Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when you count your blessings. 

This episode is being released a day early in observance of Thanksgiving in the US. 

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. The more you can bring your attention to things you feel grateful for, the more you’ll notice other things to feel grateful for. 

According to research conducted at the Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley, California, gratitude is linked to a wide range of benefits, including strengthening your immune system, improving sleep patterns, feeling optimistic and experiencing more joy and pleasure, being more helpful and generous, and feeling less lonely and isolated. 

Our podcast team has been reflecting on many things to be grateful for. First of all, we’re grateful for you, our listeners, and your continued support. We’re also grateful for our podcast guests and their willingness to share their story with us. And of course, we’re grateful for our growing Global Autism Community, whose members keep showing up in our online space with commitment to our mission. 

We've decided to put together a special Thanksgiving episode about — that’s right, you guessed it, gratitude! 

Here’s a compilation of responses from different members of our Global Autism Community, including prominent self-advocates like Dr. Temple Grandin and Thomas Iland. We hope this episode leaves you feeling inspired to reflect on what you’re grateful for this holiday season.


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