Interview with Author and Autism Advocate, Jen Malia
Language During Mealtime
Too Sticky! Sensory Issues with Autism written by author and autism advocate, Jen Malia and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is a wonderful book about a young autistic girl who struggles with sensory issues and overcomes her fears. An excellent book for both neurodiverse and neurotypical children to help build awareness and provide a peek into the struggles of everyday sensory issues and anxiety.Jen Malia, Autistic Author and AdvocateHer debut children’s picture book, Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism (Albert Whitman, April 2020), is about a girl who has to overcome her fear of sticky hands to participate in a slime experiment. The main character is based on her own and her daughter’s experiences living with autism and sensory issues. To read the full review of the book and learn more about Jen, visit my website here.
Author and Autism Advocate Jen Malia stops by the Pod to discuss her childhood challenges, determination to support her two children on the Spectrum, and her own diagnosis of being an Autistic adult. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 83 - Autism and Sensory Issues, with Jen Malia
(29 minutes) In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts welcome author and self-advocate Jen Malia. Jen is Associate Professor of English at Norfolk State University. Her debut children’s picture book, Too Sticky! Sensory Issues with Autism, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, is due out in April 2020 with Albert Whitman. The book is based on her own and her daughter’s experiences living with autism and sensory issues. She has written essays for the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Woman’s Day, and Glamour, among others. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and three kids. To learn more about Jen, find her on Twitter at @jenmaliabooks or visit her website at JenMalia.com.-----------------Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community. Follow Different Brains on social media:https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/
Autistic characters in modern media are important because they can educate neurotypical people about the experiences of Autistic people, if it is a well thought out character. In this episode we discuss this and much more with Dr. Jen Malia, english professor at Norfolk State University. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful. Music for this podcast was written and recorded by Megan Metzelaar. Megan is a 27 yr old part time student at UC Clermont where she is just about to earn her Associate's Degree in Biological Sciences. She has two cats that live at her mom and grandmothers house (BW and Sunshine). Megan likes to write music, sing, dance, and watch movies with her husband. She has Autism and ADHD and enjoys performing on stage as it makes her feel she is just like everyone else. Megan just created her first album "24".