I had the good fortune of meeting Becca Lory at the Autism Society Conference last year. She is a wonderful advocate for women with autism and has created a podcast series focused on the issues important to us.
Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
Here is an excellent discussion about finding employment for individuals with autism.
Listen to Podcast Episode 20 – Finding Successful Employment on the Autism Spectrum, with Marcia Scheiner
Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS interview Marcia Scheiner, President and Founder of Integrate (formerly Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership).
Prior to founding Integrate, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of an adult son with Asperger Syndrome.
The three discuss the importance of families preparing children with autism to join the workforce, the challenges involved in job interviews, and how networks are often important for people on the spectrum seeking employment. What is your experience? Do you agree about disclosure?
Listen here on Different Brains
Have a question or story for us? E-mail us at SpectrumlySpeaking@gmail.com
About the hosts:
BECCA LORY, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active advocate and life coach for individuals on the autism spectrum. Ms. Lory has published multiple articles along with speaking publicly about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading awareness, understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. Having spent four years supporting the autism community through non-profit work, Ms. Lory decided to branch into autism consulting, in-service trainings, and life coaching as a solo venture while developing improvisational workshops to assist adults on the spectrum with the practice of independent living skills.
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. For more information about Dr. Cody, visit: spectrumservicesnyc