International Podcast Day 2023
At AAA, we're all about finding, consuming and sharing autism information that's both evidence-based and engaging. And what medium achieves this better than podcasts? Whether you're commuting, working or relaxing, podcasts can be consumed anytime and anywhere, offering you the latest information and entertainment with a focus on the subjects you care about.
With September 30th being International Podcast Day, we thought we'd share some of our favourite podcasts from across the autism and disability communities. From TV stars to parents to clinicians, these podcasts explore the facts, challenges and strengths of autism in a fun, inclusive and informative way.
Make sure to check these podcasts out by tapping on the image or the bolded words underneath each picture!
Hosted by TV star and impressions extraordinaire, Michael Theo interviews people from all walks of life in his signature style. From Hollywood A-listers to local heroes, Michael has fascinating conversations with all of his guests.
This podcast is dedicated to supporting and empowering all dads of kids with disabilities, from one disability dad to another. Rob Hale candidly shares his experience as a dad of an autistic child and encourages his guests to open up about their successes, challenges and everything in between.
Reasonable & Necessary with Dr George
Hosted by disability rights advocate Dr George Taleporos, this podcast aims to make sense of the NDIS for participants, their loved ones and anyone supporting a person on the scheme. From finding trustworthy providers to speaking with the co-chairs of the NDIS Independent Review, Dr George provides practical information to inform and empower people with disability and those around them.
Loop Me In
Raising children with disabilities can be a challenging and isolating experience. Hosts Dr Lisa Interligi, Kristine Christopoulos and their guests share their firsthand experiences and practical advice on parenting children with additional needs, encouraging their audience to engage with the powerful network of parents on the same journey.
The Secret Life of Carers
Carers Australia's podcast highlights the the unique experiences of Australia's 2.65 million unpaid carers, with stories from carers across all ages, stages and backgrounds. You'll hear personal stories and practical tips for empowering yourself and developing skills from carers who've been there. Each of its three seasons focuses on a different topic: mental health, early childhood and women who care.
Navigating the NDIS can be hugely challenging, particularly for parents and carers who are juggling many other responsibilities. Author and disability parent Melanie Dimmitt chats with fellow parents and professionals from within the disability space to showcase stories, tips and tools to successfully navigate the scheme.
Disability Done Different
There are some fascinating people in the disability sector, and when they're given the chance to speak their mind, they have some incredible stories to tell. Join Roland and Evie Naufal and their guests as they discuss their achievements, setbacks and colourful journeys through the disability sector.
Grow Bold with Disability
Living with disability comes with both funny and uncomfortable moments, with plenty of situations that might otherwise be considered taboo. Pete Timbs and disability advocate Tristram Peters speak to people of different abilities about these moments and about overcoming adversity to live healthy, socially connected and fulfilling lives.
Created by the First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) and hosted by advocate Bernar Namok, this podcast gives visibility to the experiences of First Nations people living with disability. Yarning Disability showcases the stories of these people, their parents and carers and disability professionals who support First Nations people across the country.
Autism CRC Podcast
The Autism CRC have recently released their own podcast, with the inaugural season focusing on autism and employment. Listen to experts across industries discuss their experiences and advice empowering autistic people to find secure, inclusive and meaningful work.
Want more to listen to?
Looking for more information at autism that's quick and easy to consume? We have plenty of videos on our YouTube channel that you can watch and listen to at any time, for free! From webinars on safety, parent stories and stories from autistic adults, there's hours of enjoyable and evidence-based watching to be had: