Kelley Fitch

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 lifelong athlete, and a kind and gentle man.

I'm feeling nostalgic, so I wanted to give a look back and give you guys a quick guide to our previous episodes to help you find a good one you might have missed. 



The episodes from the parent perspective are:
           

Numbers 4 & 5 with Keri Bowers, fillmaker and art therapist on raising a son on the spectrum
               
Number 7 with Dan Korins on his son, who has an amazing voice
              
Number 8 with Rupert Isaacson, NYT best-selling author and filmmaker of "The Horse Boy"   
Number 12 with my husband Jeff Waites, on raising the Romanator
          
Number 14 with Wayne Gilpin, author, and autism book and magazine publisher
   
Number 18 with Kara Wilson, on raising a daughter with Asperger's
               
Number 21 with Margret Ericsdottir, filmmaker and mom of a nonverbal teenaged boy
   
Number 28 with Cynthia Lord, NYT best-selling children's author, and mom to a young adult son with autism   
Number 29 with Julie Cole, entrepreneur and mother of 6 kids, the oldest of whom has autism



Writing from the first-hand perspective of autism    

Episode 2 with Temple Grandin, autism rock star   
Episodes 9 & 10 with Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie and author   
Episode 23 with Tom Angleberger, Aspie, NYT best-selling author of a series of kids books with Aspie main characters



The sibling perspective is highlighted with my own kids in episode 6



Authors- we have a bunch in the parent category (Rupert Isaacson, Wayne Gilpin, Cynthia Lord), but also:
               

Episode 3 with James Ball, chair of the national Autism Society and autism behavioral consultant
              
Episode 20 with scholar, NYT best-selling author and speaker Andrew Solomon
   

And then there are therapists and therapies on
               

Episode 13 with Alisa Anderson on adaptive ski
               
Episode 16 with Sarah Bronson on therapeutic horseback riding   
Episode 17 with Jill Schacht on occupational therapy
               
Episode 19 with Elizabeth Mortati on art therapy
               
Episode 25 with Rachel See on music therapy



School & Home focused:
               

We talk in-home support in number 11 with Lauren O'Neil
              
We talk school inclusion in episode 24 with Tim Villegas



Episode 22 with Eric Tivers is about how ADHD tends to co-occur with autism



And then there are two episodes not specifically related to autism, but to being different:

Episode 1 with NYT best-selling author, wine expert and social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Episode 27 with NYT best-selling author, magazine publisher, super nice guy, and business consultant Chris Brogan



And the last episodes I haven't mentioned are about Kid Gigawatt (that's us!)
   

Number 15 is about why we sell t-shirts to microfund therapies for kiddos with autism
   
Number 26 is about the road trip documentary movie we're making this summer



And today is episode 30, so there you have it! And after 4 planes and a funeral, what I'd really love more than anything, is to hear from you. Please email me your funny stories from Autismland, I'd love to put together an episode together just with some of the bright spots. So when we're feeling a bit blue, we can have a good laugh. Email me at kelley@kidgigawatt.com- I'm counting on you! :)


Kelley

PS Here's a link to the blog post I mentioned on the podcast, Remembering Opa. That's Opa, Roman, and me several years ago.

PPS Click here to listen, subscribe, rate, and review us on iTunes: Joyriding in Autismland


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