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The Autistic Me blog launched in 2007. This podcast extends the blog and allows us to reach a wider audience. Episodes often feature autistic guests, speaking about their life experiences. 

May 17, 2024

The film Ezra follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne).

Alex Plank, Associate Producer

Alex Plank is a trailblazing autistic self-advocate and a pioneering leader in the autistic human rights. As an associate producer of the critically acclaimed movie 'Ezra,' Alex has made significant strides in both behind-the-scenes and on-camera roles. He is a champion of authentic and humanistic representation of autistic individuals in the film industry. With a deep commitment to challenging ableism, Alex advocates for a world where autistic people are valued and respected. This commitment extends to a broader condemnation of ableism in all its forms, with a specific focus on dismantling the barriers within the film industry that marginalize autistic talent and narratives.

Jenny Palmiotto – Founder of Love & Autism

Jenny Palmiotto, Psy. D, LMFT, is a distinguished figure at the forefront of the neurodiversity movement and the visionary founder of Love & Autism. Her organization stands as a profound statement against systemic ableism and champions the belief that autistic rights are human rights. Jenny is committed to challenging the prevailing narrative that autistic individuals do not desire or require the universal human experiences of love, authenticity, and belonging. Through her advocacy, she promotes a society that fully embraces neurodiversity, advocating for acceptance and understanding in all facets of life. As the owner and clinical director of The Family Guidance and Therapy Center, Dr. Palmiotto has pioneered a model of neurodiversity-affirming therapy that supports autistic individuals and their families. This innovative approach focuses on enhancing strengths, fostering relationships, and promoting positive self-identity among autistic individuals, guided by principles of respect, understanding, and acceptance.

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