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The First “All-Autism” Wedding, with Anita Lesko | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 3

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In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Anita Lesko BSN,RN,MS,CRNA. Anita was diagnosed with autism at age 50.  A graduate of Columbia University in 1988, she earned her Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia and has been working full time for 28 years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. An internationally recognized autism advocate and member of Autism Society of America’s Panel of Autistic Advisors, Anita is married to her husband who is also autistic. Anita discusses her adult diagnosis, medical advocacy for the on the spectrum, her upcoming book from Future Horizons, her “All-Autism” officiated by Dr. Stephen Shore, and more!

For more about Anita, check out her website and her Facebook pageAnd check out The Global Autism Consulting Organization at GlobalACO.org.

Mentioned in this episode-


Requiring autism training for Florida law enforcement

“Looking” like you have autism


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

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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.