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21 & Sensory Podcast Episode 26 – Guest Appearance

I recently had the extreme pleasure of being a guest on the fantastic 21 & Sensory Podcast. I’ve been a fan of 21 & Sensory’s art & Instagram page for a while, so it was TRULY an honor to get to speak to Emily – one of my favorite artists.

We chat about:

Both being diagnosed with autism and compare the process it took us to get there Christa’s coaching and consulting services Autism in the workplace and how much we both hate open plan offices! Christa’s social media presence and the #askingautistic hashtag that Christa is the pioneered. How Christa is coping with the pandemic, daily life and their special interests.

Episode 56: Special Guest, Dr James Cusack (Chief Executive at Autistica) 21andsensory Podcast

On today's episode I am very excited to chat to special guest Dr James Cusack. James is the Chief Executive at Autistica which is the UK’s leading national autism research charity. He joined the charity in September 2015 as Director of Science following a career in autism research at the University of Aberdeen, and he later became Chief Executive there in 2020 and is the first openly autistic CEO of a major charity. Autistica focus on enabling autistic people to live happy, healthy, long lives. They do this by by working with autistic people to understand their needs, funding research and shaping policy. In this episode, James talks about Autistica’s six visionary and ambitious 2030 Goals for the change they want to see in society and how they are trying to use research to understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to changing the public’s attitudes towards autism and autistic people. James has sat on a number of advisory panels discussing the role of research in autism, and was vocal in the production of the report, 'A Future Made Together'. He was part of a core stakeholder group which successfully campaigned for Scotland’s first ever autism strategy. It was great to chat to James a bit more about Autistica as well as more about himself and his background. Autistica Links: Autistica's 2030 Goals: https://www.autistica.org.uk/about-us/2030 The blog post on understanding that James mentioned (which he wrote): https://www.autistica.org.uk/blog/understanding Website: https://www.autistica.org.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/autistica Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autisticauk/ Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com//company/autistica YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOczrUsUjmBbUMPT0HIgGKg Donate: https://www.autistica.org.uk/donate/donate Dr James Cusack Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamcusack Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cusackjames More about James and the Autistica team: https://www.autistica.org.uk/about-us/our-team
  1. Episode 56: Special Guest, Dr James Cusack (Chief Executive at Autistica)
  2. Episode 55: Special Guests, Sensory Street project team!
  3. Episode 54: Special Guest, Dr Camilla Pang
  4. Episode 53: Special Guest…My Brother! A chat about FASD and being Autistic.
  5. Episode 52: Special Guests, Dr Chris Papadopoulos and James Gordon from the London Autism Group Charity

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