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Beyond 6 Seconds
Beyond 6 Seconds
Carolyn Kiel

First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading. That’s where... more

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Supporting the Hispanic Tourette's community with Claudia Scott

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Claudia Scott was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in her early teens. Now she lives... more

19 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
How to support employees with invisible disabilities

Jenn Grindeland has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She is also a multiple... more

05 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Ending epilepsy stigma through filmmaking

Miles Levin is a filmmaker and public speaker living with epilepsy. His short film “Under the Lights” starring Pearce Joza... more

22 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Nonspeaking autistic writer and poet Swarit Gopalan

Swarit Gopalan is a 12-year old autistic nonspeaker who uses a letterboard to spell and a keyboard to type to... more

08 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
Celebrating 200 episodes and looking ahead to 2024

In this year-end episode for 2023, host Carolyn Kiel reflects on the big milestones that Beyond 6 Seconds achieved in... more

11 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Neurodivergence in India with Aditi Gangrade

Aditi Gangrade is a film director and writer based in India. She is autistic and has ADHD and PMDD (premenstrual... more

27 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Neurodivergent personal trainer & weightlifting champion Bayley Garnham

Bayley Garnham is a personal trainer from Auckland, New Zealand. As a teenager, Bayley spent 7 years competing in Olympic... more

13 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Neurodivergence and gender identity with Charlie Ocean

Charlie Ocean is an award-winning LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and consultant who is neuroqueer and nonbinary. They have a background in... more

30 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
Creating an inclusive world through dance with Marisa Hamamoto

Content note: This episode contains mentions of sexual assault, describes a stroke and recovery, and has occasional swearing. Marisa Hamamoto... more

16 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
Tourette Syndrome advocacy with Jhonelle Bean

Jhonelle Bean is a 28-year-old disability advocate living with Tourette Syndrome and PTSD. Jhonelle shares her experience with Tourette Syndrome... more

02 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Autistic and dyspraxic actor Ross K. Foad

Ross K. Foad is a professional actor and voice artist in the United Kingdom. A second generation actor, he was... more

18 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Dissociative Identity Disorder with Amber Louise Ainsworth

CW: Mentions of drinking, drug use, suicidal thoughts, depression, trauma, and occasional swearing Amber Louise Ainsworth is a dissociative identity... more

04 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Trans and autistic inclusion at work with Nate Shalev

Nate Shalev is a leading expert and advisor on inclusivity helping to create workplace cultures where both businesses and people... more

21 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Autistic music therapist and singer Swara Swami

As a young autistic girl, Swara Swami could sing before she could speak. Now Swara is a music therapist and... more

07 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
The Autism-Friendly Cookbook with Lydia Wilkins

Lydia Wilkins is a freelance journalist and author based in the UK who covers disability and social issues. Her work... more

24 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Dyscalculia education and advocacy with Elena Chambers

Elena Chambers is a disability advocate, writer, poet and photographer. On her blog, Dyscalculia Community, she writes about disability in... more

10 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Autism in Black with Maria Davis-Pierre

Maria Davis-Pierre is a licensed mental health counselor, autism awareness advocate and founder of the organization Autism in Black. As... more

26 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Fragile X and ADHD with Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown is a New York City based podcast producer and editor. She has worked on shows such as Minority... more

12 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
A talk with Kaishawna, a Black Deaf Autistic musician, AAC user and student

Kaishawna is a 21 year old Deaf Black Autistic woman, clarinet player and college student who is studying to become... more

29 May 2023 · 53 minutes
Dysgraphia and ADHD in children’s books with Patty DeDurr

Patty DeDurr is a mom, healthcare worker and award-winning author of two children’s books: "This Kid Can Hyperfocus" (a story... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Kate Wallinga's experience with TBI, epilepsy and ADHD

Content note: This episode describes instances of medical trauma and mental health crises, and mentions violence and death. Kate Wallinga... more

01 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Autism, community and the DataFam with Adam Mico

Adam Mico is the Principal of Data Visualization and Enablement at Moderna. He is a Tableau Visionary, 3x Tableau Ambassador,... more

24 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Supporting mental health in Black autistic & disabled communities with Janelle Johnson

Janelle Johnson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), is a wife, mother, and Founder of Bridges Family Life Center, a... more

17 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
The Autistic, Asian American, Jewish experience of Ben VanHook

Ben VanHook is an autistic master’s degree student studying public policy at George Mason University, with the hopes of reforming... more

10 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Inclusive education with Jordyn Zimmerman, nonspeaking autistic advocate

Jordyn Zimmerman earned her bachelor's degree in Education Policy from Ohio University and her Masters of Education at Boston College.... more

03 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Neurodivergence and Giftedness with Emily Kircher-Morris

After working as a gifted education teacher, Emily Kircher-Morris became a clinical mental health counselor who supports gifted and twice-exceptional... more

20 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Nonspeaking autistic writer Ben Breaux

How do you get an education when you cannot speak, and the school system does not understand your abilities or... more

06 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
Tourette’s advocacy on TikTok with Monica Nguyen

Note: This episode contains occasional swearing (coprolalia). Monica Nguyen is a 20-year-old disability advocate who lives in Sydney, Australia. Monica... more

20 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Tessa McEvoy's Apraxia Story

Content warning: This episode mentions emotional abuse. Tessa McEvoy is autistic, has a speech disability called Oral Motor Apraxia, and... more

06 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community

Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host... more

23 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Disability representation in media with Jeremy Andrew Davis

