Sarah Nickel on Autism and Food Competitions

May 19th, 2017 · 57 mins 34 secs

About this Episode

Sarah Nickel works with children, generally ages 3-15, who have autism. She also applies developmental psychology and behavioral analysis skills to manage her friendship with Luke. Yes, they are besties. No, it's not ALL inside jokes about their time together in Denver. But there is this one part about 35 minutes into it where we discover Luke cheated on a food competition.

Episode Links

  • Temple Grandin (Trailer) - YouTube — Biopic of Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who overcame the limitations imposed on her to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, even winning an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University.
  • Home | Autism Speaks — The Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caregivers to information, tools, and resources.
  • Adaptive Needs :: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church :: The Woodlands, TX — Our belief is that there are no disabled souls and that all persons deserve to be fully included as members of the community and all have gifts regardless of physical or cognitive limitations.  Amazing Grace Ministry exists to provide opportunities for inclusion and true fellowship for persons with special needs, their families/supports, friends, and community members.