Graham Kay and Kirk Smith are two comedians living in Los Angeles. Kirk has a teenaged son with Autism and Graham has an autistic adult brother. Together they talk about the lighter side of living with and coping with autism.
Author and Autism mom Amy Lutz is interviewed by roving reporter Jill Escher. Also, Graham tells a story about Peter sending out lonely e-mails.
Also Peter calls in.
How will JJ get vaccinated and should people who are autistic get priority?
Peter misunderstands Graham's instructions and sends an interesting e-mail to his mom. Then he calls in to discuss. Also, informative article.
Graham and Kirk answer some listener fan mail. With questions like, when and how do you tell your neuro normative child that their sibling has autism?
Happy New Years Autastics! Kirk is in Hawaii, Graham is in Ottawa and Peter joins Graham live in studio/their parents spare room.
Graham tells Peter some disappointing news, we learn about a new gene therapy breakthrough and we meet autistic breakdancer Jamal Sterrett.
Kirk gets back from Ecuador and a new breakthrough in VERY early autism detection.
Graham and Kirk discuss the backlash over the singer Sia casting a neurotypical actor in the role of an autistic person.
Good news pod
Kirk tells a funny story about Facetiming JJ at work and then we read an interesting article about bullying.
Final review, week of love on the spectrum.
Kirk flies to Sweden to see JJ and Graham goes to Canada to see Peter. LOTS of catching up to do...and poop to pick up.
This week we lost an autism warrior and there is an important reminder about fire alarms.
Another week of Love on the Spectrum 4.
In this episode, Peter gets a new role model, and the fellas revue episode 3 of Neflix's Love On The Spectrum.
The boys review episode 2 of Netflix's Love on the Spectrum and relate it to their experiences.
Theres a new therapy on the horizon that shows great promise. Not a miracle fix but something interesting for sure. Also, for the first time ever, JJ calls!!!
On this episode Graham and Kirk review Netflix's new hit show Love on The Spectrum.
A mother and her son with autism are banned from an airline for not wearing a mask and can smoking marijuana during pregnancy cause autism?
Trouble with JJ, Peter is mad at Graham and can Anesthesia cause autism? We interview an co author of a article that says there may be some correlation.
Peter promises not to drink so much and Graham relates to an article/makes it about him.
Peter might be closer to getting his job back and two opposite stories about Autism and the police force. We end it happy though. Don't worry.
A Youtube influencer adopts a child with autism and RETURNS him???? Also, there's new developments in autism neurotherapy.
One mans struggle to educate the police on his sons autism.
Peter has a birthday, JJ might get a car, and can some people with Autism smell songs or see colors in words?
Graham discusses Peter's big birthday coming up, Kirk is sad he can't see his son for graduation and we read an article from Harvard listing some helpful mask tips for people with autism.
This week we talk to: Anna Wang, co-founder, Friends of Children with Special Needs, based in the SF Bay Area.
Steve Keisman on Identifor.wav
Interview with Milena Kaufman, MD, Fellow in Child Psychiatry at Stanford University
Graham and Kirk talk about how quarantining is affecting JJ and Peter. Also, an adult man with autism explains what it's like to have his routine disrupted.
Are we to blame for not understanding autistic expressions? Peter moves back in with his parents.
Part two of Jill Escher's interview with Lee Wachtel, MD, Medical Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.
On this episode roving reporter Jill Escher interviews Lee Wachtel, MD, Medical Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.
In this episode roving reporter Jill Escher interviews Dr. David Traver from UC San Diego. Dr. Traver is a pediatrician who is also a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and also a Professor of Biology, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology. So there!
In this episode Kirk and Graham discuss whether or not Graham should go home and be with his brother during the pandemic. Then we read a nice article about how studies now show that the majority of people with autism love being social. Just not in a neuro normative way.
Corona Virus is affecting autism research.
Nonintrusive eye scan can detect autism through eye movements
Graham feels sad, Kirk tells him to buck up. We hear back from a listener who enrolled her kid in martial arts. Then we read an interesting news article about an autistic child who was transformed after wearing a mask.
On this episode we get the long awaited Star Wars Revue by Peter, and an interesting article about sleep deprivation further convinces Graham that he's on the spectrum.
Graham and Kirk are sick...also... There is a new test to check sperm for autism
This week Jill interviews Jon Elfin. Jon Elfin Jon is a financial advisor at Open Advisors, LLC. The father of a child with special needs he specializes in clients who have families members with developmental disabilities.
Should you enroll your autistic child in martial arts? We discuss.
This week we cover an article where someones first words are a whole sentence. First sentence is about christmas lights.
In this episode Peter is ramping up for Christmas, JJ still destroys computers and did scientists discover a gene mutation that leads to autism?
Hey folks Catherine Lord is an influential and pioneering author on the subject of autism and she joins roving reporter Jill Escher to talk the history of autism and where we will go in the future.
This week we talk about sex, Peter calls in, and first Division 1 basketball player with Autism.
This week we discuss what Kirk would feel like doing if somebody insulted his son JJ. Here's a hint folks, it ain't Patty Cake. Do cooler heads prevail? Listen to find out.