's Autism Therapy Microfundin' Mama

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Launched by parents of an infectiously funny and *mostly* happy boy on the spectrum, the Joyriding in Autismland podcast chats with ASD parents, kiddos, therapists, writers, and artists about the unexpected, charming, and funny moments with autism. B...Show More
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28:42 | Jun 13th, 2014

Hold onto your comb-overs, people! Today we're chatting with entrepreneur, business coach, and fellow podcaster Jessica Kupferman. Jessica has a teenaged son with high functioning autism, and she is VERY funny.     Jessica talks about having ADH...Show More

19:35 | Jun 6th, 2014

Jen Turrell is mom to two daughters on the spectrum, and is the author of the new book Help! My Child Has Autism: A Parent's Guide to Start, Fund, and Maintain an Evidence Based Intervention. We chat about ABA, staffing up, and first plane rides. ...Show More
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23:18 | May 30th, 2014

Hey guys! So summer is coming, even though you wouldn't really be feeling it yet if you are up in Maine with us, and I wanted to do an  episode about safety issues and autism. This is super important because statistically, most accidents involving pe...Show More

20:01 | May 24th, 2014

Thrilled to be joined by my husband to discuss three things we feel have made us better autism parents people. I hope listening to these will get you thinking about how your past experiences relate to the spectrum. Don't skip the last bit, where I l...Show More

18:36 | May 16th, 2014

Today I'm excited to speak to author Patty Pacelli, whose young adult son has autism. She advocates for people on the spectrum to achieve their career dreams and contribute their exceptional talents to the workforce, and has just written a book entit...Show More

30:10 | May 9th, 2014

Kyle's work in autism spans direct services, research, and administration. He worked one-on-one with adults on the spectrum in Santa Barbara, CA, focusing on improvements in quality of life, employment, health, and social networks. For two years, whi...Show More

06:30 | May 3rd, 2014

Today's episode is a bit different, because I won't be doing any interviewing - I'm flying solo. It's been a rough week for us all, because my father-in-law died on Monday afternoon, and he was just a great guy. A coach, a teacher, a veteran, a lifel...Show More

33:33 | Apr 25th, 2014

Today, I'm so excited to speak to Mabel's Labels founder, blogger, and mama to many, Julie Cole. Julie's business has been featured on the Huffington Post, The View, InStyle Magazine, Forbes, and many others, and her oldest of 6 kids has autism.   ...Show More

18:41 | Apr 18th, 2014

Today I am super excited to speak to fellow Mainer and Newberry award-winning author of the book Rules, Cynthia Lord. We chat about writing a book with autism at the center, her new books coming out this year, and some ideas for making libraries more...Show More

20:03 | Apr 11th, 2014

Named one of Forbes' top 30 Twitter influencers in 2013, social media rockstar, best-selling author, publisher, speaker, business consultant and super nice guy Chris Brogan is today's guest. We chat about the inspiration behind his new book, The Frea...Show More

18:40 | Apr 5th, 2014

On road tripping from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon this summer, and our plans to make a documentary movie. Check out the deets here. Kelley

18:30 | Mar 28th, 2014

Thrilled to be speaking with Rachel See today- she's a licensed music therapist, and has a private practice in Austin, Texas.     We chat about the differences between music lessons and music therapy, how she customizes a client's sessions to wo...Show More

21:19 | Mar 21st, 2014

Super excited to chat today with Tim Villegas, special education teacher, blogger, podcaster, founder of the thinkinclusive.us website, and crusader for the true inclusion of kids with disabilities. Catch up with Tim on Facebook and on Twitter.

20:53 | Mar 14th, 2014

I'm stoked to be speaking with Tom Angleberger today, New York Times best selling author of the Star Wars-inspired book series that began with Origami Yoda in 2010. The series stars a middle schooler named Dwight, whose Yoda paper finger puppet is bo...Show More

33:40 | Mar 8th, 2014

Stoked to be chatting with Eric Tivers, licensed Clinical Social Worker, coach, consultant, and counselor for ADHD and High Functioning Autism. We chat about what led him to an ADHD diagnosis in college, and what happens when autism is comorbid with ...Show More

26:03 | Feb 28th, 2014

So inspired to speak to Icelandic filmmaker Marget Ericsdottir, whose teenage son, Keli, has nonverbal autism. Margret's moving documentary, A Mother's Courage, follows her quest to understand autism, and ultimately leads to her son being able to com...Show More

21:12 | Feb 21st, 2014

Thrilled to be interviewing Andrew Solomon today, author of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, which explores ideas of abilities, disabilities, illness and iden...Show More

24:37 | Feb 14th, 2014

Liz Mortati founded and directs The Art Department in Portland, Maine - they provide art therapy and working space to adults with disabilities, and sell the artists' work in their gallery space.   After graduating from college, Liz worked at San Fr...Show More

