Oxygen Mask Episode 004: What’s Going on Here?


In this episode, we talk about why autism can be so hard to recognize, to grasp, to identify, and to accept. We name “four S’s” to consider why it is so discombobulating: Spectrum, Systems, Stigma, and Self. We know each journey is complex and unique, but we you find some recognition or gain some insights as you listen. As always, let us know what’s missing!

Show Notes: 

Book suggestion: Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. This is a thick and dense read and may be best as an audiobook. See Communities Engaging Autism’s book review here.

Click for article: A synopsis of research that shaped understandings of autism in the US (Kanner) and Europe (Asperger and, later, Wing).

Author: Beth

Beth is a wife, mother, researcher and connector. She has two elementary-aged kids, one who is differently wired with autism. Beth has done graduate work and consulting related to youth development and community engagement. She loves advocating for authentic community engagement and contributions of kids and families impacted by autism. She lives in Hopkins, MN.

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