Episode 13

Published on:

8th Jun 2023

13 | Long COVID & the Autistic Community

Welcome back! Season 2 is here!!! 🥳

Episode 13

We kick off with a huge episode where Annie talks to Autistic Physician Dr Mel Houser (she/they) about how long COVID is impacting the Autistic community and why understanding Autistic physiology is key to neuroaccessible and inclusive healthcare.

Sponsor by Yellow Ladybugs

This episode is proudly sponsored by Yellow Ladybugs with the support of the Victorian Government.

Time Stamps

01:19 Intro

03:14 Celebrating Yellow Ladybugs (show sponsor)

04:11 Annie's comments on neuroaccessible conferences


06:44 GIVEAWAY!!!

09:07 Start of Annie and Mel's chat about:
- Autistic Health
- Long COVID
- Mast Cells
- Chronic Illness
- Pacing
- Trauma
- Burnout
- Anxiety
- Privilege
- Neuronormativity
- and more!

62:52 Annie's Wrap Up

Guest: Dr Mel Houser

Follow Dr Mel Houser's incredible work and ABB community at All Brains Belong.

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Here is the guide on pacing Dr Mel talks about on the show.

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About the Podcast

Princess and the Pea Podcast
For Autistic ADHD PDA 2e Adults
Podcast launched in May 2022 by Neurodivergent Women, for Neurodivergent Women. Discussing neurodiversity, mental health, motherhood, inclusive employment, barriers to diagnosis, neurodiversity affirming health care, and more.

About your host

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Annie Crowe

Annie Crowe is a human rights lawyer and proud Autistic ADHD PDA 2e Disabled Spoonie.

In 2022, Annie founded NeuroAccess after a decade of practicing private and public law working for the Australian Government. She left her traditional employment in legal practice and public policy to focus on her community and improving the lives of neurodivergent people everywhere. Annie she speaks at national and international conferences, consults and trains professionals on neuroaccessibility, and coaches neurodivergent adults and families to build neuroaccessible lives and advocate for themselves in the many systems (health, employment, education) that too often misunderstand neuroaccess needs.

Annie is now a globally recognised voice and award-winning thought leader with her first book 'Neuroaccessibility: A Practical Guide to Building Accessibility for People Who Think Differently,' coming out in Nov 2023.

In May 2022, Annie launched this podcast and simultaneously founded not-for-profit EDNA (Eating Disorders Neurodiversity Australia) where she stepped down as CEO in Jan 2023 partially due to health reasons but mostly due to having successfully achieved her main goal of influencing the first Australian Eating Disorder Strategy (released Aug 2023). Annie continues to consult with the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) to ensure eating disorder treatment and prevention acknowledges neurodivergent people and meets our access needs.

If you or your organisation are interested in working with Annie and the NeuroAccess team please contact us at info@anniecrowe.com.au