Show Notes

Discover what's possible when you're on the inside looking out. 

Sara Bradford is an Autistic Self-Advocate, children’s book author, and the CEO of SJ Childs LLC, an autism-consulting business that supports families. She also hosts her own podcast, The SJ Childs Show. Her husband and their three children are also on the spectrum. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • Sara’s recent discovery of her autism and how it affects her everyday life

  • Masking and learning to unmask

  • Having a deeper connection with her husband and children post diagnosis

  • How autism might present differently for men and women

  • Important considerations when teaching non-autistic children about autism

  • Ideas to promote inclusion and acceptance

  • What Sara’s learned about autism advocacy from doing her podcast

  • The 1 in 44 Tour virtual summit

  • Advice for other newly diagnosed autistic women 

The 1 in 44 Tour is a virtual summit hosted by Sara Bradford and Maria Daniels. This event will be a great way to hear different perspectives on important topics from a variety of speakers. We’ll be hosting our next community roundtable discussion live at the summit on August 12th at 12:45 pm EST. 

If you would like to participate in the community roundtable and go live with us at the summit, please join our online community at and RSVP to the event. 

To learn more about Sara and her work, please visit


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