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What is Autism? (12:38)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted September 07, 2016

What is autism? What are some common autistic traits? Is autism a disability? How can I help accommodate autistic people? How should I treat autistic people? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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Autism and Executive Functioning (10:58)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted September 29, 2016

What is executive functioning? How do people use their executive functions in everyday life? What is it like to have executive dysfunction? How can I support people with executive dysfunction? Amythest answers these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic.

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What About Eye Contact? (09:40)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted November 02, 2016

Why do autistic people avoid eye contact? Why is eye contact considered important? Does eye contact hurt autistics? Should I insist that my autistic child make eye contact? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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What are Autistic Meltdowns? (12:24)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted November 14, 2016

What is a meltdown? Why do autistic people have meltdowns? What are the most common causes of meltdowns? How can I help someone have fewer meltdowns? What is sensory overload? Amythest answers these questions and more in the episode of Ask an Autistic.

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What is Stimming? (10:34)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted November 28, 2016

What is stimming? Why do Autistic people do it? What are some common stims among the Autistic population? What the heck is "proprioception"? Amythest answers all of these questions in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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What is Autistic Burnout? (09:57)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted January 05, 2017

Is it possible to become "more autistic"? Why do some autistic individuals suddenly have more meltdowns and why might that be? What is autistic burnout? What causes it, and what does it look like in Autistic children and adults? What can you do to help? Amythest answers all these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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What is ABA? (09:16)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted February 09, 2017

What is ABA? What is the purpose of ABA therapy? Is ABA good for Autistic children? Is there a link between ABA and PTSD? What's the alternative? Amythest Schaber answers all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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What are Good Therapies for Autistic Individuals (11:15)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted March 05, 2017

 Amythest describes a number of "Good Therapies" that actually help autistic individuals.  Although Amythest focuses on children, the principles she outlines are equally applicable to supporting autistic adults.

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What is Echolalia? (12:16)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted March 19, 2017

Why does my child repeat what I just said? What is echolalia? Does my child engage in echolalia? Are there different kinds of echolalia? Why do autistic people engage in echolalia? Answers to all of these questions and more in this week's episode of Ask an Autistic!

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What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder? (14:10)

Presenter: Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
Posted April 15, 2017

What are auditory processing disorders? Is Central Auditory Processing Disorder a cognitive or sensory issue? Do all autistic people have auditory processing issues? What is having CAPD like? What are some ways that I can accommodate people with CAPD? Amythest answers all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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Amythest Schaber - Ask an Autistic
11 Videos
Author, Speaker, Activist

Hi, I'm Amythest! I am an autistic artist, writer, public speaker, and advocate. I dream of and work towards a world where Autism is widely understood and where Autistic people are accepted for who they are.