Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when you get the right support. 

Our guests today are Sarah Glass and Eliza Cagle. Although they’ve never met in person, Sarah and Eliza have several things in common. They’re both late-diagnosed neurodivergent women, mothers to their respective boys on the spectrum, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Sarah has ADHD and Eliza is autistic. They’re also both members of our SkillCorps® Alumni community. 

The Global Autism Project provides sustainable clinical, administrative, and leadership training to autism centers seeking guidance. SkillCorps® is an opportunity for self-advocates and professionals to travel to our partner sites around the world and work directly with their local teachers and therapists. 

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Sarah and Eliza finding out about their diagnoses as adults
  • Support and strategies to reduce sensory overload and improve executive functioning skills
  • Strengths related to thinking out of the box and being hyper-focused on certain subjects
  • Disclosing their diagnoses at work and requesting accommodations
  • How they talk about autism to their kids
  • Personal and professional growth from volunteering with SkillCorps®
  • Inspiring moments with our Global Autism Partners
  • Advice for mothers and other applicants interested in going on a SkillCorps® trip 

If you’re a professional working in the field of autism education, or a self-advocate wanting to share your life experiences, SkillCorps® is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. 

Work alongside our Global Autism Partners to help ensure that all autistic individuals around the world have access to quality education and services. 

For more information about our SkillCorps® program, you can listen to episodes 4, 17, and 53, featuring round table discussions with other members of our community. 

We are currently accepting applications for SkillCorps® 2022. Begin your journey today at globalautismproject.org/skillcorps

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