Life on The Spectrum

Life on The Spectrum
The Autism Family Podcast

9 Surviving the Pandemic, with Autism
May 29 • 23 min
So many amazing and heartfelt stories have been told during the pandemic. The front line heroes, working tirelessly to stay on top of this. Stories from those who have recovered from COVID-19, and from others who have suffered great loss. For some, it has…
8 Coping with COVID
Apr 29 • 38 min
COVID-19 has turned things upside down…A change in routine and a world of uncertainty is confusing and disruptive, especially for people living with autism who thrive on predictability and structure. Join host Katie Bennison as she checks in with other…
Ep 6. Celebrating ‘Success on the Spectrum’, with Temple Grandin
Dec 11, 2019 • 42 min
We hear so much about the challenges that people living on the spectrum face, it’s easy to lose sight of the remarkable strides that people with Autism have made in all areas of society — In this episode, we are celebrating the success of Dr. Temple…
5 Navigating the Teenage Years with ASD
Dec 4, 2019 • 31 min
Adolescence is tough enough as it is — but what happens when you throw Autism into the mix? In this episode, our teen and parent roundtables share their thoughts on the teenage years, and some of what they have to say may surprise you. Plus — Katie speaks…
4 Autism and your Family Finances
Nov 27, 2019 • 20 min
Families living with Autism will tell you: there are a lot of great therapies out there to help your child grow, develop, and overcome challenges. They’ll also tell you that therapy is expensive and that government funding — while helpful — doesn’t go far…
3 School on the Spectrum
Nov 13, 2019 • 34 min
Brightly lit classrooms, crowded cafeterias, constant bells ringing… these are just a few of the particular challenges kids living with Autism face when they enter the school system. Not to mention learning comprehension, organizational and social skills.…
2 Social challenges of Autism
Oct 30, 2019 • 27 min
One of the biggest challenges of autism is the social side. So in this episode, we focus on solutions. Meet Vicky Ryan, a mom whose own daughter, Charlotte, is on the spectrum. When Charlotte was struggling with social opportunities, Vicky founded Girls…
1 Diagnosing Autism
Oct 16, 2019 • 34 min
Obtaining an Autism diagnosis for their child is a daunting prospect for many parents. So on this episode, we talk about what it really means. What is the process like, and what are the benefits? We’ll hear from Sarah Benedetti, a mom whose son was…
Life on The Spectrum - Show Promo
Jul 20, 2019 • 6 min
A brand-new podcast for families living with Autism. Hosted by broadcaster and special education assistant Katie Bennison, who has a teenage daughter on the spectrum. Featuring the voices of parents, educators, doctors, therapists, and most of all —…