When Autism and Dyslexia Co-Occur, with Elizabeth Wilkinson, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 22
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(32 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome as their guest British dyslexia and autism advocate Elizabeth Wilkinson, also known as the Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant. Elizabeth Wilkinson, aka Eli , was diagnosed dyslexic in her early 30s and autistic in her late 30s. Over the last 17 years her work to raise dyslexia awareness in her local area has grown, starting working with children on a 1:1 basis to training trainers, teachers and working 1:1 with adults in employment, she also founded Dyslexia information Day in 2008 and the Dyslexia Awards in 201; both are exclusive to Shropshire, the county where she lives in the UK. She considers both diagnosis’s to have been positive points in her life, but her autism diagnosis and subsequent reading around the topic that has had the most positive impact, and now understands why she finds social situations totally exhausting, but the same situation on a work footing totally exhilarating and rewarding! The three discuss Eli’s diagnoses, the support for both autism and dyslexia, and the frequency with which they co-occur.
For more about Eli, visit: www.theddc.org.uk
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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 topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
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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.