65: Independence for Autistic Adults with Amalia Starr

amaliastarrAmalia is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Transition and Independent Living Coach, founder of Autism Independence Project, and mother to an independent autistic adult son. With Amalia’s forty years of firsthand experience, she specializes in transition and independence training for special needs parents.

She teaches them how to find their inner courage and the art of “letting go” to help their children reach their full potential, gain maximum independence, and find acceptance & inclusion.

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Amalia’s Story:

Amalia spent her whole life trying to understand and support her son Brandon, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 32 years old.

While Brandon was growing up,  she kept a journal which turned into a book when he was diagnosed. Amalia keeps her focus on helping parents.

Be prepared to hear some sad news on this episode of The Autism Show Podcast.

We discuss:

  • A surprise twist
  • Autism Independence Project- what it is, and how it helps parents on the spectrum.
  • Amalia’s books.
  • Learning how your adult child can live independently.
  • Great tips and many resources for parents and educators.


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