Self-Advocacy, Work, & Autistic Girls

with Emily Lees

10/07/2020

episode 12

Emily Lees is an autistic speech and language therapist and an advocate for pro-neurodiversity approaches. Listen to the interview with Emily as we explore:

– The unique challenges and strengths that being autistic presents to girls, and Emily’s own journey of being misdiagnosed in her adolescence

– Emily’s experience with job interviews and work, and the types of supports we should consider for other autistic adolescents and adults in the job interview process

– How Emily teaches self-advocacy to her students, and her unexpected response when a student says “Leave me alone”

– The ways that Emily’s autism can be a strength for her as a speech language pathologist and as a role model for girls

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