Reflections on autism and anxiety from a young adult | Ep 14

 

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In episode 14 of the Life Skills 4 Kids Podcast, Andrew Pratt, a 7th Day Adventist Church Pastor who has high-functioning autism and anxiety, joins us to give us a peek into his world and how he has gone through life with autism from childhood to adulthood.

 

In this episode we cover:

  • The story of his diagnosis and how he knew about it.
  • Educating children to do things better despite their diagnosis.
  • His panic attacks when he was young.
  • His pattern of extremes of exploding and shutting down.
  • The importance of structure.
  • His big stressors that increases his anxiety as an adult.
  • The need for self-care.
  • His doctors and therapists as a child
  • Andrew’s experience with depression.
  • Advice for parents on how to talk to their children about autism diagnoses.
  • Benefits of having autism.
  • Creativity in autism.
  • Dealing with anxiety.
  • Top 3 tips for getting through autism daily.

 

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