In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Leslie A. Sickels, LCSW. Leslie is a licensed clinical social worker based in midtown Manhattan, and has received extensive trainings and certifications in CBT, DBT and trauma-informed practices. Her areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety, depression and trauma. Much of her work focuses on gender and sexuality as they relate to the unique concerns of individuals with ASD. Decca, Dr. Gerber, and Leslie discuss the importance of educating people on the spectrum about sex, the common misnomers society has about autism and relationships, and gender identity issue within the ASD community. For more information about Leslie A. Sickels, LCSW, visit: spectrumservicesnyc.com
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Dr. Lauren Gerber (a dually licensed Clinical and School Psychologist, and author of several books including Autism & You) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community.
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ABOUT OUR HOSTS:
BECCA LORY, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active advocate and life coach for individuals on the autism spectrum. Ms. Lory has published multiple articles along with speaking publicly about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading awareness, understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. Having spent four years supporting the autism community through non-profit work, Ms. Lory decided to branch into autism consulting, in-service trainings, and life coaching as a solo venture while developing improvisational workshops to assist adults on the spectrum with the practice of independent living skills.
LAUREN GERBER Ms. Ed., PSY. D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years experience working with children and their families. She is also the author of the books: Autism and You, Kitchen Table Therapy, and Does God Have An E-mail Address?, all of which can be found on Amazon or wherever books are sold. She currently runs her own practice in Boca Raton, Florida.
For more about Dr. Gerber, check out her website: drlaurengerber.com