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Ben & Susan Levin

Podcast June 2021

Join us today to hear from Ben Levin, and his mother Susan. Ben was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 5. He is an avid reader and a published author, he has written over 150 books! Ben discusses a profound change he went through during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. His outlook and message about his status as a person with autism, has become one of self-embrace after many years of feeling “less than” as a result of his diagnosis. Tune in to learn more about Ben! 

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Nathan Gonyea - SUNY Empire College

Podcast June 2021

Nathan Gonyea, Ph.D. is the Officer in Charge for SUNY Empire State College. Before that, he was the Dean of the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire, previously serving as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the School for Graduate Studies. He joins us today to discuss SUNY Empire, and their current partnership with ACA in creating their Center for Autism Inclusivity. The Center provides educational support and conducts research to better serve individuals with autism in the classroom, the workplace, and beyond. Tune in to learn more! www.esc.edu

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Roy J. McDonald

Podcast June 2021

Roy is a former New York State Senator, representing the 43rd District, as well as Districts 100 and 112 in the New York State Assembly. He is also a huge advocate for the Autism community, as he has two grandsons on the spectrum. Tune in to learn more about Roy and his work & experiences in the capital region! www.nysenate.gov/senators/roy-j-mcdonald

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Gillian Christian, Myrna Alcy, & Crystal Mendez-Covington - Ability & Beyond Fitness

Podcast May 2021

Tune in to meet the team from Ability & Beyond Fitness! Gillian Christian PT, DPT, is Ability's Chief Operating Officer, Myrna Alcy, MOT, OTR/L, is the Chief Financial Officer and Crystal Mendez-Covington MOT, OTR/L, is the Chief Marketing Officer! Ability & Beyond Fitness is a forward-thinking LLC consulting business that addresses disparities that adults with developmental disabilities face. In a unique social and inclusive environment, they provide an individualized fitness plan to specifically address physical fitness concerns among adults 25 and older with developmental disabilities.  You can find them on the web at: https://abilitybeyondfitness.com/ 

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John Donvan & Caren Zucker - In a Different Key

Podcast May 2021

John & Caren are the co-authors of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. Their book was recently made into a documentary film and debuted at the Oxford Film Festival! In a Different Key chronicles John & Caren's search for the first person formally diagnosed with autism to explore whether that patient’s life held relevance for their own loved ones who also were diagnosed with autism. Tune in to learn more, or visit: www.inadifferentkeythemovie.com

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