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287.Diagnosing the Austic Culture with Angela Lauria

  1. 287.Diagnosing the Austic Culture with Angela Lauria Deborah Johnson 53:53

Have you ever felt misunderstood or out of place? In this eye-opening interview, Dr. Angela Lauria shares her incredible journey of discovering her true calling after being diagnosed with autism at 39. Through personal anecdotes and profound insights, Dr. Angela reveals how this diagnosis brought clarity and transformed her life, both personally and professionally.

Join us as we delve into the characteristics of autism, dispel common misconceptions, and uncover the beauty of neurodiversity. Discover how Dr. Angela leveraged her unique strengths to help others write, publish, and promote their own stories, and how understanding her own brain’s operating system led to deeper relationships and a successful career.

Autistic individuals possess hyperconnected brains where they focus on one project and can either be a good or destructive outcome in their lives. There are many famous figures in history that Dr. Lauria believes have displayed autistic traits. In this podcast we talk about characteristics of autism and dispel some of the misconceptions.

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CHAPTERS: 00:00 – Intro 1:25 – Dr. Angela Lauria’s Story 12:02 – Life-Changing Diagnosis 16:07 – Impact of Autism Diagnosis 22:18 – Emotional Regulation Strategies 27:30 – Understanding Neurodiversity 31:05 – Stereotypes and Misconceptions 36:14 – Famous Autistic Individuals 42:20 – Inclusive Professional Settings 49:23 – How to Contact Deborah 53:30 – Outro

Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, Deborah Johnson, M.A., built multiple self-driven businesses. While many discuss career transitions and achieving success in a second act, few offer comprehensive guidance on leveraging automated content with core values and purpose. She is an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy, working mainly with those at mid-career and halftime of life. A creative powerhouse, she has released multiple books, albums, published hundreds of songs, has a thriving podcast and has written three musicals. Deborah speaks and performs for both live and virtual events.

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