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Jobs and Career

Autistics aren’t limited to working in STEM careers. Autistic traits are valuable in law, psychology, medicine, teaching and more. Knowing what to look for can lead to a good match. First, you might have to kiss a few frogs. (Try different things)

Here’s a link to the US Department of Labor job information site which lists almost any job you can think of and tons more you’ve never heard of.  Check out the current employment trends too.  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

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Perfection and Rejection

Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect job, perfect life…do you struggle to be perfect? You might be setting yourself up for rejection. Is perfection possible? Hear why it can be destructive to your self-esteem and your relationships. 

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Rumination

It’s something many autistics do–think and think and think. It’s natural for us to analyze and find answers. Sometimes a good thing can be too much and cause stress and frustration. It’s not pleasant. Listen to this episode to learn more about the types and causes of rumination.

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Season 2 Trailer

It’s almost here! Season 1 is complete and Season 2 is on its way! Are you ready for another great season? There are amazing episodes coming as the podcast celebrates 20,000+ downloads since January! Thank you for your support of Meet My Brain – A Field Guide to Aspergers.


The Myth of the Extreme Male Brain

How do you make an extreme male brain? Start with male-female stereotypes, add testosterone, mix in scientific research until you have a nice strong bias and serve! Voila! Find out if this is real science in the new episode: The Myth of the Extreme Male Brain .

Systematizing and the Extreme Male Brain

Systematizing is said by some researchers to be one of the most important criteria for diagnosing autism. These scientists believe that people high in systematizing are low in empathizing. Is this true? This episode is the second of a 3-part series about the Extreme Male Brain.

Empathy and the Extreme Male Brain

Is there an Extreme Male Brain? The first of three episodes looks at empathy and its role in the autistic brain. Learn why some researchers say autistics’ male brain is why we don’t understand peoples’ feelings.

The Challenge of Written Communication

Is writing easy for you? Every day we encounter written communication in many forms, from signs to reports, emails to text messages. This episode is a quick look at one thing that makes writing difficult for some–understanding the reader’s expectations.

Black and White Thinking

Do you live your life in extremes? Yes, no. Bad, good. Always, never? Black and white thinking might be the reason. The autistic brain is wired to see things as absolutes. Is it possible to create your own gray area? Hear how to embrace black and white thinking and use it to your advantage.

Special Interests

Special interests create a sensory experience for the autistic brain. They satisfy the autistic’s sense of wonder and love for learning. Yet special interests are referred to as “circumscribed” “obsessions” “preoccupations” “limited” “restricted.” Are they? Or is there something else going on?

Body Language

93% of data is wrong and the other 7% is made up. When it comes to body language, we’ve accepted this kind of thinking for too long. Autistics understand body language and even have their own. The latest studies are showing that neurotypicals don’t understand autistic body language. Take a look at how new research is redefining the way we see autism’s effects on body language.