Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when a mentor guides by example. 

Robert Schmus is an autism self-advocate, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, and a blogger for The Mighty. As a therapist, he currently provides individual and group sessions at a residential home for adolescents with autism and other co-occurring diagnoses. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • How Robert learned about his diagnosis

  • His strengths related to autism

  • Dealing with anxiety and covid uncertainty

  • Dating on the spectrum

  • His responsibilities as a social worker

  • Ideas to help adolescents transition into adulthood and find a job

  • Disclosing his diagnosis to employers 

To learn more about Robert and his work, you can contact him via email at [email protected]


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