22:59 | Feb 7th, 2014

I'm stoked to be chatting with Kara Wilson today. Kara has a 6 year-old daughter with Asperger's, and pens a fantastic blog called Karacteristic: Stirred, Not Shaken. I discovered her hilarious short story Welcome to Asperger's Island in the 2011 boo...Show More

20:49 | Jan 31st, 2014

Today, I speak with certified Occupational Therapist, Jill Schacht. I am also prepared to knight her with the highly coveted UNP certification.* Jill has worked with the Romanator for over a year, and with all of his anxiety issues, he has never - no...Show More

27:23 | Jan 24th, 2014

Stoked to be speaking today with Sarah Bronson, Executive Director of Riding to the Top, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding center in Windham, Maine. Riding to the Top has been a Premier Accredited Center by PATH International (the Professional...Show More

25:12 | Jan 17th, 2014

Today's episode is all about Kid Gigawatt, and I'm here with my husband and Kid Gigawatt co-founder, Jeff Waites. We chat about autism stats, what therapies actually ARE, and why they're important. Also, your mother knows when you're not paying atten...Show More

29:27 | Jan 10th, 2014

Wayne Gilpin began his publishing career by bringing car repair and law books to market. When his son Alex was diagnosed with autism, he joined the Autism Society of America, and became its president in 1987. Alex was 15 when the first edition of Way...Show More

28:11 | Jan 3rd, 2014

Alisa Anderson, director of adaptive ski programs at Smuggler's Notch in Vermont, on how she started taching kids with disabilties to ski, why it's not about IF we're going to ski, it's HOW, her team of Special Olympic skiers, and about how sometimes...Show More

35:05 | Dec 27th, 2013

My husband, Jeff, about having a kiddo on the spectrum, superpowers, positive ions, and the extended version at the record store.

19:48 | Dec 20th, 2013

Episode number 11 is with my boyo Roman's fantabulous In-Home Support staff, Lauren O'Neil, who has worked with Romi for a little over a year in our messy... chaotic... loud... *ahem* lively home. Her little brother also has autism, and we chat about...Show More

24:22 | Dec 13th, 2013

Ok guys, if you need a laugh, this is the interview for you. I first heard Jennifer McIlwee Myers speak at this year's Portland Autism Conference, and I cackled laughed. Inappropriately loudly. Then I laughed the entire way through this interview, AN...Show More

31:56 | Dec 13th, 2013

Ok guys, if you need a laugh, this is the interview for you. I first heard Jennifer McIlwee Myers speak at this year's Portland Autism Conference, and I cackled laughed. Inappropriately loudly. Then I laughed the entire way through this interview, AN...Show More

24:47 | Dec 6th, 2013

Super excited to be chatting with journalist, travel writer, author, and documentary filmmaker Rupert Isaacson! I was deeply touched by his book and film The Horse Boy, documenting his epic journey to Mongolia with his wife and son Rowan, who has aut...Show More

16:23 | Nov 29th, 2013

Delighted to be speaking with Dan Korins, father to 19-year old Michael, an accomplished singer with autism. Michael was one of  8 Genius of Autism honorees in 2013, and can be seen singing on YouTube here. His Twitter page is @MikeKorins. I chat wit...Show More

16:42 | Nov 26th, 2013

In honor of my oldest son Quinn turning 17(!) today, I'm posting episode 6: interviews that I did with him, my 14-year old daughter Lucca, and the 11-year old Romanator. Living with autism is something we DO as a family, but it’s not something we TAL...Show More

22:06 | Nov 21st, 2013

Keri Bowers is an artist, an autism advocate and activist, an art therapist, a speaker, and a filmmaker, whose oldest son, Taylor, has high-functioning autism. I chatted with Keri about the role of the arts in child development, autism and technology...Show More

36:26 | Nov 21st, 2013

Keri Bowers is an artist, an autism advocate and activist, an art therapist, a speaker, and a filmmaker, whose oldest son, Taylor, has high-functioning autism. I chatted with Keri about the role of the arts in child development, autism and technology...Show More

19:09 | Nov 19th, 2013

Dr. James Ball is a board certified Behavior Analyst, a private autism consultant with over 25 years of experience, and current chairman of the national board of the Autism Society. We talk about how he fell into the autism field, and how he goes abo...Show More

23:21 | Nov 19th, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin grew up in the 1950s with high functioning autism. Today, she is an autism advocate, speaker, author, humane livestock handling expert, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, and the subject of an autobiographical movie. I chat...Show More

19:15 | Nov 19th, 2013

Wine expert, best selling author, and social media superstar Gary Vaynerchuk. I ask Gary Vaynerchuk what makes him weird, what his desired superpower would be, and I grill him on what wine pairs best with autism. Lend us a hand? Please subscribe, rat...Show More