Today, meet Serena “Southpaw” DeJesus and Garrett “G-Money” Hoelve, two MMA fighters that do just that, fight in the Octagon by pursuing their dreams, regardless of autism and down-syndrome. G-Money’s dad, Mitch, joins us too. What inspirational people that are moving mountains like me. DeJesus is breaking down barriers for those in the autism world and G-Money doesn’t worry about any labels: he simply wants to be a fighter. This time, join my mom, Gina, and me as we talk about MMA, abilities, and building a world without judgment and stigma.
Join me as we talk to Jason McElwain. On February 15, 2006, his life changed because he made 20 points in a single basketball game. Fifteen years later, he has met Peyton Manning, George W. Bush, and has been a longtime basketball coach. He has also written a book called "The Game of My Life" and a film is being made about his life called "The Magic of J-Mac." Jason has autism, but as you listen today, you will know that having autism has not held him down.
On this episode, we meet my good family friend, Megan Corwin, who is my nonbiological aunt. Megan has been a big part of my life since birth. She has completely understood me as the years have gone on. She calls herself a nerd, she is kind to everyone no matter what a person's background is, and has excellent advice to give, especially to me and everyone else.
On today's episode I interview Peter Lantz. Mr. Lantz is a gave developer and because he has autism and Asperger's, he gets the extra power of focusing. He is not only a very intelligent young man, but he is passionate about what he does. He is such an inspiration to all and I hope you all check this one out.
Yes Sir or Yes Ma'am! Those are some of the first words you will hear when you join a martial arts school. Today you will learn about how martial arts can change your fitness and how it can change your mindset. When you leave a martial arts school something will change you for the better.
In this episode, I interview Mandy Harvey who got 4th place in the 2017 season of America's Got Talent. Even though she got 4th place, she was never trying to win. Instead, she was persuaded to go on the stage and make a difference. We also learn about her story and how becoming deaf changed her on the outside as well as the inside.
Join me as we enter the autistic brain and we go in the deepness of the word "normal." What does normal mean exactly you might wonder? The answer is from the book Are You Normal by Mark Schulman and we will all find out what the word "normal" means together.
In this episode, I talk about how the great debate of all which is not Obama vs Romney or Trump vs Clinton, it's cats vs dogs. We will finally settle this argument with evidence from National Geographic Wild book Cats vs Dogs. This also shows the challenge of us being close minded and learning how to open our minds.
"Welcome To My Mind" is the quote of James Durbin in his song SMACKDOWN. So we do exactly that because today's episode we interview James Durbin. Mr. Durbin was in the top 4 on American Idol in 2011. He does not let his autism stop him at all; he just "keeps rollin."
On this episode, we have the biggest guest of them all...…TEMPLE GRANDIN! She is the biggest influencer of the autistic population, who has changed the cattle industry with her visual and unique mind. Dr. Grandin also talks about her journey through her autistic evolution.