Joyriding in Autismland Podcast

Gary Vaynerchuk

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Whattttt? Total podcast newbie (me!) cuts her teeth by interviewing wine expert, best selling author, and social media superstar Gary Vaynerchuk. Everyone’s gotta start somewhere.

I ask Gary Vaynerchuk what makes him weird, how having ADD tendencies helps him to thrive in his career, what makes him laugh, what his desired superpower would be, and what wine pairs best with autism.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Gary Vee, check out these links:

The insane Wine Library TV episode you MUST watch:

The fantastic...

Temple Grandin

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Thrilled to be interviewing Dr. Temple Grandin in episode two! I chat with Dr. Grandin about having Autism, thinking in pictures, what she dreams about at night, and what makes her laugh.

For more deets on Temple Grandin, check out these links:

Her amazing TED Talk:

Also loved this interview:

Her books:

You MUST watch this: Temple Grandin, the HBO movie starring Claire Danes and Julia Ormond:

Love from Time’s 100 Most Influential people list:,28804,1984685_1984949_1985222,00.html


James Ball

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In episode three, I am delighted to speak with Dr. James Ball, 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 about evaluating school settings. Plus, he tells us a funny story. (Bonus!)

Dr. Ball's 2008 book, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers, is a must-read for parents who are new to the spectrum. In it, he boils an effective early intervention strategy down...

Keri Bowers

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In episodes four and five, I am thrilled to speak with Keri Bowers. Keri is an artist, an autism advocate and activist, an art therapist, a speaker, and a filmmaker, whose oldest son, Taylor, has high-functioning autism.

She co-founded The Art of Autism Movement in 2006, a collaborative project dedicated to providing resources, building portfolios, connecting mentors, and advancing the dialogue about autism and the arts.

Keri founded Normal Films in 2005, and has produced three documentary films, two of which were made by her sons, and one by herself.

Taylor’s film, Normal People Scare Me,...