Amy was recently interviewed for two different sexuality podcasts*: Sex Ed with DBand the How I F*ck podcast. Listen as Amy recounts her experiences with dating and relationships as an autistic woman and talks about what it means to be an "expert" in this field and what we need to include when creating a sex ed curriculum for autistic individuals. Both podcasts are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast players!
(*Warning: Interviews contain sexual content and adult language. Listen at your own discretion.)
On September 30th, Amy co-emceed Yes She Can, Inc.'s annual Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards (#AAAA2020). Dr. Temple Grandin, a prominent authority on animal behavior and arguably the most well-known autistic person and advocate in the world, made a special guest appearance at the event to talk about employment and women on the spectrum, and was interviewed by Amy and president of Yes She Can, Marjorie Madfis.
Amy was one of six alumni of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania honored at this year's virtual Alumni Awards event on August 13th! Amy is the recipient of the 2020 Leo Award, and her remarks were added to the Welcome Address given by the college president, Father Jack Ryan, to the King's community. Watch Amy's full acceptance speech below:
Amy recently appeared as a guest, along with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, on Rants With Justin and Joe. Hosted by Justin Leaf and Joe Cihon of theAutism Partnership Foundationand the Progressive Behavior Analyst Autism Council, this webinar series focuses on different topics related to ABA. For this show, Amy and Peter were brought on to discuss issues related to ABA and adolescents/adults on the autism spectrum, including autism and sexuality. The full webinar can be watched by clicking below:
Amy was featured as a guest expert in the November 4th edition of Slate.com's How To Do It column, in response to a question from a woman on the autism spectrum. See Letter #2 by clicking below:
Amy has authored a Viewpoint article, Why It's Time to be Honest about Autistic Women and Sex, for Spectrum, the web's leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research. Click below to read the full article:
Amy was recently interviewed for "Diagnosis at 23: How Autism in Girls Looks Different than Boys" an article about autism and women on Verily, an online women's magazine! Click the image below to read the full article:
Amy was recently interviewed as a guest on the Spectrumly Speaking podcast. Hosted by Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts, the podcast touched on the topics of autism, sexuality, and the challenges of unwanted attention and violations of personal boundaries. To listen to the full podcast, click below:
*Amy was interviewed by the Washington Post for an episode of the Post Reports podcast! This episode focuses on the book The Kiss Quotient, written by autistic author Helen Hoang, and features a discussion on depictions of autism, sex, and relationships in the media. To learn more, visit the Washington Post website. To listen to the full podcast, click below:
On September 7th, Amy was interviewed on the Yes You CAN Talk Radio show! Yes You CAN is produced by the Championship Autism Network in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and is hosted by Becky Large. This episode focuses on a discussion of all things autism, sexuality, relationships, and dating. Click below to listen:
Amy was featured in "Sex on the Spectrum: The Challenges of Intimacy & Autism" in the May 2018 issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and in a profile piece for Autism Awareness Month on NorthJersey.com! The profile pieces focuses on autism and sex, the importance of discussing sex, and Amy's forthcoming book, The Naughty Autie. || To read the full New Jersey Monthly article, click HERE. || To read the full NorthJersey.com article, click HERE.