“Creating a home environment that works for everybody”: Interview with Shannon Rosa

shannon “”There’s a lot of people out there who are going to try and tell you what your kid needs, but really, autistic people are the ones who actually do know.”

I had a fascinating conversation with Shannon Rosa, co-founder and editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism,  about parenting, autism pseudoscience and autistic acceptance. Our conversation, which wandered between the personal and the political, circled back to the core messages of equity, compassion and inclusion.

Listen to the podcast at the audio link below or on Stitcher here and on iTunes here

Read the transcript. See link below the audio file.


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Shannon Des Roches Rosa’s writing and interviews are featured at Huffington Post Parents, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MacWorld, Parents Magazine and more. Shannon is a co-founder and editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. She has edited several anthologies and contributed stories to numerous books and the newly edited version of the classic she co-edited, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is soon to be published. She lives with her family near San Francisco.