Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when conversations move forward. 

This week’s episode is a recording of one of our Global Autism Community exclusive events. 

The theme of this roundtable discussion was Controversial Topics. It was hosted live at The 1 in 44 Tour virtual summit, organized by Sara Bradford of The SJ Childs Show

Participating in this event were Autistic Self-Advocates Stephanie De Kremer, Ryan Litchfield, Michael Gilberg, Jeff Snyder, and Robert Schmus, along with community members Karen Shapiro, Ben Sharif, and Danielle Terrell. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • Person-first (vs.) identity-first language

  • The puzzle piece symbol

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA for short 

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


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