Juliana Fetherman - Making Authentic Friendships
Podcast June 2020
Juliana is the founder of MAF - Making Authentic Friendships, an app inspired by her brother, who is on the autism spectrum. MAF was created to help individuals with special needs, find friends based off their geological location, diagnosis, age and interests. Tune in to learn more about Juliana! www.makingauthenticfriendships.com/
Debbi Hudak - Why Doesn't Alicia Talk?
Podcast June 2020
Debbi Hudak is a local author in the Hudson Valley! She credits her daughter, Alicia, who has autism, with teaching her how to help others with this disability. She hopes her book, 'Why Doesn't Alicia Talk?' will help to educate children about autism. Tune in to learn more!
Bruce Sickler - It's Cool to Fly American
Podcast May 2020
Bruce is a Reservations Representative in Dallas-Fort Worth as well as the Program Director & founder of 'It's Cool to Fly' at American Airlines. Since its launch in 2014, ICTFA has served more than 5,000 participants and 1,500 families! This program is essentially a mock travel experience, helping children and their families know what to expect from their air travel experience and bringing greater inclusion, awareness and understanding to those on the autism spectrum. Tune in to learn more about Bruce & ICTFA!
Tempa Kohler - Special Kneads & Treats
Podcast April 2020
Tempa is the co-founder of Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. a nonprofit specialty goods company located in Lawrenceville, GA. Their focus is on providing special needs adults within the surrounding community a place to learn a skill and develop a sense of accountability and pride. Tempa and her husband opened Special Kneads and Treats in 2013, and have been giving back to their community ever since. Tune in to learn more about Tempa, her family and their special bakery!
Michelle Gorenstein - Seaver Autism Center
Podcast March 2020
Michelle has been the Director of Community Outreach at the Seaver Autism Center since 2013! She is also a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Gorenstein is interested in bringing evidenced based social skills programming for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum to community centers. Tune in to learn more about the Seaver Autism Center's research or visit: Icahn.mssm.edu