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Autism and Us is an honest and relatable podcast around the topic of autism. Each episode invites a parent or close family member of someone with autism to share their story.

Autism and Us is an honest and relatable podcast around the topic of autism. Each episode invites a parent or close family member of someone with autism to share their story.
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United Kingdom

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Autism and Us is an honest and relatable podcast around the topic of autism. Each episode invites a parent or close family member of someone with autism to share their story.

Twitter:

@PodcastAAU

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 12: Angie

3/19/2019
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In this week's episode, and the last in this series, Maisie is joined by Angie. Maisie found Angie’s Instragram account when searching for autism related pages. Angie posts funny, heartwarming and honest pictures and videos of her now 16 year old son Ainsworth, who she affectionately calls Pootie and has a diagnosis of autism. Her Instagram page is loved by many thousands of people around the world and with over 10K followers she is spreading autism awareness and positivity with every...

Duration:00:49:09

Episode 11: Finn

3/12/2019
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In today’s episode Maisie is joined by her friend Finn. They discuss raising Rob, Finn's son, who has a diagnosis of autism. Finn has struggled through the years in getting the help Rob rightfully deserves when it comes to education. Individuals who are seen as 'high functioning' often need a very high level support in many different areas - 'high functioning' autism does not mean easy autism, far from it. Useful Links: 1) Parent's Rights:...

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 10: Shaun Pye

3/5/2019
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In this episode Maisie is joined by writer, actor, comedian and all round amazing guy, Shaun Pye. Shaun writes for many successful TV comedy panel shows, co-wrote the cult tv sitcom 'Monkey Dust', had a regular role in Extras and recently created and wrote the amazingly moving and realistic comedy drama 'There She Goes' on BBC 4. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it via the link below. Useful Links: 1) Shaun Pye: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0701445/ 2) There She Goes:...

Duration:00:45:07

Episode 9: Coralie

2/18/2019
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In this episode, Maisie talks to her friend Coralie about her son Michael who has a diagnosis of autism. Useful Links: 1) EHCP plan: https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs/extra-SEN-help 2) Lewisham Colleage Supported Learning Services: https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/supported-learning Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey The online version can be completed and submitted...

Duration:00:38:44

Episode 8: Sarah Hilary

2/11/2019
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In this episode, I talk to Sarah Hilary about her son and his diagnosis of autism. Sarah is a UK crime novelist and former bookseller. Her debut, 'Someone Else's Skin', won the 2015 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 'Someone Else's Skin' is the first book of the 'Marnie Rome' series with a further four books published. The fifth in the series, 'Never Be Broken' is out later this year. Useful Links: 1) Sarah Hilary: https://twitter.com/sarah_hilary 2) Banardos...

Duration:00:46:01

Episode 7: Claire

2/5/2019
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In this episode I talk to my amazing friend Claire. Claire tells me the story of bringing up her daughter Ariella. Like my son Charlie, Ariella has severe autism and we both openly discuss the difficulties this brings as well as the joy and laughter they bring to our everyday. Useful Links: 1) ABA Therapy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis 2) Ambitious About Autism: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/ Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer...

Duration:00:35:27

Episode 6: Candida

1/28/2019
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Welcome back to Series 2! In the first episode of the series I am talking to my dear friend, Candida. Candida is the manager of 'SIGNAL’ a charity based in Lewisham, South London, run by parents for parents of autistic children and young adults. When I first received Charlie's diagnosis I was told about SIGNAL and how much it had helped families like mine for many, many years. At a time when I wasn't coping very well, Candida was the first person from the ‘Autism Community' that I contacted...

Duration:00:46:05

Autism and Us Series 2 - Launching Jan 2019

12/20/2018
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Autism and Us The Podcast wants to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year. We will be back with a new series on the 29th January 2019, hearing new stories from some very lovely people. With special thanks to my parents and sister, my uni girls and Kit Milsom, my co-producer. Look out for updates on our instagram and facebook, see you soon!

Duration:00:02:38

Episode 5: Henry Normal

10/30/2018
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Maisie talks to comedian, television producer, poet and writer, Henry Normal. Henry's book 'A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son' is a wonderfully touching, heartwarming and honest portrayal of Henry and his wife Angela's journey of raising their son Johnny. Johnny is 20 now and creates the most fantastic and enthralling art, which has been exhibited in various galleries. Please take a look at Johnny's artwork in the link below. Useful Links: 1) National Autistic...

Duration:01:13:22

Episode 4: Alice

10/8/2018
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Maisie talks to her lovely friend, Alice. Maisie met Alice at a support charity for autistic children and their families. Alice discusses her son Jay and his diagnosis of autism. Useful links: Oppositional Defiant Disorder: https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/new-guidelines-on-child-antisocial-behaviour/ ADHD: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/symptoms/

Duration:00:46:51

Episode 3: J Rock

10/1/2018
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Maisie talks to J Rock who is part of the MOBO award winning band Big Brovaz. J Rock discusses his own journey as a parent to an autistic son, Richard Michael. Useful links: 1) National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk 2) Early Signs of Autism: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

Duration:00:30:36

Episode 2: Anna

9/24/2018
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Maisie talks to a lovely mother from South London called Anna. Maisie met Anna when they both attended the EarlyBird workshop which is run by the National Autistic Society. Anna talks to Maisie about her four year old son Ethan and his recent diagnosis of autism. Useful Links: 1) National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk 2) EarlyBird: https://www.autism.org.uk/earlybird 3) The London Children's Practise: http://www.londonchildrenspractice.co.uk 4) Engaging Autism - Using the...

Duration:00:44:22

Episode 1: Kathy Lette

9/17/2018
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Maisie talks to the renowned author Kathy Lette (Best Laid Plans, The Boy Who Fell To Earth) about her son Jules and his diagosis of autism. Jules is now an actor who plays Jason in Holby City. You can follow Kathy on twitter @KathyLette or head to kathylette.com for more information.

Duration:00:43:29

Autism and Us - Launches 18th September

9/11/2018
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Autism and Us is an honest, often funny and relatable series that explores the topic of autism by talking to those directly affected by it. In the first episode of the series, Maisie talks to the renowned author Kathy Lette (Best Laid Plans, The Boy Who Fell To Earth) about her son Jules and his diagosis of autism. Jules is now an actor who plays 'Jason' in Holby City. Some useful links: National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk Education, Health and Care...

Duration:00:00:53