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Hello and welcome to the Autism Advantage Podcast where we sit down with some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs dedicated to proving how capable people with autism really are. Our team believes that individuals with autism are an incredible untapped resource for many businesses and this show is dedicated to proving that it is not only possible to employ people with autism, but in doing so you can create a business with real competitive advantages. The Autism Advantage Podcast will not only inspire you to see the possibilities but will also help teach how you can join the autism entrepreneurship movement.
||Clean010 - Creating a Culture of Empowerment||Tom interviews Randy Lewis, the visionary behind the Walgreens Disability Inclusion program, one of the most successful corporate initiatives to employ people with autism. Randy shares an inspiring story on how the initiative transformed Walgreens as...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Will It Work? How to Test Your Business Idea||What if you could find out whether your business idea has potential or not, before you invest your time, energy and money into it? Learn what makes a business idea viable – or not – in this episode as we sit down with Paige Morrow of...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - The Business Advantages of Autism Employment||Is there really a business case for employing people with autism? You’ll find out on this interview with Bill Morris, who started a successful electronics waste recycling business where all employees are on the autism spectrum. Bill shares how he...||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Setting Up Shop & Crowdfunding||Tom interviews Tiffany Fixter, who is busy at work opening up a new microbrewery business in Denver that employs people with autism. Tiffany ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to start her venture, and shares some real talk about what it’s like...||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - How to Create Autism Jobs While Keeping Your Own||We shine the spotlight on James Emmett, a consultant that is driving change within large organizations to create employment opportunities for people with autism. James makes a case for “Intrapraneurship”: how you can tap into the resources of...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - The Reality of Starting a Business||Tom interviews Valerie Herskowitz, founder of the Chocolate Spectrum, in an honest conversation about what it really takes to build an autism enterprise. Learn from the experiences of a parent who went all in to support her son, and discover if this...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - The Poppin Joe’s Story: Building a Business on a Shoestring Budget||Tom interviews Ray Steffy, a father who defied the odds and started Poppin Joe’s Kettle Korn with his son Joe, who was diagnosed with autism and down syndrome at a young age. Ray was told repeatedly by the school system that there was nothing his...||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Starting Small: What to Do If You’re Not an Entrepreneur||Tom sits down with Wendy Kohman, a mother who overcame one of the biggest obstacles for people who want to start an autism enterprise: not being an entrepreneur by trade. Quitting your job and starting a business full-time is simply not realistic for...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - How a Mom Turned Biscotti into a Business that Employs Her Son with Autism||Tom interviews Denise Resnik, a passionate autism activist and the mother of a young man with autism named Matt. She and Matt worked together to start SMILE Biscotti, a home baking enterprise that has enabled Matt to become more independent and helps...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - The Autism Advantage: Lessons from Building a Successful Autism Enterprise||Tom interviews John D’Eri, serial entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Rising Tide Car Wash, and Dr. Michael Alessandri, Executive Director of the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at University of Miami. John shares his personal story on why...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|