Five autism podcast episodes you may have missed in 2020

Take another listen to some of our most thought-provoking podcast episodes of the year.

December 23, 2020
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Autistic baseball player makes history

For many autistic people, discovering their interests can lead to a world of possibilities. In this episode, you’ll learn the story of Tarik El-Abour. In 2018 he made headlines when he signed a professional minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. He was being hailed as the first autistic professional baseball player.

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The power of animated characters with Rob Paulsen - voice behind characters from "Animaniacs," Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

If you were a child of the 90s, then you've definitely heard voice artist Rob Paulsen. He's voiced iconic characters in shows like "Animaniacs," "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and many more. In this episode, Rob talks about how meeting his autistic fans over the years has given his life and career a new purpose.

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A mother's intuition leads to early intervention and hope

In this episode you’ll meet the Mullen family which consists of partners Lauren and Colleen and their three-year-old twin sons, Callan and Brennan - both boys are on the autism spectrum. Colleen and Lauren, describe when they first noticed the signs of autism and how early intervention and a surprise revelation gave them hope.

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Jack's Transition to Adulthood

In this episode, we’ll talk about a very important phase of life for young people with autism – the transition to adulthood. It’s recommended that families start planning for this important transition when their children are 14 years old.

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Know your voting rights

According to Rutgers University, in 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you count family members in the same household. But unfortunately, the turnout rate for voters with disabilities is lower than that of people without disabilities.

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