Not Weird Just Autistic

Not Weird Just Autistic

Check out the all new Not Weird Just Autistic podcast where J.R., Miranda, and Tomi talk with people from all around the world of autism. Our goal is to bring you all the knowledge you need in order to live a more fulfilled life on the spectrum. Click on the PODCAST link at the top of the blog page or find it on your favorite podcast platform.... Show More

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February 14, 2020 38 min

Shannon and J.R. kick off Nerdodiversity month with an old-school nerd and an old-school nerdy topic!

 Joey Mills is a Southwest Missouri legend in the Nerd World and he's known around the world for his Pop Goes the Culture website and podcast.  We're yakking about a nerd topic almost as old as nerddom itself.  That's right, we're talking Star Wars.

A long time ago on a podcast (not so) far, far away sat three nerds n...

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Becca Lory is an amazing woman!  Like Shannon and J.R., she is someone diagnosed late in life with autism who has made the most of her time since being diagnosed.

Becca is a writer, editor for Spectrum Women Magazine, has a Facebook group, YouTube channel, speaks and advocates like crazy.

She talks about all this and more on the podcast and you'll love to hear her unique insight on autism, how to look at your diagnosis and what w...

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January 30, 2020 37 min

Diagnosed as a child, Haley Moss knew she was destined for great things.  A lawyer, artist, author, speaker and autism advocate, she's realized her dreams.

Recently she sat down with Shannon and J.R. to talk about her life, what she has in the works and autism in general.

She does a lot of work consulting for lawyers these days and for non-profits with the hope of bringing the topic of autism into the mainstream.

We also talk abou...

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Shannon and J.R. spend time with Christa Holmans, A.K.A. Neurodivergent Rebel, who like us, received a diagnosis of autism as an adult.  Since that time, Christa has learned everything she can about neurodiversity and has become one of the Internet's most passionate cheerleaders for the subject.

We talked about neurodiversity, autism, living in a trailer, and how people on the spectrum are often looked down upon by society for s...

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Shannon and J.R. recently sat down with Brenda Grund of Centrum Spectra in the Netherlands to discuss the growing problem of girls and women on the spectrum and eating disorders.

Seeing as how Shannon is a woman and that she has some experience in this area, she led the conversation with Brenda and we learned some amazing things and realized just how big a problem this is within the autistic community.

Anorexia and Bulimia not only a...

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Shannon and J.R. both suffer from Seasonal Mood Disorder, a worsening of depression during the fall and winter months.

This is due in large part to less sunlight than in other parts of the year and if you think this is one of those hokey types of diagnosis, you're absolutely wrong.  This is a very real thing.

For Shannon, it starts around October and goes through February or March and for J.R. it typically starts around mid-Novem...

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Shannon and J.R. sit down with Coming Out Coach Rick Clemons who talks about when you should disclose your diagnosis of autism or other mental health issue. 

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us and if our family and friends don't yet know about our secret(s), when is the right time to let them in on it?

The holidays can be a crazy time and most of with any sort of mental health issue feel overwhelmed and we're...

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As we enter the holiday season once again, Shannon and J.R. take the time to share some of their experiences with holiday overload and give you tips on how you can hopefully have the best holiday season yet.

J.R. talks about his history of going to family gatherings and feeling so overwhelmed that he not only had to go outside to get away from the crowds and sensory overload but had to go outside and literally hide in order to get a...

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Join Shannon and J.R. as they sit down with one of the biggest names in autism blogging and social media, Rob Gorski, A.K.A. The Autism Dad.

Rob has three sons who are on the spectrum so he knows a thing or two about how to manage and survive holiday gatherings with his family.

Rob drops a lot of knowledge on the listeners during the show, such as:


"So I have kind of a different perspective of things I guess. But it's like a, ...

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What an amazing half-hour with disability rights attorney Jonathan Martinis!   We discussed Supported Decision Making, the Jenny Hatch story, and his landmark court case that helped bring Supported Decision Making to the forefront of disability rights.

You can read the full transcript of the show on the blog, www.notweirdjustautistic.com/blog

Use the comments section at the bottom of the page to start or join the conversation.

Head ov...

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November 20, 2019 30 min

J.R. and Shannon catch up with our friend and fellow autism podcaster Elijah Winfrey of the Elijah Winfrey Show (Tuesday's on Blog Talk Radio).  It's hard to believe but Eli and his co-host, the lovely and very talented Toni Boucher, are now in their fifth season of interviewing guests and talking about all things autism.

Elijah, from Washington State and Toni, from South Carolina, are two of the most talented people you wil...

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November 15, 2019 32 min

If you're a nerd in the Springfield, MO area, there is no better place to be on Saturday, December 7 than Geekmas 2019 at The Creamery in Downtown Springfield.

Listen as we're joined by Hawk of the podcast Fanatics and he Fan and Geekmas.  He talks about the history, this year's event and all the cool stuff happening.

This is year 6 for the event and the first three were in Hawk's house.  Finally, it got too big, so t...

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Shannon took the lead on this week's podcast where we talked about our experiences and some information from experts in the field,

Everyone is an expert in their own physical and mental health and no one knows our own mental health as we do.  Just as no two autistics are exactly alike, no two people have the exact same physical and mental health issues.

Sadly, a lot of medical professionals are uninformed or misinformed when it c...

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We all run into challenges as we grow older, especially those with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Asperger's.  We're talking specifically about those who would be called higher functioning autistics.

Shannon was diagnosed with Asperger's in her thirties and J.R. in his forties.  In our younger days, we had the physical and mental stamina to compensate for a lot of our shortcomings that come with ASD.  

B...

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Join Shannon, J.R. talk with Katheryne about advocacy and self-advocacy.  This is an important subject and one you are not going to want to miss out on!

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