Finding the Right Fidget: Sensory Tools for the Autistic, with Shira Mechanic, M.A. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 17
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(25 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Shira Mechanic, M.A.. Shira is the autistic owner of Fidget Club, a company that sells fidget and sensory tools to busy the hands and free the mind. Shira has a Masters in psychology and is currently in school at NYU to get her second Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her company aims to spread a message of self-empowerment and hope- that people contribute to society not in spite of their differences, but because of them. Shira, Becca, and Kate discuss how Fidget Club was started, the various varieties of fidgets, and take a look at their societal acceptance.
For more on Shira and Fidget Club, visit: https://fidgetclub.com/
Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, 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.
For more information about Dr. Cody, visit: www.spectrumservicesnyc.com
For more about Becca, check out her website, beccalory.com, 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.