Karla Fisher - Autism Token Theory & Autistic Burnout


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Karen with Autism Empowerment Radio goes on location at Intel to interview Karla Fisher, an adult autistic who educates and supports autistics, parents and those who seek to learn more about autism spectrum disorder through her Facebook community, Karla's ASD page. Karla's ASD page is a perspective page from an adult autistic who in her words is "Not Fighting Autism, working with it." This is the 2nd of a series of 2 interviews initially recorded on April 6th, 2013. Although this particular broadcast was recorded first, we are playing it second because the previous broadcast delved a lot into Karla's back story and is important in understanding who she is and where she is coming from. In this broadcast, Karla shares about a variety of different topics. We learn more about Karla including her experience as an acoustic savant and her ability to play classical guitar at a professional level. The broadcast also includes such important topics as Autism Token Theory and Autistic Burnout. Karla Fisher has a very impressive bio. She is a 2012 GRASP Distinguished Spectrumite Medal honoree. She is a Senior Program Manager at Intel and has been in the high tech field for over 20 years. Important parts of her life story are published as chapter 4 in Temple Grandin's book, "Different, Not Less". Karla founded Portland's first ASD Adult/Teen Mentor program and regularly teaches doctors, teachers, professionals and parents about ASD.

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