Episode 5

Published on:

13th May 2023

5 | Psychologists Can Be Autistic Too

Celebrating Autistic Pride. Everyday!

Yesterday was Autistic Pride Day. A perfect weekend to post this neurodiversity-affirming episode, where I talk to fellow neurokin and autistic clinical psychologist, Dr Joey (aka @nd_psych on TikTok)!

We talk about how she came to find out about her own neurodivergence after over a decade of psychology studies and professional experience. We also discuss therapy and the importance of feeling safe to unmask. 

I loved this convo and how it had a true mix of professional and lived experience - the way it should be!

Dr Joey is a perfect example of why we need more lived experience in clinical settings and leading the research on our community.

Enjoy! x

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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.

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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