Here it is, the first ever episode of the Stories About Autism podcast!!
It’s a project I’ve been working hard on in my spare time for the last couple of months, and finally it’s live!
As you know if you’ve been following me for a while, I’m really passionate about interacting with other people within the autism community, as I feel we have so much that we can learn from each other. Essentially we are all after the same thing, improved awareness and understanding from the world as a whole, and greater acceptance for all.
Writing this blog has allowed me to speak and interact with thousands of people around the world and learn more about autism, all with the hope of being the best dad I can be for my boys, Tommy and Jude.
So, I decided that a great thing to do would be to interview some of these people, and find out their own autism story. Autism is such a diverse spectrum that everyone’s story is different, and that’s what I hope to show you through these interviews.
My first guest is Dean Devonport, who writes the Facebook page, A Year In the Life of Autism.
Dean is the dad to 3 children, and one of them, Charlie, is autistic. We get to talk about what life is like for Charlie, and for them all as a family. A few years ago Dean also received a diagnosis of autism. So we find out what difference that’s made to his life, how a diagnosis could have helped him when he was at school, and how autism means different things for him and his son
I loved getting to talk to Dean, and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it too. Please check out his Facebook page where you can find out more about him and his family, or join the support groups he mentions too.
Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes, or Stitcher. I really want to help raise more autism awareness in the world, and your review helps more people find the podcast.
Thank you for listening, I’d love to know your thoughts on the episode 🙂