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Behind the Breakthroughs


Jun 12, 2019

In this episode we chat with the co-host of Sounds Like Autism, Dave Thompson, aka "The Dude Without Autism."  He is changing people's view on autism by encouraging them to look beyond the label and to see individuals with autism as an incredible talent who can surpass what the average individual can do.

 

Meet Dave Thompson, educator, podcaster, and just all around an awesome dude!  He chats with Dr. Nunez and Maylene about podcasting, and all the great work that he is doing in the community in which he mentors and provides employment opportunities for adults with autism. One of the workplaces Dave mentors at is Spectrum Design Foundation, an apparel business that does screen printing, design, embroidery, and digital printing.  The company has had huge success employing individuals in autism and now makes shirts for Google, Facebook, and Uber... just to name a few. Through is podcast and providing vocational training and employment opportunities, Dave is opening the doors for autistic individuals and is truly an Autism Renaissance Man!

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. If you want to see something in the world or your area change join the movement. Especially the movement towards inclusion and employment!  It is the time of the Autism Renaissance.
  2. Speak your truth. Things may not turn the way you expected but that’s the journey.