47. Neurodiversity in Popular Cartoon Characters, with Jeff Snyder

Discover what’s possible when fiction comes to life. 

Jeff Snyder is an autism self-advocate from Massachusetts. As a public speaker, he is passionate about bringing awareness to special education and employment support. In 2020, Jeff contributed to This is Autism, a book by Jessica Leictweisz and Aidan Allman Cooper in which he gave his account of growing up with autism. Jeff is also a moderator of our Autism Knows No Borders Facebook group. 

Some of the topics we discuss in today’s conversation include neurodiversity in movie characters, dealing with sensory issues, and accommodations during school safety drills. Jeff also offers advice about how to respond to someone experiencing a sensory overload. 

For more information about Jeff Snyder, please visit: 

Jeff Snyder, Disabilities Self-Advocate 

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