Autism Rocks and Rolls

Autism Rocks and Rolls

Sam Mitchell, a teenager living with autism, brings you Autism Rocks and Rolls. Although Sam has had obstacles in the past and still has daily struggles, he is using this platform to take away the stigma off of autism and other conditions that many think are disabilities. He often brings guests into the conversation, whether it be family members, friends, celebrities or others involved in the world of autism. He wants to prove that he is not broken and does not need to be fixed. Sam has a lot of fun along the way and really loves to entertain his audience. Listen to this podcast and go into the mind of Sam.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 31 mins

This episode's discussion focuses on AuDHD.  ADHD may have an impact on those with autism. If someone possesses the autism and ADHD, I explain how they relate to one another. I even discuss the social impacts of the overlap. I also talk about some of the feelings that persons with AuDHD or ADHD can encounter. I also discuss how wrath or illness can heighten ADHD symptoms in persons with AuDHD or ADHD. On the other hand, when I advi...

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At Clubhouse, I got to meet my friend who is today's guest. His name is Erick Allen, or just EA. EA is a certified counselor for alcohol and drug abuse. His mission in life is to provide mental health and addiction treatment to those in need. He witnessed firsthand the pain his closest relatives endured as a result of alcohol and drug addictions that adversely affected their mental health. He has a great desire to help families bec...

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January 14, 2024 35 mins

Grief and bereavement are the main topics of discussion in this episode. I discuss the incomprehensibility of death and its various aspects. I also address why the pain of unexpected (sudden) and expected (anticipated) losses is greater than that of the other. Being an advocate for mental health, I am aware of the impact sorrow may have on the mental well-being to someone on the autism spectrum. I additionally want to discuss with ...

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January 2, 2024 31 mins

The idea about reading the room will be covered in this episode. Searching for or figuring out a meaning what is implied or concealed rather than one that is stated clearly is the social skill known as "reading the room." I also discuss how those on the autism spectrum find it more difficult to look around the room when we use figurative language and take things literally. I also speak about why it is challenging to do an examinati...

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We have Englishwoman Megan Prescott with us on the podcast today. In the Bafta Award-winning British drama "Skins," Megan played Katie Fitch. She's a writer, director, and actor. Following her work on "Skins," Megan is now focusing more on writing and directing. A few of Megan's parts from "The Burning Girls" were directed last summer; Paramount Plus is presently showing the series. The first season of her own podcast, "Really Good...

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December 9, 2023 50 mins

In this episode, I discuss the nationwide issue of bullying. I also discuss bullying at work and in schools. I also delve into why people with autism spectrum disorders are an easy target. I even address the "wrong way" certain individuals decide to stop bullying. I also go over the unmistakable indications, retorts, and outcomes of bullying. You shouldn't worry since I do offer guidance on how to deal with bullying to parents as w...

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November 26, 2023 28 mins

I'll be addressing zoning out and autism shutdowns in this episode. I'll go through the phases of zoning out and explain why it's okay to shut down and zone out. I'll also talk about why stimming—moving—allows us to unwind. I also share with my audience the causes of shutting down or zoning out in people with autism, as well as the triggers for doing so. At last, I describe what parents and individuals with autism spectrum disorder...

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The amazing Amberley Snyder is the topic of this episode. Amberley is the second of six children born in California. At the age of seven, Amberley's family relocated to Utah, where she quickly became interested in horses and began barrel racing. She competed in junior rodeo events and kept winning throughout her time in high school. In January 2010, Amberley was involved in a rollover vehicle accident that left her paralyzed from t...

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November 3, 2023 17 mins

For this episode, I'll be talking to my aunt Debbie. Uncle Mike, my former guest, is proudly married to Aunt Debbie. She will stop at nothing to support me, and she has been there for me from the beginning. Aunt Debbie is on time, just like me, and we find out why. Please tune in to hear my conversation with Aunt Debbie.

