Empathy and Parents of Kids with Autism with Cindy Corrie


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The Empathy Podcast E17

Show Notes/Timestamps

On this episode of The Empathy Podcast we are discussing empathy in parents of kids with autism. Speaking to Cindy Corrie founder of the Sycamore school for children with autism we discuss mental health challenges, joy, excitement and opportunities of having a child on the autism spectrum. Cindy discusses her own personal experiences and how having empathy can play a role in understanding autistic behaviours. We hope you enjoy this personal, moving and informative episode of The Empathy Podcast.


0 – 42 – Introduction to the show.

0.43 – 2.50 – Leanne introduces Cindy who discusses her experience with autism.

2.58 – 4.56 – Correct terminology.

4.57 – 7.23 – What is autism?

7.24 – 10.27 – Understanding autism.

10.28 – 11.56 – Changes in modern diagnosis.

11.57 – 13.34 – Stigma on the spectrum.

13.35 – 15.11 – The importance of early intervention.

15.12 – 18.32 – Inclusion and a sense of belonging.

18.33 – 22.40 – Cindy discusses her sons early years.

22.41 – 25.52 – Parental concerns, diagnosis and support networks.

25.53 – 28.01 – Showing empathy for autism in social situations.

28.02 – 29.39 – Predictability and repetition.

29.56 – 32.34 – Social judgement.

32.35 – 33.54 – Family dynamics and pressure.

33.55 – 37.04 – Doing the best you can.

37.05 – 40.13 – Cindy discusses opening her school.

40.14 – 45.32 – How Cindy’s school caters for individual needs and development.

45.33 – 49.00 – How the wider community can help and employment.

49.01 – 50.09 – Educating yourself about autism.

50.10 – 52.14 – Advice for parents with a newly diagnosed child.

52.15 – 54.07 – Parents identity and self-care.

54.08 – 57.09 – Wellness and supporting each other in a family network.

57.10 – 1.00.08 – Reflection, acknowledgements and promotion.

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Links


www.cindycorrie.com.au



About Cindy


Cindy is a leader and advocate, with a passion for being a Good Human. Working with organizations to be the best place to work, she uses strategies that foster a sense of belonging, and a respect for individual uniqueness.


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