1. Episode 265-From Diagnosis to Advocacy: Kadin McElwain's Inspiring Journey as an Autistic Trailblazer Sara Gullihur-Bradford aka SJ Childs 26:45

Meet Kadin McElwain, a trailblazing autistic college student, whose story of transformation from diagnosis to advocacy is nothing short of extraordinary. As we chat with Kadin, he uncovers the realities of overcoming educational barriers, defying the odds, and how his struggles fueled his drive to become a vocal advocate for both the autism and LGBTQ communities. His narrative is a powerful testament to the Resilience and potential that lies within each of us to make a meaningful impact on the world around us.

This episode is a journey through Kadin's multifaceted life, as we traverse from his early graduation triumphs to his aspirations of music PR and political leadership. The conversation touches upon the complexities of adapting to the ever-evolving digital age, with Kadin sharing his candid thoughts on AI and its societal implications. We also delve into his personal passions and the profound influence of music and advocacy work in his life. It's a heartfelt call to action, inviting listeners to join in the movement of empowering and uplifting the autism community—one where Kadin McElwain stands as a beacon of inspiration.

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Sara Bradford Podcaster, aka SJ Childs

Sara Bradford is an Autistic woman and advocate and is the CEO of SJ Childs LLC, an autism consulting business to support families. She is a member of the Autism Council of Utah and also the owner of FB Autism Advocates Support Group. She is a mother of 2, and her husband and kids are also on the autism spectrum. She is a Global Autism Speaker, as well as a Podcast Host-The SJ Childs Show Podcast. She continues to strengthen her community through local university and hospital Autism partnerships, police training, corporate autism training programs, and more. Sara is a children's book author, pen name SJ Childs. Subjects such as autism, dyslexia, physical differences, anxiety, and more. Helping children understand themselves and support their peers with neurodiverse needs. Encouraging love and inclusion in every situation.