Autism Diagnoses and Service Puppies | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 1


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In this debut episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS share stories about how they became involved in the autism community. Becca relays her journey towards receiving her autism diagnosis at the age of 36, and Dr. Lauren highlights how the needs of the patients in her practice led her to become versed in the needs of people on the spectrum. Dr. Lauren and Becca also discuss their four-legged co-hosts, and the important role dogs can play as both therapy and service animals.

News pieces and articles discussed:

Brains of women with autism may show male characteristics

Autism in the brain, region by region

Organizations discussed:

Therapy Dogs International

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

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Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.