Autism: It’s an explanation not an excuse.

September 5, 2022

Episode 238

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Description: Mil-kid, Austin, shares how explaining Autism to others helps him to fit in with other students.


This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Luke Spouses’ Club.



Austin is an active-duty Army military child of 13 years. He started the seventh grade this year, which is the fifth school he has attended so far. His family is currently stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he lives with his parents and younger sister. Austin enjoys playing the piano, running track, and entering academic competitions. As a student who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he has developed a passion for self-advocacy and helping other students find their voice to have a seat at their own table with the adults who support them.

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