09 Jennifer McIlwee Myers {Part 1} | On autism in girls, and her family's prodigious coping skills.

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Ok guys, if you need a laugh, this is the interview for you.

I first heard Jennifer McIlwee Myers speak at this year's Portland Autism Conference, and I cackled laughed. Inappropriately loudly.

Then I laughed the entire way through this interview, AND I laughed again a week later while editing the audio. I am a fan.

Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's as an adult, is married to an Aspie, has a sister with Asperger's, and a brother with Autism.

She co-wrote Asperger's and Girls in 2006, and wrote How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's in 2010.

Her new book, Growing Up with Sensory Issues will be released in July, 2014.

We chat about surgical strike shoe shopping at Nordstrom, the zombie apocalypse, manscaping (<-- involuntary body shudder), what NOT to get her for Christmas, headphones on planes, the Thor triple feature, and why autism moms would make the best Green Berets.

I HIGHLY recommend following her on Facebook at Aspie at Large, and on Twitter @JenntheAspie.

Kelley

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