IN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
(30 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Kate Ross. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kate studied Psychology & Social Sciences and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo before relocating to Gloucestershire, England in mid-2008. She changed careers in 2013 from Social Care to Special Educational Needs, where she quickly developed an interest in autism. After being recommended Rudy Simone’s Aspergirls in July 2015, her perception and understanding of herself changed — “everything suddenly made sense”. Kate received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition in August 2016. Since then, she has become an Ambassador for the International Aspergirl® Society, a contributing writer to Spectrum Women, and a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES. The three discuss Kate’s diagnosis, the challenges in dealing frankly with female-specific topics, and why diagnostic criteria need to change according to differences in gender.
For more about Kate, please visit: https://iammyownexperience.com/about/
For Kate’s articles on Spectrum Women: http://www.spectrumwomen.com/?s=kate+ross
“Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism” is out now from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. To order or find out more information, visit: https://www.jkp.com/usa/spectrum-women-1.html or https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Women-Walking-Beat-Autism/dp/1785924346
Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every two weeks join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
For more information about Dr. Cody, visit: spectrumpsychservices.com