Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when the right tools are in your box. 

This week’s episode is a recording of one of our Global Autism Community exclusive events! The topic of this round table discussion was Coping with Stress and Sensory Overload.

Participating in this event were autism self-advocates Thomas Iland, Robert Schmus, Mary Johnston, and David Sharif, as well as community members Colleen Dorsey, Danielle Terrell, and Kia Burton. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • Triggers in public spaces 

  • Making stores more neurodiverse-friendly 

  • Halloween for children with disabilities

  • Workplace stressors

  • Requesting accommodations

  • Conflicts with other people

  • The Spoon Theory

  • Tips for travelers 

Round-table discussions like the one you’ll hear today are open exclusively for members of our online Global Autism Community. We select a different theme each month, and our moderators monitor posts daily to ensure that our online space remains safe and respectful. If you’d like to attend and participate in any of our future events, you can sign up today at

To learn more about the panelists in this discussion, please visit:

Thomas Iland - 

Robert Schmus - [email protected] 

Mary Johnston - IG @autisticrainbow15

David Sharif - IG @david_thetraveler 


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