The GIRLS IN AWE(tism) Podcast

An authentic podcast by and for girls with autism. We share stories, wisdoms, spread awareness and let our respectful curiosity take over. This is a safe place to drop your social masks and relax. We cover topics like music, art, sensory needs, friendships, school, work, gender identity, mental wellbeing and so much more! Some of our guests include girls with autism, role models and professionals (could this be you?!) Do you have an idea? Let us bring it to life! Do you want to be a guest on the podcast? Reach out! Call 08 7122 6030 or admin@dacssa.org.au Shout out to the State Government of South Australia for making this podcast possible.

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Episodes

Monday Jul 04, 2022

Kira is a mum of two! Kira lives in a regional South Australian town and talks about her experience as a parent. We reflect on childhood and Kira gives us some awesome tips for 5 things she would put in her autism toolkit!

Saturday May 07, 2022

As we farewell Autism Awareness Month, and enter Mental Health Awareness Month - this episode hits the spot to shine a light on the importance of mental health and wellbeing for people with autism! We learned about mental health, features of safe and accessible services, gender identity, self care, and how we all are a 'colour palette' of strengths and differences that make us unique and wonderful. Don't be afraid to express your authentic self and find your tribe!

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

In this episode of GIRLS IN AWE(tism) we talk to sisters Chloe and Sophia, exploring what autism means for them, ways they are different and how they support each other. We also play 'Get To Know You Jenga', a cool ice breaker game to learn more about others' experiences with autism. Chloe and Sophia explain what changes would make Australia a better place for girls with autism. "Great minds think differently" - Sophia. 

Monday Mar 21, 2022

In this special release episode, Dr. Michelle Garnett, founder of Minds & Hearts joins Maggie to journey through all things autism & girls – what autism is, how it presents for girls, current research, social masking, curiosity and respect for differences.   Michelle shares an awesome Q&A with our listeners! She explains things like sensory system, making eye contact and differences in the brain for people with autism. 

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Katia is 15 and has a musical talent. Katia and Maggie talk about friends, music and finding out about her musical superpowers. Katia writes her own songs and performs 'Summer Days' for us on the podcast!Katia reminds us to never give up, take a deep breath and keep positive! We wish Katia all the best for her musical career. 

Monday Feb 28, 2022

In this episode of GIRLS IN AWE(tism) we talk to Annie, the talented musician who wrote our podcast theme song! We loved chatting with Annie about their journey with autism and what it was like speaking up and self-advocating at work. We learned that autism can look differently for everyone. You are uniquely you and that is wonderful.

Monday Feb 21, 2022

GIRLS IN AWE(tism) is here! In Episode 1, Maggie takes to the mic to set the scene, creating a space for your show to be everything that you want it to be! A safe place to drop social masks and relax, we share stories, advice and let curiosity take over. Guests include girls with autism, role models and professionals (perhaps you?!). To get involved contact 08 7122 6030 or admin@dacssa.org.au.

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