Joyriding In Autismland: Autism Podcast with Kid Gigawatt

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. Because laughing? Is the best vacation. Find the show notes online at http://kidgigawatt.com/blogs/joyriding-in-autismland-podcast

The Podcasts

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 work on their specific treatment plan goals, and the benefits for our kiddos on the spectrum.

 

Rachel's practice can be found here, and she also has two unbelievable cute ebooks for sale worth checking out: Listen, Sing, Speak: Children's Songs for Speech, Language, and Hearing Goals, and Children's Songs for Therapy.

 

For a little background on music therapy, check out my blog post here.

 

Kelley

 

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

Direct download: 25_Rachel_See.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 24_Tim_Villegas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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 both wise and weird.

Tom's self-proclaimed superpower is Asperger's, and we chat about how wearing a fake chicken on his head made him invincible on stage, going back to speak at his own middle school, and his favorite Star Wars character.

You. Must. Listen to the Horton Halfpott audiobook. I command you! The narrator is among the best I've heard, and trust me, we've listened to a metric ton of audiobooks. <insert Yoda voice here> Love it, you will.

Check out Tom's fan site at Origami Yoda, and learn how to make an emergency Yoda finger puppet in only 5 folds here. If you've got a little more time, give this one a whirl, and may the force be with you.

Kelley

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

Direct download: 23_Tom_Angleberger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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 ADHD. (<-- See also: polar vortex.)

Eric has a new podcast coming out soon, ADHD Rewired, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Kelley

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

Direct download: 22_Eric_Tivers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

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