This week, Shaun talks with writer, film buff, and diagnosed high-functioning autistic Austin Shinn, from aflickeringlife.wordpress.com. The purpose of this interview was twofold: to hear Austin’s story and to get his thoughts on common mainstream perceptions about autism.
Austin was generous enough to shrug off the blunt ignorance of some of these perceptions while speaking brilliantly and passionately about his experience on the spectrum. We think a part two would be interesting; if you agree, let us know!
On April 19, 2015, Amanda (@Naturenthecity) posted a response video to this episode, in which she discusses some of Austin’s observations and adds her own, often different, experiences:
Thank you so much to Amanda for sharing a portion of her life with us, and helping to further illustrate just how life on the spectrum is not a monolith!