Two Sides of the Spectrum
A twice-monthly podcast where we explore research, amplify autistic voices, and change the way we think about autism in life and in professional therapy practice.
grow with me
Have you ever heard that people on the autism spectrum aren’t great at perspective taking? It turns out that it’s actually a problem on two sides of the spectrum.
Autistic people often have to work harder to take the perspective of neurotypical people. And many have spent countless hours of therapy doing this work.
But new research shows that neurotypical people have just as much trouble taking the perspective of our autistic peers.
It’s time for us to get to work too. Join me as I talk to neurodivergent adults and explore new research to help me and other OTs and SLPs better understand and connect with our autistic clients.
How does the historical and present-day trauma of Native Autistic kids impact their experience of our therapy? And how does our linear worldview create a gap between us and our clients? In this episode, Jules Edwards, who is Anishinaabe and Autistic, talks about culturally responsive therapy for supporting Native Autistic kids.