Episode 28: Two little girls, one with autism, one a neurotypical child, form a long-lasting friendship and enjoy a day at the zoo

Episode 28
July 15, 2021

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Emma and Harper enjoy a day at the zoo

According to autismspeaks.org, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

“We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.”

Our guest, Lisa Jacovsky, is a PhD candidate who specializes in autism. She has written Let’s talk! A story of Autism and Friendship. Her new book is Let’s Talk: Going to the Zoo. The books look at the friendship of two little girls, Emma and Harper. To learn more about the book and to follow Lisa, visit http://www.lisajayauthor.com/

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Lisa was a guest on Episode 6: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e06.html

Elong Musk and Dan Aykroyd have autism

Amy Bockerstette has earned her nickname Amazing Amy. She is the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.




Two of my grandsons talk about the fun they have while enjoying multi-generational vacations.


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