Autism and Resiliency, with Dena Gassner | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 2

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IN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:

In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Dena Gassner. Dena has Asperger’s syndrome, and is an advocate, writer, and speaker- including presenting for the UN in Geneva, Russia, and Cambridge. Dena talks about her and her son’s diagnoses, the challenges of balancing her Ph.D. program with family needs, and her work on resiliency theory.

For more about Dena, check out her website, www.denagassner.com, and her Facebook page.

Mentioned in this episode-

Books:

Pretending To Be Normal

Elijah’s Cup

Articles:

Characters in the media with autism- Julia on Sesame Street and the blue Power Ranger

Moms raising money to improve sensory accommodations at local school

For more about Dr. Gerber, check out her website, drlaurengerber.com.

For more about Becca, check out her website, beccalory.com, and look for her on Facebook

Have a question or story for us? E-mail us at SpectrumlySpeaking@gmail.com


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Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every two weeks join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss news articles, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

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Spectrumly Speaking

Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every two weeks join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss news articles, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.

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