Jeremy Andrew Davis is a screenwriter, film director, and consultant for disability representation in media. He describes himself as multi-disabled... more

09 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Autastic support for late-diagnosed autistic people of color

Diane J. Wright is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility media consultant working in film and television. She is also... more

12 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Leaning into your ADHD strengths with Dr. Lola Day

Dr. Lola Day is a multi-passionate busy mother of 3, a pediatric cardiologist, podcaster and ADHD trained life coach and... more

28 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Tourette Syndrome representation in film with Jack RH O'Sullivan

Jack RH O'Sullivan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and film director based in London. He is autistic, has Tourette Syndrome... more

14 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
Mary Borman talks about Down Syndrome advocacy and competitive swimming

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I'm excited to host my first podcast guest who is talking about Down... more

31 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
An autistic Christian experience with Miya Sae

Miya Sae is an autistic Christian, blogger, and aspiring author. Through her writing, she strives to help bridge the neglected... more

17 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Kevin Helgren destigmatizes Tourette Syndrome through storytelling

"You can choose to keep living your life in isolation... Or, you can break yourself out of that isolation and... more

03 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Neurodiversity and workplace wellbeing with Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers is a business psychologist and the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, which helps organizations design and deliver well-being... more

19 Sep 2022 · 48 minutes
Hamish Hallett talks about auditory processing disorder

Hamish Hallett is a podcast host and journalist who creates online content about auditory processing disorder (APD). He wants to... more

05 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Music, theater and autistic communities with Madge Woollard

Madge Woollard has run her own business teaching piano and keyboard since 1994. Madge was diagnosed autistic in 2016 at... more

22 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Young autistic advocate Quincy Hansen

Quincy Hansen is a young autistic activist, writer, public speaker and college student from Colorado. He is the author of... more

08 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Filmmaking about the dyslexic and ADHD experience

Mads Johan Øgaard is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and public speaker. He is known for his animated short films about... more

25 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
Writing autistic and ADHD characters with Brianne Leeson

Brianne Leeson is a writer, artist, and voice actor from Dallas, Texas. She is the creator of the queer supernatural... more

11 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Neurodiversity and inclusion in tech with Jennifer Opal

Jennifer Opal is a DevOps Engineer with the HelloSign Team at Dropbox, a multi-award winning neurodiversity & inclusion advocate, blogger... more

27 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
My Autism Diagnosis Story

On this special solo episode for Autistic Pride Day, I talk about how I got my autism diagnosis as an... more

18 Jun 2022 · 13 minutes
Haley Moss shares the unwritten rules of adulthood for young autistic adults

Haley Moss is a neurodiversity expert, public speaker and author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and... more

13 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
Ticcing My Way Through Life with Britney Wolf

Britney Wolf is a passionate Tourette Syndrome advocate who is trying to beat the stigmas surrounding the disorder. Through social... more

30 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Fabulously Tourette with Peter Zhao

Content warning: Mentions of racism/racist language, suicidal thoughts and auditory hallucinations Peter Zhao grew up in Nanjing China and then... more

16 May 2022 · 43 minutes
Dyspraxia, journalism and life-changing storytelling

Nadine Drummond is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from London with roots in Jamaica. A former producer and reporter at... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Autistics Unmasked and the BIPOC autistic experience with Ky Kennedy

This podcast was recorded live at the Intersectional Infinity Summit on 3/30/2022. Ky Kennedy is a mother, lactation consultant, author... more

02 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Nonspeaking autistic self advocacy with Noah Seback

Noah Seback cannot speak -- however, he has a lot to say. Noah is a nonspeaking autistic young man with... more

25 Apr 2022 · 18 minutes
Autism, photography and the beauty of everyday things with Joseph Hill

Photographer Joseph Hill is known as the “unofficial mayor” of Southern Pines, North Carolina. He’s currently the exclusive photographer for... more

18 Apr 2022 · 34 minutes
Autistic and ADHD mother and life coach – Kori Tomelden

Kori Tomelden is a late diagnosed autistic ADHDer, life strategist for autistic and ADHD women & a transformational purpose coach.... more

11 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation with Eric Garcia

Why has public discourse about autism been dominated by non-autistic voices? And, what’s been happening recently to change this? My... more

04 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Autistic is a powerful word

For World Autism Day, I’ve recorded a solo episode where I explain how my thinking has evolved about the word... more

02 Apr 2022 · 9 minutes
Crouzon syndrome and coming of age – with Ariel Henley

As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting. This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard... more

28 Mar 2022 · 36 minutes
Tourette Syndrome in the public eye

At his first job as a TV host, Seamus Evans disclosed his Tourette Syndrome. That revelation almost ended his dream... more

14 Mar 2022 · 44 minutes
Limb difference, disability and workplace diversity – with Ruth Rathblott

For 25 years, Ruth Rathblott hid her limb difference. She doesn't hide it anymore. As she explained in her recent... more

28 Feb 2022 · 37 minutes
Ayanna Davis is Phenomenally Autistic

Ayanna Davis, also known as phenomenallyautistic on social media, is an autism advocate who was born & raised in Westchester... more

21 Feb 2022 · 19 minutes
Thriving at work with ADHD and learning disabilities

Alex Gilbert is a New Yorker, a Mets fan, a yogi, and a brunch enthusiast. She also has dyslexia and... more

14 Feb 2022 · 40 minutes
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Why has public discourse about autism been dominated by non-autistic voices? And, what’s been happening recently to change this? My guest Eric... more