Children with Autism Discuss Their Experiences

Autism is a prevalent topic today in the community, but have you ever wondered what it’s like to have the condition?

In this podcast, three local children with autism share what life is like for them at home and at school, and offer tips that can help teachers, parents and other children with autism.

Kelly McKinnon, director of applied behavioral analysis for The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders leads the discussion with Brendan, Cody and Mairene.

The Center for Autism is home to a team of experts in the field of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders and is a collaboration between many Orange County institutions, including CHOC Children’s.

Enjoy the show!

4 thoughts on “Children with Autism Discuss Their Experiences”

  1. I cried the whole interview..because these kids spoke so well and seem to be doing good..my 5 yr old grandson Hayden has ASD and this gives me hope for his future.thanks kids..

    1. Thank you, Melanie. Hearing these young people’s experiences is so moving. We wish you and your family the best.

  2. As the mother of a child with Asperger’s/HFA, I was quite happy to stumble upon this recording. It is so important to be educated about people’s differences so we can better understand those around us. My son explains to me how overwhelming each and every day can be trying to sort out all of the input (words, noise, changes in schedule, etc). Would love more broadcasts like this (perhaps one on transitioning into adulthood)!

    1. Thank you so much for writing. We are so happy to hear that this podcast resonated with you. We admire these young people’s bravery and honesty.

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