Welcome (Back) to thAutcast
I've spent the last few days mostly away from both the Internet and other people's autism. Mine came camping with my boyfriend and I, because it's my brain. Since we've had a bit of a break, this seemed like a good time to write a proper welcome message.
Thank you for visiting. You are welcome here, and you matter to me.
The name thAutcast
The name thAutcast is pronounced "thought cast." It means "A broadcast of thoughts about autism. You can read about me, Landon Bryce, the person behind thAutcast, here.
Who thAutcast is for:
People with any kind of autism, diagnosed or otherwise
Our families and friends
Teachers, doctors, and other professionals who work with us
People who are interested in us
What thAutcast is:
Why I do this:
To connect with other people who have autism
To learn about myself
To show what people with autism are really like
To teach you our history
To celebrate the accomplishments of people on the autism spectrum
To share resources and information that will help people with autism live well
To build respect
To grieve for our losses
To document the challenges we face
To oppose bigotry, cruelty, and misinformation
To create a space where the needs and voices of everyone who is affected by autism
(adults, children, parents, professionals, neurotypical people) are taken seriously
To get you to talk, and more importantly, listen to each other
To give you a chance to tell your story
To make money
To share useful and accurate information
To express my hope, my anger, and my love
To call you to action
To make you laugh
To get you to value yourself just a little bit more
To promote myself as a tutor, coach, and consultant
To share my art and my experiences, and those of other people with autism
To make autism more fun, less scary, and less lonely
How to support thAutcast:
Support my advertisers
Like the Facebook page
Buy things from my store
Send me links to cool stuff
Encourage your friends, teachers, and family to visit
Tell me about yourself
Be nice to each other
Be nice to yourself
Be nice to me
How to get more thAutcast
1. Participate in the discussion on the Facebook page.
2. Be my friend on Facebook.
3. Join one of my secret Facebook groups. I have four: one for students, one for parents, one for adults, and one for men. They are secret so that we can talk about things that people might be shy about mentioning in public and so that people who are not members cannot see who the members are. You have to be friends with a member to join. Send me a message if you are interested.
4. Hire me to work with you one-on-one. I'm a teacher with twenty years of experience and an MS in education. I can help support you or your child in a regular education setting. If you need help adapting curriculum or finding appropriate strategies for teaching a student with Asperger's syndrome, I can help. I do not have the skills or experience to work with children under the age of twelve or people whose disability prevents them from doing regular classroom with adaptations. I cannot provide legal or medical advice of any kind. I do work with adults who have autism on setting and reaching goals. I'm very good, I'm not expensive, and you would be helping both yourself and me.