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Podcast Series on Autism and Neurodiversity with Guest, Laura Barr

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodivisity is defined as the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders).

Syrucuse Univsersity states that, “For many autistic people, neurodiversity is viewed as a concept and social movement that advocates for viewing autism as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disease…advocating instead for celebrating autistic forms of communication and self-expression, and for promoting support systems that allow autistic people to live as autistic people.”

How to Raise a Maverick

How to Raise a Maverick, a guide for visionary parents,  “is a podcast that interviews experts who inspire parents to raise amazing kids (Mavericks) who will be come contributing, productive members of society.” In an interview with , Laura Barr shares her personal story about her daughter, Olivia,  and enlightens the audience on neurodiversity, explaining how her work with many clients at e.Merging Education Consulting, has informed her about autism.

3-Part Autism Podcast Series

Episode 1 – Autism, Neurodiversity, and Why Early Intervention Often Gets Overlooked

Episode 2 – Scott Kinnamon, Laura Barr, The Benefits of Autism in the Workforce

Episode 3 –


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