(45 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS present part 1 of the “Voices from the Spectrum” panel presented at the Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) 2018 Conference. The panel covers practical strategies for people with autism, presented by people that are themselves on the spectrum. Kate was the moderator, and Becca was one of the panelists, and they were joined by: Dena Gassner, M.S.W., Ph.D. candidate (an advocate, writer, and speaker), Emanuel Frowner (Research assistant at Seaver Autism Center and Special Project Assistant at NYC Autism Charter Schools), Amy Gravino, M.A., CAS (a national public speaker, autism consultant, college coach, and writer), Stephen Katz (Executive Director of Aspies for Social Success [AFSS]), and Stephen Shore, Ed.D. (author, autism advocate, board member for Autism Speaks and the USAAA, and professor at Adelphi University). In part one of the panel, practical strategies for being organized, for meal preparation, and for money management.
Thank you to the Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) and its Executive Director Patricia R. Schissel, LMSW for giving us permission to use this recording! You can learn more about them here: http://ahany.org/
ABOUT THE SHOW:
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.
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ABOUT OUR HOSTS:
BECCA LORY, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and writer. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism consulting, public speaking engagements, writing a monthly blog, Live Positively Autistic, and the bi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts, Spectrumly Speaking. Becca has published multiple articles about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum. Becca left non-profit to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS). Currently the Director of Communications at the Center for Neurodiversity, Becca also sits on the Advisory Board of the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America, the Board of Directors of Different Brains and the Foundation for Life Guides for Autism, the Community Council of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together), as well as, the Scientific and Community Advisory board of SPARK for Autism. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her time with her partner, Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot.
KATHERINE CODY, PSY. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State and Connecticut. She earned her doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC. She is currently in full-time private practice and maintains offices at Spectrum Services in NYC and in southern Connecticut. Dr. Cody offers psychological and neuropsychological evaluations including Adult Asperger’s Assessments. She also provides individual and family psychotherapy services, specializing in an individualized and integrated approach to treatment to meet each person’s unique needs. She offers psychotherapy services using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches integrated with social skills training, and family psychotherapy as needed. Dr. Cody offers particular expertise in therapy for individuals with ASD and co-occurring mental health conditions (i.e. anxiety, depression, etc.). She has a breadth of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with ASDs. Dr. Cody also provides training and supervision to externs and interns in educational and clinical psychology.
For more information about Dr. Cody, visit: spectrumpsychservices.com