Caring for a child with special needs is a full-time job, and hence, podcasts often prove to be an effective way of accessing resources on the go.
Whether you are a parent of a child with ASD or are someone on the spectrum yourself, we hope to provide you with useful insights and resources helpful for dealing with Autism through the following list of handpicked podcasts!
Let’s take a look at some of the top podcasts in the world of autism –
Autism & Neurodiversity hosted by Jason and Debbie Grygla
Jason Grygla, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, hosts this podcast alongside his wife Debbie Grygla who is a Certified Life Coach. Jason also runs a specialized mentoring program for neurodiverse young adults.
Through this weekly podcast, the hosts take us on a journey to help us better understand neurodiverse brains. They speak with leading experts and talk about everyday challenges and struggles faced by those who are neurotypical. Because Jason and Debbie themselves are parents to young adults who are atypical, their own reflections and insights are incredibly relevant.
Their podcast covers significant topics like the importance of getting a solid psych evaluation, challenges of neurodiverse parenting, transitioning into young adulthood, the issues with screen addiction and much more!
Autism Outreach hosted by Rose Griffin
Speech Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Rose Griffin is the host of ‘Autism Outreach.’ Her podcast is valuable for professionals and parents alike. Rose talks about ready-to-use strategies beneficial for individuals with autism.
Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose has also dedicated a few episodes on effective teletherapy strategies. She shares her own enlightening experiences of employing teletherapy with her students.
This podcast also features leading experts who address various topics like Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), early signs and interventions, and social skills in toddlers with ASD.
‘Autism Outreach’ addresses a versatile range of topics that are both practical as well as relatable to parents and individuals on the spectrum.
The Autism and Sensory Parenting Podcast hosted by Candice Curtis
‘The Autism and Sensory Parenting Podcast’ hosted by Candice Curtis, who is an Occupational Therapist and a parent to a child with autism, explores a wide variety of topics pertaining to parenting children on the autism spectrum.
Candice’s focus is on highlighting strategies and techniques in parenting that are both easy to apply and can be squeezed into our busy daily routines. Through her podcast, she advocates for the importance of self-care for moms of special kids. She also talks about the significance of celebrating our children’s strengths.
‘The Autism and Sensory Parenting Podcast’ also covers practical topics like handling sensory meltdowns, understanding sensory processing, schooling, sleep issues, stress management for parents and much more.
If you wish to learn more about practical strategies and solutions to everyday parenting challenges that go hand in hand with raising a special child, this podcast is perfect for you!
Empathy, Joy & Autism hosted by Amanda Irtz
Amanda Irtz is a professional educator, author, and advocate for all abilities. Her goal is to create a more empathic perspective in the way we understand, approach, and talk about autism.
‘Empathy, Joy & Autism’ takes us on a beautiful journey filled with inspirational stories of care partners, parents, and individuals on the autism spectrum. These are the stories that often go unheard when we talk about autism.
As the name suggests, the episodes shine a light on the power of empathy and unbridled joy. Every episode is a stunning combination of hope, bravery, and inspiration. Getting a chance to peek into various perspectives of inspirational individuals and hearing their stories is truly incredible.
We highly recommend you give this podcast a listen!
Spectrum Autism Research curated by Spectrum
If you wish to keep up with the latest findings in the field of autism research, this podcast just might be what you are looking for!
‘Spectrum Autism Research’ provides its listeners with an extensive compilation of researches from around the globe in the realm of autism. Each episode, not more than 10 minutes in length, manages to fill the listener in with all the relevant information regarding the latest discoveries.
With well-grounded and reliable expert opinions, ‘Spectrum Autism Research’ is a dependable source to get your latest news and updates from!
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