On this episode, we talk to Miyah Sundermeyer. I was on her podcast called "Hello With World With Miyah Sundermeyer" and I believe that I should return the favor. However, I did not only want her to return the favor. I also wanted her on Autism Rocks and Rolls because she, like me, is autistic and is friends with Temple Grandin. Mrs. Sundermeyer is also a leader because she works with the Autism Plan in Georgia. Let's hear Miyah's wisdom and story on Autism Rocks and Rolls together.
Join me as we learn about how people on the autism spectrum make their mark with their blueprint. A clue is that we tap into their skills and allow autistic people to practice them every day. This has resonated with your host because he has been what society calls "obsessed" about certain concepts, and in this episode, everyone will also learn how to join them in the concept but also cope with our obsessing for our sanity.
In this episode, we take a different turn on Autism Rocks and Rolls because we meet Sonny Von Cleveland, who has so much respect for the disability community. However, he also has a story because, from the age of 5 to 10, he was sexually assaulted by four men. There is more because he also served 18 years in prison, but after meeting a man while in solitary confinement, he changed his ways by having a wife, starting a YouTube channel, being a motivational speaker, starting a cat café called Frisky Business, and being an ambassador for Boo2Bullying. Let's listen to this example of how someone can change their way of life.
In this episode, we make history because for the first time on Autism Rocks and Rolls, we interview a play therapist. The play therapist I will be interviewing is Jack Mason Goodall, who not only loves Disney but I met just in February through a speaking gig in Oklahoma. Goodall runs Autism Optimism International in England, which is a therapy place that tries to bring the best out of someone on the spectrum since 2009. Join me as we hear not only what a play therapist is, but how Autism Optimism International is truly changing lives.
In this episode we do something a little on the unique side because it is not a podcast crossover but instead we do an interview with a podcast. Autism Rocks And Rolls interviews TWS Sports Podcast. In the TWS Sports Podcast that is hosted by Adam Millichip and several of his students that are on the spectrum. Not only have they interviewed great guest such as Matthew Hayden and Rob Key but they also get to work on their communication and reading skills through this podcast. They even got nominated for The Best Sports Podcast of 2022. So let's listen the different ways Adam and his students understand each other.
I"M BACK! The reason why I am saying this is that I have returned for a brand new season. In this episode, we learn what I have done during my time-off and what this season will hopefully be like. Also, I will hype up my season by stating how this season of Autism Rocks and Rolls will be the best one. That is not all, because for the first time in Autism Rocks and Rolls, I tried spoken word by stating inspiring wisdom and facts.
THANK YOU! The reason why I say these two words is this is the last episode of the season because we are joined by my critiquer Joe Pursell and myself along with my editor Gina Mitchell to talk about my whole podcast in depth. It has for sure been the most amazing part of my life. When I was down this is all I wanted to do. Understand that Autism Rocks And Rolls is not dead because I am coming back for a season 2 and I will still be spreading autism acceptance along with following my mission every day. Once again thank you and as Arnold Schwarzenegger would say " I'LL BE BACK!
In this episode, we interview the one-of-a-kind professional wrestler Rob Van Dam, also known as RVD. Rob Van Dam has been able to call ECW and WWE home. I admire this man because he has had many concussions throughout his career, but he still kept going. That is not all. We will also meet his lovely wife, Mrs. Katie Forbes. Forbes has also been a professional wrestler, but she, like her husband, wrestled in Impact Wrestling too. Enjoy hearing RVD and Katie Forbes' hardcore words of wisdom.
On this episode, we hear how autism really does "rock and roll" because we will hear comparisons on how certain rock songs and lines are related to the autism and the mental health world. That is not all folks because some of the wisdom you might hear from the host is for everybody, as you can take some of the advice too. Enjoy!
Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for the main event. The contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a tag team match where I and autism team up to battle to fight the stigma and the big bully. In this last episode of the WWE Special, I talk about how the stigma enters the professional wrestling world to not just hurt us but also help us at some point. So we win and, as Paul Heyman may say, "that's not a prediction, that's a spoiler."