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Join me as I talk about how game shows helped me when I was young. I also talk about how game show formats helped me feel comfortable. Additionally, I discuss how game shows might assist those with autism in learning to adapt to modifications in their daily lives.  I even go into why I would be both a great and terrible game show host. The main event consists of my analogies between autism and the production of a game show, its hos...

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October 10, 2023 39 mins

On this episode, I speak out about advocating and self-advocacy. I figured since I have had autism advocates on my show, why not talk about my experience? Plus, I give my justification for why speaking up for yourself is not shameful. In fact, I'll explain why it helps you grow as a person. I also let those on the spectrum know about potential allies. I use advocates for autism as one example. Finally, I explain the importance of s...

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Today, "The Comeback Coach" Richard Kaufman will be interviewed. After being on his podcast, The Vertical Momentum Resiliency. I knew he would be on.  Richard Kaufman, an army veteran, has struggled with blindness, drug and alcohol addiction, PTSD, blindness, and even homelessness. Numerous individuals have profited from his advice as a coach and author since they undertake their own courageous path through the dark to the light. H...

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September 16, 2023 55 mins

The featured guest on my program is fellow Hoosier Adria Nassim, a supporter of autism. Adria Nassim was born and raised in Floyd County, Indiana. She was diagnosed with a learning disability at age 5, moderate cerebral palsy around the time of birth, and subsequently an autism spectrum disorder around age 20. She is now living in Bloomington, Indiana, and works part-time at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community on the ...

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With regard to the South Carolina Arc, we have two amazing women. Our first guest is the excellent Margie Williamson, who became the executive director of The Arc of South Carolina in April 2012. She previously spent over ten years working in the nonprofit sector. She brings a unique family perspective to her role as executive director at The Arc of South Carolina as the mom of a child with autism. She places a high value on her wo...

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Colby Stamport, also referred to as The Autistic Cowboy, is here with me today. Texas-born in January 1996. He was not diagnosed with autism until that he was 17 years old. He is now 27 years old and grew up in a tiny rural community. I'm in Austin, Texas right now. Despite his struggles, he continues to have a career and a good life. Since 2015, he has been producing content in the shape of videos, livestream, etc. Two of Stamport...

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Since Kane, who is in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2021, is my special guest on this episode, you won't want to miss it. He made his debut in 1995 under the moniker "Isaac Yankem, DDS," which was the title of Jerry Lawler's confidential dentist. Shortly after, he started a feud with Bret Hart. Nevertheless, he became a superstar in 1997 at Badd Blood: In Your House, when he caused the Undertaker to lose to Shawn Michaels by interf...

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July 30, 2023 39 mins

We'll discuss how somebody with autism makes judgments in this episode. I talk about the explanations for why some people have trouble making decisions. I even go so far as to explain why a person with autism would not be able to respond to a decision. I also discuss whether autistic people make emotional decisions based on emotion or rationality. I will also give parents and people with autism suggestions on making decisions.

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A member of my business associates with ARAR is Armando Bernal. Armando Bernal is a board-certified neurodivergent behavior analyst who works with kids between the ages of 2 and 18. Armando also provides presentations for groups across the nation, counseling on autism, guidance to parents and therapists, and oversight and mentorship to other BCBAs and therapists. In addition, Armando has participated in a variety of collaborations ...

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July 6, 2023 73 mins

I discusses the notion of how most autistic people are exploited in this episode. I even speak about some on the autism spectrum cannot see they are getting used even though the signs are right in front of them. I will also discuss dating crimes and potential motivations for a manipulator. I'm not entirely negative, though, I offer  advice for parents and the child with autism as well as warning signals of manipulation. Finally, I ...

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June 24, 2023 60 mins

We are focusing on Ryan Steiner, who was highly recommended to me at a previous networking event, as my new guest for this episode. Ryan lives with autism. He is a husband, a parent, an ultramarathon runner, and a supporter of those with disabilities. The vows doctors told  his mother would never come true. Both Ryan and his autistic and cerebral palsy daughter Kala enjoy running. Ryan pushes Kala in a customized racing wheelchair ...

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